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Monthly Archives: July 2015

Don’t Miss: Last Blue Moon Until 2018 Tonight

July 31, 2015 |

A pretty rare astronomical event known as a ‘blue moon‘ will be happening on Friday, July 31 ~ tonight. Read More

Strange Alien Red ‘Arcs’ Spotted On Tethys ~ Saturn’s Icy Moon

July 31, 2015 |

New Cassini’ enhanced-color photos reveal a surprising feature on Saturn’s icy moon Tethys: a mysterious, graffiti-like reddish streaks running for miles on moon’ surface, their origin unknown. Read More

NASA: Traveling to the Moon would Cost Ten Times Cheaper Today Than In 1969

July 25, 2015 |

In a recent study, NASA show that it would cost about ten times cheaper to organize a lunar mission today than it was 40 years ago. If in 1969 it was necessary to spend 25.4 billion sollars — around $95 billion in today’s money — to allow Neil Armstrong step foot on the moon, now it would cost no more than 9 billion euros. Read More

Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains Why Astronomers are Obsessed With Ceres

July 24, 2015 |

We all know Neil deGrasse Tyson’s stance on Pluto and its status as a planet. But what does the world renowned astrophysicist consider to be the most underrated planet?

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Is There Life On Kepler-452b The Most Earth-like Planet Ever Discovered?

July 24, 2015 | 1

NASA’ Former chief operating officer in Spain Carlos González Pintado says there could be life on Kepler-452b — the newly remarkable world discovered by NASA’ kepler mission — given its characteristics. Read More

Creepy: So This Is What Space Sounds Like. Sound Recorded by NASA In Space

July 23, 2015 |

Soaring to the depths of our universe, gallant spacecraft roam the cosmos, snapping images of celestial wonders. Some spacecraft have instruments capable of capturing radio emissions. When scientists convert these to sound waves, the results are eerie to hear. We’ve put together a compilation of elusive “sounds” of howling planets and whistling helium that is sure to make your skin crawl.

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A Fast-Moving Pulsar Rips Hole Through Companion Star’s Disk

July 23, 2015 |

NASA’s sophisticated telescope, Chandra X-ray Observatory, has witnessed a fast-moving pulsar puncturing a huge hole in the massive companion star’s circumstellar disk of hot gas and dust. Read More

Russian Tycoon Offer Up $100M Initiative to Seek for Alien Life

July 22, 2015 |

Russian billionaire and philanthropist Yuri Milner will devote 100 million dollars (92 million euros) to the SETI project, starting an ambitious ten-year project to detect signals from intelligent alien life in the Milky Way galaxy and beyond. Read More

Amateur Astronomers Catch A Dwarf Star Cannibalising Its Larger Companion

July 18, 2015 |

By using Gaia satellite, a team of scientists, with a little help from amateur astronomers, have found an extremely rare star system: a binary system where one star completely eclipses the other, the first of its kind ever discovered. Read More

The First & The New Era Of Planetary Exploration (.gif Collection)

July 17, 2015 |

Here is a collection of .gifs covering first encounters/flybys of planets. The first & the new era of planetary exploration. Enjoy it. Read More

Astronomers Found A Jupiter-Like Planet Orbiting Sun-Like Star. Twin Solar System?

July 17, 2015 |

So far, NASA’ Kepler Space Telescope and other exoplanet survey missions have found thousands of alien planetary systems with nearly 2,000 confirmed exoplanets. Read More

New Horizons Reveals Huge Ice Mountains (11.000 ft) On Pluto

July 16, 2015 |

New high-resolution images captured by NASA’ New Horizons probe reveals the first close-up of the dwarf planet’s equator, a region with large ice mountains reaching up to 11,000ft (3,350 meters) above the surface. Read More

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