NASA’s New Planet Hunter Snaps Initial Test Image, Swings by Moon Toward Final Orbit
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NASA’s New Planet Hunter Snaps Initial Test Image, Swings by Moon Toward Final Orbit

NASA’s next planet hunter, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), is one step closer to…

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There was Evidence for Europa’s Geysers Hiding in Plain Sight in Old Spacecraft Data From 1997
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There was Evidence for Europa’s Geysers Hiding in Plain Sight in Old Spacecraft Data From 1997

Jupiter’s moon Europa continues to fascinate and amaze! In 1979, the Voyager missions provided the…

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A new map for a birthplace of stars
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A new map for a birthplace of stars

A Yale-led research group has created the most detailed maps yet of a vast seedbed…

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NASA’s Curiosity Rover Aims to Get Its Rhythm Back
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NASA’s Curiosity Rover Aims to Get Its Rhythm Back

NASA’s Curiosity rover could soon be drilling rocks on Mars again. Engineers have been working…

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Astronomers Release Most Complete Ultraviolet-Light Survey of Nearby Galaxies
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Astronomers Release Most Complete Ultraviolet-Light Survey of Nearby Galaxies

Capitalizing on the unparalleled sharpness and spectral range of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, an international…

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Science Launching to Space Station Looks Forward and Back
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Science Launching to Space Station Looks Forward and Back

Some of the earliest human explorers used mechanical tools called sextants to navigate vast oceans…

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Climate research boosted with a new European super satellite
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Climate research boosted with a new European super satellite

ESA’s Sentinel 3B satellite was recently launched into space from Plesetsk in Russia. Together with…

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New Views of Sun: 2 Missions Will Go Closer to Our Star Than Ever Before
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New Views of Sun: 2 Missions Will Go Closer to Our Star Than Ever Before

As we develop more and more powerful tools to peer beyond our solar system, we…

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ALMA and VLT Find Evidence for Stars Forming Just 250 Million Years After Big Bang
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ALMA and VLT Find Evidence for Stars Forming Just 250 Million Years After Big Bang

An international team of astronomers used ALMA to observe a distant galaxy called MACS1149-JD1. They…

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Orbital variations can trigger ‘snowball’ states in habitable zones around sunlike stars
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Orbital variations can trigger ‘snowball’ states in habitable zones around sunlike stars

Aspects of an otherwise Earthlike planet’s tilt and orbital dynamics can severely affect its potential…

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