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foxnews.com — Millions of people across the world will witness a partially red-tinted night sky as a rare celestial event arrives this weekend: a "super wolf blood Moon" eclipse. North America hasn't had a decent view of this special scene in at least three years and another total lunar eclipse — which occurs wh…
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nationalgeographic.com — The bevy of high-speed flashes came from 1.5 billion light-years away, and they include one exceedingly rare repeating burst. Photo: Stars hang over the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment, or CHIME, at the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory in Kaleden, British Columbia. Astrono…
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dailymail.co.uk — Using data from NASA's Kepler space telescope, two NASA interns and a team of amateur astronomers have found a new 'super Earth'. Roughly twice the size of Earth, and known as K2-288Bb, the new world is located within its star's habitable zone, raising hopes it could contain life. It is 226 light-…
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sciencealert.com — Physicists have come up with a bold new idea to explain the enduring mystery of our expanding Universe – we might actually be living in a 'bubble' between other five-dimensional spaces. If that makes your brain hurt, don't worry, it's supposed to. But we can break this down. Our Universe as we kno…
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mashable.com — There's something orbiting the sun, way, way beyond the distant realm of Pluto. A team of astronomers recently spotted the farthest-known object in the solar system using a telescope atop Hawaii's lofty Mauna Kea, and announced the discovery on Monday. The object, formally called "2018 VG18" but n…
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news.vice.com — This is what interstellar space plasma is like. You will always remember where you were. NASA’s Voyager 2 spent the better part of the last 40 years making its way through the heliosphere to become the second human-made object in history to enter interstellar space, the government agency announced …
12.12.2018 0 comments From Alex
ksby.com — The comet 46P/Wirtanen, which passes Earth every 5.4 years, was one of three comets discovered by Carl Wirtanen in 1948 at the Lick Observatory in California. This orbit will be one of the closest comet orbits to Earth since the 1950s, according to Space.com. Comets are “loosely bound masses of ice…
10.12.2018 0 comments From Alex
nasaspaceflight.com — China launched its fourth and most ambitious lunar exploration mission on December 7, 2018. Liftoff of the Chang’e-4 probe with latest lunar rover took place at 18:24 UTC from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center using a Long March-3B/G3Z launch vehicle thundering from the LC2 Launch Complex. If succ…
08.12.2018 0 comments From Alex
ksby.com — NASA’s new Mars lander has captured the first sounds of the Martian wind. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory released audio clips of the alien wind Friday. The low-frequency rumblings were collected by the InSight lander during its first week-and-a-half of operations at Mars. Full Article >>
08.12.2018 0 comments From Alex
gizmodo.com — Physicists have created atomic clocks so precise that they can measure deformations in spacetime itself, according to new research. We don’t all experience time passing equally—time passes more slowly closer to something massive’s gravitational pull, as famously theorized by Albert Einstein. And si…
29.11.2018 0 comments From Alex