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Hubble Space Telescope captures Fireworks Display in nearby Galaxy

Hubble Space Telescope captures Fireworks Display in nearby Galaxy

Hubble Space Telescope of NASA has captured something amazing in a nearby galaxy. According to the space agency, the telescope in operation saw stellar fireworks in the tiny galaxy, Kiso 5639.

The fireworks that lit one end of the dwarf galaxy were actually a firestorm of star birth. The flattened pancake-shaped, Kiso 5639, is a tadpole galaxy because of its bright head and long star-studded tail. A galaxy like Kiso 5639 is extremely rare that could be present in abundance. About the firestorm of star birth, astronomers say intergalactic gas sparks the frenzied star birth.

Ceres may not have as much ice as expected

Ceres may not have as much ice as expected

Ceres is a dwarf planet sometime referred to as asteroid as it is the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Before Dawn spacecraft‘s arrival to Ceres in 2015, it was believed that Ceres is largely made of water-ice, but new data from spacecraft suggested Ceres is more complex than previously believed.

Study explains What led to formation of Martian Moons

Study explains What led to formation of Martian Moons

Not just Mars, but its moons, Phobos and Deimos, are also a long-standing mystery for astronomers. The oddly shaped natural satellites orbit their host planet farther away than previously thought. A question arises: how these two space rocks arrive there?

Some have a hunch that these Martian moons are actually asteroids from the Asteroid Belt, which lies between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Others believe both the natural satellites are results of Mars’ collision with a large object billions of years ago. The same scenario applies on our moon’s formation.

New Horizons Mission finally gets Extension, Probe to arrive at 2014 MU69 in 2019

New Horizons Mission finally gets Extension, Probe to arrive at 2014 MU69 in 2019

With an aim to explore another Kuiper belt object, NASA has approved a new mission for the New Horizons spacecraft. The probe, which earlier studied dwarf planet Pluto, is now heading towards 2014 MU69, an icy object beyond Pluto.

The new target, 2014 MU69, discovered just two years ago is some 1 billion miles beyond the former planet, Pluto. Scientists didn’t identify it when NASA launched its New Horizons mission about a decade ago.

Hubble captures firework show in rare, nearby elongated galaxy

Hubble captures firework show in rare, nearby elongated galaxy

Lately, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has captured an amazing view of fireworks taking place in a small, nearby galaxy, known as Kiso 5639. This dwarf galaxy is shaped like flattened pancake and it is tilted from edge-on owing to which looks like a skyrocket.

As per the researchers, Kiso 5639 is a rare, nearby example of elongated galaxies, which can be found in abundance at larger distances. The galaxy is present 82 million light-years away and has taken billions of years to develop as it has been wandering through an isolated ‘desert’ in the universe that is short of much gas.

China’s FAST Telescope All Set to Search for Alien Life after Five Years of Construction

China’s FAST Telescope All Set to Search for Alien Life after Five Years of Construction

In the race to discover alien life in the observable universe, China has taken a giant leap with its new radio telescope. Five-Hundred-Meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) is the world's largest radio telescope, which took around five years for completion.

The country has fitted final pieces of the reflector, which is situated in Pingtang County. The 500m-wide telescope is about the size of 30 football fields. It has been designed in such a way that it is capable of detecting presence of alien life.

Ceres isn’t as icy as thought earlier, reveals NASA’s Dawn Probe

Ceres isn’t as icy as thought earlier, reveals NASA’s Dawn Probe

Dwarf planet Ceres isn’t as icy as it was thought earlier, as per scientists who studied data recently beamed back by NASA’s Dawn probe. They also said that the data suggested that the planet’s composition is not a simple water-ice sandwich.

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