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CHIME Makes First Detection of Powerful Space Phenomena

11 months ago

By Mateus A. Fandiño – The CHIME collaboration, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=41957741 On July 25, Canada’s Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) made its first detection of one of space’s mysteries: the fast radio burst. Named FRB 180725A, this burst is unique in that it registered at a much lower frequency than the other FRBs detected […]

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Discovery Of “Rogue” Planet Widens Research Into Distant Worlds

11 months ago

We traditionally think of planets as objects that orbit a star. But that long-held conviction has become increasingly outdated and can now be officially discarded after the discovery of a planetary-mass object beyond the Solar System. On August 2, researchers at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory announced that an unusual object labeled SIMP J01365663+093347 is […]

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Blood Moon and the Longest Lunar Eclipse of the Century

11 months ago

On Friday July 27th, 2018, the longest lunar eclipse of the century also happened to be a blood moon. The moon, the sun, and the earth were in perfect alignment on Friday, and the moon was on the opposite side of the earth from the sun. Since lunar eclipses can only happen with full moons, […]

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Cigar shaped asteroid could be Alien

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Astronomers have located a cigar shaped asteroid passing through our solar system The object named Oumuamua, meaning scout or messenger in Hawaiian is traveling at 196,000 miles per hour and passing rapidly out of our solar system. Many believe any spacecraft able to achieve interstellar travel would be cigar or needle shaped so as to […]