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“Taking into account all of the different activities and missions that are specifically searching for evidence of alien life, we are on the verge of making one of the most profound, unprecedented, discoveries in history,” said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator... Continue reading
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In the enchanting night sky, with myriad galaxies and stars, what we see is only about 20% of all the matter in the Universe. The remaining is in the form of a non-luminous and exotic form of matter that we... Continue reading
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Astrophysicists from the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste, Italy, speculated in a 2015 study that wormholes, predicted by Einstein in his theory of General Relativity as areas where space and time are bent to manipulate the distance,... Continue reading
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During its journey, Cassini has made many discoveries, including a global ocean with hydrothermal activity within Saturn's moon Enceladus, and vast seas of liquid methane on the planet's largest moon, Titan. Cassini began the final, dramatic phase of its mission,... Continue reading
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At any given moment, as many as 10 million wild jets of solar material burst from the sun's surface. They erupt as fast as 60 miles per second, and can reach lengths of 6,000 miles before collapsing. These are spicules,... Continue reading
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The plane of the solar system is warped in the outer reaches of the Kuiper Belt, signaling the presence of an unknown Mars-to-Earth-mass planetary object far beyond Pluto, according to new research from the University of Arizona. An unknown, unseen... Continue reading
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A glimpse of how we'll explore the cosmos in the future is here: A.I. software on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has helped it zap dozens of laser targets on the Red Planet this past year, becoming a frequent science tool... Continue reading
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“Lethal heatwaves are very common. I don’t know why we as a society are not more concerned about the dangers,” says Camilo Mora of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, lead author of an important new study. “The 2003 European... Continue reading
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“This new insight may force us to rethink the whole cosmological context of how galaxies burn out early on and evolve into local elliptical-shaped galaxies," said study leader Sune Toft of the Dark Cosmology Center at the Niels Bohr Institute,... Continue reading
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Historical accounts of bright nights go back centuries. Pliny the Elder described bright nights, saying, "The phenomenon commonly called 'nocturnal sun', i.e. a light emanating from the sky during the night, has been seen during the consulate of C. Caecilius... Continue reading
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Alan Fitzsimmons from the Queen's University Belfast Astrophysics Research Center has said it is a case of when an asteroid collision will happen, rather than if it will happen. In 1908, a small asteroid exploded over Tunguska in Siberia and... Continue reading
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A NASA-led and NASA-sponsored study of potential future missions to the mysterious "ice giant" planets Uranus and Neptune (above) has been released—the first in a series of mission studies NASA will conduct in support of the next Planetary Science Decadal... Continue reading
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Using the most powerful telescope ever sent to Mars, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter caught a view of the Curiosity rover this month amid rocky terrain of Mount Sharp towering three miles above the ancient lakeshore of Gale Crater. "Gale crater... Continue reading
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Several thousand years ago the evolution of social organizations in the form of cities brought a new dynamic to the planet that seems to be uniquely human: People actually do walk on average faster in larger cities whereas heart rates... Continue reading
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China has scored a huge win against hackers and spooks as it surges ahead of other world powers in a new kind of space race. By launching quantum-enabled satellites, China has set the foundation for a super secure network that... Continue reading
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The recent discovery of Proxima b1, a habitable Earth-mass planet next to the nearest star, opened a unique opportunity in the search for extra-terrestrial life. It is much easier to study nearby habitats for life, either by remote sensing of... Continue reading
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New research from Caltech shows that our galaxy has a strong preference for two types of planets: rocky planets up to 1.75 times the size of Earth, and gas-enshrouded mini-Neptune worlds, which are from 2 to 3.5 times the size... Continue reading
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"The Kepler data set is unique, as it is the only one containing a population of these near Earth-analogs – planets with roughly the same size and orbit as Earth," said Mario Perez, Kepler program scientist in the Astrophysics Division... Continue reading
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"This does not necessarily mean that a similar response would happen in the future with increasing CO2 levels, since the boundary conditions are different from the ice age," added by Professor Gerrit Lohmann, leader of the Paleoclimate Dynamics group at... Continue reading
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With the discovery of thousands of planets beyond the solar system, scientists are eager to learn if rocky "super-Earths," up to 10 times more massive than Earth, might also be able to harbor life. Along with its aesthetic function of... Continue reading
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Vast "Ocean" of Water Detected at Nearby Galaxy's Core --"30 Trillion Times Earth's Oceans, With a Diameter 15 Million Times Distance of Earth to the Sun" Human Brain Discovered to Operate in 11 Dimensions --"Multiverse-Like Structures a World We Never... Continue reading
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While NASA and the JPL have disclosed little information about the findings, the new results from the Kepler mission are said to be ‘the most complete and reliable accounting of distant worlds. Scientists from the Astrophysics Division of NASA’s Science... Continue reading
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“People who claim we’re in the sixth mass extinction don’t understand enough about mass extinctions to understand the logical flaw in their argument,” said Smithsonian paleontologist, Doug Erwin. “To a certain extent they’re claiming it as a way of frightening... Continue reading
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In a new study in the journal Science, Jian-Wei Pan, a physicist at the University of Science and Technology of China reports that his team was able to entangle photons aboard a satellite 300 miles above Earth and then beam... Continue reading
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How do Earth’s interconnected systems of life, land, sea, and air interact to create weather and climate? It’s not an easy question to answer, so Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Scott Adsit have assembled an illustrious group of experts to... Continue reading