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Top 4 Potentially Habitable Planets
June 05, 2017
Galaxy

Top 4 Potentially Habitable Planets

This is a list of some of the exoplanets that are more likely to have a rocky composition and maintain surface liquid water. Potentially habitable. And the list goes as the following: 4. Kepler-452b Differently known as (KOI-7016.01) is an exoplanet orbiting the Sun-like star Kepler-452. It’s about 1,400 light-years...

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The 5 Largest Exoplanets So Far Discovered
June 04, 2017
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The 5 Largest Exoplanets So Far Discovered

We have made a list of the five largest exoplanets so far discovered around the Universe. Also, all of the following planets are larger than Jupiter. The largest planet in our Solar System is Jupiter. Since gas weighs much less than a rock, and gravity is the reason planets form, gas giant planets are much larger than rocky...

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A Waterworld Exoplanet With Clouds
June 04, 2017
Galaxy

A Waterworld Exoplanet With Clouds

Astronomers have discovered a warm Neptune-sized waterworld exoplanet that appears to have water and clouds. The planet is called HAT-P-26b. This waterworld exoplanet is orbiting a dwarf-star approximately 437 light-years from Earth. Also, the planet is thought to have an atmosphere composed entirely of hydrogen and helium....

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LIGO Detects A Third Black Hole Collision
June 03, 2017
Galaxy

LIGO Detects A Third Black Hole Collision

Scientists have detected a black hole collision. It lies some 3 billion light-years away, much farther than the previous two discoveries. This is the third time since 2015 that these space-time vibrations known as gravitational waves from the merger of a pair of giant black holes has been observed via an instrument called...

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What Are Binary Stars And Can They Support Life
June 01, 2017
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What Are Binary Stars And Can They Support Life

Binary stars are star systems consisting of two stars orbiting around their common center which is called the bary center. Scientists officialy classify the brighter star as the primary star. While the dimmer of the two is the secondary (classified as A and B respectively). Lots of the stars we observe in the night sky are...

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What is Dark Energy?
May 28, 2017
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What is Dark Energy?

Dark energy is an unknown form of energy which is hypothesized to permeate all of the space. It tends to accelerate the expansion of the universe. So, we basically don’t really know what is it. In 1929, American astronomer Edwin Hubble studied exploding stars known as supernovae to determine that the universe is...

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What Happens When Galaxies Collide With Each Other
May 27, 2017
Galaxy

What Happens When Galaxies Collide With Each Other

Interactions between galaxies are quite normal, especially between giant and satellite galaxies. Two galaxies are drawn together by forces they can’t see but they can feel. It’s a mutual gravitational attraction. Because of this, galaxies come too close to one another, to the point where the gravity of the...

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What Are Satellite Galaxies?
May 27, 2017
Galaxy

What Are Satellite Galaxies?

Our sun is one of a massive collection of stars in the Milky Way galaxy, while every star orbits the center of the galaxy. But these hundreds of billions of stars are not the only big things orbiting the center of the galaxy. A whole galaxy can orbit the center of another bigger galaxy. Astronomers call these kinds of...

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What Exactly Are Black Holes And How Strong Are They
May 26, 2017
Galaxy

What Exactly Are Black Holes And How Strong Are They

A black hole is a place in space where gravity pulls so much that even light can’t get out. That’s because the matter has been squeezed into a tiny space. Because no light can get out, people can’t see black holes. They are invisible. Space telescopes with special tools can help find black holes. The special...

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Giant Clouds of Space Alcohol Floating in the Deepness
May 25, 2017
Entertainment

Giant Clouds of Space Alcohol Floating in the Deepness

Ten thousand light years from earth, a massive cloud of space alcohol was found. Astronomers have found vast quantities of pure alcohol in an interstellar cloud some 10,000 light years from Earth. This breakthrough occurred in 1995 when researchers at Ohio State University collected data for astronomers. Thus, making this...

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