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A buried lake on Mars excited and baffled scientists  SCIENCE-NEWS · 21 minutes
Planetary scientists are still trying to explain how a lake could have formed beneath a kilometer and a half of Martian ice. more
Astronomers Discover Icy Neptune-Sized Exoplanet: K2-263b  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 hour
Astronomers have discovered a frozen exoplanet nearly the size of Neptune orbiting the quiet G9-type dwarf star K2-263. The newfound alien world, named K2-263b,... more
Roscosmos Says 3-Hour Manned Flights to ISS to Begin in 18 Months  Gadgets 360 · 1 hour
Manned flights to the International Space Station (ISS) under an ultra-fast three-hour scheme involving circling the Earth twice will begin in a year and... more
What's the Weather On Mars? How NASA's Insight Lander Will Find Out.  SPACE.COM · 2 hours
NASA's new Mars lander isn't quite ready to probe the Red Planet's interior yet, but it's starting to get the lay of the land... more
Evergreen comet  ESA · 5 hours
Comet 46P/Wirtanen, the original target of ESA’s Rosetta mission, is visiting our skies this December more
Rare-earth elements discovered in Georgia kaolin mines, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
The high-density minerals in the Georgia kaolin mines are potential sources of rare-earth elements, including the heavy rare-earth elements that are in high demand for many important uses and are... more
Is increasing artificial light at night a danger to coral reefs?  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
The potentially damaging effects of manmade light at night on the reproduction of reef corals is the subject of new research involving Ocean and Earth Science... more
NASA's Insight Lander on Mars Spotted from Space  LIVE SCIENCE · 23 hours
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter photographed the InSight lander, as well as the hardware that helped the stationary robot ace its Nov. 26 touchdown on the equatorial plain known as Elysium Planitia. more
Comet 46P/Wirtanen Passes by Earth  ASTRO WATCH · 1 day
A special visitor is crossing the sky this December: Comet 46P/Wirtanen, sighted with telescopes and binoculars in recent weeks, is on the way to its closest... more
Laser-pointing system could help tiny satellites transmit data to Earth  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A new laser-pointing platform developed at MIT may help launch miniature satellites into the high-rate data game. more
December comet brings back Rosetta memories  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A special visitor is crossing the sky: Comet 46P/Wirtanen, sighted with telescopes and binoculars in recent weeks, is on the way to its closest approach to Earth this weekend, when it might become visible to the... more
A new neptune-size exoplanet  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The remarkable exoplanet discoveries made by the Kepler and K2 missions have enabled astronomers to begin to piece together the history of the Earth and to understand how and why it differs from its diverse exoplanetary cousins. Two still outstanding... more
Surviving one of Earth's most extreme environments  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Even in Earth's most inhospitable environments, life has taken hold. more
Comet 46P/Wirtanen to Make Closest Approach to Earth in Over Four Centuries  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
On Sunday, December 16, 2018, comet 46P/Wirtanen will make a close pass of Earth. The comet will be at its closest distance to our... more
Geminid Meteor Shower Wows Skywatchers  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
The Geminid meteor shower peaked around the mornings of December 13 and 14, 2018, wowing skywatchers around the world. Although this shower favors Earth’s Northern Hemisphere,... more
Awesome Photos! The Geminid Meteor Shower of 2018 in Pictures  SPACE.COM · 2 days
In mid-December 2018, the 2018 Geminid meteor shower peaked in what was the best meteor shower of the year. See amazing photos of the 2018 Geminids in our... more
How to See Ghostly Green Comet 46P/Wirtanen Fly by Earth This Weekend  SPACE.COM · 2 days
You can expect a ghostly green blob to grow brighter in the sky near Orion in the coming days, as Comet 46P/Wirtanen makes its... more
The Rubber Ducky Comet Blasted a Magnetic Path Through Space  SPACE.COM · 2 days
Rosetta's comet sent a magnetic shock wave screaming out in front of it, blazing a trail through the stellar wind. And scientists just found it. more
Geminid Meteor Shower 2018: It's Not Too Late to Catch a 'Shooting Star'!  SPACE.COM · 3 days
