NASA's Kepler and Spitzer space telescopes have teamed up to precisely measure one exoplanet's vital statistics -- from 300 light-years away. Continue reading →
Telltale pollution could reveal ET, study shows
A newfound alien planet is one for the record books.
Humanity will probably have to wait a few decades to find out if life is common beyond our own solar system.
In the case of a newly-discovered exoplanet orbiting a star only 16 light-years away, although astronomers may call it 'habitable,' it's likely anything but. Continue reading →
Heat radiating from the young Earth could help solve the more than 50-year-old mystery of why the far side of the moon, which faces away from Earth, lacks the dark, vast expanses of volcanic rock that define the face of the Man in the Moon as seen from Earth, researchers say.
A year after being sidelined by a positioning system failure, NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler space telescope is back at work on a new and expanded mission called K2.
A new instrument attached to one of the most powerful telescopes in the world has been switched on and acquired its 'first light' images of alien star systems. Continue reading →
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