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‘Turtle’ the size of two Earths spotted in sunspot

We have all picked out shapes in the clouds, but this is somewhat next-level: A dark turtle shape twice the size of Earth has been spotted over the surface of the sun. Groundbreaking images from the ALMA radio telescope in…

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Curiosity to investigate strange ‘mud cracks’ on Martian surface

NASA’s Curiosity rover has found evidence of formerly muddy ground on Mars, according to a recent news release from the space agency. In recent weeks, NASA scientists have been investigating pieces of stone cross-hatched with small ridges, which seems to…

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Giant gravity wave seen in Venus atmosphere– What’s going on?

Shortly after coming into orbit around Venus in December 2015, the Japanese Akatsuki orbiter took a picture of an odd-looking phenomenon in the planet's atmosphere: a gravity wave in the upper cloud layer. Quite common here on Earth, gravity waves…

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Eugene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon, has died

Eugene Cernan, the commander of the final Apollo lunar landing mission and the last human to walk on the moon, passed away Monday at the age of 82, NASA confirmed on its website. While no cause of death was listed,…

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Moon Express says it’s raised the money for a commercial trip to the Moon

Backed by captains of the tech industry and veterans of space exploration, Moon Express has successfully sourced the funds it needs to achieve its stated goal of sending a mission to the moon for commercial purposes. The company announced it…

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Scientists shocked to learn truth about ‘alien megastructure’ star

In October 2015, astronomers with NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler mission announced an unusual dimming pattern in a distant star that sparked a series of wild theories to explain what was causing it, ranging from a bunch of huge asteroids flying past…

High resolution image capture photo of the  half of the moon made ​​with a telescope Celestron C8 10" and 2x Barlow

The Moon is actually much older than we thought

By analyzing samples of the moon’s surface brought back by the Apollo 14 mission, researchers have found the Earth’s only natural satellite is 40 million to 140 million years older than previously thought, according to a new study published in…

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Planet Nine may be a ‘rogue planet’ captured by the Sun

Planet Nine, the hypothetical world believed to exist far beyond Pluto’s orbit, could be a “rogue planet” that was captured by our solar system at some point in the distant past, according to new research presented last week at the…

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Our Moon could have formed from ‘Moonlets’ merging

Long believed to have been the result of a single object crashing into the Earth, causing a large chunk to break off and enter orbit around the planet, the origin of the moon may be far different and could involve…

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Stellar explosion visible to the naked eye could happen in 2022

Calvin College professor Larry Molnar has made a bold prediction, and if he and his colleagues are right, in the year 2022 people standing on Earth will be able to see two stars collide with the only the naked eye,…