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216 Kleopatra – The Dog-Bone Asteroid

September 14, 2021 |

Using ESO’s Very Large Telescope, a team of scientists has obtained the most detailed observations yet of the asteroid 216 Kleopatra –aka the dog-bone asteroid – an asteroid with two tiny moons shaped like a dog bone. Read More

Stephenson 2-18 The Largest Star Ever Discovered

September 12, 2021 |

Stars have always been part of civilizations. In Ancient Times, we relied upon the apparent motion of these bodies to navigate distances, to measure the passage of time therefore determining seasons, months, and years. Simply, stars are the very reason we exist. We are literally made up of “stardust”. Read More

New Analysis Of The Second Most Distant TNOs (225088) 2007 OR10

March 11, 2016 | 1

Using analysis provided by NASA’s Kepler space telescope — K2 extended mission — and thermal infrared data provided by ESA’ Herschel Space Observatory, a team of scientists found that (225088) 2007 OR10 is likely to be larger in size and darker than previously thought. Read More

NASA: Asteroid 2013 TX68 Cannot Impact Earth Over The Next Century

February 26, 2016 |

Earlier this month, the news about a small asteroid coming close to Earth has caused controversy among the astronomical community. Read More

Did You Know? Neptune — Get Interesting Facts About This Planet

February 6, 2016 |

From its interesting anti-cyclonic storms to the theory of Pluto being it’s moon, we countdown the most interesting facts about Neptune. Read More

Asteroid 2013 TX68 To Make Very Close Earth Flyby On March 5

February 5, 2016 | 1

Two years ago, a small asteroid, named 2013 TX68, flew pass Earth at a safe distance of about 2 million km (1.3 million miles) and now it will pass even closer to our planet next month, on March 5, 2016, but this time nobody is certain just how close. Read More

Is There Life On Kepler-452b The Most Earth-like Planet Ever Discovered?

July 24, 2015 | 3

NASA’ Former chief operating officer in Spain Carlos González Pintado says there could be life on Kepler-452b — the newly remarkable world discovered by NASA’ kepler mission — given its characteristics. Read More

NASA Detects The Brighest Flare Ever From A Distant Galaxy

July 14, 2015 |

Astronomers have managed to analyse a spectacular flare from a supermassive black hole at the center of galaxy 3C 279, a record flare that happened five billion years ago. Read More

Amazing: Hubble Captured The Arches Cluster, Milky Way’s Densest Star Cluster

June 5, 2015 |

Using NASA’ Hubble Telescope, astronomers have observed the Arches Cluster, the most dense cluster known in the Milky Way with a mass equivalent to more than 10,000 Sun-like stars in a space with a radius equal to the distance between the sun and its nearest neighbor Alpha Centauri star system. Read More

Astronomers Discover Unique Binary Pulsar System With The Widest Orbit Ever

May 4, 2015 |

Astronomers have confirmed the existence of an exotic pulsar with the widest orbit ever detected and is one of the very few binary neutron star systems known to date. Read More

Starburst In Dwarf Galaxy UGC 5797

April 27, 2015 |

Scientists, using NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, are studying a group of very massive blue stars in active galaxy known as UGC 5797. Read More

Tau Ceti System Doesn’t Harbour Alien Life After All, Scientist Say

April 27, 2015 |

A team of astronomers at Arizona State University have poured cold water on the prospect of finding any intellignt life around the star Tau Ceti, one of the Sun’s closest neighbors and one of the most popularized systems in many science fiction works. Read More

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