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From Ethan Siegel: "The biggest question about the beginning of the Universe"


Starts with a Bang

4.28.16
Ethan Siegel


Inflationary Universe. NASA/WMAP

“Where did it come from” is pretty high up there!

“Space is certainly something more complicated than the average person would probably realize. 1,183 और  शब्द

Basic Research

From JPL-Caltech- "Hiding in the Sunshine: The Search for Other Earths"

JPL-Caltech

April 28, 2016
Whitney Clavin
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California
818-354-4673
whitney.clavin@jpl.nasa.gov


The vacuum chamber at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, used for testing WFIRST and other coronagraphs. 1,417 और  शब्द

Basic Research

Transit of Mercury - tiny planet to cross the face of the Sun on 9 May - an annotated infographic

Something yonder this way comes – the planet Mercury. The tiniest and innermostiest planet in our solar system (the one closest to the Sun and the one probably exclaiming every day, “Coo, it’s a bit hot again today, eh?”) will pass between Earth and the Sun on 9 May 2016. 46 और  शब्द

Technology

Triangulum Galaxy

Triangulum galaxy is a spiral galaxy as known as the Pinwheel Galaxy, catalogued in Messier as M33. it is the third large galaxy in the local group after Milky way and Andromeda, located in Triangulum constellation, it could be a satellite for andromeda galaxy. 162 और  शब्द

Astronomy

April 29 - 68 Leto

Asteroid 68 Leto was discovered by Robert Luther on April 29th 1861.  It’s a fairly big main belt asteroid (about 125km diameter) with an absolute magnitude of 6.78, and an apparent magnitude from down here of 9.56 when at its brightest. 340 और  शब्द

Astronomy

Daily No. 31 - TESS Chassis Comes Together

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is beginning to take shape in a clean room at Orbital ATK. The team posted this picture on their… 209 और  शब्द

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