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7 Earth-Size Planets Orbit Dwarf Star, NASA and European Astronomers Say

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:58:12 GMT

Trappist-1 is about 8 percent the size of the sun.Astronomers are excited by the discovery, which suggests that some of these exoplanets — planets around stars other than the sun — could support life and may be awash in oceans.

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Out There: Cosmos Controversy: The Universe Is Expanding, but How Fast?

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:47:03 GMT

A Hubble Space Telescope image of a group of interacting galaxies called Arp 273.A small discrepancy in the value of a long-sought number has fostered a debate about just how well we know the cosmos.

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SpaceX Plans to Send 2 Tourists Around Moon in 2018

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 03:29:28 GMT

A rendering of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket that may be used to launch two people on a journey around the moon.If the mission proceeds as planned, the private space travelers would be the first humans to venture that far into space in more than 40 years.

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NASA Looks to Speed Timetable for Putting Astronauts in Deep Space

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 20:32:01 GMT

An artist’s rendition of NASA’s Space Launch System. NASA announced on Wednesday that it wanted to consider taking astronauts on the rocket’s first flight.The agency’s acting administrator offered the first hints of a notable mission that could lead to a return to the moon in the Trump era.

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India Launches 104 Satellites From a Single Rocket, Ramping Up a Space Race

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:01:46 GMT

The Indian Space Research Organization launched a flock of 104 satellites into space over the course of 18 minutes on Wednesday.The country nearly tripled the previous record of 37, set by Russia, establishing itself as a major player in the growing market for surveillance and communication.

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50 Years After Apollo Disaster, Memorial for 3 Men, and for Era

Sat, 28 Jan 2017 21:35:18 GMT

Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee, 10 days before they were killed in the 1967 fire.Families of astronauts and fans of space travel gathered at Cape Canaveral for a memorial for three astronauts.

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Trilobites: Better Weather Forecasts, and These Pretty Pictures, Too

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 18:10:17 GMT

Earth as seen by NOAA’s newest satellite, the GOES-16, in an image released on Monday.NOAA released the first batch of images taken by its GOES-16 satellite, which it says is like going from black and white to HDTV.

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Trilobites: Venus Smiled, With a Mysterious Wave Across Its Atmosphere

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:00:13 GMT

A bow-shape feature stretched across much of Venus’s atmosphere in December 2015. Scientists from Japan’s Akatsuki spacecraft mission called it a gravity wave.Japan’s Akatsuki spacecraft detected what scientists called a gravity wave above the solar system’s second planet, but it hasn’t been seen since.

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Trilobites: Looking at Your Home Planet from Mars

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 16:07:42 GMT

A composite photograph of Earth and its moon, as seen from Mars.The camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter needed to be calibrated, so it made this image of the moon and Earth, which NASA released on Friday.

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Vera Rubin, 88, Dies; Opened Doors in Astronomy, and for Women

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 23:00:08 GMT

Vera Rubin in the 1970s, when she mapped the distribution of mass in spiral galaxies by measuring how fast they rotated.Dr. Rubin, who was awarded the National Medal of Science in 1993, ushered in the cosmic realization that most of the universe is invisible.

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Feature: The Woman Who Might Find Us Another Earth

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:00:23 GMT

Sara SeagerThe star-crossed life of Sara Seager, an astrophysicist obsessed with discovering distant worlds.

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