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Here is why New Shepard’s Landing in Texas is ‘Game Changer’

Here is why New Shepard’s Landing in Texas is ‘Game Changer’

After landing its New Shepard safely on earth, Jeff Bezos’ aerospace company Blue Origin became the first company to achieve reusable rocket. The vehicle was the first that travelled to and from space.

Amazon co-founder Jeff Bezos made his first tweet after the rocket’s soft landing. He also hinted that the vehicle is ready for another launch. In a statement, the Bezos said, “Full reuse is a game changer, and we can't wait to fuel up and fly again”.

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Annual Geminid Meteor Shower to Rock December Sky

Annual Geminid Meteor Shower to Rock December Sky

It’s the time for the annual Geminid meteor shower, which is great news for skywatchers, as the celestial event will offers a seasonal celestial show is beginning this week. It will peak on December 13 and December 14.

Experts call this meteor shower as an early holiday gift for skywatchers. Moon’s absence will serve as cherry on the cake when the shower will be at its peak.

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Scientists Discover Magnetic Field outside Sagittarius A*

Scientists Discover Magnetic Field outside Sagittarius A*

There are numerous black holes in our universe and our galaxy Milky Way also hosts a super-massive black hole sitting in the heart of the galaxy. Now for the first time ever, astronomers were successful in detecting magnetic field outside the event horizon of the black hole.

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New Horizons’ latest released images provide breathtaking, super-high resolution window into Pluto’s Geology

New Horizons’ latest released images provide breathtaking, super-high resolution window into Pluto’s Geology

NASA scientists have been studying data and images of Pluto sent by its New Horizons probe from last few weeks. Now, the US space agency has released the best-ever photos of the dwarf planet, showing varied and exotic landscape of the plutoid in amazing details.

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Sun ‘Superflare’ may cause Destruction on Earth

Sun ‘Superflare’ may cause Destruction on Our Home Planet

A new study has revealed that the sun could produce a superflare which could be disastrous for life on earth. This superflare could affect radio communication systems and GPS, and could even cause power blackouts, the study explained.

The study explained that the star at the center of the solar system is capable of producing superflares equal to energy of a billion megaton bombs. It could be disastrous for the only planet known to harbor life.

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Hubble and Spitzer Detects First Ever Faintest Galaxy in Early Universe, Tayna

Hubble and Spitzer Detects First Ever Faintest Galaxy in Early Universe, Tayna

Do you gain interest in reading science fiction stories related to galaxies and universe? If yes, then the below news seems interesting to you. For the first time, scientists have been able to detect faintest galaxy in the early universe with the help of NASA’s Hubble and Spitzer telescope. The newly discovered galaxy, dubbed a Tayna, which existed about 13.8 billion years ago, is expected to have formed just 400 million years after the occurrence of big bang.

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Bad Weather scrubbed Cygnus Cargo Spacecraft Launch

Bad Weather scrubbed Cygnus Cargo Spacecraft Launch

Bad weather forced the US space agency NASA to delay the private Cygnus cargo spacecraft’s return-to-flight mission. The spaceship was scheduled to launch on Thursday, but now the next opportunity will be on Friday.

The Orbital ATK built unmanned Cygnus cargo spacecraft will take off on Friday at 5:33 pm from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station of Florida, NASA officials announced. Previously, the liftoff was scuttled by bad weather conditions, they added.

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Gravitational Lensing helps discover faintest ancient galaxy ‘Tayna’

Gravitational Lensing helps discover faintest ancient galaxy ‘Tayna’

Faintest galaxy in the early universe nicknamed ‘Tayna’, meaning ‘first born’ dating back to just 400 million years after the Big Bang has been discovered with the help of the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes. It is one of the 22 ancient galaxies that have been lately discovered dating the start of the universe.

The galaxy is the size of the Large Magellanic Cloud, one of the Milky Way’s small satellite galaxies. But a team of astronomers who have discovered have stressed not go on its size as its star formation rate is around 10 times than that of the Large Magellanic Cloud.

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30-minute launch window makes NASA’s Orbital ATK Cygnus launch unusual

30-minute launch window makes NASA’s Orbital ATK Cygnus launch unusual

Today, NASA’s Orbital ATK Cygnus will finally be launched for the International Space Station carrying more than 7,700 lbs of research, material, crew supplies and hardware. NASA has said that interested people will be able to watch the launch live.

NASA will be broadcasting the launch at Space.com and the program will started at 4.30pm. The spacecraft was initially planned to be launched on December 3, but the program has to be rescheduled due to weather.

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Three Massive Filaments of Hot Gas Found Flowing Towards Cluster of Galaxies

Three Massive Filaments of Hot Gas Found Flowing Towards Cluster of Galaxies

A team of researchers using ESA’s XMM-Newton X-ray observatory found three massive filaments comprising hot gas that were flowing towards a cluster of massive galaxies.

The findings of the study published in the journal Nature this week showed that the discovery was the first ever unambiguous detection of gas in the cosmic web.

Study lead author Dominique Eckert of the University of Geneva, Switzerland, said in a statement that this was an unexpected discovery.

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