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Aurora borealis could be visible in wide swaths of continental US, Europe on Saturday because of large solar flare...
By Paul P. Murphy, CNN A large solar flare erupted Thursday and is set to reach Earth Saturday, which could result in a strong geomagnetic storm and cause the aurora borealis, or Northern Lights, to be visible across the US and Europe. NOAA issued a G3, o
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-10-29 22:23 UTC
Sun Unleashes Major Solar Flare; Coronal Mass Ejection Could Reach Earth This Weekend...
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The sun emitted a "significant" solar flare Thursday. The coronal mass ejection could reach the Earth this weekend, possibly bringing a Halloween geomagnetic storm.The solar flare erupted from Region 2887 at about 11:35 a.m. EDT Thursday, the NOAA
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-10-29 22:20 UTC
3 astronauts arrived at China's new space station, which it's building as it's banned from the International Space Station...
Three Chinese astronauts have arrived at the space station China is building. They will stay for six months to help the set up of the station, as China is
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-10-16 12:14 UTC
'Extraordinary' unknown radio signal from heart of Milky Way puzzles astronomers...
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What buzzed Earth from the center of the galaxy? Scientists are trying to work that out.
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-10-14 15:02 UTC
After 3.5 million-year hiatus, the largest comet ever discovered is headed our way...
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The Bernardinelli-Bernstein comet will strafe Saturn's orbit in 2031. Scientists are stoked.
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-10-03 04:01 UTC
Massive comet as large as small planet barreling toward our solar system...
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The Bernardinelli-Bernstein comet is hurtling through space toward our solar system and is expected to arrive in about 10 years, new research revealed.
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-10-03 04:01 UTC
Mercury looks stunning in this 1st flyby photo from Europe and Japan's BepiColombo mission...
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The BepiColombo mission captured its first up-close look at the planet Mercury in a flyby, revealing a rocky world covered with craters.
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-10-03 03:38 UTC
Rogue planets could host life because they may have Earth-like oceans, study says...
Rogue planets could host life in hidden 'Earth-like oceans,' as the cold of space would be too much for oceans to stay liquid, but a planet's biosphere would be protected from the cold via a layer of ice.
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-09-29 21:02 UTC
The once-sedate astronomy world is quarreling over whether 'Oumuamua was an alien craft...
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Alien probe or a "chunk of Pluto"? The scientific debate over 'Oumuamua continues
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-09-16 05:39 UTC
Mars rocks collected by Perseverance boost case for ancient life...
NASA's Perseverance Mars rover has now collected two rock samples, with signs that they were in contact with water for a long period of time boosting the case for ancient life on the Red Planet.
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-09-12 07:14 UTC
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope launch delayed to December...
NASA's long-awaited and high-powered James Webb Space Telescope won't begin observations this year after NASA and its counterpart the European Space Agency (ESA) announced another launch delay.
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-09-08 20:17 UTC
Strange, repeating radio signal near the center of the Milky Way has scientists stumped...
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Scientists detected a repeating radio signal near the center of the Milky Way, and it's unlike anything else they've ever studied.
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-09-08 20:00 UTC
Pilots saw 'red light' warning during Virgin Galactic's historic spaceflight with Richard Branson: report...
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When Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson became the first billionaire to fly to space with his own company on July 11, he may have also come close to becoming the first billionaire to crash during a spaceflight.
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-09-02 05:31 UTC
China will study how to build a massive spacecraft over a half mile long...
The Chinese government is inviting scientists to help build an enormous, one-kilometer (0.6 miles) long spacecraft that it wants to construct in orbit.
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-08-28 19:40 UTC
The James Webb Space Telescope, NASA's next great observatory, passes final ground tests...
Teams working on the James Webb Space Telescope have completed testing of the giant observatory and are now preparing to ship it to the launch site ahead of its journey to space later this year.
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-08-28 00:26 UTC
Scientists detected the radio 'colors' of an FRB for the first time...
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This could be further proof that magnetars are responsible for most, if not all, FRBs.
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-08-27 13:54 UTC
Nearby Planetary System May Have the Right Conditions to Host Life...
Astronomers researched a planetary system only 35 light-years away that contains rocky exoplanets, and they found that it may have a planet in the habitable
By ceres on 2021-08-19 16:53 UTC
Alien Life "Clues May Lie Buried in Kepler Mission Data"...
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"The Kepler and K2 missions just keep on giving!" Harvard astrophysicist, David Latham told The Daily Galaxy. "Operations ended more than three years ago when the spacecraft ran out of fuel, but we continue to mine the data archives for celest
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-07-11 15:47 UTC
Lockheed Martin Spacecraft Set to Go on a 12-Year Journey to Study Trojan Asteroids Near Jupiter...
Lockheed Martin will go on an important mission to Jupiter, which is the first in the history of space missions.
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-07-11 00:21 UTC
There are Probably Many More Earth-Sized Worlds Than Previously Believed...
In the past decade, the discovery of extrasolar planets has accelerated immensely. To date, 4,424 exoplanets have been confirmed in 3,280 star systems, with another 7,453 awaiting confirmation. So far, most of these planets have been gas giants, with abou
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-07-09 19:00 UTC
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