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How birds survived the dinosaur-killing asteroid

How birds survived the dinosaur-killing asteroid Phillip M Krzeminski Daniel J. Field, University of Bath The asteroid that killed the ...
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NASA’s New Planet Hunter Snaps Initial Test Image, Swings by Moon Toward Final Orbit

NASA’s New Planet Hunter Snaps Initial Test Image, Swings by Moon Toward Final Orbit NASA’s next planet hunter, the Transiting ...
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Exiled Asteroid Discovered in Outer Reaches of Solar System

Exiled Asteroid Discovered in Outer Reaches of Solar System ESO telescopes find first confirmed carbon-rich asteroid in Kuiper Belt An ...
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Hubble detects helium in the atmosphere of an exoplanet for the first time

Hubble detects helium in the atmosphere of an exoplanet for the first time Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope ...
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Mining asteroids could unlock untold wealth – here’s how to get started

Mining asteroids could unlock untold wealth – here's how to get started Artist’s impression of a solar-powered satellite on a ...
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Stellar Dust Survey Paves Way for Exoplanet Missions

Stellar Dust Survey Paves Way for Exoplanet Missions Veils of dust wrapped around distant stars could make it difficult for ...
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NASA’s NEOWISE Asteroid-Hunter Spacecraft — Four Years of Data

NASA's NEOWISE Asteroid-Hunter Spacecraft -- Four Years of Data NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) mission has released ...
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NASA Planet Hunter on Its Way to Orbit

NASA Planet Hunter on Its Way to Orbit NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) launched on the first-of-its-kind mission to ...
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NASA’s planet-hunting spacecraft TESS is now on its mission to search for new worlds

NASA's planet-hunting spacecraft TESS is now on its mission to search for new worlds NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) ...
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SPHERE Reveals Fascinating Zoo of Discs Around Young Stars

SPHERE Reveals Fascinating Zoo of Discs Around Young Stars New images from the SPHERE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope ...
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Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) Science Data Pipeline

Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) Science Data Pipeline A Science Pipeline to New Planet Discoveries NASA’s ongoing search for life ...
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What in the World is an ‘Exoplanet?’

What in the World is an ‘Exoplanet?’ Step outside on a clear night, and you can be sure of something ...
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NASA launches satellite ‘TESS’ in hunt for exoplanets

NASA launches satellite 'TESS' in hunt for exoplanets TESS will soon be our eye in the sky. NASA's Goddard Space ...
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Target Earth: how asteroids made an impact on Australia

Target Earth: how asteroids made an impact on Australia Gosses Bluff impact crater in the Northern Territory. NASA’s Earth Observatory ...
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Goodbye Kepler, hello TESS: Passing the baton in the search for distant planets

Goodbye Kepler, hello TESS: Passing the baton in the search for distant planets Imagined view from Kepler-10b, a planet that ...
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NASA Prepares to Launch Next Mission to Search Sky for New Worlds

NASA Prepares to Launch Next Mission to Search Sky for New Worlds NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is undergoing ...
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New Study Shows What Interstellar Visitor ‘Oumuamua Can Teach Us

New Study Shows What Interstellar Visitor ‘Oumuamua Can Teach Us The first interstellar object ever seen in our solar system, ...
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NASA’s Webb Telescope to Make a Splash in Search for Interstellar Water

NASA’s Webb Telescope to Make a Splash in Search for Interstellar Water Water is crucial for life, but how do ...
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Hubble Finds Huge System of Dusty Material Enveloping the Young Star HR 4796A

Hubble Finds Huge System of Dusty Material Enveloping the Young Star HR 4796A Astronomers have used NASA's Hubble Space Telescope ...
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Hubble observes exoplanet atmosphere in more detail than ever before

Hubble observes exoplanet atmosphere in more detail than ever before An international team of scientists has used the NASA/ESA Hubble ...
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NASA Finds a Large Amount of Water in an Exoplanet’s Atmosphere

NASA Finds a Large Amount of Water in an Exoplanet's Atmosphere Much like detectives study fingerprints to identify the culprit, ...
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Five Years after the Chelyabinsk Meteor: NASA Leads Efforts in Planetary Defense

