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Category: Space & Time


Radioactive Interstellar Dust Discovered In Freshly Fallen Snow In Antarctica

After the analysis of  recent snow deposits in Antarctica, a group of scientists from certain countries have discovered the presence of a material coming from outside our Solar System. They found  samples of a particular isotope of iron, iron-60, in freshly fallen snow. They were quite sure that it could only […]

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Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXO/Ponticifca Catholic Univ. of Chile/F. Vito; Radio: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO); Optical: Pan-STARRS

Astronomers Have Found The Farthest Cloaked Super-massive Black Hole Yet

Super-massive black holes are  located at the core of most galaxies. Some are known as quasars, who are emitting powerful jets in an active way, while others are quiet and idle. Then there are some active ones that get shrouded by huge clouds of gas, that is a possible sign, showing […]

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Artist’s conception of a brown dwarf with clouds. NASA/ESA/JPL

Hubble’s Successor Might Finally Solve The Mystery Surrounding A Special Brown Dwarf

Quite soon, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will be launched and start with its observations of the cosmos. However, the preparatory task for such mission has already begun and astronomers are excitedly expecting the possible discovery ahead. One particular group hopes it will finally find out the secrets behind […]

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Detailed image of the Tarantula Nebula from Hubble. NASA/ESA/E. Sabbi (STScI)

There Might Be More Big Stars In The Universe Than We Thought

It is suggested from some latest observations that the number of large stars have been underestimated and in fact these form in starburst events. If this discovery is more than just an exception to the rule, there could come some consequences for many astronomical theories. According to a report released from […]

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Artist's impression of ICON. NASA Goddard's Conceptual Image Lab/B. Monroe

NASA Spacecraft To Study Little-Known Region Of Earth’s Atmosphere

NASA is preparing to launch two spacecraft to better understand the little-known portion of Earth’s atmosphere this year. These two spacecrafts will monitor the way in which our ionosphere interacts with space. The first of the two missions is called GOLD, namely the Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk, […]

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The black holes may have originated in a 'dumbbell' shape like this. NASA

Those Gravitational Wave Black Holes May Have Merged Inside A Massive Star

  Not long ago, scientists have found gravitational waves for the first time from merging black holes. And then there are too many follow-up stories to miss. Now a new missions has already been implemented in search for visible light linked with the merger event. Surprisingly, an intriguing piece of research has emerged, being associated […]

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M87 with fainter galaxies in the background. NASA

New Horizons Clearly Sees All The Extragalactic Lights

New Horizons, the NASA spacecraft, presently in hibernation waiting to reach its next target, has helped us to know more about the beauty and complexity of Pluto, and for the time being,  it has already provided us with some unique cosmic data that we would not be able to obtain […]

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The Arecibo Telescope, which detected several of the FRBs from the source knowns as FRB 121102.  Dennis van de Water/Shutterstock

More Fast Radio Bursts Have Been Detected From Auriga

If you have interests in capturing a weird fast radio burst, namely FRB, it seems that the best option you should choose is the constellation of Auriga (the charioteer), because 17 FRBs have been detected there from the same source. As they were all released by a single source, it is […]

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ESA/Hubble & NASA, Acknowledgement: Judy Schmidt (geckzilla)

Hubble Snaps Incredible Views Of A Cosmic Microwave Laser

    While we were having delicious food and discussing with friends, Hubble made some of the best possible observations of galaxy IRAS 16399-0937.   Being 370 million light-years far away from the Milky Way, this object is a maser, kind of natural laser, in which the light emission can be […]

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Brian Cox Explains Why We Haven’t Seen Aliens Yet – And It Isn’t Pretty

There is one of the most curious questions in the field of astronomy that has been existing for a quite long time. It says that if we think there is the high probability of extraterrestrial life living in the endlessly magnificent universe, why up to now, we have got any […]

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