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An Asteroid Just Broke Up Over Africa
June 04, 2018
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An Asteroid Just Broke Up Over Africa

NASA discovered an asteroid on a collision-course with Earth. Just hours after discovery, the object disintegrated above Earth. The boulder-sized space rock slammed into the Earth’s atmosphere Saturday (June 2). The US space agency first detected the boulder when it was as far away as the Moon’s orbit. The asteroid...

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Key to Finding Aliens Is Hiding in the Stratosphere
May 27, 2018
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Key to Finding Aliens Is Hiding in the Stratosphere

Stratosphere is a harsh, dry, cold, ultraviolet-drenched environment with low pressure. Studying it may give us a new perspective on life on other planets. So, the stratosphere is the atmospheric zone that lies directly above the dynamic troposphere where we live. When we fly on a plane over 35,000 feet, we are...

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NASA Camera Melted During Rocket Launch but Photos Survived
May 24, 2018
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NASA Camera Melted During Rocket Launch but Photos Survived

A DSLR camera melted on Tuesday, May 22, during SpaceX’s latest Falcon 9 rocket launch. The camera belongs to NASA photographer Bill Ingalls. On May 22 Ingalls traveled to California to photograph the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch two spacecraft into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base northwest of Santa Barbara. The...

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Star Turns into a Black Hole Before Hubble’s Eyes
May 19, 2018
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Star Turns into a Black Hole Before Hubble’s Eyes

Hubble just witnessed the birth of a black hole for the first time. But astronomers didn’t expect this kind of unusual birth. Usually, when a massive star expands its fuel, its core collapses into a dense object. Thus, sending the rest of its gas outward in an event is called a supernova. However, this was not the case...

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Baby Stars Found Just 250 Million Years after Big Bang
May 16, 2018
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Baby Stars Found Just 250 Million Years after Big Bang

An international team of astronomers found evidence of baby stars formed only 250 million years after big bang. They used ALMA telescope. So, using instruments at the ALMA observatory in Chile, astronomers were able to observe a distant galaxy called MACS1149-JD1. This galaxy lies 13.28 billion light-years away and its stars...

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Uranus’ Cloud Tops Smell Rotten Eggs
April 24, 2018
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Uranus’ Cloud Tops Smell Rotten Eggs

An international team of astronomers using the Gemini North Telescope on Hawaii’s Maunakea have detected hydrogen sulfide. This gas gives rotten eggs their unpleasant smell. They have detected this kind of gas throughout the upper atmosphere of Uranus. Scientists have long debated whether hydrogen sulfide or ammonia dominate...

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First Luxury Space Hotel Scheduled to Launch in 2021
April 08, 2018
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First Luxury Space Hotel Scheduled to Launch in 2021

Tourists will now be able to have a nice vacation 200 miles above the Earth. Orion Span plans to launch a luxury space hotel to orbit Earth in 2021. Orion Span is a startup company based in Houston which aims to loft its “Aurora Station” in late 2021. The single-module commercial space station will start...

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Astronomers Spot 72 Weird Cosmic Flashes
April 06, 2018
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Astronomers Spot 72 Weird Cosmic Flashes

Astronomers from the University of Southampton, UK, have found 72 unusual cosmic flashes. The event has stunned astronomers. So, astronomers were conducting a survey for supernovas – the dramatic explosion that happens after a massive star dies. During the study, they witnessed 72 powerful flashes of light. Researchers...

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Ten Thousand Black Holes Hiding in the Center of the Milky Way
April 04, 2018
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Ten Thousand Black Holes Hiding in the Center of the Milky Way

A recent study suggests that the center of the Milky Way is hiding about ten thousand black holes. But we have never previously been able to see them. For decades astronomers have suspected there might be a host of smaller black holes. All of them surrounding the supermassive one, Sagittarius A*, that sits at the center of...

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NASA Developing Robot Bees for Exploring Mars
April 03, 2018
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NASA Developing Robot Bees for Exploring Mars

NASA is funding a project that will study the feasibility of using robot bees to study the Martian environment. A team of researchers from the University of Alabama and Japan is developing a new kind of Mars explorer. So, NASA is now funding their project called Marsbees. They have awarded the team $125,000. “The NIAC...

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