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Weird, Tiny Comet Survives Solar ‘Death Dive’,...

Weird, Tiny Comet Survives Solar ‘Death Dive’, Brightens

“Unofficial orbit solution puts this comet at ~4 solar radii on Feb. 19th (2015). That’s insanely close,” according to the Naval Research Lab’s Karl Battam.

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Black Hole 12 Billion Times Bigger Than The Sun?

SDSS J0100+2802. That’s the name of the quasar hosting the massive black hole most recently spotted by human scientists. The international team led by astronomers from Peking University in China and from the University of Arizona recently announced it in their findings in the scientific journal “Nature.” 466 altre parole

Interesting Stuffs

Amazing Galaxy of the Week - Reflection Nebula

It’s been quite some time since I posted a nebula as Amazing Galaxy of the Week, so here you go. This beautiful reflection nebula from… 23 altre parole

Citizen Science

DAWN Enters Orbit Around Dwarf Planet Ceres

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has become the first mission to achieve orbit around a dwarf planet. The spacecraft was approximately 38,000 miles (61,000) kilometers from Ceres when it was captured by the dwarf planet’s gravity at about 4:39 a.m. 7 altre parole

History

Ceres Seen From NASA's Dawn Spacecraft

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NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has become the first mission to achieve orbit around a dwarf planet. The spacecraft was approximately 38,000 miles (61,000) kilometers from Ceres when it was captured by the dwarf planet’s gravity at about 4:39 a.m. 243 altre parole

Astronomy

Ceres Seen From NASA's Dawn Spacecraft

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has become the first mission to achieve orbit around a dwarf planet. The spacecraft was approximately 38,000 miles (61,000) kilometers from Ceres when it was captured by the dwarf planet’s gravity at about 4:39 a.m. 243 altre parole

Jonathan Offt

Bent Light Playing Supernova Astronomical Reruns?

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope say they have been watching the same star blow itself to smithereens in a supernova explosion over and over again, thanks to a trick of Einsteinian optics. 159 altre parole

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