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  • Metal in Moon's Craters: Insight Into Origin
    11:43 - Jul 04 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Life on Earth would not be possible without the Moon; it keeps our planet's axis of rotation stable, which controls seasons and regulates our climate. However, there has been considerable debate over how the Moon was formed. The popular hypothesis contends that the Moon was formed by a Mars-sized body colliding with Earth's upper crust which is poor in metals. But new research suggests the Moon's subsurface is more metal-rich than previously thought, providing new insights that could challenge our understanding of that process.
  • Iran Starts Conceptual Designing of Payam II Satellite
    16:57 - Jun 29 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- President of Amir Kabir University of Technology Seyed Ahmad Motamedi said that conceptual designing of Iran's new satellite, Payam II, has started.
  • Monster Black Hole Found in Early Universe
    12:43 - Jun 27 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Astronomers have discovered the second-most distant quasar ever found using three Maunakea Observatories in Hawai'i: W. M. Keck Observatory, the international Gemini Observatory, a Program of NSF's NOIRLab, and the University of Hawai'i-owned United Kingdom Infrared Telescope (UKIRT). It is the first quasar to receive an indigenous Hawaiian name, Poniua'ena, which means "unseen spinning source of creation, surrounded with brilliance" in the Hawaiian language.
  • Iran to Make 18 Satellites by Yearend
    15:36 - Jun 21 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi announced that the number of the country's manufactured satellites will increase to 18 by the end of the current Iranian year (March 19, 2021).
  • Astronomers: Periodic Pattern of Radio Bursts
    13:35 - Jun 18 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- A team of astronomers, including researchers at MIT, has picked up on a curious, repeating rhythm of fast radio bursts emanating from an unknown source outside our galaxy, 500 million light years away.
  • Is There Anybody out There? Likely, Yes
    13:23 - Jun 16 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- One of the biggest and longest-standing questions in the history of human thought is whether there are other intelligent life forms within our Universe. Obtaining good estimates of the number of possible extraterrestrial civilizations has however been very challenging.
  • Supernova Particle Accelerators
    13:06 - Jun 09 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- When stars explode as supernovas, they produce shock waves in the plasma surrounding them. So powerful are these shock waves, they can act as particle accelerators that blast streams of particles, called cosmic rays, out into the universe at nearly the speed of light. Yet how exactly they do that has remained something of a mystery.
  • Finding Young Earth-Like Planets
    11:38 - Jun 07 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Research from the University of Sheffield has found that the chance of finding Earth-like planets in their early stages of formation is much higher than previously thought.
  • Origin of Milky Way's 'Fermi Bubbles'
    13:56 - Jun 04 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Using the Wisconsin H-Alpha Mapper telescope, astronomers have for the first time measured the Fermi Bubbles in the visible light spectrum. The Fermi Bubbles are two enormous outflows of high-energy gas that emanate from the Milky Way and the finding refines our understanding of the properties of these mysterious blobs.
  • Official: Iran to Orbit Satellites in 1,000-km Altitude in 2 Years
    14:24 - Jun 01 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Head of the Iranian Space Agency (ISA) Morteza Barari announced Iran's plan to orbit high-quality satellites in an altitude of 1,000km above the Earth.
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