Most Accurate Map of Recent Universe Unveiled by Scientists

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A new map of the universe has been unveiled by scientists, revealing the last seven billion years of the history of the cosmos.The results of the Dark Energy Survey show how dark matter is distributed across the galaxy. Until now, scientists used models to show where it fell. These models are

Ancient Venus May Have Had an Ocean of Water

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French scientists have run computer simulations about the formation of Venus that suggest that “Earth’s Twin” once had a thin ocean of water shortly after it formed.The researchers with the Université Paris-Saclay ran the complex simulation and published their findings in the Journal of Geophysical Research. While today Venus is a barren ball

Scientists May Have Found The First Moon Outside The Solar System

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In what would be a pretty major discovery, astronomers say they may have found the first moon beyond the Solar System – known as an exomoon.The potential discovery is 4,000 light-years away around a star called Kepler-1625. It was made using NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope by three astronomers, Alex Teachey

New Study Shows The First Galaxies Underwent a Huge Galactic Recession

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A key sign of a recession is when the market can't respond to greater supplies of raw materials with increased demand. Long before this century's Great Recession the first galaxies in the Universe experienced a Great Galactic Recession lasting over a billion years.In work recently published in the Monthly Notices

Atoms in your body may come from distant galaxies

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Supercomputer simulations suggest much of the matter in the Milky Way may have come from other galaxies by a process of ‘intergalactic transfer’ It seems natural to assume that the matter from which the Milky Way is made was formed within the galaxy itself, but a series of new supercomputer simulations

One small step begins journey to stars

Proxima Centauri

THE smallest ever spacecraft have been successfully put into orbit in what may be the first step towards visiting our nearest star — Proxima Centauri. THE smallest ever spacecraft have been put into orbit in what may be the first step towards the stars. Breakthrough Starshot is a plan to send man-made probes

Cassini continues on its final Saturn jaunt

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After 13 years of exciting discoveries, NASA's Cassini spacecraft is making its final orbits of Saturn. On September 15 it will commence its mission-ending plunge into the thick atmosphere of the gas giant, but recent observations are proving that Cassini still has some surprises in store.Dubbed the "Grand Finale", this

Scientists Are One Step Closer to Finding Dark Matter

Cold Or Fuzzy? Dark matter is the unseen, mostly unknown material that comprises the bulk of our Universe. However, exactly what dark matter is has long been debated, in large part because it has yet to be directly detected. New research from an international team of cosmologists narrows down the possibilities

Mysterious ‘orphan’ planets found roaming through space

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The rocky worlds are believed to move through galaxies and could host life in deep hydrothermal vents, according to new research Earth sized planets that could harbour life roam the darkness of space - between the stars, according to new research.The wandering worlds - known as 'free floating' or 'orphan' planets

The worst storm in the solar system

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Whenever you want to have a non-controversial conversation with someone you don’t know very well, it’s a safe bet that talking about the weather will do the trick. Everyone has some memorable weather stories — getting soaked in a downpour, the air conditioning breaking during a heat wave, camping in

Eight Other Worlds In Our Solar System Might Have Life Beyond Earth

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In all the known Universe, to the best that we've examined it, only our home planet, Earth, contains confirmed signs of life. But the raw ingredients required for life appear everywhere, from the interiors of asteroids to interstellar gas clouds to protoplanetary nebulae to the exploded remnants of supernovae. The

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