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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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('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
Stephen Hawking thinks humans will settle on other planets within 100 years...
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The most likely candidate for colonisation will be the planet Proxima b which is around 4 light years away.
By ceres on 2017-09-12 16:04 UTC
"Alien Air" --Proposed NASA Mission to Probe 1000 Exoplanet Atmospheres (VIDEO)...
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One of NASA’s proposed missions, known as the Fast INfrared Exoplanet Spectroscopy Survey Explorer (FINESSE), could greatly improve our understanding of extrasolar worlds. If selected for development, the spacecraft will investigate at least 500 exoplanet
By rjx32 on 2017-09-06 00:43 UTC
'Star Trek' actor Shatner sends message to Voyager...
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NASA announced the winner Tuesday of a contest to send a message to the Voyager spacecraft which launched 40 years ago on a historic mission to explore the outer planets.
By rjx32 on 2017-09-06 00:43 UTC
Huge Asteroid 'Florence' Flies by Earth: How to See It in Backyard Telescopes...
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The enormous asteroid Florence zoomed safely past Earth on Friday (Sept. 1), providing an opportunity for skywatchers to look at the small body in backyard telescopes.
By aphrodite on 2017-09-04 06:13 UTC
Hubble delivers first hints of possible water content of TRAPPIST-1 planets...
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An international team of astronomers used the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to estimate whether there might be water on the seven earth-sized planets orbiting the nearby dwarf star TRAPPIST-1. The results suggest that the outer planets of the system mig
By viper1 on 2017-08-31 15:21 UTC
Proposed Orbiter Could Probe the Ocean Beneath Saturn's Moon Titan...
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An orbiter around Saturn's largest moon would study the intriguing methane- and ethane-rich surface while looking for signs of what's going on in the ocean beneath.
By ceres on 2017-08-24 13:38 UTC
Alien megastructure star may host Saturn-like exoplanet...
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Rather than being caused by extraterrestrial construction, the bizarre dimming of Tabbys star could instead be due to a closely orbiting, ringed planet
By ceres on 2017-08-23 13:35 UTC
Snow Falls on Mars in the Summer...
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The red planet gets a dusting from unexpected bursts of snow flurries, according to new atmospheric simulations.
By ceres on 2017-08-21 16:45 UTC
Who owns Mars? Mining puts spotlight on out of this world property claims...
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The question has become more than philosophical as a growing number of firms have set their sights on the resources of outer space asteroids and Mars
By viper1 on 2017-08-21 14:30 UTC
NASA's Rocket to Nowhere Finally Has a Destination...
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With a lunar orbit mission on the docket, NASA's contractors for the Space Launch System continue testing with new focus.
By viper1 on 2017-08-17 13:18 UTC
TRAPPIST-1 twice as old as our solar system...
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Astronomers have narrowed in on a more precise estimate of the TRAPPIST-1 system. Scientists believe the system is between 5.4 and 9.8 billion years old.
By ceres on 2017-08-11 18:27 UTC
The James Webb Space Telescope, billed as NASAs premier observatory of the next decade, could provide an unparalleled view of Proxima Centauri b after it launches....
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Credit: ESO/M. KornmesserAround this time last year, astronomers excitedly announced the discovery of a planet roughly the size of Earth that was found to be orbiting the star Proxima Centauri. At a mere 4.2 light-years away, Proxima Centauri b the n
By ceres on 2017-08-09 13:18 UTC
"12 Light Years Away" --Four Rocky, Earth-Like Planets Detected Orbiting Our Nearest Sun-like Star, Tau Ceti...
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Sun-like stars are thought to be the best targets in the search for habitable Earth-like planets due to their similarity to the sun. Unlike more common smaller stars, such as the red dwarf stars Proxima Centauri and Trappist-1, they are...  
By ceres on 2017-08-08 19:23 UTC
Life in the Saturn System? Cassini Has Shown It's Possible...
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The European-American Cassini spacecraft has found that three of Saturn's many moons likely host subsurface oceans and may be capable of supporting life.
By viper1 on 2017-08-07 13:46 UTC
New work offers fresh evidence supporting the supernova shock wave theory of our Solar System's origin...
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According to one longstanding theory, our Solar System's formation was triggered by a shock wave from an exploding supernova. The shock wave injected material from the exploding star into a neighboring cloud of dust and gas, causing it to collapse in on i
By ceres on 2017-08-03 15:53 UTC
Cameras on NASA Exoplanet Spacecraft Slightly Out of Focus...
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Cameras recently installed on NASA's planet-hunting TESS spacecraft will be slightly out of focus once launched, but the agency said that will not affect the mission's science.
By ceres on 2017-08-03 15:52 UTC
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