Category Archives: The Universe

How Big was That? Equivalent Energy Released by Bombs, Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Starquakes.

June 26, 2014 – How Big Was That? Equivalent Energy Released by Bombs, Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Star Quakes: Pictured above is an artist’s rendition of a neutron star named SGR 1806-20, which is located about 50,000 light-years from Earth in … Continue reading

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2,000 Year Old Mystery of Deep Space Solved!

December 10, 2013 – 2,000 Year Old Mystery of Deep Space Solved: A mystery that began nearly 2,000 years ago, when Chinese astronomers witnessed what would turn out to be an exploding star in the sky, has been solved. New … Continue reading

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High in Chilean Desert, a Huge Astronomy Project – NYTimes.com

June 29, 2013 – Huge Telescope Being Installed in Chile:  Trucks stall on the road to this plateau 16,597 feet up in the Atacama Desert, where scientists are installing one of the world’s largest ground-based astronomical projects. Heads ache. Noses … Continue reading

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Space Images: Slideshow – NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

June 9, 2013 – NASA Releases New Slideshow of Stunning Space Images:  Click the link below to start the show. The Master of Disaster Space Images: Slideshow – NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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The “Rains” of Saturn.

April 11, 2013 – The “Rains” of Saturn: A new study tracks the “rain” of charged water particles into the atmosphere of Saturn and finds there is more of it and it falls across larger areas of the planet than … Continue reading

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NASA Image Shows Space Nursery.

April 10, 2013 – Before They Were Stars – Image Shows Space Nursery: A bubbling cauldron of star birth is highlighted in this new image from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope (above). The stars we see today weren’t always as serene as … Continue reading

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Temperature Map of the Earlier Universe.

March 25, 2013 – Temperature Map of Earlier Universe: Orange areas are slightly warmer than average, and blue areas are slightly cooler. Astronomers released the latest and most exquisite baby picture yet of the universe, one that showed it to … Continue reading

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Rare Galaxy Found at the Dawn of Time.

March 17, 2013 – NASA Telescopes Find Rare Galaxy at the Dawn of Time: This image shows one of the most distant galaxies known, called GN-108036, dating back to 750 million years after the Big Bang that created our universe. … Continue reading

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Aliens Among Us!

March 6, 2013 – An Otherworldly Discovery – Billions of Other Planets: Astronomers said Wednesday that each of the 100 billion stars in the Milky Way probably has at least one companion planet, on average, adding credence to the notion … Continue reading

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The Biggest Baddest Black Hole Ever Discovered.

February 26, 2013 – An illustration of a black hole the size of nearly 10 billion Suns. Inside it, where gravity is so in- tense that not even light can escape, our solar system is shown to scale: Astronomers are … Continue reading

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