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Space Exploration

Synthetic Biology could be the Key to Mars Trip

November 11, 2014 |

One of the biggest challenges to manned space missions is the expense. The NASA rule-of-thumb is that every unit mass of payload launched requires the support of an additional 99 units of mass, with “support” encompassing everything from fuel to oxygen to food and medicine for the astronauts, etc. Read More

Researchers Find True Story Behind the Best Yet View of Spectacular Cosmic Collision

November 10, 2014 |

A team of researchers led by Michele Fumagalli from the Extragalactic Astronomy Group and the Institute for Computational Cosmology at Durham Univ., were among the first to use ESO’s Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE) instrument on the VLT. Read More

Gaia Satellite could Detect 70,000 New Alien Worlds

November 7, 2014 | 1

After a 20-year search, astronomers have uncovered a grand total of 1,900 planets residing outside of the Solar System. Last year, the European Space Agency (ESA) launched the Gaia spacecraft with a mission to create a massive, three-dimensional map of the Milky Way by surveying a billion stars in our galaxy (that’s just one percent of the estimated Milky Way star population, but still impressive.) Read More

The First Exoplanet was Discovered 100 Years Ago?

October 22, 2014 |

When astronomers found two planets orbiting a pulsar in 1992, it was considered the first definitive detection of planets outside our solar system. Read More

Scientists Discover Black Hole ‘P13’, a Very Hungry Black Hole!

October 10, 2014 | 5

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. Read More

Hot WET Neptune-Size Alien Planet Discovered Outside Our Solar System

September 27, 2014 |

A Neptune-size planet beyond the solar system has telltale traces of water vapor in its atmosphere, making it the smallest exoplanet known to have the wet stuff yet, scientists say. Read More

Astronomers Search for the Twin of Our Twin Among the Stars

September 23, 2014 |

What if, in our quest to find another Earth, we happen upon another Venus? We should celebrate, of course. Venus is often called Earth’s “twin” because it shares of lot of our home planet’s physical characteristics: surface area, composition and density. Read More

For the First Time, Scientists Detect Water Ice Clouds Outside the Solar System

September 11, 2014 |

The presence of water ice clouds has been detected on our gas giant planets like Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. But, water ice clouds had not been found on planets outside the solar system. Read More

CST-100 Spaceship, The New Space Taxi?

September 9, 2014 | 1

NASA had longed to send their astronauts to outer space without aid from their Russian counterparts. To accomplish this, they need to make a perfect Space Taxi that will transport their astronauts to that space beyond. Read More

Rosetta Satellite Reveal Images of the Weirdest-Looking Comet

July 30, 2014 |

A comet has a lot to hide. To most people, it’s among the most glamorous objects in the solar system—brilliantly illuminated, racing through space with its glowing tail streaming far behind it. Read More

Dark Flow From Other Universe Engulfing Galaxy Clusters

July 29, 2014 | 2

Our universe is becoming more mysterious with the attempts of understanding it deeply. The Galaxies are moving away from each other because of expanding universe which is now well accepted concept. Read More

NASA’s Next Giant Leap

July 27, 2014 |

It might be one of your classmates, a work colleague. Or maybe even a punk kid who does oil drilling in the middle of the ocean. But NASA is sure the first humans to step foot on Mars are already walking the Earth today, meaning that smart kid you made fun of in fifth period might change history. Read More

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