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Massive exoplanet discovered using gravitational microlensing method...
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(Phys.org)Astronomers have found a new massive alien world using the gravitational microlensing technique. The newly detected exoplanet, designated MOA-2016-BLG-227Lb, is about three times more massive than Jupiter and orbits a distant star approximately
By ceres on 2017-04-18 15:34 UTC
Exoplanet Discovery by an Amateur Astronomer Shows the Power of Citizen Science...
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You don't need to be a professional astronomer to find new worlds orbiting distant stars. Darwin mechanic and amateur astronomer Andrew Grey this week helped to discover a new exoplanet system with at least four orbiting planets.
By ceres on 2017-04-17 14:06 UTC
Finally, NASA has its universe of images in one happy, searchable place...
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Stars. Galaxies. Planets. Astronauts. But still no alien photos.
By ceres on 2017-04-17 14:01 UTC
The space weather forecast for Proxima Centauri B...
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Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Earth (only 4.28 light-years away) is getting a lot of attention these days. It hosts a planet, Proxima Cen b, whose mass is about 1.3 Earth-mass (though it could be larger, depending on the angle at which we are
By ceres on 2017-04-15 18:52 UTC
Deep Space Gateway, The Problem Of Radiation, And How NASA Intends To Send Humans To Mars...
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NASA announced it will be taking astronauts to Mars by the 2030s and plans to accomplish it by building a lunar space station and a deep space transporter. The SLS rocket is essential to this endeavor, the agency says.
By ceres on 2017-04-15 18:50 UTC
NASA's Journey To Mars: First Two SLS And Orion Missions Face Technical, Budget Challenges, Audit Report Warns...
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NASA's ambitious Journey to Mars is facing "multiple cost and technical challenges," the space agency's Office of Inspector General (OIG) warned in a new audit report. Moreover, the report also raiseddoubts over the feasibility of NASA's plans to send cre
By ceres on 2017-04-15 18:49 UTC
NASA to Reveal New Discoveries on Oceans Beyond Earth...
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NASA will discuss new results about ocean worlds in our solar system from the agencys Cassini spacecraft and the Hubble Space Telescope during a news briefing 2 p.m. EDT on Thursday, April 13.
By peterb on 2017-04-11 08:00 UTC
NASA offers first look at planet-rich Trappist-1 star system...
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NASA was quick to offer conceptual images of Trappist-1 and its abundance of Earth-sized planets. But what does the star system look like, really? At last, now we know... sort of. As part of a raw data release, NASA has offered a simple, 11-by-11...
By ceres on 2017-03-13 00:31 UTC
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