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Second Earth Proxima B

Second Earth, Proxima b, discovered by scientists, is a game-changer

A “second Earth,” orbiting our planet’s closest star may have the right conditions to sustain alien life forms, astronomers have revealed. The mystery world spotted by experts at the European Southern Observatory may finally answer if we are alone in the universe. The planet circles the “goldilocks zone” of Proxima Centauri, the red dwarf star just four light years away.
Star Radiation

Suntan and alien radiation: Ten trillionth of one's suntan is intergalactic radiation, world-first study confirms

In a world-first study, Australian researchers have calculated the proportion of our suntan that comes from beyond the Milky Way. This skin-tanning, natural radiation comes not from the sun but distant hungry black holes and stars and is known as intergalactic solarium. This alien radiation is also known as extra-galactic background light that that gives the tan. This alien light well beyond our galaxy helps beachgoers get that tanned bronze.

Sun turned once-habitable Venus to hell

NASA thinks Venus may have looked like Earth once. It was a planet capable of life, with a shallow liquid-water ocean and habitable surface temperature for up to two billion years.
Aurora Borealis

Australian mini-satellites to explore Earth's thermosphere; 3 Australian universities to make history

Australian researchers are taking a historic step forward as the Qb-50 project is set to launch its first Aussie mini-satellites in space from International Space Station (ISS) next year. The project will study Earth’s thermosphere as it is the least-understood layer of our atmosphere. Researchers from three Australian universities are getting ready to make history as they prepare to measure the density and temperature of plasma in that region.
Milky Way

Milky Way's core is a cosmic desert with no new stars, astronomers discover

Astronomers have reportedly discovered the most-desolate place in the Milky Way. The vast expanse right at the centre could well be a cosmic desert that is completely devoid of young stars. The new study by the international team of researchers promises to better the understanding of the entire Milky Way.