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Monthly Archives: May 2016

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

May 30: Mars to Make The Closest Approach to Earth In 11 Years

May 27, 2016 | 1

Don’t miss!!! On Monday, May 30, Mars will be closer to Earth than it has been in 11 years and it will shine 10 times brighter than it did at the start of 2016. Read More

Gliese 581d: Earth-like World Within Our Reach

May 25, 2016 | 1

NASA astronomers said they’ve discovered a planet that they believe has a 100% chance of having life on it and its relatively close to us, just in our cosmic neighborhood — meet Gliese 581d. Read More

How Mars Retrograde Affects Your Life

May 23, 2016 | 2

From our perspective, a planet is retrograde, when it appears to be moving backward in the sky for a period of time. Of course, its an optical illusion but its very important in astrology, retrograde planets does not work in their normal manner, they do correspond to recognizable meanings. Read More

Photo Gallery 1: Top Images of the Week

May 22, 2016 | 1

Our creative team has put together a selection of best photographs in news and culture from around the world. Here are the most popular images this week, happy browsing: Read More

Mars Ocean Experience Mega Tsunamis Billions Of Years Ago

May 21, 2016 | 2

We’re still learning new things about the planets orbiting our own star; Yesterday, a group of astronomers announced that mega tsunamis on Mars probably helped shape the Red Planet’s terrain. Read More

Astrophysicists have Detected The Faintest Galaxy Known So Far

May 20, 2016 |

Using the W. M. Keck Observatory located on the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii, astrophysicists at University of California have detected the faintest galaxy ever, born just after the Big Bang. Read More

Update: Star KIC 846852 Mystery Still Unsolved

May 18, 2016 |

The most mysterious star in the universe KIC 846852 still baffling scientists. We have no idea what’s going around this bizarre star and maybe we’ll never know for sure; the only thing we can do is just to exclude the many-proposed hypotheses. Read More

Red Giant Stars Could Host Exoplanets With Alien Life

May 17, 2016 |

Everything in the universe comes to an end, and our sun is no exception. In five billion years from now, the sun will become a huge orange giant star, so large that it will engulf the orbits of Mercury and Venus. Read More

EPIC-1166: The Most Massive Mini-Neptune Ever Found

May 16, 2016 |

Using ESO’s world-leading exoplanet hunter HARPS and photometry from NASA’ Kepler telescope, astronomers announced the discovery of a new exoplanet, a mini-Neptune world orbiting an ancient star 385 light years away from Earth. Read More

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