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  • What’s Up for June 2013

    What’s Up for June 2013

    This month has it all! beginning early in the month we have a trio of planets visible in the western sky, Mercury,Venus and Jupiter. As the month progresses Asteroid 1998 QE2 witch passed close to Earth on May 31st can be seen in the sky during the full Moon.On June 11th we may witness the return of a rare meteor shower called the Gamma Delphinids by looking high in the Southeast sky at 4.30 Am if you’re an early riser […]

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  • Our Nearest Neighbor The Sun

    Earth-sized Planet Found Orbiting the Sun’s Nearest Neighbor Astronomers have been searching far and wide for planets beyond our solar system.Most of the 800 discovered have come from Keppler.Are there any planets near stars close to and within travelling distance from Earth? The answer was no until now. A team of European astronomers have discovered a planet with about the mass of the Earth orbiting a star in the Alpha Centauri system — the nearest to Earth. It is also […]

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  • Deep Space Collision Between Two Planets

    Deep Space Collision Between Two Planets

    This is a very short video but believe me it is worth watching! Spitzer Space Telescope has found evidence of a high-speed collision between two burgeoning planets around a young star. Astronomers say that two rocky bodies, one as big as our moon and the other as big as Mercury, slammed into each other within the last few thousand years or so, not so long ago by cosmic standards. The impact destroyed the smaller body, vaporizing huge amounts of rock […]

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  • The Gliese 581 System

    Traveling to the Gliese 581 System The nearest known Earth-like planet, discovered in 2007 its seven times bigger than Earth.Could this be home away from home? This video discusses the possibility of traveling to the Gliese 581 system. where the recently discovered Earth-like exoplanet, Glise581g, is located. How do we get to the Gliese581 system to visit our sister planet and how long will it take? The video is narrated by Stephen Hawking. Stephen Hawking talks about huge numbers when […]

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  • Large Saturn Hurricane

    Large Saturn Hurricane

    NASA Probe Gets Close Views of Large Saturn Hurricane The Cassini spacecraft has provided scientists the first close-up, visible-light views of a behemoth hurricane swirling around Saturn’s north pole. Scientists were noted to say,”We did a double take when we saw this vortex because it looks so much like a hurricane on Earth”. This fresh discovery will be studied by our scientists to gain insight into hurricanes on Earth, which feed off warm ocean water. Although there is no body […]

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  • The Largest Planet

    Jupiter: The Largest Planet This video is presented to you by SpaceRip. They usually do a good job with their videos and this is along the same lines. It is an adaptation of the breezy Science on a Sphere production by extremely talented members of NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio.This video explores Jupiter’s role as the 800 pound gorilla of our solar system, with stops on its fascinating moons and the big red spot. Additional video from NASA JPL and ESA […]

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  • Latest Kepler Discoveries

    Kepler Discovers Its Smallest ‘Habitable Zone’ Planets to Date This is one of these discoveries that seem to disappear as soon as they appear! The news of there new planets was released about a week ago, and yet it never made it to the evening or any other news in my country.It is new data that will interest budding astronomers and professional astronomers and scientists. NASA’s Kepler mission has discovered two new planetary systems that include three super-Earth-size planets in […]

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  • World That Never Was

    Mars: World That Never Was As the Curiosity Rover continues to explore Mars, collects soil samples, analyzes soil samples, takes pictures of the Martian landscape and a lot more, we continue to wander…..was there life on Mars in the past or in the present? This question remains unanswered,but the theories abound. This video is one such theory. It is a longer than usual video but really it has to be watched.Cosmic Journeys and SpaceRip posted this article about life on […]

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  • Infinite Universe?

    Is the Universe Infinite? This is the biggest question in astronomy,cosmology and all the studies carried out so far. We still have no definite answer. How big is the universe? We have built giant telescopes and travelled to the Moon, Mars and other places in the universe. We have the ISS orbiting Earth and collecting data every second of every day, and the question persists. In my mind it is good that we still have mysteries to uncover. Life would […]

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  • The HD 100546 system

    The HD 100546 system

    Flying through the HD 100546 system This is a very brief video depicting a new Giant planet.The protoplanet candidate may well be a confirmed planet in the not to distant future. This video fly-through show the dusty environment around the star HD 100546. A gas giant planet appears to be forming in the ring of dust around the young star. This system is also thought to probably contain another large planet orbiting closer to the star. The protoplanet candidate lies […]

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