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amateur astronomer s data helps scientists discover a new exoplanet Amateur Astronomer's Data Helps Scientists Discover a New Exoplanet
ASTRO WATCH One of the candidates previously found by the Kourovka Planet Search (KPS) project turned out to be the... 1 hour
On This Day In Space! May 20, 1978: NASA Launches Pioneer Venus 1
SPACE.COM On May 20, 1978, NASA launched a spacecraft to Venus. The mission was called Pioneer-Venus 1, but it’s also known as the... 5 hours
Earth's Magnetic Field Is Drifting Westward, and Nobody Knows Why
SPACE.COM Weird, slow-moving waves in the planet's core could explain the mysterious drifting. 5 hours
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ASTRO WATCH A Yale-led research group has created the most detailed maps yet of a vast seedbed of stars similar to Earth’s... 1 day
a bolt of insight researchers make breakthrough in understanding rare lightning triggered gamma rays A Bolt of Insight: Researchers Make Breakthrough in Understanding Rare Lightning-Triggered Gamma-Rays
ASTRO WATCH In the western Utah desert, the Telescope Array sprawls across an area the size of New York City, waiting for cosmic rays. The facility... 1 day
New NASA Chief Bridenstine Says Humans Contribute to Climate Change 'in a Major Way'
SPACE.COM NASA's new administrator, Jim Bridenstine, said that he knows Earth's climate is changing, and that humans contribute to it "in... 1 day
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SPACE NEWS As NASA formally requests proposals for studies on the commercialization of low Earth orbit, another study presented at a congressional... 2 days
Back in Action? Mars Rover Curiosity to Test New Drilling Technique Saturday
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Space Jams! Astronauts and Cosmonauts Rock Out at the International Space Station
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PHYS.ORG Two nearby supernovae that exploded about 2.5 and eight million years ago could have resulted in a staggered depletion of Earth's ozone layer, leading to a variety of repercussions for life on... 2 days
NASA's Curiosity rover aims to get its rhythm back
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ASTRO WATCH By studying streams on the UK coast, experts... 3 days
How to See the Moon and Venus with 6 Degrees of Separation Tonight!
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Team makes breakthrough in understanding rare lightning-triggered gamma-rays
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On This Day In Space! May 17, 1974: NASA Launches 1st Synchronous Meteorological Satellite
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Major shifts in global freshwater
SCIENCE DAILY A new global, satellite-based study of Earth's freshwater found that Earth's wet areas are getting wetter, while dry areas are getting drier. The data suggest this pattern is due to many factors, including human water management practices, human-caused... 4 days
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NASA’s MarCO-B CubeSat Captures Earth-Moon Image
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A new map for a birthplace of stars
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Emissions of banned ozone-eating chemical somehow are rising
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New views of Sun: Two missions will go closer to our star than ever before
PHYS.ORG VIDEO As we develop more and more powerful tools to peer beyond our solar system, we learn more about... 4 days
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Are Rossby waves to blame for Earth's magnetic field drifting westward?
PHYS.ORG A doctoral student at the University of Cambridge has come up with a possible explanation for the westward drift of the Earth's magnetic field. In his... 4 days
Fossil record reveals changes in Earth's movement and rotation
PHYS.ORG Professor James Crampton from Victoria University's School of Geography, Environment, and Earth Sciences worked with a research team from GNS Science and the Universities of Wisconsin, California Riverside, and Chicago... 4 days
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SPACE.COM The largest-ever parachute bound for Mars, which will land Europe's ExoMars rover on the surface of the Red Planet in 2021, passed the first in a... 4 days
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PHYS.ORG NASA's Voyager 1 took a classic portrait of Earth from several billion miles away in 1990. Now a class of tiny, boxy spacecraft, known as CubeSats, have just taken their... 4 days
Tiny, Mars-Bound Satellite Snaps Its First Image of Earth and the Moon
SPACE.COM A tiny satellite on its way to Mars has opened its eyes and captured a view of home. 4 days
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PHYS.ORG Cloud is a tracer for a variety of significant weather changes. Cloud images obtained from satellite remote sensing are of great help to weather forecasters in... 4 days
Entangled atoms shine in unison
PHYS.ORG A team led by Austrian experimental physicist Rainer Blatt has succeeded in characterizing the quantum entanglement of two spatially separated atoms by observing their light emission. This fundamental demonstration could lead to the development of highly sensitive optical... 4 days
Football field-sized asteroid to shave by Earth
PHYS.ORG An asteroid around the size of a football field is expected to zoom by Earth on Tuesday, but at a safe distance, the US space agency said. 4 days
Worm-eating mice reveal how evolution works on islands
PHYS.ORG Australia has a bunch of kangaroo species, Madagascar has multiple species of lemurs, the Galapagos Islands have boulder-sized tortoises—islands get lots of cool animals. That's because when animals are isolated on islands,... 4 days
Researcher warns China's program 'riskiest environmental project in history'
PHYS.ORG A global expert on infrastructure says that China's plan to crisscross half of the Earth with massive transportation and energy projects is environmentally the riskiest venture ever undertaken. 4 days
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SPACE NEWS Inflight connectivity provider Global Eagle will help Telesat in design and test the operator’s low Earth orbit satellite constellation, the... 5 days
Scientists crack how primordial life on Earth might have replicated itself
