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FEST Faculty – IQRA University – Karachi

Spot Huge Asteroid Pallas in the Night Sky This Week

Although asteroids figure prominently in doomsday predictions, science-fiction stories and video games, most stargazers have never actually seen one with their own eyes. This week you will get an excellent opportunity to observe one of the largest asteroids, Pallas, as it passes close to Earth. (Don’t worry — there is no chance the enormous space […]

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Ison: The comet of the century

If we’re lucky, then in just a few days time we could witness one of the most spectacular sights in the night sky for a generation or more. Astronomers hope that on 3 December a comet will appear on the eastern horizon – Comet Ison. For the whole month of December, millions of people across […]

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New Type of Quasar Found, Baffling Scientists

The most luminous objects in the universe keep getting more mysterious. Astronomers have discovered a new type of quasar — an incredibly bright galactic core powered by a super massive black hole — that current theory fails to predict. Models predict that a quasar’s light and heat should push nearby gas out from the center […]

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