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Astronomers Unveil Secrets Of Giant Elliptical Galaxies

New findings of how giant elliptical galaxies move have been discovered by an international team of astronomers using the newly installed Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE) at the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) Very Large Telescope (VLT) facility. Elliptical galaxies have long been considered as essentially being made up of old stars that move randomly within […]

Mars
Mars


NASA Research Gives Guideline For Future Alien Life Search

Astronomers searching the atmospheres of alien worlds for gases that might be produced by life can’t rely on the detection of just one type, such as oxygen, ozone, or methane, because in some cases these gases can be produced non-biologically, according to extensive simulations by researchers in the NASA Astrobiology Institute’s Virtual Planetary Laboratory. The […]

Sunset in the Orinoco river basin. Credit: Ana M. Aldana, WIkipedia Commons.
Sunset in the Orinoco river basin. Credit: Ana M. Aldana, WIkipedia Commons.


Extreme Solar Storm Approaches Earth

A powerful solar flare sparked on an Earth-facing section of the sun. A subsequent coronal mass ejection is expected to reach our planet later in the week, possibly causing disruptions of communication and power grids. The flare was unleashed by the sun on Wednesday and was estimated at X1.6, putting it in the strongest ‘extreme’ […]

The Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft carrying the Expedition 40 trio is seconds away from landing on time in Kazakhstan. Image Credit: NASA TV
The Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft carrying the Expedition 40 trio is seconds away from landing on time in Kazakhstan. Image Credit: NASA TV


Space Station Expedition 40 Crew Returns To Earth, Lands Safely In Kazakhstan

Three Expedition 39/40 crew members have completed their stay in space with a landing in the steppe of Kazakhstan at 10:23 p.m. EDT Wednesday. Soyuz Commander Alexander Skvortsov of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), Expedition 40 Commander Steve Swanson of NASA and Flight Engineer Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos undocked their Soyuz TMA-12M spacecraft at […]

Stonehenge
Stonehenge


Scientists Use Technology To Discover Secrets Of Stonehenge

A massive, technologically advanced geophysical survey, which is said to be the largest and most advanced ever conducted, has revealed a vast series of new archeological finds around the iconic prehistoric monument Stonehenge. The objects date back 6,000 years and some are older than the famous landmark itself. Commenting on the remarkable find, project leader […]