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Fast Radio Burst Detected within Our Galaxy for the First Time

"On April 28, 2020, two ground-based radio telescopes detected an intense pulse of radio waves. It only lasted a mere millisecond but, for astonished astronomers, it was a major discovery..."
Posted: 06 July 2021 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: space.com
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Giant Ghostly 'Hand' Stretches Through Space in New X-ray Views

"An enormous ghostly hand stretches through the depths of space, its wispy fingers pressing against a glowing cloud..."
Posted: 29 June 2021 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: space.com
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Black Hole at Galactic Centre Might Be 'Fluffy Ball' of Dark Matter

"In the summer of 2014, astronomers watched with giddy anticipation as a cloud of gas, known as G2, swung dangerously close to a supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way..."
Posted: 02 June 2021 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: livescience.com
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Oldest Spiral Galaxy in the Universe Captured in Fuzzy Photo

"Astronomers have identified the oldest known spiral galaxy in the universe, which was formed around 12.4 billion years ago, after rediscovering a fuzzy, forgotten photo taken by the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA)..."
Posted: 25 May 2021 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: livescience.com
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Scientists Find Extraterrestrial Isotopes on Ocean Floor

"We saw our first extraterrestrial visitor in 2017 when 'Oumuamua rocketed across the solar system, but there are extraterrestrial elements hiding right here on Earth..."
Posted: 18 May 2021 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: extremetech.com
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'Quantum Astronomy' Could Create Giant Virtual Telescopes

"A few years ago researchers using the radio-based Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) performed an extraordinary observation, the likes of which remains a dream for most other astronomers..."
Posted: 20 April 2021 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: scientificamerican.com
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'Strong' Evidence Found for a New Force of Nature

"From sticking a magnet on a fridge door to throwing a ball into a basketball hoop, the forces of physics are at play in every moment of our lives..."
Posted: 07 April 2021 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: bbc.co.uk
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Uranus is 'Belching' X-rays, Say Scientists

"The more scientists study it, the weirder Uranus gets. The newest mystery to add to the planet's repertoire? Astronomers have detected X-rays from the strange world..."
Posted: 02 April 2021 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: space.com
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New Detections at Large Hadron Collider Could Rewrite Physics

"Physicists have uncovered a potential flaw in a theory that explains how the building blocks of the Universe behave..."
Posted: 23 March 2021 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: bbc.co.uk
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Scientists Discover New Pattern in Repeating Signal from Space

"For more than a decade, scientists have been working to unravel the mysteries of so-called 'fast radio bursts' (FRBs), which are sudden and unexplained radio pulses that are mostly observed in distant galaxies..."
Posted: 23 March 2021 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: vice.com
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Vast Amount of Water May Be Locked up on Mars

"It's a longstanding mystery: how Mars lost the water that flowed across its surface billions of years ago. Scientists now think they have an answer: much of it became trapped in the outer layer of Mars - its crust..."
Posted: 16 March 2021 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: bbc.co.uk
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The Moon Has a 'Tail' That Shoots a Beam around Earth

"Carl Sagan once said that Earth is but a 'mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.' He would probably be thrilled to know that, around the time of a new moon, Earth is a speck of dust suspended in a moon tail..."
Posted: 13 March 2021 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: nytimes.com
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The Entire Universe Might Be a Neural Network, Says Physicist

"The idea is definitely crazy, but if it is crazy enough to be true? That remains to be seen..."
Posted: 13 March 2021 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: futurism.com
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NASA Release 'Astonishing' Image of Venus Snapped by Probe

"Nasa has revealed an astonishing image of Venus, taken by a spacecraft sent out to study the Sun..."
Posted: 27 February 2021 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: independent.co.uk
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Chinese Rover Finds Weirdly-shaped Rock on the Moon's Far Side

"China's Yutu-2 rover just turned two years old and it received a fitting birthday gift. During one of its forays on the far side of the moon, the rover came across an elongated shard that has surprised scientists..."
Posted: 16 February 2021 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: zmescience.com
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NASA's Perseverance Rover Set to Land on Mars in Two Days

"Perseverance, NASA's most sophisticated rover to date, is expected to land on the surface of Mars on Thursday, February 18, around 3:55 p.m. ET..."
Posted: 16 February 2021 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: ctvnews.ca
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Sunspot 'Could Grow Into Huge Solar Flare within Days'

