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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
"Big Life" Habitable Exoplanet Twice Size of Earth Detected...
For most of human history, the question of whether or not extraterrestrial life exists has been philosophical. It's only in recent years that we have had the hard-science modeling tools and observational technology to address this question. A team of
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-02-27 18:28 UTC
Chinese moon rover peers beneath surface of mysterious lunar far side...
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The first published data from the Yutu 2 rover's ground-penetrating radar instrument reveal the layered structure beneath the gray dirt of Von Krmn Crater's floor.
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-02-27 18:21 UTC
New 'mini-moon' orbiting Earth — for now, astronomers say...
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The object measures about 6 feet to 11 feet across, and its orbit suggests that it entered Earth's orbit around three year ago.
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-02-26 20:51 UTC
Betelgeuse Is Brightening Again...
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After an usual period of dimming Betelgeuse is growing brighter. But no supernova yet. /Doom off.
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-02-26 02:39 UTC
Extremely big and incredibly close: Meet the new Neptune-sized exoplanet G 940b...
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Originally discovered by the Kepler space telescope, G 940b has just been confirmed as an exoplanet by a team of Penn State researchers using the Habitable-zone Planet Finder (HPF) located in Texas. This world, G 940b, is at least twice as large as Earth,
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-02-25 17:30 UTC
Meet Gonggong, the first major body in the solar system with a Chinese name...
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The largest unnamed dwarf planet circling our sun finally has a name rather than just a catalog number.
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-02-23 00:51 UTC
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