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The once-sedate astronomy world is quarreling over whether 'Oumuamua was an alien craft...
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Alien probe or a "chunk of Pluto"? The scientific debate over 'Oumuamua continues
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-09-16 05:39 UTC
Mars rocks collected by Perseverance boost case for ancient life...
NASA's Perseverance Mars rover has now collected two rock samples, with signs that they were in contact with water for a long period of time boosting the case for ancient life on the Red Planet.
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-09-12 07:14 UTC
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope launch delayed to December...
NASA's long-awaited and high-powered James Webb Space Telescope won't begin observations this year after NASA and its counterpart the European Space Agency (ESA) announced another launch delay.
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-09-08 20:17 UTC
Strange, repeating radio signal near the center of the Milky Way has scientists stumped...
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Scientists detected a repeating radio signal near the center of the Milky Way, and it's unlike anything else they've ever studied.
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-09-08 20:00 UTC
Pilots saw 'red light' warning during Virgin Galactic's historic spaceflight with Richard Branson: report...
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When Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson became the first billionaire to fly to space with his own company on July 11, he may have also come close to becoming the first billionaire to crash during a spaceflight.
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-09-02 05:31 UTC
China will study how to build a massive spacecraft over a half mile long...
The Chinese government is inviting scientists to help build an enormous, one-kilometer (0.6 miles) long spacecraft that it wants to construct in orbit.
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-08-28 19:40 UTC
The James Webb Space Telescope, NASA's next great observatory, passes final ground tests...
Teams working on the James Webb Space Telescope have completed testing of the giant observatory and are now preparing to ship it to the launch site ahead of its journey to space later this year.
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-08-28 00:26 UTC
Scientists detected the radio 'colors' of an FRB for the first time...
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This could be further proof that magnetars are responsible for most, if not all, FRBs.
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-08-27 13:54 UTC
Nearby Planetary System May Have the Right Conditions to Host Life...
Astronomers researched a planetary system only 35 light-years away that contains rocky exoplanets, and they found that it may have a planet in the habitable
By ceres on 2021-08-19 16:53 UTC
Alien Life "Clues May Lie Buried in Kepler Mission Data"...
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"The Kepler and K2 missions just keep on giving!" Harvard astrophysicist, David Latham told The Daily Galaxy. "Operations ended more than three years ago when the spacecraft ran out of fuel, but we continue to mine the data archives for celest
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-07-11 15:47 UTC
Lockheed Martin Spacecraft Set to Go on a 12-Year Journey to Study Trojan Asteroids Near Jupiter...
Lockheed Martin will go on an important mission to Jupiter, which is the first in the history of space missions.
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-07-11 00:21 UTC
There are Probably Many More Earth-Sized Worlds Than Previously Believed...
In the past decade, the discovery of extrasolar planets has accelerated immensely. To date, 4,424 exoplanets have been confirmed in 3,280 star systems, with another 7,453 awaiting confirmation. So far, most of these planets have been gas giants, with abou
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-07-09 19:00 UTC
Kepler Captures 27 Signals Coming From Exoplanets--How This Telescope Detected the Cosmic Objects Despite its Blurred Vision?...
Kepler space telescope has managed to spot 27 signals hinting a presence of rogue exoplanets.
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-07-09 19:00 UTC
Kepler telescope glimpses population of free-floating planets...
Tantalizing evidence has been uncovered for a mysterious population of "free-floating" planets, planets that may be alone in deep space, unbound to any host star. The results include four new discoveries that are consistent with planets of similar
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-07-06 13:53 UTC
Astronomers believe there may be twice as many 'other Earths' in the universe than we thought...
Planets the size of Earth could be hidden in binary star systems, with the light of their suns hiding them from view
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-07-01 06:42 UTC
China Releases Sound and Video of its Rover Landing...
Remember the stunning video of the Perseverance rover landing on Mars? The Chinese National Space Administration (CNSA) has now released similar video footage from its Zhurong rover, including the sounds recorded as it plummeted through the Martian atmosp
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-07-01 06:39 UTC
NASA Scientists Find More Subsurface Lakes on Mars...
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Temperatures around the Martian south pole mean the lakes are likely to be frozen.
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-06-25 19:36 UTC
Life in these star-systems could have spotted Earth...
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Scientists at Cornell University and the American Museum of Natural History have identified 2,034 nearby star-systems—within the small cosmic distance of 326 light-years—that could find Earth merely by watching our pale blue dot cross our sun.
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-06-23 15:28 UTC
A New Technique for "Seeing" Exoplanet Surfaces Based on the Content of their Atmospheres...
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A new study takes a look at how the presence of a surface can affect an exoplanets atmosphere, giving astrobiologists a way to study exoplanet surfaces without having to "see" them directly. The post A New Technique for "Seeing" Exoplanet
By Anonymous Submission on 2021-06-19 15:59 UTC
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