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2011-02-09 13:47:00

BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While the discoveries of the Kepler mission have tripled the number of known planets in our galaxy, one man has taken the questions about alien life to a higher power.

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2011-01-26 13:10:00

Astronomers have discovered a galaxy so far away that its light has taken over 13 billion years to reach Earth.

2011-01-25 07:00:00

LIVERMORE, Calif., Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Solar Universe, the nation's leading provider of residential and small business solar installations, today announced its $7.0 million in Series B funding, led by RockPort Capital Partners with returning founding investors.

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2011-01-24 07:40:00

Just like out of a good science fiction setting on some far-off planet, our own Earth could soon have a second sun, but only for a limited time.

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2010-12-27 09:25:00

TAU astronomers identify the epoch of the first fast growth of black holes.

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2010-12-08 12:49:41

New discoveries point to it being more likely that humans are not the only inhabitants in the universe.

2010-12-06 00:00:39

New York, NY: Sunday, December 5: StarTalk returns to the airwaves, with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson as host, and Jon Stewart as his inaugural guest.

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2010-11-19 08:29:15

New stars are born in the Universe around the clock – in the Milky Way, currently about ten per year.

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2010-11-09 14:20:00

NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has unveiled a previously unseen structure centered in the Milky Way.

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2010-11-04 06:25:00

As scientists and engineers work to make NASA's James Webb Space Telescope a reality, they find themselves wondering what new sights the largest space-based observatory ever constructed will reveal.


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Stellar Astrophysics
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The prominent feature that allows for the existence of life on Earth is the Sun. Radiation from our closest star provides heat and energy to our planet, driving biological processes and providing the necessary conditions for liquid water to naturally exist. But our Sun is only but one star in this vast Universe. And as it turns out, most stars are quite different than the one that illuminates our day. For this reason, scientists have, for hundreds of years, attempted to study the other...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Xenobiology -- Xenobiology (or exobiology, or astrobiology) is the term for a speculative field within biology which considers the possibility of, and possible nature of, extraterrestrial life. It also necessarily includes the concept of artificial life, since any life form might naturally evolve elsewhere, could conceivably come out of a laboratory using a future technology. It might be difficult to tell whether a truly strange life form had in fact arisen in space, or was designed much...

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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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