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An Asteroid Found Last Year is Actually a Binary Pair
July 15, 2018
News

An Asteroid Found Last Year is Actually a Binary Pair

Observations with three of the world’s largest radio telescopes reveal that an asteroid found last year is a binary pair. Each asteroid about 3,000 feet (900 meters) in size, orbits each other. This duo, dubbed 2017 YE5, belongs to an exceptionally rare class of near-Earth objects. Astronomers at the Morocco Oukaimeden...

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$200,000 For a Space Trip on Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin
July 13, 2018
Entertainment

$200,000 For a Space Trip on Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin

Jeff Bezos plans to charge passengers $200,000 to $300,000 for a space trip with its Blue Origin rocket company. He hopes to sell tickets next year. Two people familiar with Bezos’ plans told Reuters about the prices that will be as high as the trip itself. Jeff Bezos is the founder of Blue Origin, an independent company...

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Einstein is Right Again – All Objects Fall the Same Way
July 05, 2018
Galaxy

Einstein is Right Again – All Objects Fall the Same Way

Astronomers find more evidence that Einstein got gravity right. One of his predictions was that all objects fall the same way despite their mass or composition. Until now Einstein’s equations have passed all tests. Even his theory of falling objects has passed tests here on Earth. But scientists weren’t sure if the...

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Astronomers Capture Baby Planet For The First Time
July 02, 2018
Entertainment

Astronomers Capture Baby Planet For The First Time

For the first time, astronomers have observed a planet being born. They’ve also shared the historic photo, the first of its kind, of the baby planet. The new photo shows a young planet taking shape in the disk of gas and dust surrounding a young star. “These disks around young stars are the birthplaces of planets,...

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The New Artificial Intelligence Robot Launched to ISS
June 29, 2018
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The New Artificial Intelligence Robot Launched to ISS

Crew members on board the International Space Station will have a new friend. The first floating robot with artificial intelligence in space. Early this morning (June 29), NASA launched the AI-powered bot aboard SpaceX’s Dragon cargo capsule on a two-day trip to the International Space Station. The private space agency...

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Black Hole Eating a Star Seen For The First Time
June 14, 2018
Entertainment

Black Hole Eating a Star Seen For The First Time

Astronomers observe for the first time a monster black hole eating a star and throwing an enormous blast. The study relies on 10 years of observations. The new research relies on observations from a group of well-known telescopes. This may help astronomers locate black holes in the future. As the black hole rips the star...

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Nanodiamonds Causing Mysterious Stars’ Microwaves
June 12, 2018
Galaxy

Nanodiamonds Causing Mysterious Stars’ Microwaves

Observations show that tiny particles of diamond (nanodiamonds) are responsible for the mysterious source of microwaves across the Milky Way. Astronomers have always struggled over the exact source of a strange type of faint microwave light. The source comes from far across the Milky Way. They call this ‘glow’ of...

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

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

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
Entertainment

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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