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Google’s artificial intelligence finds two new exoplanets missed by human eyes

Artist impression of Kepler-90i, the eighth planet discovered orbiting around Kepler-90. NASA

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 around Kepler-90. NASA Jake Clark, University of Southern Queensland Two new exoplanets have been discovered thanks to NASA’s collaboration with Google’s artificial intelligence (AI). One […]

Artificial Intelligence, NASA Data Used to Discover Eighth Planet Circling Distant Star

With the discovery of an eighth planet, the Kepler-90 system is the first to tie with our solar system in number of planets. Credits: NASA/Wendy Stenzel

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 number of planets around a single star, with the recent discovery of an eighth planet circling Kepler-90, a Sun-like star 2,545 light years from Earth. […]

Mars Mission Sheds Light on Habitability of Distant Planets

An artist’s rendition depicts a solar storm hitting Mars and stripping ions from the upper atmosphere. Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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 were orbiting a red dwarf star? It’s a complex question but one that NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution mission can help answer. “The MAVEN […]

The Voyagers in Popular Culture

Each Voyager spacecraft carries a copy of the Golden Record, which has been featured in several works of science fiction. The record's protective cover, with instructions for playing its contents, is shown at left. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

The Voyagers in Popular Culture

The Voyagers in Popular Culture Whether you’re traveling across cities, continents or even oceans this holiday season, there is no long-haul flight quite like that of the Voyagers. Sit back and enjoy the view from the Voyagers’ epic journey through the solar system. See iconic […]

Voyager 1 Fires Up Thrusters After 37 Years

The twin Voyager spacecraft are celebrating 40 years of continual operation in August and September 2017. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Voyager 1 Fires Up Thrusters After 37 Years

Voyager 1 Fires Up Thrusters After 37 Years If you tried to start a car that’s been sitting in a garage for decades, you might not expect the engine to respond. But a set of thrusters aboard the Voyager 1 spacecraft successfully fired up Wednesday […]

An Orbital Dance May Help Preserve Oceans on Icy Worlds

Composite, enhanced-color image of Pluto (lower right) and its largest moon Charon (upper left) taken by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft on July 14, 2015. Pluto and Charon are shown with approximately correct relative sizes, but their true separation is not to scale. Credits: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI

An Orbital Dance May Help Preserve Oceans on Icy Worlds

An Orbital Dance May Help Preserve Oceans on Icy Worlds Heat generated by the gravitational pull of moons formed from massive collisions could extend the lifetimes of liquid water oceans beneath the surface of large icy worlds in our outer solar system, according to new […]

Metal asteroid Psyche is all set for an early visit from NASA

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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 further away from the sun than the Earth lies an enormous lump of metal. Around 252km in diameter, the metallic “M-class” asteroid 16 Psyche is […]

Thunderstorms create radioactivity, scientists discover

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Thunderstorms create radioactivity, scientists discover

Thunderstorms create radioactivity, scientists discover Maxime Raynal/wikipedia Jim Wild, Lancaster University Thunder and lightning have sparked awe and fear in humans since time immemorial. In both modern and ancient cultures, these natural phenomena are often thought to be governed by some of the most important […]

NASA Telescope Studies Quirky Comet 45P

Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdušáková is captured using a telescope on December 22 from Farm Tivoli in Namibia, Africa. Credits: Gerald Rhemann

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 Telescope Facility, or IRTF, in Hawai’i gave the long-time trekker a thorough astronomical checkup. The results help fill in crucial details about ices in Jupiter-family […]