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Kepler proves it can still find planets

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 04:00
The newfound planet, HIP 116454b, has a diameter of 20,000 miles, two and a half times the size of Earth.
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Signs of Europa plumes remain elusive in search of Cassini data

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 04:00
The new research shows that the jovian moon’s atmosphere is actually about 100 times less dense than previously thought.
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Chandra weighs most massive galaxy cluster in distant universe

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 04:00
Astronomers used X-ray data that, when combined with scientific models, provides an accurate weight of the cluster, which comes in at a whopping 400 trillion times the mass of the Sun.
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“Perfect storm” quenching star formation around a supermassive black hole

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 04:00
Astronomers have discovered that black holes don’t have to be nearly so powerful to shut down star formation.
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Venus Express goes gently into the night

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 04:00
During its eight-year mission, the spacecraft provided a comprehensive study of the planet’s ionosphere and atmosphere and enabled scientists to draw important conclusions about its surface.
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Rover finds active and ancient organic chemistry on Mars

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 04:00
The temporary increase in methane tells scientists there must be some relatively localized source, such as interaction of water and rock.
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NASA’s MAVEN mission identifies links in chain leading to atmospheric loss

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 04:00
The observations reveal a new process by which the solar wind can penetrate deep into a planetary atmosphere.
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“Tsunami wave” still flies through interstellar space

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 04:00
This shock wave that Voyager I is experiencing is the longest lasting wave that researchers have seen.
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Rosetta’s comet: shades of gray

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 04:00
Comet 67P looks dark gray, and in reality it’s almost as black as coal.
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Swarms of Pluto-sized objects kick up dust round adolescent Sun-like star

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 04:00
ALMA has found that the concentration of dust is much denser in the most distant regions of the disk.
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Galactic get-together has impressive light display

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 04:00
NGC 2207 and IC 2163 have hosted three supernova explosions in the past 15 years and have produced one of the most bountiful collections of super-bright X-ray lights known.
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Rosetta fuels debate on origin of Earth’s oceans

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 04:00
The water vapor on Comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko doesn’t match that found on Earth, other Jupiter-family comets, or even any known Oort Cloud comet.
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Astronomers identify gas spirals as a nursery of twin stars through ALMA observation

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 04:00
Observational results unveil, for the first time, the mechanism of the birth and growth of binary stars, which are ubiquitous throughout the universe.
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Astronomers identify gas spirals as a nursery of twin stars through ALMA observation

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 04:00
Observational results unveil, for the first time, the mechanism of the birth and growth of binary stars, which are ubiquitous throughout the universe.
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Dunes on Saturn's moon Titan need firm winds to move, experiments show

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 17:30
New research has found that previous estimates of how fast winds need to blow to move sand-size particles around on Titan are about 40 percent too low.
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NASA's Curiosity rover finds clues to how water helped shape martian landscape

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 04:00
New observations from Gale Crater suggests ancient Mars maintained a climate that could have produced long-lasting lakes at many locations on the Red Planet.
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Warm gas pours “cold water” on galaxy's star-making

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 04:00
NGC 3226 illuminates how galaxies accruing fresh gas and dust can have their stellar factories close shop, at least temporarily.
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On Pluto’s doorstep, NASA’s New Horizon’s spacecraft awakens for encounter

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 04:00
The spacecraft will begin observing the distant dwarf planet January 15 and fly by Pluto in July.
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NASA’s new Orion spacecraft completes first spaceflight test

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 19:00
The successful 4.5-hour mission tested many of the riskiest events Orion will see when it sends astronauts to an asteroid and onward toward Mars in the future.
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Dawn snaps its best-yet image of dwarf planet Ceres

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 04:00
Soon the spacecraft will reveal myriad secrets Ceres has held since the dawn of the solar system.
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