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Three facts you did not know about the Moon

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It may seem that we know a lot more about the Moon than we do about any other celestial body. However, our natural satellite still hides many mysteries. There was time on Earth, when there was no Moon in the sky In the V century BC, Greek philosopher and astronomer Anaxagoras of Clazomenae wrote that according to his sources, the Moon appeared after the Earth was born. In the III century BC, Apollonius... 

Black Holes DON’T Exist and the Big Bang is MYTH, Scientist Offers Mathematical Proof

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A scientist from University of North Carolina states she has mathematical proof that black holes (illustrated) can’t exist. She said it is impossible for stars to collapse and form a singularity. Previously, scientists thought stars larger than the sun collapsed under their own gravity and formed black holes as they died. When a huge star many times the mass of the sun comes to the end of its... 

Super-hungry black hole gobbles star at rate previously thought impossible

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An “ultraluminous” black hole P13 in a remote galaxy is consuming a gas cloud belonging to a neighboring star about ten times faster than scientists previously believed was possible. About 12 million light years from Earth, on the outskirts of the galaxy NGC 7793 the developments around a “luminous” black hole, known as P13, have caught the attention of astronomers. The scientists were amazed... 

US Astronomer finds Exoplanet with Atmosphere that contains Water

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Size comparison of HAT-P-11b (gray) with Neptune Astronomers have detected water vapor in the atmosphere of an exoplanet, an extrasolar planet, which does not orbit the Sun. The planet is the size of Neptune and about four times the size of Earth. It orbits a star some 130 light years from Earth. HAT-P-11b’s atmosphere was also found to contain copious amounts of hydrogen. Atmospheres are telltales... 

‘Traffic light’ and perfectly-shaped ball spotted on Red Planet

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With the now increased traffic in the Red Planet’s region since India’s satellite reached Mars’s orbit Wednesday, a traffic light might just be what’s been missing. And it didn’t take long for one to be discovered. NASA’s Mars rover, the Curiosity, which has been exploring the planet for over two years, fitted with 17 cameras, sent a picture of something that looks much like Earth’s... 

Space tourism firm offers flight around the moon on Soyuz crafts

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US space tourism firm Space Adventures is offering a spaceflight around the moon to private tourists on “proven” Russian Soyuz spacecraft, saying that the sponsors will not have to wait for long for their trip. “Using flight-proven Russian space vehicles we will fly two private citizens and one professional cosmonaut on a free return trajectory around the far side of the moon. They will come... 

NASA finds ‘monster’ black hole in tiny galaxy

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The M60-UCD1, discovered by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope in 2013, is one of the smallest known galaxies. But now the space agency has discovered that the dwarf galaxy is harboring a “monster” black hole. The diameter of M60-UCD1 is about 300 light years – just 1/500th of our galaxy’s width. However, it is packed with 140 million stars, which also makes it one of the densest galaxies. For... 

Boeing, SpaceX win NASA approval for transport project

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This handout photo provided September 16, 2014 by the Boeing Company shows an artist’s rendition of the Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 next to the International Space Station (ISS). Boeing and Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, aka SpaceX, have won the US space agency’s approval to undertake the project to transport astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) in the next... 

​Extreme solar storm approaches Earth

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An X1.6 class solar flare flashes in the middle of the sun on Sept. 10, 2014. This image was captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory and shows light in the 131 Angstrom wavelength, which is typically colorized in teal. A powerful solar flare sparked on an Earth-facing section of the sun. A subsequent coronal mass ejection is expected to reach our planet later in the week, possibly causing... 

US launches high-resolution spy satellite into space

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The United States has launched into space a surveillance satellite capable of capturing images of objects only one foot (30 centimeters) across. Colorado-based company DigitalGlobe owns and operates the World View 3 satellite, which was flown into space on board an Atlas 5 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California’s Central Coast on Wednesday. The project is joined by Lockheed Martin... 

NASA releases amazing HD footage of ‘Flying Saucer’

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The US space agency released a spectacular video detailing the testing of an interplanetary landing system, which is designed to place more massive payloads on the surface of Mars, as it hurtled toward Earth. In the cosmic quest to explore the surface of Mars, NASA is attempting to devise technologies that will allow it to deliver heavy payloads to the mysterious red planet. In June, NASA engineers,... 

European spacecraft catches up with comet

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A close up detail focusing on a smooth region on the “base” of the “body” section of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, taken by Rosetta’s OSIRIS narrow-angle camera and downloaded on August 6. Spelling an end to more than a decade of pursuit, European Space Agency (ESA)’s Rosetta spacecraft has finally caught up with a comet in an unprecedented coup. The unmanned probe swung... 

European Space Agency probe set to make history

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Scientists follow the flight of the Rosetta spacecraft from the control centre of the European Space Agency (ESA) in Darmstadt, western Germany, on August 6, 2014. European Space Agency (ESA)’s Rosetta spacecraft is set to ensconce itself in the orbit of a comet, it has been chasing for more than a decade. On Wednesday, the craft started the final engine burn that will take it into the orbit around... 

NASA seriously considering Terraforming of Mars

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A US space agency Mars rover that would launch in 2020 is to carry a device that will turn carbon dioxide in the Martian atmosphere into oxygen. The oxygen thus created could then be used to make rocket fuel and for future astronauts to breathe, according to Bill Gerstenmaier, associate administrator for the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate at NASA. “The 2020 rover will help... 

World’s largest telescope construction begins in Hawaii

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The construction project of the world’s biggest telescope has officially begun at the summit of a mountain on the US island of Hawaii. Several countries including Japan, China, Canada and India are slated to collaborate with the United Stated in the project. The thirty Meter Telescope is going to be a reflecting one and will be built atop a 4,000 meter mountain, Hawaii’s Mauna Kea volcano. A... 
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