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Proxima Centauri B – Earth-Like Planet Found In Our Cosmic Backyard

Proxima Centauri B – Earth-Like Planet Found In Our Cosmic Backyard

Proxima Centauri B – Earth-Like Planet Discovered In Our Cosmic Backyard As of August 24, a newly confirmed habitable zone. It is in this specific zone that a planet can support the presence of liquid water. Where this is liquid water, there is oxygen, and where there is oxygen there is, or could be life. How far away is Proxima Centauri B? The exciting new exoplanet was confirmed orbiting the star Proxima Centauri, which is 4.42

Dragonfly 44: Massive Galaxy Discovered Made of 99.9% Dark Matter

Dragonfly 44: Massive Galaxy Discovered Made of 99.9% Dark Matter

Using the W.M. Keck Observatory on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, astronomers have located a unique galaxy, Dragonfly 44. Tucked 70,000 light-years away in the Coma Cluster, Dragonfly 44 has approximately the same mass as our own Milky Way galaxy. Yet, it contains less than a one-hundredth of our star count. But, how can that be? If this galaxy contains drastically less matter than ours, how could it have the same mass? Astronomers believe this inconsistency is because Dragonfly 44 is…

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First American to Orbit Earth, John Glenn Dead at 95

First American to Orbit Earth, John Glenn Dead at 95

First American to Orbit Earth, John Glenn Dead at 95   Former astronaut and US senator, John Glenn has died at age 95. Glenn died, surrounded by family and loved ones at an Ohio State University hospital in Columbus the morning of December 8, 2016. 73 years of Glenn’s remarkable and inspiring life were spent with wife, Annie. John Glenn: the early years Born in Cambridge, Ohio in 1921, Glenn’s obsession with flight would last a lifetime. Instantly, at age 10, Charles…

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How to Find Planet Nine in Three Simple Steps

How to Find Planet Nine in Three Simple Steps

How to Find Planet Nine in Three Simple Steps   On future job resumes, how would you like to list, “discovered ninth planet?” Besides, wouldn’t you feel wonderful knowing you’ve earned a place in scientific history? Then, NASA has some very hopeful news for you! Enlisting the public’s help, NASA wants you to hunt an undiscovered ninth planet. Plus, you have an opportunity to discover other cosmic objects along the way. Without further ado, Astronimate shows you how to find planet…

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Perseid Meteor Shower 2016: Peaking In Morning Hours of August 12

Perseid Meteor Shower 2016: Peaking In Morning Hours of August 12

Perseid Meteor Shower 2016: Peaking In Morning Hours of August 12   One of the year’s most anticipated and exciting astronomical events is now underway! The Perseid Meteor Shower 2016 peaks during the early morning hours of Friday, August 12.  As the brightest, most elaborate of the annual meteor showers, the Perseids have rarely disappointed. Plus, experts say this year’s show is poised to be among the biggest and best! According to NASA meteor guru, Bill Cooke, if the right…

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Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Temperature Hotter than the Rest of Planet

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Temperature Hotter than the Rest of Planet

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Temperature Hotter than the Rest of Planet Due to its far distance from our Sun, gas giant Jupiter should rightfully yield drastically cooler temperatures. But, a new study published in Nature shows that Jupiter’s Great Red Spot temperature is extremely hot. In fact, they are hundreds of degrees hotter than anywhere else on the planet. The mysterious storm, waging on for over 300 years, has puzzled astronomers for decades. The recent findings hope to shed new light…

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2016 Draconid Meteor Shower: Everything You Need to Know

2016 Draconid Meteor Shower: Everything You Need to Know

2016 Draconid Meteor Shower: Everything You Need to Know   Autumn is always a rejuvenating time of change in our lives. And, when it comes to astronomy, it is no different. Among the many dazzling sights in the night skies this season, the 2016 Draconid meteor shower peaks this Friday, October 7! As the first of two annual October showers, the Draconids are a true wild card. Typically, the shower yields a meager handful of meteors per hour. Yet, in…

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How Do Stars Die? A Simple Walkthrough (With Pictures)

How Do Stars Die? A Simple Walkthrough (With Pictures)

Throughout all human history, we gaze up at a beautiful canvas of thousands of stars. In fact, these are a mere fraction of the stars in just our Milky Way galaxy alone! Mythologies, artwork, games and everything else include stars. But, have you ever wondered, “how do stars die?” Actually, we only need to understand two simple things to learn about star death! Nuclear energy – pushing out   Deep inside every star, scorching heat and crushing density make for…

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Donald Trump Space Program: What Comes Next for NASA and Space Exploration?

Donald Trump Space Program: What Comes Next for NASA and Space Exploration?

Now, Donald Trump is officially in the oval office. And, as cabinets are being assembled and appointed left-and-right, what will become of the space program? Which NASA programs will Trump keep, enhance and eliminate? Without further ado, here are some important things to know about the Donald Trump space program. Donald Trump Space Program: The Initial Plans Naturally, while new appointees take over our space program, a brief period of uncertainty will play out. However, according to reputable sources, Trump…

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Venus Jupiter Conjunction 2016 – Everything You Need to Know

Venus Jupiter Conjunction 2016 – Everything You Need to Know

Venus Jupiter Conjunction 2016   August 27, 2016 – The Venus Jupiter conjunction 2016 will be in full-swing as the Sun sets on Saturday, August 27. Our solar system’s two brightest naked eye planets, Venus and Jupiter will come extremely close to one another. Of course, the two planets are no physically closer than usual, but are nearly visibly aligned in Earth’s night sky. What is the Venus Jupiter conjunction 2016? In astronomy, a conjunction occurs when two or more…

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