Category: astronomy

ESO captures an Asteroid Hiding behind a Sparkling Spiral Galaxy

ESO captures an Asteroid Hiding behind a Sparkling Spiral Galaxy

The Very Large Telescope, located in Chile, has captured outstanding scenes in a spiral galaxy called NGC 3981. The European Southern Observatory (ESO) is an intergovernmental research organization for ground-based astronomy. A total of 15 countries contribute to ESO. It has provided outstanding research facilities to the astronomers which enable them to explore the southern…

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Brian Greene Explains The Most Powerful Explosions In The Universe [VIDEO]

Brian Greene Explains The Most Powerful Explosions In The Universe [VIDEO]

Theoretical Physicist Brian Greene explains supernovas and demonstrates how a star like ours eventually dies, and he also breaks a World Record. Invited on “The Late Show” with Stephen Colbert, Professor Brian Greene explains and also demonstrates in the following video the death of a star. Known for ‘String theory’ or ‘The Elegant Universe’ he…

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The First Discovery of TESS Mission is here and it is Simply Amazing

The First Discovery of TESS Mission is here and it is Simply Amazing

TESS, the new planet-hunter of NASA, sends its first image to the Earth. The Explorer Program of NASA wanted to extend the good work of Kepler Mission and for this reason, they designed the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). It is expected to trace around 20,000 exoplanets in comparison to 3,800 exoplanets that were found…

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Hubble Discovered an Unusual Infrared Emission around a Neutron Star

Hubble Discovered an Unusual Infrared Emission around a Neutron Star

The detection of infrared emission around RX J0806.4-4123 opens up a new chapter in the exploration of interstellar space. The collapsed core of a huge star, which has a total of between 10 and 29 solar masses before collapsing, is known as a Neutron Star. Generally, the mass of a neutron star ranges from 1.4…

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NASA’s Dawn Mission is coming to its End

NASA’s Dawn Mission is coming to its End

The Dawn Mission revolutionized the field of Planetary Science through its breathtaking imagery and engineering feats. Dawn was launched by NASA in September 2007 with the intentions of studying 2 of the 3 known protoplanets (Ceres and Vesta) of the asteroid belt. The launch was executed from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station as a…

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Wolf 503b is too Close to its Star

Wolf 503b is too Close to its Star

Scientists found an exoplanet twice as big as Earth in the Virgo Constellation which orbits incredibly close to its host star. The desire to find the habitable celestial body anywhere else (other than the Earth) in the universe has urged astronomers to go beyond their limits. The emergence of advanced telescopes like the Hubble and…

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Cassini Mission found a Bizarre Structure around the Northern Pole of Saturn

Cassini Mission found a Bizarre Structure around the Northern Pole of Saturn

Massive hexagon discovered first in the Southern Hemisphere of Saturn, by Voyager Spacecraft, might have climbed up towards the Northern Pole. Saturn has always been a planet of surprises and a recent study shows that the things haven’t changed much. The Cassini Spacecraft, which was built collectively by ESA, NASA, and the Italian Space Agency,…

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Hubble Space Telescope Covers 15,000 Galaxies in a Single Shot

Hubble Space Telescope Covers 15,000 Galaxies in a Single Shot

Two recently-launched images, taken as part of the Hubble Deep UV Legacy Survey, might change your entire perception of the universe. Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is one of the largest and most versatile telescopes that has ever hit the space. It was named after Edwin Hubble, an American Astronomer who was one of the pioneers…

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Quantum Entanglement, Ancient Quasars a Lifeline?

Quantum Entanglement, Ancient Quasars a Lifeline?

A study of quasars reveal that the Quantum Entanglement is a must to explain the correlations between particles in all instances. Astronomers recognize quasars as the furthest celestial objects discovered. They emit energy in vast quantities. Some are a trillion times more luminous than the Sun. Factually, Quasars outshine stars in their galaxy, producing energy…

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Researchers at MIT Reveal a Sprawling Galaxy Cluster which was Hiding in Plain Sight

Researchers at MIT Reveal a Sprawling Galaxy Cluster which was Hiding in Plain Sight

A bright galaxy remained hidden for years despite being extremely bright. Researchers have had a hunger to explore what is out there for ages. Space has always been a mystery even after all the research we have done on our surroundings. There are billions of entities that are unknown to humans yet their hunger for…

