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Through The Wormhole Reviewed
2012-11-09 21:44:15

In the latest available season of Through the Wormhole, Freeman delivers his iconic voice in a fashion that no one else could do.

Solar System Shaped By Stellar Shockwaves
2012-09-28 08:20:29

Shockwaves emitted by our young sun in its early days would have caused the planets in our solar system to form, according to research presented at the European Planetary Science Congress.

Alien Life May Be Found Within 40 Years Claims Royal Astronomer To The Queen
2012-09-07 10:07:07

Finding alien life beyond our solar system would be the most profound discovery in all of humanity, and a royal astronomer for the Queen of England believes it could happen within the next 40 years.

Probes To Study Van Allen Radiation Belts
2012-08-20 04:36:03

NASA will be launching its Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) mission from Kennedy Space Center in Florida this Friday, August 24.

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2012-08-15 22:06:34

Scientists have found a way to accurately follow the birth and evolution of thousands of galaxies over billions of years.

Crowd Funding Needed For Space Exploration, Education
2012-08-10 14:22:34

Astronomers and scientists have gotten together to create applications that both make space education fun, and help create income to fund research and development projects.

X-ray Signal Detected During Black Hole's Destruction Of Passing Star
2012-08-03 15:48:00

Astronomers have identified an X-ray signal that followed an observation made last year of a quiescent black hole in a distant galaxy. The black hole discovered by the team last year was seen erupting after shredding and consuming a passing star.

Vaporizing Super-Earth Helps Characterize Exoplanet Attributes
2012-08-03 14:45:31

Scientists collaborated recently to produce simulations of Earth-like planets being vaporized in order to help astronomers have a better grasp of what to look for in the atmosphere of candidate super-Earths.

Augmented Reality The Topic Of Creepy, New Video
2012-07-30 05:13:42

Israeli student filmmakers Daniel Lazo and Eran May-raz have created an 8-minute video as a graduation project, predicting what they think the future could look like if AR is left to expand freely and rapidly.

New research using data from ESO’s Very Large Telescope has revealed that the hottest and brightest stars, which are known as O stars, are often found in close pairs. Many of such binaries transfer mass from one star to another, a kind of stellar vampirism depicted in this artist’s impression. Credi
2012-07-26 21:17:49

The brightest stars in the universe apparently do not like to live alone, according to a new study using ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT).


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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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Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.