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Three new gas giant exoplanets discovered by SuperWASP-South
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—Astronomers report the discovery of three new gas giant planets using the SuperWASP-South Observatory in South Africa. Two of the newly detected alien worlds were classified as the so-called "warm Jupiters," while... 16 hours
A catalog of habitable zone exoplanets
PHYS.ORG The last two decades have seen an explosion of detections of exoplanets, as the sensitivity to smaller planets has dramatically improved thanks especially to the Kepler mission. These discoveries have found that the frequency of planets... 19 hours
Turtle the Size of 2 Earths: Stunning Sunspot Revealed in New Radio Images
LIVE SCIENCE A shadowy turtle twice the size of Earth swims across the sun in new images from the ALMA radio telescope in Chile,... 19 hours
Turtle the Size of 2 Earths: Stunning Sunspot Revealed in New Radio Images
SPACE.COM A shadowy turtle twice the size of Earth swims across the sun in new images from the ALMA radio telescope in Chile,... 1 day
The sun in detail: Contorted center of sunspot nearly twice the size of Earth
SCIENCE DAILY New images have revealed otherwise invisible details of our Sun, including a new view of the dark, contorted center of... 2 days
Astronomers spot strange, bow-like structure in Venus' atmosphere
PHYS.ORG Venus is known both as the "planet of love" and the Earth's "evil twin". And although research suggests its environment is more hellish than romantic, there's actually a lot we don't know about our... 2 days
Mapping the skies for Earth-like exoplanets
PHYS.ORG EU scientists have helped to confirm the existence of Earth-like exoplanets and issued weather reports from planets 1 000 light years away. 3 days
Researcher hunts DNA on Mars
PHYS.ORG Astrobiologist alumna Alexandra Pontefract, PhD'13 (Geology), knows finding DNA on the Red Planet will be no easy feat. But it is possible. What's more, if DNA is found, it's not far-fetched to think it would be proof of... 6 days
[In Depth] NASA missions aim at asteroid oddballs
Science Magazine On 4 January, the agency picked two $450 million missions for Discovery, its low-cost planetary program, and, like several recent probes, both target small bodies. Set for a 2021 launch, Lucy will... 6 days
Finally, an explanation for the "alien megastructure?"
PHYS.ORG Back in October of 2015, astronomers shook the world when they reported how the Kepler mission had noticed a strange and sudden drop in brightness coming from KIC 8462852 (aka. Tabby's Star). This was... 7 days
Modeling magma to find copper
PHYS.ORG Copper is an essential element of our society with main uses in the field of electricity and electronics. About 70% of the copper comes from deposits formed several million years ago during events of magma degassing within the... 7 days
'Hot Jupiter' detected around nearby variable star
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—Astronomers have detected a new "hot Jupiter" exoplanet orbiting a nearby T Tauri star known as TAP 26. The newly detected alien world, designated TAP 26 b, is about 66 percent more massive than... 7 days
Black Holes Regurgitate 'Spitballs' After Devouring Stars
LIVE SCIENCE When a black hole devours a star, it spews planet-size "spitballs" of regurgitated gas tumbling through the galaxy — and some of these globs can come within a few hundred light-years of Earth, new... 7 days
Black Holes Regurgitate 'Spitballs' After Devouring Stars
SPACE.COM When a black hole devours a star, it spews planet-size "spitballs" of regurgitated gas tumbling through the galaxy — and some of these globs can come within a few hundred light-years of Earth, new... 1 week
Garnet Exoplanets Exist, But Can They Be Habitable?
