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Why the idea of alien life now seems inevitable and possibly imminent...
After a string of discoveries, alien life is not as far-fetched as it used to be.
By ceres on 2019-05-01 01:36 UTC
"Unfathomable Abodes of Life?" Water Worlds of the Milky Way...
Beautiful blue planets with endless oceans may be orbiting many of the Milky Way's one trillion stars. In 2016, for example, Kepler astronomers discovered planets that are unlike anything in our solar system a "water world" planetary system or
By ceres on 2019-05-01 01:33 UTC
As Coachella raged, the L.A. tech world made plans to live on Mars...
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What do NASA engineers, synthetic biologists and Silicon Valley VCs do for Coachella? Throw a party to talk about colonizing space.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-04-24 01:20 UTC
Can NASA reach the moon safely by 2024?...
Space accelerator to build bridges with military — Mars in 2033 just not possible, report concludes
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-04-19 14:06 UTC
NASA Experiment Might Have Survived Beresheet Lunar Crash...
An experimental NASA payload from the Beresheet spacecraft might still be intact someplace on the lunar surface. Researchers plan to begin scouring the likely crash site for signs of the Lunar Retroreflector Array (LRA). The post NASA Experiment Might Hav
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-04-18 14:45 UTC
A Rocket Launch to the Space Station Today Could Be Visible Along US East Coast!...
Today, Northrop Grumman's Antares rocket will launch from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Check for it in the afternoon sky.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-04-17 18:19 UTC
NASA's TESS mission spots Earth-size exoplanet...
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NASA's planet-hunting TESS mission has found its first Earth-size exoplanet in a nearby star system 53 light-years from Earth. Another exoplanet, a warm mini-Neptune, was found in the same system.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-04-15 19:09 UTC
Lockheed Martin Has A Plan To Bring Astronauts Back To The Moon By 2024...
Lockheed Martin has unveiled the reimagined lunar lander that will carry astronauts to the surface of the Moon. The new design was in response to NASA's accelerated timeline to return to the lunar surface by 2024.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-04-13 13:52 UTC
Beresheet: Israel spacecraft crashes during historic moon landing attempt, SpaceIL support team says...
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An attempt by Israeli nonprofit SpaceIL to land its spacecraft Beresheet on the moon has failed after the lunar lander crashed.
By ceres on 2019-04-11 19:54 UTC
Eureka! Black Hole Photographed for 1st Time...
For the first time ever, humanity has photographed a black hole, shining light on an exotic realm that had long been beyond our ken.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-04-10 15:21 UTC
'Alien' Lights in Norway Were a NASA Test, Not an Extraterrestrial Visit...
'Alien' lights in Norway were a NASA mission, not an extraterrestrial visit.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-04-09 12:29 UTC
A Japanese spacecraft may have just blown a crater in a distant asteroid...
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Samples from Ryugu's interior could lead to new insights into the early solar system
By ceres on 2019-04-05 17:09 UTC
Mars methane surge spotted from space...
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A European spacecraft has confirmed a report of methane being released from the surface of Mars.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-04-02 20:49 UTC
Can NASA Really Put Astronauts on the Moon in 2024?...
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A crewed mission to the lunar surface by 2024 is probably feasible, experts say. But it won't be easy.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-03-28 13:48 UTC
Unexpected particle plumes discovered jetting out of asteroid Bennu...
The OSIRIS-REx craft traveled to asteroid Bennu last year and won't return until 2023. But the mission is already throwing up unexpected findings, like plumes of particles which are being ejected from the surface of the asteroid. The post Unexpected p
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-03-23 16:03 UTC
The Great Exoplanet Bake-Off: Why NASA Made an Oven-Fresh Alien Atmosphere in Its Lab...
NASA scientists cooked up an alien atmosphere in their lab to solve the puzzle of "hot Jupiters."
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-03-21 01:24 UTC
Dormant viruses activate during spaceflight...
Herpes viruses reactivate in more than half of crew aboard Space Shuttle and International Space Station missions, according to NASA research published in Frontiers in Microbiology. While only a small proportion develop symptoms, virus reactivation rates
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-03-16 17:15 UTC
Kepler Space Telescope's 1st Exoplanet Candidate Finally Confirmed...
The find is a fitting tribute to Kepler, which has discovered nearly 70 percent of all known exoplanets.
By ceres on 2019-03-06 21:25 UTC
NASA alien planet DISCOVERY: Will NASA find life on the distant world of Kepler 1658b?...
NASA'S discovery of a distant planet in the Kepler-1658 system could boost the space agency's hopes of discovering alien life but is there life on the planet Kepler 1658b?
By ceres on 2019-03-06 21:24 UTC
Newfound 'FarFarOut' Is Most Distant Solar System Body Ever Seen...
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Astronomers just discovered an object, dubbed FarFarOut, that lies 140 astronomical units from the sun. That's 140 times the Earth-sun distance, which is about 93 million miles (150 million kilometers).
By ceres on 2019-02-27 17:21 UTC
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