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Proxima Centauri With Its Possibly Habitable Planet Are Closest To Earth
May 26, 2017
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Proxima Centauri With Its Possibly Habitable Planet Are Closest To Earth

Proxima Centauri, differently called Alpha Centauri C is a red dwarf, a small low-mass star, about 4.2 light-years from the Sun in the constellation of Centaurus. This star is the nearest one to the sun, but as it is so small and dim we cannot see it with the naked eye. The Scottish astronomer Robert Innes, the Director of...

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What Exactly Are Black Holes And How Strong Are They
May 26, 2017
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What Exactly Are Black Holes And How Strong Are They

A black hole is a place in space where gravity pulls so much that even light can’t get out. That’s because the matter has been squeezed into a tiny space. Because no light can get out, people can’t see black holes. They are invisible. Space telescopes with special tools can help find black holes. The special...

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Giant Clouds of Space Alcohol Floating in the Deepness
May 25, 2017
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Giant Clouds of Space Alcohol Floating in the Deepness

Ten thousand light years from earth, a massive cloud of space alcohol was found. Astronomers have found vast quantities of pure alcohol in an interstellar cloud some 10,000 light years from Earth. This breakthrough occurred in 1995 when researchers at Ohio State University collected data for astronomers. Thus, making this...

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Learn What Lies Beyond Our Solar System
May 24, 2017
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Learn What Lies Beyond Our Solar System

Our sun is not the only one in the Galaxy. There are at least 100 billion stars beyond our solar system, a spiral galaxy about 100,000 light-years across. Our star along with its planets float around the milky way galaxy. Stars beyond our Solar System are arranged in a pinwheel pattern with four major arms, and we live about...

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New Telescope Just Detected Mysterious Signal From Space
May 24, 2017
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New Telescope Just Detected Mysterious Signal From Space

After just four days of observation, the telescope has detected mysterious signal from deep space which has surprised astronomers. Less than a week into its research, the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder telescope detected radio bursts. The bursts were emanating from the constellation Leo. The strange and rare...

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Hubble Space Telescope Spotted The Most Distant Object In The Universe
May 22, 2017
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Hubble Space Telescope Spotted The Most Distant Object In The Universe

Scientists, through the Hubble Space Telescope, have found the most distant object that humans have ever seen. A galaxy, 13.4 billion light-years away, has been spotted by the Hubble Space Telescope. It could lead scientists to question their understanding of the way that the universe evolved. A galaxy of such a size...

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Merging Galaxies Have Enshrouded Black Holes
May 21, 2017
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Merging Galaxies Have Enshrouded Black Holes

Stars, gas, and dust can orbit black holes for long periods of time until a major disruption pushes the material in.  Only high-energy X-rays escape telling astronomers about the accreting black holes within. Galaxies combine and their central black holes approach each other. Thus, they push the gas and dust, surrounding it,...

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Hubble’s Successor: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope
May 21, 2017
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Hubble’s Successor: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

NASA will launch James Webb Space Telescope in 2021. It will observe the cosmos to uncover the history of the universe from the Big Bang and beyond. James Webb Space Telescope will focus on four main areas: first light in the universe, assembly of galaxies in the early universe, the birth of stars and protoplanetary systems,...

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Andromeda is not our Closest Galaxy Neighbour
May 21, 2017
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Andromeda is not our Closest Galaxy Neighbour

Most people consider the Andromeda Galaxy to be our closest galactic cohabitant. But in truth, Andromeda is the closest “spiral” galaxy. This distinction falls to a formation that is actually within the Milky Way itself. A dwarf galaxy that we’ve only known about for a little over a decade. Closest Galaxy: At...

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