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Day On Exoplanet Measured, Found To Be Much Shorter Than Earth’s
Apr 30, 2014 16:59 PM E
Dutch astronomers found the equatorial rotation velocity of Exoplanet Beta Pictoris B.
gamma ray burst
Shockwave: New Findings On Gamma Ray Bursts Rewrite Old Theories
Apr 30, 2014 16:38 PM E
An international team of scientists led by the University of Leicester has discovered for the first time that GRB's behave differently than previously thought.
Solar Eclipse
Solar Eclipse: Watch The Moon Blot Out The Sun Over Australia Last Night [VIDEO]
Apr 29, 2014 15:13 PM E
A solar eclipse was visible last night in Antarctica. If you happened to miss it, don't worry. It's all on video.
brown dwarf
The Coldest 'Brown Dwarf' Star Discovered Lives Close To Our Solar System
Apr 27, 2014 15:05 PM E
The coldest of its kind so far, a brown dwarf star was found living only seven light years away.
SpaceX
SpaceX Launches Lawsuit Against Air Force Over Rocket Contracts
Apr 27, 2014 14:39 PM E
SpaceX is suing the Pentagon in an attempt to gain a defense contract to launch military satellites into space, alleging that the Air Force did not competitively bid its contracts with Boeing and Lockheed Martin.
Supernova
Supernova Mystery Solved: Explosion Seemed Brighter Through Galactic Lens
Apr 26, 2014 17:23 PM E
In 2010, a star exploded, and its supernova was 30 times brighter than others like it. When scientists investigated why, they found a new galaxy and a new way to measure the universe.
Space Selfie
Best Selfie Ever? Space Station Astronaut Tweets Space Walk Portrait
Apr 25, 2014 15:52 PM E
NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio took a picture of himself during a recent space walk outside the International Space Station, confirming that some selfies are actually worth sharing.
Scientists Discover Metabolic Reactions In Ancient Oceans Predate First Organisms
Reconstructed Ancient Ocean Reveals Metabolism Existed Before The Evolution Of First Organisms
Apr 25, 2014 15:16 PM E
Researchers have recreated Earth's ancient oceans in their laboratory and were surprised to find our modern-day metabolism existed without the aid of evolution.
Chelyabinsk Meteor
Asteroid Impact More Common Than Most Think, But Is Anyone Doing Anything About It? [VIDEO]
Apr 24, 2014 17:57 PM E
A group of retired astronauts is trying to save the world by locating asteroids headed toward Earth. Recently, the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization revealed that a nuclear-bomb-sized meteor explodes in the atmosphere once every six months.
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Diamond Planet Closely Orbiting Neighboring Sun Won't Collide Anytime Soon, Scientists Say
Apr 22, 2014 12:08 PM E
Scientists have wondered whether two planets, including one made almost entirely of diamonds, that are part of a planetary system 40 light years away will soon collide with each other or their sun, as they both orbit closely. Scientists have now discovered that they won't.
White Dwarf Magnifies A Sun-Like Star
White Dwarf Star Magnifies Another Star’s Brightness: Einstein Thought It Couldn’t Be Observed
Apr 21, 2014 02:23 AM E
Astronomers have observed for the first time a white dwarf star magnify the sun-like star it orbits, which could lead to a better understanding of dwarf stars.
ice sheet
Ancient Tundra Found Beneath Greenland Ice Sheet; Could Be Up To 3 Million Years Old
Apr 19, 2014 17:17 PM E
Scientists have discovered that deep within the center of the Greenland Ice Sheet lies soil native to the land before the glaciers moved in, and implying that the Ice Sheet is older than previously thought.
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NASA Satellite LADEE Crashes Into The Moon Friday As Planned
Apr 18, 2014 15:30 PM E
The NASA lunar satellite LADEE ended its mission early Friday morning by crashing into the surface of the moon, as planned. Scientists will now begin sifting through its scientific data to solve riddles about the moon's atmosphere.
A Planet Like Our Own 500 Light Years Away
'Kepler-186f,' New Earth-Like Planet: Rocky Planet, Discovered In ‘Habitable Zone’ Where High Noon Is Like Our Sunset
Apr 18, 2014 12:08 PM E
A planet closest to our own in habitability has been discovered 500 light years away.
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