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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
Hubble Telescope's Broken Gyroscope Seemingly Fixed After Engineers Try Turning It Off and On Again...
If you've ever worked in IT, you know that most problems require eye-rollingly simple solutions. One, check that the device is plugged in. Two, turn the device off and back on again. Three, wiggle some things around. It appears that such thinking will
By ceres on 2018-10-23 18:05 UTC
Giant planets around young star raise questions about how planets form...
Researchers have identified a young star with four Jupiter and Saturn-sized planets in orbit around it, the first time that so many massive planets have been detected in such a young system.
By ceres on 2018-10-15 18:53 UTC
These Photos of Asteroid Ryugu from Successful MASCOT Landing Are Amazing...
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Earlier this week, a spacecraft plopped a small lander on a diamond-shaped space rock far, far away — and before that robot ended a marathon 17-hour work session, it sent back some incredible images.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-10-05 16:53 UTC
Researchers may have found the first signs of an exomoon...
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Over the last couple of decades, we've spotted thousands of planets outside of our solar system -- Kepler alone has confirmed more than 2,600. But so far, we've haven't found any exomoons, despite the likelihood of them being prevalent in our
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-10-03 22:40 UTC
The Alien Observatory"Advanced Civilization on Another Planet Should Be Generating Electromagnetic Signals"...
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This is not pie-in-the-sky research—scientists have been studying this possibility for nearly 60 years. Several research projects concerning the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) have been launched since the late 1950s, mainly in the United States. The idea is that an advanced
By ceres on 2018-10-03 16:46 UTC
NASA study shows travelling to Mars could ruin your gut and cause cancer...
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The small intestine is particularly vulnerable to space radiation, raising further concern over human deep-space travel.
By ceres on 2018-10-02 04:38 UTC
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
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