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ESO Council supports world’s biggest optical telescope

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The European Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) will use a mirror 39 meters in diameter to image planets outside the solar system. Most members of the European Southern Observatory’s Council have supported the 1.1 billion-euro project to build the world’s largest optical telescope. Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland voted to start the program while... 

Microbes discovered in Mars-like environment on Earth

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Researchers studied the rocky soil samples from the volcanoes in the Atacama region in South American that have conditions similar to Mars. A team of researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder has found a type of organism that can survive the most inhospitable conditions on Earth. “We haven’t formally identified or characterized the species. But these are very different than anything... 

Rectangular galaxy discovered 70 million light years away

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Astronomers have found a rectangular galaxy that bucks the typical spheroidal, disc-like, or lumpy shapes. Astronomers have found a rectangular galaxy in a wide field-of-view image taken with the Japanese Subaru Telescope for Swinburne astrophysicist Dr. Lee Spitler. The unusual cosmic phenomenon was discovered 70 million light years away within a group of 250 galaxies. “In the Universe around us,... 

UFO observed above Israel was launched by Russia

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The unusual phenomenon in the sky above Israel, which hundreds took for a UFO, could be connected with the test launch of Russia’s intercontinental ballistic missile Topol. The missile was launched from Kapustin Yar test ground in Russia’s Astrakhan region. Astronomers confirmed the journalists’ supposition that said that the mysterious light in the sky could occur as a result of... 

Saturn’s moon Enceladus, new plasma laboratory

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Image taken by Cassini spacecraft shows plumes which spew out Saturn's moon Enceladus. Recent data and findings from NASA’s Cassini mission have revealed that Saturn’s moon Enceladus can provide scientists with a laboratory for watching unusual behavior of plasma. According to two papers published in the Journal of Geophysical Research, scientists can observe the theorized condition of... 

Astronomers discover faintest distant galaxy

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False color image of the galaxy LAEJ095950.99+021219.1. Astronomers at Arizona State University have located a remote and faint galaxy, which is one of the ten most distant known objects in the space. The team used the IMACS instrument on the Magellan Telescopes in Chile and identified the galaxy ‘LAEJ095950.99+021219.1’ that is about 13 billion light-years away from the Earth. “This galaxy... 

Iran set to launch high resolution spy satellite

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Iran launched its first domestically-produced Omid (Hope) satellite in 2009 on board Safir (Ambassador) carrier. An Iranian official has announced that the country is set to launch a high resolution student satellite tasked with taking images of the earth. Head of the Iranian Space Agency (ISA) Hamid Fazeli said the satellite is part of a project by Tehran’s Sharif University of Technology and will... 

Opportunity captures image of huge Martian crater

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The image catches a shadow of the rover, located on the western rim of Endeavour, in the foreground and the giant crater in the distance. NASA’s Mars exploration rover Opportunity has returned an exceptional view of the large Martian Endeavour Crater, which spans about 22 kilometers in diameter. The image catches a shadow of the rover, located on the western rim of Endeavour, in the foreground and... 

NASA plans to Land on Asteroid and stay for a Month

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Landing on a 50,000mph asteroid: The astronauts will drive vehicles on the surface - and pick up skills necessary to destroy 'planet killer' asteroids that may approach our planet in future The space agency Nasa is training a team of astronauts to land on asteroids after a three million mile journey – dwarfing the mere 239,000 miles travelled to the moon. The mission, planned for the... 

Kepler space telescope records the number of superflares

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NASA’s Kepler space telescope has recorded the number of superflares or enormous releases of magnetic energy that can damage a nearby orbiting planet. According to the report published in the journal Nature, superflares are much less frequent on slow-rotating stars like our Sun. The biggest recorded flare on the Sun happened on September 1, 1859 and according to English astronomer Richard Carrington... 

Top Obama Aide Warns Russia “End Of World” Near

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A new report prepared by the Foreign Intelligence Service circulating in the Kremlin today says that the United States top National Security Advisor to President Obama, Thomas Donilon, was granted a “rushed meeting” with President Putin this past Friday wherein he warned the Russian leader that the world as we know it may be about to end. According to this report, the Obama regime became alarmed... 

Russia's renewed space drive

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Prime Minister Putin has recently unveiled the new Russian direction of exploration, in some ways it is both more ambitious and more modest than earlier. The crash of the Phobos probe, has caused Russia to pull back, temperarly from Mars and reset its sights closer to home. Some say that the crash in the computer systems were caused by bad design, by a rougher than expected take off or maybe even... 

Supermoon to Dominate Night Sky

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Stargazers will be treated to a rare glimpse of a “Supermoon” this weekend when our celestial neighbor strays closest to Earth. During the annual display, the moon appears to swell larger in size and wax in brightness. Scientists say that the moon will look 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter than all the other full moons of 2012 and will be visible at its peak from 03:00 GMT on Sunday... 

Italian researcher disovers "great city" on Mars

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The Italian researcher Matteo Ianneo who discovered some five interesting structures which look like human faces on Mars, last year, has discovered something stunning again. This time, the man claims to have found geometric structures on Mars which altogether look like a city. The newly discovered “city” comes an year after his first discovery in April 2011 in which he discovered a crystal-clear... 

Massive lava coils found on Mars

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High-resolution photos taken by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show lava coils on the Martian surface in a region of valleys near the Red Planet’s equator. The recently found patterns were first discovered by graduate student Andrew Ryan of Arizona State University who studied possible interactions of lava flows and floods of water in the Elysium volcanic province of Mars. “I was interested... 
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