Earth & Space

Astrophysicists Successfully Simulate Galaxy Formation

Until now, astrophysicists were having a lot of difficulty with galaxy simulations. These difficulties were a result of two things -- a lack of detailed information about galaxy formation, and the complexity of the features of a galaxy. Though this simulation doesn't entirely overcome these hurdles, it's definitely a step in the right direction.

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Scientists May Have Discovered Earth’s Twin

Astronomers have an exciting announcement -- a planet about 600 light years away has been discovered in a "habitable zone", which means it could potentially support life. The planet has a 260-day orbit, which puts it right in the middle of the "habitable zone" around a distant star.

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NASA Photo Chronicles First-Ever Astronaut Jetpack Excursion

You probably don't know this, but February 12th, 1984 was an incredible day for space exploration. No, we didn't discover a new galaxy, or make a huge technological advancement in the area of extraterrestrial communication. However, an astronaut did attempt the first-ever exploratory maneuver that took him further away from his ship than had ever been attempted.

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Amazing NASA Nebula Photo Shows 14,000+ Stars

Want to see what 14,000 stars looks like? Check out this photo from NASA of the Carina Nebula. This amazing photo is from the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, which has provided us with some of the most stunning (and surprising) space photos to date.

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