Robert Jacobson

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Earth-like world could be 'most important planet found outside solar system'

GJ 1132b is close enough for telescopes to observe any atmosphere it might have, which could help scientists spot signs of life on other planets in the future<p>A rocky Earth-sized planet that circles a small, nearby star could be the most important world ever found beyond the solar system, …

Planetary Habitability

How Old is the Universe?

Age may only be a number, but when it comes to the age of the universe, it's a pretty important one. According to research, the universe is …

Universe

The Largest Cosmic Structures In The Universe Don’t Actually Exist

Planets, Stars, Galaxies, Groups and Clusters are all real. But Superclusters? They’re nothing more than optical illusions.<p><i>“It is far harder to kill</i> …

Universe

Our Milky Way Galaxy Has a Mysterious 'Great Dark Lane'

A previously unidentified highway of dust extends across the Milky Way, between the sun and the central bulge of the galaxy, scientists have …

Largest Object in Asteroid Belt May Have Come From Elsewhere

Ammonia detected on Ceres’ surface suggests a cold birth beyond Neptune’s orbit.<p>New and controversial observations from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, which has orbited the dwarf planet Ceres since March, suggest the 4.6-billion-year-old body may have been knocked into the main asteroid belt from the …

Scientists May Have Just Discovered a Parallel Universe Leaking Into Ours

<i>We may have just, for the first time ever, caught a momentous glimpse of a parallel universe bumping against our own.</i><p><i>Scientists say that signals from</i> …