Planet is ‘hotter than most stars’

Planet is 'hotter than most stars'

Planet is ‘hotter than most stars’   Scientists have found a hellish world where the “surface” of the planet is over 4,000C – almost as hot as our Sun. In part, that’s because KELT-9b’s host star is itself very hot, but also because this alien world resides so close to the furnace. KELT-9b takes just two days to complete one orbit of the star. Being so close means the planet cannot exist for very long – the gases in its atmosphere are being blasted with radiation and lost to space.…

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Stargazing Live: Manned missions to the Moon — will NASA or others return to the surface?

Stargazing Live: Manned missions to the Moon — will NASA or others return to the surface? Stargazing Stargzing : It is inevitable that mankind will return to the Moon, but the arguments for going there have changed dramatically since the Apollo missions, experts say. Astronaut Gene Cernan left the last bootprint on the lunar surface 44 years and five months ago, and enthusiasm for another manned voyage became tepid in the decades that followed. Now, competing space agencies and companies are looking to the Moon with a fresh zeal, hoping…

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Star Wars Last Jedi leak? Big Rey, Luke and NEW BB droid details surface online

Star Wars Last Jedi leak? Big Rey, Luke and NEW BB droid details surface online

Star Wars Last Jedi leak? Big Rey, Luke and NEW BB droid details surface online STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI is expected to drop its first trailer in a matter of weeks, but until then some new rumoured character details have come to the surface.   Unverified whispers have started on Reddit courtesy of a user who claims to “work for a company that is in charge of promotional displays”. These promotional displays, it seems, claim to reveal new details about Rey, Luke Skywalker… and new BB units. User ZedOmbie…

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Pluto may have an icy sea beneath its surface

Pluto may have an icy sea beneath its surface

Pluto may have an icy sea beneath its surface (CNN)Dwarf planet Pluto may be hiding an icy ocean beneath its surface, according to two new reports published by the scientific journal Nature. The papers seek to explain why Sputnik Planitia — a 1,000 kilometer-wide, nitrogen-covered basin in Pluto’s heart-shaped northern region — is permanently aligned with the dwarf planet’s moon Charon. “It’s like they’re in an arm-to-arm dance, always facing each other,” said Richard Binzel, professor of planetary sciences at MIT, who was involved in the New Horizons mission to…

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