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Stunning Image Reveals Planets Forming In The Disk Around A Star

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Sometimes, when talking about space, it is difficult to put into words how truly amazingand mind-bendingly awesome something is. This image definitely fits into that category. What you are seeing here is the gaps in the disk around a star created by actual planets forming. Its truly stunning. Often, it can be hard to fathom […]

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Stephen Hawking Warns Humanity Could Destroy Itself In The Next 100 Years

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#Stephen Hawking has warned that #humanity is in #danger of destroying itself in the next 100 years as we rapidly progress in the realms of science and technology. Speaking to the BBC, he said that while progress was good, it creates new ways things can go wrong.He highlighted nuclear war, global warming, and genetically-engineered viruses […]

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New Horizons Begins Life After Pluto By Studying Distant Solar System Object

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After the #New Horizons #spacecraft made its historic flyby of #Pluto in July 2015, the plan was always to send it further out of the #Solar System to study other objects. Now, the spacecraft has returned the first science from such observations. New Horizons observed a Kuiper Belt object (#KBO) on two separate occasions called […]

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European Gravitational Wave Observatory Gets Thumbs Up From Report

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A major European report looking at a $1 billionproposal to build a space-based gravitational wave observatory has concluded that the idea is more than just feasible;its development should be accelerated to make the most of this exciting new area of astronomy as soon as possible. The announcement of the first-ever detection of #gravitational waves earlier […]

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Infrared Maps Of Pluto Reveal Water-Ice And Its Scattered Atmosphere

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The first infrared #Pluto data from #New Horizons has been returned, and it reveals two interesting findings. The first is that water-ice is more widespread across the surface than thought, and the second showssunlight scattering in the dwarf planets atmosphere. The data was gathered by the Ralph/Linear Etalon Imaging Spectral Array (LEISA) instrument on board […]

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Deep Space Missions Get Boost As Production Of Plutonium-238 Restarts

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For the first time in nearly 30 years, #plutonium-238 has been produced in the U.S., returning a key capability to #spacecraft. This isotope of plutonium is essential for powering #missions into #deep space, and with the worlds stockpile running low, proposals for future #NASA missions had been left in the lurch. Now, mission planners can […]

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This Solar-Powered Device Could Deliver Clean Water, Electricity, And Internet To Africa

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Its no secret that many parts of the world lack water, electricity, and #Internet. At least one in 10 dont have access to clean water, and 17 percentof the world lack access to electricity. Even theInternet, seen as “an indispensable tool for realizing a range of human rights” by the UN, is accessible for just […]

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