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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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Huge Remnant Found Around an Exploding Star
February 18, 2019
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Huge Remnant Found Around an Exploding Star

Astrophysicists discover the first-ever evidence of a huge remnant formed around an exploding star – a shell of material almost 400 light-years across. A small, dense dying star, about as massive as the Sun yet only slightly bigger than the Earth, has been constantly erupting for millions of years. We are talking about a...

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NASA Is Going Back To Moon But This Time to Stay
February 17, 2019
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NASA Is Going Back To Moon But This Time to Stay

NASA is going back to the Moon using commercial operators. But this time, the US space agency says it will be there to stay. It’s been almost 50 years since humans first set foot on the moon. And since that historic time, space exploration has experienced tremendous progress. “It’s important that we get back...

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NASA’s Opportunity Rover Officially Finishes its Mission
February 13, 2019
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NASA’s Opportunity Rover Officially Finishes its Mission

After 15 years of exploration, NASA’s Opportunity rover finally concludes a successful mission. It was the longest-lasting robot on another planet ever. NASA declared its Opportunity Mars rover dead today (Feb. 13), more than eight months after the solar-powered robot went silent during a raging dust storm on the Red...

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Research Finds Sun’s Magnetic Waves Behave Differently Than Believed
February 08, 2019
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Research Finds Sun’s Magnetic Waves Behave Differently Than Believed

A team of physicists at Northumbria University, UK, has found that the Sun’s magnetic waves behave differently than believed. Researchers have reported their findings in Nature Astronomy. Northumbria University’s Dr. Richard Morton and colleagues examined data gathered over a 10-year period. So, they found...

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SpaceX Just Fired its Mars Rocket Engine
February 04, 2019
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SpaceX Just Fired its Mars Rocket Engine

SpaceX has test-fired the flight version of its new Raptor rocket engine for the first time. Thus, taking another step toward Mars. SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk announced the test in a series of tweets yesterday (Feb. 3). “First firing of Starship Raptor flight engine! So proud of great work by @SpaceX team!!”...

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A Rock Brought Back From the Moon Likely Originated on Earth
January 28, 2019
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A Rock Brought Back From the Moon Likely Originated on Earth

NASA astronauts brought Moon rocks back to Earth during the 1971 Apollo 14 lunar mission. A new study suggests that one sample originates from Earth. Scientists found that the sample contains traces of minerals with a chemical composition common to Earth. Also very unusual for the moon. Research author Professor Alexander...

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Split Images of Quasars Help us Better Understand Expansion of the Universe
January 23, 2019
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Split Images of Quasars Help us Better Understand Expansion of the Universe

Knowing the velocity of the expansion of the universe is still puzzling to astronomers. But a team of astronomers has taken a step toward resolving the debate. By studying quasars, fountains of radiation powered by black holes, researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles have found a way to measure the rate in...

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Japan Blasts Satellite Into Space To Deliver Artificial Meteor Shower
January 18, 2019
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Japan Blasts Satellite Into Space To Deliver Artificial Meteor Shower

Japanese company blasted a rocket on Friday. It carried a satellite on a mission to deliver the world’s first artificial meteor shower. Astro Live Experiences (ALE), a Tokyo-based start-up has developed a micro-satellite which can create what it calls a “shooting stars on demand” service. So, engineers designed the...

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Scientists Discover How Supermassive Black Holes Are Fed
January 14, 2019
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Scientists Discover How Supermassive Black Holes Are Fed

An Israeli-led team has figured out how supermassive black holes get so big. They observed a strange light spectrum from suddenly growing black hole. Supermassive black holes lie at the cores of most galaxies. They weigh millions to billions of times more than our sun. But it still remains unclear to scientists how they grow to...

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