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can bacteria survive in mars soil and thus enhance crop production Can Bacteria Survive in Mars Soil and Thus Enhance Crop Production?
ASTRO WATCH The Imperial College in London is going to investigate if bacteria will survive in... 8 hours
surprising dunes on comet 67p churyumov gerasimenko Surprising Dunes on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
ASTRO WATCH Surprising images from the Rosetta spacecraft show the presence of dune-like patterns on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (Chury). Researchers at the Laboratoire de Physique et... 9 hours
VLT Sees Elegant Spiral with Explosive Past
SCI-NEWS.COM ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) has produced this beautiful image of the spiral galaxy NGC 4981. NGC 4981 resides roughly 73 million... 10 hours
Could a Spacecraft Fly to the Sun?
LIVE SCIENCE Humans have sent spacecraft to the moon, the red planet Mars and even distant interstellar space, but can we send a spaceship to the scorching sun? 11 hours
there might be more planets in the habitable zone There Might be More Planets in the Habitable Zone
ASTRO WATCH A common assumption in the search for habitable abodes beyond Earth is that the average temperature of planets... 11 hours
United Arab Emirates Wants to Build a City on Mars
SPACE.COM The United Arab Emirates has the Red Planet in its sights, not only moving forward on a Mars orbiter but also establishing the first inhabitable human settlement on... 13 hours
Annular vs. Total Solar Eclipse - What’s The Difference? | Video
SPACE.COM A total solar eclipse occurs when the entire disk of the Sun is covered by the Moon, as seen from Earth. An annular eclipse occurs when... 1 day
Best Space Stories of the Week — Feb. 26, 2017
SPACE.COM Seven Earth-size alien planets were found in a solar system not that far away, SpaceX nailed another rocket launch and landing, and Pluto may have another chance at... 1 day
hardy objects seen in saturn s f ring Hardy Objects Seen in Saturn's F Ring
ASTRO WATCH As NASA's Cassini spacecraft continues its weekly ring-grazing orbits, diving just past the outside of Saturn's F ring, it is tracking several... 1 day
more earth like than moon like More Earth-Like Than Moon-Like
ASTRO WATCH Mars’ mantle may be more complicated than previously thought. In a new study published today in the Nature-affiliated journal Scientific Reports, researchers at Louisiana State University (LSU) document... 1 day
Explaining The Sizzling Sound Of Meteors
NPR Scientists recently published a paper explaining why some meteors create strange sounds. NPR's Scott Simon talks with researcher Bill Sweatt about what creates this "sizzling" sound. 2 days
saturn s rings viewed in the mid infrared show bright cassini division Saturn's Rings Viewed in the Mid-infrared Show Bright Cassini Division
ASTRO WATCH A team of researchers has succeeded in measuring the brightnesses and temperatures of Saturn's rings using... 2 days
cosmic blast from the past Cosmic Blast from the Past
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Facts About Venus Flytraps
LIVE SCIENCE Venus flytraps are carnivorous plants that lure insects and other small animals to their doom. 2 days
Comet 67P: Target of Rosetta Mission
SPACE.COM Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko is a small body visited by the Rosetta spacecraft in the first mission to land on a comet. 2 days
Top stories: When fat ‘speaks,’ seven Earth-sized planets, and a quantum computer faceoff
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NASA weighing risk of adding crew to megarocket's first flight
PHYS.ORG NASA is weighing the risk of adding astronauts to the first flight of its new megarocket, designed to eventually send crews to Mars. 2 days
Official naming of surface features on Pluto and its satellites: First step approved
SCIENCE DAILY The New Horizons flyby of Pluto and its satellites returned a scientific treasure trove of information about these distant and surprisingly complex... 2 days
Diamond’s 2-billion-year growth charts tectonic shift in early Earth’s carbon cycle
SCIENCE DAILY A study of tiny mineral 'inclusions' within diamonds from Botswana has shown that diamond crystals can take billions of years to grow. One diamond was found... 2 days
in buying digitalglobe mda ensures ssl will build just disclosed worldview legion constellation In buying DigitalGlobe, MDA ensures SSL will build just-disclosed WorldView Legion constellation
SPACE NEWS Before going public with their plans to merge, Canada’s MDA Corp. and DigitalGlobe were already working together on a next-generation imaging constellation that can... 2 days
official naming of surface features on pluto and its satellites first step approved Official Naming of Surface Features on Pluto and its Satellites: First Step Approved
ASTRO WATCH The New Horizons flyby of Pluto and its satellites returned... 2 days
Biologists propose to sequence the DNA of all life on Earth
Science Magazine Still-unfunded plan would start with all plants, animals, and other eukaryotes—some 1.5 million species—for the cost of the original human genome project 2 days
