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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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We can feed the entire Planet with Renewable Energy

We can feed the entire Planet with Renewable Energy

Solar will become the biggest energy source by 2031, says Elon Musk. Renewable energy is the one that is extracted from renewable resources. These are replenished naturally on a human timescale. Sunlight, wind and geothermal heat are some common examples. We are heavily reliant on non-renewable sources of energy like coal, natural gas and oil.…

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How Well Do You Know the Solar System?

How Well Do You Know the Solar System?

If you are passionate about astronomy and the universe, you should know these things. Surely you have not learned all details about our Solar System. Today we will review, with a clip made by the National Geographic team, the most important details about our solar system, which every human should know about. From the center…

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Scientists Believe Mars Have Been Colder Longer Than Originally Thought

Scientists Believe Mars Have Been Colder Longer Than Originally Thought

Mars May Have Been Colder Longer Than Originally Thought NASA’s Johnson Space Center lead author Paul Niles, discusses how suflate minerals on Mars, previously indicated a warm past climate, can now tell us more about planet’s extremely cold temperatures. “The scenario described in our paper represents a completely different weathering regime from anything preserved in…

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Uranus Will Be Seen With The Naked Eye This Weekend

Uranus Will Be Seen With The Naked Eye This Weekend

Uranus will reach its closest point to Earth on October 19. The distant Ice Giant will be on the opposite side of the Sun in our skies, phenomenon known as opposition. The planet will be just 2.7 billion kilometers away from Earth, compared to its most distant position of 3.2 billion kilometers. Uranus reaches opposition October 19.…

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Scientists Have Found A Way To Feed The Whole Planet With Renewable Energy

Scientists Have Found A Way To Feed The Whole Planet With Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is about to win the fight against fossil fuels. A huge farm of wind turbines, built in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean could save the whole planet. In a study led by Anna Possner and Ken Caldeira, from the University of Standford Sciences in California, in the journal Proceedings of the…

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Global Aurora and High Radiation Level on Mars Are Caused by a Massive Solar Storm

Global Aurora and High Radiation Level on Mars Are Caused by a Massive Solar Storm

  An unexpected Massive Solar Storm hit Mars. A solar storm was hitting Mars on September 11, being one of the most unexpected storms recorded until now. It is known that Sun’s magnetic poles flip every 11 years, and the period between these events is known as the solar cycle. On this period the Sun…

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Parker Solar Probe: The Spacecraft Will Touch The Sun

Parker Solar Probe: The Spacecraft Will Touch The Sun

Parker Solar Probe will be ready to study the Sun. NASA made an important announcement on Sept. 25, 2017, inviting the media to see NASA’s Parker Solar Probe in its flight configuration at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, where it is being built. The revolutionary heat shield that will protect the first spacecraft to fly…

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Sun seen from other planets

Sun seen from other planets

The brightness of the Sun drops off dramatically the further away you get from the Sun.  Ignoring the long distances at which planets are situated, landscapes remain amazing. All photos are taken by artist and illustrator Ron Miller:                     source: iflscience.com

Is there life on Pluto?

Is there life on Pluto?

Spacecraft called New Horizonts, launched on January 19, 2006 on the way to Pluto, reached  the orbit of the dwarf planet in July of 2015 after a very long journey for about 9 years and five billion kilometers. This spacecraft traveled with an astonishing speed of 16.21 kilometers per second, which is unimaginable for a body…

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