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  • What Is Antimatter?

    What Is Antimatter?

    Why Are We Searching For It? Scientists have been looking for antimatter since the early 1920’s. Is antimatter real? Matter has a counterpart called antimatter. Each kind of fundamental particle of matter has an antimatter nemesis lurking in the shadows,and true to science-fiction stereotype, if matter and antimatter ever meet, they annihilate in a flash of light. In science fiction stories, antimatter pops up everywhere as a power source for spaceships or the active ingredient in diabolical bombs. In real […]

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  • Why Are The Planets In The Order They’re In?

    Why Are The Planets In The Order They’re In?

    Our solar system was created billions of years ago. How exactly did every planet find its current place? The planets in our Solar System are believed to have formed from the same spinning disc of dust that formed the Sun. This disc, called the solar nebula, was composed mainly of hydrogen and helium, but also had other elements in smaller proportions. Enjoy and share….

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  • Zooming in on the red hypergiant star VY Canis Majoris

    Zooming in on the red hypergiant star VY Canis Majoris

    This video sequence takes you on a voyage from a broad vista of the sky into a close-up look at one of the biggest stars in the Milky Way, VY Canis Majoris. The final image comes from the SPHERE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile. Enjoy and share….

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  • A Tour Of Weird Ceres

    A Tour Of Weird Ceres

    Take a tour of weird Ceres! Visit a 2-mile-deep crater and a 4-mile-tall mountain in the video narrated by mission director Marc Rayman. Get your red/blue glasses ready for the finale – a global view of the dwarf planet in 3D. Enjoy and share…..

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  • Dark Matter and Existence Of Humans

    Dark Matter and Existence Of Humans

    What is The Connection? Leading Harvard physicist has a radical new theory for why humans exist Where do we come from? There are many right answers to this question, and the one you get often depends on who you ask. For example, an astrophysicist might say that the chemical components of our bodies were first forged in the nuclear fires of stars. Well you decide what you believe. Enjoy and share…..

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  • Death of a Planet

    Death of a Planet

    This is the story of a discovery made on St. Patrick’s Day, 2015. We learned just how much Mars is at the mercy of our sun. During a solar outburst that hit Mars that day, the NASA spacecraft Maven measured an accelerated loss of molecules in its upper atmosphere. In its early days, Mars appears to have had enough surface water to cover the entire planet to a depth of 140 meters, and an atmosphere that was thick enough to […]

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  • Earth – A Breathing Planet Off Balance

    Earth – A Breathing Planet Off Balance

    Man-made or not the end will come. We may not be around to see it, but that’s the direction our home planet is heading. NASA scientists and missions are researching the movement of carbon through the atmosphere, ocean, and plant life to better understand how, and for how long, the Earth can continue to absorb half of all carbon emissions. I sincerely hope that they will find a solution to this problem. In my opinion this should take the top […]

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  • Fermi Detects First Gamma-ray Pulsar in Another Galaxy

    Fermi Detects First Gamma-ray Pulsar in Another Galaxy

    Researchers using NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have discovered the first gamma-ray pulsar in a galaxy other than our own. The object sets a new record for the most luminous gamma-ray pulsar known. The pulsar lies in the outskirts of the Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small galaxy that orbits our Milky Way and is located 163,000 light-years away. The Tarantula Nebula is the largest, most active and most complex star-formation region in our galactic neighborhood. It […]

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  • Glowing disc of material around the white dwarf SDSS J1228+1040

    Glowing disc of material around the white dwarf SDSS J1228+1040

    This artist’s impression shows how an asteroid torn apart by the strong gravity of a white dwarf has formed a ring of dust particles and debris orbiting the Earth-sized burnt out stellar core SDSS J1228+1040. Gas produced by collisions within the disc is detected in observations obtained over twelve years with ESO’s Very Large Telescope, and reveal a narrow glowing arc. Enjoy and share….

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  • Have We Found Earth’s Twin?

    Have We Found Earth’s Twin?

    Astronomers have used numerous methods to discover extra solar planets, the most successful is a technique called transit photometry. It measures changes in a star’s brightness caused when a planet crosses in front of its star along our line of sight. Astronomers using NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope have employed this technique to become the most successful planet-hunting spacecraft to date, with more than a thousand established discoveries and many more awaiting confirmation. Future missions carrying improved technology are now in […]

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