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A 'close cousin to Earth' found by Nasa's Kepler telescope - video

On Thursday Nasa announced that their powerful Kepler telescope has discovered a planet beyond the solar system that is a close match to Earth.

Telescopes

EarthSky’s 2018 meteor shower guide

Plan ahead now for an awesome year of meteor-watching. Good news! In 2018, the year’s 2 most reliable showers – August Perseids and December Geminids …

Expedition 44 arrives

Three more astronauts have arrived at the International Space Station to begin a five-month mission. Flight TMA-17M took off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 21.02 GMT on Wednesday and docked less than six hours later.<p>This is the 126th flight of the Soyuz launcher since its maiden …

Space Exploration

NASA Discovers ‘Earth 2.0’ Planet Kepler 452B

NASA announces the discovery of a new planet which they believe is Earth’s closest twin outside the solar system. ITV’s Alok Jha takes a closer look at Kepler 452B.

Universe

Software To Predict Exactly What Happens When You Edit A Gene

Sifting through the tangled genetic web of precision medicine<p>Genetics researchers are really excited about CRISPR/Cas9, an enzyme that has made it easier than ever for scientists to target a particular strand of DNA, snip part of it out, and replace it. And though its use in humans is still in its …

The search for extraterrestrial intelligence - podcast

The most intensive ever search for alien life<p>This week it was revealed that astronomers are about to start the most intensive ever search for alien life. The Breakthrough Listen project will scan stars in 100 galaxies for radio and optical signatures that indicate someone, or something, is out …

Aliens

These yeast cells say 'hi' and others respond - Futurity

Scientists have engineered yeast cells that can "talk" to one another using a plant hormone called auxin and a transcription factor called …

Health

Nasa releases new photographs from Pluto fly-by – in pictures

Nasa’s New Horizons team on Friday revealed new images and discussed the latest results from the spacecraft’s historic flight through the Pluto system. Earlier in the day they released a new image of the dwarf planet in full ‘false’ color

Solar System

Earth 2.0: Nasa says scientists have found 'closest twin' outside solar system

Using four years’ worth of data from the Kepler space telescope, researchers announce the new exoplanet along with 12 possible ‘habitable’ others<p>Scientists on the hunt for extraterrestrial life have discovered “the closest twin to Earth” outside the solar system, Nasa announced on Thursday.<p>Working …

Astronomy