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June 18, 2017

More Alien Worlds! NASA to Announce New Exoplanet Finds Monday

NASA will announce the latest crop of planet discoveries from the Kepler Space Telescope during a briefing Monday morning (June 19). The briefing will be at 11 a.m. […]
June 17, 2017

Spooky action at a record-breaking distance

Entangled particles remain linked over 746 miles apart From a Chinese satellite drifting through suborbital space, a laser beamed pairs of entangled photons to two separate […]
June 16, 2017

Baby Star’s ‘Crying’ Solves a Stellar Mystery

Astronomers using the powerful Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile have precisely measured the rotating fountains of gas flowing out from a massive newborn star, revealing […]
June 15, 2017

Electric-Powered Lunar Space Tug Could Facilitate Future Moon Missions

To make moon flights cheaper, a new paper proposes that NASA use an electrically powered lunar space tug that would operate between Earth and the moon. […]
June 14, 2017

Our sun might have been born with an evil twin called “Nemesis”

Sunlike stars often come in twos and threes, and astronomers and astrophysicists have long wondered why. Are these pairs and trios born as multiple stars orbiting the same point, […]
June 13, 2017

12 Possible Reasons We Haven’t Found Aliens

In 1950, a learned lunchtime conversation set the stage for decades of astronomical exploration. Physicist Enrico Fermi submitted to his colleagues around the table a couple […]
June 13, 2017

Become a Citizen of the Asgardia Space Nation With 300kb of Data

Asgardia will launch its first satellite later this year. Scientists behind the ‘space nation’ Asgardia will take the first steps towards achieving their goals of a lawless space […]
June 12, 2017

Compact Fusion Rockets Could Be the Future of Interplanetary Space Missions

Fusion technology can enable exciting robotic and human missions to Mars and Pluto, and may potentially provide a means of making interstellar space travel possible. Fusion-powered […]
June 10, 2017

Comet Strikes May Have Helped Spur Life on Earth

New research provides for the first time a genetic link between comets and the atmosphere of Earth. Life on Earth may not have been possible without […]