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Astronomers found water on the asteroid Itokawa

This confirms confirms the hypothesis that water once fell on the Earth due to asteroid collision. Researchers from the University of Arizona found traces of water in the soil samples of the asteroid Itokawa brought back by the Japanese probe Hayabusa in 2010. Team Arizona has studied five of the …

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Astronomers have discovered an unusual exoplanet

The exoplanet orbits a star of the main sequence KELT-9. Exoplanet atmosphere, which is heated to such high temperatures that it contains a pair of titanium and iron, found in the constellation Cygnus. On the planet literally float the “iron” of the cloud. Planetary scientists have published their observations in …

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Astronomers have found a “galactic desert”

The space contained an unusually few large, active galaxies. Observations of the oldest galaxies of the Universe have helped astrophysicists to open another “space desert” – a sphere with a diameter of approximately 500 million light-years away in the constellation of Pisces, almost completely devoid of stars. Photos of this …

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Astronomers “weigh” a planet similar to our own

The discovery of a probable Earth-like planets around Proxima Centauri was the beginning of the study the nearest star to Earth besides the Sun. Astronomers had a rare opportunity to determine its mass and to study more Earth-like planet. In the document accepted for monthly notices of the Royal astronomical …

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Astronomers have discovered lake on Mars

Astronomers believe that beneath the dusty regolith of Mars is not less than five million cubic kilometers of ice.So you can be sure that on the red planet there is no shortage of water. In the nineteenth century the American astronomer Percival Lowell popularized the idea that there are channels …

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Astronomers showed infrared images of Titan

Much of the surface is blue and purple region. Scientists from NASA have published six new photos of the largest moon of Saturn – Titan, made in the infrared spectrum. At the moment it is the most detailed images of the object. Previously, because of the thick atmosphere of the …

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Astronomers showed the nebula is an unusual color

The nebula is about 1500 light years from Earth. Astronomers received the nebula М78, which consists of three parts. The nebula is about 1500 light years from Earth in the constellation of Orion, its length is about five light-years. The tint of the nebula is due to the fact that …

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