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What should the future of our space program be? The National Research Council had unpleasant medicine for NASA in its just-released report on the vision and direction of the agency. A panel of 12 independent experts concluded, among other things, that...
This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.Voyager 1 is this close to interstellar space -- probably. On its way out of our solar system, the spacecraft has stumbled across a surprise: a "magnetic highway" that represents a brand-new, unexpected layer between here and out there. This new layer,...
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Is North Korea’s satellite dead in orbit? Launched last week, the spacecraft seems to be tumbling overhead, according to astronomers keeping track of the device. “At this stage I’m getting a bit skeptical,” Jonathan McDowell,...
firstname.lastname@example.orgWith the end of the current Mayan long-count calendar, the Winter Solstice, and the alignment of the Earth and the Sun near the center of the galaxy on Friday, it might be easy to see how doomsday theorists could interpret this as the end of the world....
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Channel 2 NewsA Venus transit drew hundreds of viewers in Anchorage Tuesday, as the solar system's second-closest planet to the sun passed across its face in a once-in-a-lifetime celestial event. The University of Alaska Anchorage opened the the third floor of its...
NASA's orbiting Kepler telescope has discovered an unlikely pair of planets orbiting a distant star. One is small and rocky, the other is large and gaseous. What makes them unusual is that both are orbiting close to their parent star and they routinely...
Los Angeles TimesA team of astronomers has made two discoveries: a super-Earth sitting a mere 42 light years away at just the right temperature for liquid water -- and a creative new way to look for such exoplanets. The super-Earth, HD 40307-g, is one of three discovered...
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First, the bad news: The Andromeda galaxy, an agglomeration of 1 trillion stars that is visible to the naked eye, is hurtling through space at 250,000 miles per hour — and it's coming right at us. What's more, NASA astronomers in Baltimore said...
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This post has been corrected, as indicated below.By taking a fresh look at old data, an international team of astronomers has discovered a possible new super-Earth planet relatively nearby that could potentially hold liquid water, scientists said Wednesday. The research, released by the journal...
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