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We Have Sent a Message to a Nearby Planet
November 17, 2017
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We Have Sent a Message to a Nearby Planet

Last month, scientists and artists sent a message to GJ 273, a red dwarf star. The signal will be there in about a dozen of years. The red dwarf is also known as Luyten’s star that lies 12.36 light-years from us. There are two planets in the GJ 273 system, one of which, GJ 273b, may be capable of supporting life as we...

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Astronomers Find Twenty New, Possibly Habitable Worlds
November 13, 2017
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Astronomers Find Twenty New, Possibly Habitable Worlds

All of these newly discovered planets might be possibly habitable worlds. That’s because they all orbit within the habitable zone around their star. The Kepler space telescope has made an absolutely incredible number of discoveries. The telescope is hunting for more than eight years. A group of international researchers...

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Giant Object is Found at the Heart of our Galaxy | Unclear if it is a Star or a Planet
November 12, 2017
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Giant Object is Found at the Heart of our Galaxy | Unclear if it is a Star or a Planet

Astronomers have discovered a giant object roaming around the “galactic bulge”, in the heart of the Milky Way. It’s so big it might not actually be a planet. The massive alien world circles a star located 22,000 light years away, at the center of the Milky Way’s bulge. Astronomers call this giant...

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Astronomers Discover the Most Ancient Galaxy on Record
November 06, 2017
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Astronomers Discover the Most Ancient Galaxy on Record

The deeper in space you look, the farther in time you travel. This time, astronomers have found the most ancient galaxy to date. A team of astronomers at the Swinburne University of Technology and The Australian National University (ANU) made this discovery. ANU is a part of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence...

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Monster Planet Found Orbiting Tiny Star Leaves Astronomers Baffled
November 01, 2017
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Monster Planet Found Orbiting Tiny Star Leaves Astronomers Baffled

An international collaboration of researchers found a monster planet orbiting a tiny star. So, astronomers might rethink their theories of how planets form. This monster planet, known as NGTS-1b, is the size of Jupiter. It orbits an ultracool dwarf star half the size of the sun. The planet NGTS-1b lies 600 light-years from our...

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These Weird Space Sounds Compiled by NASA will Give You Goosebumps
October 30, 2017
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These Weird Space Sounds Compiled by NASA will Give You Goosebumps

Just in time for Halloween, NASA published this compilation of weird space sounds. NASA published this impressive playlist on their Soundcloud account. So, there are plenty of spacecraft roaming the Universe. These weird space sounds come from the farthest reaches of space. It is obvious, that the sound in the vacuum of space...

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It Snows Sunscreen in this Extra Weird Planet – Hubble Discovers
October 28, 2017
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It Snows Sunscreen in this Extra Weird Planet – Hubble Discovers

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is continuing to amaze us with the discoveries of so many weird exoplanets. In this weird planet, it snows sunscreen. This time, the legendary telescope has found a scorching hot planet outside our solar system where it “snows” titanium dioxide. This ingredient is the most active...

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Mysterious Visitor from Far, Far Away Enters Solar System
October 27, 2017
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Mysterious Visitor from Far, Far Away Enters Solar System

Astronomers have likely spotted a mysterious visitor entering the solar system from interstellar space for the first time ever. Just a month ago, astronomers observed a tiny blip of light moving through the sky. They observed it through the PanSTARRS1 telescope in Hawaii. Observations published by the by the International...

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Our Home Supercluster – Laniakea (VIDEO)
October 07, 2017
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Our Home Supercluster – Laniakea (VIDEO)

We live in a cosmic web. Galaxies gather in clusters and along filaments and large regions referred to as voids, separate them. Laniakea is our home supercluster. The Sun lives in what’s called the Orion arm in our spiral-armed Milky Way galaxy. Our galaxy is part of a collection of a few dozen galaxies called the Local...

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NASA’s Hubble Telescope Captures Stars Forming Just After The Big Bang
July 11, 2017
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NASA’s Hubble Telescope Captures Stars Forming Just After The Big Bang

Through a natural magnifying glass, astronomers have obtained images 10 times sharper than what Hubble Telescope could achieve on its own.  The results show an edge-on disk galaxy studded with brilliant patches of newly formed stars. Hubble Telescope brought images that reveal star-forming knots of newborn stars only 200 to...

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