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A New Planet? Researchers Say Theres an Enormous Super Earth In Our Own Solar System...
International Business Times | 2017-03-28 15:16 UTC
Heres a riddle: Whats four times the size of Earth, has a mass 10 times greater than Earth, but has never been seen? The answer is Planet Nine, a mysterious planet thought to be past Pluto, orbiting on the fringes of our Solar System. Scientists were pret
By ceres on 2017-03-28 16:06 UTC
Production of Plutonium Spacecraft Fuel Could Boom in Early 2020s...
Space.com | 2017-03-27 10:25 UTC
A public-private partnership led by a company called Technical Solutions Management aims to start generating usable amounts of plutonium-238 the material that powers deep-space explorers such as NASA's Curiosity Mars rover by 2022 or so.
By ceres on 2017-03-27 17:14 UTC
Far Side Astronomy: Orbiting Telescope Would Use Moon as Shield...
Space.com | 2017-03-27 10:35 UTC
Out of darkness, there came the blazing light of the very first stars and galaxies in the universe and the best place to look back at them might be the far side of the moon.
By ceres on 2017-03-27 17:14 UTC
Something big exploded in a galaxy far, far awaywhat was it?...
Phys.org | 2017-03-27 12:08 UTC
At 10:49pm Western Australian time on February 2 this year, cosmic gamma rays hit the NASA satellite, Swift, orbiting the Earth.
By ceres on 2017-03-27 17:13 UTC
Purging the body of 'retired' cells could reverse ageing, study shows...
The Guardian | 2017-03-23 16:16 UTC
Findings raise possibility that a future therapy that rids the body of senescent cells might protect against the ravages of old age
By ceres on 2017-03-24 02:40 UTC
Photographing an Exoplanet: How Hard Can it Be?...
Space.com | 2017-03-23 11:25 UTC
There's a good reason humanity hasn't yet seen pictures of an Earth-like exoplanet
By rjx32 on 2017-03-23 17:53 UTC
It's Our Solar System in Miniature, But Could TRAPPIST-1 Host Another Earth?...
Space.com | 2017-03-22 11:27 UTC
The excitement surrounding TRAPPIST-1 was so great that the discovery was announced with an article in Nature accompanied by a NASA news conference.
By ceres on 2017-03-23 03:35 UTC
Get Ready For The >100 Planet Solar System...
Universe Today | 2017-03-18 19:35 UTC
If a new definition of planet is adopted by the International Astronomical Union, our Solar System could be home to more than 110 planets. The post Get Ready For The >100 Planet Solar System appeared first on Universe Today.
By ceres on 2017-03-19 01:23 UTC
"Andromeda Once Flew Past Our Milky Way Galaxy At Close Range" --New Discovery Upends Einstein's Theory of Gravity...
The Daily Galaxy | 2017-03-16 15:52 UTC
Einstein's theory of gravity may have to be rewritten, after researchers at the University of St Andrews found a gigantic ring of galaxies darting away from us much faster than predicted. This 10 million light year-wide ring made up of...  &
By rjx32 on 2017-03-16 19:38 UTC
"Alpha Centauri Up Close!" --NASA Looks at Using the Sun as a Giant Gravity Lens to Study Alien Planets...
The Daily Galaxy | 2017-03-15 15:19 UTC
NASA says it could study distant exoplanets by using the sun as a giant gravity lens revealing (if it was Earth) islands, rivers, parks, Great Walls, freeways, cities, and so on. Imagine an alien spacecraft sitting at the gravitational focus...  
By aphrodite on 2017-03-16 03:43 UTC
Whats on the Surface of Venus?...
Universe Today | 2017-03-14 18:59 UTC
With so much attention on Mars, it's easy to forget there's a whole other Earth-sized planet nearby, worthy of exploration: Venus. And the Soviets worked really hard to tell us what it's like down on the surface of Venus with their Venera program. The pos
By ceres on 2017-03-14 23:14 UTC
Trumps NASA Authorization Act In All Its Glory...
Universe Today | 2017-03-14 20:32 UTC
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration Transition Authorization Act of 2017 has set aside funding for NASA's proposed mission to Mars for the coming year. The post Trump’s NASA Authorization Act In All Its Glory appeared first on Universe
By ceres on 2017-03-14 23:08 UTC
Scientists Find 400,000 Year Old Fossil Of Human Brain...
The Daily Caller | 2017-03-14 14:24 UTC
Scientists discovered a 400,000-year-old fossil human cranium in Portugal altering our understanding of how Neandertals and humans evolved.
By viper1 on 2017-03-14 15:45 UTC
NASA offers first look at planet-rich Trappist-1 star system...
Engadget | 2017-03-12 04:28 UTC
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
NASA's Kepler provides another peek at ultra-cool neighbor...
ScienceDaily.com | 2017-03-12 14:41 UTC
On Feb. 22, astronomers announced that the ultra-cool dwarf star, TRAPPIST-1, hosts a total of seven Earth-size planets that are likely rocky, a discovery made by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope in combination with ground-based telescopes. NASA's planet-hu
By ceres on 2017-03-13 00:24 UTC
Daylight saving time may be killing you...
Washington Examiner | 2017-03-10 17:11 UTC
Moving the clock ahead one hour this weekend for daylight saving time is saving energy for the conservation fight, but it's also leading to more depression and heart attacks, making it hazardous to your health. A magazine published by Duke Energy, one
By rjx32 on 2017-03-10 18:10 UTC
Kepler Telescope Beams Back Raw Data on Earth-Size Exoplanets of TRAPPIST-1...
Space.com | 2017-03-10 12:00 UTC
Scientists, have at it: NASA has released raw data from the Kepler Space Telescope probing the many Earth-size planets around the star TRAPPIST-1.
By ceres on 2017-03-10 15:58 UTC
Wild New Theory Suggests Radio Bursts Beyond Our Galaxy Are Powering Alien Starships...
Gizmodo | 2017-03-09 21:31 UTC
Since their discovery ten years ago, fast radio bursts have confounded astronomers. These intergalactic pulses of radio energy have defied explanation, but a new theory suggests a technological origin, whereby aliens use these beams to propel their ships
By viper1 on 2017-03-09 23:05 UTC
Visions of the Future: Planetary Exploration Through 2050...
Astrobiology Magazine | 2017-03-09 13:28 UTC
Hundreds of visionaries from planetary science, astrophysics, engineering, and other disciplines came together last week at NASA headquarters to break conceptual ground on humanitys future in space.
By viper1 on 2017-03-09 15:09 UTC
Autopsy Reveals What An Obese Person Looks Like On The Inside [Graphic Images]...
International Business Times | 2017-03-07 21:35 UTC
Currently, more than two in three adults are considered to beoverweightorobese, according to theNational Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, and more than one in 20 adults are cons
By livefreeordie on 2017-03-07 22:04 UTC
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