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Mystery of Lava-like Flows on Mars Solved by Scientists

"The mystery of some lava-like flows on Mars has been solved by scientists who say they are caused not by lava but by mud..."
Posted: 19 May 2020 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: phys.org
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First Fast Radio Burst Detected within Our Milky Way Galaxy

"Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) are short, intense bursts of radio waves lasting perhaps a thousandth of a second, coming from all over the sky and of unknown origin..."
Posted: 05 May 2020 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: earthsky.org
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Hubble Telescope Captures Breakup of Comet ATLAS

"The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has provided astronomers with the sharpest view yet of the breakup of Comet C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS). The telescope resolved roughly 30 fragments of the fragile comet on 20 April and 25 pieces on 23 April..."
Posted: 05 May 2020 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: spacetelescope.org
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Cluster of 19 Asteroids May Come from Outside the Solar System

"A group of 19 'alien' asteroids lurking between Jupiter and Neptune may have come from another star system, according to scientists..."
Posted: 28 April 2020 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: thesun.co.uk
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Hubble Telescope Delivers Stunning 30th Birthday Picture

"It's 30 years ago to the day that the Hubble telescope was launched - and to celebrate its birthday, the veteran observatory has produced another astonishing image of the cosmos..."
Posted: 28 April 2020 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: bbc.co.uk
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'Alien Comet' Visitor Has Weird Composition

"The first known comet to visit us from another star system has an unusual make-up, according to new research..."
Posted: 23 April 2020 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: bbc.co.uk
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Europe's Cheops Telescope Begins Study of Far-off Worlds

"Europe's newest space telescope has begun ramping up its science operations. Cheops was launched in December to study and characterise planets outside our Solar System..."
Posted: 23 April 2020 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: bbc.co.uk
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Power Source of the Biggest Explosions in the Universe Found?

"Groundbreaking new research suggests gamma-ray bursts are caused by a star's collapsing magnetic field..."
Posted: 13 April 2020 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: bigthink.com
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NASA Reveals New Images of the Sun in Highest-ever Resolution

"Recently released images of the sun show it in the highest resolution ever and it’s pretty impressive..."
Posted: 13 April 2020 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: nypost.com
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NASA Funds Radio Telescope Concept on Far Side of the Moon

"NASA's incubator programme which funds the development of far reaching, long term advanced concepts that 'think outside the box,'..."
Posted: 10 April 2020 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: room.eu.com
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Hungry Black Hole May Be Cosmic 'Missing Link'

"A team of astronomers has found what it says is the best evidence yet for an elusive class of black hole..."
Posted: 02 April 2020 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: bbc.co.uk
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X-Ray Signals Coming from Nearby Galaxies Remain a Mystery

"A weird, unidentified X-ray signal radiating out of nearby galaxies has perplexed scientists ever since it was first detected in 2014. Now, a promising study into its origins has come up empty-handed..."
Posted: 28 March 2020 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: vice.com
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Revisiting Old Voyager 2 Data, Scientists Find One More Secret

"Eight and a half years into its grand tour of the solar system, NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft was ready for another encounter. It was Jan. 24, 1986, and soon it would meet the mysterious seventh planet, icy-cold Uranus..."
Posted: 28 March 2020 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: nasa.gov
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New Mini-planets Found Lurking at the Edge of the Solar System

"A vast swarm of micro-worlds has been found in a mysterious area of our solar system beyond the chilly ice giant Neptune's orbit..."
Posted: 14 March 2020 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: metro.co.uk
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Telescopes Detect 'Biggest Explosion Since Big Bang'

"Scientists have detected evidence of a colossal explosion in space - five times bigger than anything observed before..."
Posted: 29 February 2020 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: bbc.co.uk
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Mysterious 'Hum' Detected Amid Hundreds of Quakes on Mars

"A NASA robot measuring quakes on Mars has detected a strange-yet-familiar sound on the Red Planet, which some Earthlings might recognize as similar to 'The Hum'..."
Posted: 29 February 2020 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: globalnews.ca
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Possible New 'Mini-Moon' Detected in Orbit Around Earth

