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NASA Recreated What the Apollo 13 Astronauts Saw While Circling the Moon in a Glorious 4K Visualization...
Despite not actually getting to walk on its surface, the Apollo 13 astronauts were still able to visit the moon from a distance of around 158 miles which is closer than most of their fellow Earth dwellers will ever get to it. You can, however, see exactly
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-03-02 21:42 UTC
Large exoplanet could have the right conditions for life...
Astronomers have found an exoplanet more than twice the size of Earth to be potentially habitable, opening the search for life to planets significantly larger than Earth but smaller than Neptune.
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-02-27 18:31 UTC
"Big Life" Habitable Exoplanet Twice Size of Earth Detected...
For most of human history, the question of whether or not extraterrestrial life exists has been philosophical. It's only in recent years that we have had the hard-science modeling tools and observational technology to address this question. A team of
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-02-27 18:28 UTC
Chinese moon rover peers beneath surface of mysterious lunar far side...
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The first published data from the Yutu 2 rover's ground-penetrating radar instrument reveal the layered structure beneath the gray dirt of Von Krmn Crater's floor.
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-02-27 18:21 UTC
New 'mini-moon' orbiting Earth — for now, astronomers say...
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The object measures about 6 feet to 11 feet across, and its orbit suggests that it entered Earth's orbit around three year ago.
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-02-26 20:51 UTC
Betelgeuse Is Brightening Again...
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After an usual period of dimming Betelgeuse is growing brighter. But no supernova yet. /Doom off.
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-02-26 02:39 UTC
Extremely big and incredibly close: Meet the new Neptune-sized exoplanet G 940b...
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Originally discovered by the Kepler space telescope, G 940b has just been confirmed as an exoplanet by a team of Penn State researchers using the Habitable-zone Planet Finder (HPF) located in Texas. This world, G 940b, is at least twice as large as Earth,
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-02-25 17:30 UTC
Meet Gonggong, the first major body in the solar system with a Chinese name...
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The largest unnamed dwarf planet circling our sun finally has a name rather than just a catalog number.
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-02-23 00:51 UTC
Northrop Grumman launches Cygnus cargo ship to space station for NASA...
A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket launched a commercial Cygnus cargo ship to the International Space Station for NASA after a week of delays.
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-02-16 03:29 UTC
ESO telescope sees surface of dim Betelgeuse...
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Using ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT), astronomers have captured the unprecedented dimming of Betelgeuse, a red supergiant star in the constellation of Orion. The stunning new images of the star's surface show not only the fading red supergiant b
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-02-15 05:27 UTC
SETI search of interstellar Comet Borisov finds no sign of alien 'technosignatures'...
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The Breakthrough Listen SETI project has scanned the interstellar Comet Borisov for "technosignatures" but come up empty so far.
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-02-15 05:23 UTC
"Octopus of Europa's Ocean" 'Almost a Racing Certainty' of Alien Life on Jupiter's Moon...
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Grady proposes that the frigid ocean beneath Europa’s layer of ice up to 15 miles deep could harbor octopus-like creatures.
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-02-07 18:58 UTC
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope may miss March 2021 launch, GAO report says...
A government report announced that NASA's James Webb Space Telescope team gives the project just a 12% chance of launching in March 2021.
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-01-29 18:16 UTC
NASA will attach a private room to the International Space Station...
A company called Axiom Space is taking the idea of co-working space to a new altitude.
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-01-28 00:07 UTC
Proxima B: Astronomers Find Potential Super-Earth...
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Astronomers believe Proxima B to have livable conditions needed by human beings to survive.
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-01-27 07:24 UTC
Trump's new Space Force logo bears strong resemblance to Star Trek emblem...
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The US military is boldly going where no one has gone before. President Trump unveiled the official emblem of the newly minted Space Force Friday, and observers quickly noted a strong resemblance to the symbol of an even more famous interstellar unit &mda
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-01-24 23:45 UTC
NASA's TESS Planet Hunter Finds Its 1st Earth-Size World in 'Habitable Zone'...
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For the first time, the agency's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered a roughly Earth-size planet in the habitable zone of its host star, the zone of orbital distances where liquid water could be stable on a world's surface.
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-01-07 20:21 UTC
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
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