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Cooking up Alien Atmospheres on Earth  ASTRO WATCH · 17 hours
Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, are cooking up an alien atmosphere right here on Earth. In a new study, JPL... more
NASA Lab Creates Exoplanet Atmosphere on Earth  Gadgets 360 · 1 day
To understand conditions of exoplanets, NASA researchers have created the atmosphere of a super-hot planet outside our solar system, here on Earth. more
Students ‘strike for climate’ across the United States  THE VERGE · 4 days
Students across the country walked out of school and into the streets today to demand that the adults running the... more
No Man’s Sky ‘Beyond’ overhauls multiplayer and social features  Windows Central · 4 days
The game keeps on getting better and better! No Man's Sky is a science fiction adventure set across an infinite universe, in which every star is the light of a... more
Cooking up alien atmospheres on Earth  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, are cooking up an alien atmosphere right here on Earth. In a new study, JPL scientists used a high-temperature "oven" to heat a mixture of hydrogen and... more
What's new on Amazon Prime Video in April 2019  Windows Central · 4 days
Bosch is back one more time, as is The Tick. And it's The Bug Diaries that many folks are waiting for. Ah, springtime. The time of year when we cast... more
Floating ideas for an airlock near the Moon  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Assembly of a new habitable structure near the moon, known as the Gateway, is scheduled to begin in 2023. The international project will allow humans to explore farther than ever before and... more
Strong planetary magnetic fields like Earth's may protect oceans from stellar storms  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A study by scientists at ANU on the magnetic fields of planets has found that most planets discovered in other solar systems are unlikely... more
Massive Twin Star Snuggles Close to Its Stellar Sibling  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
Astronomers have discovered a binary star system with the closest high-mass young stellar objects ever measured, providing a... more
Cheops in the Clean Room  ASTRO WATCH · 7 days
The copper-colored baffle cover of ESA's Characterising Exoplanet Satellite, Cheops, is seen in the clean room at Airbus Defence and Space Spain, Madrid.After completing spacecraft testing,... more
Image: Cheops in the clean room  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The copper-coloured baffle cover of our Characterising Exoplanet Satellite, Cheops, in the clean room at Airbus Defence and Space Spain, Madrid. more
Kepler Space Telescope's first exoplanet candidate confirmed  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
An international team of astronomers announced the confirmation of the first exoplanet candidate identified by NASA's Kepler Mission. more
Exoplanet watcher  ESA · 1 week
Space Science Image of the Week: After completing final tests, our exoplanet satellite Cheops is ready for flight more
'Goldilocks' stars may be 'just right' for finding habitable worlds  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study finds a particular class of stars called K stars, which are dimmer than the Sun but brighter than the faintest stars, may be particularly promising... more
'Goldilocks' stars may be 'just right' for finding habitable worlds  nanowerk · 2 weeks
A new study finds a particular class of stars called K stars, which are dimmer than the Sun but brighter than the faintest stars, may be particularly promising... more
'Goldilocks' stars may be 'just right' for finding habitable worlds  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists looking for signs of life beyond our solar system face major challenges, one of which is that there are hundreds of billions of stars in our galaxy... more
Chances for life expand when passing stars push binaries together  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Planetary systems can be harsh environments in their early history. Now astronomers find one positive of this tumultuous period; a model looks at how the habitable zone --... more
Asteroid the size of six city blocks has a (tiny) chance of hitting Earth - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
The large space rock, which measures about a kilometer in diameter, temporarily became a top priority... more
Chances for life expand when passing stars push binaries together  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Planetary systems can be harsh environments in their early history. The young worlds orbit suns in stellar nurseries, clusters of stars where violent encounters are commonplace. None of... more
Astronomers Confirm Kepler’s First Exoplanet Candidate: Kepler-1658b  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
A decade after its launch and months after its mission ended, glimmers of data detected by NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope in 2009... more
El Capitan-size asteroid has a (tiny) chance of hitting Earth - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
The large space rock temporarily became a top priority for astronomers who track potentially hazardous objects. more
The first planet Kepler spotted has finally been confirmed 10 years later  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 weeks
Astronomers had dismissed the first exoplanet candidate spotted by the Kepler space telescope as a false alarm. more
Kepler Space Telescope's first exoplanet candidate confirmed, ten years after launch  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
An international team of astronomers, led by University of Hawaiʻi graduate student Ashley Chontos, announced the confirmation of the first exoplanet candidate identified by NASA's Kepler... more
Virtual reality adds to tourism through touch, smell and real people's experiences  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Back in 2001, an acquaintance who worked for Lonely Planet told me about a surprise discovery. The travel guide business had an audience of... more
The case of the over-tilting exoplanets  nanowerk · 2 weeks
For almost a decade, astronomers have tried to explain why so many pairs of planets outside our solar system have an odd configuration -- their orbits seem to have been pushed apart by a powerful unknown... more
The Case of the Over-tilting Exoplanets  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
For almost a decade, astronomers have tried to explain why so many pairs of planets outside our solar system have an odd configuration —... more
The case of the over-tilting exoplanets  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
For almost a decade, astronomers have tried to explain why so many pairs of planets outside our solar system have an odd configuration -- their orbits seem to have been pushed apart by a powerful unknown... more
The case of the over-tilting exoplanets  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
For almost a decade, astronomers have tried to explain why so many pairs of planets outside our solar system have an odd configuration—their orbits seem to have been pushed apart by a powerful unknown mechanism. Yale... more
Complex life might require a very narrow habitable zone  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Since the Kepler Space Telescope was launched into space, the number of known planets beyond the solar system (exoplanets) has grown exponentially. At present, 3,917 planets have been confirmed in... more
Discovering a brown dwarf binary star with microlensing  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Brown dwarfs are stars less massive than the sun and unable to burn hydrogen. They comprise (at least in mass) a bridge between planets and stars, and astronomers think that they form... more
