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China’s blockbuster The Wandering Earth is coming to Netflix  THE VERGE · 16 hours
Netflix has acquired the streaming rights for The Wandering Earth, China’s first science fiction blockbuster, which has earned... more
Tiny Neptune moon spotted by Hubble may have broken from larger moon  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 hours
After several years of analysis, a team of planetary scientists using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has at last come up with an explanation for... more
Habitable Zone Planet Finder enables discovery of planets around cool stars  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
A new astronomical spectrograph provides the highest precision measurements to date of infrared signals from nearby stars, allowing astronomers to detect planets capable of having liquid... more
Habitable zone planet finder enables discovery of planets around cool stars  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
A new astronomical spectrograph built by a Penn State-led team of scientists provides the highest precision measurements to date of infrared signals from nearby stars, allowing... more
NIST ‘Astrocomb’ Opens New Horizons for Planet-Hunting Telescope  ASTRO WATCH · 1 day
The hunt for Earth-like planets, and perhaps extraterrestrial life, just got more precise, thanks to record-setting starlight measurements made possible... more
Citizen scientist finds ancient white dwarf star encircled by puzzling rings  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The oldest and coldest known white dwarf -- an Earth-sized remnant of a sun-like star that has died -- could be the first known white dwarf... more
'Astrocomb' opens new horizons for planet-hunting telescope  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The hunt for Earth-like planets, and perhaps extraterrestrial life, just got more precise, thanks to record-setting starlight measurements made possible by the 'astrocomb.' more
Ringed White Dwarf Spotted 145 Light-Years Away  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
Professional astronomers and volunteers working with the Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 citizen science project have spotted the oldest and coldest known white... more
Northern Red Sea coral reefs may survive a hot, grim future  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
As the outlook for coral reefs across a warming planet grows grimmer, scientists in Israel have discovered a rare glimmer of hope: The corals of the... more
Northern Red Sea coral reefs may survive a hot, grim future  ABC NEWS · 2 days
As the outlook for coral reefs across a warming planet grows grimmer than ever, scientists in Israel have discovered a rare glimmer of hope more
'Astrocomb' opens new horizons for planet-hunting telescope  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The hunt for Earth-like planets, and perhaps extraterrestrial life, just got more precise, thanks to record-setting starlight measurements made possible by a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) "astrocomb." more
Scientists Discover Exotic Spiraling Electrons  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
Rutgers University’s Professor Girsh Blumberg and colleagues have discovered an exotic form of electrons that spin like planets. Named chiral surface excitons, it consists of particles... more
Citizen scientists invited to join quest for new worlds  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 project re-launches this week, with a call to volunteer citizen scientists to join the search for cold worlds near the Sun. With its newly revamped... more
Great white shark genome decoded  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The great white shark is one of the most recognized marine creatures on Earth, generating widespread public fascination and media attention, including spawning one of the most successful movies in Hollywood history. This shark possesses notable characteristics, including... more
Exotic spiraling electrons discovered by physicists  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Rutgers and other physicists have discovered an exotic form of electrons that spin like planets and could lead to advances in lighting, solar cells, lasers and electronic displays. more
Energetic particles can bombard exoplanets  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
TRAPPIST-1 is a system of seven Earth-sized worlds orbiting an ultra-cool dwarf star about 120 light-years away. The star, and hence its system of planets, is thought to be between five-to-ten billion years old, up to twice as... more
Catching the world in a box  ESA · 7 days
The rapid evolution of Egypt’s Nile Delta over the last four years, as viewed from ESA’s Proba-V microsatellite. Think of it as a small... more
Carbonaceous chondrites provide clues about the delivery of water to Earth  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
An international study led by researchers from the Institute of Space Sciences, from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya... more
Image: Visualization of orbital space debris  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
This Valentine's Day, look to the skies at night and you'll see stars twinkling, a glistening Moon and perhaps even an orbiting science lab passing by, the International Space Station. more
Van Allen Probes Begin Final Phase of Exploration in Earth's Radiation Belts  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
Two tough, resilient, NASA spacecraft have been orbiting Earth for the past six and a half years, flying repeatedly through a hazardous zone of... more
Van Allen probes begin final phase of exploration in Earth's radiation belts  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Two tough, resilient, NASA spacecraft have been orbiting Earth for the past six and a half years, flying repeatedly through a hazardous zone of... more
Kepler's final image  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
On October 30th, 2018, after nine years of faithful service, the Kepler Space Telescope was officially retired. With nearly 4000 candidates and 2,662 confirmed exoplanets to its credit, no other telescope has managed to teach us more about the worlds... more
Newly Discovered House-Sized Asteroid Flies By Earth  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
A newly detected house-sized asteroid, designated 2019 CB2, flew by the Earth on Sunday, February 10, at around 1:20 UTC. The space... more
Here's the magnificent last view NASA's Kepler Space Telescope ever saw - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
The prolific planet finder went to sleep for good last year, but captured one final view before saying goodnight. more
Mars: What We Know About the Red Planet  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Learn about planet Mars’ atmosphere, water supply and the possibility to support life, plus, findings from the Mars exploration rover mission. more
ESA's Mars rover has a name – Rosalind Franklin  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The ExoMars rover that will search for the building blocks of life on the Red Planet has a name: Rosalind Franklin. The prominent scientist behind the discovery of the structure... more
