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NASA's TESS telescope just discovered two new Earth-like planets...
The planet hunter has detected a "super-Earth" and a "hot Earth" less than 60 light years away.
By ceres on 2018-09-20 18:38 UTC
Astronomers Find Exoplanet In the Same Place as Star Trek's Vulcan...
New observations have revealed a planet in orbit of 40 Eridani A -- our very own real-life Vulcan. The presence of pointy-eared aliens with green blood is not yet confirmed. The post Astronomers Find Exoplanet In the Same Place as Star Trek's Vulcan a
By ceres on 2018-09-20 18:37 UTC
The TESS space telescope has spotted its first exoplanet...
TESS's first exoplanet is twice Earth's size and may have lots of water.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-09-18 23:16 UTC
The Closest Planet Ever Discovered Outside the Solar System Could be Habitable With a Dayside Ocean...
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A new NASA-led study shows that Proxima b could support the existence of an ocean on its dayside, which means it could still be habitable. The post The Closest Planet Ever Discovered Outside the Solar System Could be Habitable With a Dayside Ocean appeare
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-09-17 03:33 UTC
NASA's latest exoplanet hunter spots dozens of potential new worlds...
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Astronomers are poring over the candidates from the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite to confirm how many are bona fide planets.
By ceres on 2018-09-07 15:24 UTC
Wolf 503b: Exoplanet Twice As Big As Earth Discovered 145 Light-Years Away...
A new exoplanet nearly twice as big as the Earth was discovered in the constellation of Virgo, some 145 light-years away from us.The exoplanet, named Wolf 503b, was detected when a team of researchers hailing from Canada, America, and Germany analyzed the
By ceres on 2018-09-06 16:17 UTC
International Space Station Suffers Small Air Leak, Astronaut Crew Reported Safe...
Yesterday afternoon, the ISS sprung an air leak detected on the Russian side of the orbiting lab. A small air leak has been discovered on the International Space Station (ISS), without posing any ...
By ceres on 2018-08-30 17:31 UTC
Water-worlds are common: Exoplanets may contain vast amounts of water...
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Scientists have shown that water is likely to be a major component of those exoplanets (planets orbiting other stars) which are between two to four times the size of Earth. It will have implications for the search of life in our Galaxy. The work is presen
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-08-18 00:42 UTC
NASA's New Planet-Hunting Telescope Catches a Comet and Other Celestial Sights...
NASA's new planet-hunting telescope wasn't even formally on the job when it caught sight of a fascinating set of celestial happenings, which the agency has shared in a new video.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-08-07 14:35 UTC
Discovered: a huge liquid water lake beneath the southern pole of Mars...
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Mars' south polar cap, as seen from Mars Global Surveyor. Buried beneath, we now know, is a lake of liquid water. NASA/JPL/MSSS We now know that there is permanent liquid water on Mars, according to a paper published today in the journal Science. This
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-07-25 14:25 UTC
Earth's Neighboring Exoplanet Ross 128 B Has Perfect Conditions To Support Life: Study...
By studying the host star of Ross 128 b, researchers determined the exoplanet is a rocky world with temperate. This means that it potentially has liquid water on the surface.
By ceres on 2018-07-19 18:21 UTC
Move over Hubble. This sharp pic of Neptune was taken from Earth...
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A new strategy at the Very Large Telescope lets astronomers take space telescopequality pictures from the ground.
By ceres on 2018-07-18 17:59 UTC
Search for 'Planet X' Reveals 12 New Moons of Jupiter --"Including One Weirdo"...
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"Jupiter just happened to be in the sky near the search fields where we were looking for extremely distant Solar System objects, so we were serendipitously able to look for new moons around Jupiter while at the same time looking...
By ceres on 2018-07-18 17:58 UTC
Nearby Planet Ross 128b Likely Has A Temperate Climate, May Be Fit To Accommodate Life...
When Ross 128b was first discovered last fall, the Earth-sized exoplanet was hailed as a primary candidate in the search for alien life. Located a mere 11 light-years away from our home planet, Ross 128b practically lies on our cosmic doorstep and is, in
By ceres on 2018-07-13 03:33 UTC
Complex organic molecules discovered in Enceladus' plumes could hint at life...
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The essential building blocks of life have been discovered emanating from the subsurface ocean of one of Saturn's moons.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-07-01 17:13 UTC
Nearly 80 exoplanet candidates identified in record time...
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Scientists have analyzed data from K2, the follow-up mission to NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, and have discovered a trove of possible exoplanets amid some 50,000 stars. The scientists report the discovery of nearly 80 new planetary candidates, includ
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-06-22 04:56 UTC
Researchers discover a system with three Earth-sized planets...
Astronomers have discovered two new planetary systems, one of them hosting three planets with the same size of the Earth.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-06-10 23:21 UTC
New Mars discoveries advance case for possible life...
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — New Mars discoveries are advancing the case for possible life on the red planet, past or even present.
By ceres on 2018-06-07 18:37 UTC
Organic matter found on Mars, Nasa reveals in major announcement...
Nasa's Curiosity rover has found organic matter preserved on Mars, in a discovery that could suggest it was once home to life.
By ceres on 2018-06-07 18:36 UTC
No Need for Planet Nine? Small Objects' Gravity Could Explain Weird Orbits...
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Small but rowdy space rocks pushing and jostling one another may have created the unusual orbits some astronomers cite as the signature of the hypothesized "Planet Nine," a new study suggests.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-06-05 15:17 UTC
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