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newly discovered house sized asteroid passes by earth
A newly detected house-sized asteroid, designated 2018 VX5, flew by the Earth on Wednesday, November 14, at around 4:37 UTC. The space...
VIDEO The potential discovery of a planet orbiting Barnard's Star – the second closest stellar system to the sun – was announced by researchers today in Nature.
Earth hides its scars well; the planet has endured countless millennia of eruptions and collisions, but scientists are still stumbling upon the evidence of all that geologic drama.
A potentially rocky super-Earth orbits one of our closest stellar neighbors, Barnard’s star, only 6 light-years away. Barnard’s star is a low-mass red dwarf...
Astronomers studied Barnard's Star, a red dwarf just six light years away and noticed the presence of a "frozen, dimly lit world" at least 3.2 times heavier than Earth.
A frozen "super-Earth" discovered six light years from Earth could be capable of harbouring life, scientists have said.
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A frozen and dimly lit planet, dubbed a "Super-Earth," may be orbiting the closest single star to our solar system, astronomers said on Wednesday,...
It's called Barnard's star b, and while it might not be too hospitable, it's further proof planets are plentiful beyond our solar system.
The nearest single star to the sun that goes around it at least 3.2 times has been found to be as massive as earth, and it is called Super-Earth.
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super earth orbiting barnard s star found
The nearest single star to the Sun hosts an exoplanet at least 3.2 times as massive as Earth — a so-called super-Earth. One of the largest...
It's called Barnard's star b, and while it might not be too hospitable, it's further proof planets are plentiful beyond our solar system.
An international team has discovered a 31-km wide meteorite impact crater buried beneath the ice-sheet in the northern Greenland. This is the first time that a...
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Barnard’s star b is just 6 light-years away
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Scientists think there's a giant new planet full of frozen water, and it's right down the cosmic street...
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The nearest single star to the Sun hosts an exoplanet at least 3.2 times as massive as Earth -- a so-called super-Earth. One of the largest observing campaigns to date...
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Astronomers have found compelling evidence of a frigid alien world about 3.2 times more massive than Earth circling Barnard's Star, a dim red dwarf that lies just 6 light-years from the sun.
There appears to be a cold "super-Earth" planet circling Barnard's Star, which lies just 6 light-years from the sun. Here's what you should know about the...
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A potentially rocky super-Earth exoplanet orbits one of our closest stellar neighbors, Barnard’s star, only 6 light-years away. Barnard’s star is a low-mass red...
It's called Barnard's star b, and while it might not be too hospitable, it's further proof planets are plentiful beyond our solar system.
Astronomers have discovered a planet in orbit around one of the closest stars to the Sun, Barnard's star.
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a cold super earth may live around a nearby star
A planet three times more massive than Earth may be lurking around the second-closest star system to our...
VIDEO In the past 30 years, the number of planets discovered beyond our solar system has grown exponentially. Unfortunately, due to the limitations of our technology, the...
Astronomers using the Spectro-Polarimetric High-contrast Exoplanet Research (SPHERE) instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope...
stunning exoplanet time lapse
ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) has captured an unprecedented series of images showing the passage of the exoplanet Beta Pictoris b around its parent star. This young massive exoplanet was...
Some 78 million miles (126 million kilometers) from Earth, alone on the immense and frigid Red Planet, a robot the size of a small 4x4 wakes up just after sunrise. And just as it...
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nasa to support initial studies of privately funded enceladus mission
NASA signed an agreement in September with a foundation to support initial studies of a privately...
space force europa missions face scrutiny as democrats take over house
The Trump administration’s desire to establish a Space Force could be in jeopardy next...
scientists theorize new origin story for earth s water
Earth’s water may have originated from both asteroidal material and gas left over from the formation of the Sun, according...
Sifting through the universe’s early light could reveal planetary graveyards orbiting other stars.
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Astronomers think they may have found the first moon circling a planet beyond our solar system. Now one researcher is looking at what the...
VIDEO The entire history of human existence is a tiny blip in our solar system's 4.5-billion-year history. No one was around to see planets forming and undergoing dramatic changes before settling...
Acclaimed director Ron Howard has told Sky News he believes colonising Mars is just the first step in terms of further space exploration and finding other habitable planets.
Earth's water may have originated from both asteroidal material and gas left over from the formation of the Sun, according to new research. The new finding could give scientists important insights about...