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The New Kind of Aurora called STEVE is Not actually an Aurora

The New Kind of Aurora called STEVE is Not actually an Aurora

A recent study explains that the Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement (STEVE) is a one-of-its-kind celestial event which shouldn’t be confused with auroras. The Northern and Southern Lights have been offering dazzling scenes to the people of the Arctic Circle and the Southern tip of Chile, respectively. Both these auroras have existed for centuries and…

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Scientists Discovered a New Method adopted by the Baby Black Holes to Grow

Scientists Discovered a New Method adopted by the Baby Black Holes to Grow

Supermassive black holes provide the necessary material to the newly formed black holes to grow and expand. Black holes have always been an intriguing phenomenon since its discovery. Researchers from different parts of the world make considerable investments of time and money to understand these amazing marvels of nature. This led to a lot of…

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New Horizons Just Found Hints of a Huge Structure on the Edge of our Solar System

New Horizons Just Found Hints of a Huge Structure on the Edge of our Solar System

Recent findings of the New Horizons strengthened the Heliosphere theory which was originally suggested by the Voyager 1. New evidence of the mysterious ‘Wall’ encircling the planets and other objects in our solar system has surfaced. This mysterious bubble is a boundary between the solar system and the interstellar space which identifies where the sun’s…

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Perseid Meteor Shower is simply a Treat for Skywatchers

Perseid Meteor Shower is simply a Treat for Skywatchers

The annual Perseid Meteor Shower is just around the corner as NASA announces the peak of this amazing celestial artistry. The term ‘Meteor Shower’ is associated with a celestial event where multiple meteors are observed to originate from one point in the night sky. The source of these showers is called meteoroids, which are essentially…

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A Brand New Exoplanet Hunter of NASA Captured a Distant Comet

A Brand New Exoplanet Hunter of NASA Captured a Distant Comet

TESS had a good look at the C/2018 N1 even before starting its science operations. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) of NASA started official operations on 25th July 2018. Right before that, it underwent a final test to check its capabilities which presented a fascinating series of images to the researchers. It captured a…

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A Blood Moon Frightened People

A Blood Moon Frightened People

If you haven’t seen a blood moon in your life, this is your chance as the longest Total Lunar Eclipse is just around the corner. It is a key to understand the logic and reason behind something in order to entirely comprehend its potential. Similarly, if you look at the sky, thousands of stars can…

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All you need to know about the Fermi Telescope

All you need to know about the Fermi Telescope

An illustrious journey of Fermi Gamma-ray Telescope might come to an end in the fall of 2018. The U.S. Department of Energy, NASA, and several other allies, including government agencies of France, Germany, and Japan, participated in creating the Fermi Gamma-ray Telescope. A Delta II 7920-H rocket took it to space on 11th June 2008.…

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Milky Way got its Bulge from a Collision

Milky Way got its Bulge from a Collision

The Milky Way has a bulge and now we know why.  The distinctive shape of our galaxy has puzzled astronomers for a long, long time. New evidence fills in missing pieces identifying an ancient collision between our galaxy and a small celestial body, dubbed the ‘Sausage’ galaxy. About 8 to 10 billion years ago, astronomers…

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Multimessenger Astronomy is the reason behind the Discovery of a Cosmic-Ray Source

Multimessenger Astronomy is the reason behind the Discovery of a Cosmic-Ray Source

Neutrinos helped the scientists to figure out a source of the cosmic rays. Cosmic rays have been entering the atmosphere of our planet ever since. The source of these rays have always been a mystery for astronomers as they couldn’t figure out a scientific explanation for their opinions. Having said that, the announcement of an…

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Scientists found signs of Life on a Moon of Saturn

Scientists found signs of Life on a Moon of Saturn

New findings of Enceladus strengthened the claims that it is the most suitable place for exploring extraterrestrial life. The existence of life beyond Earth has always been an extremely popular topic in the scientific community. Continuous efforts are being made since the mid-20th century in this regard but scientists have not enjoyed much of a…

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Scientists Detect a Planet around PDS 70

Scientists Detect a Planet around PDS 70

The combination of SPHERE and the Very Large Telescope discovered a forming planet in its youth. Space has been surprising us ever since we started exploring it. Entities like Nebulas, Black Holes, and Exoplanets have a nag of amazing us with their mysteries and secrets. Scientists are always trying to unveil more and more information…

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