Mercury has a Solid Inner Core, new study shows

Mercury has a Solid Inner Core, new study shows

Like Earth, Mercury’s outer core is composed of liquid metal while it has a solid inner core, which accounts for nearly 85% of the planet’s volume. Mercury is an incredible, mysterious planet that continues to offer some exciting results to scientists. Perhaps most intriguingly, it generates its own magnetic field from the motion deep within…

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6 Hypothetical Planets of our Solar System

6 Hypothetical Planets of our Solar System

It might be surprising for you to know that before our technology matured, many astronomers believed that several planets (other than the recognized ones) are present in our solar system. Later research proved that some of the asteroids were erroneously labeled as planets. According to a theory, the gravitational pull of Mercury and Venus would…

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VEM is the Modern Fire Extinguisher for Space

VEM is the Modern Fire Extinguisher for Space

Researchers from the Toyohashi University of Technology has come up with a new technique, called Vacuum Extinguish Method (VEM), for a novel fire extinguisher in space. The basic idea of VEM is completely opposite to what we get with standard fire extinguishers, which spray different extinguishing agents into the firing point. It uses a vacuum…

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Top 7 Missing Comets of All Time

Top 7 Missing Comets of All Time

The mystery of missing comets has always been a hard nut to crack for the astronomers. Despite their massive size and distinctive tails, some comets are known to simply disappear in open space. Several different theories have been proposed but scientists haven’t been able to figure out a definitive answer for this puzzle. Below is…

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NASA Recorded a Quake on Mars

NASA Recorded a Quake on Mars

In order to enhance their understanding about the interior of the red planet, scientists at NASA recorded a quake on Mars (for the first time) and the resulting audio is quite eerie. A quake on Mars is quite different from the earthquakes that we experience on our planet. On Earth, there are tectonic plates slipping…

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Top 7 Disadvantages of Rising Sea Levels

Top 7 Disadvantages of Rising Sea Levels

The melting of ice in the Polar Regions and glaciers continues to pose a major threat to us all on a global scale, a whopping 3 millimeters a year. Between 1993 and 2014, sea level rose by about 2.6 inches. Fast forward to 2019, the sea level is 4.2 inches above normal. An increment of…

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Astronomers Question the Habitable Zone for TRAPPIST-1A

Astronomers Question the Habitable Zone for TRAPPIST-1A

Researchers from the University of Arizona (UA) have found evidence that could force scientists to redefine the habitable zone for TRAPPIST-1A exoplanets. TRAPPIST-1 system has always attracted the attention of humanity since its discovery in 2016. The existence of 7 Earth-sized planets around a cool star is the reason for its popularity. A number of…

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The First Molecular Bond in the Universe has been Found

The First Molecular Bond in the Universe has been Found

Scientists have finally detected the first molecular bond (Helium Hydride) to be ever created in the universe by observing NGC 7027, a planetary nebula. The discovery of the Helium Hydride ion (HeH+), finally closes yet another chapter in the annals of space discoveries. Previous attempts to detect the Helium Hydride ion in space were restricted…

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Top 9 Interesting Planets of the Universe

Top 9 Interesting Planets of the Universe

Humanity has always been curious to explore the vastness of space in an attempt to unravel the mysteries of the universe. Although we have made a lot of progress in this regard, our surroundings continue to surprise us with every new finding. Below is a list of the most interesting planets (exoplanets) that have been…

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TESS finds its First Earth-sized Planet

TESS finds its First Earth-sized Planet

The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) was launched just a year ago but it has already found its first Earth-sized exoplanet. Launched on 18 April 2018, TESS is expected to discover around hundreds of Earth-like planets during its two-year mission. Having said that, this duration could be extended if the satellite is able to successfully…

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Scientists found a Tiny Fragment of a Comet inside a Meteorite

Scientists found a Tiny Fragment of a Comet inside a Meteorite

A recent study, published in the journal ‘Nature Astronomy’, announced that a team of researchers has identified a tiny fragment of a comet inside LaPaz Icefield 02342. Science has yet again found something that may hold clues to the origin of our solar system. Researchers from the Carnegie Institution of Science have found a speck…

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Top 8 Most Terrifying Planets in the Universe

Top 8 Most Terrifying Planets in the Universe

Astronomers have found a number of terrifying planets ranging from GJ 436b to Tres 4b and from CoRot-7b to Ogle 2005. Humanity has identified a total of 3,730 confirmed exoplanets to date with nearly as many potential candidates in different parts of the universe. Astronomers have observed a huge variety among these heavenly bodies on…

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Star-spotting Technology will Count Orangutans in Borneo

Star-spotting Technology will Count Orangutans in Borneo

In an attempt to save and preserve this endangered species, scientists from different fields of life have collaborated to monitor the population of Orangutans in the Bornean forests. An international team of conservationists, astrophysicists, and ecologists came together to introduce better ways of detecting orangutans in Borneo. According to a presentation at the Unifying Tropical…

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Scientists Found a Unique Exoplanet in an Evolved Binary

