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New Planet Discovery

New Planet Discovery

We are so used to looking up at our blue sky and seeing that big, bright ball of light that is our sun. The giver of life, the giver of light and the subject of worship in many cultures around the globe. Now sit back and image our world with a little bit extra…maybe another sun? Or maybe another 2 suns! This all sounds like something from a science fiction movie but a recent discovery has made this fact. LTT…

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Ice Mountain on Ceres

Ice Mountain on Ceres

Credit: Associated Newspapers Limited The above image was developed from multiple layers of surface maps taken from the, now retired, Dawn spacecraft. The Dawn craft reached the dwarf planet in 2015 and began to take detailed surface images which were later compiled into layers resulting in stunning images. The formation of this 12,000ft high mountain is not yet clear but suggested have been made that a huge ‘mud bubble’ developed deep underground and froze in the cruel temperatures of space…

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Mars Helicopter Testing

Mars Helicopter Testing

Credit: NASA NASA intend to add an aerial dimension to their future missions by implementing helicopter-like drones. It is widely believed that flight on Mars is next to impossible especially when it involves heavier than air machinery. This equipment can assist in the surveillance of cliffs, caves and other terrain that would be impossible for humans to explore. The Mars Helicopter will launch with the Mars 2020 rover on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket in July 2020 at…

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No Sun Spots

No Sun Spots

Recent reports from NASA have shown that the Sun is free from any sun spots and even show no solar flare activity! No need to panic…..the sun has been free from its regular ‘spot and flare’ activity for about 16 days now and this is showing that a ‘Solar Minimum’ is on the way. This part of an 11 year cycle which is perfectly normal and results in the sun being calm for a period of time. During a Solar…

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Changes in Jupiter’s Magnetic Field

Changes in Jupiter’s Magnetic Field

Changes in Jupiter’s magnetic field have been detected making it the first planet to share this feature with earth. The discovery was made by the Juno Spacecraft and this will help scientists understand how a planet’s magnetic field can change. Recent data was compared to results taken from earlier missions of Pioneer 10 and Voyager 1 in the 1970s. It is no big secret that storms rage across the planet and researchers believe that these storms are to blame. The…

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