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NASA Released a Time Lapse Video Documenting 10 Years of the Sun

What an amazing sight!
NASA just showcased a decade of the Sun, and we’re positively mesmerized. The agency published the stunning video last June 20 in celebration of the Solar Dynamics Observatory’s (SDO) 10 year anniversary in space. The SDO, which orbits the earth, is designed to

If You Missed the Solar Eclipse, Here's a Glimpse

The photos and videos of the recently concluded astronomical event look pretty amazing.
If you had a chance to check out the solar eclipse that happened yesterday, you’d know it took a while—starting from about 3 p.m. and ending after 5:30 p.m., to be specific—but it sure was worth the wait. It was seen in

Scientific Research Suggests Alien Life Exists in the Milky Way

It's highly possible that we're not alone after all.
Cartoons, sci-fi novels, and Hollywood movies have long theorized on the existence of alien life within our vast universe. While our imaginations have always stuck to fiction, a new study suggests that all this could be true after all, and they're closer

Twin Eclipses: The Sun and Moon Are Checking Out In June

Two eclipses are expected to grace our skies.
Despite all the turmoil on earth in 2020, this year has proven to be an eventful one in space. We’ve already witnessed three supermoons and just last week, SpaceX made history as the first rocket launched into space by a private company.Now

Astronomers Detect the Nearest Black Hole to Earth

But there could be others lurking nearer the planet.
Black holes are very difficult to detect, which only makes them even more dangerous. The only way scientists are able to detect them is when they affect the behavior of stars around them, like when black holes distort light coming from stars

Asteroid 'Wearing Face Mask' to Fly By Earth This Week

It's an interplanetary emissary sent to say, 'Hello, take care.'
An asteroid that looks like it's wearing a face mask will whiz past Earth on April 29. The interplanetary emissary sent to say “Hello, take care” as the world grapples with a pandemic is officially called 52768 (1998 OR2) and was first

The Largest Hole in the Ozone Layer Is Reportedly Healing

Contrary to popular belief though, it's not because of the decrease in air pollution.
The largest observed hole in the ozone layer over the Arctic has finally closed up, according to scientific reports.“The unprecedented 2020 northern hemisphere #OzoneHole has come to an end,” read a tweet by the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service, an organization implemented by

Here's What the Galaxy Looked Like on Your Birthday, Courtesy of NASA

What were the stars up to on your birthday?
When the planet is going haywire, look to the stars.NASA just gave the public access to hundreds of photos captured by the Hubble Space Telescope in celebration of Hubble’s 30th anniversary orbiting the galaxy.The Hubble Space Telescope, often just called Hubble, is one

FYI, Astronomers Have Discovered a Most Earth-Like Planet Yet

There is no other exoplanet closer to Earth.
The most “Earth-like” planet has finally been found, and it’s 300 light-years away.A new study published in The Astrophysical Letters Journal revealed a potentially habitable exoplanet (a planet outside of the Milky Way) that has a similar size and surface temperature as

Mark Your Calendars for Meteor Showers, Eclipses, and a Blue Moon!

You wouldn't want to miss the rare astronomical events still left in 2020.
Every new year sees a slew of celestial events that range from the more common meteor shower to the rare rising of a blue moon on Halloween night. If you're still reeling from images of the pink supermoon that occured last April