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Cameras on NASA Exoplanet Spacecraft Slightly Out of Focus...
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Cameras recently installed on NASA's planet-hunting TESS spacecraft will be slightly out of focus once launched, but the agency said that will not affect the mission's science.
By ceres on 2017-08-03 15:52 UTC
Hubble Detects Blazingly Hot Exoplanet -- "Its Water Atmosphere Glows"...
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Scientists have discovered the strongest evidence to date for a stratosphere on a planet outside our solar system, or exoplanet. A stratosphere is a layer of atmosphere in which temperature increases with higher altitudes. "This result is exciting be
By ceres on 2017-08-03 15:51 UTC
Earth-like atmosphere may not survive Proxima b's orbit...
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An Earth-like planet outside the solar system may not be able to keep a grip on its atmosphere, leaving the surface exposed to harmful stellar radiation and reducing its potential for habitability.
By ceres on 2017-08-01 01:15 UTC
Have Scientists Found The First Exomoon? Alien Moon Could Be Keplers Next Big Discovery...
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Astronomers might have found the first-ever “exomoon” in history, an alien moon orbiting around an exoplanet. According to a report from BGR, the findings were made based on data from the famed Kepler Space Telescope, as researchers studied t
By ceres on 2017-07-31 16:00 UTC
Other planets may never be as hospitable as Earth: study...
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Scientists dealt a blow Monday to the quest for organisms inhabiting worlds besides Earth, saying our planet was unusual in its ability to host liquid waterthe key ingredient for life.
By ceres on 2017-07-31 15:59 UTC
Using powerful Dark Energy Camera, scientists reach the cosmic dawn...
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Astronomers have discovered 23 young galaxies, seen as they were 800 million years after the Big Bang, explains a new report.
By aphrodite on 2017-07-27 02:06 UTC
Four new short-period giant planets discovered...
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( have detected four new giant exoplanets as part of the Hungarian-made Automated Telescope Network-South (HATSouth) exoplanet survey. The newly found alien worlds are about the size of Jupiter, but less massive. They transit moderatel
By ceres on 2017-07-26 17:07 UTC, Edited: 2017-07-26 17:10 UTC
Instead of just sending humans on a one-shot mission to look for life on the surface, a new paper envisions a future outpost on Titan that could generate power for years....
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Credit: Cassini Model: Brian Kumanchik, Christian Lopez. NASA/JPL-Caltech. Migrated to Maya & materials updated by Kevin M. GillNASA and Elon Musks SpaceX are focused on getting astronauts to Mars and even one day establishing a colony on the Red
By viper1 on 2017-07-17 21:01 UTC
Soar over Plutos majestic mountains and icy plains in incredible new footage...
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NASA's New Horizons teams have created flyover movies using data and digital elevation models of Pluto and its largest moon Charon
By ceres on 2017-07-17 17:12 UTC
A 75,000-mile-wide HOLE has appeared on the sun...
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Nasa's Solar Dynamics Observatory first detected the huge spot on the sun last week, and it appears to have lingered through to this week.
By ceres on 2017-07-12 18:47 UTC
Photon Teleported Between Earth and Space for the First Time...
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Beam us up, Scotty. The post Photon Teleported Between Earth and Space for the First Time appeared first on ExtremeTech.
By ceres on 2017-07-11 22:30 UTC
First ever Earth-orbit teleportation completed...
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Scientists have completed the first teleportation of an object from Earth to a satellite orbiting more than 300 miles away.
By ceres on 2017-07-11 22:29 UTC
NASAs Hubble captures stunning photo that will make you feel insignificant...
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We go about our lives here on planet Earth doing our jobs, cashing paychecks, and raising families and most of the time we dont question just how important we are. The jury is still out
By ceres on 2017-07-11 17:03 UTC
NASA Will Fly Over Jupiter's Great Red Spot Tonight...
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Juno Will be just 5,600 miles above the historic storm
By ceres on 2017-07-11 17:01 UTC
A cosmic barbecue: Researchers spot 60 new 'hot Jupiter' candidates...
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Yale researchers have identified 60 potential new "hot Jupiters"highly irradiated worlds that glow like coals on a barbecue grill and are found orbiting only 1% of Sun-like stars.
By ceres on 2017-07-06 23:31 UTC
First discovery of an exoplanet with SPHERE/VLT...
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An international team of astronomers, including members of the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, discovered an exoplanet by direct imaging using SPHERE, an instrument designed and developed by a consortium of 12 European institutes on the Very La
By ceres on 2017-07-06 23:31 UTC
Hubble pushed beyond limits to spot clumps of new stars in distant galaxy...
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By applying a new computational analysis to a galaxy magnified by a gravitational lens, astronomers have obtained images 10 times sharper than what Hubble could achieve on its own.
By ceres on 2017-07-06 23:29 UTC
Mars surface 'more uninhabitable' than thought: study...
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Hopes of finding life on Mars, at least on the surface, were dealt a blow Thursday by a study revealing that salt minerals present on the Red Planet kill bacteria.
By viper1 on 2017-07-06 20:17 UTC
Probably Not Alone: NASAs Kepler Telescope Reveals More Rocky Planets Like Earth Than Previously Estimated...
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Data gleaned from observations taken from the Kepler Space Telescope indicates that there are far more rocky planets like Earth than astronomers previously estimated. And with more exoplanets that could have similar general characteristics to our planet,
By ceres on 2017-07-05 15:58 UTC
Planets in other star systems fit a puzzling pattern...
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Data from the Kepler space telescope show that exoplanets tend to be similar in size to their neighbours and regularly spaced, no matter the size of their star
By ceres on 2017-06-29 03:02 UTC
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