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Astrological signs of Elon Musk and Grimes

When it comes to couples who look skyward and dream big, no celebrity couple is more cosmic than Elon Musk and his “fluid” wife Grimes. While the couple officially dated for three years from April 2018, they have reportedly been going back and forth since September 2021 after publicly going …

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Bath Museum buys astronomer Caroline Herschel’s guest book

A portrait of Caroline Herschel with an illustration of the planets of the solar system. Image: Royal Astronomical Society. Laura Chester March 09, 2022 German-born Herschel (1750-1848) moved to the UK to be with his brother William Herschel …

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Astronomers identify an actual planet with two suns – like Star Wars’ ‘Tatooine’

Artist’s impression of Kepler-16b, the first known planet to permanently orbit two stars – what is called a circumbinary planet. The planet, visible in the foreground, was discovered by NASA’s Kepler mission. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle A study proves that ground-based telescopes can search for planets with two suns. Astronomers have …

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Vatican astronomers discover a mysterious new object in our solar system

An astronomer from the Vatican Observatory has discovered a new body in the solar system. The “Trans-Neptunian Object” (TNO) was designated 2021 XD7 and was spotted by Richard Boyle using the Vatican’s Advanced Technology Telescope on December 3. Much like Pluto, the first discovered trans-Neptunian object, 2021 XD7 has a …

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Unraveling the Mystery of Jupiter’s High-Energy “Aurora Borealis”

The campaign was well underway when Bridges and Mandel joined. They found the lab when they were undergraduates, but their interest in astronomy was sparked much earlier. In elementary school, Bridges remembers bringing a stack of photos taken from the Mars Rover to show and tell. For Mandel, it was …

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Mysterious flying object identified by astronomy expert

The unidentified flying object seen over Kenilworth and the surrounding area has now been identified as a large meteor. Residents and motorists spotted the unusual sight on Saturday evening (January 29) and many took to social media to see if anyone else had seen the same thing. The object, which …

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University of Hawaii astronomers study dying stars swallowing nearby planets

As stars begin to reach the end of their life cycle, they get bigger. Surrounding planets lose their orbital energy and move closer together, eventually being consumed by the star. The Earth will eventually be swallowed up by the Sun, but that won’t happen for at least five billion years. …

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Strange, hidden Jupiter-sized exoplanet spotted by astronomers and citizen scientists

A group of astronomers and citizen scientists have discovered a hidden planet the size of Jupiter in a distant solar system, and they should be lucky enough to see it again soon. The planet, designated TOI-2180 b, is relatively close to us here on Earth, just 379 light-years away. But …

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Review of the year of astronomy 2021 – Barriere Star Journal

By Gary Boyle The backyard astronomer Looking back to 2021, there have been many great space stories in the news, including two lunar eclipses in May and November. Coincidentally, two more total lunar eclipses will occur in May and November 2022. We were also entertained by three large meteor showers …

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Virtual astronomy evening with the family to discuss the Milky Way on January 12

Michigan State University-St. Andrews will be hosting their next Virtual Family Astronomy Night from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 12. The subject will be “The Milky Way: our house in space”. You’ve probably heard that our solar system is part of the Milky Way galaxy. But what …

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Amazing new image of the flame nebula

Do not be fooled by the image and the name of the cosmic object represented! What you see in this image is not a forest fire, but the Flame Nebula and its surroundings captured by radio waves.The Flame Nebula is the large feature on the left half of the central …

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Lake County News, California – James Webb Space Telescope: Team astronomer explains how to send a giant telescope into space – and why

The James Webb Space Telescope is the largest orbital telescope ever built and launched into space on December 25, 2021. NASA / Desiree Stover, CC BY The James Webb Space Telescope was launched into space on December 25, 2021, and with it, astronomers hope to find the first galaxies to …

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Astronomers discover the simplest living cell in interstellar space

