Earthworms Thrive in a Simulated Mars Soil
November 30, 2017
Entertainment

Earthworms Thrive in a Simulated Mars Soil

A Dutch biologist, Wieger Wamelink, experimented with worms in a simulated Mars soil. He found two baby earthworms twisting around the soil. Because we currently don’t have real soil from the red planet, Mr. Wamelink obtained the simulant soil from NASA. The American space agency fetched that dirt from a volcano in Hawaii...

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SpaceX to Send Cargo to the Space Station on a Used Rocket
November 30, 2017
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SpaceX to Send Cargo to the Space Station on a Used Rocket

NASA confirms that SpaceX will fly the next batch of supplies on a used Falcon 9 rocket. It already flew once back in June. NASA announced the news in a meeting on Wednesday. This is the first time for SpaceX reuse a rocket for NASA. The launch will happen in early December from Kennedy Space Center. It is also the first...

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Infant Stars Found Near the Supermassive Black Hole of our Galaxy
November 29, 2017
Galaxy

Infant Stars Found Near the Supermassive Black Hole of our Galaxy

Astronomers have found telltale signs of 11 low-mass stars. They are forming ONLY three light-years away from the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole. This discovery is really surprising because at this proximity conditions are harsh. Thus, star formation there is really hard to imagine. At such a distance, the supermassive...

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The most Detailed Image of Small Magellanic Cloud
November 29, 2017
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The most Detailed Image of Small Magellanic Cloud

Radio telescope caught the most detailed image of the Small Magellanic Cloud. It reveals secrets of how it formed and how it is likely to evolve. The image highlights the atomic hydrogen gas in the Small Magellanic Cloud. It will help researchers understand the galaxy’s evolution. The Small Magellanic Cloud is a dwarf...

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RemoveDebris: Space Junk Removal Mission Prepares for Launch
November 29, 2017
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RemoveDebris: Space Junk Removal Mission Prepares for Launch

RemoveDebris is a spacecraft that will test varying methods to remove space garbage. Now, it is ready for a launch. RemoveDebris is an EU (European Union) space-junk-wrangling spacecraft. It will use a harpoon and net to demonstrate active removal of orbital debris. A consortium of 10 European companies has developed the...

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Russian Cosmonaut Found Bacteria on ISS and might NOT be from Earth
November 28, 2017
Entertainment

Russian Cosmonaut Found Bacteria on ISS and might NOT be from Earth

Russian cosmonaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) says he has found bacteria on the hull of the space station. Cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov says he found bacteria clinging to the external surface of the International Space Station. Astronauts didn’t found bacteria at the launch of the ISS. So, it’s not...

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Russia Lost Contact with Meteor-M Satellite Launched Hours Earlier
November 28, 2017
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Russia Lost Contact with Meteor-M Satellite Launched Hours Earlier

Just hours after launching a satellite into space, Russia has lost contact. Soyuz-2 spacecraft was carrying Meteor-M satellite and 18 additional small satellites. Russia’s Roscosmos said they’ve lost contact with the Meteor-M satellite without even reaching its designated orbit. It said their experts were...

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Two Enormous ‘Starburst’ Galaxies on a Collision Course
November 27, 2017
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Two Enormous ‘Starburst’ Galaxies on a Collision Course

Two incredibly massive ‘starburst’ galaxies are on their course of an extreme merger. Astronomers call the galactic pair ADFS-27. This extremely rare event occurs almost 13 billion light-years away, in the constellation Dorado. So, the galactic pair formed when the universe was just one billion years old....

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This is the Largest Structure in the Universe
November 27, 2017
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This is the Largest Structure in the Universe

The universe is tremendously big. So, somewhere in the deepness, you can find unimaginably big structures. Thus, making us look very insignificant. In November 2013 astronomers have found an enormously large structure. It would take you 10 billion light-years to cross it. Astronomers call this structure ‘Hercules-Corona...

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This is what Happens when Black Holes Collide
November 27, 2017
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This is what Happens when Black Holes Collide

So, a black hole is a collapsed core of a very big star. Their gravity is so strong, as we know, even light can’t escape. However, black holes can collide. In the early 20th century, Einstein predicted that gravity is a distortion of spacetime. He also predicted that massive objects moving through spacetime should...

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