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Image credit: Michael Osadciw/University of Rochester. Artist's impression of Scholz's star with its brown dwarf companion in the foreground

Study Finds Alien Star Passed Through Our Solar System 70,000 Years Ago

Based on a recent study by a group of astronomers, at the time when the modern humans first started to move around Asia, a red dwarf star, with the distance of only 0.8 light years from the sun, has passed. It was never observed by our wandering ancestors. Although it was […]

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Image credit: Tschauner et al., 2014, Science/AAAS

Earth’s Most Abundant Mineral Finally Given a Name

Although it consists of a third of the Erath, the world’s most abundant mineral has not got its name for a quite long time,  scientists was unable to get a natural sample of it to characterize. At present, after nearly intensive searching for fifty years, scientists have found a specimen […]

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What Is The Earth Worth?

To our best understanding, Earth, the planet where we are living is the only one that is capable of making human life sustainable so far. In this case, we could say that Earth is quite priceless. However, what if we take this matter into account more objectively? How much would […]

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A Time-Lapse Video Capturing Lunar Eclipse

On the early morning of April 15, 2014, stargazers had the rare opportunity to observe a total lunar eclipse. When Earth, the moon and the sun were all aligned, our planet shut up the direct light from the sun to the full moon. However, owing to the reflected light from umbral […]

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Nature: Most Striking Scientific Images You Must See in 2013

Nature: Most Striking Scientific Images You Must See in 2013

In 2013, our Universe continued to surprise and delight as it was probed and prodded by scientists. In this year, researchers’ gaze ranged near and far, from the vast to the minuscule, offering stunning insights of space and capturing images of the very bonds that connect molecules together. The following […]

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