Tag: European Space Agency

Scientists Found a Nearby River of Stars

Scientists Found a Nearby River of Stars

The Gaia Satellite of the European Space Agency helped the researchers to observe a billion-year-old river of stars. Many people might have read the novel, ‘River of Stars’ by Guy Gavriel Kay. However, what would be your reaction if we tell you that astronomers have discovered an actual river of stars by using the data…

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White Dwarf Stars are Turning into Crystals

White Dwarf Stars are Turning into Crystals

Astronomers from the University of Warwick have found direct evidence suggesting that the white dwarf stars are solidifying into crystals. A white dwarf star in a dense stellar core remnant, which is mostly made up of electron-degenerate matter. All the luminosity of these stars come from the stored thermal energy as there is absolutely no…

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Scientists Discover New Insights about the Effects of Sun on Comet Tails

Scientists Discover New Insights about the Effects of Sun on Comet Tails

The current sheet causes all the disruptions in the dust tail following the changes in the magnetic field. In January 2007, the twin STEREO satellites captured the first ever satellite images of Comet McNaught. STEREO-B was the first to begin its operation. First few minutes of its observation did cause some panic among the mission’s…

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European Space Agency is Ready to Launch a Mission to Mercury

European Space Agency is Ready to Launch a Mission to Mercury

A collaboration between ESA and JAXA might reveal some amazing facts about Mercury. Mercury is the innermost planet of our solar system and has an orbital period of just 87.97 days around the Sun. Quite understandingly, the smallest planet has also the smallest orbital period among all its companions. Similarly, the axis of Mercury exhibits…

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Amazing Facts about the Milky Way

Amazing Facts about the Milky Way

We have a lot of mysterious things going around us. The galaxy that contains our Solar System is called the Milky Way. It is full of mysteries and scientists are trying incredibly hard to unveil them but it seems as if all their efforts are proving insufficient, at least for now. Despite the technological advancements,…

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Remember Oumuamua Comet? Scientists Narrowed Down its Source to Four Stars

Remember Oumuamua Comet? Scientists Narrowed Down its Source to Four Stars

Astronomers have gotten closer to identifying the mysterious interstellar object. Oumuamua is a mildly active comet which was discovered by Robert Weryk on 19th October 2017. He made use of the Pan-STARRS telescope, located at the Haleakala Observatory in Hawaii, to detect this first-ever object from beyond our solar system. At the time of this…

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Dust Storms on Titan observed for the First Time by Cassini

Dust Storms on Titan observed for the First Time by Cassini

Cassini Spacecraft made the first-ever observation of dust storms on the largest moon of Saturn. NASA, the Italian Space Agency (ASI), and the European Space Agency (ESA) collaborated to send a probe to study Saturn, its natural satellites (moons), and its rings in 1997. The name given to this mission was Cassini-Huygens (after astronomers Giovanni…

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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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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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Is it Possible for Humans to Stay Sane in Space?

Is it Possible for Humans to Stay Sane in Space?

Space Travel is an incredibly hostile experience which can leave an ever-lasting impact on the mind of an astronaut. Space Exploration is the talk of the town these days as more and more missions are reaching the far-off destinations of our universe. All the space agencies of the world including NASA, Roscosmos, China National Space…

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Scientists found a Lake of Liquid Water on Mars

Scientists found a Lake of Liquid Water on Mars

The search for life on Mars goes down to the subsurface level following the discovery of a liquid water lake below the southern polar ice cap. Human activity is bringing drastic changes to this world and that’s the reason why researchers are looking for other habitable places of the universe. Our neighbor planet, Mars, is…

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Astrophysicists found a way to determine whether Dark Matter exists or not

Astrophysicists found a way to determine whether Dark Matter exists or not

Computer Simulations might solve one of the most debated questions in astrophysics, is the dark matter real? Baryonic matter accounts for only 5% of our universe. Scientists have no clue from where the remaining 95% came but they do believe that nearly 80% of the universe is filled with a form of matter, called Dark…

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How could Aliens detect Life on Earth?

How could Aliens detect Life on Earth?

Aliens have all they need to detect life on Earth as it offers a Gaseous Mixture, transmits Radio Signals, and have a network of Satellites. Humanity has certainly come a long way when it comes to Astronomy. We can explore the farthest reaches of the cosmos through powerful telescopes that are designed specifically for this…

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Chinese Space Station Tiangong-1 has finally fallen from the sky

Chinese Space Station Tiangong-1 has finally fallen from the sky

Chinese Space Station, Heavenly Palace, smashed into the Pacific Ocean. Different nations are working on programs to explore space in order to know more and more about our universe. The Cold War between the United States and Russia are known to everyone but many other countries are also investing in this field. China and India…

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