Curious Cosmic Places

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This Study Has Mapped Nearly 700 Million Previously Unknown Objects In The Universe

This Study Has Mapped Nearly 700 Million Previously Unknown Objects In The Universe

Around 700 million astronomical objects have been carefully cataloged in a new public database called the Dark Energy Survey, created…
Researchers Discover “Super-Earth” Orbiting One Of Our Galaxy’s Oldest Stars

Researchers Discover “Super-Earth” Orbiting One Of Our Galaxy’s Oldest Stars

Scientists from the United States have reported the discovery of a rocky super-earth that formed in an old planetary system…
NASA Spacecraft Detects FM Radio Signal Coming From Jupiter’s Largest Moon

NASA Spacecraft Detects FM Radio Signal Coming From Jupiter’s Largest Moon

Less than a week after the Juno mission was officially re-extended for another 5 years, it has once again hit…
Chinese Research Changes Our Understanding of Type Ia Supernova

Chinese Research Changes Our Understanding of Type Ia Supernova

Imagine that you are a famous astronomer and everyone is waiting for your next great discovery. Suddenly, on a cloudless…
This 1.5 Billion Pixel Image Of The Andromeda Galaxy Will Blow Your Mind

This 1.5 Billion Pixel Image Of The Andromeda Galaxy Will Blow Your Mind

Andromeda is the closest neighboring galaxy to the Milky Way. Located in the constellation with the same name, it can…
NASA Extends Juno Mission To 2025; Here Are 10 Amazing Mission Images

NASA Extends Juno Mission To 2025; Here Are 10 Amazing Mission Images

NASA has extended the scientific programs of the interplanetary station Juno exploring Jupiter, according to the website of NASA’s Jet Propulsion…
The Sun In 2020: Stunning Video Shows Year-Long Time-lapse Of Our Star

The Sun In 2020: Stunning Video Shows Year-Long Time-lapse Of Our Star

ESA’s Proba-2 satellite constantly monitors changes in solar activity. Since it captures numerous images of our star every day, scientists…
10 Things You Should Know About Eris, The Solar System’s “10th Planet”

10 Things You Should Know About Eris, The Solar System’s “10th Planet”

When the “new planet” Eris was presented to the world on July 29, 2005, it did not yet have an…
Some Black Holes Might Be Made Of Collapsed Universes

Some Black Holes Might Be Made Of Collapsed Universes

A new theory proposes that primordial black holes – black holes that formed at the beginning of our universe –…
Jupiter Is So Big It’s Even Bigger Than Some Stars In The Universe

Jupiter Is So Big It’s Even Bigger Than Some Stars In The Universe

Have you ever thought about Jupiter’s size and why it hasn’t become a star? If not, I suggest you open…
Artificial Intelligence Spots Over 100,000 Previously Undetected Impact Craters On The Moon

Artificial Intelligence Spots Over 100,000 Previously Undetected Impact Craters On The Moon

Over the course of several billion years, thousands of meteorites have been falling on the moon’s surface, leaving behind large…
Mystery Flash Spotted On Venus Could Help Solve Long-Lasting Mystery

Mystery Flash Spotted On Venus Could Help Solve Long-Lasting Mystery

Did you know that lightning exists on other planets in the Solar System and not only on our planet? On…
There’s Evidence that a Massive, Mysterious Object Existed in The Solar System’s Early Days

There’s Evidence that a Massive, Mysterious Object Existed in The Solar System’s Early Days

In October 2018, astronomers observed an approaching small meteorite that was supposed to impact somewhere in Northern Sudan. Fortunately, there…
Check Out This Stunning Hubble Telescope Image Showing The Largest Known Einstein Ring

Check Out This Stunning Hubble Telescope Image Showing The Largest Known Einstein Ring

Not a week passes by without a major reveal by NASA and once again, we are fortunate to see an…
Myths About the Pleiades Star Cluster Span Back 100,000 Years

Myths About the Pleiades Star Cluster Span Back 100,000 Years

The Pleiades are among the most remarkable asterisms. You may be wondering about what exactly is an asterism –  a characteristic,…
10 Important Reasons Why There Could Be Alien Life In Proxima Centauri

10 Important Reasons Why There Could Be Alien Life In Proxima Centauri

Is there anyone who does not wonder about the existence of aliens? Maybe it’s of great interest to you, or…
10 Incredible Astronomical Discoveries Of 2020 You May Have Missed

10 Incredible Astronomical Discoveries Of 2020 You May Have Missed

As bad as it was, 2020 is almost over. While our lives and daily routines changed completely this year and…
A Supermassive Black Hole Has Seemingly Disappeared Baffling Experts

A Supermassive Black Hole Has Seemingly Disappeared Baffling Experts

Yes, you read that correctly – scientists confirmed that a black hole is missing. And more curiously, not any black…
Check Out This 655-Million-Pixel Image Of The Universe Showing 40 Billion Stars

Check Out This 655-Million-Pixel Image Of The Universe Showing 40 Billion Stars

Usually, when astronomers talk about “neighboring galaxy”, they mean the Andromeda Galaxy, which is only 2.5 million light-years distant from…
10 Fascinating Images Of Mars’ Surface Taken By NASA’s Viking Lander 2

10 Fascinating Images Of Mars’ Surface Taken By NASA’s Viking Lander 2

The Viking program can be considered the first truly effective one in the global space exploration efforts of Mars. The…
Mysterious Alien Signal Originating From Proxima Centauri Baffles Experts

Mysterious Alien Signal Originating From Proxima Centauri Baffles Experts

Humankind has been searching for answers to the big questions in astronomy for centuries. The biggest one is definitely whether…
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