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New research paper describes how Pluto's famous ‘heart’ is actually beating

New research paper describes how Pluto's famous ‘heart’ is actually beating

Last July, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft flew by Pluto. But the data collected by the New Horizons mission hasn’t stopped coming in, and will be studied and evaluated for years to come.

In journal Nature, the New Horizons team published new work describing how the famous ‘heart’ of Pluto beats in reality. The latest findings have been explained by CBC Radio science columnist Torah Kachur.

When the New Horizons space mission began sending back data to Earth, the most unbelievable thing spotted was a perfect heart-shaped structure on the surface of the dwarf planet.

Cygnus Spacecraft to Leave ISS on June 14, NASA TV will Provide Live Coverage

Cygnus Spacecraft to Leave ISS on June 14, NASA TV will Provide Live Coverage

American automated cargo spacecraft Cygnus is all set to return to ground after leaving the International Space Station (ISS) on June 14. The craft will depart from the station after delivering a cargo of about 7,500 pounds, including many science experiments.

For enthusiasts, NASA will broadcast the cargo ship’s departure from the space station on NASA TV. The live coverage of the event is scheduled to start at 9 am EDT, as per the space agency. Cygnus reached the ISS on March 26.

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Researchers record musical sounds produced by ancient star system

Researchers record musical sounds produced by ancient star system

British scientists have recorded what we can call cacophony of a 13-billion-year-old star cluster. They proved that space is not a place devoid of sounds. Least significance is given to noises that space produces and very little we know about their origin. The British researchers wanted to unravel the secrets of universe using the sounds produced in the distant star system.

Twilight Zone: Watch Pluto’s Mountains, Plains and Possible Cloud in New Backlit Image

Twilight Zone: Watch Pluto’s Mountains, Plains and Possible Cloud in New Backlit Image

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is moving far from Pluto, but it’s still beaming back data and images of the dwarf planet to mission controllers here on earth. Recently, the US space agency released a backlit picture of Pluto showing possible first cloud of the planet. This incredible view has been named ‘twilight zone’.

Scientists locate 39 unreported, major human-made sources of toxic sulfur dioxide emissions

Scientists locate 39 unreported, major human-made sources of toxic sulfur dioxide emissions

With the help of a latest satellite-based method, scientists at NASA, Environment and Climate Change Canada, and two universities have found 39 unreported and significant human-made sources of emission of toxic sulfur dioxide.

Sulfur dioxide (SO2), which is a known health hazard and acid rain contributor, is among the six air pollutants the US Environmental Protection Agency has regulated. There are many existing sulfur dioxide monitoring activities, including the use of emission inventories being derived from ground-based measurements and factors, like fuel usage.

Blue Origin signs New Deal with NASA to Examine New Technologies in Microgravity

Blue Origin signs New Deal with NASA to Examine New Technologies in Microgravity

NASA and Washington-based Blue Origin have joined hands for a new initiative under which Jeff Bezos' aerospace company will test new technologies in space. The new deal between the company and the US space agency comes under the Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) program.

The STMD allows other private space agencies to launch and test new technologies in the space in zero gravity environments. Under the new contract, Jeff Bezos' company will use its New Shepherd suborbital vehicle.

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Pluto revealed in stunning new images recorded by New Horizons

Pluto revealed in stunning new images recorded by New Horizons

During the closest approach to Pluto last year, New Horizons spacecraft recorded stunning pictures of the dwarf planet which have been revealed now by NASA. The released images are among the most-detailed pictures of the planet during the flyby.

The launch of New Horizons to Pluto took place at a time when the body was still called the ninth planet. Presently the US space agency NASA doesn’t have any definite plans of sending another spacecraft to the dwarf planet and its five moons.

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