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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,…

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Asteroid 2017 AG13 passed between the Earth and Moon and we hardly noticed

Just two days after it was first spotted by University of Arizona-based Catalina Sky Survey, a relatively small asteroid flew past the Earth at just half the distance separating the planet and its moon shortly before 8am EST on Monday…

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NASA snaps amazing picture of Earth and Moon from Mars

If you’ve ever stood here on Earth, looked up at the sky and wondered what this tiny blue marble and its moon would look like to the first colonists on Mars, a new high-resolution image released late last week by…

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In a first, scientists trace cosmic radio burst to tiny galaxy

Ever since they were first discovered in 2007, Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) have baffled astronomers, but now, a new study has revealed one source of the signals – a distant galaxy more than 3 billion light years away. FRB are…

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Could ice domes be the key to keeping us safe on Mars?

If humans plan to spend any significant amount of time on the surface of Mars, they will need to find a way to protect themselves from the harmful effects of radiation from space. Fortunately, a team of NASA scientists believe…

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Meet Psyche, the tiny metal asteroid NASA plans to study in 2030

An Arizona State University-led mission to a metal asteroid that is scheduled to launch in 2023 will mark the first time that researchers will be able to see what is believed to be a planetary core and could shed new…