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Can a planet turn into a star?

As you know, in the solar system there are 8planets, the largest of which is Jupiter, could easily become a star if its mass increased by several percent. Despite the fact that the luminosity of such a star would leave much to be desired, two luminaries could coexist in our solar system at once. It is worth noting that such “understars” make up a largeContinue Reading


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Can we find life on the exolone?

The discovery of a new exoplanet today is no longeris important news. Almost 25 years have passed since the discovery of the first planet outside the solar system, during which more than 4,000 planets were revolved around alien stars. At the same time, scientists are sure that in our galaxy there are even more planets than stars, and given that most of theseContinue Reading


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New images of the mysterious comet Borisov received

Recently, a comet visited our solar system,hailing from another part of the galaxy. At the end of August, amateur astronomer Gennady Borisov noticed an object moving through the sky. Subsequent observations showed that the speed and trajectory of the object indicate its origin outside the solar system. Currently, Borisov’s comet is the second interstellar guest after the Oumuamua comet. Study published inContinue Reading


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On the ISS found bacteria that are not afraid of antibiotics

The human body is replete with diversebacteria - you can’t completely get rid of them, even using the most powerful sterilization methods. Consequently, bacteria in any case will live even in the cleanest and most actively protected premises, like the board of the International Space Station. During the next inspection of the ISS, the researchers found that on its board live rod-shaped Enterobacter bacteria, which are not onlyContinue Reading


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Is it possible to grow plants in the lunar and Martian soil?

Mankind has been dreaming for a long timecolonization of other planets. But let's imagine that a hypothetical mission to Mars has taken place. The first settlers successfully landed on the surface of the Red Planet and built a base. But what do they do when they run out of supplies brought from Earth? The easiest way is to start cultivating crops. But is the soil of other cosmic bodies suitable forContinue Reading


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What is behind Pluto?

As many of you know, Pluto is still quiterecently considered a full-fledged planet of the Solar System. However, the discovery at the beginning of the XXI century of several trans-Neptune objects dramatically shook the status of Pluto, turning it into just a dwarf planet. So what exactly is behind this distant ice world and is there something really interesting there? Pluto is the largestContinue Reading


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Traces of an Ancient Oasis Discovered on Mars

It may be hard to believe, but oursplanet and Mars are actually not so different. A recent study published in the journal Nature Geoscience suggests that the Red Planet in the past looked more like an oasis than a desert. Now, thanks to the NASA Curiosity rover, it has become known that this arid and inhospitableContinue Reading


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Could there be life on a planet near a black hole?

According to Albert's General Theory of RelativityEinstein's supermassive black hole deforms the surrounding space-time. If you watched the film “Interstellar”, you probably remembered the planet Miller, which was visited by the main characters. This planet rotated near a black hole, which is why one hour on it was equal to 7 years on Earth. According to a new article published on arXiv preprint server, time shift canContinue Reading


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There is too much gas in the Milky Way galaxy

On April 24, 1990, the Shuttle Discovery launched onthe orbit of our planet is the Hubble Space Telescope, named after the astronomer Edwin Hubble. It is thanks to the work of Hubble that we know what quasars, comets, distant planets of the solar system and even galaxies look like. Recently, a press release appeared on the NASA Hubble website stating that data from 10 years of observation shows thatContinue Reading