Space

Neutron stars are truly fascinating celestial objects that push the boundaries of our understanding of the universe. These extreme objects are formed from the remnants of supergiant stars that have undergone a supernova explosion. With masses greater than our Sun but squeezed into a sphere the size of a city, neutron stars are incredibly dense
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The planned eight-day mission for NASA astronauts Suni Williams and Butch Wilmore on the International Space Station turned into a longer stay as they flew into space aboard Boeing’s Starliner spaceship on June 5. The original testing mission was put on hold due to glitches that arose shortly after they reached space. The malfunctioning spacecraft
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Exploring the vastness of our universe has always been an intriguing endeavor for scientists, with each new discovery shedding light on the mysteries beyond our Solar System. Recently, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) identified a distinct signature of hydrogen sulfide on a scorching Jupiter-sized exoplanet named HD-189733b. This revelation mirrors the peculiar aroma of
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Ever since astronauts left the Moon’s surface for the last time 52 years ago, the Moon has been slightly ahead of us in time. In fact, the Moon has gained roughly 1.1 seconds in time compared to Earth since then. A new study from NASA scientists has highlighted this small but crucial time difference, which
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The discovery of exoplanets has always ignited curiosity and excitement among astronomers and space enthusiasts. One such exoplanet, LHS-1140b, has become the center of attention due to its potential for hosting life outside our Solar System. Recently, new findings have surfaced, shedding more light on the peculiarities of this alien world. LHS-1140b, dubbed as an
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Martin Vargic, a space enthusiast, author, and graphic artist from Slovakia, recently unveiled two visually stunning infographic posters showcasing nearly 1600 exoplanets of diverse types and sizes. His passion for astronomy and space exploration dates back to his childhood, when he marveled at the celestial wonders through his family’s telescope despite the light pollution in
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The recent flybys of two large asteroids, 2024 MK and 2011 UL21, near our planet have provided scientists with valuable opportunities to study these celestial bodies. While neither asteroid posed a threat to Earth, they were within range of radar imaging systems, allowing NASA to capture detailed images. This presents a unique chance for researchers
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Jupiter’s moon Io is a fascinating world, brimming with volcanic activity. With approximately 150 of its 400 active volcanoes erupting at any given time, Io is like a cauldron of molten rock and gas. Thanks to the Juno probe’s Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper (JIARM), scientists have been able to delve deeper into understanding the fiery
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The Milky Way galaxy, our home in the vast universe, is not alone in its cosmic neighborhood. Dwarf galaxies, small and faint, with as few as a thousand stars, orbit around our galaxy in graceful trajectories. Despite the beauty and intrigue these dwarf galaxies hold, recent discoveries have raised more questions than answers regarding their
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