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SPACE.COM VIDEO Jupiter's swirling, stormy atmosphere looks absolutely mesmerizing in a new time-lapse animation created by a group of amateur space photographers. 2 days
Hubble captures 30th anniversary image of supernova 1987A
PHYS.ORG Three decades ago, a massive stellar explosion sent shockwaves not only through space but also through the astronomical community. SN 1987A was the closest observed supernova to Earth since the invention of... 2 days
Saturn's rings viewed in the mid-infrared show bright cassini division
PHYS.ORG A team of researchers has succeeded in measuring the brightnesses and temperatures of Saturn's rings using the mid-infrared images taken by the Subaru Telescope in 2008. The images... 2 days
Cosmic dust particles deploy bubble parachutes on their fiery descent, scientists discover
PHYS.ORG Bubbles acting like parachutes are deployed by some cosmic dust particles on their entry into Earth's atmosphere, preventing them from burning up. 3 days
mda to acquire digitalglobe MDA to acquire DigitalGlobe
SPACE NEWS MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates announced Feb. 24 that it acquire commercial remote sensing company DigitalGlobe for $2.4 billion, the biggest deal to date in the ongoing consolidation in... 3 days
What Would Life Be Like on the TRAPPIST-1 Planets?
SPACE.COM What would it be like to live in the TRAPPIST-1 system, which is home to seven Earth-sized planets that could potentially support life? 3 days
New Mars research shows evidence of a complex mantle beneath the Elysium volcanic province
PHYS.ORG Mars' mantle may be more complicated than previously thought. In a new study published today in the Nature-affiliated journal Scientific... 3 days
Russian cargo ship docks with space station
PHYS.ORG A Russian cargo ship carrying food and equipment for astronuats docked successfully with the International Space Station on Friday after a similar craft crashed back to Earth in December. 3 days
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ESA As we launch ever-more advanced spacecraft to probe our Solar System and investigate space beyond, the question of efficient and reliable communications is of... 3 days
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ESA Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-1 radar image of water reservoirs in California, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme 3 days
Caspian Sea: Largest Inland Body of Water
LIVE SCIENCE The Caspian Sea is the Earth’s largest inland body of water. But is it a sea or a lake? The definition has international implications. 3 days
Tiny 'MoonWatcher' Satellite Will Beam Home Live Lunar Views
SPACE.COM The startup Lunar Station aims to launch a cubesat called MoonWatcher to Earth orbit early next year and then air webcasts based on the spacecraft's sharp imagery. The company has... 3 days
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ASTRO WATCH Plumbing a 90 million-year-old layer cake of sedimentary rock in Colorado, a team of scientists from... 3 days
TRAPPIST-1: How Long Would It Take to Fly to 7-Planet System?
LIVE SCIENCE The discovery of seven Earth-size planets around a nearby star, TRAPPIST-1, is certainly exciting news. But what would it take to visit one of these potentially... 3 days
Scientists Make Biggest Breakthrough in Quest to Find Life Beyond Earth
HISTORY Scientists have discovered a new solar system, consisting of seven warm, rocky planets orbiting the dwarf star Trappist-1, just 39 light years from Earth. 3 days
New link found between sex and viruses
SCIENCE DAILY Sexual reproduction and viral infections both rely on a functionally identical protein, according to new research. The protein enables the fusion of two cells, such as a sperm cell and egg cell, or the... 3 days
Scientists turn to Chile's Atacama desert to study life on Mars
REUTERS SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Astrobiologists seeking to understand where life might be found on Mars,... 3 days
Perseid Meteor Shower 2017: When, Where & How to See It
SPACE.COM The Perseid meteor shower will burst into light this August as Earth passes through the long trail left by Comet Swift-Tuttle. This year, though, the moon... 3 days
Simple Rule Accurately Predicts when Ice Age Ends
SCI-NEWS.COM According to an international research team led by University College London Professor Chronis Tzedakis, a simple rule can accurately predict... 3 days
Space dust deploy bubble parachutes on their fiery descent, scientists discover
SCIENCE DAILY Bubbles acting like parachutes are deployed by some cosmic dust particles on their entry into Earth’s atmosphere, preventing them from burning up. 3 days
NASA's Jupiter-circling spacecraft stuck making long laps
PHYS.ORG NASA's Jupiter-circling spacecraft is stuck making long laps around the gas giant because of sticky valves. 3 days
New link found between sex and viruses
PHYS.ORG Sexual reproduction and viral infections actually have a lot in common. According to new research, both processes rely on a single protein that enables the seamless fusion of two cells, such as a sperm... 3 days
