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Europe Sets Priorities for Hunting Cosmic Particles

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 05:00
Club of physics funding agencies pushes for projects including a neutrino observatory in the Mediterranean Sea

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Arecibo Telescope Wins Reprieve from U.S. Government

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 10:30
National Science Foundation will look for partners to provide extra financial support for Puerto Rico facility

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Interstellar Message Beamed to Nearby Exoplanet

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:15
The radio signal directed at a world 12 light-years away included music and math lessons from Earth

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Through a Gas, Darkly: Scientists Trace the Origins of Earth's Antimatter

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:00
Dark matter, rather than pulsars, may be behind an excess of antimatter bombarding our planet

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Hazy Skies Cool Down Pluto

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 09:30
Complex chemistry in the dwarf planet’s upper atmosphere may explain one of its biggest mysteries

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Meet 'Oumuamua, the First-Ever Asteroid from Another Star

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 09:15
An interstellar space rock seen hurtling through the solar system now has a name

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Put Space Cat On a Pedestal

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 14:11
A campaign calls for the creation of a statue to recognize Félicette, the first cat to be sent into to space.  

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A Visual Guide to the Search for Exoplanets

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 10:30
This infographic highlights the diversity of our closest stellar neighbors and the planets they host

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New Planet on the Block May Be Habitable

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 08:30
The Earth-mass world orbits a dim, quiet star just 11 light-years away

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A Saudi Heroine, a Big Score and the First City on the Moon

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 04:00
The Martian author Andy Weir’s much-anticipated new novel Artemis takes place in and around an Earth colony overlooking the moon’s Sea of Tranquility

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NASA's Next Mars Lander Zooms toward Launch

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 03:45
The InSight mission will take the planet’s temperature—and help prepare for eventual human exploration

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Exoplanets Lurking in Dusty Disks Reveal Their Secrets

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 08:30
A new mathematical model suggests planets interact with these structures in complex ways

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Come On And Zoom (Through the Universe)

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 18:19
Caleb Scharf, director of Columbia University’s Astrobiology Center talks about his latest book, The Zoomable Universe: An Epic Tour Through Cosmic Scale, From Almost Everything to Almost...

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First Flight of NASA's Largest Rocket May Be Delayed Until 2020

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 04:00
The agency’s Space Launch System is intended to take astronauts to the Moon and beyond

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How to Watch the Taurid Meteor Shower This Weekend

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 10:00
Sunday night is probably the best time to catch the celestial fireworks

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Bizarre Supernova Defies Understanding

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 04:15
Supernovas are thought to be the explosive deaths of stars. So what happens when one is found repeating?

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Watch Live Today: Unveiling the Fabric of the Universe, One Fundamental Question at a Time

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 11:00
Particle physicist Pauline Gagnon will discuss the importance of fundamental research to society during a live Webcast tonight at 7 P.M. Eastern time

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Nearby Exoplanets Invigorate Search for E.T.

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 19:52
SETI pioneer Jill Tarter and Berkeley researcher Dan Werthimer talk about how the discovery of nearby exoplanets is inspiring new efforts to gain info about these galactic neighbors.    

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A Porous Core May Heat the Ocean of Enceladus

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 12:00
Study suggests the internal ocean could remain warm for billions of years

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Earth's Nearest Neighbor May Harbor More Planets

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 10:00
Cold dust observed around Proxima Centauri suggests the presence of hidden worlds

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