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Extraterrestrial life: part of the countdown

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The discovery of other life forms in the universe could happen in the next decade. This is the view of one of the most quoted scientists today, of Sara Seager, an astronomer and professor at the MIT in Boston. “Today, for the first time in history, we possess the competence for finding life on other

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The two hearts of the Pinwheel

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A new image from Hubble Space Telescope shows the galaxy Messier 83 in all its glory. Already known for the high number of supernovae, the Southern Pinwheel reserves a new surprise: a double nucleus at the center of the spiral. The trip of the galaxy M83 Hubble. Source: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI

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Stars on the run in hyperspeed

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Discovered a surprising new class of hypervelocity stars, stars that move in a solitary fast enough to escape the gravitational embrace of the Milky Way.   Source: Julie Turner, Vanderbilt University / NASA / ESO Plan view and cutting of the Milky Way with the positions and directions of some of the new class of hypervelocity

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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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