Scientists Make Biggest Break in Quest to Find Life Beyond Earth
HISTORY Scientists have discovered a new solar system, consisting of seven warm, rocky planets orbiting the dwarf star Trappist-1, just 39 light years from Earth. 3 days
Official naming of surface features on Pluto and its satellites: First step approved
PHYS.ORG In 2015, in partnership with NASA's New Horizons mission and the SETI Institute, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) endorsed the Our Pluto... 3 days
Flotilla of tiny satellites will photograph the entire Earth every day
Science Magazine Daily images from the company Planet enable research impossible to do with sparser or courser satellite data 4 days
7 Earth-size worlds found orbiting star; could hold life
PHYS.ORG For the first time, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a single nearby star—and these new worlds could hold life. 4 days
Diamond's 2-billion-year growth charts tectonic shift in early Earth's carbon cycle
PHYS.ORG A study of tiny mineral 'inclusions' within diamonds from Botswana has shown that diamond crystals can take billions of years to grow. One diamond was found... 4 days
you are living inside a massive musical instrument and here s what it sounds like You are living inside a massive musical instrument – and here's what it sounds like
PHYS.ORG VIDEO The ancients believed that the Earth was surrounded by celestial spheres, which produced divine music when they moved.... 4 days
Does Pluto have the ingredients for life?
PHYS.ORG Pluto has long been viewed as a distant, cold and mostly dead world, but the first spacecraft to pass by it last year revealed many surprises about this distant dwarf planet. 4 days
Exoplanet Discovery at TRAPPIST-1 Celebrated in Google Doodle
SPACE.COM Scientists aren't the only ones excited about the discovery of seven Earth-size exoplanets around the star TRAPPIST-1. It turns out, the folks at Google are fans, too, and they celebrated with an... 4 days
Exoplanet Tour: Meet the 7 Earth-Size Planets of TRAPPIST-1
SPACE.COM Come along for a tour of the remarkable TRAPPIST-1 system, which harbors seven planets about the same size of Earth. 4 days
Discovery of 7 Earth-Size Exoplanets a 'Giant Leap' Forward in Alien-Life Hunt
SPACE.COM The discovery of seven Earth-size worlds circling the nearby star TRAPPIST-1 could be a watershed moment in humanity's quest to find alien life, scientists... 4 days
TRAPPIST-1: How Long Would It Take to Fly to 7-Planet System?
SPACE.COM The discovery of seven Earth-size planets around a nearby star, TRAPPIST-1, is certainly exciting news. But what would it take to visit one of these potentially... 4 days
TRAPPIST-1: System with 7 Earth-Size Exoplanets
SPACE.COM TRAPPIST-1, a small red-dwarf star, hosts at least seven rocky planets the size of Earth and smaller. 4 days
White Water: NASA Probes Snow's Effect on Water Resources
SPACE.COM Snow plays an important role in Earth's water cycle, and NASA has launched a new initiative to investigate snow and its relationship to readily available liquid water. 4 days
Traveling to TRAPPIST-1: How Long Would It Take? | Video
LIVE SCIENCE The ultra cool dwarf star system is about 39 light-years from Earth. Find out how long it would take NASA’s Space Shuttle, the New Horizons spacecraft and Breakthrough... 4 days
Fragmentation of wall rock garnets during deep crustal earthquakes
Science Magazine Fractures and faults riddle the Earth’s crust on all scales, and the deformation associated with them is presumed to have had significant effects on its petrological and structural evolution. However,... 4 days
seven earth sized planets found orbiting nearby star Seven Earth-Sized Planets Found Orbiting Nearby Star
ASTRO WATCH Astronomers have found a system of seven Earth-sized planets just 40 light-years away. Using ground and space telescopes, including ESO’s Very Large... 4 days
the brightest furthest pulsar in the universe The Brightest, Furthest Pulsar in the Universe
ASTRO WATCH ESA’s XMM-Newton has found a pulsar – the spinning remains of a once-massive star – that is a thousand times brighter than... 4 days
europa mission enters next development phase Europa mission enters next development phase
SPACE NEWS A NASA mission to study a potentially habitable moon of Jupiter has passed a key review and will now enter a design phase, the... 4 days
Astronomers find seven Earth-size planets where life is possible
REUTERS CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Astronomers have found a nearby solar system with seven Earth-sized planets, three of... 4 days
Searching for Life on 7 Nearby Alien Worlds: How Scientists Will Do It
SPACE.COM The hunt for signs of life on seven exoplanets in the TRAPPIST-1 system, which lies just 39 light-years from Earth, will likely... 4 days
Temperate earth-sized worlds found in extraordinarily rich planetary system (Update)
PHYS.ORG Astronomers have found a system of seven Earth-sized planets just 40 light-years away. They were detected as they passed in front of their parent star, the dwarf star... 4 days
Will Pluto Get Its Planethood Back?
