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Monthly Archives: March 2016

Super-Earth 55 Cancri e Is Incredible Hot, Maps Reveal

March 31, 2016 |

Using data from NASA’s Spitzer Telescope, a team of astronomers has produced a precision temperature map of the Super-Earth 55 Cancri e, a rocky exoplanet located 40 light years away. Read More

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Mind-Boggling Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

March 31, 2016 |

If you want to read some mind-boggling facts & you’re not sure where to look, then check out these awesome facts that you’ll probably enjoy. Here’s some deep thoughts for you… Read More

Black Stars: What Are They?

March 30, 2016 | 2

When Einstein developed relativity theory, he found a new way to describe gravity. It took him years to work out the math to find the solutions to his own equations, but they were only an approximate solution. Read More

How Far Voyager 1 Is now?

March 28, 2016 | 2

Launched in 1977, NASA spacecraft Voyager 1 have been coasting its way through the further reaches of our solar system. Read More

1991 VG: A Mysterious Object Will Fly Past Earth In 2017

March 28, 2016 | 3

One of the most mysterious celestial objects in the night sky, known as 1991 VG, set to pass Earth in summer 2017. Read More

Dark Cloud Could Have Contributed To A Mass Extinction

March 27, 2016 | 3

New study suggests that an encounter of the solar system with a giant molecular dark cloud could have driven an environmental catastrophe leading to mass extinction in the last 8 million years of the Cretaceous period. Read More

First Supernova Shockwave Detect By NASA’s Kepler Telescope

March 26, 2016 |

The second generation of the Kepler Space Telescope called K2 has captured for the first time the shockwave of a supernova explosion. Known as a shock breakout, this flash of energy precedes a supernova and last only about 20 minutes, so catching this is an investigative milestone for astronomers. Read More

TYC 3667-1280-1 Most Massive & Oldest Star Hosting A Hot Jupiter

March 25, 2016 | 2

Astronomers have discovered a hot-Jupiter planet orbiting a red giant star on a circular orbit, a unique system that serve as a perfect laboratory for planet formation and migration theories. Read More

Was Planet Nine Captured By The Sun During The Cluster Phase?

March 24, 2016 | 3

Is planet nine actually an exoplanet? New study investigate the prospects for the capture of Planet 9 from other stars during the dissipation of the Sun’s birth cluster. Read More

HD 20782b: The Most Eccentric Planet Ever Discovered

March 21, 2016 |

A team of astronomers have recently detected an exoplanet situated 117 light years away from us that boasts the most eccentric orbit known to date. Read More

New Horizons Image Shows Methane Snow On Pluto Mountains

March 19, 2016 |

It’s been more than 8 months since New Horizons flew past Pluto, and we’re still learning new things from the images we’re getting back. Read More

Nine Monster Stars In R136 Spotted By Hubble Telescope

March 18, 2016 | 1

A team of astronomers have identified nine very massive stars — with masses over 100 times that of the sun — within the star cluster R136, also known as RMC 136 which lies at the center of the Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud 170,000 light-years away from us. Read More

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