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New insight into how magma feeds volcanic eruptions
PHYS.ORG A novel research study by scientists at the University of Liverpool has provided new insights into how molten rock (magma) moves through the Earth's crust to feed volcanic eruptions. 3 hours
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SPACE NEWS SpaceX on Feb. 22 launched Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Spanish-owned radar-imaging satellite and two demonstration satellites for SpaceX's proposed broadband Starlink broadband constellation.The... 4 hours
SpaceX Launches 1st Test Satellites for Starlink Internet Constellation Along with Spain's Paz
SPACE.COM A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with a pre-flown first stage successfully delivered to orbit today (Feb. 22) the first two prototypes for... 4 hours
SpaceX Launches 1st Test Satellites for Starlink Internet Constellation with Spain's Paz Mission
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A dusty atmosphere caused extreme global cooling
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Dust May Be Burying NASA's Phoenix Lander on Mars (Photos)
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Solar radiation mineralizes terrestrial dissolved organic carbon in the ocean
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A Giant Claw Will Grab Falling SpaceX Gear 'Like a Giant Catcher's Mitt'
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Record Breaker! Powerful Supernova Is Most Distant Ever Seen
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Tropical trees use unique method to resist drought
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Gravity Assist Podcast: Mars, with Bruce Jakosky and Michael Meyer
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Jupiter's Great Red Spot Could Disappear Within 20 Years
SPACE.COM The iconic Great Red Spot of Jupiter may disappear in the next 20 years, according to a researcher at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California. 1 day
European space probe prepares to sniff Martian atmosphere
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'Ultramassive' black holes discovered in far-off galaxies
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New atmosphere wind/temperature sensor to improve space weather prediction
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NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Completes Eleventh Jupiter Flyby, Delivers New Photos
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Chinese space lab to fall back to Earth in March
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Open data help scientists to unravel Earth systems
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Laser-ranged satellite measurement now accurately reflects Earth's tidal perturbations
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Nearly a decade after Mars Phoenix landed, another look
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Distant tropical storms have ripple effects on weather close to home
PHYS.ORG The famously intense tropical rainstorms along the Earth's equator occur thousands of miles from the United States. But atmospheric scientists know that, like ripples in a... 1 day
Open data help scientists unravel Earth systems
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A Giant Claw Will Grab Falling SpaceX Gear 'Like a Giant Catcher's Mitt'
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Land use change has warmed Earth's surface
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Can you eat cells? Computer model predicts which organisms are capable of phagocytosis
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Land use change has warmed the Earth's surface
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NASA's James Webb Space Telescope to reveal secrets of the Red Planet
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Mock Mars Mission Suspended Due to Crewmember Accident
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Can you eat cells? Computer model predicts which organisms are capable of phagocytosis
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This Martian Crater Has a Weirdly Earth-Like Secret
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Laser-ranged satellite measurement now accurately reflects Earth's tidal perturbations
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James Webb Space Telescope to reveal secrets of the Red Planet
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'Ultramassive' black holes discovered in far-off galaxies
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Continental interiors may not be as tectonically stable as geologists think
PHYS.ORG A University of Illinois-led team has identified unexpected geophysical signals underneath tectonically stable interiors of South America and Africa. The data suggest that geologic activity within... 2 days
On This Day In Space! Feb. 20, 1962: John Glenn Becomes 1st American to Orbit Earth
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That's No Moon? Proposed Exomoon Defies Formation Theories
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ESA Scheduled to be launched later this year, ESA’s Earth Explorer Aeolus mission will be the first satellite mission to profile the world’s winds from space 2 days
Ancient human remains, Ice Age animal bones found in giant Mexican cave
REUTERS MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Archaeologists exploring the word's biggest flooded cave in Mexico have discovered ancient human remains at least 9,000 years old and... 2 days
Plants colonized Earth 100 million years earlier than previously thought
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Study: First Land Plants Appeared 500 Million Years Ago
SCI-NEWS.COM According to a new study to be published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the... 3 days
Plants colonized the Earth 100 million years earlier than previously thought
PHYS.ORG For the first four billion years of Earth's history, our planet's continents would have been devoid of all life except microbes. 3 days
Computers aid discovery of new, inexpensive material to make LEDs with high color quality
SCIENCE DAILY Computers have helped researchers develop a new phosphor that can make LEDs cheaper and render colors more accurately. Researchers predicted... 3 days
Giant Star R Sculptoris Sheds Its ‘Skin’
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Image: Saturn's B ring peaks
PHYS.ORG While the Winter Olympics is in full swing in PyeongChang, South Korea, and many winter sport fanatics head to snow-clad mountains to get their thrills on the slopes this ski-season, this dramatic mountain scene is somewhat off-piste –... 3 days
Microplastics found inside fish from Lake Winnipeg
PHYS.ORG A recent study by an undergraduate student in the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources has found disturbing levels of microplastics in Manitoba waters and in fish from Lake Winnipeg. 3 days
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on precautionary standby status
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Pluto May Have a Gooey Carbon Layer Beneath Its Crust
SPACE.COM A thick, gooey, asphalt-like layer could lie beneath Pluto's crust. 3 days
Earth holds the key to detecting life beyond our solar system
PHYS.ORG New research in to how Earth's atmosphere evolved over time could hold the key to detecting life on exoplanets, according to scientists from the University of... 3 days
Jupiter's swirling cloud formations
PHYS.ORG See swirling cloud formations in the northern area of Jupiter's north temperate belt in this new view taken by NASA's Juno spacecraft. 3 days
Will the X3 ion thruster propel us to Mars?
