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SETI notices strange signal from star HD 164595

Concerted efforts to search the sky for alien transmissions have been going on since the 1980s, and according to the SETI Institute, scientists are now looking into a radio signal that could be coming from alien life. The signal is…

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Juno successfully completes first Jupiter flyby

On Saturday, NASA's Juno mission successfully performed its first of 36 orbital flybys of Jupiter. The probe passed approximately 2,600 miles above Jupiter's clouds on what was planned to be its closest pass to the gas giant. At the time,…

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Tem finds huge new galaxy that is 99.99% dark matter

A recently-discovered, blob-like galaxy is approximately the same size as the Milky Way, but is almost entirely made up of dark matter, according to new research led by astronomers from Yale University and published in September’s edition of the Astrophysical…

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China plans to launch a Mars rover by 2020

The space race may just be gearing up again, as China has just previewed the first images of its future Mars rover, announcing plans to send it to the Red Planet for a three-month expedition in 2020, according to Reuters.…

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NASA celebrates Voyager 2’s 35 year anniversary at Saturn

Today, August 25, marks the 35th anniversary of our first close-up look at Saturn, courtesy of NASA’s Voyager 2 probe. The space agency took the occasion to look back at Voyager 2’s Saturn legacy, and note just how crucial those…

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NASA’s Jeff Williams breaks Scott Kelly’s record for most time spent in space

When NASA astronaut Scott Kelly returned home from his historic Year In Space mission on March 2, he had logged a record 520 days in space during the course of his career with the US space agency – but records,…

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Earth-like planet discovered orbiting Proxima Centauri

Astronomers have found evidence of an Earth-mass planet, with a temperature suitable for the existence of liquid surface water, orbiting in the habitable zone of the star closest to Earth, Proxima Centauri, according to new research published Thursday in the…

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Newly discovered star unlocks the secret of massive star formation

Astronomers recently hit the jackpot when they discovered a massive star still in the process of forming. Measuring about 30 times the size of our Sun and still growing, the star could help scientists learn about how some of the…

mars

NASA finds fossilized riverbeds on Mars

Although the planet is now cold and barren of water, the discovery of an extensive fossilized system of riverbeds suggests that Mars had once possessed a warm, wet climate, according to new research published in the Geological Society of America…

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NASA lost a probe in space for two years– and they just reconnected

After a 22-month long search, NASA was able to re-establish contact with STEREO-B Sunday evening, locking onto the spacecraft’s signal using its Deep Space Network (DSN) tracking tool and receiving its transmissions for the first time since October 1, 2014.…