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Mission to Europa

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Insight of the stars and planets

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A study conducted in the lab shows that, the behavior of some noble gases, led to pressures and temperatures that simulate the interior of a giant planet or a star, it seems different from what we knew. The results could provide an explanation of the excess heat produced by a planet like Saturn. The article

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Heartburn for black holes

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The dispute continues on how the “surface” of a black hole is made of as a tangle of cosmic strings. According to Samir Mathur of Ohio State University, who proposed the theory of “fuzzball” a decade ago, it is not at all an impenetrable “wall of fire”, as recent studies claim. More than a decade

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Dust surrounding the Moon

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According to a study published in Nature, our natural satellite would be surrounded by a kind of cloud of dust, which is asymmetrical and permanent. The results suggest that the existence of such an exosphere was due to the impact of cometary dust particles that move at high speed on eccentric orbits. This finding supports

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Twin of Mars?

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An exoplanet with the size of Mars: among those of which we have an estimate of the density, Kepler-138 b is by far the youngest. It is located in a planetary system 200 light-years away, towards the constellation of Lyra, and its mass was estimated from changes in transit times. How many things can tell

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Where the stars collide

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Using an advanced adaptive optics, namely the GeMS of the Gemini South telescope in Chile a team of astronomers has captured the globular cluster Liller 1. The data show that the cluster could contain a mass of 1.5 million times greater than that of the Sun, making it an extreme atmosphere for the stars’ collisions.

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CR7, the distant brighter galaxy

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The galaxy displays evidence of the presence, in its interior, of examples of first-generation stars. These massive objects, bright and so far purely theoretical, have produced the first heavy elements of the story. Using the VLT (Very Large Telescope) ESO, a group of astronomers led by David Sobral, the Institute of Astrophysics and Space Sciences,

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Saturn spacecraft to buzz icy moon dione june 16

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Under which Sun life develops?

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A group of researchers at Cornell University recently conducted an analysis on the effect of ultraviolet radiation emitted by parent stars received by the planets that revolve around them. Under certain conditions it may lead to the development of life making these planets similar to our Earth. In order to simplify the understanding of the

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