NASA: Pluto’s moons are going to get ‘geeky’ sci-fi names!

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While people get excited as new updates on Pluto emerge, astronomers are busy thinking up names for it’s moon. And yes, those names are going to be geeky! NASA has kept the naming process public. Predictably, the result was a dream for sci-fi fans everywhere. According to the International Astronomical Union – the official governing […]

Plutonium Propels Us To Pluto! Where no Spaceship Has…

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All hail Plutonium! The metal has been under the spotlightfor being the only metal that does not stick to magnets. And now it turns out this super metal is what skyrocketed us all the way to Pluto – at the very edge of the solar system. The planet Pluto, and its sister planet Charon, were […]

New Horizon Discovers Pluto’s Real Size As It Nears The Dwarf Planet

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NASA scientists have announced that through the data received by New Horizon, they have estimated the size of Pluto and it turns out that Pluto is bigger than initially thought. New Horizon, which is all set for its flyby on July 14th, has zeroed in on the diameter of the dwarf planet to be 1,473 […]

NASA gets the best click of the dwarf planet taken till date

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NASA’s New Horizon spacecraft sends back more images of Pluto as it nears the icy planet; it sent back a stunning image on Tuesday when it was just 8 million km away from Pluto. By Thursday the spacecraft had moved within 6 million km of the dwarf planet as it prepares for its flyby scheduled […]

Want To Name Objects On Pluto ?

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NASA scientists have already started planning on what they will name the new moons of Pluto. NASA is expecting its New Horizon spacecraft to span out every part of Pluto including finding new moons they have never seen before. Scientists unfortunately cannot just name the moons as they are spotted; inspiration from the images is […]

Stunning Photo of ISS Captured in 0.33 second by Amateur Photographer – all the way from Earth!

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If you were that photographer right now, you would simply be over the moon! It’s not easy to spot the International Space Station whizzing across the sky at 0.6 miles per hour with normal human vision. But an amateur photographer Dylan O’Donnell shocked all by snapping a stunning photograph of the station all the way […]

NASA: Tuesday Earth Gets Crucial ‘Leap Second’

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Reschedule all those extra chores and ‘to do lists’ for June 30 – you are in for an extra second! Officially NASA says it’s going to be the second longest day of the year because an extra second, or ‘leap’ second, will be added to the day. “Earth’s rotation is gradually slowing down a bit, […]

Over the moon at getting an extra second? But turns out Earth is slowing down…

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30 June, Tuesday, will be one second longer than any other day this year—and the longest day since 2012. That’s because, as Nasa explains, a “leap second” will be added to the clocks to account for the fact that the Earth’s rotation is gradually slowing down. While it’s highly fascinating that we get one extra […]

Neemo Mission: NASA International team dive deep into the Atlantic Ocean!

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Underwater habitat maybe the closest to zero gravity conditions of outer space according to NASA. If you’re one of those crazy, space enthusiast who can’t wait to hop onto the next rocket ship headed for the Moon, then start your dream with deep sea diving! National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is once again venturing […]

Oklahoma: Jupiter and Venus will put on spectacular show this week…

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Venus and Jupiter have been inching closer together in the western sky in the evening this month. Astronomers at Sky & Telescope claim that they are now the brightest spots in the sky – after the Sun and Moon of course! On June 1st, they were 20° apart in the sky, about twice the width […]