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Nasa expert believes there is life on other planets

A Nasa official has claimed that he believes life forms exist on other planets.<p>Charles Frank Bolden Jr., the Administrator of Nasa, confirmed he and …

NASA explains how black hole ‘fountain’ regulates galaxy star birth

Astronomers have discovered how the universe's largest elliptical galaxies are able to continue making stars long after their peak “star birth” …

Largest feature in universe with ring of 9 galaxies puzzles astronomers

Astronomers are puzzled over what is creating the largest feature in the observable universe -- a massive sphere of nine galaxies across five billion …

Don't Panic, But Our Universe Is Dying

Don't get too attached to the universe. It won't be around much longer.<p>The universe will long outlast Earth. However, in the cosmic sense, it is slowly dying -- something scientists have believed to be the case since the 1990s, but recently confirmed in a new study.<p>A team of international …

A Periodic Table Surprise: The One Element In Stars That Isn't On Earth

When it comes to the elements in the periodic table found throughout the Universe, it’s only the first two that originated from the Big Bang: hydrogen and helium. Everything else was formed from stars, whether:<p>fused in their cores, from lighter elements into heavier ones,<br>• built in supernovae, where …

Has Nasa found another 'Earth' in corner of Milky Way?

Astrophysicists at Nasa today annouce they have found new Earth-like worlds<p>• Nasa finds ‘another Earth’ in Milky Way which ‘would feel a lot like home’<p>The science world is abuzz with anticipation as Nasa holds a press conference on Thursday to announce ‘new discoveries’ from its Kepler mission, …

Holy halo! New Horizons gets a good look at Pluto's dark side

Get ready to see Pluto like you've never seen it before. Scientists with NASA's New Horizons mission have released fresh images taken by the spacecraft, and these unprecedented views of the dwarf planet's surface are nothing short of spectacular.<p>Even though the mission scientists have downloaded …

Hunt for alien life on Jupiter begins

European Space Agency joins forces with Airbus to develop new space probe to look for extra-terrestrial existence<p>In the past year humanity has landed on a comet, ventured to Pluto and discovered another planet which is so like our own it has been dubbed Earth 2.0.<p>But in the coming decades, space …

A 300 Year Old Mystery Solved: Why Saturn's Moon Iapetus Is Half-Light, Half-Dark

In 1671, the famed astronomer Giovanni Cassini was observing Saturn when he found a new, faint moon orbiting it along its western side. As he attempted to follow its orbit, however, he found something incredibly unusual: the moon was completely invisible when it ought to have been along Saturn’s …

Astronomy

How falling into a black hole may mean you live on as a hologram - without even noticing

In the movie <i>Interstellar</i>, the main character Cooper escapes from a black hole in time to see his daughter Murph in her final days. Some have argued …

Dark matter mapped in 3-D detail - Technology & science - Space | NBC News

SEATTLE — The most detailed 3-D map of the universe ever made, stretching back over billions of years, provides the best evidence yet that mysterious "dark matter" serves as the unseen scaffolding on which everything we can see is hung, astronomers reported Sunday.<p>The findings are based on years' …

Mysterious Mountain On Pluto's Moon Has Scientists 'Stumped'

“It looks like somebody just dropped a giant boulder on Charon."<p>A new close-up photo of Charon, one of Pluto's moons, revealed a mysterious feature that has scientists puzzled.<p>The image taken by the New Horizons spacecraft shows what appears to be a massive depression or pit with a mountain rising …

Pluto's escaping atmosphere extends 1,000 miles out into space

That's more than 13 times farther than Earth's atmosphere reaches<p>Pluto's atmosphere has an extended reach. Data collected by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft reveals that the gas surrounding the dwarf planet extends as far as 1,000 miles outward into space. That's more than 13 times farther than …

NASA just found something big hiding out behind Pluto

NASA and the team behind its New Horizons spacecraft announced today that Pluto — the dwarf planet — has a giant tail.<p>It's not a physical tail like a dog's, of course, but rather a frigid cloud of ionized gases trailing an estimated 48,000 to 68,000 miles behind Pluto, according to a NASA press …

NASA's Mars Trek turns you into a Red Planet explorer

NASA astronauts won't be setting foot on Mars for at least another decade and a half, but that doesn't mean we have to be all forlorn and Mars-less in the meantime.<p>NASA has released a new interactive map of the red planet that lets you explore Mars' features. Called Mars Trek, it's like the global …

Astronomers Discover Jupiter’s Twin — Could it Lead to Earth 2.0?

Astronomers have discovered Jupiter's celestial twin: another gas giant of comparable size, orbiting a star very similar to our Sun.<p>Using the High …

Astronomy

7 surprising things we've already learned about Pluto and its moons

NASA's New Horizons probe only flew by Pluto on Tuesday, but we're already learning brand new things about the dwarf planet and its moons thanks to …

Solar System

What the Solar System Looks Like When the Moon Is 1 Pixel

In case you weren’t already over the moon about NASA getting up-close and personal with what was once our most distant planet (now the largest dwarf …

The ingredients for Earth-like planets are present throughout our galaxy - ExtremeTech

By on July 13, 2015 at 11:30 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>As astronomers learn more and more …

Gnarly 'surfer's waves' found rolling through space

Surf's up — way, way up.<p>Researchers have discovered a breaking-wave pattern over the magnetosphere, the magnetic field that surrounds Earth. As seen …

Curiosity rover finds surprising evidence of ancient continental crust on Mars

By on July 16, 2015 at 10:04 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>A few months ago, NASA scientists …

Earth Science

Astronomers Spot Unusual Five-Star System - Sky & Telescope

<b>Two binary systems and a fifth stellar wheel make for a rare, and so far unique, set of stars.</b><p>Multiple systems — when two or more stars orbit a …

Did Ancient Mars Have Continents?

With the help of a rock-zapping laser, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has detected Red Planet rocks similar to Earth's oldest continental crust, …

Geoscience