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Pluto Might Have Underlying Ocean

Pluto Might Have Underlying Ocean

Pluto reminds one of rock-solid frozen ice. However, Noah Hammond, a PhD student at Brown University, has a different view. He states that information beamed back by unmanned New Horizons deep-space probe of NASA in 2015 suggested that the dwarf planet might be hiding a subsurface ocean, which is like the ones assumed to subsist on a few moons of Jupiter.

We're about to get closer look at Jupiter than ever before

We're about to get closer look at Jupiter than ever before

We will soon get a closer look at our solar system’s biggest planet than ever before. Following five years and a roughly 2 billion mile journey across the solar system, NASA's Juno probe will enter Jupiter's orbit on July 4. It will succeed in getting an exceptional front-row view of the gas giant.

Launched on August 5, 2011, the four-ton Juno has three 30-foot-long solar arrays, having 18,696 individual solar cells that enable it to make the most of the solar power it gets on its journey.

Chemicals Contaminate Deep-Ocean Creatures

Chemicals Contaminate Deep-Ocean Creatures

A new research has revealed the degree of destruction caused by man-made pollutants, which have now entered the deep oceans as well. The research reveals that chemical contamination has polluted the creatures dwelling at a depth of up to 10,000 meters in the ocean have been. The revelation was made at a deep-ocean exploration conference organized at Shanghai on June 8, 2016.

Rescue plane lands at South Pole to evacuate sick worker from remote US science station

Rescue plane lands at South Pole to evacuate sick worker from remote US science station

Federal officials said that on Tuesday, a rescue plane landed at the South Pole after flying across dangerous dark and cold for the evacuation of a sick worker from a far away US science station. As per the National Science Foundation, which runs the polar outpost, the plane reached at the South Pole after taking a 1,500-mile, nine-hour journey from a British base on the Antarctic Peninsula.

Leftovers of SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage pulled silently and without fanfare into its home port

Leftovers of SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage pulled silently and without fanfare into its home port

Over the weekend, the pancaked leftovers of a SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage from successful commercial launch of last week that saw hard landing at sea, was pulled without making much noise and any display into its home port. This has bring to an end a string of three straight stunning and upright soft ocean landings in the last sixty days.

On late Saturday night, June 18, at around 9 pm, the residue of the Falcon was taken into home port at Port Canaveral during night, packed in a huge blue tarp

Young ‘super-Neptune’ discovered

Young ‘super-Neptune’ discovered

A team of astronomers has discovered about the discovery of a super-Neptune. It is a very young planet, which is just 11 million years old and orbits very close to its star having an orbital period of 5.4 days.

Using data from NASA's repurposed Kepler mission, K2, the astronomers have discovered K2-33B. In order to confirm the presence of the planet and determine its properties, the research team has carried out extensive observations.

Dead Alligator washes up on Texas Beach, Cause of Death is Unknown

Dead Alligator washes up on Texas Beach, Cause of Death is Unknown

Lots of people visited Jamaica Beach of Texas over the weekend when an alligator washed ashore. The 13-foot-long beast turned out to be dead. Many people clicked pictures of the gator and shared on social media websites.

Some experts also visited the beach to know the cause of gator’s death. They said recent flooding may be behind it.

The huge gator was first spotted by Timeiki Hedspeth and her family who were at the beach, celebrating Father’s Day. When the creature washed ashore, many people gathered around the alligator. They said the creature was dead.

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