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May 2017 – Science Images

Posted June 1st, 2017 at 6:11 pm (UTC-4)
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Astronomers Create Largest 3D Map of the Universe

Posted May 24th, 2017 at 4:15 pm (UTC-4)
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A team of astronomers working with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) created the largest ever three-dimensional map of the universe. Released along with an accompanying study, the astronomers say the new map is the first to exclusively use the positions of quasars to chart the significant structures of the Universe. “Because quasars are so […]

Space Junk Jeopardizes Earth’s Space Environment

Posted April 24th, 2017 at 4:15 pm (UTC-4)
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Scientists estimate that there are some 750,000 pieces of space junk circling Earth, millions more if you count fragments smaller than 1 centimeter. Think about it: Mankind has sent thousands of rockets into space since the launch of the first satellite, Sputnik 1, in 1957. While a number of space vehicles are still in active […]

Astronomers Find Newborn Stars Near Supermassive Black Hole

Posted March 27th, 2017 at 4:20 pm (UTC-4)
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A star being consumed by a black hole may seem quite common.  But, news of stars being formed alongside a black hole could be something to notice! But that’s just what a UK-led group of astronomers say they recently discovered. While they were studying the ongoing collision of two galaxies, known jointly as IRAS F23128-5919, […]

Ants Goof Off Too; Milky Way Steals Stars; Astronomers Spot Exocomets

Posted January 16th, 2017 at 1:12 pm (UTC-4)
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Ants Balance Work and Rest to Maintain Colony Ants have a reputation of being dedicated and hardworking creatures. But did you know that like humans, ants also seek to maintain a healthy balance of work and rest? While an ant colony appears to be filled with busy workers, according to new research, there are also […]

Did our Sun Snatch Planet 9 from Another Solar System?

Posted June 3rd, 2016 at 4:00 pm (UTC-4)
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Is it possible that the new-found theoretical Planet 9 is actually an exoplanet, a planet from another solar system? According to astronomers at Sweden’s Lund University, it’s “highly likely” that Planet 9 was actually “snatched” from another solar system by our young sun some 4.5 billion years ago, or within 100 million years after its formation. […]

Scientists Find Traces of Early Earth in Volcanic Rock

Posted May 13th, 2016 at 3:50 pm (UTC-4)
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According to most scientists, Earth was formed between 4.5 and 4.6 billion years ago after gravity forced gas and dust left over from the creation of the Sun accreted into an object called a planetesimal. Over time, the planetesimal continued to gather more and more material and eventually became a planet. Scientists say heat produced […]

Study: Dinosaurs Roamed Before Saturn’s Moons and Rings Formed

Posted March 25th, 2016 at 8:04 pm (UTC-4)
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A new study from researchers at the SETI Institute (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) and the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has found that most of Saturn’s 62 moons and perhaps even its celebrated rings may only be a hundred million years old. That’s more recent than when dinosaurs were roaming Earth. One of the study authors, Matija […]

Scientists Observe Rare Black Hole Event

Posted November 27th, 2015 at 4:00 pm (UTC-4)
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For many here in the United States, today, Friday 11/27/15 is something called Black Friday. It’s unofficially considered to be the first shopping day of the Christmas season and many Americans mark it by heading out to shopping centers and stores in droves in hopes of finding bargains. NASA is marking the day too; only […]

Whirling Black Holes’ Dance to End in Cosmic Blast

Posted September 18th, 2015 at 10:20 pm (UTC-4)
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Some 3.5 billion light years from Earth, in the Virgo Constellation, there are two black holes (binary black hole), locked by gravity, that are madly orbiting each other. But their orbits are continuing to close in and scientists from Columbia University expect that in about 100,000 years they will join together in one huge cosmic […]

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