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Monthly Archives: August 2014

Stellar Evolution (Infograph)

August 31, 2014 |

Stars live for a very long time compared to human lifetimes. Even though stellar life-spans are enormous, we know how stars are born, live, and die. Read More


Amazing Facts About Voyager 1

August 31, 2014 |

When Voyager 1 blasted off from Earth on September 5, 1977, it was designed to last for five years. Today, the space probe continues to communicate with NASA. The farthest manmade object from Earth, Voyager 1 may keep exploring space for another 10 or 20 years before its power runs out. Meanwhile, check out these cool facts about the spacecraft and its mission. Read More

NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope Watched Asteroid Collision

August 30, 2014 |

Astronomers surprised to see a huge leap in fresh sand in the region of the star NGC 2547-ID8. The star was frequently tracked between August 2012 to January 2013, NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, which saw a huge flood of fresh dust. Read More

Anatomy of an Active Black Hole (Infograph)

August 30, 2014 |

This infographic explains a popular theory of active supermassive black holes, referred to as the unified model — and how new data from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, is at conflict with the model. Astronomers say the model could still be correct but needs adjusting to account for the unexpected observations by WISE. Read More


5 Stunning And Bizarre Space Discoveries

August 30, 2014 |

The apparent infinity of space never fails to astound us laypeople with its pretty lights and hypnotizing patterns. However, even scientists and astronomers are often flabbergasted by some of the more extreme discoveries. Read More


Top 5 Massive New Telescopes That Will Change The Way We See Space

August 3, 2014 |

A new age of astronomy is dawning, thanks to an unprecedented building boom of big telescopes that are expected to shed light on dark energy, distant solar systems and other mysteries of the universe. So, let’s take a closer took at what these billion-dollar telescopes can do for astronomy in the decades to come. Read More

Sign of Parallel World? How Neutrons Might Escape Into Another Universe

August 1, 2014 |

The leap from our universe to another is theoretically possible, say physicists. And the technology to test the idea is available today. Read More

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