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NASA has a plan to let humans soar above the clouds on Venus...
Proposed 'HAVOC' mission would send a blimp-like airship to Earth's nearest neighbor.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-06-05 15:15 UTC
Ancient Greenland was much warmer than previously thought...
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A tiny clue found in ancient sediment has unlocked big secrets about Greenland's past and future climate.
By ceres on 2018-06-05 00:08 UTC
What Has NASA's Curiosity Found on Mars? We'll Find Out Thursday...
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has apparently found something intriguing on Mars and the space agency will unveil the discovery to the public in a live webcast Thursday (June 7).
By ceres on 2018-06-05 00:08 UTC
The Moons of Some Giant Alien Planets Could Host Life...
Researchers have identified more than 100 giant exoplanets that could have potentially life-hosting moons. The new analysis could change the way scientists search for life in the cosmos, study team members said.
By ceres on 2018-06-04 15:26 UTC
A New Study Confirms Exoplanet WASP-127b Contains Multiple Metals And May Even Harbor Water...
A team of researchers from the Instituto de Astrofsica de Canarias (IAC) in Spain and the University of Cambridge have published a new study showing that Exoplanet WASP-127b is likely to hold multiple metals in its atmosphere as judged by its 'fingerp
By ceres on 2018-06-04 15:25 UTC
Mars Cubesats Make History with Deep-Space Maneuver...
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Over the past week, NASA's tiny MarCO-A and MarCO-B spacecraft have been firing their onboard thrusters to refine their course toward Mars. No cubesat had ever performed such a "trajectory correction maneuver" before, agency officials said.
By ceres on 2018-06-04 15:23 UTC
NASA Will Launch a Probe to Study the Solar System's Protective Bubble in 2024...
A newly selected NASA mission should help scientists better understand the bubble that surrounds the solar system, agency officials said.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-06-03 14:41 UTC
The Next Big Discovery in Astronomy? We Probably Found It Years Ago — But Don't Know It Yet...
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Earlier this year, astronomers stumbled upon a fascinating finding: Thousands of black holes likely exist near the center of our galaxy.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-06-03 14:41 UTC
NASA Is About to Have Its Closest Encounter Ever with Dwarf Planet Ceres...
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A NASA spacecraft is about to get up close and personal with Ceres, a giant asteroid that also happens to be the only dwarf planet in the inner solar system.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-06-02 15:01 UTC
These 121 Giant Planets May Have Habitable Moons...
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Searching for habitable exomoons will "greatly expand" the places we can look for life, a scientist says.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-05-31 19:49 UTC
New Study Says Great Barrier Reef Has Come Close To Death Five Times In Last 30,000 Years...
Several reports and studies have gone into detail about how Australia's Great Barrier Reef is dying, as bleaching and warmer water temperatures continue to affect the system's corals. While a new study suggests that the reef had come close to dyin
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-05-31 19:49 UTC
Never-before-seen dunes on Pluto spotted in New Horizons images...
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Images from the New Horizons spacecraft reveal dunes on Pluto — but the sand-sized grains must have had an unusual boost to get moving.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-05-31 19:46 UTC
Galaxy simulations are at last matching reality—and producing surprising insights into cosmic evolution...
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Increased computer power enables complex interactions between dark and ordinary matter
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-05-30 17:19 UTC
Insomnia is a likely long-term side effect of stroke...
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Stroke patients experience sustained problems with insomnia potentially reducing their ability to relearn key skills and putting them at increased risk of depression, a new study in the journal Scientific Reports finds.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-05-30 14:15 UTC
Scientists Find 840 Icy Little Planets Beyond Neptune, Say There Could Be Hundreds Of Thousands More...
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A five-year survey of the outer reaches of the solar system has led scientists to discover as many as 840 previously unknown small planets. They believe there could be as many as 90,000 little icy worlds more.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-05-29 14:59 UTC
"It's Massive!" --Our Milky Way Galaxy May Be Twice as Big as Previously Thought...
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It's no secret that the Milky Way is huge, long thought to be about 100,000 light-years end to end with about 200 billion stars and their orbiting planets, but new research shows that it may be much bigger than we...
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-05-25 14:19 UTC
NASA's 'Impossible' Space Engine Tested—Here Are the Results...
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The first independent tests of the EmDrive suggest there's a mundane explanation for the wildly controversial device.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-05-23 04:52 UTC
Routine DNA Screening Moves Into Primary Care...
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The Pennsylvania-based health care chain Geisinger Health System plans to soon offer DNA sequencing as part of routine care for all patients. Is there a downside?
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-05-22 14:08 UTC
CRISPR-edited rice plants produce major boost in grain yield...
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A team of scientists from Purdue University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences has used CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing technology to develop a variety of rice that produces 25-31 percent more grain and would have been virtually impossible to create through tra
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-05-22 14:07 UTC
A New World's Extraordinary Orbit Points to Planet Nine...
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Astronomers argue that there's an undiscovered giant planet far beyond the orbit of Neptune. A newly discovered rocky body has added evidence to the circumstantial case for it.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-05-21 22:59 UTC
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