The Geminid meteor shower has already peaked — but you still have time to try to catch sight of what will likely... more
Shrinking 'hot Neptune' could explain how other Earth-size planets form - CNET  CNET · 3 days
Astronomers spy quickly evaporating planet GJ 3470b, which could help solve an odd mystery about distant worlds. more
Wild shrinking planet could explain how other Earth-size worlds form - CNET  CNET · 3 days
Astronomers spy quickly evaporating planet GJ 3470b, which could help solve an odd mystery about distant worlds. more
Surviving one of Earth’s most extreme environments  MIT · 3 days
New research finds a unique component of cell membranes in an archaea species conveys protection against acidic surroundings. more
See a passing comet this Sunday  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
On Sunday, Dec. 16, the comet known as 46P/Wirtanen will make one of the 10 closest comet flybys of Earth in 70 years, and you may even be able to see it without a telescope. more
Hubble Finds Fast-Evaporating Warm Neptune: GJ 3470b  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
Extrasolar ‘Neptunes’ are exoplanets with masses and radii similar to those of the ice giants in the Solar System. In 2015, astronomers... more
Mercury from thawing permafrost ending up in Arctic waterways, study finds  CBC · 3 days
As permafrost in the North thaws, it’s releasing record levels of mercury into Arctic... more
Juno Mission Halfway to Jupiter Science  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
On Dec. 21, at 8:49:48 a.m. PST (11:49:48 a.m. EST) NASA's Juno spacecraft will be 3,140 miles (5,053 kilometers) above Jupiter's cloud tops and... more
NASA will explore a hostile space rock for New Year's video - CNET  CNET · 3 days
Fasten your Kuiper Belts! NASA's New Horizons mission is zooming past Pluto to learn about the origins of the solar system. more
Mars InSight Lander Seen in First Images from Space  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
On Nov. 26, NASA's InSight mission knew the spacecraft touched down within an 81-mile-long (130-kilometer-long) landing ellipse on... more
Mercury from melting permafrost ending up in Arctic waterways, study finds  CBC · 3 days
As permafrost in the North melts, it’s releasing record levels of mercury into Arctic... more
Laser-pointing system could help tiny satellites transmit data to Earth  MIT · 3 days
Platform offers the precision that shoebox-sized CubeSats need to beam down hefty data packets. more
Computing the origin of life  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
As a principal investigator in the NASA Ames Exobiology Branch, Andrew Pohorille is searching for the origin of life on Earth, yet you won't find him out in the field collecting samples or in a laboratory conducting experiments... more
Video: Enjoying the Geminids from above and below  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
On the night of December 13, into the morning of December 14, 2018, tune into the night sky for a dazzling display of fireballs. Thanks to the International Space Station, this sky... more
'Smoking Gun' Planet: This Neptune-Size Alien World Is Evaporating in Record Time  SPACE.COM · 3 days
A gaseous alien world is evaporating at a record rate, shedding considerable light on an exoplanet mystery, a new study reports. more
See Mars Near the Moon in the Night Sky Tonight! Here's How.  SPACE.COM · 3 days
The moon lights the way to the Red Planet tonight (Dec. 14) as the two objects make a close approach to each other in... more
December comet brings back Rosetta memories  ESA · 3 days
A special visitor is crossing the sky: Comet 46P/Wirtanen, sighted with telescopes and binoculars in recent weeks, is on the way to its closest... more
Mars InSight lander seen in first images from space  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
On Nov. 26, NASA's InSight mission knew the spacecraft touched down within an 81-mile-long (130-kilometer-long) landing ellipse on Mars. Now, the team has pinpointed InSight's exact location using images from... more
Mount Triglav  ESA · 3 days
Earth observation image of the week: the Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over Mount Triglav in Slovenia more
Mars InSight lander seen in first images from space  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
On Nov. 26, NASA's InSight mission knew the spacecraft touched down within an 81-mile-long (130-kilometer-long) landing ellipse on Mars. Now, the team has pinpointed InSight's exact location using images from... more
Tangled magnetic fields power cosmic particle accelerators  nanowerk · 3 days
