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Gemini Planet Imager Releases Results of 1st Observation Run

Gemini Planet Imager Releases Results of 1st Observation Run

The Gemini Planet Imager, Earth-based exoplanet hunter, took the pictures of its observation run of Beta Pictoris b. It has now been revealed that the Imager has released the results of the same.

The Imager has been built by an international consortium and is the same, which has put together instruments at the Gemini Southern Telescope in Chile. While talking about the Imager, Bruce Macintosh of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory was of the view that it is quite swift.

Astronomers Declared Two Flavors of Earth-Sized Planets -- Rocky or Glassy

Astronomers Declared Two Flavors of Earth-Sized Planets -- Rocky or Glassy

It has been reported by astronomers that earth-sized planets that revolve around stars are either rocky or glassy.

In 1995, scientists found that some of the earth-sized planets revolving around nearby stars are even larger than the size of Jupiter. As per statistical figures, astronomers have discovered 237 of the more than 1,000 planets with the help of NASA's Kepler space telescope.

Supernova Brimming with Freshly Formed Dust: Report

Supernova Brimming with Freshly Formed Dust: Report

According to a new report, researchers have found a large dust mass collected in the central part of ejecta. They have seen the images of this dust overflowing from a relatively young and nearby supernova.

Astronomers have discovered a supernova brimming with freshly formed dust particles with the help of Atacama Large Millimeter/sub-millimeter Array (ALMA) telescope.

They believe this supernova to be primary source of dust, which leads to the formation of galaxies. But, have been unsuccessful in finding out the dust making capabilities of the supernova till now.

Triple Star System Could be Used to Resolve Problems of Fundamental Physics

Triple Star System Could be Used to Resolve Problems of Fundamental Physics

According to a new report, astronomers have discovered a unique stellar system comprising two white dwarf stars and a super dense neutron star. It has been reported that all the three stars are packed within size smaller than the size of Earth's orbit around the Sun.

The best thing that helped scientists in concluding their research is the closeness of the stars because of which they have been successful in calculating accurate measurements of the system's complex gravitational interactions.

First Asteroid of the Year Smashes into Earth’s Atmosphere over the Atlantic Ocean on January 2, 2014

First Asteroid of the Year Smashes into Earth’s Atmosphere over the Atlantic Ocean on January 2, 2014

On January 2, 2014 around 2 p.m. EST, the first asteroid of the year shattered in the atmosphere of the Earth. The asteroid fizzled out at some place over the Atlantic Ocean. The space rock was first seen on New Year.

Astronomers first noticed the asteroid with the help of the Mt. Lemmon survey telescope that is placed on a mountaintop in Arizona. The asteroid is appropriately classified as 2014 AA. The primary pale picture of the asteroid was captured on January 1 around 1:20 a.m. EST.

Mars One Mission Completes 1st Round of Selection

Mars One Mission Completes 1st Round of Selection

It was in 2012 that Mars One announced that it will be settling human colony on the Red planet. The news was enough to become the headline of leading dailies as well as to arouse interest in a number of people.

Abiding by their statement, the organization in 2013 started with their selection procedure in which they asked applicants to start applying. Those who would get selected will be part of the first colonists group on the Red planet and they will stay there forever.

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Scientists Discovered Formation of Young Binary Stars

Scientists Discovered Formation of Young Binary Stars

According to a new report, scientists have discovered binary companions to a pair of very young protostars for the first time with the help of upgraded Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA). Researchers believe that their new research will help them in understanding the formation of double-star systems.

John Tobin, of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), said that their team has gathered complete information regarding very young stellar systems in order to get new valuable clues from them.

Cassini Sends Images of Saturn and Moons as Holiday Gift

Cassini spacecraft

This Holiday season, Cassini spacecraft has also given us a gift by sending images of Saturn and its two moons, Titan and Enceladus, on earth. The images of the moons are `dressed and dazzling'.

Saturn and its two moons, Titan and Enceladus, said, "During this, our tenth holiday season at Saturn, we hope that these images from Cassini remind everyone the world over of the significance of our discoveries in exploring such a remote and beautiful planetary system".

Britain to have its Own Space Weather Center by Next Year

Britain to have its Own Space Weather Center by Next Year

Britain will have its own space-weather centre for predicting the arrival of solar 'super-storms' by next year. The government is likely to make the announcement today. This setting up of the space weather center will immediately inform GPS satellites of the disasters and they will trigger electricity blackouts across whole cities to save lives of millions of people.

Major solar storms are the result of the coronal mass ejections that are caused when billions of tons of highly energetic particles are explosively released from the Sun's outer atmosphere or corona.

Over 200,000 People Register to Live on Red Planet

Over 200,000 People Register to Live on Red Planet

It has been recently announced by the Bans Lansdorp, CEO of the Mars One Foundation that 200,000 people have applied to live on Mars. According to a new report, scientists have started making plans to accomplish their project by taking people to the Red Planet. Despite of the fact that if they will go, they will not be able to come back to Earth, lakhs of people have applied to settle on the Red Planet.

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