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More Than 100 New Planets Discovered In Old Kepler Data...
In early August, the Inquisitr reported on an incredible breakthrough in the analysis of Kepler data, which led to the confirmation of 44 new exoplanets. Hailed as the largest exoplanet haul for Japan, which made the discovery, the remarkable find has jus
By ceres on 2018-12-04 16:54 UTC
China Set to Launch First-ever Spacecraft to the Far Side of the Moon...
Chang'e-4 mission will test plant growth on the Moon, and listen for radio emissions normally blocked by Earth's atmosphere
By ceres on 2018-12-04 16:47 UTC
NASA spacecraft arrives at ancient asteroid, its 1st visitor...
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — After a two-year chase, a NASA spacecraft has arrived at the ancient asteroid Bennu, its first visitor in billions of years.
By ceres on 2018-12-03 18:19 UTC
Hello, Bennu! NASA Asteroid-Sampling Probe Reaches Its Target Space Rock...
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NASA's OSIRIS-REx probe sidled up to the diamond-shaped asteroid Bennu today (Dec. 3), bringing an end to a circuitous deep-space chase that lasted 27 months.
By ceres on 2018-12-03 18:19 UTC
Combination of space-based and ground-based telescopes reveals more than 100 exoplanets...
Astronomers using a combination of ground and space based telescopes have reported more than 100 extrasolar planets (exoplanets) in only three months. These planets are quite diverse and expected to play a large role in developing the research field of ex
By ceres on 2018-12-03 18:18 UTC
Fox, 'Cosmos' Producers Investigate Sexual Misconduct Claims Against Host Neil deGrasse Tyson...
The Fox Broadcasting Company and the producers of the science-based series "Cosmos," are investigating host Neil deGrasse Tyson following claims of sexual misconduct by three women.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-12-03 05:45 UTC
'Oumuamua isn't alone: More interstellar objects found in our solar system...
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The 'Oumuamua space object made headlines when it was revealed to originate from outside of our Solar System, and now a new paper argues that there could be hundreds of 'Oumuamua-sized interstellar objects in our Solar System. The post 'Oumuam
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-12-03 05:44 UTC
Clara is an 'excellent bit of science-inflected storytelling'...
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Chris Knight: If you don't come away with a new appreciation for orbital planet-hunting telescopes, you're watching it wrong
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-11-29 16:09 UTC
'Siberian unicorn' walked Earth with humans...
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A giant rhino that may have been the origin of the unicorn myth survived until about 35,000 years ago.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-11-27 16:50 UTC
Photos: Mummies Discovered in Tombs in Ancient Egyptian City...
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Archaeologists have discovered several mummies and sarcophagi in two separate tombs near Luxor (ancient Thebes) in Egypt.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-11-27 16:49 UTC
NASA Succesfully Lands InSight On Martian Soil...
InSight has successfully arrived in Mars. The lander reported that it has unrolled its solar panels and will continue deploying its other scientific equipment in the next couple of months.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-11-27 16:44 UTC
ESA Exoplanet Mission Launch Slot Announced...
The Characterising Exoplanet Satellite, CHEOPS, will target 15 October to 14 November 2019 for launch.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-11-25 04:40 UTC
'Infectious organisms' are alive on board the international space station, NASA reveals...
Scientists at NASA have discovered that five different varieties of Enterobacter, a bug similar to that found in hospitals, have been found infesting the International Space Station.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-11-25 01:36 UTC
The Trump administration released a dire new report on climate change that predicts hundreds of billions of dollars in economic losses to come...
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A new report analyzes the impacts climate change is having in the US now, and what the country could look like by 2100. The findings are dire, predicting severe sea-level rise, more insect-borne disease, and big increases in precipitation. The report is m
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-11-23 19:30 UTC
Study brings new climate models of small star TRAPPIST 1's seven intriguing worlds...
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Not all stars are like the sun, so not all planetary systems can be studied with the same expectations. New research from a University of Washington-led team of astronomers gives updated climate models for the seven planets around the star TRAPPIST-1.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-11-21 14:33 UTC
NASA picks ancient Martian river delta for 2020 rover touchdown...
NASA has picked an ancient river delta as the landing site for its uncrewed Mars 2020 rover, to hunt for evidence of past life on Earth's neighboring planet, officials said Monday.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-11-19 22:37 UTC
The first rains in centuries in the Atacama Desert devastate its microbial life...
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The Atacama Desert, the driest and oldest desert on Earth, located in northern Chile, hides a hyper-arid core in which no rain has been recorded during the past 500 years. But this situation has changed in the last three years.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-11-16 00:47 UTC
NASA Learns More About Interstellar Visitor 'Oumuamua...
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In November 2017, scientists pointed NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope toward the object known as 'Oumuamua — the first known interstellar object to visit our solar system.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-11-16 00:42 UTC
Icy 'Super-Earth' Exoplanet Spotted Around Nearby Barnard's Star...
Astronomers have found compelling evidence of a frigid alien world about 3.2 times more massive than Earth circling Barnard's Star, a dim red dwarf that lies just 6 light-years from the sun.
By ceres on 2018-11-14 20:27 UTC
ESO Unveils 'Stunning' Timelapse Of The Alien Planet Beta Pictoris B...
Beta Pictoris b is one of the most extensively studied exoplanets in our cosmic neighborhood. Discovered in 2008, this alien world is located a mere 63 light-years away — in the constellation of Pictor — and orbits a giant star known as Beta P
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-11-14 02:49 UTC
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