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NASA rover findings point to a more Earth-like martian past

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 03:00
Researchers found high levels of manganese oxides by using a laser-firing instrument on the rover.
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How researchers used a simulated universe to learn more about real black holes

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 03:00
To dig to the bottom of the LIGO merger, researchers at Durham University created a universe.
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NASA extends Hubble Space Telescope science operations contract

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 03:00

The agency awarded a sole source contract extension to the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy for continued Hubble science operations support at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore.

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New dark spots appear on Neptune's cloud layers

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 03:00
Hubble spied a new feature on the dark blue ice giant.
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Here's why Juno is taking a deep, dangerous dive into Jupiter's magnetic fields

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 03:00
To accomplish its mission, NASA's new Jupiter probe needs to put itself on the line dozens of times.
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Qatar exoplanet project announces the discovery of three new exoplanets

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 03:00
The three new hot Jupiters are the first discovered by Qatar since 2011.
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We now know a little about the stars that made gravitational wave black holes

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 03:00
What formed the black holes that formed detected gravitational waves?
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Astronomers watched a black hole gobble a star in unprecedented detail

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 03:00
Black holes are a giant X-ray beacon ... and an X-ray telescope caught one in the act.
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An ocean for Pluto and a thinner ice shell on Enceladus

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 03:00
Plenty of good news for our ocean worlds!
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A never-before-seen magnetar nebula was just discovered

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 03:00
The most powerful magnets in the universe are caught red-handed with a cloud of debris from the supernova that birthed them.
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Salts on Mars could pose unseen hazards to explorers

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 03:00
It may leave some water on Mars, but could be toxic to humans living there.
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Electric winds turn Venus into even more of a hellscape

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 03:00
While the lower levels are already bone dry, electric winds make sure the upper atmosphere stays cooked too.
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A young super-Neptune offers clues to the origin of close-in exoplanets

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 03:00
A team of astronomers has confirmed the existence of a young planet approximately 5 times the size of Earth.
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Astrophysicists release new study of one of the first stars

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 03:00
In all likelihood, the first stars that formed in the Milky Way will never be directly observed.
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A bevy of unexpected gas giants hide in a nearby star cluster

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 03:00
The denser environment in a cluster will cause more frequent interactions between planets and nearby stars, which may explain the excess of hot Jupiters.
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A planet burning hotter than a small star is on a death spiral

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 03:00
A young giant sun cooks its planet hotter than some stars.
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Small asteroid is Earth’s constant companion

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 03:00
Researchers’ calculations indicate 2016 HO3 has been a stable quasi-satellite of Earth for almost a century.
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It may take 1500 years to meet E.T.

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 17:00
It is highly probable that the human race will hear from aliens, but it may not be for a while.
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What do the stars look like from Mars?

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 12:30
The Mars-like deserts of the American Southwest are some of Earth’s most iconic stargazing grounds. Far from pestering city lights and free from regular cloud cover, they provide a starry-skied sanctuary for lovers of the night. So, it would stand to reason that the deserts of Mars itself would be even more idyllic. After all, there’s no light pollution and cloud cover is hard to come by. And to some degree, that’s true. It doesn’t get much darker than nighttime on the Re
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Could dark matter really be first generation black holes?

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 11:30
One physicist believes LIGO-like black holes could be the "missing mass" long sought by particle physicists. Not everyone is so sure.
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