Space

The online group Anonymous released a video last week in which a person behind a Guy Fawkes mask, voice distorted digitally, claims that a NASA scientist...
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2:36pm
6.27.2017
The existence of a massive and far-off Planet Nine was proposed last year, based on the erratic movement of objects out in the Kuiper Belt beyond Neptune. But...
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10:07am
6.26.2017
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NASA’s Kepler space telescope team has released a mission catalog of planet candidates that introduces 219 new planet candidates, 10 of which are near-Earth...
by NASA
1:28pm
6.19.2017
The current cost to send a single person to Mars would be about $10 billion. But that price tag needs to come down to the median cost of a house in the United...
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10:25am
6.16.2017
Did our sun have a twin when it was born 4.5 billion years ago? Almost certainly yes — though not an identical twin. And so did every other sunlike star in the...
by UC Berkeley
9:29am
6.16.2017
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Jupiter is the most massive planet of the solar system and its presence had an immense effect on the dynamics of the solar accretion disk. Knowing the age of...
by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
9:32am
6.13.2017
Glow clouds with hints of red and blue-green artificial colors are expected to light up the sky high over the Eastern Seaboard of the United States tonight, as...
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9:31am
6.12.2017
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NASA scientists found a wide diversity of minerals in the initial samples of rocks collected by the Curiosity rover in the lowermost layers of Mount Sharp on...
by NASA
9:18am
6.12.2017
NASA scientists have found a wide diversity of minerals in the initial samples of rocks collected by the Curiosity rover in the lowermost layers of Mount Sharp...
by NASA
3:20pm
6.9.2017
Flatworms that spent five weeks aboard the International Space Station are helping researchers study how an absence of normal gravity and geomagnetic fields...
by Tufts University
2:40pm
6.9.2017
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A new study not only firms up the idea that we exist in one of the holes of the Swiss cheese structure of the cosmos, but helps ease the apparent disagreement...
by University of Wisconsin-Madison
1:45pm
6.7.2017
The cancer risk for a human mission to Mars has effectively doubled following a study predicting a dramatic increase in the disease for astronauts traveling to...
by University of Nevada, Las Vegas
2:31pm
6.6.2017
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A newly discovered Jupiter-like world is so hot that it’s stretching the definition of the word “planet.” With a day-side temperature of 4,600 Kelvin (more...
by Ohio State University
2:43pm
6.5.2017
Major experiments that will look into the human body and out into the galaxy are on their way to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Dragon...
by NASA
9:48am
6.5.2017
A long-lasting lake on ancient Mars provided stable environmental conditions that differed significantly from one part of the lake to another, according to a...
by Los Alamos National Laboratory
9:32am
6.2.2017
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A giant gas planet – up to 50 times the mass of Jupiter, encircled by a ring of dust – is likely hurtling around a star over 1,000 light years away from Earth...
by University of Warwick
1:52pm
5.31.2017
Lighter-toned bedrock that surrounds fractures and comprises high concentrations of silica--called "halos"--has been found in Gale crater on Mars, indicating...
by DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory
9:14am
5.31.2017
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The plan is ambitious: to send a probe within 4 million miles of the sun, a short distance well within scorching distance of the star – and even closer than...
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2:49pm
5.30.2017
In a galaxy 22 million light-years distant, a black hole was born. For the first time in recorded history, humans were watching the astronomical phenomenon,...
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3:10pm
5.25.2017
Early results from NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter portray the largest planet in our solar system as a complex, gigantic, turbulent world, with Earth-sized...
by NASA
3:00pm
5.25.2017
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After nine months in space, mouse sperm has yielded healthy mice, Japanese scientists reported. The freeze-dried sperm samples were launched in 2013 to the...
by Marcia Dunn, Associated Press
9:11am
5.24.2017
KIC 8462852, popularly known as Tabby’s Star, has been spotted dimming its light again inexplicably. The star that has been the focus of theories about alien...
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10:03am
5.23.2017
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NASA has ordered up urgent spacewalking repairs at the International Space Station. On Tuesday, two astronauts will venture out to replace a data relay box...
by Marcia Dunn, Associated Press
2:49pm
5.22.2017
A new MIT study finds that the history of Titan’s landscape resembles that of Mars, not Earth.
by MIT
2:50pm
5.19.2017
Our Cold War history is now offering scientists a chance to better understand the complex space system that surrounds us.
by NASA
8:57am
5.18.2017
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One million miles from Earth, a NASA camera is capturing unexpected flashes of light reflecting off our planet. The homeward-facing instrument on NOAA’s Deep...
by NASA
2:21pm
5.17.2017
Heavy rain on Mars reshaped the planet's impact craters and carved out river-like channels in its surface billions of years ago, according to a new study. In...
by Elsevier
2:12pm
5.16.2017
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A study combining observations from NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes reveals that the distant planet HAT-P-26b has a primitive atmosphere composed...
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
9:40am
5.15.2017
NASA's new megarocket will launch without astronauts on its test flight, now delayed until 2019 because of technical challenges, the space agency's top leaders...
by Marcia Dunn, Associated Press
9:08am
5.15.2017
Plumes of vapor generated by ancient impacts on Mars created tornado-like winds possibly swirling at more than 500 miles per hour, which explain mysterious...
by Brown University
9:23am
5.12.2017
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