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Signs of alien life detected on Venus...
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Microbes unlike any life on Earth could be thriving high in the clouds of Venus, according to a new discovery by astronomers.
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-09-14 16:36 UTC
Elon Musk plans to send humans to MARS in 2024 as billionaire SpaceX genius reveals timeline for colony...
ELON Musk has a timeline of when he hopes to send humans to Mars. The ultimate goal is for his SpaceX company to put a person on the Red Planet by 2024 and build a self-sustaining city by 2050. SpaceX recently completed its second 'hop' test for i
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-09-11 18:12 UTC
The investigation into why a cable mysteriously broke on the Arecibo Observatory has begun...
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Officials at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico still don't know what caused the accident that severely damaged the facility's iconic radio telescope this week, forcing it to shut down temporarily.
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-09-11 14:30 UTC
Astronomers find no signs of alien tech after scanning over 10 million stars...
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While the survey was able to capture over 10.3 million stellar sources and contained six known exoplanets (likely many more exist in the region), the team notes it was like trying to find something in an ocean, but only studying "a volume of water equivalent to a large backyard swimming pool."
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-09-08 14:39 UTC
Breakthrough AI identifies 50 new planets from old NASA data...
British researchers have identified 50 new planets using artificial intelligence, marking a technological breakthrough in astronomy.
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-08-27 12:22 UTC
Astronomers think our Sun may have a long lost twin...
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A twin star of the Sun may have formed along with our solar system, a new study from the Center for Astrophysics finds. If confirmed, the presence of a second star would explain mysteries of the Solar System. This would mean the Oort Cloud at the edge of
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-08-27 11:36 UTC
Scientists say most likely number of contactable alien civilisations is 36...
New calculations come up with estimate for worlds capable of communicating with others
By ceres on 2020-06-17 04:19 UTC
Scientists Discover "Mirror Image" Of Sun & Earth In Deep Space...
Western researchers have discovered a mysterious exoplanet less than twice the size of Earth orbiting around a distant Sun-like star that could support life, making it the closest analog to the Earth-Sun system.
By ceres on 2020-06-17 04:00 UTC
Surprising Number Of Earth-Like Exoplanets In Milky Way Galaxy Revealed By Study...
A team of astronomers was able to provide an estimate regarding the possible number of exoplanets that have Earth-like qualities within the Milky Way Galaxy. The astronomers based their findings on the data collected by NASA's exoplanet-hunting missio
By ceres on 2020-06-17 03:58 UTC
Tiny Cubesat Detects an Exoplanet...
A team of MIT researchers have observed a Super-Earth using a CubeSat, making it the smallest satellite to study an exoplanet. The post Tiny Cubesat Detects an Exoplanet appeared first on Universe Today .
By ceres on 2020-06-17 03:57 UTC
SpaceX's 1st Crew Dragon with astronauts docks at space station in historic rendezvous...
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SpaceX's Demo-2 Crew Dragon capsule carrying NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley arrived at the International Space Station today and safely docked.
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-05-31 16:44 UTC
Corona coronavirus hiatus: Euro space agency to put Sun, Mars probes in safe mode while boffins swerve pandemic...
Spacecraft instruments switched off after COVID-19 outbreak forces mission control to send workers home ESA will pause on-board operations of its spacecraft exploring our Solar System after sending its mission control center staff home to help contain the
By ceres on 2020-03-26 06:34 UTC
NASA to hand off spacecraft communications to industry...
NASA is preparing to hand off to the private sector much of the work of communicating with spacecraft in Earth and lunar orbit.
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-03-25 00:10 UTC
NASA Pauses Work on James Webb Space Telescope Due to COVID-19 Pandemic...
The launch is still currently on the books for approximately one year from now, but any this delay will likely push the launch back yet again The post NASA Pauses Work on James Webb Space Telescope Due to COVID-19 Pandemic appeared first on ExtremeTech .
By ceres on 2020-03-23 18:31 UTC
Can Astronauts Use GPS to Navigate on the Moon? NASA Scientists Say Yes...
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Scientists say lunar explorers could 'see' enough Earth-orbiting satellites to make an expensive new system unnecessary
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-03-19 04:29 UTC
NASA Warns Of Airburst-Causing Asteroid Arriving This Week...
2020 EF will most likely not cause an impact event on Earth during a collision. Instead, the asteroid will probably break apart upon entering the atmosphere and cause an explosion in the sky. Unfortunately, this does not automatically mean that a collision with 2020 EF will not be dangerous for
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-03-16 14:49 UTC
NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Snaps Its Highest-Resolution Panorama Yet – NASA’s Mars Exploration Program...
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To go along with the stunning 1.8-billion-pixel image, a new video offers a sweeping view of the Red Planet.
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-03-06 16:08 UTC
This astronomy student found 17 new exoplanets -- and one is potentially habitable...
Michelle Kunimoto has a knack for finding exoplanets, or planets that orbit stars outside of our solar system.
By ceres on 2020-03-05 02:01 UTC
NASA Recreated What the Apollo 13 Astronauts Saw While Circling the Moon in a Glorious 4K Visualization...
Despite not actually getting to walk on its surface, the Apollo 13 astronauts were still able to visit the moon from a distance of around 158 miles which is closer than most of their fellow Earth dwellers will ever get to it. You can, however, see exactly
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-03-02 21:42 UTC
Large exoplanet could have the right conditions for life...
Astronomers have found an exoplanet more than twice the size of Earth to be potentially habitable, opening the search for life to planets significantly larger than Earth but smaller than Neptune.
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-02-27 18:31 UTC
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