Category Archives: Space/Galaxy

Evidence For More Recent Clay Formation On Mars Discovered

Recent orbital and rover missions to Mars have turned up ample evidence of clays and other hydrated minerals formed when rocks are altered by the presence of water. Most of that alteration is thought to have happened during the earliest … Continue reading

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NASA Telescopes Detect Jupiter-Like Storm On Small Star

Astronomers have discovered what appears to be a tiny star with a giant, cloudy storm, using data from NASA’s Spitzer and Kepler space telescopes. The dark storm is akin to Jupiter’s Great Red Spot: a persistent, raging storm larger than … Continue reading

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A ‘Ghost From The Past’ Recalls The Infancy Of The Milky Way

When our galaxy was born, around 13 billion years ago, a plethora of clusters containing millions of stars emerged. But over time, they have been disappearing. However, hidden behind younger stars that were formed later, some old and dying star … Continue reading

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Collapsing Star, Supernova, Gamma Ray Burst

A supercomputer simulation of a mere 10 milliseconds in the collapse of a massive star into a neutron star proves that these catastrophic events, often called hypernovae, can generate the enormous magnetic fields needed to explode the star and fire … Continue reading

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Black Hole Consumes Star Causing High Speed Particle Flare

An international team of astrophysicists led by a Johns Hopkins University scientist has for the first time witnessed a black hole swallowing a star and ejecting a flare of matter moving at nearly the speed of light. The finding reported … Continue reading

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Stanford Astronomers Discover Baby Jupiter

The newly found ‘protoplanet’ is 450 light years away, but observing how it collects matter and grows could answer some of the biggest questions concerning how our solar system formed. Since prehistory, humans have speculated about how the planets in … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS: Gamma Ray Burst Now Identified to Have a Rhythmic Cycle

Astronomers using data from NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have detected hints of periodic changes in the brightness of a so-called “active” galaxy, whose emissions are powered by a supersized black hole. If confirmed, the discovery would mark the first … Continue reading

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