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Interesting exoplanet discovered

A new exoplanet, about a third the mass of Jupiter, which circles a sun-like star in about five days, has been discovered. The planet is of great interest to astronomers.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Newfound star system 'can reveal secrets of gravity'

Scientists have discovered a triple star system that is expected to refute Einstein's theories on gravity, as well as give new insight into gravity's true nature.
In the Media by Cameron Christner - 2 comments

Sperm bank of animals created 'to colonise other planets'

A university in Japan and a zoo are creating a sperm bank for endangered animals that may one day be used to colonise other planets, or even bring extinct species back to life.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

Kepler telescope to be retired

The Kepler space telescope has been retired from its planet-hunting mission after NASA engineers failed to find a fix for its hobbled pointing system.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Pulsating star sheds light on exoplanet

New York - Scientists have devised a way to measure the internal properties of stars. The method also provides more accurate assessments of a star's orbiting planets.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

NASA discovers three Earth-like planets; could host life

A NASA telescope has identified three distant planets that have close compositions to Earth and are the most likely candidates to host life.
In the Media by Ryan Donnelly - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Mars One human colony 2023 — Not as half-baked as it might seem

Sydney - Mars One is the byproduct of decades of nothing being achieved in terms of real human progress in space. The idea is a one-way trip to live on Mars, and there are 8000 applicants ready to go in 2022.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 7 comments

Colorful images of Mercury revealed

Boston - Mercury is usually a planet that does not garner a whole lot of attention, but NASA recently revealed a new series of photos that shed some colorful light on the often ignored planet.
In the Media by Sean Fraser - 3 comments

Space Policy Expert: Companies should buy land on moon, planets

Washington - Will the moon become the 51st state or a property of Coca Cola? If one space policy expert's initiative is approved, it's very possible that in the future land on the moon and on planets in our solar system could be purchased.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 4 comments

Astronomers discover 18 new Jupiter-size alien planets

Pasadena - A team of of scientists led by Caltech astronomers have announced discovery of 18 new Jupiter-size gas planets in an alien planetary system. The discovery was published in the December issue of The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment
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