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  • Are We Alone?

    Are We Alone?

    Galactic Civilization Challenge The Drake Equation tells us the likelihood that there are other advanced technological civilizations waiting for us among the stars. Everything we’ve learned about our universe tells us that it is very unlikely we are alone. Frank Drake and his Drake Equation compute exactly how unlikely this is. The answer may surprise you. Enjoy and share……

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  • Black Holes from the Dawn of Time

    Black Holes from the Dawn of Time

    Primordial black holes may be lurking throughout our universe. How large are they, how many are out there and what would happen if they moved through our solar system? Scientists believe that many black holes may have been created at the time of the Big Bang and and are still roaming our universe today. If we found them they would tell us a great deal about the origins of the cosmos. Enjoy and share………

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  • Caloris Basin

    Caloris Basin

    What happens when you have no atmosphere The Caloris Basin Mercury has a very tenuous and transient atmosphere, containing small amounts of hydrogen and helium captured from the solar wind, as well as heavier elements such as sodium and potassium. These are thought to originate within the planet, being “out-gassed” from beneath its crust. The Caloris basin has been found to be a significant source of sodium and potassium, indicating that the fractures created by the impact facilitate the release […]

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  • Curiosity Mars Rover Looks Back on Murray Buttes

    Curiosity Mars Rover Looks Back on Murray Buttes

    This 360-degree panorama was acquired by the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover while the rover was in an area called “Murray Buttes” on lower Mount Sharp, one of the most scenic landscapes yet visited by any Mars rover. The view stitches together many individual images taken by Mastcam’s left-eye camera on Sept. 4, 2016, during the 1,451st Martian day, or sol, of the mission. The rover’s location when it recorded this scene was the site it reached […]

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  • Eta Carinae

    Eta Carinae

    Explosive Star System’s Turbulence Revealed in Best View Yet One of astronomy’s most famous stellar pairs sports strange structures in the windy zone between the two stars, according to new observations from the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI). Eta Carinae is a star system located about 7,500 light-years from Earth in the constellation Carina. The new images, released today (Oct. 19), provide unprecedented detail of the windy area between the two stars, which could help scientists better […]

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  • Fermi Finds Record-breaking Binary Star

    Fermi Finds Record-breaking Binary Star

    Using data from NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope and other facilities, scientists have found the first gamma-ray binary in another galaxy and the most luminous one ever seen. The dual-star system, dubbed LMC P3, contains a massive star and a crushed stellar core that interact to produce a cyclic flood of gamma rays, the highest-energy form of light. Gamma-ray binaries are rare — only six are known in our own galaxy, and one remains undetected by Fermi. The systems are […]

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  • Galactic Cannibalism

    Galactic Cannibalism

    The prophesied Milky Way and Andromeda merger is about 2-3 billion years away. But don’t let that stop you from living your life normally. You should be afraid. Enjoy and share……

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  • Getting Too Close To A Black Hole

    Getting Too Close To A Black Hole

    Builder of galaxies, destroyer of worlds. One object ticks this box. A phantom force coming from the center region of our Milky Way. You know what it is. Enjoy and share……

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  • Impact Threat Rising

    Impact Threat Rising

    Astronomers Confirm 15000 Near-Earth Astronomers discovered more than 15,000 asteroids which could potentially pose a threat to Earth, according to a Friday release. Global asteroid detection programs found more than 15,146 near-Earth objects of all sizes with 1,532 new near-Earth objects being identified this year alone, according to International Astronomical Union’s Minor Planets Center. These newly discovered near-Earth objects are part of a much larger population of more than 700,000 known asteroids in our Solar System. Enjoy and share……

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  • Juno Spacecraft Captures Spooky Sounds Coming From Jupiter?

    Juno Spacecraft Captures Spooky Sounds Coming From Jupiter?

    The noises coming from Jupiter sound like they’re straight out of a Halloween movie. When NASA’s Juno spacecraft made its first full orbit around Jupiter on August 27, an instrument on board called Waves recorded the gas giant’s auroras. The emissions of the light show—which is similar to the northern and southern lights on Earth but on a vastly larger scale—were discovered in the 1950s but never able to be analyzed up close until now. Enjoy and share……

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