More Support For the Existence of Planet Nine
February 28, 2019
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More Support For the Existence of Planet Nine

Planet Nine could really exist! New research suggests the putative world might orbit around the sun at an average distance of 600 astronomical units (AU). Three years ago, Caltech astronomers Konstantin Batygin and Mike Brown announced their hypothesis for the existence of a ninth planet in our solar system. So, now they are...

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The New Telescope Could Find More Than 1,000 Planets
February 26, 2019
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The New Telescope Could Find More Than 1,000 Planets

NASA’s new telescope, WFIRST, will give humans the largest, deepest, clearest picture of the universe since Hubble Space Telescope. NASA has scheduled the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) to launch next year. Experts hope it will help unravel some of the biggest mysteries of the universe. The new...

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Curiosity Rover is Back to Work after a Reset
February 23, 2019
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Curiosity Rover is Back to Work after a Reset

Just days after NASA gave up on the Opportunity rover, they had to pause scientific work of the Curiosity probe after a sudden ‘hiccup’ during boot-up. NASA announced Friday that Curiosity experienced a “hiccup during boot-up” the previous Friday. This triggered the rover to go into safe mode and interrupted...

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Japanese Spacecraft Fires Bullet into Asteroid
February 22, 2019
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Japanese Spacecraft Fires Bullet into Asteroid

Japanese spacecraft touched down briefly on the Ryugu asteroid, fired a bullet, collected pieces of the ejected material and ascended from the space rock. Yesterday (Feb. 21; Feb. 22 Japan time) the Hayabusa2 probe successfully landed on an asteroid 300 million kilometers away. The spacecraft fired a 0.2-ounce (5 grams)...

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Earth’s Atmosphere Stretches Beyond the Moon
February 20, 2019
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Earth’s Atmosphere Stretches Beyond the Moon

Observations show the distant cloud of hydrogen atoms that make up the outermost part of Earth’s atmosphere stretches beyond the Moon. So, according to a new study, this gaseous layer that wraps around Earth, known as geocorona, reaches up to 391,464 miles (630,000 kilometers) away, or 50 times the diameter of our planet....

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Huge Remnant Found Around an Exploding Star
February 18, 2019
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Huge Remnant Found Around an Exploding Star

Astrophysicists discover the first-ever evidence of a huge remnant formed around an exploding star – a shell of material almost 400 light-years across. A small, dense dying star, about as massive as the Sun yet only slightly bigger than the Earth, has been constantly erupting for millions of years. We are talking about a...

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NASA Is Going Back To Moon But This Time to Stay
February 17, 2019
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NASA Is Going Back To Moon But This Time to Stay

NASA is going back to the Moon using commercial operators. But this time, the US space agency says it will be there to stay. It’s been almost 50 years since humans first set foot on the moon. And since that historic time, space exploration has experienced tremendous progress. “It’s important that we get back...

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NASA’s Opportunity Rover Officially Finishes its Mission
February 13, 2019
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NASA’s Opportunity Rover Officially Finishes its Mission

After 15 years of exploration, NASA’s Opportunity rover finally concludes a successful mission. It was the longest-lasting robot on another planet ever. NASA declared its Opportunity Mars rover dead today (Feb. 13), more than eight months after the solar-powered robot went silent during a raging dust storm on the Red...

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Research Finds Sun’s Magnetic Waves Behave Differently Than Believed
February 08, 2019
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Research Finds Sun’s Magnetic Waves Behave Differently Than Believed

A team of physicists at Northumbria University, UK, has found that the Sun’s magnetic waves behave differently than believed. Researchers have reported their findings in Nature Astronomy. Northumbria University’s Dr. Richard Morton and colleagues examined data gathered over a 10-year period. So, they found...

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SpaceX Just Fired its Mars Rocket Engine
February 04, 2019
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SpaceX Just Fired its Mars Rocket Engine

SpaceX has test-fired the flight version of its new Raptor rocket engine for the first time. Thus, taking another step toward Mars. SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk announced the test in a series of tweets yesterday (Feb. 3). “First firing of Starship Raptor flight engine! So proud of great work by @SpaceX team!!”...

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