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The missions of Curiosity

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The NASA’s rover continues its journey inside crater Gale. Since August of 2012, it took over 154,000 images and relentlessly analyzed rock samples for signs of microbial life. NASA’s rover, Curiosity landed on Mars August 5, 2012. Mount Sharp is one of the most important mountains in the center of Gale Crater on Mars and

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WR-104- A potential deadly star

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Star Wolf-Rayet (WR) is a highly unstable star that is nearing the end of his life, possibly culminating in a powerful gamma-ray burst (GRB) to assassinate planets. GRBs are collimated beams of high-energy gamma rays projecting from the poles of a Wolf-Rayet star as it collapses. It was not to wonder if we were worried

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Fast evolution of a galaxy – Venus

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SKA will go on the hunt for alien life

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The network of world’s largest radio telescopes might be able to find even weaker signals than those that the man is able to detect now. When we think of alien life on other planets all we expect is greenish men descending from a spaceship with strange threatening laser guns. In fact, the researchers involved in

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Polar auroras

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The wind of charged particles blowing from the Sun to Earth carrying a powerful magnetic field is able to cross the Earth’s magnetosphere: the comparison between the data of the ESA mission Cluster and NASA images finally gave an explanation of the luminescence spectacular Theta Aurora polar. Seen in satellite images, it seems to clearly

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Europe, the fourth moon of Jupiter

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The hot gas around the fourth moon of Jupiter shows plumes and signals of particular activities. Researchers disprove theories developed in the past and say that the thin gaseous envelope contains only single atoms of oxygen and molecular oxygen. News from Europe, the fourth moon of the planet Jupiter. A group of researchers has recently

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Disturbance in star formation due to a storm

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In the lenticular galaxy NGC 1266, astronomers have revealed the existence of a “perfect storm” that is disturbing the star formation in a region that otherwise would be a perfect incubator. The jets of matter powered by supermassive black holes can consume the fuel needed to give rise to the birth of new stars making

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Martian Atmosphere

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Here are the first results of the measures collected by the instruments on board the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution NASA, thanks to which begins to take shape the complex web of interactions between the solar wind and the Martian atmosphere. Source: NASA The first scientific results begin to arrive from the probe MAVEN NASA,

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Plutons in the dust

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ALMA has identified around the young star HD 107146 – a sort of “Sole teenager” – a swarm of planetesimals large as Pluto and an abnormal rut in dust disk. Shines at 90 light-years away in the constellation Coma Berenices, and is a star poised between childhood and maturity. Like any teenager, HD 107146 (its

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