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Astrophysicists Predict Earth-Like Alien World in Star System Only 16 Light Years Away NASA's Mars 2020 Mission Ups the Ante --"Techniques and Landing Sites Modeled After Searches for Ancient Biosignatures of Life on Earth" Future Exoplanet Discoveries May Be Tidally... Continue reading
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Today, August 21, 2017, a total eclipse of the Sun will be visible across the U.S. tracing out a 70-mile-wide band across 14 states. Beyond their rarity and otherworldly nature, solar eclipses help astronomers better understand the Sun - its... Continue reading
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There are around 20 known supervolcanoes on Earth, with major eruptions occurring on average once every 100,000 years, according to the BBC resulting in mass starvation, with a prolonged volcanic winter potentially prohibiting civilization from having enough food for the... Continue reading
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“Humans have been explorers forever,” says Voyager project scientist, Ed Stone. “This is just the newest human exploration by robotic means. Voyager 1 is now touching the material that fills most of the Universe.” In the late summer of 1977,... Continue reading
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". . . and the Sun has perished out of heaven, and an evil mist hovers over all." Said to refer to a total solar eclipse of 16 April 1178 BC. From, Homer, The Odyssey (8th century BC). The August... Continue reading
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A team of scientists from Russia and China has developed a model which explains the nature of high-energy cosmic rays (CRs) in our Galaxy. These CRs have energies exceeding those produced by supernova explosions by one or two orders of... Continue reading
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On September 1, an asteroid almost three miles wide named after Florence Nightingale will safely fly by Earth at a distance of 4.4 million miles. The last time it came closer to Earth was 1890 and the next time it... Continue reading
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Astrophysicists predict that an Earth-like planet may be lurking in a star system just 16 light years away. The team investigated the star system Gliese 832 for additional exoplanets residing between the two currently known alien worlds in this system.... Continue reading
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Will NASA discover signs of ancient life at one of the largest and oldest impact craters in the Solar System? "Mars 2020 represents a crucial first step towards a possible Mars sample return," said Ken Williford, Director of the Jet... Continue reading
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"If those civilizations are out there – and we don't know that they are – those that inhabit star systems that lie close to the plane of the Earth's orbit around the sun will be the most motivated to send... Continue reading
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Astronomers using Caltech's Owens Valley Radio Observatory (OVRO) have found evidence for a bizarre lensing system in space, in which a large assemblage of stars is magnifying a much more distant galaxy containing a jet-spewing supermassive black hole. The discovery... Continue reading
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Many of the exoplanets to be found by the coming high-powered telescopes will probably be tidally locked -- with one side permanently facing their host star -- according to new research by astronomer Rory Barnes of the University of Washington,... Continue reading
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Researchers using the Los Alamos National Lab's unique neutron-imaging and high-energy X-ray capabilities have exposed the inner structures of the fossil skull of a 74-million-year-old tyrannosauroid dinosaur nicknamed the Bisti Beast in the highest-resolution scan of tyrannosaur skull ever done.... Continue reading
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LIGO Gravitational Wave Discovery Reveals Our Milky Way Galaxy Harbors as Many as 100 Million Black Holes -- "Far More Than Anticipated” Life After Death? --Physicists Says "It's Quantum Information that Transcends from One World to Another" (VIEW Weekend 'Galaxy'... Continue reading
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Searches for the most distant galaxies have now probed earlier than the first billion years in the history of the universe, early enough to start seeing the primary effects of the first stars: the reionization of neutral atoms. Astronomers want... Continue reading
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"If there is life on these planets, I would speculate that it has to be hardy life, because it has to be able to survive some potentially dire scenarios for billions of years," said Adam Burgasser, University of California, San... Continue reading
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While scientists are still in heated debates about what exactly consciousness is, the University of Arizona’s Stuart Hameroff and British physicist Sir Roger Penrose conclude that it is information stored at a quantum level. Penrose agrees --he and his team... Continue reading
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Scientists have uncovered the largest volcanic region on Earth – two kilometers below the surface of the vast ice sheet that covers west Antarctica. The project, by Edinburgh University researchers, has revealed almost 100 volcanoes – with the highest as... Continue reading
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A new experiment set for an Aug. 14 launch to the International Space Station will provide an unprecedented look at a rain of particles from deep space, called cosmic rays, that constantly showers our planet. The Cosmic Ray Energetics And... Continue reading
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Seth Shostak, SETI Institute Senior Astronomer and his co-host Chuck Nice welcome Jason Wright, Associate Professor of Astronomy at Penn State, to explore the exoplanets. Jason, who is a member at the Center for Exoplanets and Habitable Worlds, offers his... Continue reading
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China has deployed underwater drones -torpedo-shaped vehicles — called Haiyi, or sea wings in Mandarin- in the strategic South China Sea waterway for scientific purposes where they will remain underwater for a month, according to reports. In March, one device... Continue reading
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In 1887, American astronomer Lewis Swift discovered a glowing cloud, or nebula, that turned out to be a small galaxy about 2.2 billion light years from Earth. Today, it is known as the "starburst" galaxy IC 10, referring to the... Continue reading
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Our universe is incomprehensibly vast, with billions of other planets circling billions of other stars. The potential for intelligent life to exist somewhere out there should be enormous. According one astrophysicist at the University of Arkansas, we became "technological" after... Continue reading
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"Today the moon's field is essentially zero," says Benjamin Weiss, professor of planetary sciences at MIT. "And we now know it turned off somewhere between the formation of this rock and today." New evidence from ancient lunar rocks suggests that... Continue reading
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"Cassini's Titan flybys prepared us for these rapid passes through Saturn's upper atmosphere," said Earl Maize, Cassini project manager at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. "Thanks to our past experience, the team is confident that we understand how... Continue reading