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Space

Gigantic crater on the moon cuddles gallons of iced up water?NASA

NASA should gear up for another visit to the moon! NASA officials say that there may be the presence of iced up water inside a gigantic crater on the moon’s South Pole. The Shackleton crater or the frozen ice loaded crater was studied with a laser device used by researchers from NASA, Brown University and MIT. They discovered that the measurements that they have recorded point towards the existence of ice.The researchers excitedly claimed that the laser rays brightened up the area and they were able to calculate the accepted reflectivity in the crater’s insides.

Unique and very “close planet duo” surfaces on the astrophysicists list

Kepler, NASA’s planet hunting spacecraft, used by the astrophysicists has unearthed an “unusual duo” of extra solar planets.The strange pair of planets have orbits near each other’s doorstep. The bigger of the two planets emerges to be more than two times the magnitude of the full moon found in the second “odd” planet’s night sky.

Oldest Galaxy in the cosmos unearthed by Japanese astronomers

A Japanese Astronomer team helps us visualize distant galaxies by taking us back into time. The Japanese astronomer team in Hawaii asserts to have unearthed the oldest galaxy as opposed to all the other “previous early galaxy discoveries”. The “discovered“ galaxy is said to have been created 12.91 billion light years ago according to the Daily Express News.

Manhattanhenge, a marvel

Marvelous view is donned by the Manhattan city as it is time for summer solstice.

The new found exoplanet is to turn into dust within 100 million years

A possible planet, some 1,500 light years away, that appears to be evaporating under the scorching heat of its parent star have been detected by researchers at MIT, NASA and elsewhere.

The second largest of the asteroids Vesta, is a protoplanet.

New observations from NASA Dawn spacecraft show that the huge asteroid Vesta is a battered protoplanet left over from the solar system's early days.

Fast-traveling martian sand dunes takes everyone by surprise

New images from NASA of shifting sand dunes on Mars prove that they are speedier than once thought. The new data contradict beliefs that the surface of Mars was static and unchanging.

Earth has another moon -- study

Earth has always had two moons orbiting it at any one time, claims a new study.

UFO-shaped object spotted being towed down a Kansas street

Did a UFO crash land in Kansas? At least that is what many residents of Cowley County, Kansas thought when they saw a flying saucer-shaped object being towed down the U.S. Highway 77 a few days ago.

Comet Lovejoy plunges into sun's corona, survives

A newly found comet named Lovejoy managed to survive its close encounter with the sun on Thursday.