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Double Trouble: A White Dwarf Surprises Astronomers...
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Astronomers have detected a bright X-ray outburst from a star in the Small Magellanic Cloud, a nearby galaxy almost 200,000 light years from Earth.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-12-16 02:32 UTC
The epoch of planet formation, times twenty...
Astronomers have cataloged nearly 4,000 exoplanets in orbit around distant stars. Though the discovery of these newfound worlds has taught us much, there is still a great deal we do not know about the birth of planets and the precise cosmic recipes that s
By ceres on 2018-12-12 20:54 UTC
Scientists may have discovered a new species of early human...
Analysis of "Little Foot", a 3.6 million-year-old skeleton, suggests we may have a new ancient ancestor.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-12-12 05:12 UTC
NASA's Voyager 2 probe enters interstellar space...
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For the second time in history, a human-made object has reached the space between the stars. NASA's Voyager 2 probe now has exited the heliosphere -- the protective bubble of particles and magnetic fields created by the Sun.
By ceres on 2018-12-10 21:03 UTC
Water found on asteroid, confirming Bennu as excellent mission target...
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Spectral observations made by the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft identified hydrated minerals across the asteroid, confirming that Bennu, a remnant from early in the formation of the solar system, is an excellent specimen for the OSIRIS-REx mission to study the co
By ceres on 2018-12-10 21:02 UTC
Heard in the Milky Way "Thinking Like a Planet to Earth in 10,000 Years"...
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Today's eclectic coverage of TV programs broadcast on the state of affairs on our pale blue water planet, signaling our presence to other possible civilizations in the Milky Way. "FM signals and those of broadcast television travel out to space at
By ceres on 2018-12-06 20:14 UTC
Unknown treasure trove of planets found hiding in dust...
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"Super-Earths" and Neptune-sized planets could be forming around young stars in much greater numbers than scientists thought, new research by an international team of astronomers suggests.
By ceres on 2018-12-06 20:11 UTC
Passive House Busts High Cost Myth - Zero Energy Project...
The first certified Passive House in Scranton, Pennsylvania demonstrates that high-performance homes can be built for the same price as code-built homes.
By ZeroEnergyProject on 2018-12-06 17:15 UTC
Zero Energy Upgrades Could Cost Zero Dollars - Zero Energy Project...
As a promoter of zero energy buildings, I'm constantly explaining to builders and homebuyers how zero energy homes and buildings pay for themselves. I covered this last month in my post, Buying Power of Energy Savings, which describes how the energy savings from a zero energy building completely
By ZeroEnergyProject on 2018-12-06 17:14 UTC
More Than 100 New Planets Discovered In Old Kepler Data...
In early August, the Inquisitr reported on an incredible breakthrough in the analysis of Kepler data, which led to the confirmation of 44 new exoplanets. Hailed as the largest exoplanet haul for Japan, which made the discovery, the remarkable find has jus
By ceres on 2018-12-04 16:54 UTC
China Set to Launch First-ever Spacecraft to the Far Side of the Moon...
Chang'e-4 mission will test plant growth on the Moon, and listen for radio emissions normally blocked by Earth's atmosphere
By ceres on 2018-12-04 16:47 UTC
NASA spacecraft arrives at ancient asteroid, its 1st visitor...
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — After a two-year chase, a NASA spacecraft has arrived at the ancient asteroid Bennu, its first visitor in billions of years.
By ceres on 2018-12-03 18:19 UTC
Hello, Bennu! NASA Asteroid-Sampling Probe Reaches Its Target Space Rock...
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NASA's OSIRIS-REx probe sidled up to the diamond-shaped asteroid Bennu today (Dec. 3), bringing an end to a circuitous deep-space chase that lasted 27 months.
By ceres on 2018-12-03 18:19 UTC
Combination of space-based and ground-based telescopes reveals more than 100 exoplanets...
Astronomers using a combination of ground and space based telescopes have reported more than 100 extrasolar planets (exoplanets) in only three months. These planets are quite diverse and expected to play a large role in developing the research field of ex
By ceres on 2018-12-03 18:18 UTC
Fox, 'Cosmos' Producers Investigate Sexual Misconduct Claims Against Host Neil deGrasse Tyson...
The Fox Broadcasting Company and the producers of the science-based series "Cosmos," are investigating host Neil deGrasse Tyson following claims of sexual misconduct by three women.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-12-03 05:45 UTC
'Oumuamua isn't alone: More interstellar objects found in our solar system...
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The 'Oumuamua space object made headlines when it was revealed to originate from outside of our Solar System, and now a new paper argues that there could be hundreds of 'Oumuamua-sized interstellar objects in our Solar System. The post 'Oumuam
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-12-03 05:44 UTC
Clara is an 'excellent bit of science-inflected storytelling'...
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Chris Knight: If you don't come away with a new appreciation for orbital planet-hunting telescopes, you're watching it wrong
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-11-29 16:09 UTC
'Siberian unicorn' walked Earth with humans...
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A giant rhino that may have been the origin of the unicorn myth survived until about 35,000 years ago.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-11-27 16:50 UTC
Photos: Mummies Discovered in Tombs in Ancient Egyptian City...
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Archaeologists have discovered several mummies and sarcophagi in two separate tombs near Luxor (ancient Thebes) in Egypt.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-11-27 16:49 UTC
NASA Succesfully Lands InSight On Martian Soil...
InSight has successfully arrived in Mars. The lander reported that it has unrolled its solar panels and will continue deploying its other scientific equipment in the next couple of months.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-11-27 16:44 UTC
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