The Moon

Earth’s natural satellite, the Moon, is thought to have formed about 4,5 billion years ago as a result of a collision between the young Earth (which was smaller than the Earth today) and an object about the size of Mars. The impact spewed out a huge amount of rocky debris, which eventually coalesced to form the […]

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Aurorae

An Aurorae is a colorful display of lights in the sky, caused by the collision of energetic particles from the Sun – the solar wind – with gas particles in Earth’s atmosphere. Aurorae are most often seen in the Arctic and Antarctic regions in winter.  The Aurorae in the Northern Hemisphere is known as the Northern Lights or […]

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The first image ever of a black hole

For the first time, humanity has seen an actual black hole. This achievement took supercomputers, 8 radio telescopes on five continents, hundreds of researchers, and vast amounts of data to accomplish.  The results from this project, called the Event Horizon Telescope, were announced on 10 April 2019. The results helped to confirm (again) Einstein’s theory […]

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NASA heading back to Moon

NASA is accelerating plans to return Americans to the moon.  “It’s important that we get back to the moon as fast as possible. This time, when we go to the moon, we’re actually going to stay. We’re not going to leave flags and footprints and then come home to not go back for another 50 years. We’re […]

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Arecibo Message

On 16-11-1974, 45 years ago,the SETI, Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence, sent a message to Messier 13 Globular star cluster, 25000 light years away, hoping that they will get a response. The “Arecibo Message” was broadcast into space a single time via radio waves from the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico.  The message consists of approximately 210 bytes of data. The message […]

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Neptune

As the 8th planet in the solar system, Neptune is also the smallest and the coldest of the four giant outer planets, and as well the most far away from the Sun. Just one spacecraft, Voyager 2, has been to investigate this world. When the probe flew by in 1989, it provided the first close-up […]

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