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A look inside Mars

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Studying in detail the internal structure of Mars? Yet little more than a year, then we think the InSight lander NASA. And to help him may be meteorites crashing onto the surface of the Red Planet. InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) is a NASA Discovery Program mission that will place

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Chaos near Pluto?

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According to a study in Nature, Pluto forms a pair with the largest moon, Charon, around which they dance in a seemingly broken four smaller moons. According to Douglas Hamilton, one of the two authors, “the chaos may be a common feature of binary systems.” Although they have downgraded Pluto to dwarf planet in 2006,

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Four giants helps the future

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The four giants of physics, ATLAS, CMS, ALICE and LHCb, have started regularly to collect data produced in collisions between accelerated protons, but this time the energy record of 13 trillion electron volts (TeV 13), almost double that which it allowed in 2012 to harness the Higgs boson. Along the 27 km ring of the

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Comets – mysteries of lunar vortices?

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Perhaps the riddle of the strange patterns of light material on some areas of the surface of our natural satellite was solved. A cause of them would be the impacts of comets. These are the results of a survey conducted by US researchers Peter Schultz and Megan Bruck Syal. Clear structures are strange and sinuous

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NASA missions – New Frontier & Flagship Program

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The mass of the Milky Way

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Thanks to the data collected by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey in the wake of stars produced from storage globular Palomar 5, it has been possible to estimate the mass of the Milky Way with unprecedented precision. What would you think if your doctor told you that your weight is somewhere between 50 and 200

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Rosetta goes beyond the limits

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The ESA probe Rosetta with the instrument Alice, notes that are generated “plumes” issued by the coma, not due to photons, at least not directly, but to the electrons. It’s an unexpected result, impossible with the space telescopes and impossible to be seen from Earth. Not lacking in surprises in store for the ESA’s Rosetta.

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Variable stars of Gaia

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Gaia gives its first results and speaks much Italian. It’s a confirmation of the leading role that the community has in this national astrophysics mission of ESA. In two recent press release on the website of the ESA, a team of astrophysicists presented the first results of the data analysis of commissioning of the Gaia

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Mira has a burst for Alma

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A giant flare on the surface of Mira, a red giant closest to us, and among the most famous of the sky. And that was observed through the Alma telescope at ESO. Activities such as these, like the ones we see on our Sun, in red giants represent a surprise for astronomers. A giant flare

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