Category: Solar System

Diamonds are raining out of Uranus and Neptune

Diamonds are raining out of Uranus and Neptune

Icy Giants of our Solar System experience Diamond rain due to extreme temperature and pressure. Uranus and Neptune are considered the most mysterious planets of our solar system. From the magnetic poles to the extreme weather conditions, these heavenly bodies are unique in every fashion. Their magnetic poles are at 60o from respective geological poles.…

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How did Uranus Form?

How did Uranus Form?

What makes Uranus different from the other planets? Scientists have tried to explore our solar system as much as they possibly can once the space exploration took off. The desire to find signs of life anywhere else than the Earth is the sole reason behind it. All the places which can be reached are being…

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What lies beneath Jupiter’s clouds?

What lies beneath Jupiter’s clouds?

What lies beneath Jupiter’s clouds is Breathtaking. Once space exploration became popular, it expanded in every direction. Humans progressed in every direction from Moon to Pluto. We commonly hear terms like the Parallel universe and other galaxies that show the development we have done in this field. It can be safely assumed that all the…

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Total Solar Eclipse across Peru and Chile in 2019

Total Solar Eclipse across Peru and Chile in 2019

We are able to watch Total Solar Eclipse again in 2019 One of the mysteries that was solved through astronomy was the logical explanation of eclipses. People on Earth can experience Lunar and Solar Eclipses where heavenly bodies are aligned to bring some extraordinary changes in the appearance of their surface. Lunar eclipses are much…

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India will Send a Mission to the Moon and its Cheaper than Interstellar Movie

India will Send a Mission to the Moon and its Cheaper than Interstellar Movie

“The space agency is planning to launch Chandrayan-2 Mission around April this year.” MoS PMO Dr. Jitendra Singh said. India had its first mission to Moon in 2008. Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launched it in October and it operated till August of next year. This mission took Indian space program to a new level…

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It is Possible that Pluto may contain a layer of Carbon Beneath its Crust

It is Possible that Pluto may contain a layer of Carbon Beneath its Crust

Pluto has a 100-kilometer layer of Carbon beneath its crust, scientists say There is a consensus among scientists on calling Pluto a ‘Dwarf Planet’. It is located in Kuiper belt (a ring of bodies beyond Neptune). At the time of its discovery, it was given the status of a planet but this changed later when…

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How Well Do You Know the Solar System?

How Well Do You Know the Solar System?

If you are passionate about astronomy and the universe, you should know these things. Surely you have not learned all details about our Solar System. Today we will review, with a clip made by the National Geographic team, the most important details about our solar system, which every human should know about. From the center…

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A Gigantic Space Rock Heading Straight To Earth Today

A Gigantic Space Rock Heading Straight To Earth Today

The ‘potentially hazardous’ asteroid Phaeton 3200 will zoom past Earth today. Phaeton 3200 is named “potentially hazardous” because it has the potential to pass dangerously close to Earth, at a distance of 4.65 million miles. It is the third largest near-Earth PHA (Potentially Hazardous Asteroid) and it’s named for its proximity to Earth. The asteroid…

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A Solar Systems Similar to Ours Discovered by NASA

A Solar Systems Similar to Ours Discovered by NASA

  A 8-planet Solar System Discovered Using Artificial Intelligence Using artificial intelligence for new discoveries, NASA scientists and Google engineers discovered eight planets circling a Sun-like star. The agency announced Thursday that the new discovered Solar System could be very similar to ours, the last one not being the only one of its kind in the cosmos.…

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New Findings From NASA’s Dawn Mission at Dwarf Planet Ceres

New Findings From NASA’s Dawn Mission at Dwarf Planet Ceres

Bright Areas on Ceres Suggest Geologic Activity The surface of the dwarf planet Ceres is generally looking quite dark, but with notable exceptions. NASA’s Dawn spacecraft sent back images of hundreds of bright areas that stand out there. Now, scientists have a better sense of how these reflective areas formed and changed over time – processes indicative…

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An Interstellar Asteroid Like Never Seen Before Is Passing Through Our Solar System

An Interstellar Asteroid Like Never Seen Before Is Passing Through Our Solar System

The first asteroid observed visiting our Solar System from elsewhere has travelled for millions of years. First spotted on October 19, 2017, by the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope in Hawaii, Oumuamua is about 400 meters long, its length being 10 times greater than its width. Unlike any other asteroid we’ve seen before, it is bizzare cigar-shaped and it’s…

