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What is Alpha Centauri?

Alpha Centauri is a system of stars which is closest to the Solar System i.e. about 4.37 light years from Sun. It is comprised of three stars namely; Alpha Centauri A (Rigil Kentaurus) Alpha Centauri B which mostly forms the binary star Alpha Centauri AB Alpha Centauri C (Proxima Centauri) It was in 1592 when ..

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What are Asteroids?

Asteroids also called the inner solar system are minor planets which are neither categorised as a planet or a comet. They are in direct orbit around the Sun. They primarily remain on the circumstellar disk of gas around new stars and also the debris of the disk together. They are also known as planetoids and ..

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New “secret” planetary system with 3 super-Earths discovered

Astronomers have discovered a new secret planetary system which has 3 super-Earths and one outer giant planet. This secret planetary system christened as HD219134, is located at a distance of just 21 light years from Earth and has the constellation named Cassiopeia. The constellation hosts one outer giant planet and three inner super-Earths. Of these ..

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Source of Water on Moon discovered

Scientists have discovered that the most likely source of water on Moon is the constant stream of charged particles from the Sun known as the solar wind. As per Researchers, ice inside permanently shadowed polar craters on the Moon, which is also known as cold traps, could contain hydrogen atoms ultimately derived from the solar ..

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2007 OR10: The Snow White Planet with Water Ice

2007 OR10 is the name of a trans-Neptunian object, which has been largest body in the Solar System without a name. It was discovered in 2007 by former graduate student Meg Schwamb of the California Institute of Technology. This dwarf planet nicknamed Snow White orbits at the edge of the Solar System. Roughly half the ..

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