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Antimatter in the Milky Way: Searching for the Source of Gamma Rays

By astronimate / a few months ago

Antimatter in the Milky Way: Searching for the Source of Gamma Rays Since the infancy of our 13.8-billion-year-old universe, matter has had its counterpart, antimatter. Identical in every single way to ordinary matter (protons, electrons, etc.), only with an opposite charge. Yet, while our familiar normal matter drastically dominates the universe, antimatter still exists, even […]

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Cassini Spacecraft Starts Diving Through Saturn’s Rings Today

By astronimate / a few months ago

Cassini Spacecraft Starts Diving Through Saturn’s Rings Today Since launching in 1997, NASA’s Cassini mission has filled two decades to the brim with ground-breaking exploration of the most famous planet, Saturn. In fact, Cassini’s Huygens lander landed on Saturn’s moon, Titan, delivering otherworldly views of our solar system. Not to mention, Cassini discovered evidence for […]

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Watch a Huge Near-Earth Asteroid SAFELY Pass by Earth April 19!

By astronimate / 6 months ago

Watch a Huge Near-Earth Asteroid SAFELY Pass by Earth April 19! Anyone who’s seen movies like Armageddon or Deep Impact knows that asteroids hitting Earth would be bad. Actually, even seemingly small space debris could cause global tragedy, no doubt. But, what if you could safely watch an asteroid pass by Earth? Well, your chance […]

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Event Horizon Telescope to Capture First Ever Picture of a Black Hole

By astronimate / 6 months ago

Event Horizon Telescope to Capture First Ever Picture of a Black Hole Prepare to see a photo of the truly unknown. The Earth-sized Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) will provide mankind’s first ever chance of capturing an actual photo of a black hole this month. What is the Event Horizon Telescope? Actually, the Event Horizon Telescope […]

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Planet Mercury Facts: Exploring the Solar System’s Smallest Planet

By astronimate / 6 months ago

Planet Mercury Facts: Exploring the Solar System’s Smallest Planet Sitting in the solar system’s inner rings, nearly hidden in our Sun’s glare, is planet Mercury. And, being the solar system’s smallest planet, tiny Mercury holds loads of fascinating secrets! Let’s explore some planet Mercury facts! Planet Mercury Facts: Mercury’s name  In Greek and Roman mythology, […]

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Solar System Distances Explained – Exploring Our Own Cosmic Neighborhood

By astronimate / 6 months ago

Solar System Distances Explained – Exploring Our Own Cosmic Neighborhood Equipped with truly magnificent technology, mankind has discovered, explored and even physically touched some breathtaking sights among our vast cosmos. In fact, with widely accessible images from Hubble and several successful missions, it sometimes feels as though we’ve “been there, done that.” However, we’ve barely […]

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Schrödinger’s Cat Explained: The Most Simple Explanation Ever!

By astronimate / 6 months ago

Schrödinger’s Cat Explained: The Most Simple Explanation Ever! Astronimate rarely dives into physics, let alone the bazaar world of quantum physics. However, some quantum concepts are certainly worth knowing about, extremely fascinating and simple to grasp! Easily, among the most famous quantum experiments was Schrödinger’s cat. Without further ado, let’s dive into Schrödinger’s cat explained! […]

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5 Reasons to Enjoy the Great Outdoors – Get Out of the City

By astronimate / 7 months ago

5 Reasons to Enjoy the Great Outdoors – Get Out of the City Especially during summers, I am rarely found in city limits. In fact, being disconnected, or “off the grid,” if you wish, is among my favorite pastimes. But, as I stood in pure darkness during Saturday’s final hours, admiring the Milky Way jutting […]

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