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Space News: NASA's Tiny Exoplanet Hunter Has Gone Quiet...
NASA has a lot of high-tech hardware cruising around in space right now, but one of the space agency's pint-sized exoplanet hunters appears to have gone dark. In a post by NASA's Jet Pr...
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-01-05 07:15 UTC
"It's Just Not Possible" Cassini Mission to Saturn Discovered Something Astonishing (2019 Most Popular)...
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"For a long time, I assumed there was something wrong with the data interpretation," said astrophysicist Duane Pontius, who developed a theoretical model that played a role in the discovery of geysers on Saturn's moon Enceladus. "It's
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-12-28 18:13 UTC
Is Betelgeuse About To Explode?...
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It's a supergiant star in the final stage of its life, and it just dimmed by an enormous amount. What's going on?
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-12-25 18:58 UTC
What Makes ESA's CHEOPS Different From Other Exoplanet-Hunting Telescopes?...
The European Space Agency (ESA)'s Characterising Exoplanets Satellite (CHEOPS) will study its targets in front of their host stars just like other exoplanet-hunting telescopes. So, what makes it different from the others?CHEOPS
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-12-20 18:24 UTC
ESA launches satellite for exoplanet survey...
The CHaracterising ExOPlanet Satellite was successfully launched by a Soyuz rocket, which blasted-off from the Russian Soyuz Guiana Space Center in French Guiana at 3:54 a.m. ET.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-12-20 18:24 UTC
Stranded in Orbit: What's Next for Boeing's Starliner Capsule...
The capsule may land Sunday (Dec. 22), six days earlier than planned.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-12-20 18:22 UTC
Missing stars could point to alien civilizations, scientists say...
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Scientists compare old views of the sky to what we see today and found that at least 100 stars appear to have vanished, or were perhaps covered up.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-12-19 03:42 UTC
Recently Retired USAF General Makes Eyebrow-Raising Claims About Advanced Space Technology...
Recently Retired USAF General Makes Eyebrow-Raising Claims About Advanced Space Technology Authored by Brett Tingley via, Recently retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant General Steven L. Kwast gave a lecture last month that seems to further signa
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-12-16 22:04 UTC
A new space telescope will help see if distant exoplanets might be habitable...
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The European Space Agency is about to launch a mission to study known exoplanets in greater detail, giving us a better glimpse of the potential for extraterrestrial worlds to host life.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-12-16 19:13 UTC
NASA Maps Out the Water On Mars. Some Will Be So Easy to Get, You Could Dig it Out With a Shovel...
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NASA has created a map showing how water is distributed on Mars. The water is frozen under the surface of the planet, and some of it is only 30 cm (12 inches) deep. At that depth, astronauts won't need a machine to access it: just a shovel. Ancient Ma
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-12-15 19:38 UTC
NASA Releases Map of Water Ice on Mars...
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Mars from Hubble: Astronomers took advantage of a rare close approach by Mars in 2001. When the Red Planet was just 43 million miles away, Hubble snapped this picture with the WFPC2. It has a surface resolution of just 10 miles. This is the best image we&
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-12-11 21:16 UTC
US Navy vet who served on USS Nimitz recalls seeing '2-mile-wide UFO' over base...
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“If you could imagine a trash bag that’s two miles in diameter floating, translucent."
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-12-04 22:49 UTC
Astronomers Have a New Way to Spot Earth-Like Worlds With Atmospheres...
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A new method might tell scientists whether or not a rocky exoplanet—the kind of exoplanet most similar to Earth—has an atmosphere.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-12-04 05:47 UTC
Yes, Two Planets Can Both Share The Same Orbit...
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And one of our planets has the orbiting moons to prove it.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-11-28 19:09 UTC
Space News: Astronomers Spot New Exoplanet Orbiting Distant Star...
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Astronomers from around the world just confirmed the existence of an entirely new planet. It was first spotted by NASA's TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) and then confirmed after ...
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-11-22 05:57 UTC
Earth-Like Planets with Giant 'Wrecking Ball' Neighbors Can Host Life After All...
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A giant planet wildly careening around a star may not prevent an Earth-size planet from staying in a stable orbit friendly to life as we know it, a new study finds.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-11-20 17:29 UTC
Photos show evidence of life on Mars, Ohio entomologist says...
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As scientists scramble to determine whether there is life on Mars, Ohio University Professor Emeritus William Romoser's research shows that we already have the evidence, courtesy of photographs from various Mars rovers.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-11-19 20:24 UTC
Mercury will be visible gliding across the face of the sun on Monday, Nov. 11...
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Brenda Culbertson, local NASA ambassador, explains Monday's Mercury transit, which is when Mercury is visible as a small dot gliding across the face of the sun. This only happens about 13 tim...
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-11-09 03:57 UTC
NASA's TESS spacecraft is finding hundreds of exoplanets and is poised to find thousands more...
This artist's impression shows a view of the planet Proxima b orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the solar system. NASA/ESO/M. Kornmesser Within just 50 light-years from Earth, there are about 1,560 stars, likely orbited
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-11-05 23:04 UTC
TESS presents panorama of southern sky...
The glow of the Milky Way—our galaxy seen edgewise—arcs across a sea of stars in a new mosaic of the southern sky produced from a year of observations by NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). Constructed from 208 TESS images
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-11-05 23:01 UTC
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