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NASA’s SOFIA Discovers Water on Sunlit Surface of Moon

Credit : nasa.gov NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) has confirmed, for the first time, water on the sunlit surface of the Moon. This discovery indicates that water may be distributed across the lunar surface, and not limited to cold, shadowed places. SOFIA has detected water molecules (H2O) in Clavius Crater, one of the […]

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What Would Happen if Earth Stopped Spinning?

Credit: astronomy.com In the 1951 film The Day the Earth Stood Still, an extraterrestrial named Klaatu and his robot companion Gort stop nearly all of the electronics on Earth simultaneously, using their advanced alien technology. Cars, factories, television sets and more all cease to work, and the planet settles into an eerie pause.But what if the […]

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What is a supernova? Are all stars destined to go through it?

Credit: interestingengineering.com A supernova is one of the most spectacular fireworks displays in the universe. The last gasp of a sufficiently large star in its death throes, the star’s explosive finale often becomes the brightest point of light in an entire galaxy in less than a second and can remain so for several weeks afterward […]

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Jupiter planet is known for eating other planets, Study Shows

Credit: thetechoutlook.com Overall, Jupiter appears to be a frightening place. The King of Planets, which is more than 300 times larger than Earth (and twice the size of all the other planets in our solar system combined), has twice the gravity of Earth and an extraordinarily dense, dry atmosphere. And have you noticed the Big […]

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Researchers Made a New Message for Extraterrestrials

Credit: scientificamerican.com Upon discovering the existence of intelligent life beyond Earth, the first question we are most likely to ask is “How can we communicate?” As we approach the 50th anniversary of the 1974 Arecibo message—humanity’s first attempt to send out a missive capable of being understood by extraterrestrial intelligence—the question feels more urgent than ever. […]

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How Many Solar Systems Are in Our Galaxy?

Our planetary system is the only one officially called “solar system,” but astronomers have discovered more than 3,200other stars with planets orbiting them in our galaxy. Our solar system is just one specific planetary system—a star with planets orbiting around it. Our planetary system is the only one officially called “solar system,” but astronomers have discovered […]

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Interesting Facts About The Moon

1. The Moon is Earth’s only permanent natural satellite It is the fifth largest natural satellite in the Solar System, and the largest among planetary satellites relative to the size of the planet that it orbits. 2. The Moon is the second densest satellite Among those whose densities are known anyway. The first densest is Jupiter’s satellite Io.  3. […]

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[Video] What If We Terraformed The Moon?

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[Video] What If The Earth Was 10 Times Bigger?

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