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NASA's Cassini Spacecraft Completes 1st Dive Through Gap Between Saturn and Rings --"Beams Back Images of a Colossal Swirling Storm" (WATCH Today's 'Galaxy' Stream) 'Cold Spot' of the Cosmos Billions of Light Years Across --"Was Caused By a Collision With... Continue reading
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"No spacecraft has ever been this close to Saturn before," Earl Maize, Cassini project manager and a researcher at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, said. "We could only rely on predictions, based on our experience with Saturn's other rings,... Continue reading
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After some serious number crunching, a University of British Columbia researcher has come up with a mathematical model for a viable time machine --a bubble of space-time geometry which carries its contents backward and forwards through space and time as... Continue reading
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Scientists have discovered a new planet with the mass of Earth, orbiting its star at the same distance that we orbit our sun. The planet is likely far too cold to be habitable for life as we know it, however,... Continue reading
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Large and small scale solar eruptions might all be triggered by a single process, according to new research that leads to better understanding of the Sun's activity. Researchers at Durham University, UK, and NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, USA, used... Continue reading
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On the rust-colored north flank of one of Earth's largest volcanoes, a backpack-sized instrument monitors our atmosphere and, at the same time, helps set the stage for possible human exploration of other worlds. Designed and built at NASA's Goddard Space... Continue reading
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft is set to make its first dive through the narrow gap between Saturn and its rings on April 26, 2017. Because that gap is a region no spacecraft has ever explored, Cassini will use its dish-shaped high-gain... Continue reading
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Controllers and scientists must wait until Thursday to hear from the Cassini spacecraft that was due early on Wednesday to make the first of 22 dives in between Saturn's cloud tops and the inner edge of its spectacular rings designed... Continue reading
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Researchers have discovered just that, identifying a new species of furry white bacteria covering a submerged volcano 130 meters (426 feet) below sea level in the Canary Islands that appeared to have started colonizing the volcano as soon as the... Continue reading
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"This means we can't entirely rule out that the Spot is caused by an unlikely fluctuation explained by the standard model. But if that isn't the answer, then there are more exotic explanations. Perhaps the most exciting of these is... Continue reading
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On April 21, the spacecraft made its final close approach to Saturn’s moon Titan and will now begin its last set of 22 orbits around Saturn until it takes its death plunge into Saturn’s atmosphere right on September 15. After... Continue reading
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New data from NASA's Cassini mission, combined with measurements from the two Voyager spacecraft and NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, suggests that our sun and planets are surrounded by a giant, rounded system of magnetic field from the sun—calling... Continue reading
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The solar flux is considered the fundamental energy source of earth's climate system on long time scales. In recent decades, some studies have noted that the tiny variations in solar activity could be amplified by the nonlinear process in climate... Continue reading
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"This is the most exciting exoplanet which I have seen in the last ten years" comments Jason Dittmann of the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics (CfA), the first author of the article in Nature. "It would be difficult to find a... Continue reading
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"In a different extraterrestrial locale, the proteins in an organism would not necessarily be the same as that of an organism on Earth, so they might use amino acids that are known to us but not used to make proteins... Continue reading
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In 1977, NASA launched Voyager 1 and 2 to explore and document our solar system and the interstellar space beyond. The craft will drift for billions of years in the emptiness, each carrying a Golden Record inscribed with our message... Continue reading
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Thousands of people joined a global March for Science on Saturday with Washington the epicenter of a movement to fight against what many see as an "assault on facts" by populist politicians. The movement was echoed in hundreds of events... Continue reading
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Alien Water Worlds --"Most Habitable Planets May Have Oceans Spanning 90% of Their Surface" "Beyond Carbon" --Life in the Universe (WATCH Today's 'Galaxy' Stream) Earth-Impacting Asteroids --For the 1st Time, Scientists Rank Seven Most Threatening Effect NASA's Search For Habitable... Continue reading
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On April 10, Italy’s Mount Etna unleashed a sudden and violent eruption (called a paroxysmal episode,) for the third time in 2011. According to the Instituto Nazionale de Geofisica e Vulcanologie (INGV; National Institute of Geology and Volcanology), this episode... Continue reading
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On April 10, Italy’s Mount Etna unleashed a sudden and violent eruption (called a paroxysmal episode,) for the third time in 2011. According to the Instituto Nazionale de Geofisica e Vulcanologie (INGV; National Institute of Geology and Volcanology), this episode... Continue reading
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A unique international study has debunked the popular view that Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are in much better ecological shape than the rest of the world. The study, published recently in PLOS Biology and involving an interdisciplinary group of... Continue reading
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"I was baffled when I saw the initial data for iPTF16geu from the Palomar Observatory. It looked like a normal Type Ia supernova but it was much brighter than it should have been given its distance from us. The rapid... Continue reading
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It could be at least 15 years before NASA lands a mission on Europa, one of Jupiter's moons, to search for signs of life beneath its icy crust. In the mean time, a team led by astrobiologist Kevin Hand of... Continue reading
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft will make its final close flyby of Saturn's haze-enshrouded moon Titan this weekend. The flyby marks the mission's final opportunity for up-close observations of the lakes and seas of liquid hydrocarbons that spread across the moon's northern... Continue reading
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Breakthrough Initiatives is holding its second annual Breakthrough Discuss scientific conference, bringing together leading astronomers, engineers, astrobiologists and astrophysicists to advance discussion surrounding recent discoveries of potentially habitable planets in nearby star systems. The conference will take place on Thursday,... Continue reading