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Unlike Earth, volcanoes erupt ice on dwarf planet Ceres

Unlike Earth, volcanoes erupt ice on dwarf planet Ceres

The volcano Ahuna Mons rises 13,000 feet high and spans over 11 miles at its base. It would be very impressive for a volcano on Earth, but Ahuna Mons is on Ceres. Ceres is a dwarf planet not more than 600 miles broad orbiting the Sun between the Red Planet and Jupiter. Moreover, the volcano Ahuna Mons, unlike the ones on Earth, is built from ice not lava.

Galaxy cluster discovered 11.1 billion light-years from Earth

Galaxy cluster discovered at 11.1 billion light-years from Earth

NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and numerous other telescopes have found the farthest galaxy cluster in the astronomical sciences history. The galaxy cluster has been found immediately after its formation, a short but significant stage in a galaxy’s evolution.

Huge-scale explosion devastates SpaceX launch site in Florida

Huge-scale explosion devastates SpaceX launch site in Florida

On Thursday, a shocking explosion of a SpaceX rocket shattered a $200 million communications satellite that would have expanded Facebook’s reach throughout Africa. The explosion has come up as a huge setback forElon Musk, the billionaire owner of the rocket company.

Spectacular ‘ring of fire’ solar eclipse to darken skies over Africa early Thursday morning

Spectacular ‘ring of fire’ solar eclipse to darken skies over Africa early Thursday morning

On early Thursday morning a stunning ‘ring of fire’ solar eclipse is going to darken skies over Africa, and worldwide people can witness the event live via free webcast by the Slooh Community Observatory.

The webcast will show live telescope shots from Slooh's Canary Islands flagship observatory off the west coast of Africa, and sightings from South Africa, Madagascar, small Réunion Island and Tanzania. The webcast can be watched at Slooh.com, starting at 2:45 am EDT on Thursday.

NASA discovers most distant galaxy cluster

NASA discovers most distant galaxy cluster

NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and some other telescopes made a remarkable discovery of the most distant cluster of galaxies. The cluster is dubbed as CL J1001, which contains eleven newly-born massive galaxies. Nine of them are witnessing mass formation of stars. The galaxy cluster about 11.1 billion light years from Earth could help find answers of several questions.

Twin stars in newly-discovered binary system are closest ever

Twin stars in newly-discovered binary system are closest ever

A group of researchers from the Carnegie Institution for Science discovered a binary system, which is unique as it holds two stars that are closest ever in a system. Both of them are orbited by planets.

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