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The universe is Expanding at an Unknown Rate

The universe is Expanding at an Unknown Rate

Cosmologists fail to determine an expansion rate of our universe following a disagreement among two latest sets of precise measurements. It is a well-known fact that our universe is expanding since its beginning but the pattern of this expansion always had some mysteries attached to it. Probably the strangest fact about our universe is that…

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A CubeSat Mission will study the Hot Gas surrounding the Milky Way

A CubeSat Mission will study the Hot Gas surrounding the Milky Way

HaloSat will help scientists to understand whether the missing mass of the universe lies inside galactic halos or not. Humanity is exploring every dimension of the universe in order to know more and more about our surroundings. The amount of ‘normal matter’ is very less when compared with the total volume of space around us.…

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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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Dust Particles like the ones in Milky Way found in another Galaxy

Dust Particles like the ones in Milky Way found in another Galaxy

Humanity is set to know more about the historic dust composition of the universe following an extraordinary discovery by the researchers of Niels Bohr Institute. Researchers are exploring different parts of our universe in quest for extraterrestrial life and any similarity in this regard is considered a massive achievement. The Kepler Space Telescope of NASA…

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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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Two New Solar Systems discovered to have a planet like ours

Two New Solar Systems discovered to have a planet like ours

Kepler Space Telescope found two solar systems which have planets quite similar to Earth. The prospect of finding planetary systems similar to our Milky Way has always been intriguing. Scientists have been trying to discover new unknown worlds with the possibility of supporting human life and this is not the first time a planet or…

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NASA is going to create the Coldest Place in the Universe

NASA is going to create the Coldest Place in the Universe

The coldest place in the universe might unveil the mysteries of Gravity and Dark Energy. Antarctica. The iciest place in this world having the lowest temperature between -80°C to -85°C. To subsist in such an extreme weather certain precautions are to be taken. Humans require specific environmental and atmospheric conditions to survive on this planet…

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Binaries from Milky Way to be detected

Binaries from Milky Way to be detected

A gravitational wave detector that might emerge to the scene in 16 years will allow humans to detect binaries in the universe. There are infinite numbers of components that exist in the galaxy. All the elements that articulate our galaxy play a vital role. Some of these matters are more common such as stars, planets,…

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What has Egyptian Pyramids in common with Orion Nebula and the Universe?

What has Egyptian Pyramids in common with Orion Nebula and the Universe?

Do pyramids of Egypt symbolize the universe by representing Orion Nebula, the constellation of Leo, and the Milky Way? The pyramids of Egypt have a long history of surprising the world with their utmost beauty and architectural excellence. Another thing that has the potential to shock everyone is the Giza-Orion Correlation Theory. According to Egyptologists,…

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340,000 stars’ DNA checked for finding the Lost Siblings of Sun

340,000 stars’ DNA checked for finding the Lost Siblings of Sun

“The GALAH team’s aim is to make DNA matches between stars to find their long-lost sisters and brothers.” Dr. Sarah Martell said. The curiosity of humans to know more and more about the universe is the root cause of all the technological advancements we observe in this era. Scientists are discovering the far-off areas of…

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How and when will we travel to another Galaxy?

How and when will we travel to another Galaxy?

Will we find a new home soon? Astronomers are spreading to all parts of the space these days. Efforts are being made to support longer missions so that manned spacecraft could be sent to the far-off destinations. For example, different satellites are orbiting around planets like Neptune but no man has ever gone that far…

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Closest Galaxies in our Universe

Closest Galaxies in our Universe

Andromeda is NOT the Closest Galaxy in our Universe. It is a long known fact that the Milky Way (our galaxy) is surrounded by millions or even billions of other galaxies. A common perception is that our closest galactic neighbor is Andromeda Galaxy. That’s not true as it is the closest Spiral galaxy but there…

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Milky Way and Andromeda will collide in the Future. How long will it take?

Milky Way and Andromeda will collide in the Future. How long will it take?

Astronomers predict Titanic Collision between Milky Way and Andromeda. In about 4 billion years, two galaxies in the Local Group can produce a ‘galactic collision’. The Milky Way and Andromeda Galaxy are the most likely contenders in this regard. It’s a huge cosmic event as the entire solar system including the Sun and the Earth…

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CERN Scientists Discover: Our Universe Should Not Exist

CERN Scientists Discover: Our Universe Should Not Exist

Scientists at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, have said that our Universe should not exist. But why? CERN’s latest study find out that there’s a perfect symmetry between matter and antimatter but one thing is still unclear: why they didn’t annihilate each other upon the birth of the universe. “All of our observations find a complete…

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