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Milky Way Stole Tiny Galaxies From its Neighbor

Just like the moon orbits the Earth, and the Earth orbits the sun, galaxies orbit each other according to the predictions of cosmology.For example, more than 50 discovered satellite galaxies orbit our own galaxy, the Milky Way. The largest of these is the Large Magellanic Cloud, or LMC, a large dwarf galaxy that resembles a…
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The Violent History of the Andromeda Galaxy

Astronomers have pieced together the cannibalistic past of our neighboring large galaxy Andromeda, which has now set its sights on the Milky Way as its next main course.The galactic detective work found that Andromeda has eaten several smaller galaxies, likely within the last few billion years, with left-overs found in large streams of stars.ANU researcher…
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NASA’s WFIRST will help uncover the universe’s fate

Scientists have discovered that a mysterious pressure dubbed “dark energy” makes up about 68% of the total energy content of the cosmos, but so far we don’t know much more about it. Exploring the nature of dark energy is one of the primary reasons NASA is building the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST), a…
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Hubble Snaps Incredible Close-Up of Saturn

Skip to content Planet’s “hexagon” still remains despite all the turbulence & turmoil NASA has shared its annual photo of gas giant Saturn as the Hubble Telescope glides on by at its closest distance to Earth. This year’s edition is particularly impressive as the planet’s rings are fully lit up thanks to its tilt.The large…
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Water Detected on Exoplanet Located in Star’s Habitable Zone

Skip to content Exoplanet about nine times bigger than Earth Ever since the discovery of the first exoplanet in the 1990s, astronomers have made steady progress towards finding and probing planets located in the habitable zone of their stars, where conditions can lead to the formation of liquid water and the proliferation of life.Results from…
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Breakthrough Sheds Light on Black Holes, Dark Energy

Researchers claim they’ve barely begun to scratch the surface University of Hawaii at Manoa | Science Daily - September 10, 2019 Two University of Hawaii at Manoa researchers have identified and corrected a subtle error that was made when applying Einstein’s equations to model the growth of the universe.Physicists usually assume that a cosmologically large…
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WHITTINGTON: NASA’s Jim Bridenstine Said Pluto Is A Planet — And He’s Right

September 05, 2019 7:00 PM ET The controversy over whether Pluto is a planet has flared anew thanks to NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. The dust-up also involves a guitarist for “Queen,” who happens to have a Ph.D in astrophysics, and Alan Stern, the greatest living expert on the former ninth planet. He committed what some…
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NASA Spots Mysterious Flash That Quickly Disappears

Pops of bright blue and green in this image of the Fireworks galaxy (NGC 6946) show the locations of extremely bright sources of X-ray light captured by NASA’s NuSTAR space observatory.Generated by some of the most energetic processes in the universe, these X-ray sources are rare compared to the many visible light sources in the…
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SpaceX Glitch Prevented Communication to Avoid Satellite Collision

SpaceX said a bug in its “on-call paging system” prevented it from better communication and subsequent coordination with the European Space Agency (ESA) to avoid a possible collision between two satellites orbiting Earth, according to a Tuesday-published report at the Verge. The ESA moved its satellite to avoid being hit by the SpaceX “Starlink” satellite.…
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Trump’s Space Command is both more and less than you think [Video]

On August 29th, 2019, President Trump gave a short speech on the South Lawn of the White House, establishing the US Space Command. This video clip was one reaction to the news. The reactions to this news are conflated with the intent of President Trump to create a sixth branch of the US military services, to be…
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