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Dwarf Planet Eris

February 28, 2014 |

In January 2005, Mike Brown announced the discovery of another object from the Kuiper belt, even larger than Pluto. This dwarf planet (plutoid) provisionally named 2003 UB313 or Xena, was recently officially called, Eris. Read More

Pallas Asteroid Will Pass Close To Earth

February 22, 2014 |

The next few weeks, astronomy enthusiasts can watch the trajectory of the asteroid Pallas, which will pass close to the earth, according to NASA. Read More

Black Holes

February 20, 2014 |

We go about our lives unaware that in the depths of space lurk invisible monsters, destroyers, powerful enough to tear apart our sun and leave our Earth a shattered burned-out ruin. We talk about one object out there whose pull is so powerful you can never escape (from it) no matter how fast you go, not even if you travel at the speed of light. We talk about black holes. Read More

The Smallest Solar System Found So Far

February 19, 2014 |

Recently, NASA’ Kepler Telescope discovered the smallest three planets found so far in another solar system. Even more interesting is that all three planets — one of them is the size of Mars — are solid planets, like Earth. Read More

A Huge Asteroid 2000 EM26 Passes Near Earth Today

February 17, 2014 |

An asteroid, big as three football fields, will pass near the Earth on Monday (Feb. 17). NASA will broadcast live the images, starting at 18.00 GMT, so you can watch it. Read More

Did You Know? Dwarf Planet Ceres

February 16, 2014 |

Ceres was classified as a dwarf planet, but it’s also considered an asteroid. Discovered on January 1, 1801 by Giuseppe Piazzi, Ceres has a diameter of 950 km and it is by far the largest and most massive asteroid from the asteroid belt, containing one third of the total mass of the asteroid belt. Read More

It Was Discovered The Nearest Planet Similar To Earth, Kepler-22b Could Potentially Host Life

February 15, 2014 |

Researchers from NASA announced that Kepler telescope has made an amazing discovery, a planet similar to Earth, which would be a perfect host to humans. It is the closest planet of this kind discovered so far, it’s located outside our solar system. Read More

HD 162826: The Sun Has A Twin-Sister?

February 14, 2014 |

A star, known as HD 162826 and considered twin-sister of the Sun, located at a distance of 2,500 light-years from Earth, was discovered recently by scientists. Read More

Fascinating Planets Outside The Solar System

February 13, 2014 | 2

Since I was a child I liked the stories about other worlds, other planets. I always imagine another “Earth” full of extraterrestrial life …. When I grew up, I started to follow, particularly, all news about the discovery of new exoplanets. Read More

Astronomers Have Discovered The Oldest Known Star

February 11, 2014 |

Astronomers have discovered the oldest known star so far, belonging to one of the first generations of stars formed shortly after the birth of the universe. Read More

A Black Hole Was Caught Swallowing A Planet

February 6, 2014 | 2

Astronomers have observed, in a distant galaxy, a black hole (“woke up” from a period of extended inactivity) swallowed a gigantic celestial body in the neighborhood. Experts say that a similar event could happening soon in our own galaxy. Read More

A giant asteroid could approach the Earth

February 5, 2014 |

Space telescopes, recently activated by NASA, determined the first rock “potentially dangerous” for us. The new asteroid was first locate by Space Telescope NEOWISE and was named 2013 YP139. It is currently about 27 million miles from Earth and has a diameter of 640 meters, according to The Telegraph. Read More

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