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6 Deadliest Planets in the Universe

6 Deadliest Planets in the Universe

Earth is the only known place (so far) that could harbor life. The location of the planet with respect to its host star is the most important factor to determine its chances of habitability. Alongside extreme temperatures, a handful of other atmospheric conditions also contribute to the ferocity of the following deadliest planets. KELT-9b KELT-9…

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6 Peculiar Stars of our Universe

6 Peculiar Stars of our Universe

Stars are one of the most important celestial bodies of our universe. Generally, they are perceived as massive, circular masses of Hydrogen and Helium but that’s not always the case. Modern technology has enabled humanity to explore far-off regions of space. This allowed astronomers to trace a lot of peculiar stars. The following list comprises…

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Scientists found 18 Earth-sized Exoplanets in Space

Scientists found 18 Earth-sized Exoplanets in Space

Researchers used a new algorithm to draw a more realistic image of the exoplanet population in order to locate Earth-sized exoplanets. Humanity has discovered around 4,000 planets outside our solar system until now and most of them are considerably larger than Earth. According to an estimate, nearly 96% of these exoplanets are comparable with the…

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Top 5 Designs for Interstellar Spaceships

Top 5 Designs for Interstellar Spaceships

Interstellar travel has always been an intriguing concept for scientists. Over the years, they have tried to come up with some interesting ideas for spacecraft propulsion. While some of them are just theoretical, others could pave the way for the perfect interstellar travel system. Let’s take a look at the 5 most interesting designs for…

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7 Outstanding Achievements of Astronomical Technology

7 Outstanding Achievements of Astronomical Technology

The advancement of astronomical technology has enabled humanity to come up with some amazing inventions that were way beyond the imagination of our ancestors. The element of curiosity has urged scientists to explore anything and everything. They dwelled into the limitless vastness of space to find some of the most fascinating facts about our universe.…

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Radio Telescopes could take even Sharper Images of Black Holes

Radio Telescopes could take even Sharper Images of Black Holes

Astronomers believe that radio telescopes in space can take much better images of black holes in the future. Black holes have always attracted a lot of attention, since their discovery in 1916. Recently, astronomers have finally captured the first-ever image of a black hole to put an end to the long-lasting anticipation. The Event Horizon…

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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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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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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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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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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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10 Strangest Objects in the Universe

10 Strangest Objects in the Universe

The technological advancements in the field of astronomy have allowed the researchers to discover some of the strangest objects in the universe. Despite the fact that we can find countless weird phenomena lurking throughout the cosmos, some of them are just too weird in comparison to others. Below is a list of 10 strangest objects…

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Did Trihydrogen created the Universe?

Did Trihydrogen created the Universe?

Researchers are using ultra-fast lasers to create and study Trihydrogen (H3+), which is quite abundant in our universe, for sake of understanding the chemistry of this iconic molecule. Almost every molecule in the universe was born from the Trihydrogen cation. It was discovered in 1911 by J. J. Thomson while he was studying plasma discharges.…

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Scientists are Creating an Alien Atmosphere on Earth

Scientists are Creating an Alien Atmosphere on Earth

In order to simulate the potential conditions on Hot Jupiters, researchers at NASA are cooking up an alien atmosphere on Earth. The advancement of technology has enabled humanity to explore different sections of our universe. For the sake of improving the understanding of our surroundings, scientists are expanding their research in every direction. The search…

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Small Kuiper Belt Objects are Surprisingly Rare

Small Kuiper Belt Objects are Surprisingly Rare

According to new research at the Southwest Research Institute, the concentration of small objects in the Kuiper Belt is quite low. The discovery was made by the renowned New Horizons spacecraft of NASA. It has the privilege of taking a first close-up look at the Pluto. Similarly, it also explored Ultima Thule which holds great…

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Hubble and Gaia have Measured the Mass of the Milky Way

Hubble and Gaia have Measured the Mass of the Milky Way

The data from the Hubble Space Telescope of NASA and the Gaia Satellite of the European Space Agency led to the most accurate measurements of the mass of the Milky Way. According to previous research, which was conducted several decades back, the mass of our galaxy ranges somewhere between 500 billion and 3 trillion solar…

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Scientists Observe 5,000 Nearby Galaxies through MaNGA

Scientists Observe 5,000 Nearby Galaxies through MaNGA

The analysis of the first 3 years of the Mapping Nearby Galaxies (MaNGA) program gave some important insights about 5,000 nearby galaxies. The latest data release from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) explained the observations of MaNGA during the first three years of its operation. It uses a specific method called Resolved Spectroscopy, which…

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The Pale Blue Dot [Remake]

The Pale Blue Dot [Remake]

In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves. The first image from the clip is taken by the Voyager 1 Space Probe on February 14, 1990, at a distance of 6,054,587,000 Kilometers (3,762,146,000 miles). The rest of the clip is part…

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The Magellanic Clouds are Now Forming New Stars at a Faster Pace

The Magellanic Clouds are Now Forming New Stars at a Faster Pace

Magellanic Clouds, the galactic neighbors of the Milky Way, have picked up the rate of their star formation. The Small and Large Magellanic Clouds are the closest companion galaxies of the Milky Way. Both of these galactic neighbors are named after Ferdinand Magellan, the man who led the first European expedition to circumnavigate the world.…

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A Scientist of NASA Proves that the Speed of Light is Extraordinarily Slow

A Scientist of NASA Proves that the Speed of Light is Extraordinarily Slow

Animations of a NASA scientist show that light is considerably slow when extended to a cosmic scale. According to popular opinion on the subject is that light is one of the fastest things in the universe. It’s so fast for us that we are unable to notice it as it passes through. The approximate speed…

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TESS Discovers its 3rd New Planet

TESS Discovers its 3rd New Planet

The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) of NASA found a dense, gaseous world having an orbital period of 36 days around a bright dwarf star. TESS found a new exoplanet around a star which is about 53 light-years away from us. The name given to this new planet is HD 21749b and it orbits a…

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The Coolest Place in the Universe

The Coolest Place in the Universe

The Cold Atom Lab of NASA can reach up to -459o F. The Cold Atom Laboratory (CAL) is a fundament Physics user facility that is operational on the International Space Station (ISS). This instrument is used to produce clouds of ultra-cooled atoms called Bose-Einstein Condensates (BEC). Their temperature can drop as much as only a…

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What is Dark Matter? Can we See it?

What is Dark Matter? Can we See it?

Several signs indicate that our universe is filled with dark matter but humanity is just not good enough to view the unknown form of matter, at least until now. The material that makes up 85% of the universe is called the Dark Matter. It is believed that the dark matter is made up of materials…

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Researchers have Measured all the Starlight in the Observable Universe

Researchers have Measured all the Starlight in the Observable Universe

4×1084 photons of light have been emitted by stars into space since the Big Bang. Our universe has been creating stars for billions of years. According to an estimate, there are around trillion-trillion stars in 2 trillion galaxies of our universe. Despite all the technological advancement, astrophysicists haven’t been able to trace much about star…

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