Scientists find a new way to explain how a black hole's plasma jets boost particles to the highest energies observed in the universe. The results could also prove useful for fusion and accelerator research... more
In search of missing worlds, Hubble finds a fast evaporating exoplanet  nanowerk · 3 days
Astronomers have used Hubble to nab a second 'very warm' Neptune (GJ 3470b) that is losing its atmosphere at a rate 100 times faster than that... more
ALMA Campaign Provides Unprecedented Views of the Birth of Planets  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
Astronomers have cataloged nearly 4,000 exoplanets in orbit around distant stars. Though the discovery of these... more
2018 Geminid meteor shower, bright comet team for super sky show - CNET  CNET · 4 days
The 2018 display of "shooting stars" and a close space snowball flyby could make for some epic nights of skywatching this week. more
Tumblr’s back in the App Store following porn ban announcement  TechCrunch · 4 days
Tumblr is back. Sort of. The social blogging platform reappeared on Apple’s App Store this week, some three weeks after being pulled over child pornography concerns. Ten days... more
Chang'e-4 Spacecraft Enters Lunar Orbit  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
China's Chang'e-4 probe decelerated and entered the lunar orbit Wednesday, completing a vital step on its way to make the first-ever soft landing on the far... more
Virgin Galactic completes crewed space test, more flights soon  REUTERS · 4 days
A Virgin Galactic rocket plane reached space on Thursday and returned safely to the California desert, capping years... more
Asteroid no longer expected to smack Earth in eight years - CNET  CNET · 4 days
Oh, you didn't hear about the impending disaster? Don't worry, it's all cleared up now. more
The annual PornHub year in review tells us what we’re really looking at online  TechCrunch · 4 days
PornHub, a popular site that features people in various stages of undress, saw 33.5 billion visits in 2018. There are... more
HI-SEAS Receives NASA Grant to Complete Research  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
NASA has approved a restart of a $1-million grant to the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Hawaiʻi Space Exploration Analog and Simulation... more
NASA spots Mars InSight lander from space - CNET  CNET · 4 days
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter snapped the newest machine on Mars. You can even see the solar panels. more
NASA's Insight Lander on Mars Spotted from Space!  SPACE.COM · 4 days
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter photographed the InSight lander, as well as the hardware that helped the stationary robot ace its Nov. 26 touchdown on the equatorial plain known as Elysium Planitia. more
Virgin Galactic completes manned space test, more flights soon  REUTERS · 4 days
A Virgin Galactic rocket plane reached space on Thursday and returned safely to the California desert, capping years... more
Here's the Weather Forecast for the 2018 Geminid Meteor Shower  SPACE.COM · 4 days
For those hoping to get a glimpse of tonight's Geminid meteor shower, the weather across the United States will either be very good or very bad. more
Hubble Space Telescope Will Track Comet 46P/Wirtanen As It Flies Close by Earth  SPACE.COM · 4 days
A comet is set to pass close to Earth this weekend, providing a treat for skywatchers — and for astronomers hoping to... more
Earth Defense Force 5 Review  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
Earth Defense Force 5 for the PS4 has more bugs than every game in this generation put together and that’s not a bad thing. more
Hubble finds far-away planet vanishing at record speed  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The speed and distance at which planets orbit their respective blazing stars can determine each planet's fate—whether the planet remains a longstanding part of its solar system or evaporates into the universe's... more
Google Doodle Celebrates the Geminid Meteor Shower of 2018 (And It's ADORABLE!)  SPACE.COM · 4 days
The 2018 Geminid meteor shower peaks overnight tonight (Dec. 13) and Google is celebrating the celestial light show with a Google Doodle that is... more
ALMA Captures Stunning Views of Protoplanetary Disks  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have conducted one of the deepest surveys ever of protoplanetary disks — quasi-steady circumstellar... more
Metro Exodus goes gold, release date pushed forward  Windows Central · 4 days
Metro Exodus features a lot of different biomes this time around. Metro Exodus is a post-apocalyptic first-person shooter which has garnered a lot of interest in recent months. The game is a... more
