NASA Touching Sun: Space Agency Announces Historic Mission
May 31, 2017
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NASA Touching Sun: Space Agency Announces Historic Mission

In a bid to unlock the mysteries of the corona, NASA has announced its first mission to fly directly into the sun’s atmosphere. NASA’s upcoming sun-studying mission has been renamed the Parker Solar Probe, agency officials announced today (May 31). The new name honors pioneering University of Chicago...

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China Is Testing ‘Lunar Palace’ For Future Moon Base
May 31, 2017
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China Is Testing ‘Lunar Palace’ For Future Moon Base

China opened a training center on Wednesday called “lunar palace” and is trying to prepare astronauts to land on the moon sometime in the 2030s. China is testing the ability of astronauts to stay on the moon for longer periods. Some astronautics research students from Beihang University are starting a year-long...

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Everything You Need to Know About a Mars Trip
May 30, 2017
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Everything You Need to Know About a Mars Trip

Currently, the only way we can get people on Mars within the next 20 years, is a ‘one way’ trip to the red planet. But, at some point in the future, this in no way excludes the possibility of a return flight. It is likely that technological progress will make this less complex down the line. Also, once the planet is...

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Large Magellanic Cloud: A Galaxy Within A Galaxy
May 29, 2017
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Large Magellanic Cloud: A Galaxy Within A Galaxy

The Large Magellanic Cloud is a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way nearly 200,000 light-years from Earth. The LMC is the third closest galaxy to the Milky Way. In fact the galaxy is thought to be orbiting inside the Milky Way. Vast clouds of gas within it slowly collapse to form new stars. From the Tarantula Nebula, the...

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NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Gets Into The Most Dangerous Dive So Far!
May 29, 2017
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NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Gets Into The Most Dangerous Dive So Far!

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft finished its sixth and most dangerous dive between Saturn and its rings on May 28. This plunging has been described as one of the most dangerous so far. That’s because the spacecraft made it’s direct dive through the D ring of the ringed planet which is exceedingly faint and located...

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Check Out How Many Moons Exist Around Our Solar System
May 28, 2017
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Check Out How Many Moons Exist Around Our Solar System

Our lovely home, Earth has just one beautiful moon. Some planets have much more of them, while others are left without. So, how many moons exist out there? Let’s visit all the moons in order from the sun! Mercury and Venus The first ones are Mercury and Venus. Neither of them has a moon. Because Mercury is so close to...

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What is Dark Energy?
May 28, 2017
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What is Dark Energy?

Dark energy is an unknown form of energy which is hypothesized to permeate all of the space. It tends to accelerate the expansion of the universe. So, we basically don’t really know what is it. In 1929, American astronomer Edwin Hubble studied exploding stars known as supernovae to determine that the universe is...

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What Happens When Galaxies Collide With Each Other
May 27, 2017
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What Happens When Galaxies Collide With Each Other

Interactions between galaxies are quite normal, especially between giant and satellite galaxies. Two galaxies are drawn together by forces they can’t see but they can feel. It’s a mutual gravitational attraction. Because of this, galaxies come too close to one another, to the point where the gravity of the...

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What Are Satellite Galaxies?
May 27, 2017
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What Are Satellite Galaxies?

Our sun is one of a massive collection of stars in the Milky Way galaxy, while every star orbits the center of the galaxy. But these hundreds of billions of stars are not the only big things orbiting the center of the galaxy. A whole galaxy can orbit the center of another bigger galaxy. Astronomers call these kinds of...

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NASA’s Solar Observatory Just Caught An Awesome Solar Eclipse
May 27, 2017
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NASA’s Solar Observatory Just Caught An Awesome Solar Eclipse

On May 25, 2017, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory had a little surprise. They saw the moon blocking out the sun in a solar eclipse. “The lunar transit lasted almost an hour, between 2:24 and 3:17 p.m. EDT, with the moon covering about 89 percent of the sun at the peak of its journey across the sun’s...

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