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Huge Ice Volcanoes take place on Ceres Every Year

Huge Ice Volcanoes take place on Ceres Every Year

Researchers from the University of Arizona solved the mystery about the missing mountains of Ceres. Giuseppe Piazzi of the Palermo Astronomical Observatory was the name behind the discovery of Ceres, the first asteroid ever located by astronomers. He made this historic detection on 1st January 1801. At the time of this finding, Ceres was given…

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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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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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NASA Found Water in the Depths of the Great Red Spot

NASA Found Water in the Depths of the Great Red Spot

A team of researchers reveals that a considerable amount of water is present deep inside the atmosphere of Jupiter. The chemical resemblance between Jupiter and the Sun makes it a key planet for understanding the formation of our solar system. More importantly, it will help humanity to learn more about the development of other solar…

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Why Earth Rotates?

Why Earth Rotates?

The rotation theory of the universe suggests that if the sun shall rise tomorrow, it may just be a fraction late. Since the Earth came into being some 4.6 billion years ago, every day it spins once around its axis just like the rising and setting of the Sun. This will continue to happen till…

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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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Curiosity Rover found Foreign Objects on the Red Planet

Curiosity Rover found Foreign Objects on the Red Planet

The mystery of the Pettegrove Point Foreign Object Debris (PPFOD) is finally solved. The nuclear-powered mobile science laboratory Curiosity has been roving across the surface of Mars since 2012, searching for the conditions that may have once made Mars a habitable planet. Curiosity is the largest rover to be sent to Mars by NASA as…

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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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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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Meteors Reveal Insights about the Early Life of our Sun

Meteors Reveal Insights about the Early Life of our Sun

The presence of noble gases inside Hibonite Crystals, extracted from a meteor, gives scientists some key information about the early life of our Sun. Technological advancement has enabled the humanity to explore their surroundings like never before. There are different space agencies in the world and all of them have their own missions which feed…

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CNEOS is Defending Earth for 20 years now

CNEOS is Defending Earth for 20 years now

Will the Asteroid 1997 XF11 collide with the Earth? The Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) of NASA has been answering this query for quite a few years now. NASA was trying to oblige to a Congressional request made in 1998 when the researchers encountered an asteroid (1997 XF11) which indicated that a kilometer-wide object…

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NASA is gathering data about the Dust Storm of Mars despite Sleeping Opportunity Rover

NASA is gathering data about the Dust Storm of Mars despite Sleeping Opportunity Rover

The Red Planet Missions, other than Opportunity, are keeping NASA informed about the happenings on Mars despite the dust storm. The Opportunity Rover of NASA went to sleep mode on 10th of June following a massive dust storm which engulfed one-fourth of the Martian atmosphere. This storm led to a state of darkness in which…

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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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NASA measured the Expansion Rate of Universe

NASA measured the Expansion Rate of Universe

The change in the value of Hubble Constant gives a brand new expansion rate of the universe. Our universe consists of a variety of bits and pieces we classify as planets, stars, meteors, and celestial objects. These are the puzzle pieces that fit together to form a universe. However, how did the universe generate? The…

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Scientists found signs of Life on a Moon of Saturn

Scientists found signs of Life on a Moon of Saturn

New findings of Enceladus strengthened the claims that it is the most suitable place for exploring extraterrestrial life. The existence of life beyond Earth has always been an extremely popular topic in the scientific community. Continuous efforts are being made since the mid-20th century in this regard but scientists have not enjoyed much of a…

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Supersonic Booms being tested in Texas

Supersonic Booms being tested in Texas

NASA wants to build a Fighter Jet without any Supersonic Booms and Lockheed Martin Aeronautics has the contract for that. As indicated by its name, a Supersonic Boom is the sound that is produced when an object, in the air, travels faster than the speed of sound. The amount of sound energy generated is quite…

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