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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
"125 Years" --Scientists Say Maximum Age for Humans Has Been Reached...
"Further progress against infectious and chronic diseases may continue boosting average life expectancy, but not maximum lifespan," said Jan Vijg, professor and chair of genetics, the Lola and Saul Kramer Chair in Molecular Genetics, and professor of opht
By ceres on 2016-10-06 23:27 UTC
Curiosity Rover Might Just Explore Mars Forever at This Point...
The NASA rover embarked on a new extended two-year mission earlier this month.
By ceres on 2016-10-05 05:40 UTC
'Westworld' is Lit: Hunting HBO's Literary Reveries...
If you want to understand the new show, you need to hit the books.
By ceres on 2016-10-05 05:40 UTC
Earth-Like Planet Around Proxima Centauri Discovered...
The hunt for exoplanets has been heating up in recent years. Since it began its mission in 2009, over four thousand exoplanet candidates discovered by the Kepler mission, several hundred of which have been confirmed to be "Earth-like" (i.e. terrestrial).
By kynast on 2016-08-15 03:21 UTC
Kepler Adds 100 to Galaxy's Planet Count...
Revamped after a steering system failure, NASA's orbiting telescope still is contributing to the growing inventory of planets beyond our solar system.
By ceres on 2016-07-22 00:47 UTC
Huge Sunspot Turns Earthward...
Our seemly placid host star is just full of surprises.Just one week ago, it looked like we were set to enter the first spotless stretch of 2016, as the Earthward face of Sol presented one lonely sunspot group going 'round the limb, headed towards the sola
By ceres on 2016-04-11 13:38 UTC
Emergency Mode: Kepler Suffers Unknown Technical Problem...
Just as NASAs Kepler space telescope was to begin a unique survey of planets without parent stars,ground control teams discovered the observatory had put itself intoemergency mode due to an unknown technical problem.Just as NASAs Kepler space telescope wa
By ceres on 2016-04-11 11:41 UTC
Pluto May Have Nitrogen Lakes That Freeze and Thaw...
Data collected by NASAs New Horizons spacecraft shows that tiny, distant Pluto not only likely has an ocean beneath its frozen face, but also may have had lakes on its surface in the recent past and likely will have them again in the future.Data collected
By kynast on 2016-03-28 23:58 UTC
Cygnus Commercial Space Freighter Arrives at Space Station with 3.5 Tons of Supplies...
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL - Following a perfectly executed three day orbital rendezvous, NASA astronaut and Expedition 47 Commander Tim Kopra successfully reached out with the International Space Stations robotic arm, Canadarm2, grabbed hold and captured O
By kynast on 2016-03-28 05:46 UTC
Hack Your Brain to Improve Your Health...
A new breed of neuro-hacker is finding ways to capture and manipulate brainwaves to improve health.A new breed of neuro-hacker is finding ways to capture and manipulate brainwaves to improve health.
By kynast on 2016-01-09 20:03 UTC
Are We Living in a Multiverse?...
If we are living in a multiverse, will we ever really know?
By kynast on 2015-12-24 09:09 UTC
Scientists predict Earth-like planets around most stars...
Planetary scientists have calculated that there are hundreds of billions of Earth-like planets in our galaxy which might support life, by applying a 200 year old idea to the thousands of exo-planets discovered by the Kepler space telescope.
By kynast on 2015-02-05 02:24 UTC
Ancient skull shows modern humans colonized Eurasia 60-70,000 years ago...
A skull provides direct anatomical evidence that fills a problematic time gap of modern human migration into Europe. It is also the first proof that anatomically modern humans existed at the same time as Neanderthals in the same geographical area.
By kynast on 2015-01-29 17:54 UTC
Super-Earth alien planet spotted...
FINDING Earthlike planets beyond our solar system has largely been the work of space-based telescopes, but new observations from a remote island suggest that could change.
By ceres on 2014-12-16 04:34 UTC
Tidally Squished Exoplanets Could Soon be Detected...
Astronomers have detected a huge array of exoplanets of different sizes -- now we are on the verge of detecting worlds of different shapes.Astronomers have detected a huge array of exoplanets of different sizes -- now we are on the verge of detecting worl
By ceres on 2014-12-16 04:33 UTC
NASA and SpaceX targeting Dec. 19 for next Space Station Launch...
NASA and SpaceX are now targeting Dec. 19 as the launch date for the next unmanned cargo run to the International Space Station (ISS) under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services contract. The fifth SpaceX cargo mission was postponed from Dec. 16 to De
By ceres on 2014-12-16 04:33 UTC
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