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  • Brown Dwarf Star
    First aurora outside our solar system discovered on brown dwarf star
    For a long time Earth’s Northern Lights have been as mysterious as they are beautiful. Now, as scientists are learning more about auroras, the dazzling phenomenon that cause effects like the Northern Lights, they have discovered that the...
  • A Blue Moon appears over the entire USA on Friday, July 31, 2015
    A Blue Moon appears over the entire USA on Friday, July 31, 2015
    "Once in a Blue Moon," is a phrase that means, rare, seldom, even absurd events. This year it means "the last day of July." For the second time this month, the Moon will become full in the night sky. There was a full Moon on...
  • Laser Sail Propulsion Concept
    NASA funds project to zap tiny spacecraft to extreme speeds using lasers
    A new NASA-funded project aims to accelerate tiny spacecraft to over one-fourth the speed of light using powerful lasers.Conventional rockets take a long time to get anywhere. For example, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft took over 9 years to...
  • New Horizons Probe
    Conspiracists say NASA pics fake since Pluto cannot be seen via Earth telescopes
    While much of the world has been watching with amazementas close up pictures of Pluto stream infrom NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft,it is being reportedthat a vocal minority of conspiracy theorists are already insisting that the images are...
  • New Horizons
    New Horizons reaches Pluto, sends pictures and data
    On July 14, NASA announced that its New Horizons spacecraft had made its closest approach to Pluto. This occurred at 11:49 UTC (07:49 EDT) , and the signal confirming the successful flyby arrived on Earth at 00:52 UTC on July 15 (8:52 p.m. EDT on...
  • New Horizons probe captures pictures of mountains on Pluto
    Newest New Horizons pictures offer extreme close-up views of Pluto and its moons
    The New Horizons spacecraft is beginning to transmit back its first batch of extreme close-up pictures, including detailed images of an equatorial mountain range, after surviving its near encounter with Pluto yesterday.These pictures are as...
  • Mission Operations Control (MOC) gets proof of life message from probe
    New Horizons probe phones home after close encounter with Pluto
    According to NASA Mission Operations Control, The New Horizons space probe is sending back messages to Earth, confirming its survival after its recent close encounter with Pluto.From the initial report, it appears that the probe is in good health...
  • Pluto Larger than Expected
    New Horizons Probe Establishes Pluto as Largest Object Past Neptune
    NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, which has journeyed for nine years and three billion miles, is now less than a day away from its historic flyby of Pluto. However, the probe has already made an important scientific discovery that has settled...
  • COMING SOON:  Made-To-Order Artificial Meteor Showers
    Coming soon: Made-to-order artificial meteor showers
    Ever wanted to wish upon a shooting star on demand? Skywatchers are in luck – because a group of Japanese scientists has devised a formula that can artificially create meteor showers.Just as cloud seeding technology was developed as a form...
  • Pluto: accidental creation
    Pluto: accidental creation
    In little more than two and one-half days (14 July 2015, 11:50 UTC), a ship named New Horizons will pass close to the dwarf planet Pluto. It has approached Pluto for six months, after a voyage of nine and a half years. And already it has found, or...
  • Transit of Venus 2012 Composite Photo
    We may be close to finding alien life but there's no hard proof yet
    NASA scientists predict that alien life may be found within the next ten years. "I think we're going to have strong indications of life beyond Earth within a decade, and I think we're going to have definitive evidence within 20 to 30...
  • Earth
    Earth reaches its 2015 aphelion
    On July 6 at 3:41 p.m. EDT (19:41 GMT), Earth reached its aphelion for 2015. The aphelion of a planet's orbit occurs when the planet is at its greatest distance from its star during a particular orbital cycle.At this year's aphelion point,...
  • Teen finds exoplanet: Could be youngest to ever discover extra-solar world
    Teen finds exoplanet: Could be youngest to ever discover extra-solar world
    Tom Wagg was 15 when he discovered what he believed to be an exoplanet, a world revolving around another star. That was two years ago. He just recently received news that the planet has now been officially confirmed as an exoplanet, making him...
  • A Hot Jupiter
    Astronomers confirm that 15 year old Tom Wagg discovered a planet
    There are some 2000 known planets floating around the galaxy right now, though there are likely hundreds of billions, if not trillions, in our galaxy alone. However, spotting them is no easy task, considering our tiny corner, relatively limited...
  • nebula in deep space
    Astrology - Science or Myth?
    After investigating best places to view the cosmos from the glow of Los Angeles, it is hard to imagine how much the sky has changed since the first celestial observations in history. Surely it is not the same sky we see today. Every day the stars...
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