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 2018-09-20 16:00 

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Magellanic Clouds Duo May Have Been A Trio...

Two of the closest galaxies to the Milky Way—the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds—may have had a third companion, astronomers believe....

 2018-09-20 13:00 

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Hubble Uncovers Never-Before-Seen Features Around a Neutron Star...

An unusual infrared light emission from a nearby neutron star detected by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope could indicate new features never before seen....

 2018-09-19 23:00 

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ExoMars highlights radiation risk for Mars astronauts, and watches as dust storm subsides...

Astronauts on a mission to Mars would be exposed to at least 60% of the total radiation dose limit recommended for their career during the journey itself to and from the Red Planet, according to new data....

 2018-09-19 19:00 

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When is a star not a star?...

The line that separates stars from brown dwarfs may soon be clearer thanks to new work led by Carnegie's Serge Dieterich....

 2018-09-19 16:12 

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Exploring Strange New Worlds: "Star Trek" Planet Vulcan Found...

New planet could be Spock's home world, astronomers say....

 2018-09-18 23:00 

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What recipes produce a habitable planet?...

Cross-disciplinary team will track life-essential elements during planets' early evolution....

 2018-09-18 19:00 

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NASA's TESS Shares First Science Image in Hunt to Find New Worlds...

NASA's newest planet hunter, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), is now providing valuable data to help scientists discover and study exciting new exoplanets....

 2018-09-18 16:23 

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Hit-and-run heist of water by terrestrial planets in the early Solar System...

A study simulating the final stages of terrestrial planet formation shows that 'hit-and-run'; encounters play a significant role in the acquisition of water by large protoplanets, like those that grew into Mars and Earth....

 2018-09-18 13:00 

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Gravity Assist Podcast: Solar Storms, with Alex Young...

NASA's Chief Scientist, Dr Jim Green, talks to solar physicist Alex Young....

 2018-09-17 16:09 

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Cryovolcanism Helped Shape Dwarf Planet Ceres...

Icy volcanoes have erupted throughout the history of Ceres, but such continuous activity has not had the same extensive impact on the dwarf planet's surface as standard volcanism on Earth....

 2018-09-17 14:00 

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Fossils reveal diverse mesozoic pollinating lacewings...

Research provides new insight into the niche diversity, chemical communication, and defense mechanisms of Mesozoic pollinating insects....

 2018-09-17 13:00 

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Does the fossil record tell the true story about mass extinctions?...

Episodes of climate change could skew species' place in the fossil record....

 2018-09-17 13:00 

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Does the fossil record tell the true story about mass extinctions?...

Episodes of climate change could skew species' place in the fossil record....

 2018-09-16 16:00 

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MarCO Makes Space for Small Explorers...

A pair of NASA CubeSats flying to Mars are opening a new frontier for small spacecraft....

 2018-09-16 14:00 

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BUFFALO charges towards the earliest galaxies...

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has started a new mission to shed light on the evolution of the earliest galaxies in the Universe....

 2018-09-15 19:00 

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Famous theory of the living Earth upgraded to 'Gaia 2.0'...

A time-honoured theory into why conditions on Earth have remained stable enough for life to evolve over billions of years has been given a new, innovative twist....

 2018-09-15 16:00 

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The walking dead: Fossils on the move can distort patterns of mass extinctions...

Using the fossil record to accurately estimate the timing and pace of past mass extinctions is no easy task, and a new study highlights how fossil evidence can produce a misleading picture if not interpreted with care....

 2018-09-14 22:00 

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Cassini's Final View of Titan's Northern Lakes and Seas...

During NASA's Cassini mission's final distant encounter with Saturn's giant moon Titan, the spacecraft captured the enigmatic moon's north polar landscape of lakes and seas, which are filled with liquid methane and ethane....

 2018-09-14 19:00 

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VLBA Measures Asteroid's Characteristics...

In an unusual observation, astronomers studied the effects on radio waves coming from a distant radio galaxy when an asteroid in our Solar System passed in front of the galaxy....

 2018-09-14 17:40 

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New Study Identifies Possible Ancestors of RNA...

If RNA came before DNA, then what came before RNA?...

 2018-09-13 16:00 

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Uncovering the birthplaces of stars in the Milky Way...

An international team of scientists has found a way to recover the birth places of stars in our Galaxy....

 2018-09-13 14:06 

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A new frame for the sky...

The sky gets a new reference frame. On 30 August the International Astronomical Union adopted the International Celestial Reference Frame 3 (ICRF-3) during their general assembly in Vienna, Austria....

 2018-09-12 20:00 

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Magnetic Waves Create Chaos in Star-Forming Clouds...

New research finds that magnetic waves are an important factor driving the process of star formation within the enormous clouds that birth stars....

 2018-09-12 16:53 

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Astronomers witness birth of new star from stellar explosion...

The explosions of stars, known as supernovae, can be so bright they outshine their host galaxies....

 2018-09-11 21:00 

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New research unravels the mysteries of deep soil carbon...

Energy-starved microbes may be the force that causes huge amounts of carbon to be stored in deep soils, according to a new study....

 2018-09-11 15:46 

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Water in small dust grains can explain large amounts of water on Earth...

