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Sun's Orbit Around the Galaxy Calculated.
- Mir Will Finally Be Shut Down
- Sun's orbit Around the Galaxy Calculated
- Hubble Captures Entire star Lifecycle
- Earth Microbes Survive in Mars Conditions
MIR WILL FINALLY BE SHUT DOWN
Unable the find the additional funding they need, Russian officials have
decided to scrap Mir. The current cosmonauts will leave the station for the
last time in August, and it will remain unattended as its orbit decays into
the atmosphere, finally burning up sometime in August.
SUN'S orbit AROUND THE Galaxy CALCULATED
Using a precise radio telescope, Astronomers have calculated exactly how long
it takes for the Sun to make one revolution around the Milky Way: 226 million
years. Last time the Sun was in this position, Dinosaurs roamed the planet. To
make their calculations, Astronomers used Sagitarius A - , a star believed to be
exactly at the center of the galaxy.
HUBBLE CAPTURES ENTIRE star LIFECYCLE
Recent photographs from the Hubble Space Telescope show a region of space that
displays all stages of star evolution. The image is of the nebula NCG 3603, and
it contains a blue supergiant star called Sher 25 surrounded by rings of
EARTH MICROBES SURVIVE IN MARS CONDITIONS
A microbe discovered deep in the ocean near hot vents has been found to be able
to thrive in Martian conditions - an environment hostile to almost every kind of
life on Earth. The bacteria doesn't require oxygen, but converts Hydrogen and
nitrogen into methane gas. Not only does this discovery raise hopes of finding
life on Mars, but also of future techniques to make Mars more Earthlike, by
introducing life to the planet.
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