astronomy

Dark Matter: New Data on The Real Fifth Element

UCI physicists confirm possible discovery of fifth force of nature ...

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Newly Discovered Circumbinary Exoplanet Resembles Tatooine

Largest crowdsource astronomy network helps confirm discovery of 'Tatooine' planet ...

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Can You See Your House? The Atlas of Light Pollution

Where is the worst artificial skyglow? An atlas of light pollution enlightens us....

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The Beauty of the Bubble Nebula – New Hubble Images

On it's 26th birthday, the Hubble Space Telescope relays back images of the spectacular Bubble Nebula...

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The Last Man on the Moon

Gene Kernan was the last man on the moon. This is his epic but deeply personal story of fulfillment, love and loss....

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Is This Thing On? Scientists Propose New Method for Finding Extraterrestrial Life

Researchers suggest a way of searching for weak signals from beyond Earth...

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The Celestial Time Capsule is Your Chance to Send a Message into Space

Artistic space odyssey to broadcast people's messages to the stars ...

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Want Lightspeed Internet? You need NASA’s integrated-photonics modem

NASA engineers tapped to build first integrated-photonics modem ...

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What’s 570 billion times brighter than our sun? The Millisecond Magnetar

Astronomers study what may be the most powerful supernova ever seen...

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Guaranteed New Year Weight-Loss, Effortlessly

Astronomers find new way to measure the pull of gravity at the surface of distant stars...

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Spuds in Space: How to (Really) Grow Potatoes on Mars

Crop harvested under Red Planet conditions will set course for Martian farming...

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How Extreme Space Weather Could Ruin Your Rail Journey

Ensuring readiness in case of space weather events ...

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Your Magneto-Jet Awaits, Sir. Powerful magnetic fields in Nature

Simulation shows key to building powerful magnetic fields ...

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Looking for Habitable Exoplanets? Search for the Pale Orange Dot

Early Earth's haze may give clue to habitability elsewhere in space ...

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Rain Getting You Down? On Mars, it’s Acid Fog

While Mars doesn't have much in the way of Earth-like weather, it does evidently share one kind of weird meteorology: acid fog....

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Moonrock, Starstuff and Syd: the Stunning Jewellery of Ian Barrett

You have to go a long way to get the best fossils and meteorites, or you can buy Ian Barrett's Jurassic Jewellery ...

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Free Alcohol! Comet Lovejoy’s Interstellar Booze Cruise

Researchers catch Comet Lovejoy giving away alcohol ...

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But Will There Be Fjords? The New Earths Yet to be Built

Most earth-like worlds have yet to be born, according to theoretical study ...

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Stretching Your Spacelegs for a Landing on Mars: NASA’s Workout

Assault courses on Mars? NASA studies physical performance after spaceflight...

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Staging a Skyfall : How to Bring Down a Satellite

Controlled Skyfall - How to get rid of a satellite after its retirement ...

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Magnetosphere Waves Look Perfectly Surfable

Magnetosphere waves : two recently published papers highlight these shapely waves at the boundaries of near-Earth space....

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Forget Life on Mars, Is There Volcanism on Venus?

The observation of hotspots by Venus Express, combined with the geologic mapping from Venera and Magellan, make a strong case for a volcanically active Venus...

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Where do Supermassive Quasars get Supermassive Quasar Fuel?

Energy for quasars comes from supermassive black holes inside the cores of distant galaxies. But where do the supermassive black holes get their fuel?...

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Black holes: Killers, or benign copy machines?

Proponents of the firewall theory take an all-or-nothing approach to complementarity. Without perfection, they say, there can only be fiery death....

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Hubble looks into the galactic past

Eight unusual looped structures orbit their host galaxies and glow in a bright and eerie goblin-green hue...

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Breaking the Galactic Speed Record

The white dwarf is thought to have turned into a 'thermonuclear supernovae' and exploded...

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Ideological Fractals, Elite Conspiracies and Hard Rock. Starset UK dates

t’s been a while since we’ve had a proper concept album. Startset look set to change that with Transmissions, exploring a glorious widescreen premise of alien intelligences and...

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Will We Cope With Martian Flu?

Spaceflight may be associated with a process of accelerated aging of the immune system....

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Two New Earthlike Planets Found

Astronomers identify two planets that are the most similar to Earth of any known exoplanets to date. Report...

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