SCI-NEWS.COM Astronomers and geoscientists from the United States and Brazil have joined forces to study the mix of major rock-building elements... 1 week
how a moon slows the decay of pluto s atmosphere How a Moon Slows the Decay of Pluto’s Atmosphere
ASTRO WATCH Pluto’s relationship with its moon Charon is one of the more unusual interactions in the solar system due... 1 week
NASA's newly announced mission could solve the mystery of water on asteroid Psyche
PHYS.ORG Discovered in 1852 by Italian astronomer Annibale de Gasparis, Psyche is one of the 10 most massive asteroids in the asteroid belt.... 1 week
nasa s newly announced mission could solve the mystery of water on asteroid psyche NASA’s Newly Announced Mission Could Solve the Mystery of Water on Asteroid Psyche
ASTRO WATCH Discovered in 1852 by Italian astronomer Annibale de Gasparis, Psyche... 1 week
Spying on Our Stellar Neighbors: New Strides Made in Alpha Centauri Planet Hunt
SPACE.COM Earth's lonely sun is an outlier: most of the nearest sun-like stars have a stellar buddy or two in orbit with them.... 1 week
ESO Joins Breakthrough Initiatives to Search for New Exoplanets in Alpha Centauri System
SCI-NEWS.COM The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has signed an agreement with... 1 week
Odd Shadow Around Young Star May Be Sign of Newborn Planet
SPACE.COM A bizarre shadow cast on the disk of dust and gas surrounding the young star TW Hydrae is likely evidence of an unseen planet orbiting within... 1 week
How a moon slows the decay of Pluto's atmosphere
PHYS.ORG Pluto's relationship with its moon Charon is one of the more unusual interactions in the solar system due to Charon's size and proximity. It's more than half of Pluto's diameter... 1 week
Exoplanet Anniversary: 1st Alien Worlds Confirmed 25 Years Ago Today
SPACE.COM On Jan. 9, 1992, astronomers Alex Wolszczan and Dale Frail published a paper in the journal Nature announcing the discovery of two alien worlds circling an incredibly dense,... 1 week
Image: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captures the Earth and its moon
PHYS.ORG From the most powerful telescope orbiting Mars comes a new view of Earth and its moon, showing continent-size detail on the planet and the relative size of the... 1 week
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ASTRO WATCH Astronomers and geoscientists have joined forces using data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) to study the mix of elements in exoplanet host... 2 weeks
New Method Could Aid Search for Life on Alien Worlds
LIVE SCIENCE A newly proposed technique could make it possible to search for life on alien planets, like Proxima b, much sooner than scientists had expected. 2 weeks
Can garnet planets be habitable?
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Twin wins for planetary exploration
MIT In banner day for planetary science, NASA selects Psyche and Lucy as new Discovery missions. 2 weeks
NASA selects two asteroid missions for Discovery program
SPACE NEWS NASA has selected two missions to asteroids in the latest round of its Discovery planetary science program, a move that NASA says puts the program back on track after a recent drought... 2 weeks
Astronomers Discover Two Gas Giant Alien Worlds
ASTRO WATCH Astronomers have detected two gas giant exoplanets designated K2-60b and EPIC 216468514b and characterized their fundamental parameters. The planets were first spotted by NASA’s Kepler space telescope and their planetary nature was confirmed by... 3 weeks
Mysterious Star KIC 8462852 is Near a Continuous Phase Transition, Astronomers Say
SCI-NEWS.COM A new study by astronomers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, published in the journal Physical Review Letters, links the unexplained changes in... 3 weeks
Wildest Alien Planet Discoveries of 2016
SPACE.COM The hunt for alien worlds has been the source of many exciting discoveries, as the number of confirmed planets outside Earth's solar system has more than doubled this past year. 3 weeks
Proxima Centauri's Origins Could Mean Its Exoplanet Really Is Habitable
SPACE.COM Astronomers have strong evidence that suggests the nearby star likely formed with Alpha Centauri, a possibility that could have serious implications for the habitability of Proxima b, the... 3 weeks
New Method Could Aid Search for Life on Alien Worlds
SPACE.COM A newly proposed technique could make it possible to search for life on alien planets, like Proxima b, much sooner than scientists had expected. 3 weeks
Searching a Sea of ‘Noise’ to Find Exoplanets — Using Only Data as a Guide
ASTRO WATCH Yale researchers have found a data-driven way to detect distant planets and refine the search for worlds similar... 4 weeks
Avalanche Statistics Suggest Tabby’s Star Is Near a Continuous Phase Transition
ASTRO WATCH In its search for extrasolar planets, the Kepler space telescope looks for stars whose light flux periodically dims, signaling the passing of an orbiting planet in... 4 weeks
Biologists follow 'fossilizable' clues to pinpoint when mammal, bird and dinosaur ancestors became athletes
SCIENCE DAILY A new study is the first to draw a link between RBC size and microscopic traces of blood vessels and... 4 weeks
Gravitational Wave, Proxima b Scientists Nab Year-End Awards
SPACE.COM The journal Nature has named Gabriela Gonzalez, LIGO spokeswoman, and Guillem Anglada-Escudé, leader of the team that discovered the exoplanet Proxima b, to the publication's annual list of "10 people who mattered... 4 weeks
Are Exoplanets Like Those in ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ Really Out There?
