Solar System

NASA’s Solar Observatory Just Caught An Awesome Solar Eclipse
May 27, 2017
News

NASA’s Solar Observatory Just Caught An Awesome Solar Eclipse

On May 25, 2017, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory had a little surprise. They saw the moon blocking out the sun in a solar eclipse. “The lunar transit lasted almost an hour, between 2:24 and 3:17 p.m. EDT, with the moon covering about 89 percent of the sun at the peak of its journey across the sun’s...

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Here’s SpaceX’s Plan For Mars Colonization
May 25, 2017
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Here’s SpaceX’s Plan For Mars Colonization

Elon Musk presents the plan for a manned mission to Mars. Mars colonization is becoming reality. The famous entrepreneur, also the CEO of Tesla Motors, chairman of renewable energy company Solar City and co-founder of PayPal, displays his ambitious plan for the Mars colonization. So, the dream of humans setting foot on Mars...

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Saturn’s Solstice Arrives – Cassini Observes the Gas Giant
May 25, 2017
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Saturn’s Solstice Arrives – Cassini Observes the Gas Giant

Cassini spacecraft still has a few months to go before it completes its mission in September. But the Saturn explorer reaches a new breakthrough today. Saturn’s solstice – the longest day of summer in the northern hemisphere and the shortest day of winter in the southern hemisphere, arrives today for the planet...

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

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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Solar System Facts | 10 Things You Need to Know our System
May 24, 2017
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Solar System Facts | 10 Things You Need to Know our System

So, I think you needed to know something about our system. Here’s a list of 10 Solar System Facts you might not now. 1. What is it? Our solar system is made up of the sun in the center and everything that moves around it. This includes eight planets and their natural satellites such as Earth’s moon, dwarf planets...

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How Many Satellites are Currently Orbiting the Earth in 2017
May 22, 2017
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How Many Satellites are Currently Orbiting the Earth in 2017

From down here on the ground, space looks like a pristine void. But Earth’s orbit is actually crowded with satellites and a ton of stuff. Well, it all depends on how you define a satellite! A satellite can be a body that orbits a larger body. If you take this as the definition of the satellite then the answer to your...

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

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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What Is The Ring We See Sometimes Around The Moon
May 21, 2017
Entertainment

What Is The Ring We See Sometimes Around The Moon

One night, after wandering outside, under the light of the full moon, you see an amazing ring around the moon. But what is it? Well, it’s not really a magically significant event so much as a scientific one. It’s actually known as a lunar halo. It happens sometimes when ice particles in the earth’s atmosphere reflect...

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TRAPPIST-1 and the March of Science
May 20, 2017
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TRAPPIST-1 and the March of Science

A really remarkable event in science is the discovery of the TRAPPIST-1 exo-planetary system. That’s a good example of how an armada of telescopes can work together to chart new frontiers in the cosmos. Seven Earth-sized planets have been found in resonant orbits around a faint star much smaller than the Sun. The new...

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