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Near-Miss Asteroid 2012 DA14 Returns Next Year
This time, the asteroid is going to miss our planet, but it comes back next year.
When it whizzes past Earth in 2013, a newly discovered asteroid is going to miss our planet – but not by much.
The 50 m space rock is expected to come closer than many satellites, highlighting the growing need to keep watch on hazards from above.
Powerful Jet Pointing Directly At Earth
They are among the most fascinating cosmic phenomena. Astronomers know them as blazars and each of them harbors a supermassive black hole and jets emanating
in opposite directions from near its poles. These sources are unique evidence of the most extreme speeds and energies known in the extreme Universe...
Blueprint For Nuclear Clock Accurate Over Billions Of Years!
New Quantum Discovery Sheds Light On Mysteries Of Cosmology
Planck-Mass Mirrors Help To Probe Predictions Of Quantum Gravity
Mercury Surprises Scientists
On March 17, MESSENGER (MErcury Surface, Space Environment, GEochemistry, and Ranging) completed its one-year primary mission, orbiting Mercury, capturing nearly 100,000 images, and recording data
that reveals new information about the planet's core, topography, and the mysterious radar bright material in the permanently shadowed areas near the poles.
Living Earth Simulator - Supercomputer Predicting The Future
In Douglas Adams book the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy we encounter a machine called Deep Thought. It is the most powerful computer ever built. Deep Thought is capable of answering questions
concerning life, the Universe, and simply everything. Now scientists are planning to create a similar machine. It is called the Living Earth Simulator (LES).
Warp-Speed Planets Are Some Of The Fastest Objects In The Milky Way
Warped planets are some of the fastest objects in the Milky Way and they zoom through space near the speed of light.
Some years ago astronomers were astonished when they they found the first runaway star flying out of our Galaxy at a speed of 1.5 million miles per hour.
The discovery intrigued theorists, who wondered: If a star can get tossed outward at such an extreme velocity, could the same thing happen to planets?
Proof Of How The Universe Is Changing
Though the universe is filled with billions upon billions of stars, the discovery of a single variable star in 1923 altered the
course of modern astronomy. And, at least one famous astronomer of the time lamented that the discovery had shattered his world view.
Bright Star In The Constellation Lyra Is Cooler Than The Human Body
The coldest class of stars have temperatures as cool as the human body.
Astronomers hunted these dark orbs, termed Y dwarfs, for more than a decade without success.
When viewed with a visible-light telescope, they are nearly impossible to see.
Thermonuclear Burning In A Neutron Star Detected For The First Time!
It's a very important discovery!
For the first time, an international team of scientists have detected all phases of thermonuclear burning in a
neutron star, located close to the center of the galaxy in the globular cluster Terzan 5.
First Evidence - Bizarre Superfluid Matter Found At Neutron Star Core
Many mysteries regarding neutron stars have to be solved and one of such mysteries has just been revealed, the first direct evidence for
this bizarre state of matter in the core of a neutron star.
Neutron stars contain the densest known matter that is directly observable. One teaspoon of neutron star material weighs six billion tons.
Fermi Detects Unknown Objects Producing Gamma Rays
Fermi Gamma-Ray Telescope has just crossed a new electromagnetic frontier and detected unknown objects producing gamma rays.
According to new reports from astronomers, about a third of the new sources remain unidentified
for the moment and they are not associated with any know objects producing so much gamma ray
Puzzling Phenomenon: "Planet Pile-Ups" And "Planet Deserts"
An interesting phenomenon has puzzled astronomers for long time.
In young solar systems emerging around baby stars, some orbits are more popular than others, resulting in “planet pile-ups” and “planet deserts."
Elusive Planet Still Hiding In The System
Direct imaging of exoplanets has been a field in rapid development over the past few years, with detections of several planets and low-mass brown-dwarfs.
Among these discoveries, one claimed planet detection that stands out as peculiar in many ways is that of Fomalhaut b.