Scientists Found a Unique Exoplanet in an Evolved Binary

Astronomers used the Kepler Space Telescope to find an exoplanet (having a mass of about 13 Jupiters) that is orbiting a more evolved binary system, called KIC 10544976.   The Kepler Space Telescope of NASA made it possible for humanity to observe the exoplanets around young binary systems. This outstanding achievement was accomplished, for the…

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Bacteria can Manufacture High-Performance Proteins, like Spider Silk, for Space Missions

Bacteria can Manufacture High-Performance Proteins, like Spider Silk, for Space Missions

Researchers developed a new technique that could produce difficult-to-make proteins, like spider silk, by taking advantage of engineered bacteria. The mechanical properties of some of the natural, protein-based substances put them in the same bracket as the best synthetic materials. The research presented at the American Chemical Society (ACS) on 2nd April 2019 explained that…

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8 Amazing Places that Humans have Destroyed

8 Amazing Places that Humans have Destroyed

The global urbanization and industrialization have destroyed unlimited amazing places around the globe. The advancement of technology has enabled humanity to change the surface of the Earth according to our needs. We did manage to extract numerous benefits from this progress but it cost us some of the most beautiful assets of the world. Although…

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Scientists Found Photons in Mysterious Gamma-ray Bursts

Scientists Found Photons in Mysterious Gamma-ray Bursts

Researchers from the RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research used simulations to reveal that the photons emitted by long gamma-ray bursts actually originate in the photosphere. Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) were first discovered in 1967 but the logical explanation of this phenomenon remained a mystery for quite some time post-discovery. Years and years of research led scientists…

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Unbelievable Space Images that are Actually Real

Unbelievable Space Images that are Actually Real

You may often hear the phrase “space is crazy” because a number of space images have shown spectacular scenes in different parts of our universe. Although many of them are edited with Photoshop and other tools, some of these extraordinary photographs are absolutely real. Below is a list of few unbelievable space images that are…

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Scientists Calculated Temperature Inside Moon to Reveal its Inner Structure

Scientists Calculated Temperature Inside Moon to Reveal its Inner Structure

Humanity has taken a massive step in its quest to unravel the secrets of the inner structure of the moon. Despite all the technological advancements in the field of astronomy, scientists have failed to extract much information about the inner structure of the natural satellite of our planet. Ananya Mallik, a URI Assistant Professor of…

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Top 7 National Parks of the World

Top 7 National Parks of the World

If you love nature and want to visit some of the best natural places in the world, national parks are the most suitable destinations for you. National parks are one of the most stunning and iconic locations to visit in the world. They are often rich with rare plants and wildlife and offer unrivaled scientific,…

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Saturn’s Rings Coats Tiny Moons

Saturn’s Rings Coats Tiny Moons

The latest analysis of the data, collected by the Cassini spacecraft of NASA, revealed five tiny moons near the rings of Saturn. Saturn is the 2nd largest planet in our Solar System. It is almost entirely made of gas and is 9 times greater in radius than Earth. While its density is one-eighth of our…

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2018 was an Impressive Year for the Astronomical World

2018 was an Impressive Year for the Astronomical World

Astronomy has progressed rapidly following the surge of technological advancements. As a result, several astronomical developments are being made on a regular basis. In these circumstances, it is almost impossible to determine the top events in the astronomical world. However, we have tried to list some of the top astronomical events of 2018 (in our…

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Hubble Watches Asteroid Gault Coming Apart

Hubble Watches Asteroid Gault Coming Apart

The Hubble Space Telescope of NASA observes an asteroid, called Gault that is disintegrating rapidly by throwing off material into its surroundings. Gault is located at a distance of 344 million kilometers from the Sun and was discovered, for the first time, in 1988. Since then, several observations have been made of this asteroid but…

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TESS Mission Found a New Saturn-sized Planet called TOI 197.01

TESS Mission Found a New Saturn-sized Planet called TOI 197.01

The TESS Mission of NASA has given some valuable insights to the planet-hunting astronomers by discovering TOI 197.01, a Saturn-sized planet. It is a common observation that stellar astronomers who study starquakes in stars often end up in providing some useful information about the properties of newly-discovered planets. This time around, they managed to characterize…

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Artificial Intelligence can Predict Premature Death

Artificial Intelligence can Predict Premature Death

Researchers have successfully tested a new system that can predict the risk of premature death in the middle-aged population. According to the latest study at the University of Nottingham, ‘Machine Learning’ algorithms can prove extremely helpful in improving preventative healthcare in the future. This deduction was made on the basis of a computer-based system that…

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LAMP Sheds Light on Lunar Water Molecules

LAMP Sheds Light on Lunar Water Molecules

Scientists used the LAMP instrument of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) of NASA to observe the movement of water molecules on the Moon. Moon was considered an extremely arid object, up until the last decade or so, with hardly any signs of water on its surface. Technological advancements allowed the researchers to trace sparse populations…

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10 Movies with Difficult Plots that are Worth Watching

10 Movies with Difficult Plots that are Worth Watching

Are you bored with mainstream movies and want to watch something that makes you think? Below is a list of 10 movies that you may need to watch again in order to understand their difficult plots completely. Memento A man with short-term memory loss attempts to track down his wife’s murderer. This blockbuster is about…

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