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ESA’s XMM-Newton X-ray observatory obtains 1st, unambiguous detection of gas in cosmic web

ESA’s XMM-Newton X-ray observatory obtains 1st, unambiguous detection of gas in cosmic web

In a new study using ESA’s XMM-Newton X-ray observatory, researchers have found three massive filaments made up of galaxies, gas and dark matter. These filaments are flowing towards one of the biggest galaxies clusters in the Universe.

The study has detected the first, unambiguous detection of gas in the cosmic web. Research paper’s lead author Dominique Eckert of the University of Geneva, Switzerland said that the discovery was quite unexpected.

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Newly Detected FRBs must have been Result of Starquake

Newly Detected FRBs must have been Result of Starquake

A latest detection of the fast radio burst by the Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia has helped scientists gain insight into the long lasting mystery. The Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia is the third facility to detect a fast radio burst, which astronomers believe would help understand the origin of 'fast radio bursts' (FRBs). The radio bursts were discovered for the first time in 2007 using the Parkes Observatory radio telescope in New South Wales, Australia.

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SpaceX Plans to fly its Next Falcon 9 Booster back to Landing Site on Cape Canaveral

SpaceX Plans to fly its Next Falcon 9 Booster back to Landing Site on Cape Canaveral

According to a new report, SpaceX is planning to fly a falcon 9 booster back to a landing site on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. This would be the company’s first attempt in bringing safe landing of the space rocket on land rather than in ocean. The company’s plan to bring back Falcon 9 rocket on Cape Canaveral has not yet been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration. The Administration has not yet issued commercial launch license to the company along with the timing of the next launch.

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Researchers leaving no stone unturned to find former Soviet Union’s Luna 9 lander

Researchers leaving no stone unturned to find former Soviet Union’s Luna 9 lander

Search is on to find out a probe, which has made history’s first-ever successful soft landing on a celestial body beyond earth. The former Soviet Union’s Luna 9 lander reached on the moon on February 3, 1966 and shortly after, it sent back the first images of the moon’s terrain and the horizon.

It’s been almost a half-century and officials do not have any idea, where the Luna 9 lander. Using NASA's sharp-eyed Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), researchers have been trying to find out the place, where Luna 9 must be present.

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Researchers using 3D simulations to explore Gas Giants' Storms

Researchers using 3D simulations to explore Gas Giants' Storms

Storm of giant plants like Jupiter and Saturn are topic of research since long. Now, University of Alberta researchers have been creating 3D simulations to understand weather and storms on these gas giants.

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Black Hole found shooting Flare and eating Star

Black Hole found shooting Flare and eating Star

Astronomers have spotted a supermassive hungry black hole gulping a star at the centre of a nearby galaxy. The black hole has also been seen ejecting massive energy, said an astrophysicist from Curtin University node of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR).

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Mars will kill its largest moon Phobos to become Ringed Planet

Mars will kill its largest moon Phobos to become Ringed Planet

The solar system has four ringed planets- Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Now, scientists have found that Mars may also get a ring of its own, but for that, the second smallest planet has to lose its largest moon, Phobos.

As per scientists from University of California, Mars’ natural satellite, Phobos, will be killed by its host planet to gain a ring. Currently, Phobos is falling slowing towards the surface of the Red Planet. The scientists said that the moon will be destroyed in future and may form a ring-like structure around its host.

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Newly passed US Space Act direct violation to Outer Space Treaty of 1967

Newly passed US Space Act direct violation to Outer Space Treaty of 1967

Planetary Resources was all smiles when space mining legislation was signed into law on Wednesday. It may be because the newly passed US Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act or the US Space Act will lead to a greater benefit to the company founded in 2010.

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Mysterious object on Mars makes astronomers think Red Planet has a mouse problem

Mysterious object on Mars makes astronomers think Red Planet has a mouse problem

Mars has a mysterious object, seeing which some think the Red Planet has a mouse problem. Recently, NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover captured a picture from the planet. Enhancing the image on his YouTube page, amateur astronomer Joe White noted that the object looked like a ‘possible quite huge mouse or other rodent’.

However, White has also admitted that the object is, ‘probably an optical illusion’. NASA’s Curiosity rover has been studying mars for over 3 years and trying to find out whether the planet can support life.

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Elon Musk: Blue Origin’s success of safely landing rocket on ground cannot be compared with SpaceX’s failures

Elon Musk: Blue Origin’s success of safely landing rocket on ground cannot be compared with SpaceX’s failures

Blue Origin, Space Tourism Company, has got its name written in history with an accomplishment of launching a rocket into space and landing it safely back on the ground. It may sound simple, but for space industry it is a big step towards rocket reusability.

Proud of the success, Blue Origin founder, Jeff Bezos, shared the same with a tweet. The success becomes even more important as currently, there is not even a single reusable rocket on the market. Prevailing trend is to launch something on a rocket into space and it is then considered as a done deal.

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