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NASA manages to return stray Voyager 1 back to right track

December 2, 2017 11:00 pm
NASA manages to return stray Voyager 1 back to right track

This NASA artist concept handout image, obtained on August 15, 2017, depicts one of the twin Voyager spacecraft. (Via AFP) NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft — cruising interstellar space billions of miles from Earth — was back on the right track Friday thanks to thrusters that were fired up for the first time in 37 […]

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NASA discovers 10 more Earth-size planets

June 20, 2017 10:30 pm
NASA discovers 10 more Earth-size planets

The system, called KOI-961, hosts the three smallest exoplanets known so far. (Photo by NASA/JPL-Caltech) NASA revealed Monday 10 new rocky, Earth-sized planets that could potentially have liquid water and support life. The Kepler mission team released a survey of 219 potential exoplanets — planets outside of our solar system […]

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TRAPPIST-1’s worlds too far away to be relied on for a rainy day

February 25, 2017 9:20 pm
TRAPPIST-1’s worlds too far away to be relied on for a rainy day

The seven planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system range in mass from 75 percent to 110 percent that of Earth. (Photo by NASA) Despite the immense splendor and the majestic grandeur of the cosmos, its colossal distances bitterly mock both our current technology and our brief lifetimes, hugely disheartening us to […]

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NASA discovers new solar system that could hold life

February 23, 2017 4:00 pm
NASA discovers new solar system that could hold life

For the first time ever, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a nearby star – and these new worlds could hold life. This cluster of planets is less than 40 light-years away in the constellation Aquarius, according to NASA and the Belgian-led research team who announced the discovery Wednesday. […]

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Scientists discover whole solar system potentially harboring life : NASA

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Scientists discover whole solar system potentially harboring life : NASA

An artist’s rendering of the view from the fifth planet orbiting TRAPPIST-1 (Illustration by NASA) NASA has announced that its Spitzer Space Telescope has found seven Earth-like planets in the orbit of a small star located some 40 light-years away. “The discovery gives us a hint that finding the next […]

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60,000-year-old microbes found in Mexican mine: NASA scientist

February 21, 2017 10:30 pm
60,000-year-old microbes found in Mexican mine: NASA scientist

NASA scientists have discovered living microorganisms trapped inside crystals for as long as 60,000 years in a mine in Mexico. These strange ancient microbes have apparently evolved so they can survive on a diet of sulfite, manganese and copper oxide, said Penelope Boston of NASA’s Astrobiology Institute in a presentation […]

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NASA announces press conference over new exoplanet findings

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NASA announces press conference over new exoplanet findings

NASA has a major exoplanet announcement to make later this week. Photo / 123rf NASA says it has some big news to tell the world. The leading space agency has announced a press conference to take place on Thursday morning AEST to present new findings on planets that orbit stars […]

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NASA stunning image of Jupiter’s south pole

February 19, 2017 6:40 pm
NASA stunning image of Jupiter’s south pole

NASA’s Juno spacecraft soared directly over Jupiter’s south pole when JunoCam acquired this image on February 2. Photo / NASA This Nasa image shows an incredibly detailed picture of the surface of Jupiter taken by the Juno spacecraft. It was taken on February 2, 2017 as the probe flew directly […]

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Ceres holds organic compounds, raising prospect of life

February 17, 2017 6:38 pm
Ceres holds organic compounds, raising prospect of life

The NASA image shows dwarf planet Ceres. (Photo by AFP) NASA’s Dawn mission spacecraft has found evidence of organic material on a small planet in our solar system, raising the prospects of life. The NASA spacecraft has detected organic materials, similar to the organic materials that may have been the building […]

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What it’s like to spend a year pretending to live on Mars

February 11, 2017 10:30 pm
What it’s like to spend a year pretending to live on Mars

Six scientists crammed into this dome for a year to see what it would be like to live on Mars. Photo / AP Living on Mars would be extremely difficult and very few people understand that better than Carmel Johnston. The environmental scientist for NASA spent a year living inside […]

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