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Pulsar Planets --"Extreme Life Possible --Five Discovered So Far"...
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The Milky Way contains an estimated 1 billion neutron stars, of which about 200,000 are pulsars. So far, 3000 pulsars have been studied and only 5 pulsar planets have been found. PSR B1257+12 is a much-studied pulsar. In 1992, the...
By ceres on 2017-12-20 20:21 UTC
NASA Planning An Proxima Centauri Expedition In 2069 To Find Alien Life?...
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At the recently concluded Fall 2017 meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) in New Orleans, scientists from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) presented a paper that spoke about a prospective mission to our nearest stellar neighbor, Proxim
By viper1 on 2017-12-20 17:25 UTC
Nasa announcement: Space agency finds entire solar system filled with planets like our own...
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Nasa has found an entire solar system with as many planets as our own. The discovery of two new planets around the Kepler-90 star, which looks like our own sun, means that distant solar system has just as many planets as our own. The star and its solar sy
By ceres on 2017-12-14 18:17 UTC
Nasa announcement live: Latest updates as space agency reveals mysterious news from its hunt for planets...
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Nasa is preparing for a major announcement after its planet-hunting telescope found something in space. Details on the revelation are sparse. But the agency only holds such events for significant breakthroughs, leading to speculation about what the Kepler
By ceres on 2017-12-14 16:57 UTC
Live stream: NASA announces latest Kepler discovery (1PM EST)...
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USA TODAY will cover this event
By ceres on 2017-12-14 16:56 UTC
Kepler Mission: NASA to Reveal AI Breakthrough Discovery...
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NASA has called a press conference to reveal a breakthrough discovery from its alien-hunting Kepler telescope. The discovery was driven by Google’s machine-learning artificial intelligence software.
By ceres on 2017-12-12 02:18 UTC
Nasa announcement: What we know about the space agency's mysterious, major breakthrough...
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Nasa is preparing for a huge announcement from its plant-hunting telescope. It has said only that it will brief the press on Thursday and that the discovery has been made by the Kepler space telescope. It also said that Google has been involved in the bre
By ceres on 2017-12-12 02:18 UTC
Two super-Earths around star K2-18...
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New research using data collected by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) has revealed that a little-known exoplanet called K2-18b could well be a scaled-up version of Earth.
By ceres on 2017-12-05 15:53 UTC
NASA raises possibility of life on Pluto, says the dwarf planet may be hiding a vast ocean...
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Its been a rough couple of decades for Pluto. After over a decade of discussion about whether or not it should be considered a planet, the big ball of ice and rock was officially demoted in
By viper1 on 2017-12-04 19:15 UTC
Exoplanet Atmospheres Could Obscure Signs of Life...
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Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Germany created simulations of multiple nearby exoplanets that have the potential to support life, including Proxima b and TRAPPIST-1d. The post Exoplanet Atmospheres Could Obscure Signs of Life a
By ceres on 2017-12-04 15:40 UTC
Nasa have discovered a planet so unusual, it could rewrite the astronomy books...
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WASP-18b has an atmosphere consisting of deadly carbon monoxide.
By ceres on 2017-12-01 15:46 UTC
"It Appears that Dark Energy May Not Actually Exist" --A New Assault on the Very Existence of this Unknown Phenomena...
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Researchers have hypothesized that the universe contains "dark matter." They have also posited the existence of "dark energy." These two hypotheses account for the movement of stars in galaxies and for the accelerating expansion of the uni
By ceres on 2017-11-22 17:00 UTC
Astronomers reveal nearby stars that are among the oldest in our galaxy...
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Astronomers have discovered some of the oldest stars in our Milky Way galaxy by determining their locations and velocities, according to a study led by scientists at Georgia State University.
By ceres on 2017-11-21 17:15 UTC
Bizarre Interstellar Asteroid Is Unlike Any Observed In Solar System...
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The recently detected interstellar object that is now visiting our solar system is providing planetary scientists with their first close up view of an extrasolar asteroid.
By ceres on 2017-11-21 17:14 UTC
'Super-Earth' planet with very short orbital period discovered...
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(Phys.org)—NASA's prolonged Kepler exoplanet-hunting mission, known as K2, has revealed the presence of another "super-Earth" alien world. The newly found planet, designated EPIC 246393474 b (or C12_3474 b), is more than five times more
By ceres on 2017-11-21 17:13 UTC
Astronomers Look For Life On 'Generic' Exoplanet...
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Proxima b could be a cosmic template.
By ceres on 2017-11-07 19:37 UTC
The Closest Exoplanet Proxima b May Have Neighbors...
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Astronomers have spotted a dusty ring around the nearby star Proxima Centauri, hinting at the existence of other planets in addition to the famous Proxima b, a new study reports.
By ceres on 2017-11-07 19:37 UTC
Massive new exoplanet found in Milky Way's central core...
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According to reports, the new exoplanet is 13.4 times larger than Jupiter and orbits its parent star once in every 3 years at an approximate distance of 2.0 AU.
By ceres on 2017-11-07 19:36 UTC
We may have found 20 habitable worlds hiding in plain sight...
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After taking another look at data from the Kepler space telescope's original mission we have spotted 20 possible Earth-like worlds that could host life
By ceres on 2017-11-03 18:41 UTC
Asteroid Photobomb! Space Rocks Invade Hubble Galaxy View...
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Asteroids snuck their way into a stunning Hubble Space Telescope image of the distant galaxy cluster Abell 370, painting S-trails across the foreground.
By ceres on 2017-11-03 18:41 UTC
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