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  • Zooming on the star cluster Terzan

    Zooming on the star cluster Terzan

    This sequence takes the viewer from a wide view of the Milky Way to the central regions, where many bright star forming regions and star clusters can be seen. The final view is a close-up of the sky around the star cluster Terzan 5 taken with Hubble, the Very Large Telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory and the Keck Telescope. Enjoy and share……..

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  • An Earth-Like Alien Planet Orbiting the Closest Star Proxima Centauri Discovered

    An Earth-Like Alien Planet Orbiting the Closest Star Proxima Centauri Discovered

    Does the nearest star to our solar system host worlds of its own? 2016 could be the year we find out, as the nearby red dwarf star Proxima Centauri gets scrutinized by astronomers in unprecedented detail using a variety of search methods. One of the most exciting is the Pale Red Dot initiative. Led by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) scientists, Pale Red Dot is a public campaign to examine Proxima Centauri for exoplanets using the radial velocity method, which […]

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  • Armageddon’s Asteroid BENNU

    Armageddon’s Asteroid BENNU

    Armageddon’s asteroid BENNU:Nasa to launch Osiris-Rex probe to Investigate. NASA Spacecraft Set to Explore Giant Asteroid That Could Destroy Earth Nasa is planning to launch a probe to collect rock samples from an asteroid it fears could one day hit the Earth. The asteroid, named Bennu, can be seen from Earth as it crosses our orbit every six years. Bennu, which is around 500 metres in diameter at its equator and travels around the sun at 63,000mph, will pass between […]

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  • Artist’s impression of the planet orbiting Proxima Centauri

    Artist’s impression of the planet orbiting Proxima Centauri

    This artist’s impression video shows a view of the planet Proxima b orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Solar System. The double star Alpha Centauri AB also appears in the image between Proxima and the planet. Proxima b is a little more massive than the Earth and orbits in the habitable zone around Proxima Centauri, where the temperature is suitable for liquid water to exist on its surface. Enjoy and share…..

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  • Should We Build a Dyson Sphere?

    Should We Build a Dyson Sphere?

    The Kepler telescope recently noticed a strange partial eclipse that some have speculated could be a Dyson Sphere. Are Dyson Sphere’s possible? Are they practical? What other alternatives to futuristic energy capture do we have to choose from? Why not a kugelblitz – a swarm of black hole powered engines? Enjoy and share…..

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  • Spitzer Beyond

    Spitzer Beyond

    NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, which launched Aug. 25, 2003, will begin an extended mission—the “Beyond” phase—on Oct. 1, 2016. This mission was designed to last at least two-and-a-half years; 13 years later, Spitzer has operated far beyond the scope of the original mission. Spitzer’s infrared vision has revealed the Universe in new ways, from mapping extra solar planet temperatures, to discovering a ring around Saturn hundreds of times larger than any previously known. Spitzer has also discovered tiny buckyball molecules […]

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  • The Most Important Meteorite In The World

    The Most Important Meteorite In The World

    The Allende meteorite is the most studied meteorite in the world and is also one of the most important. Hinting at the development process of amino acids and organic molecules necessary for life to form the finding of the meteorite was akin to striking oil. More reading below. NEXT: Meteorite crashes into the ground; poisons residents from local town. Biological warfare or noxious earthly fumes? The Allende meteorite is the largest carbonaceous chondrite ever found on Earth. The fireball was […]

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  • What Goes Up Must Come Down

    What Goes Up Must Come Down

    Space Junk More than 500,000 pieces of debris, or “space junk,” are tracked as they orbit the Earth. They all travel at speeds up to 17,500 mph, fast enough for a relatively small piece of orbital debris to damage a satellite or a spacecraft. The rising population of space debris increases the potential danger to all space vehicles, but especially to the International Space Station, space shuttles and other spacecraft with humans aboard. NASA takes the threat of collisions with […]

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  • Breakups


    Breakups: You think yours were bad? You might think your breakup with your high school sweetheart after 2 years of canoodling was bad but it’s got nothing on what happens to asteroids. These space rocks smash into each other, hurtling towards the inner Solar System and after writing a love letter identifying all those responsible; they stream towards Earth meeting the atmosphere. Here’s where it gets messy, there are recorded accounts of these jilted monsters putting on spectacular light shows […]

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  • Can We Survive the Destruction of Earth?

    Can We Survive the Destruction of Earth?

    Science fiction author and futurist Neal Stephenson helps Matt determine what humanity needs to do in order to survive the destruction of our own planet. You can find Neal’s book Seveneves right here: Enjoy and share……

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