"Astronomers from the Catalina Sky Survey say they have detected a rare mini-moon around Earth. Sadly, we shouldn't get too attached to our new natural satellite..."
Posted: 29 February 2020 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: gizmodo.com
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Radio Source from Distant Galaxy Sending Signals 'Like Clockwork'

"Astronomers from around the world have long been fascinated by the mysterious radio signals bombarding our planet from deep in outer space..."
Posted: 09 February 2020 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: sputniknews.com
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Astronomers Find a Way to Form 'Fast and Furious' Planets

"New astronomy research from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) suggests giant planets could form around small stars much faster than previously thought..."
Posted: 23 January 2020 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: spacedaily.com
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Scientists Find Meteorite Pieces Older Than the Solar System

"In pieces of a meteorite, scientists have found tiny mineral grains that are older than the sun and the solar system, which formed about 4.6 billion years ago..."
Posted: 18 January 2020 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: discovermagazine.com
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Scientists Discover Second 'Earth-like' Planet at Alpha Centauri

"Scientists studying data from the Alpha Centauri star system on Wednesday announced what they believe is a second Earth-like planet orbiting the star closest to the sun..."
Posted: 18 January 2020 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: bgr.com
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Strange Objects Found at Galactic Centre 'Are Like Nothing Else'

"There's something really weird in the centre of the Milky Way. The vicinity of a supermassive black hole is a pretty weird place to start with..."
Posted: 18 January 2020 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: sciencealert.com
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New Study Suggests 100 Stars Have Mysteriously Vanished

"Astronomers involved in the Vanishing and Appearing Sources during a Century of Observations (VASCO) project suggest that at least 100 stars that appeared in the mid 20th century has disappeared till now..."
Posted: 29 December 2019 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: beebom.com
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Is Betelgeuse About to Go Supernova?

"Have you noticed that Orion the Hunter—one of the most iconic and familiar of the wintertime constellations—is looking a little... different as of late?..."
Posted: 29 December 2019 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: phys.org
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NASA Baffled: Asteroid Bennu Keeps Spitting Out 'Small Rocks'

"NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has been orbiting asteroid Bennu since December 2018, roughly 100 million miles from the Sun..."
Posted: 10 December 2019 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: futurism.com
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Europe Commits to Mission to Bring Martian Rocks Back to Earth

"It will be one of the most daunting, complicated and, potentially, scientifically rewarding missions ever undertaken to the red planet..."
Posted: 05 December 2019 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: phys.org
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NASA Finally Locates Wreckage of Indian Moon Probe

"NASA says one of its satellites has found the debris of India's Moon rover which crashed on the lunar surface in September..."
Posted: 05 December 2019 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: bbc.co.uk
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Astronomers Reveal Stunning New Image of Interstellar Comet

"We spotted it in August: a mysterious object shooting through our Solar System on a strange, hyperbolic trajectory implying that, whatever this thing was, it wasn't from around here..."
Posted: 28 November 2019 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: sciencealert.com
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Astronomers Draw First Global Map of Saturn's Moon Titan

"Astronomers have used data from NASA's Cassini mission to map the entire surface of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, for the first time..."
Posted: 22 November 2019 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: nature.com
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NASA Investigates Oxygen Mystery on Mars

"The oxygen in Martian air is changing in a way that can't currently be explained by known chemical processes..."
Posted: 16 November 2019 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: bbc.co.uk
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Our Understanding of the Universe Could Be Fundamentally Wrong, Say Astronomers

"Our understanding of the universe could be fundamentally wrong, scientists have said. Newly released data from the Planck Telescope..."
Posted: 05 November 2019 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: independent.co.uk
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Second-Ever Interstellar Comet Contains 'Alien' Water

"Astronomers have spotted signs of water spraying off comet 2I/Borisov, which is flying towards the Sun on a journey from interstellar space..."
Posted: 05 November 2019 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: scientificamerican.com
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A New Type of Black Hole May Have Been Discovered

"Scientists conducting a galactic black hole census believe they may have stumbled upon an entirely new kind of black hole..."
Posted: 05 November 2019 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: popularmechanics.com
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NASA Posts 'Ghost Face' Photo of Colliding Galaxies

"As America prepares for the spooky festival of Halloween, its space agency NASA on Monday, released a photo of two galaxies colliding with each other..."
Posted: 31 October 2019 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: republicworld.com
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Latest Interstellar Object Makes 'Oumuamua Seem Even Stranger

