Astronomy

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Finds Martian ‘Flower’ and Snake-Like Rock

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NASA’s Curiosity Rover had pictures of Mars wherein a “flower” was embedded in a rock and snake like rock is also seen in the surface. This was taken on December 19 by a microscope-like Mars Hand Lends Imager at the end of Curiosity Rover. A clear picture and the real and unedited pictures are also posted […]

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Giant sun eruption: Video of Monster Sun Prominence captured by NASA’s SDO

Filed in Astronomy, Planets, Satellite, Science by on November 18, 2012 0 Comments

On November 13, the Sun emitted an M6 classification solar flare, one of the weakest designations still able to cause some disturbances on Earth. Now, just a few days later, the Sun is at it again. NASA’s Solar Dynamic Observatory caught spectacular images and video of the giant sun eruption, the Sun bursting with two prominence eruptions […]

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Partial Lunar Eclipse on June 4, 2012

Filed in Astronomy, Featured, Planets, Science, World by on June 3, 2012 0 Comments

The partial lunar eclipse on June 4, 2012 will be partly visible from western United States and Canada while people in Hawaii, New Zealand, and central and eastern Australia will be able to follow the whole eclipse.  Partial Lunar Eclipse of 2012 Jun 04 Image Credit: eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov This eclipse will be completely visible over Australia, […]

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Supermoon 2012: Biggest Full Moon of 2012 is Expected to Rise this Weekend (Video)

Filed in Astronomy, Events, Featured, Science, World by on May 2, 2012 0 Comments

The biggest full moon is expected to rise this Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 11:35 pm EDT and will swing in 221,802 miles (356,955 kilometers) from Earth. This coming Saturday full moon will be brighter and larger than any other this year. This weekend will be an absolute delight for both professional and amateur astronomers alike: A “supermoon” event — an evening […]

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The World’s Largest Digital Camera: 3.2 billion pixel LSST camera getting closer to reality

If you thought the megapixel wars were over, you’ve probably never heard of the 3.2 billion pixel Large Synoptic Survey Telescope camera. Comprised of 189 sensors and over three tons of components, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), is designed to capture the entire visible sky every week. In doing so, it will create an unprecedented public […]

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‘M1.7-class’ solar flare erupts from sun surface (Video)

Filed in Astronomy, Featured, Planets, Satellite, Science, World by on April 18, 2012 0 Comments

NASA released images and an amazing video of a powerful giant solar flare that unleashed an eruption of super-heated plasma from the surface of the sun before blasting into space. The flare was recorded by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) spacecraft, which is part of a 5-year mission focused on the sun. NASA described the […]

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Powerful Solar Flare: ‘M1.7-class’ Solar Flare Erupts from the Sun (Video)

Filed in Astronomy, Featured, Planets, Satellite, Science, World News by on April 17, 2012 0 Comments

The powerful solar flare occurred on April 16 at 1:45 p.m. EDT (1745 GMT) and recorded as a moderate M1.7-class on the scale of sun storms The strength of solar flares are measured by the astronomers based on a letter scale. The three categories are C, M and X, the X class sun storms mark the most powerful […]

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Milky Way Photo captures billion stars

A new image of the Milky Way galaxy captured by a team of astronomers shows more than a billion stars of the galaxy at once. The photo combines images taken from two telescopes, one in the northern and the other in the southern hemisphere. The spectacular photo was released on March 28 and according to […]

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Ashton Kutcher space travel appointment unveiled

Ashton Kutcher will become the 500th ‘astronaut customer’ to travel into space on Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic. “I gave Ashton a quick call to congratulate and welcome him. He is as thrilled as we are at the prospect of being among the first to cross the final frontier (and back!) with us and to experience […]

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