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  • Who Created Saturn’s Hexagon?

    Who Created Saturn’s Hexagon?

    With so many conspiracy theories floating around, it is time to shed some light on this mystery. Using data gathered by Cassini spacecraft scientists have reached certain conclusions, but they are far from solving the puzzle. A vast hexagon is located at Saturn’s north pole, and for years, it has sparked a number of conspiracy theories! Was it created by aliens, or is there a more realistic answer to this mystery? Dr. Ian O’Neill joins DNews this week to discuss […]

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  • Fruit Flies on the International Space Station

    Fruit Flies on the International Space Station

    Genetically speaking, these bug-eyed insects have a lot in common with human beings, and so…this new species is about to join astronauts on the International Space Station: Drosophila melanogaster, also known as the “fruit fly” is poised to teach researchers a great deal about voyaging into deep space. Enjoy and share…. Comets, Meteors, and Asteroids Old Price: $6.99 Price: $0.79

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  • What Causes Auroras?

    What Causes Auroras?

    This question has been asked and answered many times, but it never hearts to revisit the answer. This video does that to a point….It uses a breathtaking display of particle physics in action. Enjoy and share…. Celestron 127EQ PowerSeeker Telescope Old Price: $169.95 Price: $129.36

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  • Webb’s Fully Integrated Heart Lowered

    Webb’s Fully Integrated Heart Lowered

    Another step has been reached towards the final goal. The James Webb space telescope’s completion and launch. Engineers move the heart of the Webb Telescope holding all four science instruments out of the clean room at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and into the huge Space Environment Simulator for several months of testing at temperatures reaching 20 Kelvin or -425 Fahrenheit. This major milestone was reached on schedule, but before the thermal vacuum chamber can be put into use ISIM’s […]

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  • The Two Sides of the Moon

    The Two Sides of the Moon

    The Mystery Of The Moon Finally Solved? Trace in his unique way is here to tell you all about the Moon. For 55 years, scientists have not fully understood how the moon was formed, and why the far side and the near side look drastically different. Now, they believe they finally have solved this mystery. Enjoy and share….. Celestron 127EQ PowerSeeker Telescope Old Price: $169.95 Price: $129.36

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  • STEREO Solar Conjunction

    STEREO Solar Conjunction

    Since February 2011, the two spacecraft of NASA’s the Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory or STEREO mission have been providing scientists with unprecedented views of the far side of the sun. The spacecraft travel at different speeds. This means that over time, the satellites become increasingly out of sync, appearing from Earth’s perspective to drift farther apart, able to observe first the sides and eventually the far side of the sun. Now they are nearing each other once again, this time […]

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  • Scientists Create First 3D Model of Eta Carinae Nebula

    Scientists Create First 3D Model of Eta Carinae Nebula

    An international team of astronomers has developed a 3D model of a giant cloud ejected by the massive binary system Eta Carinae during its 19th century outburst. Eta Carinae lies about 7,500 light-years away in the southern constellation of Carina and is one of the most massive binary systems astronomers can study in detail. The smaller star is about 30 times the mass of the sun and may be as much as a million times more luminous. The primary star […]

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  • Peter Cullen Describes The James Webb Space Telescope

    Peter Cullen Describes The James Webb Space Telescope

    After 24 years of Hubble, we now have the next generation of space telescope, being built by NASA.This video narrated by voice actor Peter Cullen, known for bringing to film and television numerous characters including Optimus Prime of “Transformers”,Disney’s Eeyore and many more, describes NASA’s next generation space telescope. Enjoy and share…. Celestron 127EQ PowerSeeker Telescope Old Price: $169.95 Price: $129.36

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  • Landsat Looks to the Moon

    Landsat Looks to the Moon

    With one of the supemoons in full swing right now,and two due in the next 2 months, here we have some new information about what Landsat does during these periods. Every full moon, Landsat 8 turns its back on Earth. As the satellite’s orbit takes it to the nighttime side of the planet, Landsat 8 pivots to point at the moon. It scans the distant lunar surface multiple times, then flips back around to continue its task of collecting land-cover […]

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  • Groundbreaking Event for the E-ELT

    Groundbreaking Event for the E-ELT

    This video has nothing to do with astronomy right now, BUT this is a future telescope that most likely will give us more than we expect. On 19 June 2014, a major milestone on the road to the construction of the European Extremely Large Telescope was reached. Part of the 3000-metre peak of Cerro Armazones was blasted away as a step towards leveling the summit. This paves the way for the largest optical/infrared telescope in the world. Waiting for this […]

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