SPACE.COM Scientists on NASA's New Horizons mission, which performed the first-ever flyby of Pluto in July 2015, will officially propose a new definition of "planet" next month — one that gives Pluto its planethood back. 4 days
more gas giants will be found orbiting sun like stars More Gas-Giants Will Be Found Orbiting Sun-Like Stars
ASTRO WATCH New planetary formation models from Carnegie’s Alan Boss indicate that there may be an undiscovered population of gas giant planets... 4 days
Space Webcasts: NASA Discovers 7 Earth-Size Worlds Around Trappist-1
SPACE.COM NASA has found 7 Earth-size planets orbiting a single star, with 3 of the worlds in the star's habitable zone! NASA's webcast on the discovery has concluded. 4 days
Traveling to TRAPPIST-1: How Long Would It Take? | Video
SPACE.COM The ultra cool dwarf star system is about 39 light-years from Earth. Find out how long it would take NASA’s Space Shuttle, the New Horizons spacecraft and Breakthrough... 4 days
'Quartz' crystals at Earth's core power its magnetic field
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists at the Earth-Life Science Institute at the Tokyo Institute of Technology report in Nature (Fen. 22, 2017) unexpected discoveries about the Earth's core. The findings include insights into the... 4 days
Major Discovery! 7 Earth-Size Alien Planets Circle Nearby Star
LIVE SCIENCE Astronomers have never seen anything like this before: Seven Earth-size alien worlds orbit the same tiny, dim star, and all of them may be capable of supporting life as we... 4 days
Simple rule predicts when an ice age ends
SCIENCE DAILY A simple rule can accurately predict when Earth's climate warms out of an ice age, according to new research. 4 days
Astronomers find seven Earth-size planets where life may be possible
REUTERS CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Astronomers have found a nearby solar system with seven Earth-sized planets,... 4 days
TRAPPIST-1 System Has 7 Earth-Sized Exoplanets, 3 In Habitable Zone | Video
SPACE.COM An dwarf star named TRAPPIST-1, which is located about 39 light-years from Earth, harbors more planets than previously observed. 4 days
The 7 Earth-Sized Planets of TRAPPIST-1 in Pictures
SPACE.COM On Feb. 22, 2017, scientists announced the discovery of TRAPPIST-1, an alien solar system with at least seven Earth-sized planets. See pictures of the discovery here. 4 days
TRAPPIST-1 is ‘Most Incredible Star System to Date’ - 5 Amazing Facts | Video
SPACE.COM About 39 light-years away, seven Earth-sized planets orbit an ultra cool dwarf star and the European Space Agency is call... 4 days
Planet Hunter: Spitzer Space Telescope TRAPPIST-1 Data Explained
SPACE.COM The NASA telescope sights were set on the system for 500 hours (about 21 days) and transits of the planets identified and characterized them. TRAPPIST-1 is 39 light years away and harbors... 4 days
TRAPPIST-1 Planets Tidally Locked to Star, Have Short Orbits | Video
SPACE.COM Most, if not all, of the 7 Earth-sized planets in the ultra cool dwarf star system may only face one way towards their sun, similar to... 4 days
Major Discovery! 7 Earth-Size Alien Planets Circle Nearby Star
SPACE.COM Astronomers have never seen anything like this before: Seven Earth-size alien worlds orbit the same tiny, dim star, and all of them may be capable of supporting life as we know it,... 4 days
TRAPPIST-1: Nearby Dwarf Star Hosts Seven Earth-Size Exoplanets
SCI-NEWS.COM A system of seven exoplanets — three in their star’s habitable zone — has been found by an international team... 4 days
Seven potentially habitable Earth-sized planets spied around tiny nearby star
Science Magazine Rocky planets are prime targets in the hunt for signs of life 4 days
Simple rule predicts when an ice age ends
PHYS.ORG A simple rule can accurately predict when Earth's climate warms out of an ice age, according to new research led by UCL. 4 days
Temperate earth-sized worlds found in extraordinarily rich planetary system
PHYS.ORG Astronomers have found a system of seven Earth-sized planets just 40 light-years away. They were detected as they passed in front of their parent star, the dwarf star TRAPPIST-1. Three... 4 days
'Quartz' crystals at the Earth's core power its magnetic field
PHYS.ORG The Earth's core consists mostly of a huge ball of liquid metal lying at 3000 km beneath its surface, surrounded by a mantle of hot rock. Notably, at... 4 days
