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Astronomers Find Twenty New, Possibly Habitable Worlds
November 13, 2017
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Astronomers Find Twenty New, Possibly Habitable Worlds

All of these newly discovered planets might be possibly habitable worlds. That’s because they all orbit within the habitable zone around their star. The Kepler space telescope has made an absolutely incredible number of discoveries. The telescope is hunting for more than eight years. A group of international researchers...

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Astronomers Discover a Strange Star that would not Die
November 11, 2017
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Astronomers Discover a Strange Star that would not Die

Every massive star experiences last stellar evolutionary stages, thus, going supernova. However, this strange star went supernova more than once. Astronomers have observed supernovae thousands of times. Every explosion has been considered to be the terminal explosion of a star. Until now, we have known that when a massive...

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Brown Dwarf Star Killed its Companion, Turning it into a White Dwarf Star
November 09, 2017
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Brown Dwarf Star Killed its Companion, Turning it into a White Dwarf Star

A team of Brazilian astronomers observed a rare sight in the Milky Way. They saw a brown dwarf killing its brother star, turning it into a white dwarf. Researchers from Brazil saw a really weird event occurring in an eclipsing binary. This binary system is composed of a white dwarf and a low-mass brown dwarf. Brazilian...

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Astronomers Discover the Most Ancient Galaxy on Record
November 06, 2017
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Astronomers Discover the Most Ancient Galaxy on Record

The deeper in space you look, the farther in time you travel. This time, astronomers have found the most ancient galaxy to date. A team of astronomers at the Swinburne University of Technology and The Australian National University (ANU) made this discovery. ANU is a part of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence...

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Monster Planet Found Orbiting Tiny Star Leaves Astronomers Baffled
November 01, 2017
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Monster Planet Found Orbiting Tiny Star Leaves Astronomers Baffled

An international collaboration of researchers found a monster planet orbiting a tiny star. So, astronomers might rethink their theories of how planets form. This monster planet, known as NGTS-1b, is the size of Jupiter. It orbits an ultracool dwarf star half the size of the sun. The planet NGTS-1b lies 600 light-years from our...

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These Weird Space Sounds Compiled by NASA will Give You Goosebumps
October 30, 2017
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These Weird Space Sounds Compiled by NASA will Give You Goosebumps

Just in time for Halloween, NASA published this compilation of weird space sounds. NASA published this impressive playlist on their Soundcloud account. So, there are plenty of spacecraft roaming the Universe. These weird space sounds come from the farthest reaches of space. It is obvious, that the sound in the vacuum of space...

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It Snows Sunscreen in this Extra Weird Planet – Hubble Discovers
October 28, 2017
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It Snows Sunscreen in this Extra Weird Planet – Hubble Discovers

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is continuing to amaze us with the discoveries of so many weird exoplanets. In this weird planet, it snows sunscreen. This time, the legendary telescope has found a scorching hot planet outside our solar system where it “snows” titanium dioxide. This ingredient is the most active...

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Astronomers Found a Rocky Exoplanet Orbiting its Star Within Hours
October 23, 2017
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Astronomers Found a Rocky Exoplanet Orbiting its Star Within Hours

An international team of astronomers has discovered an ultra-short-period rocky exoplanet with an orbital period of 8.9 hours. Astronomers call this recently discovered rocky exoplanet EPIC~228732031b and it orbits a yellow dwarf. It is 1.81 times the size of Earth and 6.5 times more massive. Astronomers classify these kinds of...

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Neutron Stars are Producing all the Gold in the Universe
October 22, 2017
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Neutron Stars are Producing all the Gold in the Universe

The gold in your ring or necklace comes from the deep space, through a cosmic collision. When Neutron Stars collide they spew a high amount of gold. Two neutron stars, some 130 million years ago, in another galaxy, spiraled closer and closer together until they crashed into each other. Thus, sending gravitational...

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Neutron Star Collision Led to a Rumble of Gravitational Waves
October 16, 2017
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Neutron Star Collision Led to a Rumble of Gravitational Waves

Scientists have detected ripples in the fabric of space and time from a neutron star collision. They call those ripples gravitational waves. Two neutron stars, each small as a city but heavier than the sun, collided, thus forming a black hole. This powerful event in space threw gravitational waves and light toward our planet....

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