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Monthly Archives: October 2015

Big Asteroid 2015 TB145 Will Nearly Miss Earth On Halloween

October 20, 2015 |

A newly discovered asteroid, 2015 TB145 as it called, is set to fly by Earth on October 31, 2015 and should be visible (using a telescope of a decent size) moving in front of the stars. Read More

Astronomers Think They Have Found Alien Megastructures 1400 Light Years Away

October 16, 2015 |

The search for extraterrestrial civilizations goes through ups and downs in recent weeks. While early September, a study claimed that no sign of advanced alien civilizations was observed in the nearby universe, here, today’ observations conducted on a distant star generate some questions. Read More

Astronomers Spot Unique Ripples Around Nearby Star – AU Microscopii

October 13, 2015 |

Just 29 light-years away from us, the star AU Microscopii can be described as a close neighbor. This red dwarf, which is ‘only’ half the mass of our Sun, lies in the southern constellation Microscopium — unfortunately, is not visible in the northern hemisphere. Read More

WOW Signal! Did We Intercept Alien Transmission In 1977?

October 12, 2015 |

Deep in an archive in Columbus, Ohio, there’s a slip of paper with a bunch of random-looking letters and numbers printed on it. A few of the characters are circled, and one word is handwritten in red ink: “WOW”. Read More

Top Five Future NASA Missions For 2020

October 11, 2015 |

Today, we want to share news about what space scientists want to discover in the future! Last week, NASA announced the 5 finalists for what may eventually be their next missions into space. The projects are all part of NASA’s Discovery program, which aims to launch low-cost, high-impact missions every few years. Read More

NASA: Pluto Has Brilliant Blue Skies And Red Water Ice

October 10, 2015 |

The last image of Pluto sent back by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, which made a historic flyby of the dwarf planet in July, reveal unexpected detail: Pluto has brilliant blue skies similar to those of Earth. Read More

Mars Has Liquid Water. What You Should Know?

October 6, 2015 |

By now, you’ve definitely heard, there’s brine on Mars. Salty, salty, brine. Yes! They found water on Mars (Mars has liquid water). But like, didn’t we already find water on Mars? Haven’t we been here before? Yeah, we did. Read More

The Moon Is Shrinking. Are We Destroying It?

October 3, 2015 |

Gravity from the Sun and moon work together to give us tides here on Earth. And in return, Earth’s gravity is cracking the moon’s surface. Sorry to be the one that told you this, but the moon is shrinking. Read More

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