Space

Scientists discover second star with Dyson Sphere megastructure

Scientists discover second star with Dyson Sphere megastructure

Scientists have discovered second star surrounded by Dyson Sphere megastructure, which is believed to have been formed by aliens. The new star, dubbed EPIC 204278916, has a size double to our Sun.

Ice volcano found on dwarf planet Ceres

Ice volcano found on dwarf planet Ceres

Complex and active world dwarf planet Ceres is continuing to surprise scientists and space-enthusiasts. NASA's Ceres-orbiting Dawn spacecraft has observed the presence of ice volcano on the surface of the planet. It has also observed that Ceres' crust is made up of an odd ice-rock mixture. Scientists at NASA have published this study online on September 1 in a series of six new studies in the journal Science.

Dawn moves to higher orbit to obtain different view of Ceres

Dawn moves to higher orbit to obtain different view of Ceres

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is using its ion propulsion system to get higher into an upper orbit in order to obtain a different view of surface of dwarf planet Ceres, the U.S. space agency announced.

The space agency said Dawn started getting high into an upper orbit of the dwarf planet starting Sept. 2, 2016. Previously, Dawn was just 240 miles above Ceres’ surface, closer than the International Space Station (ISS) altitude above Earth’s surface.

NASA to launch InSight in May 2018

NASA to launch InSight in May 2018

NASA recently announced that InSight will be launched on 5 May 2018. InSight, which stands for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigation, Geodesy and Heat Transportation, is a robotic Mars lander originally scheduled for launch in March 2016. The launch was postponed due to failure of its Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure instruments (SEIS).

NASA's Juno beams home first-ever photos of Jupiter's North Pole

NASA's Juno beams home first-ever photos of Jupiter's North Pole

The US space agency NASA's Juno spacecraft has sent on Earth the first-ever pictures of Jupiter's north pole. The pictures have given scientists goose bumps.

On August 27, Juno clicked the pictures when it passed by only 2,600 milesabove the tops of Jupiter's cloud during its first of three dozen close flybys of the biggest planet in the solar system.

STEREO helps scientists answer why solar winds act as misty spray

STEREO helps scientists answer why solar winds act as misty spray

Scientists at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center used images collected by the Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) spacecraft to show solar wind in a new and interesting way. The pictures were used to image activity in the Sun’s corona. The spacecraft which has been observing the Sun since 2006 records how solar flares take place.

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