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NASA Has Discovered a Planet Similar to Earth

Could this be our first step towards a real life ‘Interstellar?’<p>NASA scientists have just found a planet most similar to Earth. Dubbed Keplar-452b, the planet is 1,400 lightyears away from Earth, and like us, shares a strikingly similar orbit to its own unique star, completing a full cycle in 385 …

Earth - The largest thing in the universe

More than ten years ago, while taking the temperature of the universe, astronomers found something odd. They discovered that a patch of sky, spanning the width of 20 moons, was unusually cold.<p>The astronomers were measuring the microwave radiation that bathes the entire universe, a glowing relic of …

Universe

NASA photos of Earth: Comparing the planet 1972 to 2015

The 1972 "Blue Marble" photo of Earth offered a previously unseen view of the world: A single image of the planet lit by the sun. In an instant, the image became iconic.<p>Since that time, many satellite photos of Earth have been taken in different ways and from different views. Usually, because the …

NASA's Kepler spacecraft finds Earth's cousin

Earth 2.0<p>NASA's exoplanet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has spotted another Earth-like world. The space agency today announced the discovery of Kepler-452b, the smallest planet we've found yet orbiting inside a star's habitable zone — the places around a sun where it’s warm enough for liquid surface …

Planetary Habitability

Panna cotta pie with summer berries

This gorgeous fresh berry panna cotta pie is the ultimate summer dessert and quite the showstopper<p>There’s a reason why the creamy Italian dream called panna cotta is the favourite at a large party: it’s easy to make and flavour any way you like. In this recipe, I use only fine vanilla beans and use …

With NASA's New Horizons, it's finally Pluto's time to shine

We're all on the cusp of something big.<p>For the first time in history, a spacecraft will be able to see the possible cliffs and crags of Pluto up …