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nationalgeographic.com — New evidence deepens a mystery around the Hubble constant, one of the most important numbers in cosmology. The universe is expanding faster today than it did in its infancy, a difference that has set off a search to understand what cosmic forces could be at play. If confirmed, the changing rate—whi…
26.04.2019 0 comments From Alex
universetoday.com — Looking to the future, NASA and other space agencies have high hopes for the field of extra-solar planet research. In the past decade, the number of known exoplanets has reached just shy of 4000, and many more are expected to be found once next-generations telescopes are put into service. And with s…
17.03.2019 0 comments From Alex
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
space.com — If you're a fan of really big numbers that don't actually tell you much about the world, Clemson University astrophysicist Marco Ajello has a great one for you: 4 x 10^84. That's the total number of photons that have successfully escaped from stars and the dust that surrounds them into space over t…
30.11.2018 0 comments From Alex
aljazeera.com — Salty water just below the surface of Mars could hold enough oxygen to support the kind of microbial life that emerged and flourished on Earth billions of years ago, researchers reported. In some locations, the amount of oxygen available could even keep alive a primitive, multicellular animal such …
23.10.2018 0 comments From Alex
space.com — In an astronomical first, four gigantic planets have been detected around a very young star, a new study reports.  The star in question is CI Tau, which lies about 500 light-years from Earth. CI Tau is just 2 million years old and is still surrounded by a swirling clump of dust and gas known as a p…
17.10.2018 0 comments From Alex
peoplearea.com — NASA published the first official photo taken with the new space telescope TESS, which was launched on April 18, 2018 by SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket for high elliptical orbit. TESS is an abbreviation of Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite. It should help in searching for exoplanets, or planets simila…
21.09.2018 0 comments From Alex
wired.com — For decades, some of the atomic matter in the universe had not been located. Recent papers reveal where it’s been hiding. Astronomers have finally found the last of the missing universe. It’s been hiding since the mid-1990s, when researchers decided to inventory all the “ordinary” matter in the cos…
17.09.2018 0 comments From Alex
phys.org — The reason Pluto lost its planet status is not valid, according to new research from the University of Central Florida in Orlando. In 2006, the International Astronomical Union, a global group of astronomy experts, established a definition of a planet that required it to "clear" its orbit, or in ot…
08.09.2018 0 comments From Alex