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Hubble Discovers A Dead Galaxy That Was Wasted A Long Time Ago
June 25, 2017
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Hubble Discovers A Dead Galaxy That Was Wasted A Long Time Ago

This new, discovered dead galaxy stopped making new stars just a few billion years after the big bang. This Dead galaxy was not so easy to be found. That’s because objects in the distant universe appear small and difficult to see. So, astronomers need to see them through a cosmic magnifying glass. Using the Hubble Space...

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This Is How Earth And The Solar System Are Moving Through Space
June 16, 2017
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This Is How Earth And The Solar System Are Moving Through Space

We live in our lovely home, Earth, which spins on its axis and revolves around the Sun. Our star orbits in an ellipse around the center of the Milky Way and everything is moving through space. The Milky Way is on a collision course with another galaxy. Our galaxy is being pulled towards the Andromeda within our local group. The...

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Earth And Its Parent Galaxy Live In A Cosmic Void
June 16, 2017
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Earth And Its Parent Galaxy Live In A Cosmic Void

According to a study, we live in a cosmic void, which is a region of space largely devoid of other galaxies, stars, and planets. If our universe were a sponge, the milky way would dwell in one of the spongy holes. These cosmic voids are part of the large-scale structure of the universe. Once scientists thought that Earth was...

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Top 4 Potentially Habitable Planets
June 05, 2017
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Top 4 Potentially Habitable Planets

This is a list of some of the exoplanets that are more likely to have a rocky composition and maintain surface liquid water. Potentially habitable. And the list goes as the following: 4. Kepler-452b Differently known as (KOI-7016.01) is an exoplanet orbiting the Sun-like star Kepler-452. It’s about 1,400 light-years...

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The 5 Largest Exoplanets So Far Discovered
June 04, 2017
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The 5 Largest Exoplanets So Far Discovered

We have made a list of the five largest exoplanets so far discovered around the Universe. Also, all of the following planets are larger than Jupiter. The largest planet in our Solar System is Jupiter. Since gas weighs much less than a rock, and gravity is the reason planets form, gas giant planets are much larger than rocky...

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A Waterworld Exoplanet With Clouds
June 04, 2017
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A Waterworld Exoplanet With Clouds

Astronomers have discovered a warm Neptune-sized waterworld exoplanet that appears to have water and clouds. The planet is called HAT-P-26b. This waterworld exoplanet is orbiting a dwarf-star approximately 437 light-years from Earth. Also, the planet is thought to have an atmosphere composed entirely of hydrogen and helium....

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LIGO Detects A Third Black Hole Collision
June 03, 2017
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LIGO Detects A Third Black Hole Collision

Scientists have detected a black hole collision. It lies some 3 billion light-years away, much farther than the previous two discoveries. This is the third time since 2015 that these space-time vibrations known as gravitational waves from the merger of a pair of giant black holes has been observed via an instrument called...

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Large Magellanic Cloud: A Galaxy Within A Galaxy
May 29, 2017
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Large Magellanic Cloud: A Galaxy Within A Galaxy

The Large Magellanic Cloud is a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way nearly 200,000 light-years from Earth. The LMC is the third closest galaxy to the Milky Way. In fact the galaxy is thought to be orbiting inside the Milky Way. Vast clouds of gas within it slowly collapse to form new stars. From the Tarantula Nebula, the...

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What Happens When Galaxies Collide With Each Other
May 27, 2017
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What Happens When Galaxies Collide With Each Other

Interactions between galaxies are quite normal, especially between giant and satellite galaxies. Two galaxies are drawn together by forces they can’t see but they can feel. It’s a mutual gravitational attraction. Because of this, galaxies come too close to one another, to the point where the gravity of the...

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What Are Satellite Galaxies?
May 27, 2017
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What Are Satellite Galaxies?

Our sun is one of a massive collection of stars in the Milky Way galaxy, while every star orbits the center of the galaxy. But these hundreds of billions of stars are not the only big things orbiting the center of the galaxy. A whole galaxy can orbit the center of another bigger galaxy. Astronomers call these kinds of...

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