Cellular membrane Design cells / iStock VIDoctor Rivilla and his colleagues at the Spanish Center for Astrobiology in Madrid made an astonishing detection. The team spotted a vital component of the simplest phospholipid in space. If you don’t know, phospholipids are molecules that make up the membranes of all cells …

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There’s a lot to be done on the $ 10 billion James Webb Space Telescope launch

An Ariane 5 rocket is expected to launch NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. (NASA Photo / Bill Ingalls) NASA’s $ 10 billion launch James Webb Space Telescope of French Guiana could mark a triumph in a tale that thousands of astronomers have followed for a generation. Or it could lead …

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Astronomers Discover Largest Group of ‘Rogue Planets’ Yet

Astronomers have just discovered a treasure trove of “rogue planets” – floating planets that do not orbit a star but exist on their own in the depths of space. With masses comparable to Jupiter’s, the 70 or more rogue planets spotted throughout the Milky Way galaxy are the largest group …

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Daughter of the first American astronaut to fly on the Blue Origin flight

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin is set to send his third private crew into space on Saturday, this time including the daughter of America’s first astronaut. The space flight will last approximately 11 minutes, taking off from the company’s base in Texas and ascending just beyond the internationally recognized limit of …

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Huge planet discovered orbiting two of universe’s hottest and largest stars

Scientists recently discovered a planet about 10 times the size of Jupitor orbiting two stars that were previously believed to be too hot for a planet to exist around. According to an article published in the scientific journal Nature On Wednesday, the discovery of the planet, nicknamed “b Centauri (AB) …

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‘Incredible Milestone’: Astronomers Identify Over 360 Previous Unknown Exoplanets, Science News

Astronomers have identified more than 360 previously unknown exoplanets in a new study. Research data was collected from the retired Kepler Space Telescope. Planets discovered outside our solar system are called exoplanets. Read also | Study finds satellite galaxies may have disappeared from the Milky Way Scientists have developed an …

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NASA awards $ 15 million for asteroid hunting telescopes in Maui

Pan-STARS1 and Pan-STARS2 telescopes on Haleakalā. (Photo credit: Jason Chu) The University of Hawaii Institute of Astronomy (If a) received a $ 15 million grant from NASA to continue its cutting-edge efforts to discover near-Earth objects (NEOs) and potentially dangerous asteroids (PLHIVs). If aPanoramic survey telescope and rapid response system …

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Volcanism on the Moon ended about 2 billion years ago

According to the most widely accepted theories, the Moon formed about 4.5 billion years ago after a Mars-sized object (Theia) collided with Earth. After the resulting debris accumulated to create the Earth-Moon system, the Moon spent many eons cooling down. This meant that a few billion years ago, lakes of …

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Chinese Inaugural Planetary Science Conference

Held in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province of China in June 2021, the conference served to unite a large community of planetary scientists in China and hopes to become one of the most important global planetary science conferences in the future. Twenty years ago, China did not have its own space mission …

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Research in brief: UNLV astronomers may have

image: An image of GW Orionis, a triple star system with a mysterious hole in its surrounding dust rings. UNLV astronomers hypothesize the presence of a massive planet in space, which would be the first planet ever discovered to orbit three stars. The image on the left, provided by the …

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Discover astronomy at UWSP this fall

UW-Stevens Point Planetarium Shows, Wisconsin Science Festival Presentations Discover new worlds with astronomy this October at the Allen F. Blocher Planetarium at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and the Arthur J. Pejsa Observatory. Two presentations will be offered October 23-24 at statewide events for the Wisconsin Science Festival: · “The …

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How Astrology Can Help Communicators Prepare For A Crisis

If you follow astrology, you might know that Mercury is retrograde next week. From September 27 until October 18, this retrograde of Mercury is the third and last of the year. Report the chaos. As communicators, astrological phenomena can teach us a lot, especially when it comes to dealing with …

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Ceres in opposition on November 27

