05 Mar, 2024
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An asteroid just made a close approach towards the Earth; Is it possible to avoid an asteroid collision?

There are billions of asteroids in our solar system. NASA tracks those objects which are a potential threat to the Earth and are classified as Near Earth Objects (NEO). Just recently, an asteroid (named 2010 WC9) with a diameter of 60 to 130 meters zoomed past the Earth at a staggering velocity of 12.8 kilometers […]

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Scientists found the real culprit stealing iron from the continental crust

Mars is called as the red planet because of the rich iron content which when exposed to meager oxygen available in the planet’s atmosphere, it reduced to a rust-coated planet which appears red. As per the researchers, Earth could rust too, however, due to a fraction of iron content seeping inside the continental crust, the […]

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TESS captures the first ever test image of more than 200,000 stars in the southern sky

The newly launched exoplanet-hunting spacecraft by NASA has been busy transiting to its destined eccentric orbit around the Earth to capture exoplanets and more in the sky. TESS or Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) recently the first ever test image captured by one of its four cameras onboard capturing more than 200,000. The image was […]

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Astronomers reveal the largest ever survey of 50 galaxies in ultraviolet light

Researchers have published the largest ever survey of stars and galaxies in ultraviolet light depicting our local universe. The survey contributes over 50 active galaxies in high definition snapped by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. Touted as LEGUS or Legacy ExtraGalactic UV Survey, the project captures more than 8,000-star clusters and 39 million hot blue stars […]

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Earliest evidences of oxygen found in a galaxy 13.28 billion light-years away from Earth

A distant galaxy, located at around 13 billion light-years away from the Earth and gravitationally lensed, allowed the scientists to detect the earliest evidence of oxygen and the formation of stars and galaxies when the universe was still 2 to 3% of its present age. According to the calculations, the earliest stars were formed some […]

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ESA’s Gaia spacecraft gathers stunning map of our galaxy encompassing 1.3 billion stars

A $1billion dollar probe launched by European Space Agency back in 2013 has recently transmitted stunning images of quasars, stars, asteroids and much more. It has literally mapped a section of our Milky Way galaxy using its sophisticated equipment and instruments. Gaia spacecraft was launched to map the galaxy and stars like never before back […]

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Hubble space telescope celebrates its 28th anniversary with magnificent imagery of Lagoon Nebula

To commemorate its 28th anniversary, Hubble Space Telescope has sent a magnificent image of a gorgeous nebula located in the distant cosmos to mark its anniversary which has been a custom celebrated every April. Hubble Space Telescope, the largest ever space telescope stationed in the Earth’s orbit as of now was launched on April 24, […]

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Some Milky Way Galaxy stars are evicted by invading dwarf galaxies, reveals study

A new study revealed that a group of stars of our own Milky Way Galaxy was formed inside the galaxy itself and were not alien invaders. According to the study, a particular group of stars present at the Milky Way Galaxy’s outer halo actually began their life within the galaxy’s central disk. That means they […]