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Kepler finds 20 habitable worlds 'hiding in plain sight'...
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The new analysis includes several planets that orbit stars similar to our sun. They include KOI-7923.01, an 'Earth tundra' exoplanet 97 per cent the size of Earth, but a little colder.
By ceres on 2017-10-31 15:51 UTC
'Monster' planet discovery challenges formation theory...
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A giant planet, which should not exist according to planet formation theory, has been discovered around a distant star. The new research is presented in a paper recently accepted for publication in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Soc
By ceres on 2017-10-31 15:45 UTC
Small Asteroid or Comet 'Visits' from Beyond the Solar System...
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A small, recently discovered asteroid -- or perhaps a comet -- appears to have originated from outside the solar system, coming from somewhere else in our galaxy.
By ceres on 2017-10-30 00:48 UTC
Is E.T. Artificially Encoding Stellar Pulsars?...
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A new paper considers the possibility that advanced aliens might use pulsars for communication.
By ceres on 2017-10-27 17:28 UTC
Dawn finds possible ancient ocean remnants at Ceres...
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Minerals containing water are widespread on Ceres, suggesting the dwarf planet may have had a global ocean in the past. What became of that ocean? Could Ceres still have liquid today? Two new studies from NASA's Dawn mission shed light on these questi
By ceres on 2017-10-27 17:26 UTC
NASA Says Dwarf Planet Ceres Likely Harbors Salty Mud...
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Dawn spacecraft in orbit around Ceres detects what researchers say is likely briny mud under its frozen surface.
By ceres on 2017-10-27 17:26 UTC
Hubble telescope spies an exoplanet that snows sunscreen...
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It's snowing sunscreen (hallelujah) on a giant exoplanet that gets way hot on one side and collects titanium oxide on the other.
By ceres on 2017-10-27 17:25 UTC
Astronomers Spot First-Ever Space Rock from Another Star...
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As it departs the inner solar system, scientists are racing to study the object before it fades from view
By ceres on 2017-10-27 17:18 UTC
Sun-Like Star May Have Devoured 15 Alien Planets...
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A distant sun-like star may have devoured a dozen or more of its own Earth-size planets, new research shows.
By ceres on 2017-10-24 18:43 UTC
Well all get a great view of Uranus tonight, and we wont even need a telescope...
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Uranus is a pretty awe-inspiring sight. Its big, pale, and packed with gas, but we rarely get a chance to actually see it without the use of pricey instruments. Tonight is another story, and
By ceres on 2017-10-19 21:01 UTC
New Attachment Allows Ground-Based Telescopes To View Exoplanets With Precision...
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Researchers from Pennsylvania State University have come up with an inexpensive telescope attachment that allows for unprecedented precision in observing exoplanets on ground-based telescopes. According to Science Daily, the Penn State astronomers teame
By ceres on 2017-10-11 14:52 UTC
New NASA Study Shows Moon Once Had an Atmosphere...
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A new study shows that an atmosphere was produced around the ancient Moon, 3 to 4 billion years ago.
By viper1 on 2017-10-09 14:40 UTC
New Clues Emerge for the Existence of Planet 9...
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In their latest study concerning Planet 9 , astronomers Brown and Batygin offer the first single and coherent description that accounts for all of the evidence...
By viper1 on 2017-10-09 14:39 UTC
  "Found Near Young Sun-Like Stars" --Organic Compound Freon-40 Created By Biological Processes on Earth...
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"Finding the organohalogen Freon-40 near these young, Sun-like stars was surprising," said Edith Fayolle, a researcher with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the USA, and lead author of the new paper.
By ceres on 2017-10-03 16:06 UTC
3-D Analysis Offers New Info On Martian Climate Change, Age of Polar Caps...
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3-D subsurface radar volumes are revealing new information about the polar regions of Mars.
By ceres on 2017-09-27 15:43 UTC
Help scientists search for aliens with a customized exoplanet telescope...
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As part of the PLANETS Foundation, a team of scientists has taken to Kickstarter to fund a revolutionary exoplanet telescope that's designed specifically to search for nearby planets and scan them for signs of life. The post Help scientists search for ali
By ceres on 2017-09-27 15:43 UTC
New evidence that the highest energy cosmic rays come from beyond our galaxy...
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But sources of the particles from space still arent nailed down
By ceres on 2017-09-22 15:30 UTC
Alien-hunters crowdsource for all-seeing telescope to probe Proxima b ...
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An international team of professors, astrophysicists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and scientists are attempting to crowdfund a revolutionary telescope to examine the surface of distant exoplanets in nearby solar systems.
By ceres on 2017-09-22 15:29 UTC
Three Possible Super-Earths Discovered Around Nearby Sun-Like Star...
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A recent study involving data collected by the K2 mission has revealed three possible Super-Earths around a nearby Sun-like star. The post Three Possible Super-Earths Discovered Around Nearby Sun-Like Star appeared first on Universe Today.
By aphrodite on 2017-09-14 00:47 UTC
Three 'super-Earth' exoplanets orbiting nearby star discovered...
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(Phys.org)NASA's prolonged Kepler mission, known as K2, has made another significant discovery, revealing the existence of three new exoplanets. The newly found alien worlds circle the nearby star GJ 9827 and were classified as "super-Earths." The finding
By ceres on 2017-09-13 17:13 UTC
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