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

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
Entertainment

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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Our Home Supercluster – Laniakea (VIDEO)
October 07, 2017
Galaxy

Our Home Supercluster – Laniakea (VIDEO)

We live in a cosmic web. Galaxies gather in clusters and along filaments and large regions referred to as voids, separate them. Laniakea is our home supercluster. The Sun lives in what’s called the Orion arm in our spiral-armed Milky Way galaxy. Our galaxy is part of a collection of a few dozen galaxies called the Local...

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NASA’s Hubble Telescope Captures Stars Forming Just After The Big Bang
July 11, 2017
Galaxy

NASA’s Hubble Telescope Captures Stars Forming Just After The Big Bang

Through a natural magnifying glass, astronomers have obtained images 10 times sharper than what Hubble Telescope could achieve on its own.  The results show an edge-on disk galaxy studded with brilliant patches of newly formed stars. Hubble Telescope brought images that reveal star-forming knots of newborn stars only 200 to...

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Have You Asked Yourself Exactly What Is Gravity?
July 10, 2017
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Have You Asked Yourself Exactly What Is Gravity?

We know that something attracts us down to the Earth’s core and we call that gravity. But exactly what is gravity and what does it do? We do not know what exactly gravity is. We can define what it is as a field of influence, and with general relativity, we can define a language which states that it is a property of our...

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How Much Do Stars Live And What Happens To Them After They Die?
July 03, 2017
Entertainment

How Much Do Stars Live And What Happens To Them After They Die?

Just like anything else in the Universe, stars cannot live forever either. That’s because they run on fuel. What happens to them? Stars are mostly balls of hydrogen gas that came together from a nebula of gas and dust. Fusion is the process where they generate their energy. This is where atoms of hydrogen combine...

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