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CosmosUp | July 9, 2020

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Space Exploration

Astronomers Think They Have Found Alien Megastructures 1400 Light Years Away

October 16, 2015 |

The search for extraterrestrial civilizations goes through ups and downs in recent weeks. While early September, a study claimed that no sign of advanced alien civilizations was observed in the nearby universe, here, today’ observations conducted on a distant star generate some questions. Read More

Astronomers Spot Unique Ripples Around Nearby Star – AU Microscopii

October 13, 2015 |

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. Read More

Top Five Future NASA Missions For 2020

October 11, 2015 |

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. Read More

Mars Has Liquid Water. What You Should Know?

October 6, 2015 |

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. Read More

The Curiosity Rover Finds A Bizarre ‘Floating Spoon’ On Mars

September 3, 2015 |

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. Read More

New Horizons Next Target: Planetoid 2014 MU69 A Billion Miles Beyond Pluto

September 1, 2015 |

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. Read More

Astronomers Find A Binary Black Hole Inside Closest Quasar

August 30, 2015 |

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. Read More

Top 5 Unbelievably Strange Exoplanets In The Known Universe

August 25, 2015 |

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. Read More

NASA’s Chandra Observatory Detected Smallest Supermassive Black Hole Ever At The Center Of A Galaxy

August 22, 2015 |

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. Read More

Astronomers Discover ‘Young Jupiter’ 97 Light-Years Away From Earth

August 15, 2015 |

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. Read More

NASA: Traveling to the Moon would Cost Ten Times Cheaper Today Than In 1969

July 25, 2015 |

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. Read More

Creepy: So This Is What Space Sounds Like. Sound Recorded by NASA In Space

July 23, 2015 |

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.

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