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Stunning HD Time-Lapse of Biggest Sunspot in Decades

In October, 2014, a huge sunspot, which was the biggest one of its kind observed in 24 years, appeared on the sun’s surface. Named as AR 2192, with the span of nearly 80,000 miles, the diameter of this sprawling active region was like that of Jupiter. If we had ten […]

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Image credit: NASA/SDO.

Marvelous Solar Eruption on Camera

NASA has recently released an amazing video clearly showing that the Sun spews out a jet of plasma hundreds of thousands of miles from its surface. Driven by forceful magnetic forces, such jet of plasma was captured by the Solar Dynamics Observatory of NASA’s on May 27, 2014. In order to demonstrate […]

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This is an artist’s impression of the hypervelocity star LAMOST-HVS1 speeding away from the visible part of Milky Way Galaxy. Image credit: Ben Bromley / University of Utah.

Astronomers Discovered Nearest Bright Hypervelocity Star

Astronomers from China and the United States have discovered a hypervelocity star (HVS), which is regarded as the nearest bright HVS and one of the three most massive HVSs known to us at present. HVSs were thought to be remaining pairs of binary stars that used to orbit each other. […]

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Image credit: Alfredo Garcia.

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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Molecules Harness Sun’s Energy Even without Sunlight

Molecules Harness Sun’s Energy Even without Sunlight

There is certainly some criticism from detractors of solar energy, because it is unable to work at night or on cloudy days. However, such criticism should be kept quiet to some extent thanks to the latest innovation from the scientists at MIT, who have produced a new material that is […]

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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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