Alien rock, the second-largest ever discovered, likely fell over 4,000 years ago as part of a massive meteor.
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In 1958, at the height of the Cold War, the Air Force thought that exploding a nuclear device on the moon would inspire America and show the Russians who was boss.
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Having spent 230 days in space, a NASA astronaut is convinced that aliens are everywhere around us, and it would be arrogant to think otherwise.
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On the other hand, the fossils discovery could mean the first organisms perhaps aren’t as resistant than we thought, but that they simply evolved extraordinarily fast in just a couple hundred million years after the LHB, flipping the script on the notion that the habitability windows for planets in the universe are short and narrow.
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Unfortunately, now faced with what could be signs of water directly in its path, NASA is forced to enact strict protocols. These signs take the form of dark streaks that have been observed along the sloping terrain of Aeolis Mons (aka. Mount Sharp), which the rover has been preparing to climb. In order to prevent contamination, the rover must avoid any contact with them, which could mean a serious diversion.
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Nasa has sent a spacecraft chasing after an unexplored asteroid, in the hope that it might one day keep us from being destroyed.
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He really could have said, "One small step for a man."
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Finding Philae doesn’t just provide a sense of closure for those who thought it would be lost forever, as knowing the landing site will help mission scientists fully understand the data gathered by the probe.
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Research by Rice University Earth scientists suggests that virtually all of Earth's life-giving carbon could have come from a collision about 4.4 billion years ago between Earth and an embryonic planet similar to Mercury.
Niku, a piece of icy debris in the Kuiper Belt, has an orbit unlike almost any other object in our solar system. Why?
"The reality is that we know that this universe, that our galaxy, has billions of stars. We know that stars have planets," she said. "So the likelihood that there is life somewhere else to me is just absolutely there."
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NASA's Juno spacecraft has sent back the first-ever images of Jupiter's north pole, taken during the spacecraft's first flyby of the planet with its instruments switched on. The images show storm systems and weather activity unlike anything previously seen on any of our solar system's gas giant planets.
SINCE the concept of the universe has been established, experts and amateurs have theorised about the possibility of alien life existing outside of this planet.
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SCIENTISTS were left baffled last year when they discovered a distant star that was regularly dipping in brightness.
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LOS ANGELES — A NASA spacecraft has spied what appears to be an inactive volcano on the surface of Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. The volcano is about half as tall as Mount Everest and likely last erupted several hundred million years ago, scientists reported Thursday.
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EXCLUSIVE: A BRITISH doctor who has laid claim to the legal ownership of Mars is selling the Red Planet bit by bit for a £27million price tag - despite no one yet legally owning any of the celestial land.
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In a new explanation, however, an astrophysicist describes a scenario that could debunk the alien megastructure theory – and researchers may have found another star that fits the mold.
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On a lonely, cratered plain near the equator of dwarf planet Ceres, a mountain half the height of Everest spirals into an airless abyss. A few hundred million years ago, briny ice lavas from deep beneath the surface pushed Ahuna Mons up, freezing again as they oozed across the mountain’s rugged peak.
A team of six spent a year living in a small dome on the side of the mountain Mauna Loa to study the feasibility of human existence on the red planet
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Now the scientists of NASA’s Johnson Space centre informed that they have tested the propulsion system and it has been successful, they produced thrust in their lab from electromagnetic energy. The microwaves were made to collide in a closed container. This confirmed that it will not need any fuel for the generation of propulsion but will be powered by solar energy, having no exhaust.
The latest study by Erik Zackrisson (Uppsala University) and others, submitted to the Astrophysical Journal and published on arxiv.org, indicates that Earth may be a very special planet after all, thereby challenging the Copernican principle.
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A team of Carnegie scientists has discovered three giant planets in a binary star system composed of stellar ''twins'' that are also effectively siblings of our Sun. One star hosts two planets and the other hosts the third. The system represents the smallest-separation binary in which both stars host planets that has ever been observed. The findings, which may help explain the influence that giant planets like Jupiter have over a solar system's architecture, have been accepted for publication in The Astronomical Journal.
ESA's Planck satellite has revealed that the first stars in the Universe started forming later than previous observations of the Cosmic Microwave Background indicated. This new analysis also shows that these stars were the only sources needed to account for reionising atoms in the cosmos, having completed half of this process when the Universe had reached an age of 700 million years.
Phobos just can’t catch a break. Not only is Mars’ lumpy, crusted-over dust bunny of a moon destined to be ripped to pieces in ten million years, it seems the poor thing can’t stop punching itself.
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New research conducted by a team of astronomers, led by Simone Scaringi of the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Germany, examines peculiar dimming of a newly found young stellar object designated EPIC 204278916. The study tries to explain the nature of these dipping events observed in the object's light curve. The results were published Aug. 25 in a paper available on arXiv.org.
The solar system could be thrown into disaster when the sun dies if the mysterious 'Planet Nine' exists, according to research from the University of Warwick.
Is this star too young or too old? No one actually knows as NASA astronomers are puzzled over age of this age-defying star. Earlier, scientists believed it to be a fully grown and old star but new study suggests that the star is still under making. The star has both the sign of being young and old which is confusing the scientists.
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Last week, an international team of astronomers announced the discovery of a planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, our solar system's closest neighbor. Called Proxima b, the planet is 4.2 light years away from Earth—the closest any extrasolar planet is ever likely to be—and lies within the potentially habitable zone of its star, raising the possibility for life.
The US space agency NASA’s Cassini spacecraft that is orbiting Saturn has beamed back another beautiful image revealing bright spot on the B ring. It might seem strange to some, but NASA explained that glowing effect on the ring is due to the “opposition surge” which is making that particular area on the ring glow brightly.
These creepy galactic cold case files have stayed cold for millions and even billions of years.
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