Category Archives: Space

Life in the clouds of Venus? Research suggests possibilities of microbes

Extraterrestrial life could be living in the clouds of distant and not-so-distant planets, a new study published online in the journal Astrobiology suggests. According to a team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Space Science and Engineering Center we may have to think beyond the traditional when hunting for extraterrestrial life. In the study researchers have…
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Hubble telescope discovers galaxy with no dark matter [Video]

For the first time ever, astronomers have detected a galaxy located millions of light-years from Earth with almost no dark matter at all. Dark matter is called so as it can’t be seen and does not emit light or energy. This is the reason that dark matter can never be detected directly. Notably, most of…
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Ariel exoplanet space mission confirmed by ESA

The European Space Agency (ESA) has revealed its intentions of launching a exoplanet hunting mission in 2028. The mission is named Ariel - short for Atmospheric Remote-sensing Infrared Exoplanet Large-survey. According to ESA, the Ariel mission will study the atmospheres of planets beyond the solar system reveals The Space News. Ariel is said to have a…
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Interstellar ‘Oumuamua could have ejected from a binary star system

Researchers believe that the cigar shaped other worldly asteroid that was spotted in 2017 could have been a member of a binary star system. Named 'Oumuamua, the rocky interstellar asteroid has been intriguing ever since it was spotted on 19 October 2017 and primarily because it is being considered to be the first ever physical detection of…
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Magnetic field anomaly said to be playing unique role in pole reversal

Scientist are studying an anomaly in Earth's magnetic field - the South Atlantic Anomaly - which they say plays a unique role in pole reversal of Earth's magnetic field. Researchers at Rochester University have published a paper in Geophysical Research Letters where based on new data collected in Africa they have extended their record of…
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NASA HAMMER to nuke asteroid Bennu before it comes close to Earth

NASA HAMMER mission will nuke asteroid Bennu before it comes close to Earth, reports indicate. Asteroid Bennu will be flying close to Earth in 2135 and while it has a 1 in 2,700 chance of hitting Earth, US space agency NASA isn't going to leave it to chances and reports have emerged that it is…
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STEVE, the mysterious purple lights unraveled

Citizen scientists are an important community for scientific discoveries and that has been proven once again through unraveling of secrets behind 'Steve' - the mysterious purple lights. The strange purple lights phenomenon during northern lights - 'Steve' has long been observed and studied but scientists were not able to figure out the reason behind these…
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New technology could help unravel mysterious dark matter

New technology is being developed by an international team of scientists including those from University of Houston to unravel one of the great mysteries of science: what constitutes dark matter? Dark matter has remained one of the most illusive topics in space research and while scientists believe dark matter makes up 85 per cent of the…
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New astounding details about Jupiter revealed

Jupiter continues to amaze and it is partly because of the Juno mission that is providing astronomers and scientists with ample amounts of data to unravel secrets about the gaseous giant. Recently three papers have been published in journal Nature that provide answer to a question that scientists have been asking ever since Galileo first…
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New Tropical Cyclone Hola causes heavy rains in South Pacific Ocean

Heavy rain warnings have been triggered in Vanuatu in the South Pacific Ocean because of the newly formed Tropical Cyclone Hola. NASA obtained the rainfall data on the newly formed cycle using the GPM or Global Precipitation Measurement mission core observatory satellite that flew above a forming tropical cyclone in the southern Pacific Ocean just east of Vanuatu.…
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