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Astrophysicists Discover Extrasolar Planets for the First Time
February 05, 2018
Entertainment

Astrophysicists Discover Extrasolar Planets for the First Time

Astrophysicists from the University of Oklahoma have discovered a group of extrasolar planets (beyond our solar system) for the first time. So, the newly found planets lie in a galaxy roughly 3.8 billion light-years away. Xinyu Dai and Eduardo Guerras, a postdoctoral researcher, and professor from the Homer L. Dodge...

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The Definition of a ‘Planet’ Might be Changed
January 24, 2018
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The Definition of a ‘Planet’ Might be Changed

Astrophysicist proposes a new definition of a Planet. At present, there’s confusion regarding whether the biggest planets really are planets. Kevin Schlaufman, an astrophysicist at Johns Hopkins University, has brought up a new definition in a paper published in the Astrophysical Journal on Monday. He suggests...

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Hubble Caught a Stunning Photo of Cartwheel Galaxy
January 23, 2018
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Hubble Caught a Stunning Photo of Cartwheel Galaxy

NASA/ESA’s (European Space Agency) Hubble Space Telescope captured an amazing view of the Cartwheel Galaxy. A violent galactic collision reshaped it. About 100 million years ago, a smaller galaxy has passed right through a large disk galaxy. Thus, producing shock waves that swept up gas and dust – much like the...

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Researchers Investigating Superpowerful Radio Blasts from Space
January 11, 2018
Science

Researchers Investigating Superpowerful Radio Blasts from Space

Scientists are probing the extraterrestrial source of incredibly powerful radio blasts. They are one of the most strange phenomena we know. We don’t know much about these signals. However, scientists now have suggested that they are coming from an “extreme” environment. The signals might come from a dense...

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List of the 8 Most Distant Astronomical Objects
January 08, 2018
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List of the 8 Most Distant Astronomical Objects

You are about to visit the most distant astronomical objects so far discovered. Astronomers infer distances to remote objects by measuring the cosmological redshift of their light. Basically, the larger the distance to the system, the longer the emitted photons have traveled through expanding space. Thus, the higher the...

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Astronomers Observe Giant Bubbles on Surface of Red Giant Star
December 29, 2017
News

Astronomers Observe Giant Bubbles on Surface of Red Giant Star

An international team of scientists has directly observed granules on the surface of a red giant star called π1 Gruis. Granules are patterns of convection currents in the plasma of a star. ESO astronomer Claudia Paladini led the international team of scientists that made the discovery. They used the Precision...

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Weird Planet’s Orbit is Misaligned – GJ 436b
December 22, 2017
News

Weird Planet’s Orbit is Misaligned – GJ 436b

So, we are talking about the weird GJ 436b. The evaporating planet is highly elliptical and its weird behavior indicates a massive hidden presence. GJ 436b lies 33 light years from Earth and it orbits extremely close to its star. Planets in our solar system rotate tidily around in their orbits in roughly the same plane as...

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Habitable Planets could Exist Around Deadly Pulsars
December 20, 2017
Entertainment

Habitable Planets could Exist Around Deadly Pulsars

Usually, astronomers look for systems that could host life. But new research suggests it might be possible that habitable planets exist around pulsars. However, living in the pulsar worlds for humans would be like living in the bottom of the sea. So, not very friendly to us. Such planets must have an enormous atmosphere that...

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Extremely Massive Galaxies at the Universe’s Infancy
December 08, 2017
Galaxy

Extremely Massive Galaxies at the Universe’s Infancy

At the universe’s infancy, two dwarf-galaxies formed and were speeding towards each other. Thus, confronting one another and assembling into a large galaxy. Based on current theories, in the universe’s infancy galaxies were tiny. So, they needed to merge with each other to form larger ones that we see today....

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Twin Super-Earths Found Orbiting in the Habitable Zone
December 07, 2017
Entertainment

Twin Super-Earths Found Orbiting in the Habitable Zone

Firstly astronomers found an exoplanet with a potential to harbor life. Then, they found its neighbor. Both of them lying in the habitable zone. A team of researchers found a super-Earth planet called K2-18b using data collected by the European Southern Observatory (ESO). They say the new planet could be a scaled-up version...

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