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First Earth-sized planet found in 'habitable zone': NASA

Washington - The hunt for potential life in outer space has taken a step forward -- an international team of researchers has discovered the first Earth-sized planet within the "habitable zone" of another star.
In the Media by Naomi Seck (AFP) - 1 comment

Early risers can catch spectacular 'Blood Moon' lunar eclipse

Sky watchers across much of North America will get the chance to witness a total lunar eclipse for several hours on Tuesday, April 15 — but only if they rise early.
In the Media by Robert Myles

Former 'Star Trek' actress to voice film promoting geocentrism

Kate Mulgrew, who portrayed Captain Kathryn Janeway on 'Star Trek: Voyager,' is narrating a film that promotes the long disproven notion that the sun revolves around the earth.
In the Media by Sean Fraser

Norwegian skydiver narrowly dodges meteorite

Oslo - A Norwegian skydiver narrowly escaped a meteorite that passed only metres away from him while jumping over Norway, according to a video aired by public broadcaster NRK.
In the Media by AFP

Astronomers solve decades old celestial archaeology mystery

Leicester - New research from an international team of astronomers from the UK's University of Leicester and the University of Arizona sheds light on how stars reaching the end of their useful life and collapsing in on themselves become polluted.
In the Media by Robert Myles

Astronomers ring in startling asteroid find

Paris - Astonished astronomers said Wednesday they had found rings around an asteroid, the smallest object known to have this feature and only the fifth after Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.The twin rings around a rock called Chariklo were spotted in June...
In the Media by Mariette Le Roux (AFP)

Comet-probing robot to wake from hibernation

Paris - A fridge-sized robot lab hurtling through the Solar System aboard a European probe is about to wake from hibernation and prepare for the first-ever landing by a spacecraft on a comet.
In the Media by Véronique Martinache (AFP)

Space rock craze hits South Korea after meteor shower

Seoul - A corner of South Korea is in the grip of a frenzied hunt for valuable space souvenirs, following a rare meteor shower there last week.Hundreds of people have been scouring hills and rice paddies for meteorites near the southeastern city of Jinju after...
In the Media by AFP

Mercury getting smaller, say scientists

The smallest planet in the solar system is getting even smaller, according to findings by planetary geologists led by Paul Byrne of the Carnegie Institution of Washington.
In the Media by Gene Kosowan - 1 comment

Planet X myth debunked

Washington - It was an elusive planet that for 200 years appeared to explain Uranus's wobbly orbit.
In the Media by Jean-Louis Santini (AFP)
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