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Scientists discover 15 new planets, including 'super-Earth' that could harbor liquid water

Scientists have discovered 15 new planets, including a “super-Earth” that may have liquid water on its surface.<p>The planets are orbiting small, cool stars near our solar system that are known as “Red Dwarfs.”<p>One of the brightest Red Dwarfs, K2-155, has three “super-Earths,” one of which, K2-155d, …

We’re about to see a black hole for the first time

While astronomers have long seen the fallout of the presence of black holes on the stars and gas clouds around them, none have ever actually stared …

Cassini Found Tons of "Kittens" Hiding In Saturn's Rings

While Saturn might not be as thicc as its celestial neighbor Jupiter, the gas giant remains a cornucopia of unsolved mystery. We still don’t know how …

Astronomy

The U.S. and Russia Are Teaming Up to Build the Moon's First Space Station

While some may still debate whether the world is in the midst of another Cold War, the Space Race, at least, does not look set for a redux. In fact, …

Space Exploration

An artist is launching a 100-foot satellite that will be visible to the naked eye

<b>Editors' note: This story is part of Dear Future, a collaboration between CNET and VICE Motherboard that looks at major innovations -- in robotics, space travel, VR and more -- shaping the world around us.</b><p>In space, nothing frivolous is tolerated. There's plenty of beauty in the abyss of the …

NASA Scientists Are Naming Features of Saturn After Famous Cats

Saturn’s rings are iconic. But it’s far from the only planet to have them. Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune all have rings. Theirs however aren’t as …

Astronomy

How To See October's Two Gorgeous Meteor Showers

October is most commonly associated with the excessiveness of pumpkin-flavored treats, single size servings of candy, orange and black <i>everything</i>, …

Scientists may have solved the mystery behind Pluto's "bladed terrain"

by Universe Today September 28, 2017 Off World 2274<p>Matt Williams<p>A Distant Dwarf Planet<p>When it made its historic flyby of Pluto in July of 2015, the</i> …

Solar System

If sound needs air to travel, and there is no air in space, then how are sounds like Saturn's rings recorded?

Because there is no sound in space, what can be heard however, is data represented as sound.<p>CBC Radio ·<p>Saturn's rings (NASA/JPL/Reuters)<p>Listen3:27<p>It …

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