Mission Saturn: NASA’s Cassini to Capture Images of 2 Icy Moons

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NASA’s Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft will get its final look at two icy moons of Saturn— one famous and one shrouded in mystery. It will fly by the erupting moon Enceladus three times, checking out its plumes in the best detail to date. And it will take one last look at the moon Dione. While Pluto […]

Scientific Breakthrough: Astronomers Figure out Lithium Riddle in Exploding Stars

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Using two telescopes in Chile, astronomers detected tiny amounts of the chemical element lithium in Nova Centauri – a star which exploded in 2013 — the brightest nova so far this century, the European Southern Observatory said this week. Intriguingly, younger stars have more lithium than older stars. The finding is unique in the sense […]

Doppleganger Race: Jupiter Clone Spotted Chasing Solar Clone!

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Nature is full of twins, and looks like planets have them too. Scientists recently discovered Jupiter and the sun share the same galaxy as their very own doppelgängers. Interestingly, ‘HIP 11915’ – the sun-like star that not only resembles the sun, it also shares the same mass and even the same age. And the same […]

The Hubble Telescope is Being Replaced: New Advanced 2030 Telescope to Cost a Staggering 9 billion in Construction

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In the quest to look for extraterrestrial life, scientists are making way for a much advanced version of the Hubble Telescope. The new telescope is expected to be five times bigger and a 100 times more sensitive than the current telescopes NASA is using. However detailed descriptions of the new mysterious prototype are yet to […]

How was Pluto Discovered?

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While NASA’s New Horizons Mission flies by the frozen dwarf planet, snapping away and gathering data, we ought to learn more about the history of Pluto and how this planet was found at the very edge of our solar system. It was all the way back in 1930, when on the 23rd and 24th of […]

New Psychedelic Image of Sun Revealed by NuStar

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A new spectacular image released by NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) observatory has revealed a dazzling X-ray pattern being emitted by the sun. The image which was created along with Japan’s Hinode observatory where they created a composite image using combined data shows X-rays in various colors. NuStar’s high energy X-rays are viewed in […]

Lead Astronomers Positive There Are Aliens On Comet

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Philae landed on a comet, which astronomers believe could have aliens. Churyumov-Gerasimenko or more commonly known as Comet 67P has a rich organic black crust under its icy surface and this is what is leading scientists to believe that there could be the presence if living organisms. Data from the spacecraft shows that the comets […]

NASA Uses Bat Like Vision! Rainbow X-ray Echolocation to locate..

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Astronomers at NASA the Chandra X-ray Observatory are using light echoes to work out the distance of an object far beyond the limits of Earth. The technology is very much like the one bats use to locate how far an object is in dark caves. The trick is called echolocation. The creature, although not blind as […]

Hubble Telescope Allows Spectacular Sneak Peak At Gliese 436b With Massive Hydrogen Cloud

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“This cloud of hydrogen is very spectacular!” lead author David Ehrenreich of the Observatory of the University of Geneva said in a statement. The Hubble space telescope has allowed astronomers to take a peak at a distant, Neptune-sized planet throwing off a massive cloud of hydrogen gas. The huge hydrogen gas track makes the planet […]

Cannibalism in Space; Galaxy gobbles up other Smaller Cousin Galaxies!

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“We are witnessing a single recent accretion event where a medium-sized galaxy fell through the center of Messier 87, and as a consequence of the enormous gravitational tidal forces, its stars are now scattered over a region that is 100 times larger than the original galaxy!” said Ortwin Gerhard, co-author of the new study, in […]