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The Case of Strange "Alien Megastructure" Just Got Weirder

Back in October, astronomers discovered a strange pattern of light near a distant star called KIC 8462852 that no one could explain. When a planet orbits a star, the star’s brightness will usually dip by just 1 percent, but KIC 8462852 has been experiencing dips of up to 22 percent, which suggests that something very, very big is zooming past.

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Image: capnhack.com

The best explanation we had...

NASA's solar-powered spacecraft Juno breaks distance record at 793 million km from the Sun

NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter has broken the record to become humanity's most distant solar-powered emissary. The milestone occurred at 11 a.m. PST (2 p.m. EST, 19:00 UTC) on Wednesday, Jan. 13, when Juno was about 493 million miles (793 million kilometers) from the sun.

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Image: NASA/JPL

The previous record-holder was the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft, whose orbit peaked out at...

A Map Of The Entire Universe In One Image

A map of the known universe to a constant scale would either be very big, or very useless. But use a logarithmic scale to compress the distances as you travel outwards, and you get this gorgeous and slightly Eye-of-Sauron image.

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Credit: Can you see your house? Pablo Carlos Budassi

The map was created by artist Pablo Carlos Budassi, using a series of images and data gathered by NASA...

European Space Agency announces plans to build a 'Moon village' by 2030

According to the European Space Agency, a man made base on the moon should turn into reality by 2030. ESA chiefs said that the planned Moon Village, which would be built by 3D printers, could help mankind in exploring the galaxy, reports News.com.au.

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Image: ESA/Foster + Partners

They added that according to their plans, robots will land on the moon and prepare the surface for human life and come...

Why Is The Solar System Flat?



From galaxies to Saturn's rings to our solar system, many celestial objects are flat-out flat. But do you ever wonder why that is -- especially when we live in an ever-expanding, three-dimensional universe?


Henry Reich, creator of the YouTube series MinutePhysics, unravels the mystery of why the solar system is flat in a new video -- just check it out above.

COLLIDING BLACK HOLES MAY DISRUPT THE SPACE-TIME CONTINUUM IN 100,000 YEARS

In a galaxy far, far away, two black holes are dancing around each other, drawn together by each others’ immense gravity. Eventually the two may collide, triggering a blast with the power of 100 million star explosions.


That won’t happen for at least 100,000 years, and its effect on Earth will be subtle. The black hole duo is located about 3.5 billion light-years away, but the encounter will send out ripples in the space-time continuum that will allow scientists to better study the theory of general relativity.

First Massive Binary Star Found Where Both Stars Have Magnetic Fields

A binary star is a star system consisting of two or more stars, orbiting around their common center of mass. Matt Schulz, a PhD candidate, has discovered the first occurence of a binary star where both stars have magnetic fields. The binary star which he discovered is called epsilon Lupi.

Mars panorama from Curiosity shows petrified sand dunes

Some of the dark sandstone in an area being explored by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows texture and inclined bedding structures characteristic of deposits that formed as sand dunes, then were cemented into rock. A panorama from Curiosity's Mast Camera (Mastcam) that includes a ridge made of this sandstone is online.

SpaceX's Crew Dragon Capsule Looks Like a Luxury Sports Car | Gizmodo India

Well, it's official: The days of blasting into space in a rattly aluminum can are over. SpaceX has just unveiled the very first images of the interior of its Crew Dragon capsule. As you might expect, it looks a lot like a luxury sports car.

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