Space & Earth

Scientists Hope to Capture the Magic and Science of Star-Making
Scientists Are Creating Star Dust In A Lab To Help Explain How Earth Was Formed
Jan 14, 2014 14:29 PM E
A 15-million Euros project in Spain and France will have engineers help astrophysicists build a machine that will create the same star dust spewed by supernovas.
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Seattle Seahawks Fans Literally Caused Earthquake At Saturday's Game; Comes After Previous Records For Noise
Jan 13, 2014 14:07 PM E
In the past, they have split eardrums and caused earthquakes, but on Saturday they made another notable contribution to tectonic unrest by setting off a possible magnitude 2 or higher earthquake as the team defeated the New Orleans Saints.
Super Earth
Galaxy's Abundance Of Gaseous Mini-Neptunes, Super-Earths Makes Possibility Of Life There Impractical
Jan 12, 2014 12:52 PM E
Somewhere around 85 percent of the galaxy's planets fall in a gray zone between our rocky, smallish Earth and the fairly large, gaseous Neptune — meaning they aren't necessarily ideal for life as we know it.
Stars Of The Milky Way
Hypervelocity Stars Escaping Milky Way Baffle Scientists
Jan 12, 2014 09:28 AM E
An international team of astronomers has discovered 20 new hypervelocity stars escaping the gravitational pull of the Milky Way that don't follow the previous patterns of these speeding stars. The newly-observed stars are smaller and coming from random directions rather than the core of the galaxy.
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Super-Powerful Gemini Camera's First Image Shows A Planet and Its Star 63 Lights Years Away
Jan 11, 2014 14:56 PM E
The planet-hunting super camera, Gemini, has produced its first image, and it shows a 10-million-year-old planet and its star, which reside 63 light years away from earth.
SpaceShipTwo
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Reaches Record Height, Paving Way For First Commercial Flight In Fall 2014.
Jan 11, 2014 13:46 PM E
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo recently reached new heights, pushing forward the company's goal of commercial space flight by the fall of 2014.
Hubble Photo
Crowdsourcing Astronomy: NASA Enlists Citizen Scientists With New Hubble Galaxy Photo
Jan 10, 2014 15:55 PM E
NASA and its partners have been on a mission lately to crowdsource the universe. So on Thursday the Hubble Space Telescope released another galaxy picture in the hope that citizen scientists will comb it for star clusters.
Hand of God
'Hand of God' In Space Captured In NASA Space Telescope Images: Appears To Be The Result Of A Recently Exploded Star
Jan 10, 2014 09:40 AM E
A NASA X-ray image taken exactly at the moment when a star exploded and an enormous cloud of material burst forth is being called the Hand of God.
Universe Map
Universe Measured With Near-Perfect Accuracy: Scientists Say It's Probably Infinite, Flat, And Eternal
Jan 09, 2014 15:29 PM E
Scientists announced Thursday that they've pretty much figured out the universe, unlocking potential clues to mysterious "dark energy;" bolstering theories that the universe is flat, eternal, and infinite; and mapping 1.3 million galaxies down to about 1 percent accuracy.
International Space Station
International Space Station Could Orbit Even Longer: US Moves To Extend Operation
Jan 08, 2014 22:50 PM E
The International Space Station won't die just yet. On Wednesday, the residential orbiter received a mission extension from the United States government, a move that will likely keep it floating overhead for the next 10 years.
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Incredible Hubble Telescope 'Frontier Fields' Photo Shows Deepest-Ever View Of Universe
Jan 07, 2014 19:08 PM E
The Hubble Telescope has captured an incredible image of Abell 2744, a galaxy cluster 3.5 billion light-years from earth. The photo is the first from the Hubble "Frontier Fields" program and is the deepest-ever view of the galaxy. Hubble will create five more Frontier Fields images over the next three years.
asteroid binary
Rare Binary Asteroid Discovered By University of Maryland Students (And They're Not Even Astronomy Majors)
Jan 07, 2014 17:33 PM E
A rare binary asteroid, 3905 Doppler, was discovered by University of Maryland undergraduate students. Fewer than 100 binary eclipsing asteroids are present in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. The students made the discovery while compiling a lightcurve of 3905 Doppler, which showed the asteroid going dark at one point--because it was being eclipsed by another asteroid.
Lake Toba
What Triggers Supervolcanos? New Study Shows That Magma Pressure Alone Is Enough To Spark Devastation
Jan 06, 2014 16:52 PM E
Scientists had thought that something else must be at play when these super-massive eruptions go off, but new research shows that the intense pressure of extra magma alone is enough, without any help from external influence, such as earthquakes.
UFO
Multiple UFO Sightings Reported In California; Officials Keep Quiet [VIDEO]
Jan 04, 2014 17:49 PM E
Several people throughout different areas of California reported seeing a UFO on New Years Eve, and although many stories are similar, state and federal officials haven't offered any explanations.
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