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Newly Discovered Super-Earth Exoplanet May Harbour Alien Life, Study Claims  Gadgets 360 · 7 hours
Barnard b (or GJ 699 b) is a super-Earth with a minimum of 3.2 Earth masses. It orbits its red star every 233 days near the snow-line, a... more
The first suspected exomoon may remain hidden for another decade  SCIENCE-NEWS · 1 day
The discoverers of the first evidence for a moon orbiting a planet around a distant star are still trying to confirm the object’s existence. more
Weird Star System's Planet-Forming Disk Goes Vertical Like a Ferris Wheel  SPACE.COM · 2 days
Planet-forming disks of material typically orbit around the equators of stars, but now scientists have discovered such rings can go dramatically awry and encircle the poles... more
Discovery casts doubt on cell surface organization models  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Like planets, the body's cell surfaces look smooth from a distance but hilly closer up. A new article describes implications, unknown to date, of the way data from cell surfaces are normally... more
Discovery casts doubt on cell surface organization models  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Like planets, the body's cell surfaces look smooth from a distance, but contoured closer up. An article published in Communications Biology describes previously unknown implications of the way data from cell surfaces... more
New discovery casts doubt on plasma membrane models  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Like planets, the body's cell surfaces look smooth from a distance but hilly closer up. An article published in Communications Biology describes implications, unknown to date, of the way data from cell... more
Potential for Primitive Life on Icy Barnard b Super-Earth Planet  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
Barnard b (or GJ 699 b) is a recently discovered Super-Earth planet orbiting Barnard’s Star, making... more
Giant Pattern Discovered in the Clouds of Venus  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
A Japanese research group has identified a giant streak structure among the clouds covering planet Venus based on observation from... more
Massive Exoplanet Found within Binary Star System  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
Astronomers using data from NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope have discovered a planet roughly twice the size of Earth orbiting a star in... more
Barnard's Star Planet May Not Be Too Cold for Life After All  SPACE.COM · 6 days
One of Earth's nearest exoplanet neighbors, the planet orbiting Barnard's Star, may still have a chance at hosting life, despite its frigid temperatures. more
Nearby Barnard's Star hosts an icy planet with new hope for alien life - CNET  CNET · 6 days
It's not the nearest exoplanet, but it may have the best chance of being lively on at least... more
Giant pattern discovered in the clouds of planet Venus  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A Japanese research group has identified a giant streak structure among the clouds covering planet Venus based on observation from the spacecraft Akatsuki. The team also revealed the origins of... more
A new, potentially inhabitable super-Earth  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Researchers at the University of Oviedo, in collaboration with the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) have discovered and characterized a planet in the habitability zone of a red dwarf star. It was detected using the method of... more
Giant pattern discovered in the clouds of planet Venus  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Astronomers have identified a giant streak structure among the clouds covering planet Venus based on observation from the spacecraft Akatsuki. The team also revealed the origins of this structure using... more
Mysterious Blobs Around M-Dwarf Stars May Be Bad News for Alien Life  SPACE.COM · 6 days
The sort of small, young, active stars that have become most exciting to astronomers looking for exoplanets may actually push away precisely what could... more
Astronauts who spend several months on spaceflight have lasting effects on paraspinal muscles  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Astronauts who spend several months on the International Space Station have significant reductions in the size and density of paraspinal muscles of... more
Long-duration space missions have lasting effects on spinal muscles  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Astronauts who spend several months on the International Space Station have significant reductions in the size and density of paraspinal muscles of the trunk after returning to Earth, reports a... more
TESS Discovers Its Third New Planet, with Longest Orbit Yet  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, TESS, has discovered a third small planet outside our solar system,... more
NASA's Kepler helps amateurs spot unusual new planet in 'Goldilocks zone' - CNET  CNET · 1 week
Citizen scientists spot K2-288Bb, an exoplanet that algorithms missed, and it might be in just the right spot to host alien life. more
Citizen scientists find new world with NASA telescope  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Using data from NASA's Kepler space telescope, citizen scientists have discovered a planet roughly twice the size of Earth located within its star's habitable zone, the range of orbital distances where liquid... more
