Anti-satellite weaponry is possible, something which should be reckoned with when planning possible military operations, defense expert Vasily Kashin told Sputnik China.

In an interview with Sputnik China, military expert Vasily Kashin described an anti-satellite weapon as a new reality which one should consider when planning a possible military operation.

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Even operating at a quarter of its eventual capacity, South Africa’s MeerKAT radio telescope showed off its phenomenal power Saturday, revealing 1,300 galaxies in a tiny corner of the universe where only 70 were known before.

The image released Saturday was the first from MeerKAT, where 16 dishes were formally commissioned the same day.

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Astronomers have spotted a Jupiter-like planet that could hold the answer to how our solar system was formed.

The planet 51 Eridani b is roughly twice the size of Jupiter and young by planetary standards, at 20 million years old. At 800 degrees Fahrenheit, the planet’s surface is still glowing with heat from its creation and offers clues about how it was formed, according to a study published in the journal Science on Thursday.

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NASA on Thursday announced that its Kepler telescope has discovered what is being described as the most Earth-like planet to date.

The newly confirmed Kepler-452b is the first near-Earth-size planet ever discovered orbiting in the habitable zone — the area around a star where liquid water could pool on the surface — of a G2-type star, just like our sun, NASA said. The discovery of Kepler-452b brings the total number of confirmed planets to 1,030.

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Even though it’s no longer officially a planet, Pluto is still surprising astronomers.

Data from the Hubble Space Telescope shows that two of its moons, Nix and Hyrda, wobble so much, that they move unpredictably as they orbit, Al Jazeera reports.

That’s because they are buffeted by the strong gravitational pull of Pluto and its sister dwarf-planet Charon.

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