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The distinctive shape of the nebula NGC 2359 has led to it also being known as Thor’s Helmet, resembling the headgear of the Norse God (and Marvel superhero). Around 11 thousand light years away, the overall bubble shape is mainly due to interstellar material swept up by the winds of the nebula’s central star Wolf-Rayet, [...]
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From the data of the NASA's Kepler mission, scientists had found the first near-Earth-size. exoplanet orbiting in the habitable zone of a sun-like star. This planet is called Kepler-452b, it. can be seen like the cousin to Earth. Kepler-452b is about 60 percent larger than Earth and it has an ...
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La nave New horizons ha llegado a Plutón!!
Que mejor motivo para el nuevo artículo en astro-planets.com!!
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The New horizons spacecraft has arrived to Pluto and his moons. After an interplanetary journey of 9 ½ years, the wait its OVER. The mission of the New horizons spacecraft has as main objectives to map the global geology of Pluto and his moon Charon, determine its composition and examine Pluto's ...
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#solarsystem #planets #outerspace  
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p/s: +Corina Marinescu has written an excellent G+ post on How Do the Planets Stay in Orbit?  Here's the link: http://goo.gl/4FRb5o. Happy Reading! :)
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Aaaaand we're not sending a 100,000 ton ship to Neptune because of...?
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According to an Australian study, galaxies in Coma Cluster roughly 300 million light years from Earth could contain as much as 100 times more dark matter than visible matter.   The research, published online on July 20, used computer simulations to study galaxies that have fallen into the cluster, one of the largest structures in [...]
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The color images of Earth from NASA's Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) are generated by combining three separate images to create a photographic-quality image. The camera takes a series of 10 images using different narrowband filters — from ultraviolet to near infrared — to produce a ...
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On July 14, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will make its historic closest approach to the dwarf planet Pluto, the most distant solid object to be visited by a spacecraft. This photo is taken at a range of 766000 kilometres (476000 miles), about 16 hours before closest approach.
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