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Nearby star is a good model of our early solar system...
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Scientists have confirmed a nearby star's planetary system contains separate belts of asteroids, similar to our own solar system. The star is also about one-fifth the age of our sun. All that makes this star a good model of the early days of our solar sys
By ceres on 2017-05-03 01:34 UTC
Scientists find giant wave rolling through the Perseus galaxy cluster...
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Combining data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory with radio observations and computer simulations, an international team of scientists has discovered a 200,000-light-year wave of hot gas in the Perseus galaxy cluster.
By ceres on 2017-05-03 01:33 UTC
'Iceball' planet discovered through microlensing...
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Scientists have discovered a new planet with the mass of Earth, orbiting its star at the same distance that we orbit our sun. The planet is likely far too cold to be habitable for life as we know it, however, because its star is so faint. But the discover
By ceres on 2017-04-26 23:34 UTC
Melting moons could support liveable atmospheres for aeons...
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If a migrating exoplanet dragged a Europa-like moon closer to its host star, the moons icy shell could melt into liquid oceans and breathable air
By ceres on 2017-04-26 23:34 UTC
Cassini completes final -- and fateful -- Titan flyby: Dive to Saturn next...
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft has had its last close brush with Saturn's hazy moon Titan and is now beginning its final set of 22 orbits around the ringed planet.
By aphrodite on 2017-04-26 07:51 UTC
Donald Trump wants to put humans on Mars in three years, President announces in ISS livestream...
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Donald Trump wants humans on Mars in the next three years. He is unsatisfied with Nasa's current plans to get humans on the Red Planet in the 2030s and wants people on Mars by the end of his first term, in three-and-a-half years. At a push, he wants
By viper1 on 2017-04-24 16:30 UTC
Water, water, everywhere in our Solar system but what does that mean for life?...
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This illustration shows Cassini diving through geyser plumes on Saturn's the ocean world moon of Enceladus. NASA/JPL-CaltechThere was much excitement when NASA recently revealed new details about the oceans that lurk beneath the surface of Saturns ti
By ceres on 2017-04-21 02:09 UTC
Is This The Exoplanet Where Life Will First Be Found?...
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An international team of scientists has found another rocky planet (LHS 1140b) orbiting a nearby red dwarf star. And it looks to be our best bet to date for finding a habitable exoplanet. The post Is This The Exoplanet Where Life Will First Be Found? appe
By ceres on 2017-04-21 02:02 UTC
Earth-Sized Telescope Just Took The First-Ever Photo Of A Black Hole: How It Will Test Theory Of Relativity...
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Astronomers have successfully peered inside a black hole to take an image of its event horizon. What does this new development from the Event Horizon Telescope means in testing Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity?
By ceres on 2017-04-18 19:24 UTC
Astronomers Scan Thousands of Stars for Alien Laser Signals --"Each of Those Stars Could Host a Planet With a New York City, Paris, or Beijing"...
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“Every single one of those stars could have a New York City, a Paris, a London, and we would have no idea,” Nate Tellis of the University of California, Berkeley says about the 5,600 stars scanned in a new study...       
By ceres on 2017-04-18 19:15 UTC
Massive exoplanet discovered using gravitational microlensing method...
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( have found a new massive alien world using the gravitational microlensing technique. The newly detected exoplanet, designated MOA-2016-BLG-227Lb, is about three times more massive than Jupiter and orbits a distant star approximately
By ceres on 2017-04-18 15:34 UTC
Exoplanet Discovery by an Amateur Astronomer Shows the Power of Citizen Science...
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You don't need to be a professional astronomer to find new worlds orbiting distant stars. Darwin mechanic and amateur astronomer Andrew Grey this week helped to discover a new exoplanet system with at least four orbiting planets.
By ceres on 2017-04-17 14:06 UTC
Finally, NASA has its universe of images in one happy, searchable place...
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Stars. Galaxies. Planets. Astronauts. But still no alien photos.
By ceres on 2017-04-17 14:01 UTC
The space weather forecast for Proxima Centauri B...
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Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Earth (only 4.28 light-years away) is getting a lot of attention these days. It hosts a planet, Proxima Cen b, whose mass is about 1.3 Earth-mass (though it could be larger, depending on the angle at which we are
By ceres on 2017-04-15 18:52 UTC
Deep Space Gateway, The Problem Of Radiation, And How NASA Intends To Send Humans To Mars...
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NASA announced it will be taking astronauts to Mars by the 2030s and plans to accomplish it by building a lunar space station and a deep space transporter. The SLS rocket is essential to this endeavor, the agency says.
By ceres on 2017-04-15 18:50 UTC
NASA's Journey To Mars: First Two SLS And Orion Missions Face Technical, Budget Challenges, Audit Report Warns...
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NASA's ambitious Journey to Mars is facing "multiple cost and technical challenges," the space agency's Office of Inspector General (OIG) warned in a new audit report. Moreover, the report also raiseddoubts over the feasibility of NASA's plans to send cre
By ceres on 2017-04-15 18:49 UTC
NASA to Reveal New Discoveries on Oceans Beyond Earth...
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NASA will discuss new results about ocean worlds in our solar system from the agencys Cassini spacecraft and the Hubble Space Telescope during a news briefing 2 p.m. EDT on Thursday, April 13.
By peterb on 2017-04-11 08:00 UTC
NASA offers first look at planet-rich Trappist-1 star system...
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NASA was quick to offer conceptual images of Trappist-1 and its abundance of Earth-sized planets. But what does the star system look like, really? At last, now we know... sort of. As part of a raw data release, NASA has offered a simple, 11-by-11...
By ceres on 2017-03-13 00:31 UTC
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