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First Earth-Sized, Potentially Habitable Exoplanet Found

Five hundred light years from Earth, Kepler-186f orbits in the habitable zone of its red dwarf star.<p><b>A team of astrophysicists</b> at the SETI Institute and NASA's Ames Research Center has just reached a major milestone in the search for life-supporting planets outside our solar system. For the first …

Lava tubes safe enough for Moon base

<b>Natural tunnels known as lava tubes could safely house permanent bases on the Moon, scientists have said.</b><p>The underground volcanic structures have previously been proposed as ideal sites for human settlements.<p>Scientists have now assessed how stable these features might be, and found that tubes of …

Lava tubes on moon have potential to provide shelter for human colony

Lava tubes on the moon large enough to host whole cities could be structurally safe enough for humans to colonise, researchers have said.<p>In a …

NASA's Search for Water and Habitable Planets

NASA Television will air an event from 1 - 2 p.m. EDT (10 - 11 a.m. PDT) on Tuesday, April 7, featuring leading science and engineering experts …

The moon may have massive, underground tubes large enough to house a city

If a new theory is correct, the moon could have the perfect underground habitat just waiting for us to build a city in it.<p>The harshness of open space …

Astronomers discover supernova subset which could allow for more acurate galactic measurements

NASA astronomers may have found a way to take more precise measurements of the distances between galaxies. Currently, astronomers use a certain type …

Universe

6 Reasons to Upgrade to RebelMouse from WordPress

The huge gap between current CMS offerings and what the world needed occurred to me during my time as CTO of The Huffington Post. When we were …

Astronomers may have just found a planet we could really live on

A few months ago, scientists predicted that it would take two more years until we found another habitable planet somewhere out there. Well, one team …

Gardening in Space Gets Ready for Lift-Off

The Plate<p>Feeding space colonoists farm-fresh produce is one step closer to reality, now that NASA’s Veg-01 experiment results are in from the International Space Station, showing resounding success with red lettuce. Locavore astronauts are readying for their second space-farm-to-fork mission.<p>Last …

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Finding Astronomy Jobs

hot-news Wednesday, April 1, 2015<p>When I graduated with a degree in astronomy, I thought that the world was my oyster. I believed that it would be no …

An unknown force is pulling the Milky Way and all else towards it at 14 million mph

The Night Sky in April 2015: the Great Attractor is neither a black hole or a super-cluster of galaxies, but we are travelling towards it inexorably<p><i>The chart shows the whole sky as it would appear from the UK at 23:00 on April 1st, 22:00 on April 15th and 21:00 on April 30th. All times are …

Ghostly dark matter rewrites the rules

New studies show dark matter doesn't seem to interact with anything, not even itself. Also; NASA's plan to pluck a boulder off an asteroid and put it …

Infant Galaxy Clusters –“May Reveal Role of Dark Matter in Shaping the Universe”

Posted on Apr 1, 2015<p>By combining observations of the distant Universe made with ESA's Herschel and Planck space observatories, cosmologists have …

Black Hole Winds Quench Star Formation in Entire Galaxies

Space<p>Giant winds from black holes can blast gas through galaxies at extraordinary speeds, pulling the plug on star formation, researchers say.<p>This finding reveals how black holes can direct the fates of entire galaxies, scientists added.<p>The hearts of most and possibly all galaxies harbor …

Universe

Biotech Company Working On A Cure For Colorblindness

Injectable genes may make life in Technicolor possible<p>People with congenital colorblindness can see about 1 percent of the colors that a typical person can, and the condition can have negative impacts on their lives. Colorblindness can prevent people from becoming pilots or electricians, as well as …

Tiny frog is the first shape-shifting amphibian ever found

A fingernail-size frog that can morph its skin texture from spiny to smooth in just minutes is the first shape-shifting amphibian ever found, …

Living on Other Planets: What Would It Be Like?

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live on the moon? What about Mars, or Venus or Mercury? We sure have and that's why we decided to …

Why You Should Never F*ck With Space

"In space, no one can hear you scream."<p>And it doesn't end there. So, where does the universe end? No one knows exactly – hell, we don't even know if it ends at all.<p>Black holes are regions in space-time that have so much mass making the gravity there so strong, nothing we know of can escape – not …

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Astronomers upgrade their cosmic light bulbs for studying the fabric of space