Browse Sites By Tag: cosmos
universetoday.com — Looking to the future, NASA and other space agencies have high hopes for the field of extra-solar planet research. In the past decade, the number of known exoplanets has reached just shy of 4000, and many more are expected to be found once next-generations telescopes are put into service. And with s…
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sciencealert.com — The Universe just got a little more crowded with the discovery of more than 300,000 potential galaxies in a tiny corner of the northern sky. A release of data gathered by the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) telescope network in Europe has added extraordinary new levels of detail to the map of radio wav…
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mashable.com — When a star is born, a chaotic light show ensues.    NASA's long-lived Hubble Space Telescope captured vivid bright clumps moving through the cosmos at some 1,000 light years from Earth. The space agency called these objects clear "smoking gun" evidence of a newly formed star — as new stars blast …
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sciencealert.com — China's Academy of Space Technology is working on an orbital power plant that would capture solar energy in space and beam it back to Earth.  The plant would be able to harness solar power even when it's cloudy back on Earth, since its photovoltaic array would be floating high above any terrestrial…
17.02.2019 0 comments From Alex
iflscience.com — Scientists have discovered what may be the oldest rock from Earth, unearthed in a lunar sample collected by Apollo 14 astronauts almost 50 years ago – and its origin story is quite the bumpy ride. So how did a rock from Earth possibly end up on the Moon? It’s likely a large impact event dislodged i…
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nationalgeographic.com — In what may be a first-of-its-kind event, a flash of light seen during totality has astronomers on the hunt for a new crater on the moon. On Sunday, January 20, viewers across the Western Hemisphere were treated to the rusty hues of the decade's last “blood moon” eclipse. But as people across the…
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iflscience.com — The Flat Earth hypothesis is one of the wackiest conspiracy theories out there, but seeing flat-Earthers come up with nonsense explanations is such Olympic-level mental gymnastics that you can’t help being entertained by their work. My favorite lately has to be their explanation of lunar eclipses. …
22.01.2019 0 comments From Alex
space.com — The moon began edging into Earth's shadow tonight (Jan. 20) at 10:34 p.m. EST (0334 GMT on Monday, Jan. 21) and became completely darkened at 11:41 p.m. EST (0441 GMT). You can watch it live online, including this view from the Griffith Observatory, which contributed this video. The total-eclipse p…
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boingboing.net — Starting Sunday evening, Jan. 20, 2019, North and South America will have a chance at seeing 2019's only total lunar eclipse, from start to finish. Our Earth, Moon and Sun line up on Sunday night for the only total lunar eclipse of of the year. Catch it if you can. And especially because it's a “s…
18.01.2019 0 comments From Alex
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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