Back with a bang, Pluto leaves a mark!

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NASA’s planetary scientists boost claims of supporters of Pluto’s readmission as a full-blown planet in our solar system. Data revealed Pluto to be geologically active, creating new features on the surface by glacier plains of nitrogen ice. “With flowing ices, exotic surface chemistry, mountain ranges, and vast haze, Pluto is showing a diversity of planetary […]

NASA Boffin: Time for Pluto to be Crowned ‘Planet’ Again…

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NASA’s New Horizons has sent exciting waves in the astronomy world by revealing a side of Pluto never seen before. Latest images from the mission reveal the planet is not just an icy, inert wasteland at the edge of the solar system – in fact it is geologically active, with new glacier plains of nitrogen […]

NASA: New Pluto Images Reveal A New ‘Living’ side to Pluto…

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“Pluto has a very interesting history, and there is a lot of work that we need to do to understand this very complicated place,” New Horizons principal investigator Alan Stern said during a press briefing Friday. You would imagine the last item at the back of the fridge wouldn’t be as exciting – however, it […]

Earth-like planets could exist in our nearest solar system; but they might be too hot to support life

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Twin Earth-like exoplanets could exist in the Alpha Centauri solar system, just 4.3 light years away from the Milky Way. Although the two planets are likely too close to their star – and therefore too hot – to support life, astronomers believe it suggests the beginning of a more extensive string of worlds. Some of […]

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 […]

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 […]

 Life On Mars Caught In Opal Deposits?

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A new study conducted by the University of Glasgow provides evidence for life forms on planet Mars. Researchers have discovered traces of opal gemstones on the surface of the Red Planet. Scientist Martin Lee and his team examined a Martian meteorite that had fallen in Egypt in 1911 by using a scanning electron microscope. The […]

NASA’s Rover Opportunity Accomplishes Martian Marathon!

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After 11 years in space NASA’s rover Opportunity has now officially and finally completed a marathon on Mars. Last week a video was released by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, using the time-lapse feature, which shows the rover’s point of view as it covers an area of 26.2 miles of Mars surface. The total journey was […]

NASA’s New Horizon All Fixed Up And Ready To Reach Pluto!

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All systems are up and ready as New Horizon is back on schedule for its flyby of Pluto on July 14th. With nine days left for NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft to flyby Pluto, Scientists were very upset when on Saturday the spacecraft suffered a computer malfunction. A statement was released by NASA on Sunday in […]