All posts tagged final frontier

Artist’s impression of Sentinel-1A. Credits: ESA–P. Carril, 2014
April 3, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

The EU is set to launch the first satellite of its ambitious civilian Earth-monitoring programme, Copernicus, on April 3. The Sentinel-1A satellite will carry an advanced radar to scan Earth’s […]

Artist impression of the two rings encircling the minor planet Chariklo by Lucie Maquet.

Move over Saturn, scientists find rings around miniature planet

March 28, 2014, by VOANews

Whenever you think of a planet with rings around it, Saturn probably comes to mind first. Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune – the four outer giant planets ...

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NASA finds ‘planet bonanza’ of 715 new worlds

February 27, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

NASA’s Kepler mission said on February 26 2014 that it had found 715 new planets. These newly-verified worlds orbit 305 stars, revealing multipl ...

Image credit: Bill Saxton; NRAO/AUI/NSF

Triple-star system may answer questions about gravity

January 7, 2014, by VOANews

The discovery of a three-star system may yield clues that help scientists define the true nature of gravity. The system, which consists of two white ...

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    Data shows universe could collapse any minute
    December 17, 2013, by VOANews

    Our universe is at even greater risk of collapse than has been previously thought, according physicists in Denmark. Not only are the scientists predicting the end of the world… but the end […]

  • This image from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows the sun, but no Comet ISON was seen. A white plus sign shows where the Comet should have appeared. It is likely that the comet did not survive the trip. Image Credit: NASA/SDO
    Scientists: No sign of comet after trip around Sun
    November 29, 2013, by VOANews

    Scientists say the comet ISON’s five-million-year journey from the far reaches of the solar system has apparently ended in a one-way trip around the sun. Astronomers say ISON and its […]

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    Image captures Saturn, Mars, Earth and Venus
    November 13, 2013, by VOANews

    If you were to travel to Saturn and look back toward Earth, this is what you would have seen this past July. The U.S. space agency, NASA, just released a […]

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    Study finds billions of Earth-like planets
    November 6, 2013, by Rick Pantaleo of VOANews

    Astronomers from the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Hawaii, Manoa say that based on new analysis of Kepler spacecraft data, one in five stars similar to our own sun […]

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    Astronomers discover lone planet with no star
    October 10, 2013, by VOANews

    Astronomers have discovered a lone planet, floating in space without a star. This free-floating planet, dubbed PSO J318.5-22, is just 80 light  years away from Earth and has a mass […]