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Team finds oceans on Earthlike planet Proxima b...
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Located just 4.2 light years from Earth, Proxima b caused quite a stir when its discovery was announced last month. And now, it turns out the nearby plantet is likely covered in water, according to a new study set to be published by the Astrophysical Jour
By ceres on 2016-10-07 22:31 UTC
Astonishingly detailed map of the Milky Way will blow your mind...
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We now have the most detailed catalogue of stars in our Milky Way galaxy yet. The new map — created using data collected by the Gaia satellite — shows about 1.7 billion stars, including many objects never seen before, according to the European
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-26 02:31 UTC
NASA Doesn't Know What Poked These Holes in the Arctic's Sea Ice...
NASA scientists flying over the arctic earlier this month spotted strange shapes out the window, but they aren't sure what caused them.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-23 17:31 UTC
A Mysterious New Form of DNA Was Just Discovered in Human Cells...
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When you think of DNA, odds are, you picture the famous double helix, a ladder-like structure elegantly twisted like a corkscrew. But DNA doesn't always assume this form.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-23 17:30 UTC
Blood biomarkers may allow easier detection, confirmation of concussions...
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Researchers have found that specific small molecules in blood plasma may be useful in determining whether someone has sustained a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), commonly known as a concussion.
By ceres on 2018-04-21 03:10 UTC
NASA's TESS spacecraft launches to begin its exoplanet search...
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After reaching its orbit in about two months, the telescope will start scanning nearby stars telltale dips in light that signal a passing planet.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-19 05:54 UTC
Researchers find 'catastrophic' coral die-off on Great Barrier Reef...
Australia's Great Barrier Reef suffered a "catastrophic die-off" of coral during an extended heatwave in 2016, threatening a broader range of reef life than previously feared, a report revealed Thursday.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-19 05:42 UTC
Scientists issue alarming new prediction for Hayward Fault...
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The Hayward Fault may be less well-known than the San Andreas Fault, but seismologists now call it a time bomb that could kill nearly a 1,000 people and injure tens of thousands more.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-18 20:19 UTC
The Aurora Station Will be the First Luxury Hotel in Space...
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Aurora Station will be the first luxury hotel in space. The Aurora Station space hotel will launch in 2021 and host its first guests in 2022. It has room for 4 guests and 2 crew. . The first four months of reservations sold out within 72 hours, with each guest paying a deposit of $80,000 US.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-17 21:21 UTC
Study: Diamond from the sky may have come from 'lost planet'...
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Scientists say fragments of a meteorite that fell to Earth more than a decade ago provide compelling evidence of a lost planet that once roamed our solar system.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-17 17:58 UTC
Could We Detect an Ancient Industrial Civilization in the Geological Record?...
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According to a new study by a team of researchers, it is possible that we might find evidence of another industrial civilization in the geological record The post Could We Detect an Ancient Industrial Civilization in the Geological Record? appeared first
By ceres on 2018-04-17 00:14 UTC
SpaceX postpones launch of NASA's planet-hunter spacecraft...
SpaceX postponed the launch of NASA's new planet-hunting mission Monday in order to verify the Falcon 9 rocket's navigation systems, the California-based company said.
By ceres on 2018-04-17 00:00 UTC
Atlantic Ocean Current Slows Down To 1,000-Year Low, Studies Show...
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The Atlantic meridional overturning circulation — the conveyor belt of the ocean — is slowing down. Scientists disagree about what's behind it, but say it could mean bad news for the climate.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-15 06:20 UTC
"Countdown!" TESS Satellite's Search for Alien Worlds --WATCH Tomorrow April 15 NASA's Pre-Launch Press Conference...
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The countdown is on! The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is scheduled to lift off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Monday, April 16, at 6:32 p.m. EDT. The space probe will study star systems that...
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-15 06:20 UTC
Today's Top Space Headline --Scientists Ask: "Was There a Civilization On Earth Before Humans?"...
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"By asking about civilizations lost in deep time, we're also asking about the possibility for universal rules guiding the evolution of all biospheres in all their creative potential, including the emergence of civilizations. Even without pickup-dr
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-15 06:20 UTC
NASA video flies you above the moon in 4K...
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NASA wants to fly you to the moon in 4K. The space agency just released a new video showing off high-resolution imagery gathered by its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, tasked with exploring the moon from above. The five-minute video shows off various sites
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-10 17:18 UTC
Physicists explore a safe alternative to X-ray security scanners...
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A team of physicists at the University of Sussex are developing the science to create a safe and efficient 'paint' that can reveal, with terahertz (THz) radiation, the contents of luggage or objects hidden in clothing.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-10 17:15 UTC
The closest exoplanet to Earth just got doused with deadly flares...
The astronomers write in a journal article preprint. "This suggests that life on Proxima b will have to undergo complex adaptations to survive, even if the planetary atmosphere survives the long-term impact of the stellar activity."
By ceres on 2018-04-10 17:11 UTC
Astronomers Just Found 72 Stellar Explosions, but Don't Know What's Causing Them...
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Using data from the Dark Energy Survey Supernova program, a team of astronomers recently found 72 supernovae, the largest number discovered to date The post Astronomers Just Found 72 Stellar Explosions, but Don't Know What's Causing Them appeared
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-09 20:27 UTC
'Space Alien' Mummy Spurs DNA Debate...
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The remains of a 6-inch-long mummy from Chile are not those of a space alien, according to recently reported research. These findings were supposed to end the controversy but they ignited a new one.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-09 07:03 UTC
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