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Summer Blue Moon

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Each calendar month includes a full moon, but since the lunar cycle and calendar year are not perfectly synchronized, about every 3 years, a month includes two nights with a full moon. The first full moon of this month was in Capricorn on July 1st. Your calendar likely says that the first of two July

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Station avoids satellite fragment, spacewalk preps start

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Because of an approach of a square of satellite waste The International Space Station was moved out of the way late Saturday night. There were no impacts to team organisation reserve or operations. The operation might reinstate one of three reboots planned for the orbital laboratory forward of the Sept. 2 launch of the Expedition

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Something about Pluto

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The first to pick up the signals from the probe New Horizons will not be NASA technicians, but experts working at the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex (CDSCC) CSIRO, which then will send the images directly to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). And the company has started the initiative Pluto Time. We, missing very little

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The days are numbered for the dark matter?

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The correlation between the distributions of ordinary matter, derived from observations of galaxies, and dark matter that agrees with the predictions of cosmological models that take into account the effect on expanding cosmic dark energy. And what emerges from a study published in Physical Review Letters. For dark matter could be really difficult to play

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Flowing Ice and Haze – the newest discoveries from NASA’s New Horizons mission

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Flowing ice and a surprising extended haze are among the newest discoveries from NASA’s New Horizons mission, which reveal distant Pluto to be an icy world of wonders. Now, researchers have discovered that the distant dwarf planet has both flowing ice and a surprising extended haze. “We knew that a mission to Pluto would bring

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Another “Earth” has been discovered

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It has a diameter a little bigger than the Earth and is to orbit a star similar to the Sun extraordinarily. To complete the picture, the distance between the planet and parent star is the same as that which separates the earth from the sun. The planet was discovered by NASA’s Kepler mission, therefore, it

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Kepler telescope identifies new “habitable zone” planet

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Cleaning pursue

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Thanks to detailed observations to X-rays obtained with the telescope NASA space, it has been discovered that the pulsar within the system known under the name B1259 has “cleaned” the disc of the companion star by pushing out a portion of material, which even seems to accelerate as it moves away. The results were published

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The eating habits of black holes

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Astronomers have found a giant black hole with a mass of 100 billion solar masses, was caught red-handed destroying a massive star. This is the first instance that you are quite certain that the object has been recently a “diet of gas”, an important clue that also allows you to understand what kind of “food”

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