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NASA showcases 'Cold Traps' On Ceres With Information Collection by Dawn Mission

NASA showcases 'Cold Traps' On Ceres With Information Collection by Dawn Mission

Ceres has some permanently shadowed areas, which don’t receive direct sunlight. These regions are cold enough to trap water ice for a long time, announced Dawn mission controllers at NASA. The discovery hints that these regions on the dwarf planet may have ice deposits today, they added.

Cold traps confirmed on Ceres: Research

Cold traps confirmed on Ceres

Astronomers have unveiled that many permanently shadowed regions and craters have been spotted by NASA’s Dawn space prove on dwarf planet Ceres. These regions as per the researchers are cold traps, where ice can collect over time.

Researcher Norbert Schorghofer from the University of Hawaii at Manoa said that Ceres is having sufficient amount of water to hold on water molecules. Also, the shadowed regions being found by Dawn are colder than most that exist on the moon or Mercury.

Astronomers find strong evidence of water clouds on body outside solar system, first time ever

Astronomers find strong evidence of water clouds on body outside solar system, first time ever

Astronomers have for the first time ever detected strong proof of water clouds on a body beyond the solar system. The researchers said that the latest observations of a frigid object known as WISE 0855, present 7.2 light-years from our planet, suggested that the ‘failed star’ has water clouds,or water ice, in its atmosphere.

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HD 131399Ab is one of smallest, coolest exoplanets ever imaged directly

HD 131399Ab is one of smallest, coolest exoplanets ever imaged directly

A research paper published in the journal Science has unveiled about an exoplanet named HD 131399Ab in a triple star system. Another interesting thing about this star, detected through direct imaging, is that it should not be where it is currently present.

Space telescope combines three images almost 10 years apart of famous nebula

Space telescope combines three images almost 10 years apart of famous nebula

The space telescope has merged three pictures nearly a decade apart of the well known nebula, underlining violent dynamics swirling deep inside the core. Around 1,000 years back a huge star arrived at the end of its natural life and Chinese and Japanese astronomers captured seeing the bright supernova turning into the night sky’s second brightest object (first one is the moon).

Check Telescope Direction to view bright Celestial objects This Month

Check Telescope Direction to view bright Celestial objects This Month

The sky, after sunset, is full of surprises if you’ve a high-quality telescope. It gives you an opportunity to see bright planets, stars, comets and asteroids. This month’s night sky is also allowing you to view several celestial shows. What and how to watch?

Recent data from Hitomi satellite throws light on Perseus cluster

Recent data from Hitomi satellite throws light on Perseus cluster

Japan's Hitomi satellite sent back some measurements that appeared to help researchers track the motion of X-ray-emitting gas at the heart of the Perseus cluster of galaxies for the first time. Hitomi was launched on February 17 by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). However, it went missing on March 26.

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