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have created a new type of genetic replication system which demonstrates how the first life on Earth -- in the form of RNA -- could... 5 days
Tiny satellite's first global map of ice clouds
SCIENCE DAILY Looking at Earth from the International Space Station, astronauts see big, white clouds spreading across the planet. They cannot distinguish a gray rain cloud from a puffy white cloud. While satellites can... 5 days
Earth's Magnetic Field Is Drifting Westward, and Nobody Knows Why
LIVE SCIENCE Weird, slow-moving waves in the planet's core could explain the mysterious drifting. 5 days
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'Lost' Asteroid 2010 WC9 Makes an Unusually Close Flyby of Earth
SPACE.COM A jumbo-jet-size asteroid gave Earth a close shave today (May 15), whizzing past our planet at a safe distance of 126,000 miles (203,000 kilometers) — or... 5 days
Weird new form of nuclear matter might lie just beyond experimenters’ grasp
Science Magazine Rethink of “quark matter” also torpedoes notion of Earth-eating particles called strangelets 5 days
'Lost' Asteroid 2010 WC9 Will Make an Unusually Close Flyby of Earth Today
LIVE SCIENCE A jumbo-jet-size asteroid will give Earth a close shave today (May 15), whizzing past our planet at a safe distance of 126,000... 5 days
Scientists Just Found the Fastest-Growing Black Hole. Here's How Fast It 'Eats'
SPACE.COM Researchers have spotted the fastest-growing black hole ever found — and have seen the (thankfully) distant devourer consume a mass equivalent to Earth's sun... 5 days
Weird new form of nuclear matter might lie just beyond experimenters' grasp
Science Magazine Rethink of "quark matter" also torpedoes notion of Earth-eating particles called strangelets 5 days
'Lost' Asteroid 2010 WC9 Will Make an Unusually Close Flyby of Earth Today
SPACE.COM A jumbo-set-size asteroid will give Earth a close shave today (May 15), whizzing past our planet at a safe distance of 126,000... 5 days
Archival Data from NASA’s Galileo Mission Yield New Evidence of Water Plumes on Europa
SCI-NEWS.COM A new analysis of data collected by NASA’s... 5 days
A Pioneering NASA Satellite Just Fell to Earth After 2 Decades in Space
SPACE.COM After a lifetime spent probing the hazardous environments around black holes and neutron stars, NASA's Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer met its fate,... 5 days
Scientists crack how primordial life on Earth might have replicated itself
PHYS.ORG Scientists have created a new type of genetic replication system which demonstrates how the first life on Earth—in the form of RNA—could have replicated itself. The... 5 days
Tiny satellite's first global map of ice clouds
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Looking at Earth from the International Space Station, astronauts see big, white clouds spreading across the planet. They cannot distinguish a gray rain cloud from a puffy white cloud. While satellites can... 5 days
Electron-Shooting Carbon Nanotubes Could Improve Our Understanding of Asteroids
SPACE.COM A new NASA probe will use incredibly tiny, rolled tubes of carbon to analyze rocky objects like asteroids, which may hold chemical clues about the origin of the solar system... 5 days
Prized data, free and open to all
PHYS.ORG The first official account of the electronic Rothamsted Archive and what it offers, published today, highlights how this unique historical repository of agricultural and meteorological data, which date back to 1843, is the result... 5 days
World's fastest water heater: 100,000 degrees Celsius in less than a tenth of a picosecond
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have turned a powerful X-ray laser into the world's fastest water heater, reaching 100,000 degrees Celsius in... 5 days
Water plumes on Jupiter's moon Europa?
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists re-examining data from an old mission bring new insights to the tantalizing question of whether Jupiter's moon Europa has the ingredients to support life. The data provide independent evidence that the moon's subsurface liquid water... 5 days
Scientists use Dorset, UK, as model to help find traces of life on Mars
SCIENCE DAILY By studying a stream on the UK coast, experts have calculated how much organic matter we might find on Mars,... 5 days
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PHYS.ORG Galileo Galilei discovered Jupiter's moon Europa in 1610. More than four centuries later, astronomers are still making discoveries about its icy surface. With a diameter of almost 2,000 miles, an orbit equivalent to 3.5 Earth days and a mass about... 5 days
On This Day In Space! May 15, 1963: Last Flight of NASA's Mercury Program
SPACE.COM On May 15, 1963, NASA astronaut Gordon Cooper launched on the sixth and final crewed flight of the Mercury Program.... 5 days
China Preparing to Launch Chang'e-4 Relay Satellite May 21
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Scientists use Dorset, UK, as model to help find traces of life on Mars
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New cracks spew lava as Hawaii volcano erupts for 2nd week
PHYS.ORG Another fissure spewing lava and unhealthy gas opened up Monday on Hawaii's Big Island, and a crack in the Earth that emerged a day earlier was... 6 days
Europa's plumes make Jupiter moon a prime candidate for life
REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A new look at old data is giving scientists a fresh reason to... 6 days
Old NASA spacecraft points to new evidence of watery plumes over Europa
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SPACE.COM Mesmerizing new views from NASA's Juno spacecraft capture a colorful mosaic of swirling clouds in Jupiter's atmosphere. 6 days
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SPACE NEWS China is set to launch a relay satellite to the second Earth-moon Lagrange point May 21, in a... 6 days
New evidence for water plumes on Jupiter's moon, Europa
PHYS.ORG Scientists presented further evidence Monday for water plumes on the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa, raising hopes of probing the jets for signs of life around the second planet from... 6 days
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LIVE SCIENCE The long-simmering argument about Pluto's planethood has just flared up again. 6 days
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