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Three Earth-Sized Planets Found 160 Light-Years Away
June 08, 2018
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Three Earth-Sized Planets Found 160 Light-Years Away

Astronomers collected data from the K2 mission of NASA’s Kepler satellite. Thus, finding three Earth-sized planets in a solar system 160 light-years away. These mysterious worlds lie in the constellation of the Sextant at 50 parsecs from the Sun. They orbit too close to their parent star. Therefore, they may be too hot...

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NASA Rover Finds Ancient Organic Matter on Mars
June 07, 2018
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NASA Rover Finds Ancient Organic Matter on Mars

Two studies shed light on the theory that Mars may have once been an inhabited world. Curiosity rover just found organic matter in the Martian soil. NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has identified a variety of organic molecules on 3 billion-year-old mudstone in the Gale crater. The rover has also detected methane...

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Would An Alien Civilization Survive Climate Change?
June 05, 2018
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Would An Alien Civilization Survive Climate Change?

Researchers want to know if a sustainable alien civilization exists somewhere, maybe outside our galaxy or “our universe”. Climate change, deforestation, and biodiversity loss is something that is happening right in front of our eyes. Many out there believe that creating a sustainable version of civilization is one...

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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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NASA’s Cubesats Head For Mars
June 03, 2018
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NASA’s Cubesats Head For Mars

Along with the InSight robotic lander, NASA also launched two CubeSats called MarCO-A and MarCO-B to planet Mars last month.  So, after a successful trajectory correction maneuver, CubeSats are now heading towards the red planet. The InSight spacecraft has also completed the process on 22 May. The pair of CubeSats that...

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NASA’s Dawn Probe Prepares for its Closest Encounter Ever with Dwarf Planet Ceres
June 02, 2018
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NASA’s Dawn Probe Prepares for its Closest Encounter Ever with Dwarf Planet Ceres

NASA’s Dawn probe is currently orbiting the dwarf planet Ceres. In early June, it will enter lowest ever orbit around Ceres. This month, Dawn will get to its final orbit around Ceres. It will enter an elliptical path that will take the probe 10 times closer to the surface than it’s ever been. The probe will orbit less than...

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Possible Signs of Water Found in Unique Exoplanet – WASP-127b
June 01, 2018
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Possible Signs of Water Found in Unique Exoplanet – WASP-127b

The new discovery is unlike anything in our Solar System. Researchers from the University of Cambridge are investigating the gaseous exoplanet, WASP-127b. They have identified ‘fingerprints’ of multiple metals and in one of the least dense exoplanets ever found. For this investigation, scientists at the University of...

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Astronomers Explain How Pluto Dunes Form Without Wind
May 31, 2018
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Astronomers Explain How Pluto Dunes Form Without Wind

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flew past Pluto in July 2015, thus, finding dunes. But, how can dunes form without wind? Well, they are not sand dunes. Astronomers have recently discovered surprising evidence for methane Pluto dunes. Pluto’s dunes appear truly Earthly. They’re situated parallel to the edges of the...

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Scientists Found One of the Largest Neutron Stars
May 30, 2018
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Scientists Found One of the Largest Neutron Stars

Astronomers have witnessed one of the heaviest and largest neutron stars known to science. It is twice as massive as the sun. Researchers from the Astronomy and Astrophysics Group of the UPC and the Canary Islands Institute of Astrophysics (IAC) have made the discovery. They used a pioneering method to find a neutron star of...

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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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