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Mysterious Visitor from Far, Far Away Enters Solar System
October 27, 2017
Galaxy

Mysterious Visitor from Far, Far Away Enters Solar System

Astronomers have likely spotted a mysterious visitor entering the solar system from interstellar space for the first time ever. Just a month ago, astronomers observed a tiny blip of light moving through the sky. They observed it through the PanSTARRS1 telescope in Hawaii. Observations published by the by the International...

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NASA’s Curiosity Rover is Ready to Drill for Martian Organics
October 25, 2017
News

NASA’s Curiosity Rover is Ready to Drill for Martian Organics

After 10 months of waiting, Mars Curiosity Rover is ready to drill rocks. Last week, NASA did a careful test run with the Curiosity rover’s drill, using a new technique. Curiosity didn’t do any drilling because 10 months ago the drilling instrument broke. The drill had stopped functioning properly just as the...

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NASA Released a New Spectacular Saturnian Image by Cassini Spacecraft
October 24, 2017
News

NASA Released a New Spectacular Saturnian Image by Cassini Spacecraft

NASA just revealed this wonderful view taken by the Cassini archive. They call this Saturnian image “The Grace of Saturn.” “Saturn’s graceful lanes of orbiting ice — its iconic rings — wind their way around the planet to pass beyond the horizon in this view from NASA’s Cassini...

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Scientists Discover a Moon Cave Big Enough for an Astronaut Base
October 19, 2017
Entertainment

Scientists Discover a Moon Cave Big Enough for an Astronaut Base

Japanese space agency has announced that it has discovered a cave on the Moon. The moon cave is big enough for an astronaut base. This moon cave is 50km long and 100 meters wide. It sits around a series of volcanic dimes known as the Marius Hills. The Marius Hills, which could one day serve as humanity’s temporary dwelling...

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Everything you Need to Know about the Europa Moon
October 17, 2017
News

Everything you Need to Know about the Europa Moon

Europa is one of the Galilean moons of Jupiter, along with Io, Ganymede, and Callisto. It is the most intriguing satellites. Europa is the smallest of the four Galilean moons. It is slightly smaller the Earth’s moon. Its surface is smooth and bright, consisting of water ice crisscrossed by long, linear fractures. Europa...

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Check out NASA’s Plans to Protect Mars Crew from Space Radiation
October 15, 2017
News

Check out NASA’s Plans to Protect Mars Crew from Space Radiation

Space radiation is one of the biggest challenges for the human journey to Mars. NASA is developing technologies to stop the problem. Space radiation is quite different and more dangerous than radiation on Earth, NASA said. ISS, for example, orbits just within the Earth’s protective magnetic field. However, astronauts...

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House-Sized Asteroid Flew Extremely Close to Earth Today (VIDEO)
October 12, 2017
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House-Sized Asteroid Flew Extremely Close to Earth Today (VIDEO)

Today morning (Oct. 12), astrophysicists were carefully watching a house-sized asteroid as it rushed very close to Earth. It was the size of a house. This space rock is known as 2012 TC4. It zoomed about 26,000 miles (42,000 kilometers) above Antarctica at 1:42 a.m. EDT (0542 GMT) Thursday. That’s about 11 percent the...

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Moon had an Atmosphere once through the Volcanic Activity
October 06, 2017
News

Moon had an Atmosphere once through the Volcanic Activity

A new study finds that long, long time ago volcanic activity spewed gas above the surface of the moon. Thus, remaining like that for 70 million years, giving moon atmosphere. When we see moon today, we don’t see much of an atmosphere. But 3 to 4 billion years ago it may have had one, a study has found. NASA’s...

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Juno Completes First Close-Up Of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot
July 13, 2017
News

Juno Completes First Close-Up Of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

NASA’s Juno mission completed a close flyby of Jupiter and its Great Red Spot on July 10, during its sixth science orbit. NASA’s Juno spacecraft has sent back the first photos from its close flyby over Jupiter’s famous Great Red Spot. With the help of its active instruments and JunoCam who were operating all the...

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Mars Soil May Be Toxic And Even Less Hospitable To Life
July 08, 2017
News

Mars Soil May Be Toxic And Even Less Hospitable To Life

According to researchers at the University of Edinburgh, Mars may be less hospitable to life. Compelling evidence that water once flowed on Mars have generated hope of finding microbial life there. However, the latest news may change our perspective. Before human settlement is viable we need to work harder to learn how to grow...

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