"Significant sunspot activity has been observed by NASA scientists, who believe that the colossal patch of darkness on the Sun's surface could continue to widen..."
Posted: 09 February 2021 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: dailystar.co.uk
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UAE Projects Two Moons into Sky to Celebrate Mars Probe Arrival

"Did you happen to see two moons in the UAE this week? If you didn't catch the sight of the 'two moons', then you may have come across the video that went viral on Twitter, with a woman questioning how there appeared to be two moons in the sky..."
Posted: 09 February 2021 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: emirateswoman.com
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UAE's Hope Probe Approaches Mars' Orbit

"The countdown has begun for the UAE's Hope probe – the first-ever Arab interplanetary mission – to enter into Mars' orbit..."
Posted: 02 February 2021 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: gulfbusiness.com
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Scientists Spot Six Planets Orbiting a Star in Strange Harmony

"The planets around a star called TOI-178 know how to keep a beat — so smoothly, in fact, that scientists were able to discover new alien worlds by deciphering the system's music..."
Posted: 26 January 2021 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: space.com
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Eerie Blue Haze on Pluto Contains Cyanide, Say Scientists

"Pluto looks as if it's haunted. That ghostly blue ring around it could conjure up visions of disembodied spirits floating in space, but the reality is possibly even spookier..."
Posted: 26 January 2021 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: syfy.com
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Scientists Find 'Super-Earth' That's Nearly as Old as the Universe

"It turns out that planets can live a very long time indeed. Around one of the galaxy's oldest stars, an orange dwarf named TOI-561 just 280 light-years away..."
Posted: 22 January 2021 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: sciencealert.com
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Planetary Scientists Spot Stripes on Brown Dwarf

"Planetary scientists wondered if bands of winds or swirling storms dominated the atmospheres of brown dwarfs. University of Arizona-led research has solved the mystery..."
Posted: 12 January 2021 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: scitechdaily.com
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'FM Radio Signal' Found Coming from Moon of Jupiter

"A spacecraft orbiting Jupiter discovered an FM radio signal from Ganymede, one of the gas giant's moons. The discovery marks the first time a signal has been detected from Ganymede..."
Posted: 12 January 2021 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: thetelegraph.com
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Proxima Centauri Radio Burst Was 'Technological Signal'

"Was it a signal from intelligent life in another solar system? Or was the radio signal picked up in April 2019, and reported in December by several publications, just human-made interference, like all others have turned out to be so far?..."
Posted: 05 January 2021 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: pennlive.com
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Scientists Conclude That the Universe is 13.77 Billion Years Old

"Through a telescope in the Atacama Desert of Chile, an old argument between scientists has been settled – they now agree that our universe is approximately 14 billion years old..."
Posted: 05 January 2021 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: openaccessgovernment.org
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Puerto Rico Government Supports Rebuilding Arecibo Telescope

"The outgoing governor of Puerto Rico says she backs rebuilding the Arecibo radio observatory, but a final decision on whether, and how, to reconstruct the giant telescope could take years..."
Posted: 02 January 2021 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: spacenews.com
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'Christmas Angel' Spotted On Mars by ESA Satellite

"A Christmas 'angel' has been spotted on Mars by the European Space Agency (ESA), halo and all. The pictures of the angel were taken the ESA's with the Mars Express High Resolution Stereo Camera..."
Posted: 22 December 2020 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: unilad.co.uk
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Strange Radio Signal Found Coming from Nearby Star

"Astronomers have encountered a mystery surprisingly close to Earth. The Guardian and Scientific American have learned that Breakthrough Listen astronomers using the Parkes telescope in Australia discovered a strange radio signal..."
Posted: 22 December 2020 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: engadget.com
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China's Chang'e-5 Craft Retrieves 1,731 Grams of Moon Samples

"Beijing: China's Chang'e-5 probe has retrieved about 1,731 grams of samples from the moon, according to the China National Space Administration (CNSA)..."
Posted: 22 December 2020 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: freepressjournal.in
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The Only Total Solar Eclipse of 2020 Occurs on Monday

"On Monday (Dec. 14) parts of South America will be briefly plunged into darkness by a total solar eclipse..."
Posted: 13 December 2020 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: space.com
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Newly Discovered 'Ghostly Circles' in Space Intrigue Astronomers

"In September 2019, my colleague Anna Kapinska gave a presentation showing interesting objects she'd found while browsing our new radio astronomical data..."
Posted: 06 December 2020 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: theconversation.com
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Drone Footage Captures Moment of Collapse at Arecibo Telescope

