New Space Discoveries In 2015

  1. A new study based on calculations of gravitational influence suggests that at least two more planets are circling the sun in our solar system far beyond Pluto’s orbit.
  2. A sun- like star with orbiting Earth-sized planets dating back to the dawn of the Galaxy has been discovered by an international team of astronomers.
  3. A new physics model that applies quantum correction terms to complement Einstein’s theory of general relativity proposes that there was no Big Bang and that the universe has existed forever.
  4. New data suggest that four young stars clustered in the constellation Norma are the likely signature of the long predicted dark matter galaxy.
  5. SpaceX launches the DSCOVR satellite into deep space to provide advanced warning of extreme emissions from the sun which can affect power grids, communications systems, and satellites.
  6. Scientists discover a black hole in the middle of a quasar that is 12 billion times as massive as our sun.
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