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How Do You Fix The Multibillion-Dollar Hubble Space Telescope? By Turning It Off And On Again

NASA said that after two weeks, the malfunctioning gyroscope of the Hubble Space Telescope has returned to normal. The team of experts at ground control was able to fix the issue by turning the instrument on and off.

Space October 24, 2018

Moonception: Study Shows Bigger Moons Can Have Moons Of Their Own

The moon has the right conditions to have its own moon. According to a new study, while it has not been observed in the Solar System, moons can have their own submoons or moonmoons.

Space October 11, 2018

Scientists Discover First Known Exomoon: How Is It Different From Solar System Moons?

Researchers may have confirmed the discovery of the first known exomoon, or a moon that is outside of the solar system. The exomoon is believed to be orbiting the exoplanet Kepler-1625b, and is thought to be as big as Neptune.

Space October 4, 2018

There Are 121 Giant Planets In The Milky Way With Moons That Could Harbor Alien Life

Scientists identified more than a hundred exoplanets three times larger than Earth that could have moons that are home to alien life. They said expanding the quest for ET to include moons could yield better finds.

Space July 6, 2018

Did Astronomers Just Discover A Neptune-Sized Exomoon Orbiting Kepler-1625b?

A team of astronomers has announced the first detection of a possible exomoon 4,000 light years away. The candidate’s status may be confirmed by October 2017.

Space July 30, 2017

Possible discovery of exomoon circling alien planet reveals how little we know about the universe

Possible sighting of exomoon orbiting distant planet both excites and frustrates, and positive proof eludes scientists.

Space April 14, 2014

Astronomers uncertain about discovery of rare exomoon: Is it real?

Scientists have discovered what could well be an exomoon orbiting a gas giant. The discovery could be significant since scientists have yet to find the first extrasolar moon.

Space April 13, 2014

First exomoon found orbiting distant star?

A moon orbiting a distant planet around an alien world may have been detected, marking the first known exomoon.

Space April 11, 2014

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