Five Years after the Chelyabinsk Meteor: NASA Leads Efforts in Planetary Defense A blinding flash, a loud sonic boom, and ...
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NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite Arrives at Kennedy Space Center for Launch

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite Arrives at Kennedy Space Center for Launch NASA’s next planet-hunting mission has arrived in Florida ...
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More bad news for dinosaurs: Chicxulub meteorite impact triggered global volcanic eruptions on the ocean floor

More bad news for dinosaurs: Chicxulub meteorite impact triggered global volcanic eruptions on the ocean floor Seismic shockwaves after a ...
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Hubble delivers first insight into atmospheres of potentially habitable planets orbiting TRAPPIST-1

Hubble delivers first insight into atmospheres of potentially habitable planets orbiting TRAPPIST-1 An international team of astronomers has used the ...
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TRAPPIST-1 Planets Probably Rich in Water

TRAPPIST-1 Planets Probably Rich in Water A new study has found that the seven planets orbiting the nearby ultra-cool dwarf ...
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New Clues to TRAPPIST-1 Planet Compositions, Atmospheres

New Clues to TRAPPIST-1 Planet Compositions, Atmospheres In the year since NASA announced the seven Earth-sized planets of the TRAPPIST-1 ...
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From rocket launches to a crashing space station, we’re in for a huge year in space

From rocket launches to a crashing space station, we're in for a huge year in space Rocket Lab successfully launched ...
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‘Super blue blood moon’ to grace the sky – here’s what we could learn from it

'Super blue blood moon' to grace the sky – here's what we could learn from it Blood moon on April ...
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First Light for Planet Hunter ExTrA at La Silla

First Light for Planet Hunter ExTrA at La Silla A new national facility at ESO’s La Silla Observatory has successfully ...
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How comet dust has allowed us to trace the history of the Solar System

How comet dust has allowed us to trace the history of the Solar System The comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, seen up close. ESA/Rosetta/NavCam, CC ...
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A huge asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs, but what danger do smaller ones pose?

A huge asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs, but what danger do smaller ones pose? Don’t panic…yet. Lwp Kommunikáció/Flickr, CC BY-SA ...
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Multi-planet System Found Through Crowdsourcing

Multi-planet System Found Through Crowdsourcing A system of at least five exoplanets has been discovered by citizen scientists through a ...
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Hubble Finds Substellar Objects in the Orion Nebula

Hubble Finds Substellar Objects in the Orion Nebula In an unprecedented deep survey for small, faint objects in the Orion ...
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NASA’s Webb Telescope to Investigate Mysterious Brown Dwarfs

NASA’s Webb Telescope to Investigate Mysterious Brown Dwarfs Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what you are. Astronomers are ...
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How I discovered the origins of the cigar-shaped alien ‘asteroid’ ‘Oumuamua

How I discovered the origins of the cigar-shaped alien 'asteroid' 'Oumuamua Artist’s illustration of planet formation. Image credit: NASA / ...
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Spanning Disciplines in the Search for Life Beyond Earth

Spanning Disciplines in the Search for Life Beyond Earth The search for life beyond Earth is riding a surge of ...
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Look up! Your guide to some of the best meteor showers for 2018

Look up! Your guide to some of the best meteor showers for 2018 The 2017 Geminids as seen from Ecuador, ...
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NASA’s Next Major Telescope to See the Big Picture of the Universe

NASA’s Next Major Telescope to See the Big Picture of the Universe NASA is beginning to design its next big ...
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Newly discovered Churchill essay on aliens is a timely reminder of the dangers facing life on Earth

Newly discovered Churchill essay on aliens is a timely reminder of the dangers facing life on Earth Dave Strom/Flickr, CC ...
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Mysterious alien cigar ‘asteroid’ is actually an interstellar lump of ice (not a space ship)

Mysterious alien cigar 'asteroid' is actually an interstellar lump of ice (not a space ship) ESO/M. Kornmesser, CC BY-SA Alan ...
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No sign of alien life ‘so far’ on the mystery visitor from space, but we’re still looking

No sign of alien life 'so far' on the mystery visitor from space, but we're still looking An artist’s impression ...
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Google’s artificial intelligence finds two new exoplanets missed by human eyes

