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Neutron Star Collision Seen For the First Time Ever!

S u m m a r y : A neutron star merger observed for the first time promises to revolutionise the world of astronomy. The findings, published in the journal Science, are hoped to educate us about neutron stars themselves, and they might also help explain the creation of elements like gold. Neutron Stars, The Remnants

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The Moon Had An Atmosphere Billions of Years Ago

S u m m a r y : The moon used to have an atmosphere 3 to 4 billion years ago thanks to volcanic eruptions, says a new study published in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters. The Ancient Moon Science helps us to understand not only our present but also our past—and it

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Scientists Create Diamond Rain of Neptune & Uranus

S u m m a r y : ‘Diamond rain’, a form of precipitation that is present inside huge icy planets, has been created by a team of scientists from the DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. The findings are published in the journal Nature Astronomy. The aim of the research was to reproduce the conditions characterising

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4 Earth-Sized Planets Discovered Around Nearest Sun-Like Star

S u m m a r y : Four Earth-sized planets have been discovered around the nearest sun-like star. The system is located 12 light years away from us, which makes it easily visible to us. The findings are published in the Astronomical Journal. 4 Planets Around tau Ceti The nearest sun-like star, tau Ceti,

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August 21 Solar Eclipse Will Unveil Sun’s Unseen Parts

S u m m a r y : August 21 solar eclipse will hide the sun from us just enough for scientists to see some of its unseen parts! Lights Off! Light will be switched off to unveil bright stars during the day, a total solar eclipse greeting the inhabitants of the Earth as the

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Water in the Moon’s Interior

S u m m a r y : Our moon’s interior contains a considerable amount of water—and this water, which might have originated from the moon itself, might possibly be harvested by lunar explorers. Or so says a new study published in the journal Nature Geoscience. A ‘Watery’ Lunar Mantle A team of researchers from

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Mars’ Moon Phobos Photobomb in NASA’s Image!

S u m m a r y : Tiny Martian moon Phobos has been captured in image by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope which was only meant to be photographing the planet. Find the press release here. Phobos, A Potato in Space Phobos orbits the red planet in only 7 hours and 39 minutes at a

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Young Moon Had A Thick Metal Atmosphere & Supersonic Winds

S u m m a r y : The young moon might have had a thick, metallic atmosphere together with supersonic winds, suggests a new study published online at arXiv.org. A Simulation The research is based on a simulation designed to understand how heat from the surfaces of the Sun, a young Earth, and the

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Planet KELT-9b is Hotter than Stars

Newly-discovered, Jupiter-like planet KELT-9b is hotter than most stars. The findings are published in the journal Nature. Meet the hottest planet, hotter than most stars, planet KELT-9b! It has a day-side temperature of around 4326 degrees Celcius, which makes it only 926ºC cooler than our own star, the sun. Its temperature is just one of

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Dwarf Planet Near Sun Discovered by Amateur Scientists

A new dwarf planet has been spotted near the Sun; the discovery was made by a group of volunteers, four citizen scientists. The findings are published in the journal Astrophysical Journal Letters. A brown dwarf situated at around 100 light years from the sun has been discovered by four users of a newly-launched citizen-science tool,

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A New Jupiter: NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Reveals Astonishing Information

Juno spacecraft’s first flyby to Jupiter gives us an abundance of new information about the planet. This research makes us rethink our previous idea of not only Jupiter but also of the formation of planetary systems. The findings feature in two papers, both published in the journal Science. We have a new picture of Jupiter: the

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Synestia, A New Planetary Object, Resembles a Donut

A new planetary body existing in the heavens has been proposed. It goes by the name of synestia. The findings are published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets. We have something new to contemplate in the skies: a planetary body called synestia, says planetary scientists. The latter describe it as an enormous, rotating, donut-shaped vaporised

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