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According to new research from a team of scientists at MIT, Cambridge University, and other various institutions, the shape of the early solar system was likely determined a massively powerful magnetic fields, the likes of which has never been seen.
Sunny Sunday afternoons with clear azure blue skies, a promise of changing weather coming make me wonder whether we will see any of those Leonid meteors this week. If the clear skies prevail we can look forward to seeing some because the peak night is expected to be Monday, November 17 in the early evening-before bedtime!
Discovered by Sir William Herschel in March 1781, gas giant Uranus is the penultimate planet of the Solar System and currently well placed for observation in the constellation of Pisces. Despite being four times the diameter of Earth, its immense distance from the Sun (2,870 million kilometres) means that most visual observers consider discerning its tiny 3.7-arcsecond, magnitude +6, blue-green disc in backyard telescopes is achievement enough.
His route is similar to the trajectory of the Chelyabinsk meteorite. He flies by planet, Venus and Mars, and is a real danger for the inhabitants of the earth.
The asteroid was recorded robotic telescope “Master” at a time when he flew past the planet Earth at a distance of approximately 1.496 million kilometers.
Scientists have brought it to the list of potentially dangerous for mankind celestial bodies.
Moons — also called satellites — come in many shapes, sizes and types. They are generally solid bodies, and few have atmospheres. Most of the planetary moons probably formed from the discs of gas and dust circulating around planets in the early solar system. So, enjoy a range of interesting solar system moon facts.
The sun lies at the heart of the solar system, where it is by far the largest object. It holds 99.8 percent of the solar system’s mass and is roughly 109 times the diameter of the Earth — about one million Earths could fit inside the sun.
Astronomers are moonstruck! The man in the moon, we learned just last week, formed from dark flowing lava over three billion years ago, instead of a long supposed giant asteroid impact. Now, we learn that same volcanism may have kept on erupting until surprisingly recent times.
A certain black hole is more insatiable than expected. The P13 is a black hole along the outer edge of the NGC7793 galaxy located around 12 million light years away from the Earth. It’s very luminous compared to others of its kind but as it turns out, this has nothing to do with the black hole’s size.
Usually when someone on the internet writes about ‘geometric forms’ found on the Moon, it’s a crazy UFO hunter who doesn’t understand pixelation of composite images taken at high altitudes. This is different.
Black holes are so entwined in the established scientific narrative these days that it’s easy to forget that their existence is still completely theoretical.
When the International Astronomical Union came up with an official definition of a planet in 2006, they booted Pluto out of the club and reclassified it as a dwarf planet. But some say the discovery of exoplanets requires that we revisit this definition and give Pluto a second chance.