On Wednesday, a team of astronomers announced they had discovered a planet orbiting Proxima Centauri — and that the planet is rocky, has a mass similar to Earth’s and sits in the “goldilocks” zone where liquid water could exist on its surface.
Posted: 8/24/2016 4:28:51 PM Reads: 9 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.thestar.com Category: Space
Scientists are mulling a variety of ways to hunt for life on Saturn's icy, ocean-harboring moon Enceladus.
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"As the sun disappears behind the moon the ground suddenly cools, just like at sunset," Giles Harrison, a meteorology professor at Reading, explained in a news release. "This means warm air stops rising from the ground, causing a drop in wind speed and a shift in its direction, as the slowing of the air by the Earth's surface changes."
Posted: 8/23/2016 6:04:44 PM Reads: 130 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.upi.com Category: Space
Space boffins are set to announce they have discovered a planet orbiting Proxima Centauri – the closest neighbouring star to the Sun. The new so-called “exoplanet” is rumoured to be similar to Earth – and may even be habitable.
Posted: 8/23/2016 6:57:09 AM Reads: 174 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.dailystar.co.uk Category: Space
In addition to a planet's distance from its parent star, another factor may be key in determining its habitability — its internal temperature during its formative years.
Posted: 8/22/2016 3:10:09 PM Reads: 77 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.ibtimes.com Category: Space
Black holes that are smaller than a human hair may be hurtling through space — and they just might just solve the mystery of dark matter.
Posted: 8/19/2016 6:43:24 PM Reads: 185 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.businessinsider.com Category: Space
Future factories in space could be used to launch large structural sections to build space stations.
Posted: 8/18/2016 5:25:39 PM Reads: 163 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: theconversation.com Category: Space
The flash of light had been identified as a supernova remnant, but new observations by North Carolina State University have shown it could not have been this particular star.
Posted: 8/18/2016 12:50:47 PM Reads: 172 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.dailymail.co.uk Category: Space
A new Mars rover is likely to be launched by NASA in 2020 with the aim to explore a region that may contain remains of ancient microbial life according to scientists.
Posted: 8/17/2016 12:25:31 PM Reads: 86 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.azooptics.com Category: Space
On March 17, 2015, an interplanetary shock created by a coronal mass ejection triggered the greatest geomagnetic storm of the preceding decade.
Posted: 8/17/2016 11:41:00 AM Reads: 95 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.dailymail.co.uk Category: Space
If you look in enough places, eventually you’ll find something profoundly strange. That’s been a reliable rule of thumb through the history of science, and last year it proved dramatically true again for astronomer Tabetha Boyajian. While digging through data from NASA’s Kepler space telescope, which has been monitoring 150,000 stars for signs of orbiting planets, she realized that one of these things is not like the others.
Posted: 8/16/2016 3:23:46 PM Reads: 131 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: blogs.discovermagazine.com Category: Space
Whitmire claims Planet Nine’s passage through a rock-laden area called the Kuiper Belt is responsible for the “extinction events.” Conspiracy theorists in the ’80s and ’90s previously claimed a red dwarf planet called Nibiru or Nemesis, which orbits too close to Earth every 36,000 years, was behind the events.
Posted: 8/15/2016 12:34:04 PM Reads: 320 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: thedailycoin.org Category: Space
According to reports, astrophysicists plan to announce they've discovered an Earth-like planet orbiting our nearest neighboring star.
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“I hope everyone has buckled their seatbelts because the outer solar system just got a lot weirder.” That’s what Michele Bannister, an astronomer at Queens University, Belfast tweeted on Monday. She was referring to the discovery of a TNO or trans-Neptunian object, something which sits beyond Neptune in the outer solar system.
Posted: 8/10/2016 4:56:52 PM Reads: 297 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.newscientist.com Category: Space
Twenty years ago, NASA scientists and their colleagues announced they had spotted possible signs of Mars life in a meteorite. The claim ignited a scientific controversy that lingers to this day.
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“We are now adding focus and specifics on the deep space habitats where humans will live and work independently for months or years at a time, without cargo supply deliveries from Earth.”
Posted: 8/10/2016 11:31:03 AM Reads: 108 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: factor-tech.com Category: Space
Scientists hoping to find signs of Martian life on the surface of the Red Planet may not be in luck. Any evidence of life could have been destroyed in a meteor impact, according to research published in Scientific Reports, an online open access scientific mega journal published by the Nature Publishing Group.
Posted: 8/8/2016 8:39:07 PM Reads: 175 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.theregister.co.uk Category: Space
All the action was captured live and in color by spacecraft. Here's what it looked like — and what's going on.
Posted: 8/7/2016 9:06:37 PM Reads: 235 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: blogs.discovermagazine.com Category: Space
Black holes are doors to other parts of the universe, according to a new study. But you wouldn’t ever get to come back. Anyone who managed to get through one of the mysterious doors would end up “spaghettified”, and stretched out like a long strand of pasta, according to the research. They’d get squished back down to size once they reached the other side, but it’s unlikely they’d be alive to see it.
Posted: 8/6/2016 1:16:38 AM Reads: 185 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.independent.co.uk Category: Space
Caltech astronomer Ben Montet and Joshua Simon of the Carnegie Institute measured the light from the star that Kepler recorded during its four-year mission.
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Nothing even resembling this structure has ever been seen on any other planet ... in the entire universe.
Posted: 8/4/2016 7:31:03 PM Reads: 157 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.businessinsider.com Category: Space
NASA has announced it will destroy a $1 billion spacecraft just in case aliens exist. The Juno probe, which began orbit on July 4, was sent into space to teach NASA more about Jupiter. It was originally launched in 2011 and only recently reached Jupiter’s orbit, however already it’s already uncovered many of Jupiter’s previously hidden treasures.
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In the tens of thousands of photos returned by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, the interior of Ceres isn't visible. But scientists have powerful data to study Ceres' inner structure: Dawn's own motion.
Our galaxy has a huge, gaping void inside of it that nobody had spotted before. Scientists claim that our understanding of the Milky Way needs a re-evaluation after an international team found a region at the centre of our own galaxy that has no young stars. The Milky Way is made up of many billions of stars, including our Sun. We sit about 26,000 light years from its centre.
Posted: 8/3/2016 4:10:32 PM Reads: 148 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.independent.co.uk Category: Space
Delicate space nets. Probes landing with the force of a bomb. Ice-burrowing tunnellers. These are a few of the robots poised to grab the baton from NASA’s Cassini orbiter in the search for alien life on Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus.
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The great attractor is not an object but instead a point in the centre of the supercluster of galaxies in which our Milky Way sits, Dr Paul Sutter, an astrophysicist at Ohio State University, said.
Posted: 8/1/2016 6:47:03 PM Reads: 124 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.dailymail.co.uk Category: Space
Black holes twist space like taffy and create vortexes of gravitational force, a new study suggests. The discovery solves a 30-year-old mystery about black holes.
Posted: 7/30/2016 3:34:14 PM Reads: 128 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.space.com Category: Space
As more people gain access to space, criminal acts will seed a new kind of law and order.
Posted: 7/29/2016 8:26:14 PM Reads: 139 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.seeker.com Category: Space
What was the bright light seen across California, Utah, and Nevada tonight? Was it a UFO or a meteor? Matt Holt, who took the video, said that the debris was filmed in Utah valley and appeared to in the south, moving to the east, and disappearing over the Wasatch front mountain range.
Researchers from Boston University's (BU) Center for Space Physics report today in Nature that Jupiter's Great Red Spot may provide the mysterious source of energy required to heat the planet's upper atmosphere to the unusually high values observed.