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Cassini Watches Mysterious Feature Evolve in Titan Sea

By On September 30, 2014

NASA‘s Cassini spacecraft is monitoring the evolution of a mysterious feature in a large hydrocarbon sea on Saturn’s moon Titan. The feature covers an area of about 100 square miles (260 square… Read More

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Hubble Telescope finds steamy water vapour on a planet outside our Solar System

By On September 25, 2014

Astronomers using data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, the Spitzer Space Telescope, and the Kepler Space Telescope have discovered clear skies and steamy water vapour on a planet outside our Solar… Read More


Big Bang theory may be wrong according to new study

By On September 10, 2014

This new image from the VLT Survey Telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in northern Chile shows a vast collection of stars, the globular cluster Messier 54. This cluster looks very similar to… Read More

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Hubble Finds Supernova Companion Star after Two Decades of Searching

By On September 10, 2014

Using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered a companion star to a rare type of supernova. The discovery confirms a long-held theory that the supernova, dubbed SN 1993J, occurred inside what… Read More


NASA-UCI Study Indicates Loss of West Antarctic Glaciers Appears Unstoppable

By On September 5, 2014

A new study by researchers at NASA and the University of California, Irvine, finds a rapidly melting section of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet appears to be in an irreversible state of… Read More


Small asteroid to zoom by Eearth on Sunday Sept 7th

By On September 4, 2014

A small asteroid, designated 2014 RC, will safely pass very close to Earth on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. At the time of closest approach, based on current calculations to be about 2:18… Read More

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NASA’s Spitzer Telescope Witnesses Asteroid Smashup

By On August 28, 2014

NASA‘s Spitzer Space Telescope has spotted an eruption of dust around a young star, possibly the result of a smashup between large asteroids. This type of collision can eventually lead to the… Read More


NASA Completes Key Review of World’s Most Powerful Rocket in Support of Journey to Mars

By On August 27, 2014

NASA officials Wednesday announced they have completed a rigorous review of the Space Launch System (SLS) — the heavy-lift, exploration class rocket under development to take humans beyond Earth orbit and to… Read More


NASA Telescopes Uncover Early Construction of Giant Galaxy

By On August 27, 2014

Astronomers have uncovered for the first time the earliest stages of a massive galaxy forming in the young Universe. The discovery was made possible through combining observations from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space… Read More

Merging galaxies in the distant Universe through a gravitational
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Scientists uses Cosmic Lens to view most distant Merging Galaxies

By On August 26, 2014

Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), and many other telescopes on the ground and in space, an international team of astronomers has obtained the best view yet of a collision that… Read More


Researchers have created a 3D model of the Sun: from the core to the surface

By On August 26, 2014

A team at the Astrophysics, Instrumentation and Modeling Laboratory (CEA/CNRS/Université Paris Diderot) has successfully modeled, in 3D, the effects of gravity waves in an extremely comprehensive simulation of the Sun, from its… Read More


China is sending a robotic rover to the Moon to bring back rock and soil

By On August 25, 2014

China has been developing a Lunar landing craft that will land on the Moon in 2017 if all goes as planned. The lander will be equipped with instruments that will collect rock… Read More

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Rosetta Probe has successfully initiated orbit with Comet 67P

By On August 6, 2014

After 12 years the ESA Rosetta Probe has established a successful orbit around a giant boulder in space. This is an historic occasion, this is the first time humanity has made orbit with a Comet. It’s… Read More

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Tesla Motors and Panasonic have signed agreement to build Gigafactory

By On August 1, 2014

Panasonic Corporation and Tesla Motors, Inc. have signed an agreement that lays out their cooperation on the construction of a large-scale battery manufacturing plant in the United States, known as the Gigafactory.… Read More

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ALMA Finds Double Star with Weird and Wild Planet-forming Discs

By On July 31, 2014

Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have found wildly misaligned planet-forming gas discs around the two young stars in the binary system HK Tauri. These new ALMA observations provide the… Read More