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NASA Captures Comet Hitting Sun

European Space agency and NASA’s Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) saw a bright comet plunge toward the sun on Aug. 3-4, 2016, at nearly 1.3 million miles per hour. Comets are chunks of ice and dust that orbit the sun, usually on highly elliptical orbits that carry them far beyond the orbit of Pluto at their farthest points. This comet, ...

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Japan Researchers Find Signs of 2nd Largest Black Hole 200 Light Years Away

Japanese researchers have found a mysterious second largest black hole in the Milky Way, which could be possible missing link in black hole evolution. Tomoharu Oka and his team of astronomers from Keio University in Japan found the enigmatic gas cloud, called CO-0.40-0.22, about 200 light years away from the center of the Milky Way. The CO-0.40-0.22 is unusual with a ...

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‘Blue Moon’ to be Seen Today

July 31 will see a rarity as the second full moon of the month will occur today. Observing the east will help one take a look of the full moon that will rise at 6.43 pm. Nevertheless, the Planetary Society of India informed that the moon will grasp its entirely illuminated stage at 4.13 pm only. Keeping in mind the ...

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NASA spy telescopes from NRO to decode mysterious dark energy

The US space agency is planning to use two former spy telescopes to study mysterious dark energy in space. NASA received the two telescopes from the National Reconnaissance Office (() intelligence agency. They were originally intended for the “Future Imaginary Architecture” programme aimed at creating a new generation of reconnaissance satellites for US intelligence. The spy telescopes given to NASA ...

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