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First Cloudy Alien Planet Spotted From Earth

Call it cloudy with a low chance of meatballs. The alien world Kepler-7b — a very reflective world in big telescopes — has clouds in its upper atmosphere. And scientists have actually been able to map those out, despite the planet’s great distance from Earth (at least 1,000 light-years away.)<p>It’s …

Universe

Scientists Unravel Secrets of Monster Black Hole at Center of Milky Way

Supermassive black hole last erupted two million years ago, and will again.<p><b>For years astronomers have been puzzled as to why our Milky Way galaxy's "volcano"—a supermassive black hole (SMBH) at its core—is dormant today.</b><p>It seems the answer may simply be that we didn't catch the cosmic …

Brazilian Hacker Hits 14 NASA Websites

Starting last Tuesday, 14 subdomains of NASA went down.<p>One of them, dedicated to the Kepler mission that searches for habitable exoplanets, had an …

NASA Captures Epic 'Frog Photo' During Spacecraft Launch

NASA is noted for its incredible photography of space, earth and our farthest reaches of the known Universe.<p>They're less known for Photobombing.<p>But …