Mysterious Blobs Around These Small Stars May Be Bad News for Alien Life  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
The sort of small, young, active stars that have become most exciting to astronomers looking for exoplanets may actually push away precisely... more
Last Light: Here's the Final View from NASA's Planet-Hunting Kepler Space Telescope  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
The Kepler Space Telescope found thousands of planets around other stars by documenting their telltale flickers before it ran out of fuel last fall... more
Massive collision in the planetary system Kepler 107  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Two of the planets which are orbiting the star Kepler 107 could be the result of an impact similar to that which affected the Earth to produce the moon. more
Tour alien worlds with new multimedia treats  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Explore the plethora of planets outside our solar system with new multimedia experiences from NASA's Exoplanet Exploration Program (ExEP). In addition to a new Exoplanet Travel Bureau poster celebrating a molten world called 55... more
Video: Jupiter odyssey  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
ESA's Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, Juice, is set to embark on a seven-year cruise to Jupiter starting May 2022. The mission will investigate the emergence of habitable worlds around gas giants and the Jupiter system as an archetype for the... more
Study of Two Exoplanets Offers Unique Insight Into How Planets Are Formed  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Scientists have discovered that exoplanets Kepler-107b and Kepler-107c might offer a unique insight into how worlds are formed. more
Chinese satellite captures moon and Earth like you've never seen them - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
A Chinese lunar orbiter grabbed an epic shot of our planet and its natural satellite, as seen from behind the moon. more
Giant impacts caused by interplanetary collisions  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Astronomers have found fresh evidence for significant planetary diversity within a single exoplanet system, suggesting that giant high-speed collisions are partly responsible for planetary evolution. more
Exoplanet imaginarium  ESA · 2 weeks
Imagine the alien worlds ESA will investigate with its three generations of exoplanet missions more
A space rock collision may explain how this exoplanet was born  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 weeks
Simulations suggest a planet roughly 2,000 light-years away formed when two space rocks collided, supporting the idea that such events are universal. more
Super-Earth Smackdowns May Explain Diverse Worlds  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Crashing a giant space rock into a young planet can strip off some or all of its atmosphere, creating a wealth of different types of worlds. more
Super-Earth Smackdowns May Explain Diverse Worlds  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
Crashing a giant space rock into a young planet can strip off some or all of its atmosphere, creating a wealth of different types of worlds. more
Missing Link in Planet Evolution Found  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
For the first time ever, astronomers have detected a 1.3 km radius body at the edge of the Solar System. Kilometer sized bodies like... more
Earth's continental nurseries discovered beneath mountains  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Earth is the only known planet with continents, and scientists are offering up new evidence that Earth's continental crust formed deep below mountainous continental arcs like the Andes. more
Missing-link in planet evolution found  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
For the first time ever, astronomers have detected a 1.3 km radius body at the edge of the Solar System. Kilometer sized bodies like the one discovered have been predicted to exist for more than 70 years. These... more
Missing-link in planet evolution found  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
For the first time ever, astronomers have detected a 1.3 km radius body at the edge of the solar system. Kilometer-sized bodies like the one discovered have been predicted to exist for more than 70 years. These objects... more
Earth's Oldest Rock Found on the Moon  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
Scientists discover what may be Earth’s oldest rock in a lunar sample returned by the Apollo 14 astronauts. The research about this... more
Newly Discovered House-Sized Asteroid 2019 AA10 Flies By Earth  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
A newly discovered house-sized asteroid, known as 2019 AA10, flew by the Earth on Saturday, January 26, at... more
Oppy Rover Logs 15 Years on Mars  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
NASA's Opportunity rover began its 16th year on the surface of Mars on Thursday. The rover landed in a region of the... more
Where is Earth's Submoon?  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
“Can moons have moons?” This simple question—asked by the four-year old son of Carnegie’s Juna Kollmeier—started it all. Not long after this initial bedtime query, Kollmeier was coordinating... more
Can Moons Have Submoons?  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
Saturn’s moons Titan and Iapetus, Jupiter’s moon Callisto, Earth’s Moon, and the recently-discovered extrasolar moon Kepler 1625b-i are capable of hosting their own moons (submoons), according to study... more
Ant Attack! Insects Swarm Australian Ring-Hunting Telescope  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
Astronomy may focus on the stars, but occasionally something happens to bring it back down to Earth — like a swarm of insects shorting out their telescope. more
Planetary collision that formed the moon made life possible on Earth  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Most of Earth's life-essential elements probably arrived with the planetary collision that produced the moon. Petrologists now conclude Earth most likely received the bulk of its... more
DARPA prototype reflectarray antenna offers high performance in small package  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
DARPA's Radio Frequency Risk Reduction Deployment Demonstration (R3D2) is set for launch in late February to space-qualify a new type of membrane reflectarray antenna. The antenna, made of... more
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Kepler's final image
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Van Allen probes begin final phase of exploration in Earth's radiation belts
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ESA’s Mars rover has a name – Rosalind Franklin
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Video: Jupiter odyssey
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Giant impacts caused by interplanetary collisions
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A new trailer for The Wandering Earth shows off a desperate plan to save the planet
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