James Webb Space Telescope Successfully Emerges from Nearly 100 Days of Cryogenic Testing

From July 10th to November 18th, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) remained sealed inside a cryogenic chamber at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston Texas. It’s successful emergence signals positive feedback that the spacecraft could withstand a climate similar to frigid outer space. According to Bill Ochs, the project …

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Getting to Know Our Galactic Neighbor

The Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) is our closest galactic neighbor. It lies approximately 199,000 light years away from Earth, which may seem far from our perspective. However, on a galactic scale, it’s comparable to the distance between atoms. Although classified as a dwarf galaxy, the close proximity of the SMC …

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Los extraterrestres no son solamente “pequeños hombrecitos verdes”

Si alguna vez descubren la vida en otros lugares del universo además de la Tierra, que va a cambiar la manera en que pensamos acerca de nuestra importancia en el esquema de las cosas. Intentar hacer pasar este momento histórico, los científicos están estudiando formas de vida específicas sobre la …

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Extraterrestrials are more than “little green men”

If we ever discover life elsewhere in the universe besides on earth, it will change the way we think about our significance in the scheme of things. To try and make this historic moment happen, scientists are studying specific life forms on earth that could potentially survive on other, earth-like …

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What a five star system looks like.

Via: dailymail.co.uk Picture a beautiful day with a clear blue sky, birds chirping, and the sunset in the distance. Now imagine this same landscape except with not one, not two, but five suns shining from differing distances in the sky!  This reality exists in a recently discovered solar system, known …

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This Week’s Sky: January 23rd-29th

Monday, January 23rd: Venus shines bright Venus shines bright at a magnitude -4.7 in the sky about a half-hour after sunset.  Currently, it is the brightest object in the night sky, shining 10 times brighter than Jupiter, the second object with the highest magnitude. Look in the southwest sky between …

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Ganímedes, La Luna Nueva, Orión, y más en el cielo esta semana

Lunes, 23 de enero: Venus brilla Venus brilla mucho en una magnitud -4,7 en el cielo alrededor de una media hora después de la puesta del sol. Actualmente, es el objeto más brillante en el cielo nocturno, brillando 10 veces más que Júpiter, el segundo objeto con la mayor magnitud. …

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Theory of Microbes on Mars

Microbes could survive Mars’ thin atmosphere, according to recent research led by astrobiologist Rebecca Mickol at the Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. As the oldest form of life on Earth and the smallest, microbes are resilient. Fossils prove microbes existed more …

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La teoría de los microbios en Marte

Los microbios pueden sobrevivir la tenue atmósfera de Marte, según un estudio reciente conducido por el astrobiólogo Rebecca Mickol en el Arkansas Centro de Ciencias Planetarias y Espaciales de la Universidad de Arkansas en Fayetteville. Como la forma más antigua de la vida sobre la tierra y los más pequeños, …

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