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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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dailymail.co.uk — Astrophysicists at Durham University, UK, said the collision between the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) and the Milky Way will not happen for two billion years. Nearby galaxy Andromeda is on a collision course with the Milky Way   Scientists predict they will collide in approximately eight billion…
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nationalgeographic.com — Astronomers may have finally found an alien world orbiting the science fiction staple known as Barnard's Star. Just six light-years away, a frozen world seems to be orbiting a small, dim red star. If it’s truly there, the alien planet would at least partly fulfill a fantasy decades in the making,…
15.11.2018 0 comments From Alex
space.com — In an astronomical first, four gigantic planets have been detected around a very young star, a new study reports.  The star in question is CI Tau, which lies about 500 light-years from Earth. CI Tau is just 2 million years old and is still surrounded by a swirling clump of dust and gas known as a p…
17.10.2018 0 comments From Alex
inquisitr.com — Philip Metzger and other astronomers find fault with 2006 decision to classify Pluto as a dwarf planet. A lot happened in 2006. Saddam Hussein was killed, Google purchased YouTube for $1.65 billion, and Pluto was downgraded to the status of “dwarf planet,” a new classification created by the Intern…
17.09.2018 0 comments From Alex
phys.org — The reason Pluto lost its planet status is not valid, according to new research from the University of Central Florida in Orlando. In 2006, the International Astronomical Union, a global group of astronomy experts, established a definition of a planet that required it to "clear" its orbit, or in ot…
08.09.2018 0 comments From Alex
deccanherald.com — Data from the exoplanet-hunting Kepler Space Telescope and the Gaia mission indicates that many of the known planets may contain as much as 50 per cent water. (NASA file photo for representation. Via AFP) Full Article >>
20.08.2018 0 comments From Alex
standard.co.uk — Astronomers have found evidence of a planetary-mass object with an unexplained 'glow' beyond our solar system. According to the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, it is around twelve times bigger than Jupiter. The Observatory said it is a "strong magnetic powerhouse" travelling through space un…
06.08.2018 0 comments From Alex
space.com — Photo: An artist's depiction of the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) at work (not shown to scale).Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight CenterNASA's newest planet-hunting telescope is officially at work. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), which is designed to hunt for ali…
30.07.2018 0 comments From Alex
space.com — A new type of aurora has been spotted on Mars, and thieving streams of solar wind may be to blame, a new study shows.  Unlike auroras on Earth, which are caused by electrons and are generally seen near the poles, the auroras on Mars are triggered by an influx of protons and occur over much of the d…
25.07.2018 0 comments From Alex
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