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A second planet in the Beta Pictoris system...
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A team of astronomers has discovered a second giant planet in orbit around alpha Pictoris, a star that is relatively young (23 million years old) and close (63.4 light years), and surrounded by a disk of dust. The alpha Pictoris system has fascinated astr
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-08-20 03:43 UTC
NASA Snaps Rare Photo Of Rocky Planet's Surface 48 Light-Years From Earth...
For the first time, NASA was able to capture a photo of the surface conditions of an exoplanet orbiting a star using its Spitzer Space Telescope. According to the agency, the exoplanet does not have an atmosphere.The alien planet photographed by Spitzer i
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-08-20 03:40 UTC
NASA, ESA Team Up To Deflect Killer Double Asteroid From Colliding With Earth...
NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) will team up to save Earth from getting destroyed by an approaching double asteroid. The space agencies' upcoming missions will involve visiting and deflecting the massive Didymos asteroid system and its gigant
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-08-20 03:37 UTC
Watch: UFO Spotted Flying Near SpaceX Falcon 9 Spacecraft...
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Moments after SpaceX's Falcon 9 deployed the AMOS-17 satellite in space, the spacecraft was approached by a UFO. Despite not showing any visible means of propulsion, the mysterious object was able to make sharp maneuvers around the spacecraft.On Aug.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-08-14 01:18 UTC
Scientists ask NASA to reconsider Mars mission after studying effects of space radiation...
A team of scientists recently conducted a first-of-its-kind experiment to study the effects of space radiation on a living brain. And the results don't bode well for NASA's planned mission to Mars. The research was conducted by lead author Charles
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-08-07 20:28 UTC
Dead planets send out zombie signals that can be heard on Earth...
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They've been destroyed by their suns but still sing a sad song. And one day it's going to happen here, too.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-08-07 20:27 UTC
Potentially habitable 'super-Earth' discovered just 31 light-years away...
Follow-up research could reveal if the planet is rocky or has oceans.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-08-01 19:45 UTC
NASA's TESS Spots 3 New Exoplanets in Rare Solar System...
The super-Earth is scorching hot, and the others are cooler. However, they're not ice worlds like Neptune. The post NASA's TESS Spots 3 New Exoplanets in Rare Solar System appeared first on ExtremeTech .
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-07-31 18:30 UTC
TESS Space Telescope Finds Rocky Exoplanet With Three Suns...
Scientists have discovered a new planet outside the Solar System and this alien world has three glowing suns.The exoplanet dubbed LTT 1445Ab was found using data gathered by NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), a space telescope design
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-07-29 16:40 UTC
Newly discovered exoplanet trio could unravel the mysteries of super-Earth formation...
NASA satellite has discovered two dozen nearby planets and expects hundreds more
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-07-29 16:33 UTC
Asteroid Near Miss: 'City-Killer' Asteroid Appears Out Of Nowhere...
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The rock, now named 2019 OK, came within a scant 43,500 miles of Earth, which is far closer than the Moon is to Earth, and astronomers didn’t even know it was there until it was already upon us. The Sun, it turns out, is to blame for our lack of awareness.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-07-26 23:08 UTC
NASA's TESS mission completes first year of survey, turns to northern sky...
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NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered 21 planets outside our solar system and captured data on other interesting events occurring in the southern sky during its first year of science. TESS has now turned its attention to t
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-07-26 15:14 UTC
Space evangelists set sights on a Saturn moonshot for human settlers...
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President Trump has set his sights on the Moon. Elon Musk's are on Mars. But some of the edgier talk urges an event bolder national aim — a human mission to Titan, Saturn's largest moon. Driving the news: A mania broke out in the U.S. last w
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-07-23 13:39 UTC
Russia Launches Major New Telescope Into Space...
Russia's space agency says a Russian Proton-M rocket has successfully delivered a cutting-edge space telescope into orbit after days of launch delays.Roscosmos said the telescope, named Spektr-RG, was delivered into a parking orbit before a final burn
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-07-13 18:05 UTC
Archinaut snags $73 million in NASA funding to 3D-print giant spacecraft parts in orbit...
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A project to 3-D print bulky components in space rather than bring them up there has collected a $73.7 million contract from NASA to demonstrate the technique in space. Archinaut, a mission now several years in development from Made In Space, could launch
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-07-13 00:09 UTC
A Fast Radio Burst has Finally Been Traced Back to its Source: the Outskirts of a Galaxy 4 Billion Light-Years Away...
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An Australian-led research effort has managed to pinpoint the location of the first non-repeating Fast Radio Burst, which could have immense implications for astronomy. The post A Fast Radio Burst has Finally Been Traced Back to its Source: the Outskirts
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-06-29 02:34 UTC
Dwarf planet Ceres' 'lonely mountain' mystery has been solved...
Scientists say Ahuna Mons formed when salty, rocky mud rose to the surface of Ceres and froze.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-06-23 01:30 UTC
NASA Rover on Mars Detects Puff of Gas That Hints at Possibility of Life...
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The Curiosity mission's scientists picked up the signal this week, and are seeking additional readings from the red planet.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-06-23 01:28 UTC
Taurid swarm study: Earth is approaching the same "meteor swarm" that may have caused Tunguska impact in 1908, when entire forest in Russia exploded...
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Scientists hope to study the Taurid meteor shower closely, in hopes of better predicting the risk of a future impact
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-06-14 14:21 UTC
New Instrument is Searching for Planets Around Alpha Centauri...
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Alpha Centauri is the closest star system to us, at 4.37 light-years (about 25 trillion miles) away. In 2016, astronomers discovered an exoplanet orbiting one of the three stars in the Alpha Centauri system. Spurred on by that discovery, the European Sout
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-06-12 00:41 UTC
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