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When a star dies

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The long glow in X-rays coming from Abell 1795 galactic storage recorded by NASA’s Chandra space telescope would be the last act of the end of a star torn apart by an intermediate-mass black hole. Source: X-ray, NASA / CXC / Univ. of Alabama / WPMaksym et al & NASA / CXC / GSFC / UMD

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Discoveries of 2013

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A number of important scientific and astronomical events have characterized 2013. Among them would be the discovery of numerous extra solar planets similar to Earth and a number of galaxies, comets and asteroids that have intrigued the experts for the interesting aspects of a scientific level. Astronomers, therefore, have come a year basically full of

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Discovery of the first exo-moon could harbor life

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It was identified the first moon outside our solar system. The existence of exo-moons were known for some time. And the odds that they can sustain life are high. However, up to now at least, there were no reports supporting the existence of life. And that just would discover at a distance of 1,800 light

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A 2013 space: the six more important events

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2013 has been a very eventful year in space. Discoveries and milestones expected in some cases for decades have been achieved during the past year. Here are the main innovations of 2013.  Source: www.jpl.nasa.gov 1. Voyager 1 is released from the boundaries of the solar system After 36 years of waiting, the Voyager was able

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The asteroid Vesta Color: the show presented by Dawn

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Only Nature can paint a picture so beautiful with these colors. Word of scientists. The result of the observations of the asteroid Vesta taken by the Dawn spacecraft has begun to bear fruit.  Source: www.jpl.nasa.gov The surface of the asteroid Vesta is modeled by agents “atmospheric” completely different from those of other known asteroids: this

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Eclipses, meteors and alignments: events to be seen in the sky of 2014

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2014 will give us more spectacular events to be seen, than 2013.  Source: www.nasa.gov March 20: the bright star and the asteroid This is an extremely rare celestial event during which an asteroid hides, even though for a short time, one of the brightest stars in the sky. We’re talking about 163 Erigone, while the

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A flyby of fear

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It was scheduled for eight zero nine hours of Europe, Sunday, December 29th, the closest approach ever to Phobos. Touching upon the surface, the European probe Mars Express collected basic data on the origin of the enigmatic larger of the two Martian moons. Image source: www.jpl.nasa.gov Just 45 km away. That was the distance that

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Covered skies in Leo and in Ophiuchus

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The unusually flat spectrum detected by Hubble’s for two extrasolar planets of the most common type, both with a mass similar to that of Neptune, leads scientists to hypothesize the presence of clouds at high altitude in their atmospheres. The two studies can be read in Nature.  The size of GJ 436b and GJ 1214b

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2015 – International Year of Light

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The UN General Assembly announced for 2015 the International Year of Light and light -based technologies. Meanwhile, in 2014, around the world the International Year of Crystallography will be celebrated. Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov Days of lights under the tree and colored lights in the city center. The Winter Solstice and the ancient Roman festival of light. Curious

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