"Footage released by the National Science Foundation shows the moment a huge radio telescope collapsed in Puerto Rico on Tuesday..."
Posted: 06 December 2020 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: theguardian.com
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Iconic Arecibo Telescope in Puerto Rico to Be Dismantled

"The iconic Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico is to be dismantled amid safety fears, officials have announced..."
Posted: 21 November 2020 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: bbc.co.uk
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Stolen Four-billion-year-old Meteorite Returned to Museum

"A soccer-ball sized meteorite, estimated to be more than 4 billion years old, has been returned to its owners in Far North Queensland — five years after it was stolen..."
Posted: 10 November 2020 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: abc.net.au
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Fast Radio Burst Identified in Our Own Galaxy for the First Time

"This is the first time one of these mysterious, repeating radio burst has been identified in our own galaxy, and the first identification of an object that caused one..."
Posted: 10 November 2020 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: scitechdaily.com
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Jupiter's Icy Moon Europa Glows in the Dark

"New lab experiments re-create the environment of Europa and find that the icy moon shines, even on its nightside. The effect is more than just a cool visual..."
Posted: 10 November 2020 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: scitechdaily.com
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NASA to Announce 'Exciting New Discovery' About the Moon

"NASA will announce an exciting new discovery about the Moon from the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) at a media teleconference at 12 p.m. EDT Monday, Oct. 26..."
Posted: 22 October 2020 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: nasa.gov
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A Billion Tiny Pendulums Could Be Used to Detect Dark Matter

"Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and their colleagues have proposed a novel method for finding dark matter, the cosmos's mystery material that has eluded detection for decades..."
Posted: 16 October 2020 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: nanowerk.com
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Are Some Black Holes Wormholes in Disguise?

"Unusual flashes of gamma rays could reveal that what appear to be giant black holes are actually huge wormholes, a new study finds..."
Posted: 29 September 2020 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: livescience.com
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Strange 'Minimoon' Object Caught by Earth's Gravity

"We all know and love our Moon. It's been Earth's constant companion for billions of years, a mainstay of the skies. But it's not our only companion..."
Posted: 22 September 2020 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: sciencealert.com
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'Diamond Planets' Could Exist in the Universe, Say Scientists

"On Earth, diamonds are considered precious partly because they're fairly rare: The planet's diamond content is about .001%. But on other planets in the universe, diamonds may be as common as ordinary rocks..."
Posted: 22 September 2020 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: businessinsider.com
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Scientists May Have Discovered First Planet Orbiting Three Suns

"Perched on the tip of Orion's nose, there spins a solar system that could give Tatooine — Luke Skywalker's twin-sunned homeworld — a run for its money..."
Posted: 08 September 2020 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: livescience.com
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NASA Satellite Burns up in Atmosphere after 56 Years in Space

"A vintage NASA satellite burned up as it re-entered the Earth's atmosphere after 56 years in space..."
Posted: 01 September 2020 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: 9news.com.au
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Swirling Pattern Resembling Number Two Seen On Sun's Surface

"Strangely enough I was looking at some SOHO NASA images of our sun today and found this one. It has a giant number 2 on it in old time Roman Numeral font..."
Posted: 25 August 2020 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: etdatabase.com
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'Shallow Lightning' and 'Mushballs' Discovered on Jupiter

"New results from NASA's Juno mission at Jupiter suggest our solar system's largest planet is home to what's called 'shallow lightning'..."
Posted: 25 August 2020 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: nasa.gov
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Could Ripples in Spacetime Point to Wormholes?

"Gravitational wave detectors have already spotted mysterious black holes. But what they turn up next might be even stranger: wormholes..."
Posted: 25 August 2020 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: sciencenewsforstudents.org
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Is Our Solar System Shaped Like a Deflated Croissant?

"Our solar system's protective bubble may not be comet-shaped after all. Scientists have traditionally posited that the heliosphere..."
Posted: 11 August 2020 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: livescience.com
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Fast-radio-burst-like Signal Traced to Dead Star in Our Galaxy

"We may be a step closer to understanding the mystery of fast radio bursts (FRBs), as astronomers have now detected the first such signal from within our own galaxy..."
Posted: 30 July 2020 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: newatlas.com
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Strange Elongated Cloud Reappears on Mars

"Like clockwork, a strange cloud has returned high above the Martian surface. This long, thin cloud was spotted on July 17 and 19 by the Visual Monitoring Camera (VMC) attached to Mars Express..."
Posted: 30 July 2020 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: gizmodo.com
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