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Category: Space & Time

Image credit: NASA. GK Persei, using X-ray data from Chandra (blue), optical from Hubble (yellow) and radio from the VLT (pink)

‘Mini Supernova’ Explosion Captured in Stunning NASA Photo

As early as 1901, an outstanding striking stellar object known GK Persei drew great attention from many astronomers. After its explosion within the celestial scene, such star was regarded as the brightest one in the sky for the period of a few days before it became dimming in a slow […]

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Image credit: Heffernan & Mehmedinovic, Skyglow. If we could see the city skyline without atmospheric and light pollution, this is how it might look.

Incredible Video Gives You an Idea on What LA’s Night Skies Would Look Like without Pollution

In the eyes of many people, it seems that light pollution is not harmful, compared with the air pollution. In fact, light pollution could be quite threatening in regard to the interference city lights with the visibility of dark skies. To let more people know about such problem and what […]

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Image credit: New Horizon image of Pluto and Charon via NASA/JHU-APL/SwRI

NASA’s New Horizons Spots Pluto Surface Features Including Possible Polar Ice Cap

Some photos of Pluto have been sent back to earth by New Horizons, the amazing space explorer launched by NASA as it is flying much near to this planet. Although such photos are captured with just a few pixels in resolution, they actually offer more information about Pluto than previously […]

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Image credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute. Pluto and Charon as seen from New Horizons with a color imager on April 9, 2015.

New Horizons Spacecraft Sent Back First Ever Color Photo of Pluto and Charon

Although the image above is not so clear, it is actually the first color photograph of Pluto and Charon captured by the spacecraft –New Horizons when it is recently flying over the icy worlds. It is difficult to take the clear images of these two planets at this point, because, on one […]

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Image credit: Screenshot from Monty Python YouTube video.

Stephen Hawking Sings Monty Python’s ‘Galaxy Song’

Now you could listen to Stephen Hawking’s version of Monty Python’s ‘Galaxy Song’ played with his electronic pipes. Eric Idle and John Du Prez were the writers of ‘Galaxy Song’, which had appeared in the film of “The Meaning of Life.” Last year, the comedy troupe put on a live performance […]

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Image credit: This artist's concept shows the test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD), designed to test landing technologies for future Mars missions. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA Tests Flying Saucer

NASA will soon make a live presentation of its totally revolutionary cargo landing technology. This brand-new technology is called LDSD (the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator). It has been designed to make it possible to ensure soft landings of large pay loads on the surface of planetary bodies, such as Mars and […]

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Image credit: Turner et al. Cloud D is the brightest part of this radio wave image, lit up by 7,000 O type stars. The white spots are star clusters and the blue background is a Hubble image of NGC 5253

Millions of Stars Are Forming in Small nearby Galaxy

Recently scientists have observed a dwarf galaxy in the process of forming stars with an unusual rate in regard to its size. The supernebula in the galaxy seems to be regarded as a throwback to a time when huge star clusters were created, which could enable us to have a […]

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Watch Spectacular Northern Lights Produced by Huge Solar Storm

Recently Slooh’s expedition team have been busy themselves with operation to gain a live feed of the Northern Lights as well as the entire solar eclipse from the Faroe Islands. It is clear that their efforts have been awarded with some amazing footage which is unique to our observation. And […]

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Image credit: Ceres, taken by the Dawn spacecraft from a distance of 30,000 miles. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA

NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft Becomes First to Orbit a Dwarf Planet

When Spacecraft Dawn of NASA reached Ceres at 4:39 a.m. PST Friday morning, it was the first time for a man-made object to orbit a dwarf planet in human history. As confirmed by NASA, the purpose of the Dawn’s launching   is focused on studying the asteroid Vesta and dwarf planet […]

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Image credit: NASA/GSFC

NASA Study Suggests Early Mars Once Had a Vast Ocean

With six-year observation of atmosphere and recording of water signatures of the Mars, scientists have found it strongly evident that early Mars not only had a much wetter world than they thought before, but also owned a huge northern ocean consisting of a fifth of its surface. The size of […]

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