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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.
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.
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.
In its search for ancient, wet environments on the slopes of Mount Sharp, NASA’s Curiosity Rover has encountered a strange feature which looks like a ‘floating spoon’ on the surface of the red planet. The new image cause many people to speculate what the object might be.
After a spectacular Pluto flyby on July 14, the unmanned spacecraft has a new target to aim, as New Horizons’ team picked the next destination for it — a planetoid dubbed 2014 MU69, a much smaller ice ball in the distant Kuiper Belt, NASA announced on Friday.
Using NASA’ Hubble Telescope, a team of astrophysicists and astronomers has found in the core of the dwarf galaxy Markarian 231 (Mrk 231) — also known as UGC 8058 — a binary black holes orbiting furiously around each other.
More thant 2000 exoplanets have been found beyond our solar system, and some of them are unbelievably unique. Here are some of the most strange exoplanets NASA’ Kepler has found so far.
Using NASA’ Chandra X-ray Observatory, an international team of researchers has discovered the smallest supermassive black hole yet resides at the center of a distant galaxy, 340 million light-years away from us.
By using the Gemini Planet Imager, a team of scientists have discovered a gas-shrouded planet, strikingly similar to a young Jupiter, nearly 100 light years away from Earth in a young star system.
In a recent study, NASA show that it would cost about ten times cheaper to organize a lunar mission today than it was 40 years ago. If in 1969 it was necessary to spend 25.4 billion sollars — around $95 billion in today’s money — to allow Neil Armstrong step foot on the moon, now it would cost no more than 9 billion euros.
Soaring to the depths of our universe, gallant spacecraft roam the cosmos, snapping images of celestial wonders. Some spacecraft have instruments capable of capturing radio emissions. When scientists convert these to sound waves, the results are eerie to hear. We’ve put together a compilation of elusive “sounds” of howling planets and whistling helium that is sure to make your skin crawl.
Russian billionaire and philanthropist Yuri Milner will devote 100 million dollars (92 million euros) to the SETI project, starting an ambitious ten-year project to detect signals from intelligent alien life in the Milky Way galaxy and beyond.