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MoneyNASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system

12:41  11 july  2019
12:41  11 july  2019 Source:   cnet.com

Hubble captures interstellar ‘fireworks’ just in time for July 4th

Hubble captures interstellar ‘fireworks’ just in time for July 4th With Independence Day rapidly approaching, people across the United States are stocking up on low-grade explosives, just as they do every year. But while your neighborhood will likely be filled with tiny tubes spewing sparks and firecrackers that ensure nobody gets a good night’s sleep, NASA’s Hubble is enjoying the sight of a very different kind of firework show. In a new blog post, NASA shows off some absolutely incredible images of a distant star in the midst of a violent temper tantrum.

NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system© NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA believes exoplanets like TRAPPIST-1f could have the right conditions for liquid water, meaning they could support life.

It seems insane now, but it wasn't long ago we had no hard evidence of planets existing outside our solar system. Known as "exoplanets", the first definitive discovery of one didn't come until 1992. For many years after that, a trickle of distant worlds were added to the known exoplanet catalog.

Only in the last decade, with the help of the recently retired Kepler Space Telescope, has the pace of discovery really increased exponentially. In June, the 4,000th exoplanet was confirmed.

NASA's Hubble and Spitzer discover 'Super Earth' planet in a distant solar system has a rich atmosphere and could unlock mystery of how planets are formed

NASA's Hubble and Spitzer discover 'Super Earth' planet in a distant solar system has a rich atmosphere and could unlock mystery of how planets are formed Experts at the University of Montreal in Canada used a pair of NASA telescopes - Hubble and Spritzer - to conduct their study of a planet found around a red dwarf around 100 light years away. The star has one planet in orbit around it, Gliese 3470b, which is like a cross between Earth and Neptune in terms of size, mass and composition. Mid-sized planets like Gliese 3470 b are common in other planetary systems but are absent in our own solar system.

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NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system

That's a big leap in a single lifetime, and to mark just how far we've come in refining our view of the universe, NASA created the above video visualizing when and where in the night sky all the known exoplanets were discovered. Note how quickly the pace of the finds picks up once Kepler starts making its contribution in 2010.

Astronomers just spotted an asteroid that loves the Sun

Astronomers just spotted an asteroid that loves the Sun Researchers have spotted an asteroid that never really ventures all that far from the Sun, even at its further point. The object, known as 2019 LF6, completes an orbit of our star every 151 days, and comes far closer to the Sun than even Mercury. LF6 travels in an elliptical orbit that takes it within Mercury’s orbit, around the Sun, and then back out past the orbit of Venus. It never gets close to Earth, and nobody knew it existed until now. The asteroid is estimated to be around a kilometer in width, which makes it even more remarkable that it’s remained hidden for this long.

Kepler went to sleep permanently in 2018, but its legacy has been picked up by other observatories like the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), which has already found over 700 new planet candidates in its first year in space.

Next up, the European Characterizing Exoplanets Satellite (CHEOPS) is set to launch by the end of the year and NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is set to blast off in 2021. Both space telescopes will be able to do more than just spot exoplanets -- they could help determine if conditions exist to support life upon their surfaces.

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NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
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© Provided by Business Insider Inc First a bright glow in the sky. Then you can see the explosion. And you only hear and feel them seconds later. In this way, 19 years ago, on January 18, 2000, a 200 to 250 ton meteorite struck the frozen Tagish Lake in British Columbia, Canada. Today, only fragments of the space chunk, which is said to have been four to seven meters in diameter, remain - revealing fragments.

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