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Possible shape of the universe

When I was younger, they said that the universe started with a "Big Bang", and that the universe would expand until gravity took over, and…

Started by Donald L. Engel

9 Mar 18, 2016
Reply by Kiljoy616

All things Pluto

Pluto’s Majestic Mountains, Frozen Plains and Foggy Hazes "Just 15 minutes after its closest approach to Pluto on July 14, 2015, NASA’s New…

Started by Joan Denoo

2 Sep 17, 2015
Reply by Gerald Payne

The Five Planets in the Sky.

Well, technically they're always in the sky, but in the month of June, five will be visible at different times. I live on the west coast an…

Started by Visvakarman Svetasvatara-Upanish

0 Jun 17, 2015

From movie graphics to scientific tool

Interstellar technology throws light on spinning black holes The computer code invented to create Interstallar's visual effects proves usef…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

3 Mar 26, 2015
Reply by Joan Denoo

Two bright spots on Ceres.

  With evidence of water existing on this small rocky body in our solar system, there have been multiple pictures of two distinct bright sp…

Started by Visvakarman Svetasvatara-Upanish

1 Mar 19, 2015
Reply by Gerald Payne

Nearby Supernova CAT Scan

CAT scan of nearby supernova remnant reveals frothy interior Posted: 29 Jan 2015 11:30 AM PST Cassiopeia A, or Cas A for short, is one of…

Started by Patricia

10 Mar 19, 2015
Reply by Gerald Payne

Gamma Ray Bursts vs complex life

Gamma-ray bursts are a real threat to life When an intense jet of gamma rays( a gamma ray burst) from a newly formed black hole strikes a p…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Jan 29, 2015

Quasar spins align with large scale structure of universe

Spooky Alignment of Quasars Across Billions of Light-years Quasars spin in line with the largest structures of the universe. Isn't it great…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Nov 19, 2014

Martian atmosphere explodes from comet tail debris

An incredible video, posted to YouTube on Oct. 19, shows the atmosphere of Mars exploding as the Comet Siding Spring passes within 87,00…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

2 Oct 21, 2014
Reply by Sean Young

Henrietta Leavitt 1868 - 1921 - astronomer

Henrietta Leavitt 1868 - 1921 "During her career, Leavitt discovered more than 2,400 variable stars, about half of the known total in her d…

Started by Joan Denoo

0 Dec 7, 2013




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