Google's artificial intelligence finds two new exoplanets missed by human eyes Artist impression of Kepler-90i, the eighth planet discovered orbiting ...
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Artificial Intelligence, NASA Data Used to Discover Eighth Planet Circling Distant Star

Artificial Intelligence, NASA Data Used to Discover Eighth Planet Circling Distant Star Our solar system now is tied for most ...
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Mars Mission Sheds Light on Habitability of Distant Planets

Mars Mission Sheds Light on Habitability of Distant Planets How long might a rocky, Mars-like planet be habitable if it ...
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Mission Status Update – Cruising Toward Asteroid Bennu

Mission Status Update – Cruising Toward Asteroid Bennu OSIRIS-REx is continuing outbound cruise operations, en route to arrival in August ...
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First Light for ESPRESSO — the Next Generation Planet Hunter

First Light for ESPRESSO — the Next Generation Planet Hunter The Echelle SPectrograph for Rocky Exoplanet and Stable Spectroscopic Observations ...
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Metal asteroid Psyche is all set for an early visit from NASA

Metal asteroid Psyche is all set for an early visit from NASA NASA/JPL Christian Schroeder, University of Stirling Three times ...
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NASA Telescope Studies Quirky Comet 45P

NASA Telescope Studies Quirky Comet 45P When comet 45P zipped past Earth early in 2017, researchers observing from NASA’s Infrared ...
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Solar System’s First Interstellar Visitor Dazzles Scientists

Solar System’s First Interstellar Visitor Dazzles Scientists Astronomers recently scrambled to observe an intriguing asteroid that zipped through the solar ...
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Discovery of cigar-shaped asteroid from outer space could help unveil secrets of extrasolar worlds

Discovery of cigar-shaped asteroid from outer space could help unveil secrets of extrasolar worlds Artist’s impression of the enigmatic space ...
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ESO Observations Show First Interstellar Asteroid is Like Nothing Seen Before

ESO Observations Show First Interstellar Asteroid is Like Nothing Seen Before For the first time ever astronomers have studied an ...
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A guide to meteor showers – what to look out for and when

A guide to meteor showers – what to look out for and when Blink and you’ll miss it – until ...
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Hubble Sees Nearby Asteroids Photobombing Distant Galaxies

Hubble Sees Nearby Asteroids Photobombing Distant Galaxies Like rude relatives who jump in front of your vacation snapshots of landscapes, ...
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How scientists discovered our first interstellar mystery visitor

How scientists discovered our first interstellar mystery visitor It’s a bird… It’s a plane… No, it’s an object from another ...
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A fleeting visit: an asteroid from another planetary system just shot past Earth

A fleeting visit: an asteroid from another planetary system just shot past Earth Tiny and very faint, this fast moving ...
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ALMA Discovers Cold Dust Around Nearest Star

ALMA Discovers Cold Dust Around Nearest Star The ALMA Observatory in Chile has detected dust around the closest star to ...
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New Hubble Gallery Features Objects from Popular Not-a-Comet Messier Catalog

New Hubble Gallery Features Objects from Popular Not-a-Comet Messier Catalog In a nod to the global amateur astronomy community, as ...
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Giant Exoplanet Hunters: Look for Debris Disks

Giant Exoplanet Hunters: Look for Debris Disks There's no map showing all the billions of exoplanets hiding in our galaxy ...
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This is a Test: Asteroid Tracking Network Observes Oct. 12 Close Approach

This is a Test: Asteroid Tracking Network Observes Oct. 12 Close Approach On Oct. 12, a small asteroid designated 2012 ...
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ALMA and Rosetta Detect Freon-40 in Space

ALMA and Rosetta Detect Freon-40 in Space Observations made with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and ESA’s Rosetta mission, ...
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NASA’s Hubble Observes the Farthest Active Inbound Comet Yet Seen

NASA's Hubble Observes the Farthest Active Inbound Comet Yet Seen NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has photographed the farthest active inbound ...
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Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the Solar System

Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the Solar System With the help of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, ...
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Curious Kids: Why is the Earth round?

