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Researchers conclude the universe contains fewer Earth-like planets than previously thought

(Phys.org)—A small team of researchers, three with Swedish Institutions and one from the U.S. has created a computer model of the known universe and …

Universe

Why is the moon nameless? US man launches petition to change it

An online campaign is gathering signatures and momentum in order to rename the moon.<p>Tad Henderson from Salt Lake City, Utah, is leading the campaign on Change.org called “Name the Moon.” Henderson told The Salt Lake City Tribune that driving home one night it occurred to him that it was “dumb that …

Salt Lake City

Exoplanets need right stuff to be habitable

<b>SAN FRANCISCO</b> — For some exoplanets, just being in the Goldilocks zone isn’t enough. Planets need to be made up of the right stuff to become a cradle …

One Of The Biggest Obstacles To Long-Term Space Travel Is Hiding In Our Bones

<i>What are the health implications of astronauts losing bone density in space? originally appeared on Quora –</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Jae Won Joh on Quora:</b><p>Bone physiology is, without a doubt, one of the biggest …

360-degree view of Mars dunes offers glimpse into virtual space travel

NASA has posted an image from Mars unlike any seen before. It presents a 360-degree virtual experience anyone can direct and control as if they were …

These 1989 Stamps Showcased the Amazing Lies of Future Space Travel

Back in olden times, people used what were called “postage stamps” to send “letters” to “friends” and relatives. Back in olden times people also …

Jupiter or bust: Juno spacecraft sets course for gas giant

Juno is set to arrive at Jupiter in July, after a five-year journey through the solar system.<p>With explorations of Pluto and Saturn under its belt, …

Astronomy