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TESS shares first science image in hunt to find new worlds

NASA's newest planet hunter, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), is now providing valuable data to help scientists discover and study exciting new exoplanets, or planets beyond ...

Mon 17 Sep 18 from Phys.org

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Solar Orbiter: Spacecraft to leave UK bound for the Sun

UK engineers finish building a satellite that will carry cameras closer to the Sun than ever before.

22 hours ago from BBC News

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Ceres takes life an ice volcano at a time

Every year throughout its 4.5-billion-year life, ice volcanoes on the dwarf planet Ceres generate enough material on average to fill a movie theater, according to a new study led by the University ...

Mon 17 Sep 18 from Phys.org

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Simulation shows nuclear pasta 10 billion times harder to break than steel

A trio of researchers affiliated with several institutions in the U.S. and Canada has found evidence that suggests nuclear material beneath the surface of neutron stars may be the strongest ...

11 hours ago from Phys.org

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AI Detects 72 Fast Radio Bursts Coming from a Distant, Unknown Source

Blazing across the sky for mere milliseconds, fast radio bursts (FRBs) are among the newest and most puzzling astronomical phenomenon. They come from extreme distances and appear without any ...

Tue 11 Sep 18 from Discover Magazine

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The surprising environment of an enigmatic neutron star

An unusual infrared emission detected by the Hubble Space Telescope from a nearby neutron star could indicate that the pulsar has features never before seen. The observation, by a team of researchers ...

Mon 17 Sep 18 from Phys.org

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BUFFALO charges towards the earliest galaxies

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has started a new mission to shed light on the evolution of the earliest galaxies in the Universe. The BUFFALO survey will observe six massive galaxy clusters ...

Thu 13 Sep 18 from Phys.org

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A galaxy revealed

European Southern Observatory releases images captured just for their beauty.

Wed 12 Sep 18 from Cosmos Magazine

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Bring back Pluto!

The decision to declare Pluto not a planet was fundamentally flawed, argue a team of astrophysicists. Andrew Masterson reports.

Tue 11 Sep 18 from Cosmos Magazine

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Closest planet ever discovered outside solar system could be habitable with a dayside ocean

In August of 2016, astronomers from the European Southern Observatory (ESO) confirmed the existence of an Earth-like planet around Proxima Centauri – the closest star to our solar system. ...

Mon 17 Sep 18 from Phys.org

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