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No, NASA isn’t about to announce alien life

NASA has apparently collected evidence of extraterrestrial life that it has been hiding from the human race – at least, according to a YouTube video created by an individual claiming to be part of the decentralized group 'Anonymous' that has…

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NASA finds 10 more habitable, Earth-like exoplanets

NASA's planet-hunting Kepler Space Telescope mission has resulted in the discovery of more than 200 new candidates since the last time data was released by the US space agency, including 10 nearly-Earth sized, potentially habitable new worlds, various media outlets…

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Newfound exoplanet is hotter than most stars

A newly-discovered planet is undergoing such extreme irradiation from its sun that it is hotter than most stars and has a giant glowing gas tail similar to those that form on comets, according to a new study published online Monday…

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Ancient Earth-like lake on Mars could have been full of life

An ancient lake in Mars’ Gale Crater had physical and chemical properties extremely close to those found in similar bodies of water on Earth, and multiple environments in these areas could have supported life, according to research published Friday in…

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Third time’s a charm: LIGO detects gravitational waves for a third time

Scientists at the Advanced LIGO facility in Washington have once again detected gravitational waves, marking the third time in 18 months that the facility has observed ripples in the fabric of space-time that were originally predicted by Albert Einstein more…

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Aerospace mogul: ‘There are aliens living on Earth’

The founder of a Las Vegas-based aerospace startup that manufactures and develops inflatable space station modules is convinced that extraterrestrial life not only exists, but has already come to Earth and established a presence here, according to a recent interview…

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We’ve created a ‘bubble’ around the Earth

The effects of human activity have long been cited as a primary cause of global climate change, but new research from NASA has revealed that our use of technology also appears to be having an impact not just on the…

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NASA’s Mars plans include a one-year mission to the Moon

Before sending a manned mission to Mars in the 2030s, NASA may have a group of astronauts spend a year in orbit around the moon, officials from the space agency’s Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate revealed earlier this week…

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Atmosphere of distant ‘warm Neptune’ fascinates astronomers

A mixture of images from NASA’s Hubble and Spitzer telescopes has resulted in fascinating observations of the exoplanet HAT-P-26b, which is classified as a 'warm Neptune'. Water vapor and exotic clouds have been spotted in the atmosphere of the distant…

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Ancient Australian rocks could hold the key to finding life on Mars

Where did life on Earth begin? Answering that question might help us pinpoint where to look for life on Mars. One theory about how life began on Earth posits that it was in freshwater hot spring environments on land. This…