Dying stars

Dying stars will be reborn in one

Scientists have discovered a binary system of two dying stars, known as white dwarfs,which will be collide and birth to one new star. The newly identified binary system, designated SDSS J010657.39–100003.3, is located about 7,800 light-years away in the constellation Cetus, the Whale, and was discovered as part of a survey program conducted with the MMT Observatory on Mount Hopkins, Ariz.

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Astronomers Discovered the Asteroid with the Earth Like Orbit

Asteroid 2010 SO16, discovered earlier telescope WISE, moves almost exactly on the Earth’s orbit and may be a “brother” of the Earth – one of a group of protoplanetary celestial bodies, from which it emerged, according to astronomers from the Northern Ireland Observatory Armag. Most asteroids near Earth (NEA), have very elongated orbits, SO16 but has a nearly circular orbit, and therefore can not converge to any other planet except Earth.Astronomers have decided to establish how stable the orbit of this asteroid, and how long it takes her.

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Earth Messenger Reaches Mercury Orbit

After three flybys of Mercury over the last three years, the Messenger spacecraft is poised to settle into the first-ever orbit by a manmade object of the planet closest to the Sun.The goal of the mission is to provide scientists with data on Mercury unparalleled since the Mariner 10 spacecraft passed by three decades ago. And the more we understand about Mercury, NASA says, the more we’ll understand about how the other rocky planets in the solar system–Venus, Mars, and of course, Earth–formed and evolved.

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