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Here’s how black hole jets break out of their galaxies

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Here’s how black hole jets break out of their galaxies

Washington D.C. , ANI: A simulation of the powerful jets generated by supermassive black holes at the centres of the largest galaxies explains why some burst forth as bright beacons visible across the universe, while others fall apart and never pierce the halo of the galaxy. About 10 % of all galaxies with active nuclei […]

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Second breakthrough for LIGO gravitational wave detectors

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Second breakthrough for LIGO gravitational wave detectors

Even before the excitement over the discovery of the first binary black hole merger can ring down, LIGO scientists working with gravitational wave detectors at Livingston, Louisiana, and Hanford, Washington, U.S., have announced witnessing the merging of a second black hole pair. They infer this from the observation of a gravitational wave (GW151226) detected on […]

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Unique, ancient space rock may have diversified life on Earth

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Unique, ancient space rock may have diversified life on Earth

LOS ANGELES(PTI): Scientists have discovered a type of ancient space rock never before found on Earth in Sweden, and said that a shower of such meteorites may have led to the evolution of more diverse and complex life forms on our planet. “In our entire civilisation, we have collected over 50,000 meteorites, and no one […]

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SpaceX rocket crashes in latest attempt at barge landing

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SpaceX rocket crashes in latest attempt at barge landing

CAPE CANAVERAL:After three successes, a SpaceX rocket booster crashed on Wednesday while trying to land on an ocean barge. The attempt came minutes after the Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched two satellites from Cape Canaveral, Florida. SpaceX chief Elon Musk said via Twitter that there was a problem with one of the three engines used […]

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Jupiter-like planet orbiting two suns discovered

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Jupiter-like planet orbiting two suns discovered

LOS ANGELES(PTI):Scientists, using NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope, have discovered a Jupiter-like planet orbiting a system of two stars, making it the largest such cosmic body ever found. The planet Kepler1647b, located in the constellation Cygnus, was discovered by astronomers from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Centre and San Diego State University (SDSU) in in the US. […]

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NASA unveils seasonal dust storm pattern on Mars

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NASA unveils seasonal dust storm pattern on Mars

WASHINGTON(PTI):NASA’s Mars orbiters have unveiled a pattern of large regional dust storms occurring at about the same times each year, an advance that may help predict these hazardous events during future robotic and human missions to the red planet. After decades of research to discern seasonal patterns in Martian dust storms from images showing the […]

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Solar Impulse 2 aircraft to make Statue of Liberty fly-over

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Solar Impulse 2 aircraft to make Statue of Liberty fly-over

Washington , PTI:The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft has set off from Pennsylvania, aiming for New York and a flyover of the Statue of Liberty in the latest leg of its bid to circle the globe using only solar power. The aircraft, with Swiss pilot Andre Borschberg at the controls, took off from Lehigh Valley Airport […]

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One third of people can’t see Milky Way due to light pollution

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One third of people can’t see Milky Way due to light pollution

LONDON(PTI):One third of humanity cannot see the Milky Way at night due to the luminescent glow of artificial light, say scientists who created a new world atlas of light pollution. Artificial light pollutes the night sky for more than 80 per cent of the world’s population, researchers said. The atlas, created by Fabio Falchi and […]

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Scientists turn CO2 into rock to combat climate change

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Scientists turn CO2 into rock to combat climate change

WASHINGTON:Scientists have turned carbon dioxide into stone in a matter of months by pumping it deep underground, offering a revolutionary new way of storing the greenhouse gas to tackle climate change. The pioneering experiment in Iceland mixed CO emissions with water and pumped it hundreds of metres underground into volcanic basalt rock — where it […]

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International Space Station now open for the world to see

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International Space Station now open for the world to see

The European Space Agency has recently uploaded on its YouTube channel, a video of the International Space Station (ISS). The best part about the video? It is also avilable in 3D. A narrative about the modules of ISS, the video is available in English, Dutch, German, Italian, Spanish and French languages. For all you space […]

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