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About 75 percent of the main sequence stars in our galaxy are classified as red dwarf stars and they represent an exciting population to study in the search for life beyond Earth.
Two university researchers say environmental restrictions have become unnecessarily restrictive and expensive—on Mars.
Astronomers have discovered a record-breaking planetary system with at least six planets orbiting its host star, of which three are super-earths and lie within the habitable zone.
Astronomers have determined that white dwarfs cool more slowly in the early stages of their life than models have previously predicted.
The Hubble Space Telescope has helped astronomers spot signs of Earth-like planets in the atmospheres of a pair of burnt-out stars in a nearby star cluster.
During the Humans to Mars Summit at George Washington University yesterday, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden laid down some thoughts about the US space agency sending man to the Red Planet.
The Holy Grail in the search for planets outside our solar system is finding one that could potentially support life. But theoretical physicist Sara Seager from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology argues perhaps we are being too restrictive on what habitable planets could possibly look like.
We all feel the pain of what has taken place in Boston and Texas this week, and for some we need to find a little bit of joy to help get out of the funk these disasters have caused. Fortunately, Earth Day is right around the corner, and it can allow us to help find a little peace from such an unpleasant week.
Astronomers have discovered what could be considered the most Earth-like planet ever found outside our solar system, nestled around a sun-like star in the Lyra constellation.
Researchers at The University of Auckland wrote in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society that they have a new method that could lead to the discovery of 100 billion earth-like planets.
Ad Astra is a quarterly-published journal of the National Space Society (NSS). The name “ad astra” means “to the stars.” The journal was established following the merger of the L5 Society and the National Space Institute, which formed the NSS in 1987. The NSS is a non-profit aerospace advocacy and educational institution based in Washington DC. On November 28, 2007, the NSS announced MM Publishing Inc. as the newest publisher of Ad Astra. MM Publishing officially took on the role...
Terraforming -- Terraforming (literally, "Earth-shaping") is the process of modifying a planet, moon or other body to a more habitable atmosphere, temperature or ecology. The term was first used in a science fiction novel, 'Seetee Shock' (1940?) by Jack Williamson, but the actual concept is older than that. An example in fiction is 'First and Last Men' by Olaf Stapledon in which Venus is modified, after a long and destructive war with the original inhabitants, who naturally object to the...
- A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
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