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NASA Reveals Asteroid Bennu Spews Particles Into Space
March 20, 2019
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NASA Reveals Asteroid Bennu Spews Particles Into Space

Asteroid Bennu turns out to be cooler than we have thought. NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft observes particle plumes erupting from the asteroid’s surface. OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has been observing the near-Earth asteroid Bennu since December 31st, 2018. The space rock is slightly wider than the Empire State Building....

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Massive Meteor Exploded In Earth’s Atmosphere But No One Noticed
March 19, 2019
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Massive Meteor Exploded In Earth’s Atmosphere But No One Noticed

A bus-sized meteor exploded in Earth’s atmosphere on Dec. 18, 2018, with an impact energy of roughly 10 atomic bombs. It happened without any warning! During the last year’s cold December scientists observed a meteor explosion over the Bering Sea. It’s the second largest fireball of its kind to occur this...

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A Sleeping Magnetar Star Just Woke Up
March 15, 2019
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A Sleeping Magnetar Star Just Woke Up

An odd magnetar star has woken up after a decade of radio silence. The spinning star is now spitting bright flashes of radio waves at us again. A team of British/German astronomers has turned its telescopes toward a radio magnetar known as XTE J1810–197. This dense spinning star turned on in December 2018 after an almost...

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83 Supermassive Black Holes Discovered in the Early Universe
March 14, 2019
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83 Supermassive Black Holes Discovered in the Early Universe

Astronomers have peered back some 13 billion years to a time just after the Big Bang. Therefore, discovering a swarm of supermassive black holes. Astronomers from Japan, Taiwan and Princeton University were hunting quasars. So, they found 83 of them powered by supermassive black holes from a time when the universe was less...

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NASA Observes Moving Water on the Moon
March 12, 2019
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NASA Observes Moving Water on the Moon

The Moon isn’t as dry as we thought! NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has spotted “moving water molecules” around the near side of the Moon. Last year, scientists confirmed the presence of ice near the Moon’s poles. And more recently we’ve learned that liquid water does indeed exist within the lunar...

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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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