Water trapped in dust grains from which the Earth formed can explain the current large amount of water on Earth....

 2018-09-10 20:00 

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Artificial Intelligence Helps Breakthrough Listen Find New Fast Radio Bursts...

Machine learning algorithms applied to Listen data from the Green Bank Telescope find new pulses from the mysterious repeating source FRB 121102. Machine learning algorithm also helping Listen search for new kinds of candidate signals from extraterrestria...

 2018-09-10 17:45 

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Scientists find evidence for early planetary shake-up...

Scientists studied an unusual pair of asteroids and discovered that their existence points to an early planetary rearrangement in our solar system....

 2018-09-09 16:00 

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The Legacy of NASA's Dawn, Near End of Mission...

Revealing Solar System Time Capsules, Breaking Engineering Barriers...

 2018-09-09 13:00 

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Bird bacteria study reveals evolutionary arms race...

A study of a songbird and a bacterium that infects it has revealed how species in conflict evolve in response to each other....

 2018-09-09 00:00 

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Fierce winds quench wildfire-like starbirth in far-flung galaxy...

Astronomers using ALMA, with the aid of a gravitational lens, have detected the most-distant galactic "wind" of molecules ever observed, seen when the universe was only one billion years old....

 2018-09-08 19:40 

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Pluto a Planet? New Research Suggests Yes...

The reason Pluto lost its planet status is not valid, according to new research from the University of Central Florida....

 2018-09-07 19:00 

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Mysterious 'lunar swirls' point to moon's volcanic, magnetic past...

Unique patterns, visible from backyard telescopes, may be produced by strongly magnetized lava....

 2018-09-07 16:00 

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Curiosity Surveys a Mystery Under Dusty Skies...

After snagging a new rock sample on Aug. 9, NASA's Curiosity rover surveyed its surroundings on Mars, producing a 360-degree panorama of its current location on Vera Rubin Ridge....

 2018-09-07 13:00 

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NASA-funded rocket to view sun with X-ray vision...

Without special instrumentation, the Sun looks calm and inert. But beneath that placid faade are countless miniature explosions called nanoflares....

 2018-09-06 14:15 

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How phosphorus came in from the cold...

Life's phosphorus has its origins in meteorites from the outer Solar System....

 2018-09-06 13:00 

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Veiled Supernovae Provide Clue to Stellar Evolution...

At the end of its life, a red supergiant star explodes in a hydrogen-rich supernova. By comparing observation results to simulation models, an international research team found that in many cases this explosion takes place inside a thick cloud of circumst...

 2018-09-06 12:00 

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Saturn's Famous Hexagon May Tower Above the Clouds...

A new long-term study using data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft has revealed a surprising feature emerging at Saturn's northern pole as it nears summertime....

 2018-09-06 11:41 

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Twice the size of Earth: New Exoplanet Discovery Ideal for Detailed Characterization....

Using data from NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, an international team of researchers have discovered an exoplanet twice the size of Earth -- Wolf 503....

 2018-09-05 22:00 

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NASA Should Lead a Large Direct Imaging Mission to Study Earth-Like Exoplanets, Says New Report...

To answer significant questions about planetary systems, NASA should lead a large direct imaging mission an advanced space telescope capable of studying Earth-like exoplanets orbiting stars similar to the sun, says a new report....

 2018-09-05 19:00 

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Falling stars hold clue for understanding dying stars...

An international team of researchers has proposed a new method to investigate the inner workings of supernovae explosions....

 2018-09-05 16:00 

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Evolutionary origins of animal biodiversity...

A new study sheds light on the origins and evolution of animal body plans....

 2018-09-04 16:00 

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Making Space Exploration Real On Earth...

You are on a rock speeding through space. On this rock called Earth every single mineral tells you something about planetary formation....

 2018-09-04 13:00 

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Little star sheds light on young planets...

Astronomers discover new stage in evolution of young solar systems....

 2018-09-03 18:00 

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Stellar 'swarms' help astronomers understand the evolution of stars...

Stellar association members could help astronomers understand the evolution of stars and the properties of future exoplanet discoveries....

 2018-09-03 14:47 

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Stars vs. dust in the Carina Nebula...

About 7500 light-years away, in the constellation of Carina, lies a nebula within which stars form and perish side-by-side....

 2018-09-02 19:00 

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Artwork Unveiled On Exoplanet Satellite...

Two plaques etched with thousands of miniaturised drawings made by children have been unveiled in a dedicated ceremony held today in Switzerland....

 2018-09-02 16:00 

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Water discovered in the Great Red Spot indicates Jupiter might have plenty more...

Recent research by a national team of scientists indicates that the giant gas planet might contain many times more water than Earth...

 2018-09-01 20:00 

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Underwater Robots Help NASA Plan Future Deep-Space Missions...

An expedition that will help NASA search for life in deep space launched today not with a rocket's roar, but with a gentle splash into the deep Pacific Ocean....

 2018-09-01 16:00 

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Scientists identify protein that may have existed when life began...

Researchers have found among the first and perhaps only hard evidence that simple protein catalysts - essential for cells, the building blocks of life, to function - may have existed when life began....

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