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NASA's Voyager 2 probe enters interstellar space...
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For the second time in history, a human-made object has reached the space between the stars. NASA's Voyager 2 probe now has exited the heliosphere -- the protective bubble of particles and magnetic fields created by the Sun.
By ceres on 2018-12-10 21:03 UTC
Water found on asteroid, confirming Bennu as excellent mission target...
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Spectral observations made by the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft identified hydrated minerals across the asteroid, confirming that Bennu, a remnant from early in the formation of the solar system, is an excellent specimen for the OSIRIS-REx mission to study the co
By ceres on 2018-12-10 21:02 UTC
Heard in the Milky Way "Thinking Like a Planet to Earth in 10,000 Years"...
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Today's eclectic coverage of TV programs broadcast on the state of affairs on our pale blue water planet, signaling our presence to other possible civilizations in the Milky Way. "FM signals and those of broadcast television travel out to space at
By ceres on 2018-12-06 20:14 UTC
Unknown treasure trove of planets found hiding in dust...
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"Super-Earths" and Neptune-sized planets could be forming around young stars in much greater numbers than scientists thought, new research by an international team of astronomers suggests.
By ceres on 2018-12-06 20:11 UTC
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
'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
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
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
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
Could 'Oumuamua be an extraterrestrial solar sail?...
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On October 19th, 2017, the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System-1 (Pan-STARRS-1) in Hawaii announced the first-ever detection of an interstellar asteroid, named 1I/2017 U1 (aka, "Oumuamua). In the months that followed, multiple follow-up observations were conducted that allowed
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-11-03 03:27 UTC
Dawn, the first spacecraft to orbit 2 alien worlds, has gone silent...
The Dawn probe, which hopped between two objects in the asteroid belt during its seven-year mission, ran out of fuel and stopped calling home.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-11-02 00:39 UTC
Number of Habitable Exoplanets Found by NASA's Kepler May Not Be So Big After All...
NASA's Kepler spacecraft hasn't discovered quite as many potentially habitable worlds as previously thought, new results from Europe's Gaia mission suggest.
By ceres on 2018-10-29 16:40 UTC
NASA's Ailing Planet-Hunting Kepler Telescope Is Offline Again...
NASA's long-suffering Kepler Space Telescope returned to sleep mode just a few days after its most recent observing campaign began, the agency said in a statement released yesterday (Oct. 23).
By ceres on 2018-10-24 23:31 UTC
NASA's First Image of Mars from a CubeSat...
NASA's MarCO mission was designed to find out if briefcase-sized spacecraft called CubeSats could survive the journey to deep space. Now, MarCO—which stands for Mars Cube One—has Mars in sight.
By ceres on 2018-10-23 18:06 UTC
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