See bigger. | Ceres in opposition means that he is facing the sun in our sky. This view shows where the planetary bodies will be located in our solar system on November 27, 2021. Image via Dominic Ford / In-the-Sky.org. Ceres was the first asteroid discovered in 1801, then reclassified …

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Pluto will bring the fundamental transformation America needs

Pluto represents the energy of transformation. He can focus on the lowest elements of human nature such as lust, betrayal, manipulative secrecy, and unbridled power. As an agent of transformation, it can also provide a process by which we can eliminate these behavioral patterns and raise our consciousness. Ultimately, by …

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A giant comet will receive Earth in 2031

There is a surprising guest in the solar system: it is the giant comet Bernardinelli-Bernstein 2014 UN271, which has just been discovered by astronomers at Penn State University in images collected between 2014 and 2018 by the Chilean Dark Telescope. Energy Survey. The diameter of this star is estimated at …

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A colossal comet never seen before marching towards the sun

Comet Bernardinelli-Bernstein takes 5.5 million years to complete its orbit. (Image credit: NASA JPL) A new visitor passes through the solar system: a never-before-seen comet that comes from the Oort Cloud. The alien object was just named a comet on Wednesday (June 23), just a week after astronomers first observed …

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A new album creates a sound journey through our cosmos

A new free online album takes listeners on a cosmic and sonic journey through space, including past two giant planets in our solar system, a galactic pulsar, and colliding black holes. Celestial Incantations combines the mysterious “sounds of space” with a massive musical palette, comprising orchestral and traditional instruments and …

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NASA says Hubble Space Telescope has been down for days

The Hubble Space Telescope was launched in 1990 (file). Washington: The Hubble Space Telescope, which has scanned the universe for more than 30 years, has been down for a few days, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced on Friday. The problem is a payload computer that stopped working …

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Antimatter stars could be hiding in our galaxy

antimatter: Molecules made up of atoms made up of antiprotons, antineutrons and positrons. astronomer: A scientist who works in the field of research that deals with celestial objects, space and the physical universe. astrophysics: An area of ​​astronomy that deals with understanding the physical nature of stars and other objects …

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Astrology and cosmos

The year 1999 “You will become a doctor,” said my grandfather, still looking at the quadrants of my astrological chart. “But I didn’t opt ​​for the Dada science stream,” I said, rejecting his prediction because I was already in grade twelve with a trade stamp in my name. “I’m sure …

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First evidence of cell membrane molecules in space

The origin of life is one of the great unanswered questions of science. One piece of this puzzle is that life on Earth began 4.5 billion years ago, just a few hundred million years after the solar system was formed, and involved many critical molecular components. How did all of …

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Lesser Known Facts About the Father of Modern Astronomy

Renowned Polish astronomer and mathematician, Nicolas Copernicus was born on February 19, 1473 in Prussia, Poland. He was the first astronomer to popularize the heliocentric theory that all planets revolve around the Sun. This theory later became known as the Copernican Revolution. Known as the father of modern astronomy, Copernicus …

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How to avoid a cosmic catastrophe

Imagine an advanced civilization somewhere in the universe, which has developed a particle accelerator that strikes electrons at the Planck Energy, the scale where gravity is to be described mechanically quantum. This energy scale is not an easy task for a collider, because it corresponds to ten quintillions (1019) times …

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Follow the moon for incredible May astronomy

The May moon meets Venus and Mercury, at twilight en route to the season of eclipses and more. I wonder where is all the action of the solar system hiding? While the twilight sky may seem devoid of planets (with the exception of Mars), everything is about to change tonight. …

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Discovering the universe with cutting-edge technology

© Vchalup Saku Tsuneta, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, retraces the discoveries made about the Universe with cutting-edge technology in this fascinating center of astronomy There are three main themes in 21st century astronomy: the search for extraterrestrial life; understand the beginning of the universe; and understand the nature of …

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