After a 1.2 billion-mile journey, a reward: There is water on the asteroid Bennu  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Nineteen years ago, scientists discovered an asteroid oscillating between the orbits of Earth and Mars. In 2013, they mapped it,... more
Emission targets: If there's a (political) will, there's a way  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
It seems like a day doesn't pass without the release of yet another study that shows human actions will inevitably increase the Earth's average temperature past a tipping... more
An astronaut returns to Earth  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst will return to Earth alongside NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Russian cosmonaut Sergei Prokopiev on 20 December. After more than six months living and working on the International Space Station, their Soyuz is expected... more
Where did the hot Neptunes go? A shrinking planet holds the answer  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
'Where did the hot Neptunes go?' This is the question astronomers have been asking for a long time, faced with the mysterious absence of... more
Geminid Meteor Shower 2018: When, Where & How to See It  SPACE.COM · 4 days
The Geminid meteor shower peaks the night of Dec. 13-14. This guide tells you the best times and places to see these shooting stars (no equipment... more
How chickens became the ultimate symbol of the Anthropocene  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
We are living on the planet of the chickens. The broiler (meat) chicken now outweighs all wild birds put together by three to one. It is the most numerous vertebrate... more
Living on Mars: Team to lead simulation facility mission  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The air may be breathable and the location is on planet Earth, but for two weeks a multidisciplinary team of Purdue students and alumni will eat, sleep, work and live... more
We have a Christmas comet: How to spot interplanetary comet 46P/Wirtanen  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
We're in for a pre-Christmas treat this weekend, as the cosmos entertains us with two equally exciting gifts: the Geminid meteor shower and the interplanetary comet... more
Biologists shed new light on the diversity of natural selection  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
For nearly 100 years, biologists have argued about how exactly natural selection can possibly work. If nature selects the individuals with the best genes, then why aren't all... more
On This Day in Space! Dec. 13, 2012: Chinese Spacecraft Flies by Asteroid Toutatis  SPACE.COM · 4 days
On Dec. 13, 2012, a Chinese spacecraft flew by the asteroid Toutatis. See how it happened in our On This... more
Geminid Meteor Shower and Shining Comet 46P/Wirtanen Star in Slooh Webcast: How to Watch  SPACE.COM · 4 days
The Geminid meteor shower will provide a shining backdrop for the approach of Comet 46P/Wirtanen on Thursday (Dec. 13), shortly... more
Dwarf Planet Ceres Has Carbon-Rich Surface, Study Suggests  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
The surface of the dwarf planet Ceres may contain several times the concentration of carbon than is present in the... more
Look Up! Gleaming Geminid Meteor Shower of 2018 Peaks Tonight  SPACE.COM · 4 days
Head for dark, clear skies tonight — overnight Dec. 13-14 — to see the shooting stars of the Geminid Meteor Shower overhead. more
Auroras, Lightning and Rings of Jupiter Amaze in Surprising NASA Juno Photos  SPACE.COM · 4 days
Its main job is to spot the stars, but an ultrasensitive navigation camera on NASA's Juno spacecraft is returning amazing images of Jupiter's rings,... more
Mars InSight's 'Mole' Should Start Burrowing into the Red Planet Next Month  SPACE.COM · 4 days
NASA's Mars InSight lander has settled into its new home on Elysium Planitia and is preparing to deploy its instruments — and if all... more
Photos from Japan space rovers show rocky asteroid surface  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Japan's space agency says more than 200 photos taken by two small rovers on an asteroid show no signs of a smooth area for the planned touchdown of a spacecraft... more
Photos from Japan space rovers show rocky asteroid surface  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Japan's space agency says more than 200 photos taken by two small rovers on an asteroid show no signs of a smooth area for the planned touchdown of a spacecraft... more
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