Nikhil R Madnani

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Project Blue Wants to Photograph the Nearest Earth-like Planet

Behind the mission to launch a telescope to directly observe exoplanets orbiting our nearest stellar neighbors.<p>In 2009, NASA launched the Kepler space observatory into an orbit around the sun with the express purpose of using the satellite to discover Earth-like planets orbiting other stars. The …

Spinning Black Hole Swallowing Star Explains Superluminous Event

eso1644 — Science Release<p>ESO telescopes help reinterpret brilliant explosion<p>An extraordinarily brilliant point of light seen in a distant galaxy, and …

People Are Sharing This Stunning Photograph Of Pluto Which Made Science Fiction A Reality

Well done NASA.<p>It may be 10 years since Pluto had its planet status taken away but that doesn’t stop it continuing to be pretty bloody …

8 Amazing Places You Can Visit ‘Mars’ on Earth

From the ends of the Earth to its subterranean depths, lavanauts, desertnauts, cavenauts, and aquanauts simulate life in space.<p><b>[Updated at 3:25 p.m. ET on December 13]</b><p>After spending 80 days living inside a two-story tin can in the Utah desert, the seven crewmembers of the Mars Society’s most recent …

Space Science

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This Strange 'Spherical' Cloud Appeared in The Sky Over Japan

Not a Death Star.<p>Bizarre pictures coming out of Japan last week show what appears to be an oddly spherical cloud hovering over the city of Fujisawa, …

Black hole rips star apart, creating biggest blast ever seen

In January, scientists said they discovered an exploding star ending in a super-luminous supernova that was almost inconceivably bright -- more so than the output of the entire Milky Way. Now, new research shows the distant flare may have actually been the result of a rare cosmic collision.<p>Even …

Black Holes