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ASTRO WATCH Researchers at CU Boulder have completed an unprecedented... 11 hours
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Airbus, Bill Gates and others back video imaging satellite venture
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Two Hubble views of the same stellar nursery
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Optical 'overtones' for solar cells
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Researchers find new way of exploring the afterglow from the Big Bang
PHYS.ORG Researchers have developed a new way to improve our knowledge of the Big Bang by measuring radiation from its afterglow, called the cosmic microwave... 2 days
Where is the universe's missing matter?
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Light-controlled current transport by charged atoms demonstrated for the first time
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What's Next for NASA's TESS Exoplanet Hunter?
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Updated: NASA’s new satellite brings the search for Earthlike exoplanets closer to home
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ASTRO WATCH One of the most fundamental predictions of Einstein's theory of relativity is the existence of black holes. In spite of the recent detection of... 3 days
There Is Evidence That a Planet in Our Solar System Was Destroyed
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ASTRO WATCH Somewhere in the vastness... 3 days
New research seeks to optimize space travel efficiency
PHYS.ORG Sending a human into space and doing it efficiently presents a galaxy of challenges. Koki Ho, University of Illinois assistant professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, and his graduate students, Hao... 3 days
How ravens caused a LIGO data glitch
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SCIENCE-NEWS Bits of metal nestled inside diamonds suggest the space rock could have formed in a Mars-sized protoplanet in the early solar system. 3 days
Black hole and stellar winds form giant butterfly, shut down star formation in galaxy
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have completed an unprecedented "dissection" of twin galaxies in the final stages of... 3 days
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Diamonds in Meteorite May Hail from Our Ancient Solar System
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Mushroom Clouds Burst Through Neutron Stars, and NASA Can Watch It Happen
LIVE SCIENCE The energetic explosions release clouds of debris similar to those launched from nuclear explosions. 3 days
SpaceX to Launch NASA's Exoplanet-Hunting Spacecraft Today: How to Watch Live
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Can we tell black holes apart?
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Researchers Propose Mission to Intercept the Next Interstellar Asteroid
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Diamond-studded meteorites came from the collision of a lost planet
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Study: Diamond from the sky may have come from 'lost planet'
PHYS.ORG Fragments of a meteorite that fell to Earth more than a decade ago provide compelling evidence of a lost planet that once roamed our solar system,... 4 days
A City-Size 'Telescope' Could Watch Space-Time Ripple 1 Million Times a Year
SPACE.COM A gravitational wave detector that's 2.5 miles long isn't cool. You know what's cool? A 25-mile-long gravitational wave detector. 4 days
Walking on the moon – underwater
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Scientists Spot the Shadow of a Strange Wind Blowing Past a Black Hole
LIVE SCIENCE The white-hot winds blowing through space, carrying vast pillars of matter away from the event horizons of black holes, are even stranger... 4 days
What in the world is an exoplanet?
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Step outside on a clear night, and you can be sure of something our ancestors could only imagine: Every star you see likely plays host to at least one planet. 4 days
Ramp compression of iron provides insight into core conditions of large rocky exoplanets
PHYS.ORG In a paper published today by Nature Astronomy, a team of researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Princeton University, Johns Hopkins... 4 days
The current ability to test theories of gravity with black hole shadows
PHYS.ORG Astrophysicists at Frankfurt, the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn, and Nijmegen, collaborating in the project BlackHoleCam, answer this question by computing... 4 days
NASA's Got a Plan for a 'Galactic Positioning System' to Save Astronauts Lost in Space
SPACE.COM Exotic, ultra-precise pulsing stars would be used to navigate probes and crewed ships through deep space. 4 days
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Hello DARKNESS: Physicists team up with astronomers to commission the most advanced camera in the world
PHYS.ORG Somewhere in the vastness of the universe another habitable planet likely exists. And it may not... 4 days
Rocket-control glitch delays launch of NASA's planet-hunting satellite
REUTERS CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - An 11th-hour technical glitch prompted SpaceX to postpone its planned launch on Monday of a... 4 days
On 'One Strange Rock,' Former Astronaut Mae Jemison Delves into Life's Origins
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The launch of NASA’s next exoplanet hunter is delayed
SCIENCE-NEWS NASA’s next exoplanet hunter, TESS, launches today to seek planets in 85 percent of the sky. 5 days
Launch of NASA's TESS Exoplanet Hunter Delayed by Rocket Issue
SPACE.COM The launch of the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, which was scheduled to take place this evening (April 16), has been delayed by at least 48 hours due to... 5 days
How to watch NASA’s next exoplanet hunter launch
SCIENCE-NEWS VIDEO NASA’s next exoplanet hunter, TESS, launches today to seek planets in 85 percent of the sky. 5 days
SpaceX Rocket Launching NASA's TESS Exoplanet Hunter Today: Watch Live
LIVE SCIENCE NASA's next exoplanet-hunting mission is scheduled to launch today (April 16) atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, and you can watch the action live. 5 days
Once upon a time, an exoplanet was discovered
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Wormholes Could Cast Weird Shadows That Could Be Seen by Telescopes
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An astrophysicist is unlocking the secrets to dark matter
SCIENCE DAILY New research examines an interesting light source that was captured by four different telescopes each pointing in a different direction in the sky. 5 days
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A City-Size 'Telescope' Could Watch Space-Time Ripple 1 Million Times a Year
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Wormholes Cast Weird Shadows That Could Be Seen by Telescopes
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Unlocking the secrets to dark matter
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The gamma ray burst – supernova connection
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NASA's newest planet-hunting spacecraft set for launch in Florida
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NASA's new planet-hunter to seek closer, Earth-like worlds
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NASA's TESS Satellite Will Supercharge Search for Nearby, Earth-Like Worlds
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Nanoscale coating enables solar cells to absorb 20 percent more sunlight
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SpaceX Rocket Is Ready to Launch NASA's Next Planet-Hunting Telescope
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NASA Studying Sensor Issue with Parker Solar Probe
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Two Hubble views of the same stellar nursery
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340,000 stars' DNA interrogated in search for sun's lost siblings
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What in the world is an exoplanet?
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Earth-i unveils first color video captured by its VividX2 satellite
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Satellite aims to discover thousands of nearby exoplanets, including at least 50 Earth-sized ones
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Outback radio telescope listens in on interstellar visitor
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Start of most sensitive search yet for dark matter axion
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