Category: astronomy

Hubble Space Telescope is Now in Safe Mode

Hubble Space Telescope is Now in Safe Mode

Hubble is in Trouble due to some problems in one of its gyros. Hubble Space Telescope (HST), one of the largest and most versatile space telescope developed malfunctions on Friday, October 5. According to NASA, one of the gyros used to angle the telescope in specific directions showed anomalous behavior. That’s the reason why the…

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Astronomers found an Evidence of the First Interstellar Moon

Astronomers found an Evidence of the First Interstellar Moon

Scientists may have found a moon orbiting around an exoplanet called Kepler-1625b. Interstellar space is under keen observation these days following a surge of missions from different space agencies around the globe. The idea of finding an alternative habitat for humanity has become increasingly famous and many super-powers of the world including the United States…

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A Famous Nova was actually not a Nova

A Famous Nova was actually not a Nova

Nova Vulpeculae 1670 is merely a collision between two dwarf stars. The term ‘Nova (Novae)’ refers to a transient astronomical event that causes sudden appearance of a bright, apparently new star which gradually fades away over several weeks. In some cases, the fading process may take many months. All the novae, which have been observed…

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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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Apollo 9 Mission, the mission they don’t talk about often, was an Important Step for Cosmos Exploration

Apollo 9 Mission, the mission they don’t talk about often, was an Important Step for Cosmos Exploration

The field of spaceflight got a massive boost from the Apollo 9 mission of NASA. Apollo 9 went down in history for being the first crewed Lunar Module mission. It was the third manned spaceflight in history but was the first ever mission to test the capabilities of the Lunar Module (LM). On 3rd March…

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TESS has Already Found Two Candidate Planets

TESS has Already Found Two Candidate Planets

The planet-hunting space telescope of NASA is off to a great start. Discovering new planets has always been an interesting prospect of many. The very thought of it is exciting and makes one curious. That’s the reason why a lot of space agencies are trying their best to locate a habitable exoplanet. The Transiting Exoplanet…

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Scientists Identified Four Incredibly Young Asteroid Families

Scientists Identified Four Incredibly Young Asteroid Families

Researchers went back in time to the asteroid formation era through numerical simulation and found some young asteroid families. The minor planets, particularly of the inner solar system, are called asteroids. Initially, this term was used to describe all the sun-orbiting astronomical objects that didn’t fulfill the criteria of being a planet. The definition of…

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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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