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“Inspirational Quotes by Carl Sagan on Life, Learning and the Universe”

“Inspirational Quotes by Carl Sagan on Life, Learning and the Universe”

Here are some super inspiring quotes from the genius of Carl Sagan.

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There’s Even More Evidence Planet Nine Is Hiding in Our Solar System

Posted by on March 29, 2016 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech, Science with 5 Comments
There’s Even More Evidence Planet Nine Is Hiding in Our Solar System

In January, researchers Mike Brown and Konstantin Batygin proposed that a possible ninth planet was orbiting on the outer edge of the solar system. They created a mathematical model that showed a distant, Neptune-sized planet might be influencing the orbital path of six smaller objects out in the Kuiper Belt.

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Astronomy Picture of the Day: Proton Arc over Lake Superior

Posted by on December 20, 2015 in Earth & Space, Environment, Science with 21 Comments
Astronomy Picture of the Day: Proton Arc over Lake Superior

A magnificent photo of a proton arc taken over Lake Superior when the photographer was planning a photo of Aurora Borealis.

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Can Astronomy Explain the Biblical Star of Bethlehem?

Posted by on December 28, 2014 in Mysteries, Reality's Edge, Religion with 1 Comment
Can Astronomy Explain the Biblical Star of Bethlehem?

Evangelist Matthew chose his words carefully and wrote “star in the east” twice, which suggests that these words hold a specific importance for his readers.

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The “Ultimate” Building Blocks Of Life Have Been Found In Interstellar Space

Posted by on March 1, 2013 in Earth & Space with 0 Comments
The “Ultimate” Building Blocks Of Life Have Been Found In Interstellar Space

The building blocks of life could have their beginnings in the tiny icy grains that make up the gas and dust found between the stars, and those icy grains could be the key to understanding how life can arise on planets.

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Scientists: First ‘Alien Earth’ Will Be Found in 2013

Posted by on December 27, 2012 in Earth & Space with 4 Comments
Scientists: First ‘Alien Earth’ Will Be Found in 2013

While astronomers have found a number of exoplanets over the last few years that share one or two key traits with our own world — such as size or inferred surface temperature — they have yet to bag a bona fide “alien Earth.” But that should change in 2013, scientists say.

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‘Brighter Than a Full Moon’: The Biggest Star of 2013, Comet Ison… Could Be the Comet of the Century

Posted by on December 27, 2012 in Earth & Space with 0 Comments
‘Brighter Than a Full Moon’: The Biggest Star of 2013, Comet Ison… Could Be the Comet of the Century

It doesn’t seem much – a frozen chunk of rock and ice – one of many moving in the depths of space. But this one is being tracked with eager anticipation by astronomers from around the world, and in a year everyone could know its name.

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Yale Astronomers Find Planet Made Mostly Of Diamond

Posted by on October 12, 2012 in Earth & Space with 0 Comments
Yale Astronomers Find Planet Made Mostly Of Diamond

Dina Spector | Business Insider   Astronomers from Yale University believe planet 55 Cancri e is made largely of diamond. The planet was first spotted orbiting its star in 2011. But at that time, scientists thought 55 Cancri e had a rocky core surrounded by water in a state where it is both liquid and gas. New observations challenge that assumption. According to […]

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Gamma Rays from Galactic Center Could be Evidence of Dark Matter

Posted by on August 14, 2012 in Earth & Space, Science with 1 Comment
Gamma Rays from Galactic Center Could be Evidence of Dark Matter

(Eurekalert) Gamma-ray photons seen emanating from the center of the Milky Way galaxy are consistent with the intriguing possibility that dark-matter particles are annihilating each other in space, according to research submitted by UC Irvine astrophysicists to the American Physical Society journal Physical Review D.

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Asteroid Flies By Earth This Weekend: How to Watch Online

Posted by on July 20, 2012 in Earth & Space with 0 Comments
Asteroid Flies By Earth This Weekend: How to Watch Online

(Space.com) A city-block size asteroid will fly by Earth this weekend well beyond the orbit of the moon, and you can watch it zip safely by live in an online webcast. The asteroid 2002 AM31 will make its closest approach to Earth on Sunday (July 22), when it will pass by at a range of about 3.2 million miles (5.2 million kilometers). That’s about 13.7 times the distance between the Earth and the moon.

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Astronomers Discover Galaxy They Thought Couldn’t Exist

Posted by on June 28, 2012 in Earth & Space, Science with 0 Comments
Astronomers Discover Galaxy They Thought Couldn’t Exist

Astronomers have spotted one of the rarest and most extreme galaxy clusters in the universe and, behind it, an object that shouldn’t exist.

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New Planet Found in Our Solar System?

Posted by on May 15, 2012 in Earth & Space, Science with 0 Comments
New Planet Found in Our Solar System?

(National Geographic) An as yet undiscovered planet might be orbiting at the dark fringes of the solar system, according to new research. Too far out to be easily spotted by telescopes, the potential unseen planet appears to be making its presence felt by disturbing the orbits of so-called Kuiper belt objects, said Rodney Gomes, an […]

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Mysterious Objects at the Edge of the Electromagnetic Spectrum [video]

Posted by on March 18, 2012 in Earth & Space with 0 Comments
Mysterious Objects at the Edge of the Electromagnetic Spectrum [video]

(NASA Science News) The human eye is crucial to astronomy. Without the ability to see, the luminous universe of stars, planets and galaxies would be closed to us, unknown forever. Nevertheless, astronomers cannot shake their fascination with the invisible. Outside the realm of human vision is an entire electromagnetic spectrum of wonders. Each type of […]

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