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Possible Earth-like planet discovered orbiting star nearest Earth

The scientific rumor mill is saying that astronomers in Chile have discovered an Earth-like exoplanet orbiting the star nearest Earth, Alpha Proxima, …

Where Else in the Universe Can You Find Fjords? On This Distant Moon

However, during the May 2013 flyby, Cassini's radar worked as an altimeter, measuring the elevations of terrain in and around the Vid Flumina …

Miniature black holes may be hitting Earth once every 1,000 years

First, the good news: You have not been killed by a black hole.<p>The strange news is that it's possible the universe is teeming with microscopic black holes that formed at the dawn of time, all of them hurtling through space like cosmic bullets.<p>Some could weigh nearly as much as Earth's moon, others …

Could Proxima Centauri Be Our Interstellar Getaway?

This month we could find out Earth's "twin" is orbiting our nearest stellar neighbor.<p>What if our planet becomes unlivable and our future selves …

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Can the Universe expand faster than the speed of light?

It depends where you look. The answer is relatively awesome!<p><i>“If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough.” <br>-</i>Mario Andretti<p>One of …

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Juno’s mission to Jupiter: 7 weird and wonderful facts about this giant planet

On the evening of July 4, NASA’s Juno spacecraft will finally reach its destination: in orbit around Jupiter, the most massive planet in our solar …

Does Tapping A Can Of Fizzy Drink Really Stop It Foaming Over?

It is one of the distinct sounds of summer: the noise of people tapping the tops of their cans of fizzy drink before opening them. But does this …

How Darwin’s view from his bedroom window ushered in a scientific revolution

The father of evolution tested his theory as he sat watching plants and animals from his window<p>The room that Charles Darwin used to monitor his revolutionary biological experiments has been recreated more than 100 years after it was closed and its contents were dispersed. Visitors to Down House, …

Eritrea: Oldest Homo erectus footprints ever discovered adds piece to the puzzle of human evolution

The discovery of the oldest Homo erectus footprints in the world, alongside fragments of fossilised skulls, could advance palaeontologists' knowledge …

Why the US never fully adopted the metric system

Mitchell has been recognized as an outstanding teacher by Barnes & Noble, RadioShack, and the Boy Scouts of America. She's also won numerous awards, including the American Chemical Society's James Bryant Conant Award, which recognizes outstanding high-school chemistry teachers. She says the recent …

The 6 Physical Features Men Can't Resist, According to Science

They just can't help themselves.<p>We all know that every time a man gives us the once-over, he's probably thinking about sex. But now, science can explain why men are constantly checking us out. Turns out, there's a specific formula for their once-over. Some of it's silly, but most of it you can …

Earth - It took centuries, but we now know the size of the Universe

"Let us go rambling about the Universe." This is the invitation that American astronomer Harlow Shapley gave to an audience in Washington DC in 1920. He was taking part in the so-called Great Debate with fellow scientist Heber Curtis on the scale of the Universe.<p>Shapley believed that our Milky Way …

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Blue Origin reusable rocket makes successful launch, landing in Texas

The private space company run by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has completed its fourth successful unmanned rocket launch and safe landing in West Texas …

Space Travel

Mapping Laniakea, the Milky Way's Cosmic Home

In “Our Place in the Cosmos,” the astronomers Noam I. Libeskind and R. Brent Tully detail the discovery of Laniakea, a supercluster of about 100,000 …

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First Private Moon Landing Slated for 2017

There's $20 million waiting on the Moon. You just have to get there to claim it.<p>Artist's concept of SpaceIL's Lunar Lander, one competitor for Alphabet's Google Lunar XPRIZE. Image source:SpaceIL.<p>Last year, we introduced you to SpaceIL, the Israeli space tech start-up that will attempt to ride a …

Get swept away with NASA's 'Mars Explorers Wanted' posters

It looks like NASA wants to attract as many future settlers to Mars as possible.<p>The agency is doing a good job of that by releasing stunning …

LISA Pathfinder exceeds expectations

07 June 2016<p><b>ESA's LISA Pathfinder mission has demonstrated the technology needed to build a space-based gravitational wave observatory.</b><p>Results from …

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Stephen Hawking: Black holes may offer a route to another universe

Objects may be able to fall through black holes into an alternate universe, Stephen Hawking suggested as he prepared to publish an eye-catching study …

Airbus is solving the space debris problem with pseudo-satellites that fly forever

Last month I posted an article including a video visualizing 58 years of space debris orbiting Earth. It’s a worrying situation, with some 171 …

Black holes might not be dead-ends after all

A physical body might be able to cross a wormhole in spite of the extreme tidal forces, suggests a new study by Rubiera-Garcia, of Instituto de …

Physics

Physicists Hint at a Mysterious New 'Particle X' Messing With Our Universe

Exciting times.<p>For months, physicists have been quietly freaking out over tantalising evidence of a brand new particle lying outside the standard …

Physics

The Earth's magnetic field is weakening ten times faster than expected

New satellite data from the European Space Agency has revealed some puzzling findings: the Earth’s magnetic field appears to be weakening much faster …

There’s a mini-Earth in Arizona that’s teaching us to save the real one

<i>This story was originally published by Newsweek and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>As scientists model dire predictions …

Scientists want to build a giant detector in space that will let them ‘listen' to the collision of galaxies

Detecting that same thing in space.<p>On Tuesday, at a press conference at the European Space Astronomy Center, scientists announced that they're one step closer to building a giant detector in space called the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) that will be able to detect ripples in the fabric …

Neil Degrasse-Tyson Corrects Bill Maher’s Assertion That Conservatives Deny Science “More” Than Liberals

Since we often hear about conservative climate change deniers or religious creationists attempting to get evolution off their school curriculums, …

Gravitational wave science gets go-ahead to revolutionize astronomy - ExtremeTech

By on June 8, 2016 at 9:30 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Let’s be honest: while the recently …

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