SCI-NEWS.COM In the ‘Star Wars’ universe, ice, ocean and desert planets burst from the darkness as your ship drops out of light speed. But these... 4 weeks
Avalanche statistics suggest Tabby's star is near a continuous phase transition
PHYS.ORG In its search for extrasolar planets, the Kepler space telescope looks for stars whose light flux periodically dims, signaling the passing of an orbiting planet in... 4 weeks
Planet Remains Found Scattered Over 'Death Star'
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PHYS.ORG Yale researchers have found a data-driven way to detect distant planets and refine the search for worlds similar to Earth. 4 weeks
NASA Hunts for 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' Planets
SPACE.COM Thousands of planets have been discovered outside of our own solar system, including some that resemble the icy, desert or water-covered worlds seen in the fictional universe of... 1 month
Satellites Help Discover a Jet Stream in the Earth’s Core
ASTRO WATCH A jet stream within the Earth’s molten iron core has been discovered by scientists using the latest satellite data that helps create an ‘x-ray’ view of the planet.... 1 month
Satellites help discover a jet stream in the Earth's core
SCIENCE DAILY A jet stream within the Earth's molten iron core has been discovered by scientists using the latest satellite data that helps create an 'X-ray' view of the planet. 1 month
Satellites help discover a jet stream in the Earth's core
PHYS.ORG A jet stream within the Earth's molten iron core has been discovered by scientists using the latest satellite data that helps create an 'x-ray' view of the planet. 1 month
Exoplanet Search's Next Step: Pictures of Earth-Like World
SPACE.COM They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, but when it's the first ever image of an Earth-like exoplanet, a picture could be worth far more. That's our goal at... 1 month
‘Cold Neptunes’ are Common, New Study Says
SCI-NEWS.COM A new statistical study of exoplanets found by an innovative technique called gravitational microlensing suggests that so-called ‘cold Neptunes’ are likely the most common type of planet to form in the icy outer regions... 1 month
What's an Earth-Like Planet Anyway?
SPACE.COM For centuries, humans have wondered whether Earth is unique in the universe, or if similar planets exist out there. Even a decade ago, we still did not know — but then NASA's Kepler Space Telescope made discoveries that... 1 month
Astronomers Discover Dark Past of Planet-Eating ‘Death Star’
ASTRO WATCH An international team of scientists, including researchers from the University of Chicago, has made the rare discovery of a planetary system with a host star similar to Earth’s sun. Especially intriguing is... 1 month
We Can Learn a Lot From the Changing Night Sky
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NASA plans another busy year for Earth science fieldwork
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WATCH LIVE @ 12:54 pm ET Saturday: SpaceX Rocket Launch, Landing Attempt
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Catching Cassini’s call
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NASA analyzes heavy rainfall over Southern Thailand
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How old is our moon?
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VisionCare receives FDA approval to begin clinical study of telescope implant in post-cataract patients
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Evidence falls into place for once and future supercontinents
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NASA sees storms affecting the western US
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Astronomers predict explosion that will change the night sky in 2022
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NASA study finds solar storms could spark soils at moon's poles
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Giant iceberg set to calve from Larsen C ice shelf
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How "The Big Bang Theory" portrays scientists
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NASA moon data provides more accurate 2017 eclipse path
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Watch Live Friday @ 9 pm EST: Slooh Webcast About Odd Metal Asteroid Psyche
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