Where did Earth's global ocean come from? A team of Arizona State University geoscientists led by Peter Buseck, Regents' Professor in ASU's School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) and School of...
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The Kepler mission officially ended on Oct. 30, when NASA announced that the spacecraft had run out of fuel and would receive...
orbit fab to test refueling technology on iss
A startup company with plans to develop orbiting propellant depots will fly an experiment to the International Space Station next...
When it comes to the search for extra-terrestrial life, scientists have a tendency to be a bit geocentric – i.e. they look for planets that resemble...
Stellar variability has long offered insights into stars' physical properties. The star Mira (Omicron Ceti), for example, was so-named in 1596 by Dutch astronomers who were amazed by its miraculous brightening because of what we now...
newly discovered potentially hazardous asteroid to pass by earth on monday
A newly detected potentially hazardous asteroid (PHA), designated 2018 TF3, will pass by the...
kepler science will continue using stsci archive
NASA’s Kepler spacecraft has completed its primary planet-hunting and follow-up K2 missions and will be decommissioned. However, all of Kepler’s data has...
It's easy for a superstitious mind to jump to anxious conclusions from this week, after NASA announced the ends of two long-running missions: the Kepler space...
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VIDEO Rapper Vince Staples released his latest album FM! today, and it’s chock-full of certified...
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The Kepler spacecraft launched in 2009 with the goal of finding exoplanets orbiting distant stars. In the years since, astronomers have used Kepler observations...
It's got a fantastic name and it's hurtling towards the centre of our Solar System. So what will BepiColombo discover when it gets to...
In mid-November, a company called Rocket Lab will try to send six small satellites into orbit around Earth—a fairly banal undertaking, save for the size of the launch rocket.
nasa retires kepler space telescope
After nine years in deep space collecting data that indicate our sky to be filled with billions of hidden planets—more planets even than stars—NASA’s Kepler space...
A report by the WWF published on October 30 reveals how our actions are degrading the natural world – the very basis...
VIDEO For NASA's Kepler space telescope, the world will end in ice rather than fire.
Dust clouds that orbit Earth like moons may finally have had their existence confirmed after more than a half-century of controversy, new research finds.
NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope, which spent nine years in deep space collecting data that detected thousands of exoplanets, has run out of...
After nine years in deep space collecting data, NASA's Kepler space telescope has run out of fuel needed for further science operations. NASA has decided to retire the spacecraft within its current, safe orbit, away from Earth. Kepler...
After nine years in deep space collecting data that indicate our sky to be filled with billions of hidden planets—more planets even than stars—NASA's Kepler space telescope has run out of fuel needed for further science operations. NASA...
A decade ago, we thought our solar system was special; today, we know it's no such thing. That revolution is thanks to...
nasa s elite planet hunting kepler telescope declared dead after finding thousands of worlds
NASA's elite planet-hunting spacecraft has been declared dead, just a few months shy of its 10th anniversary.
The space telescope, which revealed a universe full of planets that might be similar to our own, is now retired.
kepler planet hunter ends operations after exhausting fuel
NASA’s Kepler spacecraft, which helped astronomers discover thousands of exoplanets since its launch nearly a decade ago, has ended operations...
After nine years of service, half a million stars surveyed, and thousands of planets discovered around those stars, NASA's astonishingly successful Kepler space telescope is finally taking a well-earned rest....
The space telescope, which revealed a universe full of planets that might be similar to our own, is now retired.
The Kepler space telescope is officially out of fuel and will hunt planets no more, NASA announced.
The Kepler space telescope has run out of fuel and will be retired after a 9-1/2-year mission in...
The spacecraft, which revealed a universe full of planets that might be similar to our own, isn't going...
Kepler mission discovered thousands of exoplanets with novel technique
The most prolific planet-hunting machine in history is dead. NASA's Kepler space telescope, which has discovered 70 percent of the 3,800 confirmed alien worlds to date, has run...
NASA's elite planet-hunting spacecraft has been declared dead, just a few months shy of its 10th anniversary.
NASA has declared its elite planet-hunting spacecraft dead
the kepler space telescope is dead
This afternoon, NASA officially bid farewell to the Kepler Space Telescope, a pioneering spacecraft that helped discover thousands of planets beyond our Solar System....
The most prolific planet-hunting machine in history is dead. NASA's Kepler space telescope, which has discovered 70 percent of the 3,800 confirmed alien worlds to date, has run out of fuel and signed off.
