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Monthly Archives: April 2015

Scientists Discover Three Super-Earths Neighbors Using Robotic Telescope

April 30, 2015 |

A team of scientists using ground-based telescopes in the USA has discovered a unique planetary system orbiting a neighbor star, HD 7924, a mere 54 light-years away. Read More

Freaky Physics Experiment Might Soon Tell Us If We’re Living In A 2D Hologram

April 28, 2015 |

There are many unanswered questions about the universe that keep scientists awake at night, theories like the birth, evolution, symmetries and consistency of the universe remain a puzzle for physicists. Read More

Starburst In Dwarf Galaxy UGC 5797

April 27, 2015 |

Scientists, using NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, are studying a group of very massive blue stars in active galaxy known as UGC 5797. Read More

Tau Ceti System Doesn’t Harbour Alien Life After All, Scientist Say

April 27, 2015 |

A team of astronomers at Arizona State University have poured cold water on the prospect of finding any intellignt life around the star Tau Ceti, one of the Sun’s closest neighbors and one of the most popularized systems in many science fiction works. Read More

Astronomers Spot Old Red Giant Stars With “Chemical Clock” On Hold

April 26, 2015 |

Astrophysicists from the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics have discovered a group of ancient red giant stars which should be old but they still look young when their ages are inferred using asteroseismology. Read More

Our Sun Born Much Later After Milky Way’s “Star Birthing” Party

April 26, 2015 |

Billion years ago, galaxies like our Milky Way underwent an era of prolific star formation, churning out stars at a frenzy rate, 30 times faster than they do today. Read More

Astronomers Discover 11 Homeless Galaxies Ejected By Galactic Collisions

April 24, 2015 |

Two Russian astronomers have spotted 11 homeless galaxies that have been flung out of their homes to wander out in deep space, millions of light years from their nearest neighbours. Read More

Ambitious Plan: New NASA Team Searching For Alien Life Beyond Earth

April 23, 2015 |

NASA is planning to bring together Earth’s most brilliant experts from various scientific fields searching for alien life on habitable exoplanets, i.e planets beyond our solar system. Read More

Astronomers Detect First Visible Light From Alien Planet

April 22, 2015 |

Using the HARPS planet-hunting instrument at ESO‘s La Silla Observatory, scientists have directly detected the visible light from alien planet, for the first time ever. Read More

Astronomers Build Telescope As Big As Earth To See Milky Way Black Hole In Detail

April 22, 2015 | 1

Scientists across the globe are planning to bulid a virtual telescope as big as earth by connecting a planet-wide system of telescopes across our planet thus to take detailed pictures of the black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. Read More

Scientists Detect Direct Evidence Of Two Supermassive Black Holes Merging

April 21, 2015 |

As two galaxies enter the last stages of merging they become locked in a gravitational orbit around each other, as a result, astronomers believe that the galaxies’ supermassive black holes at their center would inevitably collide and merge to become one. Read More

Mystery Of Largest Structure In The Universe Solved

April 21, 2015 | 1

In 2004, NASA’ mission WMAP (Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe) detected a supermassive void (largest structure ever observed in the universe) — a cold area of the sky that stretched on the map of radiation left over from the Big Bang — a strange feature named by astronomers the Cold Spot. Read More

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