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Scientists Discover an Eerie Nebula in the Constellation of Cassiopeia

Scientists Discover an Eerie Nebula in the Constellation of Cassiopeia

Gamma Cassiopeiae is slowly eroding away the ghostly cloud of gas and dust in the W-shaped constellation. The constellation of Cassiopeia is named after the vain queen of Greek mythology and can be observed in the northern sky. The characteristic ‘W’ shape (caused by five bright stars) of the constellation makes it even more visible…

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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 Collision between Galaxies Produced a Giant Ring of Black Holes

A Collision between Galaxies Produced a Giant Ring of Black Holes

Scientists found a ring galaxy which is 300 million light-years away from Earth. The galaxies whose gravitational fields create a disturbance among each other are called Interacting or Colliding galaxies. They are quite common during galaxy evolution. Some people might confuse intergalactic collisions with the conventional meaning of collision but it happens only at the…

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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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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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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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Signs of Water on Jupiter’s moon Europa

Signs of Water on Jupiter’s moon Europa

A research adds a lot of weight to the claims that water plumes exist on Europa. As water is a vital ingredient for supporting life, scientists are searching for its traces in different parts of the universe. Europa, a Moon of Jupiter, is one of the main contenders for fostering life in our solar system.…

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Vast Stellar Nursery of Lagoon Nebula

Vast Stellar Nursery of Lagoon Nebula

Hubble Space Telescope celebrated its 28th anniversary in space by comparing Lagoon Nebula in the visible and infrared light. The Lagoon Nebula, also known as M8 or RCW146, is a colossal interstellar cloud in the constellation Sagittarius. This emission nebula was discovered before 1654 by an Italian astronomer, Giovanni Hodiema. There are only two nebulae…

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Hubble uncovers the Farthest Star ever seen

Hubble uncovers the Farthest Star ever seen

Scientists have seen Icarus, the farthest star ever seen, through Hubble Space Telescope The Hubble Space Telescope was launched in 1990 by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). It is the most versatile telescope that has ever been sent to space and that’s the reason why it has solved so many mysteries. One of…

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Substellar Objects in the Orion Nebula found by Hubble

Substellar Objects in the Orion Nebula found by Hubble

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have uncovered the largest known population of brown dwarfs sprinkled among newborn stars In an unprecedented deep survey for small, faint objects in the Orion Nebula, researchers not only found several very-low-mass brown dwarf companions, but also three giant planets. They even found an example of binary planets where two planets orbit…

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Something Just Came Out Of A Black Hole

Something Just Came Out Of A Black Hole

NASA’s astronomers discovered an unique phenomenon with Markarian 335 Black Hole. Two telescopes for astronomical observation, Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array and NASA’s Explorer missions Swift, have managed to caught a supermassive black hole in the midst of a giant eruption of X-ray light. “This is the first time we have been able to link the…

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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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