NASA is Planning an Exoplanet Expedition by 2069
December 30, 2017
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NASA is Planning an Exoplanet Expedition by 2069

NASA is in its early stages of sending a probe to an exoplanet by 2069. The probe will travel several light years away to the Centauri system. So, NASA has a lot to do to achieve their ambitious plans. The expedition is set to mark the 100th anniversary of its first crewed Moon landing, Apollo 11. The basic outline of this...

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Astronomers Observe Giant Bubbles on Surface of Red Giant Star
December 29, 2017
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Astronomers Observe Giant Bubbles on Surface of Red Giant Star

An international team of scientists has directly observed granules on the surface of a red giant star called π1 Gruis. Granules are patterns of convection currents in the plasma of a star. ESO astronomer Claudia Paladini led the international team of scientists that made the discovery. They used the Precision...

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New Images of Near-Earth Asteroid Phaethon
December 28, 2017
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New Images of Near-Earth Asteroid Phaethon

Astronomers capture images of the second-largest asteroid in Earth’s proximity. The asteroid Paethon might be “potentially hazardous”. Astronomers concluded the new observations at the Arecibo Observatory from December 15 through 19, 2017. This asteroid is the parent body of the Geminid meteor shower of...

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SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Leaves Ghostly Glowing Trails
December 23, 2017
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SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Leaves Ghostly Glowing Trails

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lit up the evening sky over Southern California last night (Dec. 22). Thus, leaving ghostly glowing trails in the sky. So, SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched into space from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base north of Los Angeles at 5:27 p.m. PST (8:27 p.m. EST/0127 GMT). The mission from...

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Weird Planet’s Orbit is Misaligned – GJ 436b
December 22, 2017
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Weird Planet’s Orbit is Misaligned – GJ 436b

So, we are talking about the weird GJ 436b. The evaporating planet is highly elliptical and its weird behavior indicates a massive hidden presence. GJ 436b lies 33 light years from Earth and it orbits extremely close to its star. Planets in our solar system rotate tidily around in their orbits in roughly the same plane as...

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Drone on Titan, and a Comet-Chaser – 2020s Mission
December 21, 2017
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Drone on Titan, and a Comet-Chaser – 2020s Mission

NASA wants to send a drone across Saturn’s largest moon, Titan or a probe to collect samples from a duck-shaped comet. So, NASA has selected two finalists for its New Frontiers robotic mission program: a drone flying across Saturn’s largest moon, Titan and a probe to collect samples from a duck-shaped comet. There...

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Habitable Planets could Exist Around Deadly Pulsars
December 20, 2017
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Habitable Planets could Exist Around Deadly Pulsars

Usually, astronomers look for systems that could host life. But new research suggests it might be possible that habitable planets exist around pulsars. However, living in the pulsar worlds for humans would be like living in the bottom of the sea. So, not very friendly to us. Such planets must have an enormous atmosphere that...

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New Horizons Next Target Might Have One Moon
December 19, 2017
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New Horizons Next Target Might Have One Moon

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft’s next target might have another object orbiting it. The spacecraft will arrive at its destination in 2019. The New Horizons probe got famous for its flyby of Pluto in 2015. That mission helped astronomers get a better idea of the dwarf planet, thus, allowing them to take a closer look...

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Artificial Intelligence Helps NASA Discover Eighth Planet Around a Star
December 18, 2017
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Artificial Intelligence Helps NASA Discover Eighth Planet Around a Star

It’s the first time that astronomers are using artificial intelligence to discover planets. NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope made the new discovery. So, our solar system doesn’t have the most planets anymore. Kepler telescope discovered an eighth planet orbiting around a Sun-like star 2,545 light-years from Earth....

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US, Russian, Japanese Crew Take Off For International Space Station
December 17, 2017
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US, Russian, Japanese Crew Take Off For International Space Station

The Soyuz capsule, carrying a trio of U.S., Japanese and Russian astronauts, has blasted off to the International Space Station. Anton Shkaplerov, Norishige Kanai, and Scott Tingle launched at 1:23 p.m. (0723 GMT; 2:23 a.m. EST). The rocket blasted off on Sunday from Russia’s manned space-launch complex in Baikonur,...

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