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Team finds oceans on Earthlike planet Proxima b...
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
World's Largest Underwater Cave System Discovered in Mexico --215-mile Sunken Labyrinth is a Trove of Ancient Mayan Artifacts (WATCH Video)...
"This immense cave represents the most important submerged archaeological site in the world, since it has more than a hundred archaeological contexts, among which is evidence of the first settlers of America, as well as the extinct fauna and, of...
By aphrodite on 2018-01-22 06:18 UTC
NASA just tested the tiny nuclear reactor it could use for a Martian colony...
NASA is hoping they won't have to rely on solar power when they send a manned mission to Mars. The Kilopower project is a small nuclear reactor that could be loaded onto a spacecraft and sent to the red planet.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-01-21 05:56 UTC
A new asteroid was discovered just seven hours before cruising past Earth...
Space rocks flying without a real purpose through space could one day wreak havoc on Earth. But that's hardly something you need to worried about. Some of these asteroids are automatically labeled ...
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-01-19 17:07 UTC
Cassini Finds Saturn Moon Has 'Sea Level' Like Earth...
Saturn's moon Titan may be nearly a billion miles away from Earth, but a recently published paper based on data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft reveals a new way this distant world and our own are eerily similar.
By viper1 on 2018-01-18 15:51 UTC
New instrument lets doctors view the entire eye with unprecedented level of detail...
Researchers have developed the first instrument that can provide a detailed image of the entire eye. By incorporating a lens that changes optical parameters in response to an electric current, the innovative technology can produce higher quality images th
By viper1 on 2018-01-18 15:49 UTC
China's massive new radio telescope will cover 75% of the sky to hunt for alien signals...
The telescope will be world's biggest steerable radio telescope upon completion.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-01-18 05:29 UTC
Scientists may finally know what caused the mysterious epidemic that killed millions of Aztecs...
In the 16th century, an epidemic wiped out approximately 80% of the Aztec population in when Central and South America. The horrific epidemic known as "cocoliztli" was responsible for k...
By ceres on 2018-01-17 21:04 UTC
Asteroid Mining is Getting Closer to Reality. Planetary Resources Arkyd-6 Satellite Just Launched...
With the deployment of the Arkyd-6 spacecraft, Planetary Resources just took a major step towards making asteroid mining a reality The post Asteroid Mining is Getting Closer to Reality. Planetary Resources Arkyd-6 Satellite Just Launched appeared first on
By ceres on 2018-01-17 21:03 UTC
Human Immunity to Cas9 Could Threatens CRISPR’s Future...
New data shows that humans carry antibodies and even T-cells that target the Cas9 protein at the heart of CRISPR gene editing technology.
By ceres on 2018-01-17 21:02 UTC
Breathing in a nanoparticle spray could prevent heart damage...
An inhalable drug is designed to move straight from the lungs to the heart, where it is hoped it will prevent the organ from deteriorating after heart attacks
By ceres on 2018-01-17 21:02 UTC
Low fitness is associated with larger waist size and higher degree of inflammation...
Low fitness is associated with a larger waist size and a higher degree of inflammation, according to a new study.
By ceres on 2018-01-17 21:02 UTC
"Leveraging the Human Cloud" --Citizen Scientists Discover New Kepler Earth-Like Planets Orbiting Sun-Like Stars...
MIT and Caltech researchers say the credit for Five new planets have been discovered outside our solar system goes mainly to citizen scientists — about 10,000 from the around the world — who pored through publicly available data from K2,...
By ceres on 2018-01-16 20:25 UTC
NASA captures rare image of a distant galaxy nearly as old as the Universe itself...
When astronomers at NASA capture images of far-off galaxies, they typically appear only as tiny red dots. These distant celestial bodies are so far away that even the strongest telescopes are usual...
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-01-16 16:04 UTC
Five-Exoplanet System With Super-Earths Discovered By Citizen Scientists Using Kepler Data...
Citizen scientists have struck again. Struck proverbial gold, that is. In the first instance of a discovery of this kind through crowdsourcing, five previously unknown exoplanets were identified using data from NASA's Kepler Space Telescope.
By ceres on 2018-01-12 20:11 UTC
White dwarf's inner makeup is mapped for the first time...
The first map of the internal composition of a white dwarf star shows these stellar corpses contain more oxygen than expected, challenging stellar evolution theories.
By viper1 on 2018-01-08 18:13 UTC
Did NASA's Mars rover just find ancient Martian fossils?...
If youre one of the many casual science observers hoping that mankind will one day discover evidence that life once thrived on Mars, 2017 was a very, very exciting year for you. From derelic
By viper1 on 2018-01-08 18:11 UTC
Curiosity Rover Spots Weird Tube-Like Structures on Mars...
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has found intriguing structures on Mars that look like tiny, fossilized worm burrows but mission team members aren't claiming that the finds are evidence of life.
By ceres on 2018-01-06 16:55 UTC
New Tech Could Help Astronomers See Planets Around Alpha Centauri...
Technology in development could capture images from an Earth-size planet in the nearby Alpha Centauri system in the 2020s, new research suggests.
By ceres on 2018-01-05 17:52 UTC
NASA's ISS Orbiting Lab Identifies Unknown Microbes 1st Time Ever --"Great Leap in Identifying DNA-Based Alien Life" (WATCH Video)...
Being able to identify microbes in real time aboard the International Space Station, without having to send them back to Earth for identification first, would be revolutionary for the world of microbiology and space exploration. The Genes in Space-3 team.
By ceres on 2018-01-04 17:34 UTC
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