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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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Oldest Surviving Light Reveals the Universe's True Age

"Ancient light from the Big Bang has revealed a precise new estimate for the universe's age: 13.77 billion years, give or take 40 million years..."
Posted: 19 July 2020 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: livescience.com
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Could 'Planet 9' Actually Be a Black Hole?

"In January 2015, a team of astronomers made a shocking discovery that would alter our understanding of the Solar System..."
Posted: 14 July 2020 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: inverse.com
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China Reveals Analysis of 'Gel-like' Material Found on the Moon

"Chinese scientists have published an analysis of a curious substance on the moon which generated widespread interest following its discovery by the Yutu 2 rover last year..."
Posted: 07 July 2020 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: space.com
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Astronomers Find the First Known Exposed Core of a Gas Giant

"Gas giants like Jupiter and Saturn are known to have cores at their centers, but seeing those is difficult — unless nature cooperates, that is..."
Posted: 07 July 2020 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: engadget.com
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The Moon Contains More Metal Than Previously Thought

"NASA's prolific Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) found rich evidence of iron and titanium oxides under the surface of the moon, which may show a close connection with Earth's early history..."
Posted: 07 July 2020 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: space.com
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'Black Neutron Star' Discovery Changes Astronomy

"Scientists have discovered an astronomical object that has never been observed before. It is more massive than collapsed stars, known as 'neutron stars', but has less mass than black holes..."
Posted: 23 June 2020 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: bbc.co.uk
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Pluto May Have an Ocean Under Its Surface

"Pluto may have been born as a warmer place sheltering a subsurface ocean that still exists today, researchers say..."
Posted: 23 June 2020 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: abc.net.au
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New Map of the X-ray Universe Revealed by Astronomers

"Behold the hot, energetic Universe. A German-Russian space telescope has just acquired a breakthrough map of the sky that traces the heavens in X-rays..."
Posted: 23 June 2020 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: bbc.co.uk
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Impressive Meteor Recorded Breaking-up over Australia

"Bizarre footage has been captured of a bright green meteor shooting across the sky in the Pilbara in Western Australia..."
Posted: 16 June 2020 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: wsfm.com.au
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Green Glow Spotted in the Atmosphere of Mars

"The atmosphere of Mars has a distinct green glow, just like Earth's. The European Space Agency's Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) spotted an emerald glow in Mars' wispy atmosphere..."
Posted: 16 June 2020 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: space.com
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'Mirror Image' of the Earth and Sun Found 3000 Light-Years Away

"The star Kepler-160 and its companion KOI-456.04 are more reminiscent of the Sun-Earth system than any previously known exoplanet-star pair..."
Posted: 09 June 2020 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: scitechdaily.com
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Interstellar Object 'Oumumua' Could Be Made of Hydrogen Ice

"The mystery surrounding the interstellar object 'Oumumua' seemingly gets weirder by the day. A new study, which has not yet been peer-reviewed, suggests the interstellar object could be made of hydrogen ice..."
Posted: 03 June 2020 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: spacecoastdaily.com
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Has Mystery of Universe's Missing Matter Been Solved?

"Cosmologists have only been able to find half the matter that should exist in the universe. With the discovery of a new astronomical phenomenon and new telescopes, these researchers say they've just found the rest..."
Posted: 03 June 2020 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: earthsky.org
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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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