Curious Kids: Why is the Earth round? The mass of the Earth is big enough that the gravitational force it ...
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NASA’s Hubble Captures Blistering Pitch-Black Planet

NASA's Hubble Captures Blistering Pitch-Black Planet NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has observed a planet outside our solar system that looks ...
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Inferno World with Titanium Skies

Inferno World with Titanium Skies Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope have detected titanium oxide in an exoplanet atmosphere for ...
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The secrets of Titan: Cassini searched for the building blocks of life on Saturn’s largest moon

The secrets of Titan: Cassini searched for the building blocks of life on Saturn's largest moon Cassini captures Saturn’s largest ...
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When the world is not enough: how to find another planet to live on

When the world is not enough: how to find another planet to live on The star TRAPPIST with three planets ...
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NASA’s Asteroid-Bound Spacecraft to Slingshot Past Earth

NASA’s Asteroid-Bound Spacecraft to Slingshot Past Earth NASA’s asteroid sample return mission, OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, and Security ...
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Hubble delivers first hints of possible water content of TRAPPIST-1 planets

Hubble delivers first hints of possible water content of TRAPPIST-1 planets An international team of astronomers used the NASA/ESA Hubble ...
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The PLATO mission: an investigation of planetary systems

The PLATO mission: an investigation of planetary systems file t cojf. Frédéric Baudin, Université Paris Sud – Université Paris-Saclay Despite its proximity ...
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An Eclipse by Any Other Name: Doing Science with Transits and Occultations

An Eclipse by Any Other Name: Doing Science with Transits and Occultations An otherworldly atmosphere takes hold when a total ...
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TRAPPIST-1 is Older Than Our Solar System

TRAPPIST-1 is Older Than Our Solar System If we want to know more about whether life could survive on a ...
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New Horizons’ Next Target Just Got a Lot More Interesting

New Horizons' Next Target Just Got a Lot More Interesting Could the next flyby target for NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft ...
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Hubble Detects Exoplanet with Glowing Water Atmosphere

Hubble Detects Exoplanet with Glowing Water Atmosphere Scientists have discovered the strongest evidence to date for a stratosphere on a ...
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An Earth-like Atmosphere May Not Survive Proxima b’s Orbit

An Earth-like Atmosphere May Not Survive Proxima b’s Orbit Proxima b, an Earth-size planet right outside our solar system in ...
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Asteroid Flyby Will Benefit NASA Detection and Tracking Network

Asteroid Flyby Will Benefit NASA Detection and Tracking Network NASA scientists are excited about the upcoming close flyby of a ...
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Anthill 15: Unexplored places

Anthill 15: Unexplored places Into the unknown. pixabay.com Annabel Bligh, The Conversation; Gemma Ware, The Conversation; Paul Keaveny, The Conversation, ...
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Large, Distant Comets More Common Than Previously Thought

Large, Distant Comets More Common Than Previously Thought Comets that take more than 200 years to make one revolution around ...
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Why looking for aliens is good for society (even if there aren’t any)

Why looking for aliens is good for society (even if there aren't any) Shutterstock Ian Crawford, UCL The search for ...
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NASA’s Hubble Sees Martian Moon Orbiting the Red Planet

NASA’s Hubble Sees Martian Moon Orbiting the Red Planet The sharp eye of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured the ...
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How do you work out if a signal from space is a message from aliens?

How do you work out if a signal from space is a message from aliens? The ALMA telescope is searching ...
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We worked out what it would take to wipe out all life on a planet – and it’s good news for alien hunters

We worked out what it would take to wipe out all life on a planet – and it's good news ...
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Hidden Stars May Make Planets Appear Smaller

Hidden Stars May Make Planets Appear Smaller In the search for planets similar to our own, an important point of ...
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As the world embraces space, the 50 year old Outer Space Treaty needs adaptation

As the world embraces space, the 50 year old Outer Space Treaty needs adaptation A lot has changed since the ...
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How a Speck of Light Becomes an Asteroid

How a Speck of Light Becomes an Asteroid On the first day of the year 1801, Italian astronomer Gioacchino Giuseppe ...
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Help us find out what our possibly habitable exoplanet neighbour is actually like

Help us find out what our possibly habitable exoplanet neighbour is actually like Artist’s impression of Proxima Centauri b. ESO/M ...
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Could asteroids bombard the Earth to cause a mass extinction in 10 million years?