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Uranus Will Be Seen With The Naked Eye This Weekend

Uranus Will Be Seen With The Naked Eye This Weekend

Uranus will reach its closest point to Earth on October 19. The distant Ice Giant will be on the opposite side of the Sun in our skies, phenomenon known as opposition. The planet will be just 2.7 billion kilometers away from Earth, compared to its most distant position of 3.2 billion kilometers. Uranus reaches opposition October 19.…

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NASA Is Going Back To The Moon

NASA Is Going Back To The Moon

Vice President Mike Pence Says NASA’s Going Back to the Moon. “We will return American astronauts to the moon, not only to leave behind footprints and flags, but [also] to build the foundation we need to send Americans to Mars and beyond,” Pence said on October 5 at the first meeting of the newly reinstated National Space…

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Global Aurora and High Radiation Level on Mars Are Caused by a Massive Solar Storm

Global Aurora and High Radiation Level on Mars Are Caused by a Massive Solar Storm

  An unexpected Massive Solar Storm hit Mars. A solar storm was hitting Mars on September 11, being one of the most unexpected storms recorded until now. It is known that Sun’s magnetic poles flip every 11 years, and the period between these events is known as the solar cycle. On this period the Sun…

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Farthest-Ever Incoming Comet Spotted by Hubble

Farthest-Ever Incoming Comet Spotted by Hubble

Hubble Space Telescope spotted the farthest-ever incoming active comet Comet C/2017 K2 (K2) was captured by the Hubble Space Telescope as the farthest active comet ever spotted, heading toward the Sun. K2 came from a distance of 1.5 billion miles away from the Sun, beyond Saturn’s orbit and as it approaches to our star, the temperatures…

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Parker Solar Probe: The Spacecraft Will Touch The Sun

Parker Solar Probe: The Spacecraft Will Touch The Sun

Parker Solar Probe will be ready to study the Sun. NASA made an important announcement on Sept. 25, 2017, inviting the media to see NASA’s Parker Solar Probe in its flight configuration at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, where it is being built. The revolutionary heat shield that will protect the first spacecraft to fly…

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Final Images from Cassini

Final Images from Cassini

NASA released final images of the Cassini mission.   The Cassini mission went exactly as NASA planned. After a 13-years tour of the Saturn system Cassini has managed to deliver us the most awaited images all over the world. Finale Ringscape “Goodbye Kiss” of Titan Infrared Image of the Impact Site Impact Site: Cassini’s Final Image…

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Cassini Spacecraft Makes Its Final Approach to Saturn

Cassini Spacecraft Makes Its Final Approach to Saturn

We’ll stay breathless, because Cassini’s antenna will keep sending informations to Earth until its last moment. Between 26 April and September 15, Cassini ‘jumped’ between Saturn and its rings, on a region that no other mission in humankind history ever explored before. A 13-year tour of the Saturn system is ending with an intentional plunge into…

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On Mars It’s Snowing Every Night

On Mars It’s Snowing Every Night

It’s Snowing On Mars! A team of researchers at the National Science Research Center in Paris has conducted a study that provides unexpected details about the Red Planet. The discovery indicates that on Mars is snowing every night. Surely the snow here does not resemble what we can see on Earth every winter. This snowstorm…

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Best Shots Of 2017 Total Eclipse

Best Shots Of 2017 Total Eclipse

The most interesting astronomical event of the year is here It is the most discussed subject of the week and maybe of the year. Total Solar Eclipse, about which we have posted before, amazed everyone around the world. Last seen in the US on February 26, 1979, Moon appeared again in front of the Sun on…

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Cassini Just Got Closer To Saturn Than Ever Before

Cassini Just Got Closer To Saturn Than Ever Before

The nuclear-powered spacecraft has orbited Saturn for 13 years and sent us back hundreds of amazing images. All these photos are including close-ups of the gaseous giant, its mysterious moons and, of course, its famous rings. Exploring the Saturnian system since 2004, Cassini did not disappoint anyone since then. We discovered new worlds like Saturn’s…

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Researchers Found That The Moon Had A Magnetic Field

Researchers Found That The Moon Had A Magnetic Field

A piece of a selenar rock brought from the moon in 1971 proves that it had a magnetic field one billion years ago. The discovery shows that Earth’s natural satellite had a core which melted nearly 1-2.5 billion years ago, followed by the solidification process. Researchers from MIT, Rutgers University and Berkeley, California, analyzed a…

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