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Satellite snaps first-ever group shot of Earth and the moon's far side

For the first time, the Earth and the moon’s mysterious “far side” have been photographed together in a beautiful group shot. The scene was captured by Longjiang-2, a lunar micro-satellite developed by students at the Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT)…

Dark side of the universe could be way more complicated than the light side

In “Star Wars” lore, there is a constant struggle between the dark side and the light side of the Force. Fans debate endlessly between which side is stronger. While such debates might seem futile, given that they pertain to a…

This new 3D map of our galaxy features 1.7 billion stars

A slice of the Milky Way, a barred spiral galaxy spanning some 200,000 light-years and home to our own solar system, has been captured in unparalleled detail thanks to the European Space Agency’s Gaia spacecraft. Released last April and eagerly…

The first image of a black hole is almost ready

At the center of our Milky Way galaxy, near the border of the constellations Sagittarius and Scorpius, exists a supermassive black hole. Dubbed Sagittarius A* (Sgr A* for short), this all-consuming region of spacetime spans a distance of more than…

What to see in the night sky in February

After a stunning month of stargazing in January, what does the short month of February have in store? Below are several moments in the coming days and weeks that you won’t want to miss. Here’s hoping for clear skies! Happy…

NASA to test new weapon against asteroids

Just before he passed in 2018, famed physicist Stephen Hawking gave some last precious insights into some of the universe’s greatest mysteries with his posthumously published book “Brief Answers to the Big Questions.” In response to “What is the greatest…

Mars Opportunity rover: Please phone home!

Last summer, with a dense, planet-wide dust storm approaching its position in Mars’ Perseverance Valley, NASA’s Opportunity rover shut down all systems on June 10 and entered hibernation mode. Long after the dust storm settled, NASA engineers have yet to…

This rock brought back from the Moon likely came from Earth

One rock collected on the Moon by Apollo 14 astronauts in 1971 has apparently made a rather remarkable journey over the last 4 billion years, from the Earth to the Moon and back, reports Phys.org. Yes, this supposed Moon rock…

Planetary collision seeded elements for life on Earth, study says

A fortuitous collision with a planetary body billions of years ago likely seeded the volatile elements necessary for life to rise on Earth. That’s the conclusion from a group of Rice University researchers, who add that the celestial cataclysm was…

Leading Astrophysicist Says Solar Activity Has Significant Impact On Global Climate

Danish Professor Henrik Svensmark is a leading physicist of cosmic radiation. At the end of last year, he made a presentation at the 12th International Climate Conference in Munich, where he demonstrated that the climate is indeed modulated in large…