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  • A Glimpse of the Birth of our Solar System

    A Glimpse of the Birth of our Solar System

    This video explores two nearby moving groups. M67, also known as the King Cobra Cluster, was once pegged as the birth place of our solar system. The evidence now says it’s not, but astronomers have now detected planets there. The other is the Beta Pictoris group, with the most famous of all solar systems in formation, Beta Pictoris. Find out how a solar system is taking shape within the fold of this hot star. Where do you look to glimpse […]

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  • Artist’s Impression of a Jupiter’s Twin Orbiting HIP 11915

    Artist’s Impression of a Jupiter’s Twin Orbiting HIP 11915

    Jupiter Twin Discovered Around Solar Twin Brazilian-led team leading the search for a Solar System 2.0 An artist’s impression showing a newly discovered Jupiter twin gas giant orbiting the solar twin star, HIP 11915. The planet is of a very similar mass to Jupiter and orbits at the same distance from its star as Jupiter does from the Sun. This, together with HIP 11915’s Sun-like composition, hints at the possibility of the system of planets orbiting HIP 11915 bearing a […]

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  • Closest Approach

    Closest Approach

    Coming Soon: Closest Approach Astronomers are gearing up for high-energy fireworks coming in early 2018, when a stellar remnant the size of a city meets one of the brightest stars in our galaxy. The cosmic light show will occur when a pulsar discovered by NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope swings by its companion star. Scientists plan a global campaign to watch the event from radio wavelengths to the highest-energy gamma rays detectable. The pulsar, known as J2032+4127 (J2032 for short), […]

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  • Earth Heading For ‘Mini Ice Age’ In 2030

    Earth Heading For ‘Mini Ice Age’ In 2030

    A scientist who claims waning solar activity in the next 15 years will trigger what some are calling a mini ice age has revived talk about the effects of man-made versus natural disruptors to Earth’s climate. Solar scientists, armed with the best data yet regarding the activities of the sun, say the Earth is headed for a “mini ice age” in just 15 years,something that hasn’t happened for three centuries.   European scientists warn that by 2030, a decade of […]

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  • ESO 381-12

    ESO 381-12

    The strikingly uneven structure and the clusters of stars that orbit around the galaxy suggest that ESO 381-12 may have been part of a dramatic collision sometime in its relatively recent past. This video begins with a ground based view of the night sky, before zooming in on the galaxy ESO 381-12 as the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope sees it. Enjoy and share…. Celestron 31042 AstroMaster 114 EQ Reflector Telescope Price: $239.95

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  • Five Ways Mariner 4 Changed Mars Exploration

    Five Ways Mariner 4 Changed Mars Exploration

    We have come a long way since 1965. That is when Mariner 4 was launched. Mariner 4 was the first spacecraft to fly by Mars and send home close-up images. Find out how the mission changed the way we explore the Red Planet. Enjoy and share…… Celestron 21041 60mm PowerSeeker Telescope Old Price: $69.95 Price: $40.91

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  • Russian Supply Ship Arrives at ISS

    Russian Supply Ship Arrives at ISS

    The unpiloted Russian ISS Progress 60 cargo craft arrived at the International Space Station July 5, carrying more than three tons of food, fuel and supplies for the Expedition 44 crew members on the orbital outpost. The Progress automatically docked to the Pirs Docking Compartment on the Russian segment of the station, two days after its launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Enjoy and share….. Celestron 21041 60mm PowerSeeker Telescope Old Price: $69.95 Price: $40.91

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  • Rivers of Energy Inside the Sun

    Rivers of Energy Inside the Sun

    Dive into the Sun to find out what causes it to erupt in fury! This video features a ground-breaking supercomputer simulation of the flow of hot plasma deep inside the Sun. As this flow reaches the Sun’s outer zones, it breaks down into complex swirls and loops. Rolling waves form that travel around the equator. All this action generates magnetic fields that transport energy to the surface. This clip was produced as part of the CADENS Project, The Centrality of […]

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  • Space Laboratory

    Space Laboratory

    Every month on StationLIFE, we’ll focus on a scientific area where the International Space Station is conducting groundbreaking research. This month, astronaut Tracy Dyson talks the station’s role as a one-of-a-kind microgravity laboratory. The space station has a variety of multidisciplinary laboratory facilities and equipment available to support science that can’t be done anywhere else!. These capabilities have been built by NASA and its International Partners and can be made available on a time-shared basis to other US government agencies […]

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  • The Solar System’s Second Star

    The Solar System’s Second Star

    Nemesis Roughly every 26 million years, the Earth suffers a massive extinction event in which whole species and ecosystems disappear. It’s widely believed and accepted by the scientific community that the extinction events are precipitated by the impacts of comets and asteroid impacts, but what Muller devised to explain the almost regular event was rather scandalous – what if the sun had an evil twin brother? In 1983, a scientist named Richard Muller came up with an interesting theory to […]

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