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A super volcano or just a hole in the crust of the Red Planet?

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Researchers have highlighted the stigma of what could be a Martian super volcano. Despite the fact that frozen and lifeless today, Mars was some time ago a source of volcanic activity – and so far, we grasp very little concerning this phase of its early natural process, affirmed head author Joseph Michalskim, a geologist who

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Dense rains and VAST waters of diamonds on Saturn and Jupiter

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American researchers affirms that in the atmosphere of the planets Saturn and Jupiter might form diamonds falling in the form of rain on their surface, according to a study presented during a Conference which took place in the city of Denver, informs maxisciences.com. Source: www.nasa.com “The new data confirms that, at large depths, diamonds could float

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IC 2220, the amazing jug-shaped nebula

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Toby Jug Nebula or Butterfly Nebula is an example of a reflection nebula, also known as IC 2220, is located about 1200 light-years from Earth in the Southern constellation of Carina. Toby Jug Nebula is a cloud of gas and dust brightly lit by the middlemost star, titled HD 65750. This name was given by

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Frozen World

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Kuiper Belt is a region behind one of the four gas giants, Neptune, a cold expanse which host trillions of icy objects, which are remnants of the early Solar System. It was named after Netherlands-born American astronomer Gerard Kuiper, after he predicted its existence in 1951. The Kuiper Belt is an elliptical plane, with its size

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Behind The Curtain

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        In about 5 billion years, when it starts running out of nuclear fuel, the Sun will morph into a red giant, expanding beyond the orbit of Venus. It will eventually collapse, ejecting its outer layers, and creating a beautiful shell of diffuse gas in the process, known as the planetary nebula.

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Size Doesn’t Matter

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        Dwarf planets may be too small to be considered full-fledged planets, but that doesn’t make them any less interesting or important. With the exclusion of Pluto from the list of planets, which has sparked quite a debate and controversy which still continues to divide the scientists, the spotlight has been shifted

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Moons Of Jupiter

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        If you have been reading this blog, you’d notice that we’ve pretty much covered all the planets of the Solar System, discovering their diversity, each and every one of them a fascinating world with its own unique characteristics and idiosyncrasies. They differ vastly in size, mass, density, orbit, state of aggregation

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Nuclear Giant

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        Even though it’s about 149 million kilometers away from Earth, the Sun has an immense impact on Earth, not just through light and heat, which is are the key factors that make life possible on our planet. Located in the heart of our Solar System, as the largest object among all,

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… 995, 996, 997, 998…

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          We’ve already touched on the subject of exoplanets, but it is such a rich and exciting topic, with something new popping up every day. It all started two decades ago, when astronomers first discovered a world beyond the boundaries of our solar system. Right now, as we speak, the number

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