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Astronomers spot planet orbiting two stars instead of one

Astronomers spot planet orbiting two stars instead of one

In an announcement on September 22, astronomers said that they have spotted a planet orbiting two stars rather than one, as previously thought, with the help of the Hubble Space Telescope.

Bizarre, glowing space ‘blob’ contains two young galaxies generating new stars at feverish pace

Bizarre, glowing space ‘blob’ contains two young galaxies generating new stars at feverish pace

The blob is among the largest and most baffling objects our universe has. Cal Tech's Palomar Observatory researchers found the gargantuan object nearly 16 years back. It shines 10 times larger in comparison to the Milky Way.

Deir el-Medina on comet67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is final resting place for ESA’s Rosetta

Deir el-Medina on comet67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is final resting place for ESA’s Rosetta

Since the time, ESA’s Rosetta has rendezvous with comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in August 2014, it has sent back ample of vital data and thousands of images of the comet for scientists. But now, it is the time for the mission to come to an end.

Lakes and streams on Mars formed much later than previously thought

Lakes and streams on Mars formed much later than previously thought

Upon the basis of data from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) and other spacecraft, scientists have come to know that lakes and streams on Mars have formed much lately than what was previously believed.

As per scientists, lakes and snow-melt fed streams have formed around a billion years after an earlier, documented period of wet conditions on Mars. During that period, as per the researchers, conditions on the Martian surface might have been habitable for microbial life.

Doubts on SpaceX’s announcement of resuming Falcon 9 in November

Doubts on SpaceX’s announcement of resuming Falcon 9 in November

SpaceX founder Elon Musk has termed the incident in which the company’s rocket exploded dramatically during a regular launch pad test. The accident that was termed to be the most difficult and complex failure made Musk announced that the company would be soon back with rocket launches.

Jeff Bezos releases design and engineering details of new rocket developed by Blue Origin

Jeff Bezos releases design and engineering details of new rocket developed by Blue Origin

On Monday, Jeff Bezos disclosed the design and engineering information regarding a latest rocket being developed by his aerospace company, Blue Origin. The rocket has been dubbed ‘New Glenn’ in the honor of the first US astronaut to orbit Earth, John Glenn.

In a brief email announcement, Mr. Bezos said that the latest rocket is very powerful, meant to launch commercial satellites and humans into space.

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