TESS Discovers Its Third Small Exoplanet: Sub-Neptune HD 21749b  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered its third small exoplanet, named HD 21749b. The discovery will... more
Distant, Possibly Habitable Planet Spotted by Citizen Scientists  SPACE.COM · 1 week
Citizen scientists unveiled a distant exoplanet that is believed to be roughly twice the size of Earth and located within its star's habitable zone. more
Citizen scientists spot unusual planet in habitable 'Goldilocks zone' - CNET  CNET · 1 week
With help from NASA's Kepler, amateurs spot K2-288Bb, an exoplanet that algorithms missed, and it might be in just the right spot to host alien life. more
Citizen Scientists Find New World with Kepler Telescope  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
Using data from NASA's Kepler space telescope, citizen scientists have discovered a planet roughly twice the size of Earth located... more
Less than a year after launch, TESS is already finding bizarre worlds  SCIENCE-NEWS · 1 week
The TESS exoplanet hunter has spotted eight confirmed worlds in its first four months, and several of them are really weird. more
Nature's magnifying glass reveals unexpected intermediate mass exoplanets  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Astronomers have found a new exoplanet that could alter the standing theory of planet formation. With a mass that's between that of Neptune and Saturn, and its location beyond the 'snow line'... more
Unusual super-Earth in 'Goldilocks zone' spotted by citizen scientists - CNET  CNET · 1 week
Amateurs spot K2-288Bb, an exoplanet that algorithms missed, and it might be in just the right spot to host alien life. more
Young planets orbiting red dwarfs may lack ingredients for life  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Rocky planets orbiting red dwarf stars may be bone dry and lifeless, according to a new study using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Water and organic compounds, essential for... more
TESS rounds up its first planets, snares far-flung supernovae  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has found three confirmed exoplanets, or worlds beyond our solar system, in its first three months of observations. more
Rare super-Earth in 'Goldilocks zone' spotted by citizen scientists - CNET  CNET · 1 week
Amateurs spot K2-288Bb, an exoplanet that algorithms missed, and it might be in just the right spot to host alien life. more
Nature's magnifying glass reveals unexpected intermediate mass exoplanets  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Astronomers have found a new exoplanet that could alter the standing theory of planet formation. With a mass that's between that of Neptune and Saturn, and its location beyond the "snow line"... more
How to Tune a Star System: Alien World Complicates Harmony of Multiplanet System  SPACE.COM · 1 week
Researchers have identified a sixth planet orbiting the first star system discovered by the crowdsourcing project Exoplanet Explorers, a system with a... more
Researchers develop miniaturized nuclear magnetic resonance for oil and gas exploration  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Donhee Ham, Gordon McKay Professor of Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics, has been awarded $1.7 million from the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy... more
Weird 'Sub-Neptune' Exoplanet Discovered by NASA (And It May Not Be Alone)  SPACE.COM · 1 week
NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered a 'sub-Neptune' planet orbiting the star HD 21749, which lies about 53 light-years from Earth. more
NASA's TESS Planet Hunting Satellite Discovers Third New Exoplanet  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
The new planet named HD 21749b, orbits a bright, nearby dwarf star about 53 light years away in the constellation Reticulum. more
Scientists pleased with TESS exoplanet mission  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
As the first discoveries from a new NASA exoplanet mission start rolling in, project officials are planning for the first in what they hope... more
TESS discovers its third new planet, with longest orbit yet  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, TESS, has discovered a third small planet outside our solar system, scientists report. more
Weird 'Sub-Neptune' Exoplanet Discovered by NASA Space Telescope  SPACE.COM · 1 week
NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered a 'sub-Neptune' planet orbiting the star HD 21749, which lies about 53 light-years from Earth. more
TESS discovers its third new planet, with longest orbit yet  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, TESS, has discovered a third small planet outside our solar system, scientists announced this week at the annual American Astronomical Society meeting in... more
TESS discovers its third new planet, with longest orbit yet  MIT · 1 week
Measurements indicate a dense, gaseous, “sub-Neptune” world, three times the size of Earth. more
On This Day in Space! Jan. 1, 1801: Giuseppe Piazzi Discovers Ceres  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
On January 1, 1801, a Sicilian astronomer named Giuseppe Piazzi discovered the dwarf planet Ceres orbiting the sun between Mars and Jupiter. See how... more
The Most Fascinating Exoplanets of 2018  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