Scientists find first evidence of huge Mars underground water system - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
The first evidence for a planet-wide underground water system will help aid future missions in our hunt for life on Mars. more
Mysterious 'Planet Nine' Is Probably 5 to 10 Times the Size of Earth  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
There could be a planet hiding out on the distant frontiers of our solar system. Astronomers have published new details about what... more
ESO’s Ganymede Telescope Captures Its First-Light Image: NGC 6902  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Ganymede, one of the four robotic telescopes at ESO’s newest planet-hunting SPECULOOS Observatory, has obtained its first engineering... more
Astronomers Invite Public to Help Name Jupiter’s New Moons  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
In 2018, Carnegie Institution for Science astronomer Scott Sheppard and colleagues discovered twelve new moons orbiting Jupiter. The... more
TESS Discovers Pair of Warm Giant Exoplanets  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Astronomers using data from NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) have discovered two ‘warm’ gas giants orbiting a nearby dwarf star. The... more
New NASA telescope could discover 1,400 new planets  Sky News · 3 weeks
A new NASA telescope which academics say "will give humans the largest, deepest, clearest picture of the universe since the Hubble Space Telescope" could find up to 1,400 new planets, according to... more
How scientists are piecing together the history of the moon  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In the solar system's early days, a first Earth is thought to have been pulverised by a planet that scientists call Theia. We don't know what it was... more
Tiny Neptune Moon May Have Broken from Larger Moon  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
Astronomers call it "the moon that shouldn't be there." After several years of analysis, a team of planetary... more
NASA-NOAA satellite provides wide view of Tropical Cyclone Oma  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
When you look at a Tropical Cyclone Oma from space, you'll get a sense of its massive size. While orbiting the Earth, NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a look at... more
An exoplanet with an 11-hour orbit  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) was launched on April 18 of last year with the primary objective of discovering transiting planets smaller than Neptune around stars bright enough for spectroscopic investigations of their masses and... more
LO­FAR Ra­dio Tele­scope Re­veals Secrets of Solar Storms  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
An international team of scientists led by a researcher from Trinity College Dublin and University of Helsinki announced a major... more
China’s blockbuster The Wandering Earth is coming to Netflix  THE VERGE · 4 weeks
Netflix has acquired the streaming rights for The Wandering Earth, China’s first science fiction blockbuster, which has earned... more
Tiny Neptune moon spotted by Hubble may have broken from larger moon  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
After several years of analysis, a team of planetary scientists using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has at last come up with an explanation for... more
Habitable Zone Planet Finder enables discovery of planets around cool stars  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A new astronomical spectrograph provides the highest precision measurements to date of infrared signals from nearby stars, allowing astronomers to detect planets capable of having liquid... more
Habitable zone planet finder enables discovery of planets around cool stars  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A new astronomical spectrograph built by a Penn State-led team of scientists provides the highest precision measurements to date of infrared signals from nearby stars, allowing... more
NIST ‘Astrocomb’ Opens New Horizons for Planet-Hunting Telescope  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
The hunt for Earth-like planets, and perhaps extraterrestrial life, just got more precise, thanks to record-setting starlight measurements made possible... more
Citizen scientist finds ancient white dwarf star encircled by puzzling rings  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
The oldest and coldest known white dwarf -- an Earth-sized remnant of a sun-like star that has died -- could be the first known white dwarf... more
'Astrocomb' opens new horizons for planet-hunting telescope  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
The hunt for Earth-like planets, and perhaps extraterrestrial life, just got more precise, thanks to record-setting starlight measurements made possible by the 'astrocomb.' more
Ringed White Dwarf Spotted 145 Light-Years Away  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
Professional astronomers and volunteers working with the Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 citizen science project have spotted the oldest and coldest known white... more
Northern Red Sea coral reefs may survive a hot, grim future  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
As the outlook for coral reefs across a warming planet grows grimmer, scientists in Israel have discovered a rare glimmer of hope: The corals of the... more
Northern Red Sea coral reefs may survive a hot, grim future  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
As the outlook for coral reefs across a warming planet grows grimmer than ever, scientists in Israel have discovered a rare glimmer of hope more
'Astrocomb' opens new horizons for planet-hunting telescope  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The hunt for Earth-like planets, and perhaps extraterrestrial life, just got more precise, thanks to record-setting starlight measurements made possible by a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) "astrocomb." more
Scientists Discover Exotic Spiraling Electrons  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
Rutgers University’s Professor Girsh Blumberg and colleagues have discovered an exotic form of electrons that spin like planets. Named chiral surface excitons, it consists of particles... more
Citizen scientists invited to join quest for new worlds  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 project re-launches this week, with a call to volunteer citizen scientists to join the search for cold worlds near the Sun. With its newly revamped... more
Great white shark genome decoded  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The great white shark is one of the most recognized marine creatures on Earth, generating widespread public fascination and media attention, including spawning one of the most successful movies in Hollywood history. This shark possesses notable characteristics, including... more
Exotic spiraling electrons discovered by physicists  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Rutgers and other physicists have discovered an exotic form of electrons that spin like planets and could lead to advances in lighting, solar cells, lasers and electronic displays. more
Energetic particles can bombard exoplanets  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
TRAPPIST-1 is a system of seven Earth-sized worlds orbiting an ultra-cool dwarf star about 120 light-years away. The star, and hence its system of planets, is thought to be between five-to-ten billion years old, up to twice as... more
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