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A small asteroid flew past Earth early Tuesday

A small asteroid flew past Earth early Tuesday

Tweet     At 6:50 EDT am Tuesday, a car-sized asteroid flew closest and past Earth within the Earth-moon system at an altitude of 45,000 kilometers.   According to NASA yesterday, the asteroid, 2010 TD54, will be over southeastern Asia and has zero probability of Earth impact. A telescope of the NASA-sponsored Catalina Sky Survey [Continue reading]

Astronomers revealed a period of universal warming 11 billion years ago

Astronomers revealed a period of universal warming 11 billion years ago

Tweet   So you thought it’s just the earth huh? Well, think again! Cosmos experienced a universal warming for 500 million years from 11.7 to 11.3 billion years ago.   This happened when the ultraviolet light emitted by active galaxies stripped electrons off helium atoms (known as ionization process) and heated the intergalactic [Continue reading]

‘Toasted Skin Syndrome’ caused by warm laptop

‘Toasted Skin Syndrome’ caused by warm laptop

Tweet Generally, we think that laptop is very convenient and eases tasks for us. However, we should also be aware about the downside of not using laptop correctly. Having a warm laptop against your legs or any exposed skin will  lead to blotchy and discolored skin. To avoid this, don’t let the heated surface of [Continue reading]

Astronomers found a potentially habitable planet within the Goldilocks zone

Astronomers found a potentially habitable planet within the Goldilocks zone

Tweet  After a decade of research and observations of the nearby red dwarf star Gliese 581, a team of astronomers in University of California Santa Cruz and the Carnegie Institution of Washington revealed an earth-like planet (from the photo: fourth planet, G) that could sustain life. Gliese 581-G planet with a mass of three to [Continue reading]

Stress: Different sources and time of day for teens and adults

Stress: Different sources and time of day for teens and adults

Tweet     UCLA neuroscientist Adriana Galvan studies the impact of normal, every stress and associated stress hormones on adolescents’ brain function and decision making. When we are exposed to stress, the brain interprets the event as a threatening situation. The hypothalamus secrets adrenocorticotrophic releasing hormone (ARH), [Continue reading]

FDA warns against use of gadolinium-based MRI drugs

FDA warns against use of gadolinium-based MRI drugs

Tweet     Washington. The Food and Drug Administration warned doctors on the use of imaging agents containing gadolinium as it can cause a rare and sometimes fatal condition in patients with kidney disease. Gadolinium is a metal with distinctive magnetic properties that increase its visibility during MRI scans. It is known to be toxic [Continue reading]

Amateur astronomers with backyard telescopes caught Jupiter fireballs in the act

Amateur astronomers with backyard telescopes caught Jupiter fireballs in the act

Tweet The two bright spots were detected by two amateur astronomers using backyard telescopes.  These two spots were small objects that burned up in Jupiter’s atmosphere on June 3 and August 20 this year.  A fleeting bright dot on each of these images of Jupiter marks a small comet or asteroid burning up in the [Continue reading]

Rosette Nebula (from Chandra Xray Observatory): The Heart of the Rose

Rosette Nebula (from Chandra Xray Observatory):  The Heart of the Rose

Tweet     Above image taken from the Chandra X-ray Observatory shows the Rosette star formation region, located about 5000 light years from Earth.  The center of outlined portion which is the open cluster NGC 2244 reveals hundreds of young stars in red and the large areas of gas and dust in purple, orange, green and [Continue reading]

2 Asteroids passing close to the Earth on Wednesday

2 Asteroids passing close to the Earth on Wednesday

Tweet     Two asteroids will pass within the moon’s distance from Earth, approximately 240,000 miles, on Wednesday, Sept. 8 and will be visible with moderate-sized amateur telescopes. Neither asteroid will hit Earth.  Asteroid 2010 RX30 is estimated to be approximately 32 to 64 feet in size and will pass within approximately [Continue reading]

September Night Skies

September Night Skies

Tweet If we’re lucky for clear skies, September nights in the Southern hemisphere would give us the sky objects which mostly lie in and near Sagittarius over head.  Take a look at the following Messier objects you can find with your telescope.  M24 (The MIlky Way Patch), M8 (The Lagoon nebula), M20 (The Trifid nebula), [Continue reading]

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