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  • There’s something weird happening on Venus

    There’s something weird happening on Venus

    Massive 10,000km-long structure spotted in Venus’ atmosphere – before abruptly disappearing The huge bright, hot structure was found in the upper atmosphere by the Jaxa Akatsuki spacecraft. Mars may be the focus of many current space exploration efforts, but scientists studying Venus have just discovered something very strange: a massive structure that seems to extend almost the entire length of planet. The long, curved shape is rotating along with the planet, suggesting that it’s fixed to the planet, while the […]

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  • Webb Telescope Deployment Sequence

    Webb Telescope Deployment Sequence

    NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, the most powerful infrared science observatory ever to be sent into space. From its orbit nearly a million miles from Earth, Webb will study some of the most distant objects in the universe — but first it has to get there. Webb will be folded up inside the rocket that launches it into space, gradually unfurling as it travels to its destination beyond the Moon. This video […]

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  • Why Quasars Are So Awesome

    Why Quasars Are So Awesome

    When Quasars were first discovered the amount of light pouring out of such a tiny dot in space seemed impossible. A hysterical flurry of hypothesizing followed: swarms of neutron stars, alien civilizations harnessing their entire galaxy’s power, bright, fast-moving objects being ejected by our own galaxy’s core. But by the 1980’s we were converging on the most awesome explanation. It goes a little like this: Take a black hole of millions to billions times the mass of the sun. Where […]

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  • 2017 Year Of The Comets?

    2017 Year Of The Comets?

    Rare Comet Visiting Inner Solar System For The First Time To Be Visible From Earth This January C/2016 U1 NEOWISE may be seen using a pair of binoculars when it gets close enough to planet Earth. The comet follows an orbit that is possibly millions of years long. Last year, NASA’s Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) mission detected an object that may be possibly seen using only a pair of binoculars once it gets close enough to Earth. […]

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  • Have They Seen Us?

    Have They Seen Us?

    Are aliens watching Earth TV? Eavesdropping on Radio Broadcasts from Galactic Civilizations with Upcoming Observatories for Redshifted 21cm Radiation Loeb & Zaldarriaga 2007, Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, 1, 20 Enjoy and share………

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  • How many galaxies are there?

    How many galaxies are there?

    Since Edwin Hubble discovered that the Milky Way is not the only galaxy in the Universe astronomers try to find out how many of them are there. This new Hubblecast focusses on the question “How many galaxies are there?” including the new numbers achieved in 2016. Enjoy and share………

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  • How to See Black Holes

    How to See Black Holes

    Find out how scientists are mapping the black holes throughout the Milky Way and beyond as well as the answer to the Escape the Kugelblitz Challenge Question. Were you able to save humanity? Quasars, X-ray Binaries and Supermassive voids at the center of our galaxies,black holes take many forms. In this episode Matt tells us what these different types of black holes are and how scientists are using VLBI, Very Long Baseline Interferometry, to map the different black holes throughout […]

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  • Hubble: Humanity’s Quest for Knowledge

    Hubble: Humanity’s Quest for Knowledge

    Launched on April 24, 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has provided more than a million observations, advancing studies of the solar system, nebulae, exoplanets, stars, black holes, galaxies, dark matter, and dark energy. The culmination of decades of human ingenuity, the Hubble Space Telescope remains at peak performance and continues humanity’s quest for knowledge. Enjoy and share………

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  • Journey to Galaxy NGC 1275

    Journey to Galaxy NGC 1275

    Hubble Space Telescope image of galaxy NGC 1275 This Hubble Space Telescope image of galaxy NGC 1275 reveals the fine, thread-like filamentary structures in the gas surrounding the galaxy. The red filaments are composed of cool gas being suspended by a magnetic field, and are surrounded by the 100-million-degree Fahrenheit hot gas in the center of the Perseus galaxy cluster. The filaments are dramatic markers of the feedback process through which energy is transferred from the central massive black hole […]

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  • Psyche and Spacecraft

    Psyche and Spacecraft

    Animation of spacecraft flying around asteroid Psyche. Enjoy and share………

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