In 2018, exoplanet scientists feasted on data from a nearby ice ball, the first exoplanet baby picture, a majority-metal blob the size of Earth and the home planet of a "Star Trek" fan favorite — not... more
Cloud Constellation lines up $100 million investment  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
A startup designing a constellation of orbiting cloud data centers has arranged a $100 million investment from Hughes China Holdings Company Limited... more
Astronomers Obtain Sharpest Ever Image of R Aquarii  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Astronomers using the Spectro-Polarimetric High-contrast Exoplanet Research (SPHERE) instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope have captured dramatic details of the... more
A New Class of 'Light' Super-Earth May Be Heavy in Rubies and Sapphires  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
A newfound kind of super-Earth alien planet might glitter with rubies and sapphires, a new study finds. more
Baby star's fiery tantrum could create the building blocks of planets  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A massive stellar flare on a baby star has been spotted by astronomers, shedding light on the origins of potentially habitable exoplanets. more
New insights into pion condensation and the formation of neutron stars  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
In 1973, Russian physicist A.B. Migdal predicted the phenomenon of pion condensation above a critical, extremely high—several times higher than that for normal matter— nuclear density.... more
Baby star's fiery tantrum could create the building blocks of planets  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A massive stellar flare on a baby star has been spotted by University of Warwick astronomers, shedding light on the origins of potentially habitable exoplanets. more
Sapphires and Rubies in the Sky  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
Researchers at the Universities of Zurich and Cambridge have discovered a new, exotic class of planets outside our solar system. These super-Earths were formed... more
Sapphires and rubies in the sky  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Researchers at the Universities of Zurich and Cambridge have discovered a new, exotic class of planets outside our solar system. These so-called super-Earths were formed at high temperatures close to their host star and contain high... more
Farout Discovered, a Pink Dwarf Planet That's the Most Distant Object in the Solar System  Gadgets 360 · 4 weeks
Scientists have discovered the most distant object known in our solar system, so remote and unusual they chose... more
Mile-Wide Potentially Hazardous Asteroid 2003 SD220 to Swoosh by Earth on Saturday  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
A potentially hazardous asteroid (PHA), designated 2003 SD220 (or 163899), is expected to fly by the Earth on Saturday, December 22, at around 1:04... more
Sapphires and rubies in the sky  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Researchers have discovered a new, exotic class of planets outside our solar system. These so-called super-Earths were formed at high temperatures close to their host star and contain high quantities of calcium, aluminium and their oxides... more
Sapphires and rubies in the sky  nanowerk · 4 weeks
Astrophysicists have discovered a new, exotic class of planets outside our solar system. These super-Earths were formed at high temperatures close to their host star and contain high quantities of calcium, aluminum and their oxides ?... more
Dwarf planet is the most distant solar system object we’ve ever observed  THE VERGE · 4 weeks
Astronomers have spotted a new object that’s the most distant ever discovered in our solar system— a dwarf planet that’s roughly four times farther... more
Astronomers Discover the Most-distant Solar System Object Ever Observed  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
A team of astronomers has discovered the most-distant body ever observed in our Solar System. It is the... more
Solar system's most distant object is 'Farout' pink dwarf planet  REUTERS · 4 weeks
Scientists have discovered the most distant object known in our solar system, so remote and unusual... more
Saturn’s Rings are Disappearing at Rapid Pace  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
A team of planetary researchers from the United States and the United Kingdom has discovered that Saturn’s rings are younger than previously... more
MuSCAT2 to find Earth-like planets in the TESS era  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A Japan-Spain team has developed a powerful 4-color simultaneous camera named MuSCAT2 for the 1.52-m Telescopio Carlos Sánchez at the Teide Observatory, Canaries, Spain. The instrument aims to find a... more
Pink micro-planet discovered by astronomers  Sky News · 4 weeks
Astronomers have discovered the most distant body in the solar system, a pink micro-planet which has been nicknamed "Farout". more
Astronomers spot solar system's farthest object  Sky News · 4 weeks
Astronomers have discovered the most distant body in the solar system, a pink micro-planet which has been nicknamed "Farout". more
Outer solar system experts find 'far out there' dwarf planet  PHYS.ORG · 1 month
A team of astronomers has discovered the most-distant body ever observed in our Solar System. It is the first known Solar System object that has been detected at... more
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