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Water in moon rocks key to understanding lunar history

Water in moon rocks key to understanding lunar history

A new review of hundreds of chemical analyses of Moon rocks indicates that the amount of water in the Moon’s interior varies regionally – revealing clues about how water originated and was redistributed in the Moon. These discoveries provide a new tool to unravel the processes involved in the formation of the Moon, how the […]

Russian spaceship flies three astronauts to ISS

Russian spaceship flies three astronauts to ISS

Russia’s manned spaceship carrying three astronauts blasted off late Wednesday from Kazakhstan’s Baikonur space centre, heading to the International Space Station (ISS). The three astronauts aboard the Soyuz TMA- 13M spaceship were Maxim Surayev of Russia, Gregory Wiseman of NASA of the US, and Alexander Gerst from the European Space Agency. They are expected to […]

Nasa launches Chess to study birthplace of stars

Nasa launches Chess to study birthplace of stars

NASA has successfully launched the Colorado High-resolution Echelle Stellar Spectrograph, or CHESS, payload aboard a Black Brant IX suborbital sounding rocket to peer at a place where new stars are born. “These atoms are the raw materials, the very building blocks for the next generation of stars and planets,” Kevin France at the University of […]

How black holes swallow stars

How black holes swallow stars

Researchers have revealed how black holes swallow stars. Tamara Bogdanovic, Assistant Professor of Physics at the Georgia Institute of Technology, said black holes by themselves do not emit light and that their best chance to discover them in distant galaxies is if they interact with stars and gas that are around them. Bogdanovic explained that […]

Electric shocks could hold the key to manipulating dreams

Electric shocks could hold the key to manipulating dreams

Ever wanted to have more control over your dreams? A new study into how electricity affects the brain is enabling scientists to influence the way people sleep, giving hope that it could one day be used to improve the quality of your night’s rest. By stimulating the frontal and temporal positions on volunteers’ scalps, all […]

Mid-Level Solar Flare Erupts From The Sun

Mid-Level Solar Flare Erupts From The Sun

The sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 6:07 a.m. EDT on May 8, 2014, and NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, captured images of it. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. Harmful radiation from a flare cannot pass through Earth’s atmosphere to physically affect humans on the ground, however — when intense […]

How black holes are formed

How black holes are formed

A partnership of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country, Ikerbasque and the CSIC-Spanish National Research Council is participating in the detecting, for the first time, of circular light coming from a recently created black hole. On 24 October 2012 observatories across the world were alerted about a huge stellar explosion, the GRB121024A, which had been […]

Researchers Find New Evidence Of Water In A Martian Crater

Researchers Find New Evidence Of Water In A Martian Crater

Well preserved gullies and debris flow deposits in a crater on the southern hemisphere of Mars are providing new evidence through their geomorphological attributes that they were formed by the action of liquid water in relatively recent geological times, according to a new study from the University of Gothenburg. On Earth, water becomes a single-phase […]

NASA crashed moon mission at 5,700 km per hour!

NASA crashed moon mission at 5,700 km per hour!

Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE), the moon exploring robot of NASA was annihilated when it impacted the surface of the moon, as planned last weekend, the US space agency announced. “At the time of impact, LADEE was travelling at a speed of 3,600 miles (5,700 km) per hour – about three times the […]

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