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Our Sun Will Turn Into a Giant Crystal Ball After it Dies
January 10, 2019
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Our Sun Will Turn Into a Giant Crystal Ball After it Dies

Billions of years from now our dead Sun will solidify into a giant crystal ball, a new study suggests.  Most stars entering the final chapter of their lives tend to shrink, wither and slowly turn white. Astronomers call these cold, dense objects white dwarfs. As detailed in a paper published on Wednesday in Nature,...

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Giant Cosmic Collision Could Send Our Solar System Flying Into Space
January 04, 2019
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Giant Cosmic Collision Could Send Our Solar System Flying Into Space

The Milky Way may face a cosmic collision in about two billion years which is relatively soon at the scale of the universe. Astrophysicists at Durham University, UK, predict that the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) could hit the Milky Way in two billion years’ time. The satellite galaxy is hurtling towards us and could...

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China Successfully Lands on the Moon’s Far Side
January 03, 2019
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China Successfully Lands on the Moon’s Far Side

China’s Chang’e 4 lands where no spacecraft has ever landed before. The probe immediately began taking photos of the surface of the Moon’s far side. Yesterday, Jan. 2, 2019 at 12 p.m. local time (8 p.m. PT), Chinese media announced that the nation’s Chang’e-4 lunar lander has successfully...

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NASA Releases First Clear Picture of Ultima Thule
January 02, 2019
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NASA Releases First Clear Picture of Ultima Thule

NASA finally reveals the ice world known as Ultima Thule. The icy world, 4 billion miles from the sun, looks like a big snowman. So, after the historic flyby of a faraway world, Ultime Thule NASA just received a photo from their New Horizons spacecraft. The icy world turns out to be two objects joined together – a...

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NASA Succeeds in Historic Flyby of Faraway World Ultima Thule
January 02, 2019
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NASA Succeeds in Historic Flyby of Faraway World Ultima Thule

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has made contact with Earth to confirm its successful flyby of the icy world, Ultima Thule. Thirty-three minutes into the new year, scientists, engineers celebrated the moment that NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft made its closest approach to a small, icy world nicknamed Ultima Thule....

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NASA’s New Horizons Set For Historic Flyby of Distant World
December 29, 2018
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NASA’s New Horizons Set For Historic Flyby of Distant World

NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft will ring in the new year by exploring the most distant and mysterious world ever studied. Astronomers call it Ultima Thule, meaning “beyond the known world.” The distant object is a frozen relic of the solar system some four billion miles (6.4 billion kilometers) away. Ultima...

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A Space Rock Likely Crashed Into Uranus Causing its Strange Tilt
December 24, 2018
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A Space Rock Likely Crashed Into Uranus Causing its Strange Tilt

Uranus is a lopsided planet. Scientists now think a rock twice as big as Earth might have crashed into the ice-giant. Therefore, causing it to spin on its side. Uranus is an ice giant that spins at a 98-degree angle. Every other planet spins on a vertical axis in relation to its orbit. Even more strange, the planet’s...

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“Farout” Pink Dwarf Planet Discovered In Our Solar System
December 21, 2018
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“Farout” Pink Dwarf Planet Discovered In Our Solar System

An international team of astronomers has discovered the most distant object known in our Solar System. They call this round, pinkish dwarf planet Farout. The new-found object is more than 100 times farther than Earth is from the sun. It is 17.95 billion kilometers (11.15 billion miles) from the Sun. The International...

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China’s Rover Launches To Far Side of Moon
December 08, 2018
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China’s Rover Launches To Far Side of Moon

China launched its most ambitious robotic lunar mission to date early Saturday. The rover will land on the far side of the moon for the first time ever. The probe, Chang’e-4, is named after the moon goddess in Chinese mythology. The Chinese agency sent the Chang’e-4 combination static lander and rover into space atop a...

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Arrived at Asteroid Bennu
December 03, 2018
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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Arrived at Asteroid Bennu

It’s been two years and two months since NASA launched its $800-million from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Finally, OSIRIS-REx spacecraft arrived. Just after noon ET today OSIRIS-REx fired its thrusters for a small burn, putting it about 4.3 miles from Bennu. Thus, marking the end of its journey to the asteroid....

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