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Unexpected Supernovas in Deep Space

Supernovas in Deep Space: Before we jump into the nitty-gritty of these random exploding supernovas in no man’s land, let’s try to wrap our heads around something. First, think of how far you drove on your last road trip and the distance you traveled on a map. You were likely traveling around 60 to 70 miles per hour and perhaps you drove for 5, 10 or even 15 hours, or more. Now imagine this road trip.
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10 Most Expensive Space Initiatives

  10 Most Expensive Space Initiatives Ever since the dawn of man, we’ve been looking up into the night’s sky and asking questions, searching for answers and only to find more questions. Humans are relentless, we’ll do whatever it takes to answer these questions, including spending tons and tons and tons of cash to take space exploration to the next level, again and again. And damn it, we’ll do it again if need be. This is
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Teeny Supermassive Black Hole: RGG 118

All About Teeny Supermassive Black Hole: RGG 188 Can you imagine looking for something 340 million light years away? That’s this many miles away: 1,998,732,626,882,426,628,489 miles Well, some Astronomers at the University of Michigan and their trusty NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and the 6.5-meter Clay Telescope in Chile were able to complete that task. These Astronomers found something unique and peculiar; a supermassive black hole… what’s special about that? This one is two times smaller than any other
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10 Awesome Facts About the Sun

  10 Awesome Facts About The Sun When you look out into the night’s sky, you gaze upon hundreds, thousands, millions and billions, even trillions (if you have awesome eyesight) of stars. We rarely stop to think that we have one of those beautiful little specs of light in our Solar System; the Sun. Our star is critically important to the existence of our Solar System, our planet and even our lives; without it we
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10 Facts About Earth

  10 Facts About Earth – the Third Rock from the Sun For more information on Earth, check out our article: Cool Facts About Earth. Unlike most of the planets, you should already be extremely familiar with this one; Earth. You probably think because you live here and you’re like best friends with Mother Earth that you know all there is to know about this planet. Well, I’d be willing to bet you’ll learn a thing or two from this
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Markarian 231: A Tale of Two Black Holes

In 1969, the Markarian 231 Galaxy was discovered while researchers at NASA were looking for galaxies in the Ursa Major constellation that emitted strong ultraviolet radiation. Markarian 231 is found about 600 million light years from Earth. To put that into perspective, 600 million light years is equal to just about: 3,527,175,223,910,164,638,511 miles. Right down the road… So What Makes Markarian 231 so Special? In an edition of The Astrophysical Journal published August 14, 2015, it was
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Meet Me on Neptune, or Maybe Uranus

It’s tough to believe that it’s been over 50 years since the Voyager 2 left Earth and began its trek into the outer Solar System. It’s almost even crazier to think it takes 50 years to get out to the outer Solar System – goes to show how far away those Gas and Ice Giant Planets are from Earth. Well, we’ve got some astronomy-awesome news which might come as a big surprise. In case you haven’t
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Cool Facts About Earth

tl;dr: check out our 10 Facts About Earth Infographic. We’ve been going through the Solar System and identifying cool facts about each planet, cool facts that you might not otherwise know. You can check out our previous articles about cool facts about Mercury and Venus here. However, now that we’re onto the 3rd rock from the Sun, it’s going to be slightly more unusual than our other articles since you’re hopefully already very, very familiar with this planet. If not, please phone
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10 Facts About Venus

  For more information on Venus, check out our article: Cool Facts About Venus. 10 Facts About Venus – the Second Planet from the Sun Everybody loves Venus, maybe it’s because she’s the only planet in our Solar System named after a female or because she’s named after the Roman goddess of love… Either way, we love Venus and all of what makes her unique and special. Let’s take a look at 10 Facts About Venus,
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10 Facts About Mercury

  For more information on Mercury, check out our article: What Solar System Are We In. 10 Facts About Mercury – the First Planet from the Sun Regardless of how hard it’s been to get to know Mercury on the level we’ve desired, we now know more about this planet than ever before. With Mercury being the closest planet to the Sun, it’s very difficult to send spacecraft there to visit it, gather information and relay that back
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