Weird Winds Defy the Laws of Science in a Hot Planet
January 31, 2018
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Weird Winds Defy the Laws of Science in a Hot Planet

Astronomers found the hottest spot. Their discovery could help them better understand how winds blow on “hot Jupiters” or massive gas giants. In 2007 astronomers discovered a giant, gaseous exoplanet named CoRot-2b. It orbits its host star in less than three days. Astronomers often classify planets like this as...

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Three Super-Earths Found Orbiting Cool Dwarf Star
January 30, 2018
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Three Super-Earths Found Orbiting Cool Dwarf Star

Astronomers have found three super-Earths orbiting around a cool star called LP 415-17. They used data from the NASA Kepler spacecraft’s reborn K2 mission. They have achieved this discovery using data from the NASA Kepler spacecraft’s reborn K2 mission. The finding is reported January 18 in a paper published on the arXiv...

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Top 5 Space Websites in the Internet
January 29, 2018
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Top 5 Space Websites in the Internet

Space is beautiful and captivating. Not so many people get to experience the beauty of it. However, technology and the web can send you to the farthest reaches. So, we made a short list of five of the best space websites out there. Here’s the list for space and beyond: NASA NASA’s website is for sure the father of them...

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Future Landers Could Sink on Jupiter’s Moon Europa
January 29, 2018
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Future Landers Could Sink on Jupiter’s Moon Europa

Jupiter’s moon Europa has an icy crust, under which lies an entire ocean. However, a new study suggests that its surface might be extremely porous. In 2017, NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) announced they are planning a joint mission to land in Europa. Scientists believe it could host extraterrestrial life. NASA...

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The Definition of a ‘Planet’ Might be Changed
January 24, 2018
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The Definition of a ‘Planet’ Might be Changed

Astrophysicist proposes a new definition of a Planet. At present, there’s confusion regarding whether the biggest planets really are planets. Kevin Schlaufman, an astrophysicist at Johns Hopkins University, has brought up a new definition in a paper published in the Astrophysical Journal on Monday. He suggests...

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Hubble Caught a Stunning Photo of Cartwheel Galaxy
January 23, 2018
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Hubble Caught a Stunning Photo of Cartwheel Galaxy

NASA/ESA’s (European Space Agency) Hubble Space Telescope captured an amazing view of the Cartwheel Galaxy. A violent galactic collision reshaped it. About 100 million years ago, a smaller galaxy has passed right through a large disk galaxy. Thus, producing shock waves that swept up gas and dust – much like the...

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Big Scary Asteroid is NOT Hitting Earth in February
January 22, 2018
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Big Scary Asteroid is NOT Hitting Earth in February

So, on Feb. 4 a scary asteroid larger than any skyscraper yet built will pass by Earth. It will be approaching within about 10 times the distance from Earth to the moon. The asteroid will be about 2.6 million miles (4.2 million kilometers) at the closest point. The giant space rock is about 0.3 to 0.75 miles (0.5 to 1.2 km)...

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Astronomers Discover Supermassive Black Hole that “Burps”
January 17, 2018
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Astronomers Discover Supermassive Black Hole that “Burps”

Supermassive black holes reside at the center of most, if not all, massive galaxies. Astronomers recently discovered a supermassive black hole that “burps”. It lies approximately 900 million light-years from Earth, in a galaxy called SDSS J1354+1327 (J1354 for short). The work, presented at the Washington, D.C.,...

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‘Cosmos’ to Return for Season 2 with Possible Worlds
January 15, 2018
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‘Cosmos’ to Return for Season 2 with Possible Worlds

Wonderful news for space fans. “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” has been renewed for a second season. So, yesterday (Jan. 13), Fox and National Geographic announced that the series will return in the spring of 2019. Neil deGrasse Tyson, the astrophysicist and host of the Emmy Award-nominated “Star Talk,”...

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Citizen Scientists Discover a Multi-Planet System
January 14, 2018
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Citizen Scientists Discover a Multi-Planet System

For the first time, citizen scientists discover a five-exoplanet system with super-earths, using Kepler data. Exoplanet Explorers is a project where citizen scientists discover different exoplanets. Thus, studying the physical features of these planets, such as their atmosphere, density, and chemistry. However, this is the...

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