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Research sheds light on the eyes of ‘Man in the Moon’

Research sheds light on one of the eyes of ‘Man in the Moon’

Imbrium Basin has been a mystery for astronomers and space enthusiasts for long. Nobody knows where the ‘Man in the Moon’ belonged to, the magical face that looks down at us from the lunar surface. Though there aren’t any answers but latest research has shed some light on one of its eyes – his right one, to be precise. Or the left one, in case you are looking from Earth.

NASA: Mars Rover Curiosity choosing Multiple Targets on its Own Using New Software

NASA: Mars Rover Curiosity choosing Multiple Targets on its Own Using New Software

NASA said that its robotic rover Curiosity, which has been exploring Mars since last about four years, is now choosing new rock targets on the fourth planet from the sun for its laser spectrometer. This is the first time when the car-sized rover’s laser spectrometer is selecting target on its own, as per the space agency.

Do you know how fast the Earth is spinning actually?

A report published in Daily Mail revealed, "From this spot, EPIC has captured more than 3,000 stunning images of the Earth as it makes the 365 day journey around the bright ball of gas. Now, the EPIC team has used these images to create a stunning timelapse of its time in orbit."  DSCOVR is stationed between the sun and the Earth in special gravitational balance point known as Lagrange 1 and has remained there since it reached the orbit. From here, the satellite can provide advanced solar measurements and e

In the past, astronomers believed that the Earth was at the center of the universe and other celestial bodies such as the sun and the moon moved around it, causing day and night. But then, with advancement in space technologies and knowledge, astronomers discovered that the Earth is neither at the center nor the sun moves around it. Now, more questions are raised about the Earth, including how fast our planet can move.

New Information on Mini-solar System ‘Kepler-80’ discovered in 2012

New Information on Mini-solar System ‘Kepler-80’ discovered in 2012

Astronomers have found an alien star system in 2012 using planet-hunting Kepler space telescope of NASA. At the time of its discovery, they had no idea how big the star system, also called mini-solar system, could be.

Space Next Week: Look Up for Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower

Space Next Week: Look Up for Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower

August is bringing a special celestial treat for skywatchers: Perseid meteor shower. But space lovers who cannot wait for that long to see a meteor shower can enjoy these celestial fireballs next week as the Delta Aquarids will be most visible on July 28 and July 29.

Tweet leads to discovery of X-shaped star bulge at heart of Milky Way galaxy

Tweet leads to discovery of X-shaped star bulge at heart of Milky Way galaxy

The Milky Way’s center doesn’t have caramel instead you’ll find a huge 'X' of stars. The formation was pointed out in a NASA photo by Twitter users, following which researchers managed to verify the presence of an X-shaped star bulge at the core of the Milky Way galaxy.

The latest study, appeared in The Astronomical Journal, suggested that the bulge may provide fresh insights into the formation of galaxy.

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