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dailymail.co.uk — Using data from NASA's Kepler space telescope, two NASA interns and a team of amateur astronomers have found a new 'super Earth'. Roughly twice the size of Earth, and known as K2-288Bb, the new world is located within its star's habitable zone, raising hopes it could contain life. It is 226 light-…
09.01.2019 0 comments From Alex
sciencealert.com — Physicists have come up with a bold new idea to explain the enduring mystery of our expanding Universe – we might actually be living in a 'bubble' between other five-dimensional spaces. If that makes your brain hurt, don't worry, it's supposed to. But we can break this down. Our Universe as we kno…
06.01.2019 0 comments From Alex
nationalgeographic.com — In 1939, artist Charles Bittinger imagined worlds we hadn’t traveled to yet—sometimes with impressive accuracy. Earlier this week, when NASA's New Horizons spacecraft went careening past an ancient chunk of rock more than four billion miles away, science celebrated a milestone—the flyby was the f…
05.01.2019 0 comments From Alex
dailymail.co.uk — Astrophysicists at Durham University, UK, said the collision between the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) and the Milky Way will not happen for two billion years. Nearby galaxy Andromeda is on a collision course with the Milky Way   Scientists predict they will collide in approximately eight billion…
04.01.2019 0 comments From Alex
apnews.com — The spacecraft team that brought us close-ups of Pluto will ring in the new year by exploring an even more distant and mysterious world. NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft will zip past the scrawny, icy object nicknamed Ultima Thule (TOO-lee) soon after the stroke of midnight. One billion miles beyond…
28.12.2018 0 comments From Alex
sciencealert.com — All the planets in our Solar System have their charms, but few are as flashy and iconic as Saturn's glorious rings. But, like everything in the Universe, they're not going to last forever - and now planetary scientists have discovered that they're disappearing at an incredibly fast rate. Well, fast…
19.12.2018 0 comments From Alex
mashable.com — There's something orbiting the sun, way, way beyond the distant realm of Pluto. A team of astronomers recently spotted the farthest-known object in the solar system using a telescope atop Hawaii's lofty Mauna Kea, and announced the discovery on Monday. The object, formally called "2018 VG18" but n…
18.12.2018 0 comments From Alex
foxnews.com — Evidence for Planet Nine continues to mount, but there may be a good reason why scientists have yet to find it – it may be hiding. Full Article >>
04.09.2018 0 comments From Alex
deccanherald.com — Data from the exoplanet-hunting Kepler Space Telescope and the Gaia mission indicates that many of the known planets may contain as much as 50 per cent water. (NASA file photo for representation. Via AFP) Full Article >>
20.08.2018 0 comments From Alex
iflscience.com — NASA‘s New Horizons spacecraft has helped scientists study a mysterious phenomenon at the edge of the Solar System, where particles from the Sun and interstellar space interact. This region, about 100 times further from the Sun than Earth, is where uncharged hydrogen atoms from interstellar space m…
16.08.2018 0 comments From Alex