Could asteroids bombard the Earth to cause a mass extinction in 10 million years? Elenarts/Shutterstock Sanna Alwmark, Lund University and ...
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Europe okays project to seek alien life

Europe okays project to seek alien life Europe has approved the launch of a deep-space observatory to sniff out habitable ...
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NASA Releases Kepler Survey Catalog with Hundreds of New Planet Candidates

NASA Releases Kepler Survey Catalog with Hundreds of New Planet Candidates NASA’s Kepler space telescope team has released a mission ...
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How to backup life on Earth ahead of any doomsday event

How to backup life on Earth ahead of any doomsday event It’s happened before: why we need to plan for ...
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The seven most extreme planets ever discovered

The seven most extreme planets ever discovered KELT-9B is the hottest known planet. NASA/JPL-Caltech Christian Schroeder, University of Stirling Scientists ...
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The Art of Exoplanets

The Art of Exoplanets The moon hanging in the night sky sent Robert Hurt’s mind into deep space -- to ...
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Astronomers explain the formation of seven exoplanets around Trappist-1

Astronomers explain the formation of seven exoplanets around Trappist-1 Astronomers from the University of Amsterdam have offered an explanation for ...
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Hubble’s Tale of Two Exoplanets: Nature vs. Nurture

Hubble's Tale of Two Exoplanets: Nature vs. Nurture Is it a case of nature versus nurture when it comes to ...
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Venus has very few volcanoes – weirdly, this might be why it’s as hot as hell

Venus has very few volcanoes – weirdly, this might be why it's as hot as hell MAX3D Sami Mikhail, University ...
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Scientists take first tentative steps to explore potential climate of Proxima B

Scientists take first tentative steps to explore potential climate of Proxima B The quest to discover whether a planet orbiting ...
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Curious Kids: What plants could grow in the Goldilocks zone of space?

Curious Kids: What plants could grow in the Goldilocks zone of space? Almost every star has planets – so there ...
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Large asteroid to hurtle past Earth on April 19

Large asteroid to hurtle past Earth on April 19 An asteroid as big as the Rock of Gibraltar will streak ...
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Earth-Sized ‘Tatooine’ Planets Could Be Habitable

Earth-Sized 'Tatooine' Planets Could Be Habitable With two suns in its sky, Luke Skywalker's home planet Tatooine in "Star Wars" ...
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Exoplanet discovery by an amateur astronomer shows the power of citizen science

Exoplanet discovery by an amateur astronomer shows the power of citizen science An artist’s impression of some of the thousands ...
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Aliens, very strange universes and Brexit – Martin Rees Q&A

Aliens, very strange universes and Brexit – Martin Rees Q&A Martin Rees, University of Cambridge Martin Rees is Emeritus Professor ...
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Comet That Took a Century to Confirm Passes by Earth

Comet That Took a Century to Confirm Passes by Earth By Elizabeth Zubritsky, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center On April 1, ...
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Seven Earth-sized planets discovered orbiting a nearby star

Seven Earth-sized planets discovered orbiting a nearby star Jonti Horner, University of Southern Queensland An international team of astronomers has ...
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NASA-funded Website Lets Public Search for New Nearby Worlds

NASA-funded Website Lets Public Search for New Nearby Worlds NASA is inviting the public to help search for possible undiscovered ...
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Scientists make huge dataset of nearby stars available to public

Scientists make huge dataset of nearby stars available to public Users can search database of 1,600 stars to find signs ...
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Until we get better tools, excited reports of ‘habitable planets’ need to come back down to Earth

Until we get better tools, excited reports of 'habitable planets' need to come back down to Earth Joshua Tan, Universidad ...
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2016: the year in space and astronomy

2016: the year in space and astronomy Alan Duffy, Swinburne University of Technology and Rebecca Allen, Swinburne University of Technology ...
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Final Descent Images from Rosetta Spacecraft

Final Descent Images from Rosetta Spacecraft A new image of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was taken by the European Space Agency’s (ESA) ...
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NASA Prepares to Launch First U.S. Asteroid Sample Return Mission

NASA is preparing to launch its first mission to return a sample of an asteroid to Earth. The mission will ...
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Wolf 1061c Another Closest Earth Candidate Planet Discovered by Astronomers

Wolf 1061c Another Closest Earth Candidate Planet Discovered by Astronomers. Wolf 1061c is close with a distance of only 14 ...
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