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Asteroid Mining is Getting Closer to Reality. Planetary Resources Arkyd-6 Satellite Just Launched...
With the deployment of the Arkyd-6 spacecraft, Planetary Resources just took a major step towards making asteroid mining a reality The post Asteroid Mining is Getting Closer to Reality. Planetary Resources Arkyd-6 Satellite Just Launched appeared first on
By ceres on 2018-01-17 21:03 UTC
"Leveraging the Human Cloud" --Citizen Scientists Discover New Kepler Earth-Like Planets Orbiting Sun-Like Stars...
MIT and Caltech researchers say the credit for Five new planets have been discovered outside our solar system goes mainly to citizen scientists — about 10,000 from the around the world — who pored through publicly available data from K2,...
By ceres on 2018-01-16 20:25 UTC
Five-Exoplanet System With Super-Earths Discovered By Citizen Scientists Using Kepler Data...
Citizen scientists have struck again. Struck proverbial gold, that is. In the first instance of a discovery of this kind through crowdsourcing, five previously unknown exoplanets were identified using data from NASA's Kepler Space Telescope.
By ceres on 2018-01-12 20:11 UTC
White dwarf's inner makeup is mapped for the first time...
The first map of the internal composition of a white dwarf star shows these stellar corpses contain more oxygen than expected, challenging stellar evolution theories.
By viper1 on 2018-01-08 18:13 UTC
Did NASA's Mars rover just find ancient Martian fossils?...
If youre one of the many casual science observers hoping that mankind will one day discover evidence that life once thrived on Mars, 2017 was a very, very exciting year for you. From derelic
By viper1 on 2018-01-08 18:11 UTC
Curiosity Rover Spots Weird Tube-Like Structures on Mars...
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has found intriguing structures on Mars that look like tiny, fossilized worm burrows but mission team members aren't claiming that the finds are evidence of life.
By ceres on 2018-01-06 16:55 UTC
New Tech Could Help Astronomers See Planets Around Alpha Centauri...
Technology in development could capture images from an Earth-size planet in the nearby Alpha Centauri system in the 2020s, new research suggests.
By ceres on 2018-01-05 17:52 UTC
NASA's ISS Orbiting Lab Identifies Unknown Microbes 1st Time Ever --"Great Leap in Identifying DNA-Based Alien Life" (WATCH Video)...
Being able to identify microbes in real time aboard the International Space Station, without having to send them back to Earth for identification first, would be revolutionary for the world of microbiology and space exploration. The Genes in Space-3 team.
By ceres on 2018-01-04 17:34 UTC
Eerie Bright Spots on Dwarf Planet Ceres --"Shines Light Upon an Active, Evolving World"...
If you could fly aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft, the surface of dwarf planet Ceres would generally look quite dark, but with notable exceptions. These exceptions are the hundreds of bright areas that stand out in images Dawn has returned. Now,...
By ceres on 2018-01-03 15:19 UTC
Pulsar Planets --"Extreme Life Possible --Five Discovered So Far"...
The Milky Way contains an estimated 1 billion neutron stars, of which about 200,000 are pulsars. So far, 3000 pulsars have been studied and only 5 pulsar planets have been found. PSR B1257+12 is a much-studied pulsar. In 1992, the...
By ceres on 2017-12-20 20:21 UTC
NASA Planning An Proxima Centauri Expedition In 2069 To Find Alien Life?...
At the recently concluded Fall 2017 meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) in New Orleans, scientists from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) presented a paper that spoke about a prospective mission to our nearest stellar neighbor, Proxim
By viper1 on 2017-12-20 17:25 UTC
Nasa announcement: Space agency finds entire solar system filled with planets like our own...
Nasa has found an entire solar system with as many planets as our own. The discovery of two new planets around the Kepler-90 star, which looks like our own sun, means that distant solar system has just as many planets as our own. The star and its solar sy
By ceres on 2017-12-14 18:17 UTC
Nasa announcement live: Latest updates as space agency reveals mysterious news from its hunt for planets...
Nasa is preparing for a major announcement after its planet-hunting telescope found something in space. Details on the revelation are sparse. But the agency only holds such events for significant breakthroughs, leading to speculation about what the Kepler
By ceres on 2017-12-14 16:57 UTC
Live stream: NASA announces latest Kepler discovery (1PM EST)...
USA TODAY will cover this event
By ceres on 2017-12-14 16:56 UTC
Kepler Mission: NASA to Reveal AI Breakthrough Discovery...
NASA has called a press conference to reveal a breakthrough discovery from its alien-hunting Kepler telescope. The discovery was driven by Google’s machine-learning artificial intelligence software.
By ceres on 2017-12-12 02:18 UTC
Nasa announcement: What we know about the space agency's mysterious, major breakthrough...
Nasa is preparing for a huge announcement from its plant-hunting telescope. It has said only that it will brief the press on Thursday and that the discovery has been made by the Kepler space telescope. It also said that Google has been involved in the bre
By ceres on 2017-12-12 02:18 UTC
Two super-Earths around star K2-18...
New research using data collected by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) has revealed that a little-known exoplanet called K2-18b could well be a scaled-up version of Earth.
By ceres on 2017-12-05 15:53 UTC
NASA raises possibility of life on Pluto, says the dwarf planet may be hiding a vast ocean...
Its been a rough couple of decades for Pluto. After over a decade of discussion about whether or not it should be considered a planet, the big ball of ice and rock was officially demoted in
By viper1 on 2017-12-04 19:15 UTC
Exoplanet Atmospheres Could Obscure Signs of Life...
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Germany created simulations of multiple nearby exoplanets that have the potential to support life, including Proxima b and TRAPPIST-1d. The post Exoplanet Atmospheres Could Obscure Signs of Life a
By ceres on 2017-12-04 15:40 UTC
Nasa have discovered a planet so unusual, it could rewrite the astronomy books...
WASP-18b has an atmosphere consisting of deadly carbon monoxide.
By ceres on 2017-12-01 15:46 UTC
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