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NASA to Drop Big News on Nuclear Power in Space
April 20, 2018
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NASA to Drop Big News on Nuclear Power in Space

NASA is working on a new project called Kilopower which focuses on nuclear energy in space. So, the American agency is about to make a big announcement. This project involves the use of a nuclear reactor to generate clean energy on planetary surfaces. Thus, enabling long-duration stays on other planets. So, NASA will hold a...

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NASA Successfully Launches Planet-Hunting Spacecraft TESS
April 18, 2018
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NASA Successfully Launches Planet-Hunting Spacecraft TESS

NASA successfully launched TESS from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on top of a SpaceX Falcon 9. The new satellite will search for other Earths. So, NASA’s new planet-hunter is on its way to space aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will spot exoplanets via the “transit” method....

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Football Field Asteroid Flies Through the Earth-Moon Orbit
April 16, 2018
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Football Field Asteroid Flies Through the Earth-Moon Orbit

On Sunday (April 15), a football field asteroid buzzed by Earth. Astronomers call it 2018 GE3 and it’s one of the largest asteroids to pass that close to Earth. 2018 GE3, made its closest approach to Earth at around 2:41 a.m. EDT (0641 GMT). At its closest point, the giant object was just 119,500 miles away from...

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NASA is Launching its New Planet Hunter
April 12, 2018
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NASA is Launching its New Planet Hunter

NASA is launching their new planet hunter on Monday (April 16). The new satellite will stare out at the cosmos searching for new extraterrestrial planets. Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will spot exoplanets via the “transit” method. So, whenever a planet transits, it slightly dims the light of its...

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Hubble Discovers a Light-Bending Einstein Ring
April 10, 2018
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Hubble Discovers a Light-Bending Einstein Ring

Hubble Space Telescope snapped a picture packed with galaxies. But among them, you can find a spectacular feature: the Einstein Ring. Astronomers call this galaxy cluster SDSS J0146-0929. The gravity here bounds hundreds of individual galaxies. But not just that. It actually bends light in a way that creates a ring-like...

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First Luxury Space Hotel Scheduled to Launch in 2021
April 08, 2018
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First Luxury Space Hotel Scheduled to Launch in 2021

Tourists will now be able to have a nice vacation 200 miles above the Earth. Orion Span plans to launch a luxury space hotel to orbit Earth in 2021. Orion Span is a startup company based in Houston which aims to loft its “Aurora Station” in late 2021. The single-module commercial space station will start...

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Astronomers Create 3D Map Revealing 4,000 Infant Galaxies
April 07, 2018
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Astronomers Create 3D Map Revealing 4,000 Infant Galaxies

Astronomers have modeled one of the largest 3D maps, revealing 4,000 infant galaxies. Hence, it will help us learn about the earliest moments of the cosmos. Astronomers from Lancaster University have created the map. It will help us understand galactic evolution, early stellar trends, and the expansion of the cosmos. So, the...

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Astronomers Spot 72 Weird Cosmic Flashes
April 06, 2018
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Astronomers Spot 72 Weird Cosmic Flashes

Astronomers from the University of Southampton, UK, have found 72 unusual cosmic flashes. The event has stunned astronomers. So, astronomers were conducting a survey for supernovas – the dramatic explosion that happens after a massive star dies. During the study, they witnessed 72 powerful flashes of light. Researchers...

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Ten Thousand Black Holes Hiding in the Center of the Milky Way
April 04, 2018
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Ten Thousand Black Holes Hiding in the Center of the Milky Way

A recent study suggests that the center of the Milky Way is hiding about ten thousand black holes. But we have never previously been able to see them. For decades astronomers have suspected there might be a host of smaller black holes. All of them surrounding the supermassive one, Sagittarius A*, that sits at the center of...

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Hubble Spots the Most Distant Star Ever Seen
April 02, 2018
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Hubble Spots the Most Distant Star Ever Seen

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope continues to break observing records. It has observed the most distant star ever seen, 9 billion light-years from Earth. The universe is 13.8 billion years old. Meanwhile, the light of this star started traveling at least 9 billion light-years ago. The team had been using the Hubble Space...

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