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Friday, July 4, 2014

Earth like planet doesn’t exist!

Potential Habitable Exoplanets (Credit: The habitable exoplanet catalog)

Potential Habitable Exoplanets (Credit: The habitable exoplanet catalog)

via sciencealert

Rosetta enters 67P’s neighborhood as the comet starts taking shape

Animation of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko rotating as seen by Rosetta on June 27-28, 2014 (Credit: NASA)

Animation of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko rotating as seen by Rosetta on June 27-28, 2014 (Credit: NASA)

via universetoday

These New Gravity Maps Give Us An Entirely New Understanding Of The Moon

Twin spacecraft, named Ebb and Flow — about the size of washing machines — chased each other around the moon for three months. (Credit: NASA)

Twin spacecraft, named Ebb and Flow — about the size of washing machines — chased each other around the moon for three months. (Credit: NASA)

via businessinsider

Aldrich’s job is to sniff everything that goes into space

via news.com

Under the bright lights of an aging sun

Venus can be seen as a black dot eclipsing the Sun in this image from 2012. Venus orbits too close to the Sun to the planet to be habitable for life as we know it. Venus experiences a runaway greenhouse and the average surface temperatures are thought to be around 864ºF. (Credit: NASA/SDO & the AIA, EVE, and HMI teams; Digital Composition: Peter L. Dove)

Venus can be seen as a black dot eclipsing the Sun in this image from 2012. Venus orbits too close to the Sun to the planet to be habitable for life as we know it. Venus experiences a runaway greenhouse and the average surface temperatures are thought to be around 864ºF. (Credit: NASA/SDO & the AIA, EVE, and HMI teams; Digital Composition: Peter L. Dove)

via phys.org

Saturn’s Moon Titan Has Surprisingly Salty Oceans Lurking Under Its Surface

Artist's concept showing potential internal structure of Titan. (Credit: A. Tavani/NASA)

Artist’s concept showing potential internal structure of Titan. (Credit: A. Tavani/NASA)

via motherboard.vice

Rude Planet Ignores Parent

 Simulation of a binary star system. (Impolite offspring not pictured.)  (Credit: Malcolm Park; Getty Images)

Simulation of a binary star system. (Impolite offspring not pictured.) (Credit: Malcolm Park; Getty Images)

via time

 

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