That night of the Lunar eclipse that happen over in that one Auckland night, was interesting during the event.. The crowds amazing turned up despite the Auckland weather was saying sever overcast during the whole windy night.. 262 more words
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Unlike our sun, with its retinue of orbiting planets, many stars in the sky orbit around a second star. These binary stars, with orbital periods ranging from days to centuries, have long been the primary tool for measuring basic quantities like the star’s mass. 189 more words
Geologists who analyzed 40 meteorites that fell to Earth from Mars unlocked secrets of the Martian atmosphere hidden in the chemical signatures of these ancient rocks. 164 more words
Since its inception in Spring 2009, NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope has been hunting exoplanets, or planets outside the Solar System, the holy grail being a planet similar to ours in terms of size, composition, and habitability. 413 more words
Researchers using NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope to explore the deep recesses of space have discovered an ‘earth-like planet’ located in the Milky Way.
It’s similar in size to Earth, orbiting another star in what scientists call ‘the habitable zone’; the range of distance from a star where liquid water might pool on the surface of an orbiting planet. 9 more words