PHYS.ORG X3 is a powerful ion thruster that could one day propel humans beyond Earth. The thruster was successfully tested few months ago, and could be selected by NASA as a... 3 days
Charged oxygen in ionosphere may offer biomarker for exoplanets
PHYS.ORG On January 9, 1992, astronomers announced a momentous discovery: two planets orbiting a pulsar 2,300 light years from our sun. The two planets, later named Poltergeist and Draugr, were the... 3 days
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Hubble Space Telescope Sees Shrinking Dark Spot on Neptune
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What makes circadian clocks tick?
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Israeli scientists complete mock Mars mission in Negev desert
REUTERS RAMON CRATER, Israel (Reuters) - A team of six Israeli researchers on Sunday ended a four-day Mars habitat... 4 days
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ASTRO WATCH X3 is a powerful ion thruster that could one day propel humans beyond Earth. The thruster was successfully tested few... 4 days
Asteroid 'time capsules' may help explain how life started on Earth
SCIENCE DAILY In popular culture, asteroids play the role of apocalyptic threat, get blamed for wiping out the dinosaurs -- and offer an extraterrestrial source for mineral mining.... 4 days
What makes circadian clocks tick?
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On This Day In Space! Feb. 18, 1930: Pluto Discovered by Clyde Tombaugh
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soft tissue fossil clues could help search for ancient life on earth and other planets Soft Tissue Fossil Clues Could Help Search for Ancient Life on Earth and Other Planets
ASTRO WATCH Fossils that preserve entire organisms (including... 5 days
Astronomers Spot Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster in Flight
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Martians welcome: Studies find people cheer—not fear—the possibility of alien life
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Asteroid 'time capsules' may help explain how life started on Earth
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ASTRO WATCH The Sun will rise on NASA's solar-powered Mars rover Opportunity for the 5,000th time on Saturday, sending rays of energy to a golf-cart-size robotic... 5 days
On This Day In Space! Feb. 17, 2007: NASA Launches 5 THEMIS Aurora-Hunting Spacecraft
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New Mock Mars Mission in Hawaii Begins With Most International Crew Yet
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Opportunity Rover Celebrates 5,000 Days on Mars
SPACE.COM NASA's long-lived Mars rover Opportunity has just rolled past another big milestone — 5,000 days on the Red Planet. 6 days
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Pac-Man' and 'Mario Kart': How to Understand Planet Formation
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ASU professor addresses why we have yet to find extraterrestrial life
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NASA’s K2 Mission Discovers 95 New Extrasolar Planets
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The Solar Storm Hitting Earth Today Might Look Awesome
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Long-lived Mars rover Opportunity keeps finding surprises
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Soft tissue fossil clues could help search for ancient life on Earth and other planets
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New recyclable resin makes wind turbines much more sustainable
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A Giant Storm on Neptune Is Disappearing as Hubble Telescope Watches
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Newly-hatched salmon use geomagnetic field to learn which way is up
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New recyclable resin makes wind turbines much more sustainable
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Hubble sees Neptune's mysterious shrinking storm
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Andromeda galaxy was formed in 'recent' star crash: study
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Scientists directly observe electron dynamics of the Northern Lights
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Landsat 8 marks five years in orbit
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