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CosmosUp | August 28, 2016

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Amazing Photos of Strawberry Moon Last Night

June 22, 2016 |

On Monday night, a rare astronomical event happened: the summer solstice coincided with a full moon, this phenomena brought out a rare special sight: the Strawberry Moon. Read More

Why Doesn’t Venus Have Water? Blame Electric Wind

June 21, 2016 |

Venus, our nearest neighbor, is one of the most inhospitable places in the solar system, it’s surface is often said to resemble the classical images of Hell, a really awful place that will kill you in less than 10 seconds. Read More

Light Pollution: What Is Going On With Our Galaxy?

June 19, 2016 | 3

If you want to look at those bright stars thingies in the night sky you may not be able to see what your ancestors saw in the past. Read More

2016 HO3: Is A New Earth’ Cosmic Companion

June 17, 2016 | 1

NASA’ scientists have detected a tiny asteroid, smaller than the Statue of Liberty, that is constantly encircling the Earth while the two objects orbit the sun together. Read More

Kepler 22b: Meet an Extraordinary Planet

June 11, 2016 | 1

In constellation Cygnus the swan, about 600 light years away from us, sits an amazing planet that could have continents, oceans and creatures already living on its surface, a place that is just right in meeting all the requirements for life, Kepler 22b. Read More

Hunting Extraterrestrial Life On Exomoons

June 8, 2016 |

In the past two decades, astronomers have detected more than 2000 exoplanets, the first of these detections were gas giants as massive as Jupiter that are so close to the host that they are heated to high temperature in order of 2,000°C; but now, for the first time, astronomers are getting down to the regime of potentially habitable Earth-like worlds. Read More

Now We Know What is Beneath Jupiter Clouds

June 5, 2016 | 2

People have been captivated by the mighty gas giant Jupiter for centuries, with its powerful swirling clouds and the iconic glowering red eye… really interesting, but we’ve no idea what lies beneath those colorful cloud layers, until now! Read More

T. Boyajian Just Answered Common Questions About KIC 8462852

June 4, 2016 | 2

Yesterday, Dr. Tabetha Boyajian and Professor Jason Wright have participated in a Reddit AMA (ask me anything) to answer any and all questions regarding the “most controversial star in our Galaxy” KIC 8462852. Read More

Dark Radiation Make Galaxies Accelerating 9% Faster

June 3, 2016 | 2

This week, unexpected new results from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope shows that the galaxies are accelerating 9% faster away from each other than previously anticipated, astronomers are not quite sure why! Read More

HD140283 or Methuselah Star: The Object that Baffles Scientists

May 31, 2016 | 5

In the constellation Libra about 190 light years away from our planet, reside one of the most mysterious objects in our galaxy, the impossible star which appears to be older than the universe itself. Read More

The Promise of Kepler-62f: A Distant Earth-like World

May 30, 2016 |

On April 18, 2013, NASA’ astronomers announced the discovery of a new planetary system composed of five worlds orbiting a star somewhat cooler and smaller than the Sun, approximately 1,200 light-years away from us in the constellation Lyra. Read More

There’s a Giant Coronal Hole In the Sun Right Now

May 29, 2016 | 2

This week, NASA’ Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) captured a remarkable phenomenon on the sun’s surface, a giant hole known as coronal hole taking up more than 10% of our sun’s surface. Read More

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