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On Second Thought, the Moon's Water May Be Widespread and Immobile...
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A new analysis of data from two lunar missions finds evidence that the Moon's water is widely distributed across the surface and is not confined to a particular region or type of terrain.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-02-23 21:19 UTC
Kepler Space Telescope Discovers 95 More Alien Planets...
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The exoplanet discoveries by NASA's Kepler space telescope keep rolling in.
By ceres on 2018-02-15 20:53 UTC
Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster and Starman Leave Earth Forever in This Final Photo...
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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has unveiled the final photo of his Tesla Roadster and its Starman mannequin sailing off into deep space after launching on the first Falcon Heavy rocket Tuesday (Feb. 6), and it is spectacular.
By ceres on 2018-02-08 13:57 UTC
SpaceX has received permission from the US government to launch Elon Musk's car toward Mars...
SpaceX plans to launch its Falcon Heavy rocket for the first time on Tuesday, with Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster as a test payload. The FAA has given the okay.
By rjx32 on 2018-02-05 22:07 UTC
"Earth-Like Alien Atmospheres?" --Hubble Delivers First Insights Into TRAPPIST-1 Planets...
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"The lack of hydrogen in their atmospheres further supports theories about the planets being terrestrial in nature," said Julien de Wit, with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology."This discovery is an important step towards determining if
By viper1 on 2018-02-05 21:19 UTC
Astrophysicists discover planets in extragalactic galaxies using microlensing...
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A University of Oklahoma astrophysics team has discovered for the first time a population of planets beyond the Milky Way galaxy.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-02-03 00:50 UTC
Astronomers find large organic molecules in neighboring dwarf galaxy...
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Chemical building blocks of life may form even in chemically sparse environments
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-01-31 18:52 UTC
Three new 'super-earths' discovered...
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The Kepler Space Telescope has identified three super-earths orbiting a ‘cool dwarf star’ about 267 light years from the Earth.
By ceres on 2018-01-30 19:10 UTC
Kepler discovers new super-Earth that orbits its sun in a few hours...
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The super Earth K2-141 b orbits its sun in less than one Earth day.
By ceres on 2018-01-30 19:09 UTC
Three 'super-Earths' orbiting a cool dwarf star discovered...
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Using NASA's prolonged Kepler mission, known as K2, astronomers have found three new "super-Earth" exoplanets. The newly detected alien worlds orbit the cool dwarf star designated LP415-17. The finding is reported January 18 in a paper publish
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-01-23 22:00 UTC
TRAPPIST-1 system planets potentially habitable...
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Two exoplanets in the TRAPPIST-1 system have been identified as most likely to be habitable, a paper by PSI Senior Scientist Amy Barr says.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-01-23 21:59 UTC
Asteroid Mining is Getting Closer to Reality. Planetary Resources Arkyd-6 Satellite Just Launched...
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With the deployment of the Arkyd-6 spacecraft, Planetary Resources just took a major step towards making asteroid mining a reality The post Asteroid Mining is Getting Closer to Reality. Planetary Resources Arkyd-6 Satellite Just Launched appeared first on
By ceres on 2018-01-17 21:03 UTC
"Leveraging the Human Cloud" --Citizen Scientists Discover New Kepler Earth-Like Planets Orbiting Sun-Like Stars...
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MIT and Caltech researchers say the credit for Five new planets have been discovered outside our solar system goes mainly to citizen scientists — about 10,000 from the around the world — who pored through publicly available data from K2,...
By ceres on 2018-01-16 20:25 UTC
Five-Exoplanet System With Super-Earths Discovered By Citizen Scientists Using Kepler Data...
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Citizen scientists have struck again. Struck proverbial gold, that is. In the first instance of a discovery of this kind through crowdsourcing, five previously unknown exoplanets were identified using data from NASA's Kepler Space Telescope.
By ceres on 2018-01-12 20:11 UTC
White dwarf's inner makeup is mapped for the first time...
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The first map of the internal composition of a white dwarf star shows these stellar corpses contain more oxygen than expected, challenging stellar evolution theories.
By viper1 on 2018-01-08 18:13 UTC
Did NASA's Mars rover just find ancient Martian fossils?...
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If youre one of the many casual science observers hoping that mankind will one day discover evidence that life once thrived on Mars, 2017 was a very, very exciting year for you. From derelic
By viper1 on 2018-01-08 18:11 UTC
Curiosity Rover Spots Weird Tube-Like Structures on Mars...
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NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has found intriguing structures on Mars that look like tiny, fossilized worm burrows but mission team members aren't claiming that the finds are evidence of life.
By ceres on 2018-01-06 16:55 UTC
New Tech Could Help Astronomers See Planets Around Alpha Centauri...
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Technology in development could capture images from an Earth-size planet in the nearby Alpha Centauri system in the 2020s, new research suggests.
By ceres on 2018-01-05 17:52 UTC
NASA's ISS Orbiting Lab Identifies Unknown Microbes 1st Time Ever --"Great Leap in Identifying DNA-Based Alien Life" (WATCH Video)...
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Being able to identify microbes in real time aboard the International Space Station, without having to send them back to Earth for identification first, would be revolutionary for the world of microbiology and space exploration. The Genes in Space-3 team.
By ceres on 2018-01-04 17:34 UTC
Eerie Bright Spots on Dwarf Planet Ceres --"Shines Light Upon an Active, Evolving World"...
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If you could fly aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft, the surface of dwarf planet Ceres would generally look quite dark, but with notable exceptions. These exceptions are the hundreds of bright areas that stand out in images Dawn has returned. Now,...
By ceres on 2018-01-03 15:19 UTC
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