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Pink Dwarf Planet “Biden” Found Beyond Pluto, Hints At More Planets

Pink Dwarf Planet “Biden” Found Beyond Pluto, Hints At More Planets

By Val Powell March 27, 2014

Scientists discovered a pink dwarf planet at the edge of the solar system, long thought to be a celestial no-man’s land. The object, officially called 2012 VP-113, is nicknamed “Biden” in jest after incumbent US Vice President Joe Biden. The …

North Korea Looks Like a Dark Hellhole from Space North Korea Looks Like a Dark Hellhole from Space

It’s not as if it’s all that surprising, but North Korea, when viewed at night from the International Space Station, looks devoid of life. I mean, wow. Here’s what NASA had to say about a recent image snapped as the …

Asteroid 2014: A 2 Million Mile Near-Miss Asteroid 2014: A 2 Million Mile Near-Miss

A couple million miles may not sound like much of a “close call” with an asteroid. But compare it to the vast and empty light years upon light years surrounding this oxygenated rock ball we ride around on in infinite …

Andromeda Galaxy: Amazing Photo Was Captured Andromeda Galaxy: Amazing Photo Was Captured

Depending where you are in the world right now, with a telescope and camera, you have an opportunity to capture amazing images of the Andromeda galaxy. Astrophotographer Jeff Johnson took an amazing shot of the galaxy that is being shared …

Hand Of God Found In Space - What Is It Really? Hand Of God Found In Space - What Is It Really?
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Since the beginning of time man has looked up at the heavens and wondered where he came from. Many religions believe that God or another divine being is up there above us somewhere, and is the great creator. Non-believers say …

“Hand of God” Nebula Raises Interesting Questions “Hand of God” Nebula Raises Interesting Questions
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NASA has released a breath-taking new image of the pulsar wind nebula known as the ‘Hand of God’. The picture may look to some to be a colorful cloud-like mass in space. But to the more imaginative, you may look …

Astronomers Spot Stars Soaring Out of the Galaxy Astronomers Spot Stars Soaring Out of the Galaxy

Astronomers this week revealed that they have discovered a new type of star traveling fast enough to leave the Milky Way galaxy. The stars, dubbed “hypervelocity stars,” are different than other stars found traveling at such speeds as they did …

Massive Planet-Like Object Baffles Astronomers Massive Planet-Like Object Baffles Astronomers
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Astronomers this week announced the discovery of an odd object orbiting a star located around 440 light years from our solar system. The object’s size and position is now giving scientists trouble in determining what exactly it is. The object, …

China Moon Landing: Jade Rabbit Touches Down China Moon Landing: Jade Rabbit Touches Down
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China made history on Saturday by successfully landing its first unmanned spacecraft on the moon. The Chang’e-3  reached the moon at about 9.12 p.m Saturday and delivered “Yutu”, nicknamed “Jade Rabbit”. Yutu is a solar powered, six-wheeled robotic rover, equipped with …

6-Year-Old Tries to Save NASA with WH Petition 6-Year-Old Tries to Save NASA with WH Petition
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With NASA budget cuts looming, one 6-year-old kid is taking as direct a route as he can to ask President Obama to save the nation’s space program. Connor Johnson of Denver, Colorado loves space and hopes to be an astronaut …

Alien Planet Found That Raises Many Questions Alien Planet Found That Raises Many Questions
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A new planet has been discovered, one that is approximately eleven times the size of our own gas giant, Jupiter. The massive planet has been named HD 106906 b. What’s so special about the newly discovered exo-planet? According to calculations, …

Bill Nye Urges Obama to Up Planetary Science Budget Bill Nye Urges Obama to Up Planetary Science Budget
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Bill Nye is urging President Obama to make sure the Planetary Science Division of NASA receives as much funding as Americans spend on dog toys per year. His magic number is $1.5 billion. As of right now, the White House’s …

Comet ISON Moving Closer to Sun for Thanksgiving Comet ISON Moving Closer to Sun for Thanksgiving

Many are preparing to draw closer together on Thanksgiving, and that includes space interaction as well. Comet ISON, which has more popularly been referred to as the “comet of the century” is currently continuing on the pathway to approach the …

Virgin: Now Accepting Bitcoins for Space Flight Virgin: Now Accepting Bitcoins for Space Flight

CNBC reported on Friday that Sir Richard Branson has permitted his space startup, Virgin Galactic, to accept Bitcoin as fare for a flight to space. Branson made the announcement in a blog post at Virgin. “The virtual currency has really …

Black Beauty Meteorite from Mars Found in Africa Black Beauty Meteorite from Mars Found in Africa
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CNN reports a mysterious meteorite has been discovered in the northern part of Africa, and scientists are dating it at 4.4 billion years. The study was published in the journal Nature. Nicknamed “Black Beauty,” the authors of the study believe …

Stephen Hawking Upset with “God Particle” Discovery Stephen Hawking Upset with “God Particle” Discovery
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At 71 years old, Stephen Hawking is the oldest survivor of ALS, a motor neuron disease. Despite being diagnosed with ALS at age 21, Hawking has defied the odds to continue living and become an extremely productive member of the …

8.8 Billion Earth-Like Planets Inhabit the Milky Way 8.8 Billion Earth-Like Planets Inhabit the Milky Way
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The AP via NBC News took notice of a study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: apparently, Earth is one of 8.8 billion similar planets in the Milky Way that fall inside the “Goldilocks …