From rocks in Colorado, evidence of a 'chaotic solar system'
PHYS.ORG Plumbing a 90 million-year-old layer cake of sedimentary rock in Colorado, a team of scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Northwestern University has found evidence confirming a... 4 days
9 Most Intriguing Earth-Like Planets
LIVE SCIENCE For years, astronomers have scoured the cosmos for Earth-like planets in alien star systems, in hopes of finding a habitable world where life could exist. Here are some of the most bizarre Earth-like planets. 4 days
TRAPPIST-1 System Has 7 Earth-Sized Exoplanets, 3 In Habitable Zone | Video
LIVE SCIENCE An dwarf star named TRAPPIST-1, which is located about 39 light-years from Earth, harbors more planets than previously observed. 4 days
seven earth sized planets orbit nearby supercool star Seven Earth-sized planets orbit nearby supercool star
SCIENCE-NEWS VIDEO A planetary system called TRAPPIST-1 has seven Earth-sized planets, three in the habitable zone, researchers report. 4 days
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SPACE NEWS For more than a year, Inmarsat... 4 days
CubeSats: Shaping possibilities in space
PHYS.ORG For more than a decade, CubeSats, or small satellites, have paved the way to low-Earth orbit for commercial companies, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations. These small satellites offer opportunities to conduct scientific investigations and technology demonstrations in space... 4 days
How migratory birds respond to balmier autumns?
PHYS.ORG Around the world, no matter where we are, we can usually expect the weather to change from one season to the next. In North America, the warm days of summer eventually turn into the... 4 days
Studying dusty air has both local and global significance
PHYS.ORG Understanding the unique characteristics of the Arabian atmosphere has much to offer global research. Pollution, weather, climate change, human health, agriculture and fisheries are all affected by the suspended particles... 5 days
A geophysical planet definition
PHYS.ORG In 2006, during their 26th General Assembly, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) adopted a formal definition of the term "planet". This was done in the hopes of dispelling ambiguity over which bodies should be designated as "planets", an issue that... 5 days
New report details accomplishments of U.S. global change research program
PHYS.ORG The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) has made significant accomplishments to advance the science of global environmental change and improve the understanding of its impact on society... 5 days
Surprising dunes on comet Chury
PHYS.ORG Surprising images from the Rosetta spacecraft show the presence of dune-like patterns on the surface of comet Chury. Researchers at the Laboratoire de Physique et Mécanique des Milieux Hétérogènes (CNRS/ESPCI Paris/UPMC/Université Paris Diderot) studied the available images and... 5 days
Surprising dunes on comet Chury
SCIENCE DAILY Surprising images from the Rosetta spacecraft show the presence of dune-like patterns on the surface of comet Chury. Researchers have studied the available images and modeled the outgassing of vapor to try to explain the phenomenon. They show... 5 days
Russia successfully launches space freighter after crash
PHYS.ORG Russia on Wednesday successfully launched an unmanned spacecraft taking food and equipment to the International Space Station after the previous such ship crashed to Earth shortly after launch in December. 5 days
NASA's Europa flyby mission moves into design phase
PHYS.ORG A mission to examine the habitability of Jupiter's ocean-bearing moon Europa is taking one step closer to the launchpad, with the recent completion of a major NASA review. 5 days
experiments call origin of earth s iron into question Experiments Call Origin of Earth's Iron into Question
ASTRO WATCH New research from The University of Texas at Austin reveals that the Earth’s unique iron composition isn’t linked to the... 5 days
Why are there different 'flavors' of iron around the Solar System?
SCIENCE DAILY New work shows that interactions between iron and nickel under the extreme pressures and temperatures similar to a planetary interior can help scientists understand the period... 5 days
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