"The second space rock seen visiting our solar system from another star is proving just how bizarre the first known interstellar object, 'Oumuamua, really was..."
Posted: 17 October 2019 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: sciencenews.org
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New Study Suggests Black Holes Could Be Made of Dark Energy

"Two University of Hawai'i at Mānoa researchers have identified and corrected a subtle error that was made when applying Einstein's equations to model the growth of the universe..."
Posted: 08 October 2019 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: scitechdaily.com
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Milky Way's Centre 'Exploded' 3.5 Million Years Ago

"A cataclysmic energy flare ripped through our galaxy, the Milky Way, about 3.5 million years ago, a team of astronomers say..."
Posted: 08 October 2019 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: bbc.co.uk
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China Releases Photos of 'Gel-like' Substance Found on the Moon

"China's Yutu-2 lunar lander just sent back new images of a strange substance it found near a small crater on the far side of the Moon..."
Posted: 29 September 2019 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: sciencealert.com
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Magnetic Field on Mars 'Mysteriously Pulses at Night'

"NASA's Mars InSight lander has observed mysterious nighttime pulses that can last as long as two hours, according to a conference proceeding..."
Posted: 29 September 2019 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: gizmodo.com
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Search for Indian Probe That 'Crashed' on the Moon Finds Nothing

"The fate of India's unmanned moon lander, Vikram, is still shrouded in mystery as a NASA scan of the area revealed no new clues..."
Posted: 29 September 2019 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: newsweek.com
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Details Revealed of Mysterious Rock That Hit Jupiter Last Month

"According to space scientists, the mysterious space rock that hit Jupiter on August 7 was an asteroid which got detonated in the middle of the air..."
Posted: 19 September 2019 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: indianexpress.com
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New 'Interstellar Visitor' Spotted Approaching the Solar System

"An amateur astronomer has discovered a comet that could come from outside our Solar System..."
Posted: 14 September 2019 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: bbc.co.uk
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New Space Telescope Will Help to Unravel the Fate of the Universe

"Scientists have discovered that a mysterious pressure dubbed 'dark energy' makes up about 68% of the total energy content of the cosmos, but so far we don't know much more about it..."
Posted: 14 September 2019 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: jpl.nasa.gov
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Astronomers Discover Two 'Giant Bubbles' at the Galactic Centre

"Roughly 7 million years ago, something at the heart of our galaxy exploded. The cataclysmic event was so violent that it punched a pair of holes in interstellar space..."
Posted: 14 September 2019 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: pbs.org
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China's Lunar Rover Finds 'Gel-Like' Substance on the Moon

"Chinese lunar rover Yutu-2 has rolled over a strange mystery on the far side of the Moon. At the bottom of a small, recent impact crater, the rover found a shiny unknown substance..."
Posted: 03 September 2019 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: sciencealert.com
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Strange 'Structure' Could Lie Beyond Known Universe, Say NASA

"A mysterious 'structure' could be beyond the edge of the observable Universe which is pulling matter from our cosmos towards it, NASA has revealed – and the space agency is stumped..."
Posted: 24 August 2019 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: express.co.uk
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NASA Said to Be Investigating First Allegation of a Crime in Space

"NASA is reported to be investigating a claim that an astronaut accessed the bank account of her estranged spouse from the International Space Station..."
Posted: 24 August 2019 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: bbc.co.uk
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Scientists Stunned after Spotting Record-shattering Supernova

"Scientists have a pretty good handle on the life cycle of various stars. They know the types of stars that are likely to die in fiery supernova blasts, and they know that not all supernova are created equal..."
Posted: 18 August 2019 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: bgr.com
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Astronomers Find Eight More Repeating Fast Radio Bursts

"They're called fast radio bursts, or FRBs, and these odd, fleeting signals from space are shrouded in mystery. But thanks to Canada's largest radio telescope..."
Posted: 18 August 2019 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: cbc.ca
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Strange Bright Flare Appears at the Centre of Our Galaxy

"The supermassive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way, Sagittarius A*, is relatively quiet. It's not an active nucleus, spewing light and heat into the space around it; most of the time..."
Posted: 13 August 2019 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: sciencealert.com
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