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NASA’s TESS spacecraft launches to begin its exoplanet search

After a two-day delay, the planet-hunting TESS telescope successfully launched into a clear blue sky at Cape Canaveral at 6:51 p.m. EDT on April …

Exoplanets

60-Second Astro News: Tech Advances for Exoplanet Hunters

A mini-satellite demonstrates exoplanet-hunting technology, a superconducting camera tests its abilities to image exoplanets, and bad news for life …

Science

Robot bees on Mars — NASA funding a swarm of drones to explore the Red Planet

The Curiosity Rover has done its share of exploring Mars by land, but now, NASA is looking to take to the skies above the Red Planet. A team of …

Mars

One Galaxy Cluster, Through Hubble's Eyes, Can Show Us The Entire Universe

Galaxy clusters, like the massive one captured here by Hubble, PLCK G004.5-19.5, impress not just for their looks, but for their science.<p>Out there in the depths of space, collections of thousands of galaxies have formed over billions of years from gravity’s relentless pull.<p>These are the largest …

Universe

El telescopio espacial TESS, a la caza de nuevos exoplanetas

Este lunes (16.04.2018) la NASA lanza un nuevo telescopio espacial. Al igual que su predecesor Kepler, TESS buscará exoplanetas fuera de nuestro …

#PhysRev125 1981 - Guth proposes theory of inflation

1893<p><i>The Physical Review</i> begins publication at Cornell University’s Franklin Hall in Ithaca, New York<p>1899<p>The American Physical Society is …

Physics

New Scientific Theory Suggests That The Universe Is Conscious And We Are A Part Of A Giant Mind!

<b>WE ARE THE UNIVERSE BECOMING CONSCIOUS OF ITSELF!</b><p>Science and technology have relatively bridged the gap between man and the universe throughout the …

Consciousness

Anaya se compromete a recuperar la paz en Tamaulipas

TAMAULIPAS<p>En Matamoros, <b>Tamaulipas</b>, el candidato presidencial de la coalición Por México al Frente, <b>Ricardo Anaya,</b> se comprometiéndose a <b>cambiar la estrategia de seguridad.</b><p>Van a ver ustedes lo que es tener a un gobernador y a un presidente de México verdaderamente comprometidos, trabajando juntos por …

China's uncontrolled space station could crash to Earth soon

Tiangong-1 launched in 2011. Now it's coming home at very high speeds without a steering wheel, with the latest reentry predictions closing in around April 1.<p>The latest prediction of when the out-of-control spacecraft is likely to slam into Earth's atmosphere and perhaps make it, in part, all the …

Tiangong-1

Stephen Hawking wanted his most famous formula engraved on his tombstone: Here's what it means

In 1974, long before Stephen Hawking was the famous cosmologist he became, he developed his most influential theory.<p>That concept, which came to be …

'Mind over matter': Stephen Hawking – obituary by Roger Penrose

Theoretical physicist who made revolutionary contributions to our understanding of the nature of the universe<p>Stephen Hawking dies aged 76<p>The image of Stephen Hawking – who has died aged 76 – in his motorised wheelchair, with head contorted slightly to one side and hands crossed over to work the …

Physics

Stephen Hawking died on Einstein's birthday because everything in the cosmos is connected

As the world reels from the death of Stephen Hawking, one of the great science minds in all of history, admirers are taking some solace in a few …

Stephen Hawking in his own words: 'Soon, we may have to humbly accept that our three dimensional universe is one of many'

<b>This article was originally published on the Telegraph on February 26 2008.</b><p>It was precisely 20 years ago that I wrote a book that became a sensation. A Brief History of Time sold more than 10 million copies - something I mention not in order to brag, but because it underlines the deep fascination …

Here’s Why Stephen Hawking Never Won the Nobel Prize in Physics

Professor Stephen Hawking, who died on Wednesday at the age of 76 at his home in Cambridge, England, was considered by many to be a …

Physics

The James Webb Space Telescope Takes a Road Trip

A little cross-country journey before the giant leap into the unknown.<p>The Hubble Telescope's spiritual successor, the James Webb Space Telescope, is now slated or a 2019 launch. The Webb will mainly be looking at the Universe in infrared with a larger mirror than Hubble, meaning that it will be …