NASA has known that the Kepler spacecraft, its iconic planet-hunting telescope, has been running out of fuel since March, and today (Oct....
Two vastly different NASA spacecraft are about to run out of fuel: The Kepler spacecraft, which spent nine years in deep space collecting data that detected thousands of planets orbiting stars outside our solar...
The ways in which humans feed, fuel and finance our societies and economies are pushing our planet's natural systems – which support...
A ground-breaking $3.8 million instrument, used by astronomers to discover and study Earth-like planets, has been launched by a team from UNSW Sydney, The Australian National University (ANU) and Australian Astronomical Optics...
The planets so far discovered across the Milky Way are a motley, teeming multitude: hot Jupiters, gas giants, small, rocky worlds and mysterious planets larger than Earth and smaller than Neptune. As...
the surprising coincidence between two overarchieving nasa missions
Two vastly different NASA spacecraft are about to run out of fuel: The Kepler spacecraft, which spent nine years in...
NASA's Kepler spacecraft hasn't discovered quite as many potentially habitable worlds as previously thought, new results from Europe's...
rocky habitable sizing up a galaxy of planets
The planets so far discovered across the Milky Way are a motley, teeming multitude: hot Jupiters, gas giants, small, rocky...
swri team makes breakthroughs studying pluto orbiter mission
A Southwest Research Institute team using internal research funds has made several discoveries that expand the range and value of...
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How do you search for planets that look like Earth but dwell in a different solar...
kepler in safe mode again
NASA’s Kepler spacecraft has once again entered a safe mode as the aging spacecraft appears to be running out of fuel. SpaceNews.com
some planetary systems just aren t into heavy metal
Small planetary systems with multiple planets are not fans of heavy metal -- think iron, not Iron Maiden -- according...
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Researchers have discovered that compact, multiple-planet systems are more likely to form around stars that have lower amounts of heavy elements than our own Sun.
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ESA's exoplanet-characterising Cheops satellite being prepared for electromagnetic compatibility testing inside the Maxwell chamber at ESTEC, the Agency's technical heart in Noordwijk, the Netherlands.
A new type of space telescope could help find life on other planets or discover other solar systems like ours, according to a report recently carried out by the National Academies of...
A team of U.S. astronomers has discovered that small planetary systems with multiple planets...
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Mysterious straight bright stripes have been discovered on Saturn's moon Dione, says research by Planetary Science Institute Associate Research Scientist Alex Patthoff.
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A Southwest Research Institute team using internal research funds has made several discoveries that expand the range and value of a future Pluto orbiter mission. The breakthroughs define a fuel-saving orbital tour and demonstrate...
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Sixty-six million years ago, an asteroid the size of a small city smashed into the earth. This impact, the one that would...
NASA's long-suffering Kepler Space Telescope returned to sleep mode just a few days after its most recent observing campaign began, the agency said in a statement released yesterday (Oct. 23).
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Technology image of the week: ESA’s exoplanet-characterising Cheops undergoing testing in the Maxwell chamber, which recreates the infinite void of space
ultra close stars discovered inside a planetary nebula
An international team of astronomers have discovered two stars in a binary pair that complete an orbit around each other in a...
Astronomers have discovered two stars in a binary pair that complete an orbit around each other in a little over three hours, residing in the planetary nebula M3-1. Remarkably, the stars could drive a...
An international team of astronomers have discovered two stars in a binary pair that complete an orbit around each other in a little over three hours, residing in the planetary nebula M3-1. Remarkably, the...
Mars has long been thought of as dry and barren – unable to harbour life. But research over the past few years...
There's a telescope that can see thick rings of dust in distant star systems. And researchers want to use its data in a new way to...
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured a vivid image of the unbarred spiral galaxy NGC 5033. NGC 5033 is located about...
NASA has announced a call for Lunar Surface Instrument and Technology Payloads that will fly to the Moon on commercial lunar landers as early as next year or...
newly discovered house sized asteroid to fly by earth on wednesday
A house-sized asteroid detected just few days ago, designated 2018 UH1, will pass by the Earth...
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A super-Earth found in our stellar back yard
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Direct observations of a planet orbiting a star 63 light-years away
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Cosmic detective work: Why we care about space rocks
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NASA's Planet-Hunting Kepler Space Telescope Is Done. What Will Happen to It?
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