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NASA's spacecraft ready to encounter the asteroid Bennu

Researchers at the US space agency - National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is mounting the last series of spacecraft to study the asteroid Bennu in 2018 in order to get the clues about the origin of life."A few more days, the installat...
by Trussty Jasmine on Aug 26, 2016

"A Look to the Heavens"

"Face-on spiral galaxy M77 lies a mere 47 million light-years away toward the aquatic constellation Cetus. At that estimated distance, the gorgeous island universe is about 100 thousand light-years across. Also known as NGC 1068, its compact and very...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Aug 25, 2016

The mysterious object found in the Solar System

A mysterious object found in the Solar System. Until now, nobody knew its identity. The object named Niku. Scientists initially suspected that the object was a dwarf planet, entered in the class of trans-Neptunian objects.However, during the analyzes...
by Trussty Jasmine on Aug 25, 2016

"A Look to the Heavens"

“This wide, sharp telescopic view reveals galaxies scattered beyond the stars and faint dust nebulae of the Milky Way at the northern boundary of the high-flying constellation Pegasus. Prominent at the upper right is NGC 7331. Click image for...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Aug 24, 2016

"A Look to the Heavens"

“Massive stars, abrasive winds, mountains of dust, and energetic light sculpt one of the largest and most picturesque regions of star formation in the Local Group of Galaxies. Known as N11, the region is visible on the upper right of many images of...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Aug 23, 2016

Mars Bars

It brings tears to my eyes. A little guy millions of miles from home. The only spark of acknowledged intelligence on the entire planet. It’s his birthday and he’s singing “Happy Birthday” to himself. It’s downright depressing. The guy, howe...

Is the 'Fifth force' of nature been found?

For decades, people knew of the existence of four of the fundamental forces (elements that make the universe survive, namely: gravity, electromagnetism and the nuclear forces, both weak and strong, that uniting atoms).And now scientists may have disc...
by Trussty Jasmine on Aug 20, 2016

Philosophy Wire: Astrology: Once more verified. (by science!) [OR: Logos vs. Law 1-0]

Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2016-08-14]: Scientists have long noticed a strange correlation between when we’re born and how likely it is that we’ll experience certain health problems, including allergies. Thanks to an international team of r...
by Harmonia Philosophica on Aug 14, 2016

Mengapa malam itu gelap gulita.

Penciptaan malam dan siang, matahari dan bulan.Baca lebih lanjut →...
by The Signs on Aug 11, 2016

Kegelapan malam.

Penciptaan malam dan siang, matahari dan bulan.Baca lebih lanjut →...
by The Signs on Aug 11, 2016

"A Look to the Heavens"

“At the top right, large spiral galaxy NGC 1055 joins spiral Messier 77 in this sharp cosmic view toward the aquatic constellation Cetus. The narrowed, dusty appearance of edge-on spiral NGC 1055 contrasts nicely with the face-on view of M77's brig...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Aug 6, 2016

Another Earth? Kepler astronomers pinpoint likeliest candidates

Looking for another Earth? An international team of researchers has pinpointed which of the more than 4,000 exoplanets discovered by NASA's Kepler mission are most likely to be similar to our rocky home. Kepler-186f, seen here in an artist's renderi...
by The Archaeology News Network on Aug 5, 2016

Astronomers make first accurate measurement of oxygen in distant galaxy

UCLA astronomers have made the first accurate measurement of the abundance of oxygen in a distant galaxy. Oxygen, the third-most abundant chemical element in the universe, is created inside stars and released into interstellar gas when stars die. Qua...
by The Archaeology News Network on Aug 5, 2016

"A Look to the Heavens"

“What's happening to galaxy NGC 474? The multiple layers of emission appear strangely complex and unexpected given the relatively featureless appearance of the elliptical galaxy in less deep images. The cause of the shells is currently unknown, but...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Aug 5, 2016

"A Look to the Heavens"

“The Sunflower Galaxy blooms near the center of this wide field telescopic view. The scene spans about 2 degrees or 4 full moons on the sky toward the loyal constellation Canes Venatici. More formally known as Messier 63, the majestic island univer...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Aug 4, 2016

M63: Sunflower Galaxy Wide Field

The Sunflower Galaxy blooms near the center of this wide field telescopic view. The scene spans about 2 degrees or 4 full moons on the sky toward the loyal constellation Canes Venatici. More formally... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we...
by Third eye on Aug 4, 2016

"A Look to the Heavens"

“What if you climbed up on a rock and discovered the Universe? You can. Although others have noted much of it before, you can locate for yourself stars, planets, and even the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy. All you need is a dark clear sky- the rock...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Aug 3, 2016

Behind Saturn

What’s behind Saturn? The first answer is the camera itself, perched on the Cassini spacecraft currently orbiting behind the planet with the most grand ring system in our Solar System. The unusual... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web...
by Third eye on Aug 3, 2016

Space Station View of the Full Moon

Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams of NASA took this photograph on June 21, 2016, from the International Space Station, writing, “A spectacular rise of the full moon just before sunset while... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit...
by Third eye on Aug 3, 2016

"A Look to the Heavens"

“In this crowded starfield spanning some 3 degrees within the high flying constellation Cygnus, the eye is drawn to the Cocoon Nebula. A compact star forming region, the cosmic Cocoon punctuates a long trail of obscuring interstellar dust clouds. C...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Aug 2, 2016


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