Elon Musk posts final photo of Tesla Roadster headed to asteroid belt

Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX and Telsa, on Wednesday posted the final photograph of the Tesla Roadster that was launched into space on a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket and is headed to the asteroid belt.<p>Musk wrote in the Instagram post, “Last pic of Starman in Roadster en route to Mars Orbit and then …

Roadsters

Ice prospecting on the Moon

So you're an astronaut who wants to live on the Moon. Where do you want to build your house?<p>If you want to stay alive — and let's assume you do — you …

Detectan por primera vez exoplanetas fuera de la Vía Láctea

Aunque era un secreto a voces, un grupo de astrofísicos de la Universidad de Oklahoma han confirmado con la primera detección de exoplanetas …

Eight things to know about the SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch

What happens if things go well and what happens if they don’t<p>The time has finally come for SpaceX to launch its Falcon Heavy rocket. A launch license has been issued for the giant vehicle to take flight this Tuesday. It’s a mission that many have been waiting for since 2011 when SpaceX CEO Elon …

Space Travel

Nearby Trappist-1 star system is best place to find alien life, astronomers discover

New observations of a tightly packed family of planets 40 light years from Earth have confirmed that it could be the best place to find life outside …

JAXA acaba de hacer historia con el lanzamiento del cohete más pequeño jamás construido para llevar un satélite al espacio

Cuando hablamos del espacio, todo está hecho a lo grande. Consideremos el cohete Saturno V, la Estación Espacial Internacional o el Telescopio …

SpaceX confirms it will try to land all of Falcon Heavy's boosters

SpaceX hasn't been shy about wanting to land Falcon Heavy's three booster rockets (it formally proposed its plans a year ago), but will it try now that the launch has finally been nailed down? Yes. Elon Musk's outfit has confirmed that it will attempt to land all three boosters on Falcon Heavy's …

New Falcon Heavy Rocket Represents a Major Bet for SpaceX

SpaceX’s long-delayed Falcon Heavy rocket, slated for its maiden flight on Tuesday, faces uncertain commercial prospects and lacks a clear role in efforts to send U.S. astronauts back to the moon or deeper into the solar system.<p>The company conceived the rocket at the beginning of the decade, when …

Space Travel

Remembering the Father of the God Particle, Satyendra Nath Bose: Life, contributions, and his work with Einstein

World famous Indian scientist, Satyendra Nath Bose is known for working with Albert Einstein on the Bose-Einstein Condensate and his work on the …

Satellite's launch marks milestone

China's first individually funded satellite was launched on Friday and will operate in space for one year to take and transmit pictures and videos of …

No, an asteroid is not going to destroy Earth on Super Bowl Sunday

Everything you should know about Asteroid 2000 AJ129, including how it will not stop the New England Patriots.<p>You may have heard about a <i>Daily Mail</i> piece that helpfully informed everyone that a giant asteroid will be hurtling through Earth’s little corner of the universe on Sunday. Go ahead and RSVP …

NFL

Ask Ethan: How Do Hawking Radiation And Relativistic Jets Escape From A Black Hole?

The most important feature of a black hole is that it has an event horizon: a region of space where the gravitational field is so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape from it. How, then, do we explain the matter and radiation that we both see and predict should come from them? That’s …

Black Holes

The Space Tourism Race Is Getting More Competitive as Launches Near

For the past seven years, American astronauts who need to get to the International Space Station have had only one option: Pay roughly $80 million to …

We only see 5% of the universe

Astrophysicist Katie Mack (astrokatie.com) created this startling pie-chart to illustrate the ratio of observed matter to dark matter and energy, the …

Dark Matter

How A New Discovery Just Made A Human On Mars Much More Likely

Going to Mars is increasingly the dream of just about everyone in the space arena — from NASA to Elon Musk. But getting there is the “easy” part. The bigger questions are: 1) what will happen when we arrive, and 2) how will we get back (without help from Matt Damon)?<p>A new Mars discovery — massive …