Tag Archive: Space

Astronomers discover sister to Earth’s sun

As part of a search into the origins of our galaxy, astronomers at the University of Texas have identified what they believe to be a sister to the Earth’s sun. According to the Guardian, this potential sibling has not been…
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Meteor Explodes Over Arizona

As the annual Geminid meteor shower dazzles with its display, a meteor exploded over Arizona, rattling windows. It was unlikely to be a Geminid as it was moving at about 45,000 miles an hour, much to slow to be one…
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Countdown to the galactic census

On 19 December 2013, Europe's billion-star surveyor is due to be launched into space where it will embark on its mission to create a highly accurate 3D map of our galaxy. By repeatedly observing a billion stars, with its billion-pixel…
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