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11 Amazing Things That Have Happened In Space This Last Year

We are tiny insignificant dots in the universe. That just proves that space is super awesome in every single way.

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10. The Kepler Space Craft has found two new planetary systems that within the habitable system

Via nasa.gov

Habitable systems are those which have planets that possess the possibility of having liquid water.

However we do not yet know if these planets have hostile space bugs

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9. Russia has finalized the plans to relaunch its Moon-exploration program with Luna Glob

The Luna Glob Moonbase will be the first permanent installation on the moon and explore the extraction of water.

6. The ESA Star Survey Gaia will launch in November to begin its survey of the Milky Way

Via esa.int

Gaia will map all the stars in the Milky Way including their temperature and luminosity. It is the most expensive camera to ever get launched into space.

I hope the US allows the mission to succeed

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That is is really really fast

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4. The Hubble Telescope has found the first "True Blue" Planet

Via nasa.gov

According to NASA "This color is not due to the presence of oceans, but is caused by the effects of a 2,000-degree-Fahrenheit atmosphere where silicate particles melt to make "raindrops" of glass that scatter blue light more than red light.'

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2. A crowdfunded project to sail to the moon met its goal and is currently proposing to NASA

Via sciencetoday.com

Solar sails are the next big thing in space exploration. Both the US and Japan currently have programs in development.

Which almost makes up for the fact that Pluto was stripped of it's planet status

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