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'Iceball' planet discovered through microlensing

40 sec ago from Physorg

Scientists have discovered a new planet with the mass of Earth, orbiting its star at the same distance that we orbit our sun. The planet is likely far too cold...

Sun's eruptions might all have same trigger

28 min ago from Physorg

Large and small scale solar eruptions might all be triggered by a single process, according to new research that leads to better understanding of the Sun's activity.

Super-resolution spectral imaging to monitor dynamic processes in real time

30 min ago from Science Daily

A new approach to increase resolution of multichannel spectrometers has now been developed by a team of researchers.

'Ageless' silicon throughout milky way may indicate a well-mixed galaxy

31 min ago from Science Daily

New surveys with the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Green Bank Telescope (GBT), of the element silicon may mean that the Milky Way is more efficient at mixing its contents than...

'Iceball' planet discovered through microlensing

31 min ago from Science Daily

Scientists have discovered a new planet with the mass of Earth, orbiting its star at the same distance that we orbit our sun. The planet is likely far too cold...

2017 Zurich Classic of New Orleans: 10 teams and players to watch, picks to win

1 hour ago from UPI

This is the first team event for a PGA Tour regular-season event since 1982. Below are 10 teams to watch in New Orleans.

US Launches Minuteman III ICBM From Silo in Test | Video

2 hours ago from Space.com

The intercontinental ballistic missile was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on April 26, 2017.

Faith Hill, Kellie Pickler talk show to premiere in fall

2 hours ago from UPI

Faith Hill will executive produce a new Scripps series with fellow country star Kellie Pickler and journalist Ben Aaron as hosts.

The Key to Finding Alien Life Will Be Locating 'New Quackers'

3 hours ago from MSNBC: Science

A new "super-Earth" some 40 light-years away has been deemed the best candidate in the search for signs of life, but don't go high-fiving strangers on the street just yet.

Detector delivery marks another Euclid milestone

3 hours ago from Physorg

ESA's Euclid mission has passed another important milestone with the delivery of the first three state-of-the art detectors for the Near-Infrared Spectrometer and Photometer instrument.

Three Comets Will Pass Near Earth in 2017 and 2018 | video

3 hours ago from Space.com

Comets 46P/Wirtanen, 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova and 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak will make close passes. Find out when, how far and what we hope to learn about them in the latest installment of Science@NASA.

Cassini Completes Final — and Fateful — Titan Flyby

4 hours ago from Science Blog

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has had its last close brush with Saturn’s hazy moon Titan and is now beginning its final set of 22 orbits around the ringed planet. The spacecraft...

Designing the hanging gardens of Mars

4 hours ago from Physorg

NASA is all about solving challenges, and the goal of having a prolonged presence in space, or a colony on Mars or some other world, is full of challenges, including...

Distant Dwarf Planet DeeDee Stirs Up the Pluto Planethood Debate

5 hours ago from Live Science

Recent observations that a tiny object in our solar system is a likely dwarf planet has some planetary scientists grumbling again about Pluto's demotion to that status.

Meet the Space Custodians: Debris Cleanup Plans Emerge

5 hours ago from Space.com

A look at some of the most promising concepts researchers are developing to remove space junk from Earth orbit.

Fitbit investigating woman's report of exploding fitness tracker

6 hours ago from UPI

Fitbit said Tuesday it is investigating a report by a Wisconsin woman who said she sustained second-degree burns when the fitness tracker exploded on her wrist.

NASA balloon mission launches, with goal of breaking flight record

6 hours ago from Physorg

NASA on April 24 launched a football-stadium-sized, super-pressure balloon on a mission that aims to set a record for flight duration while carrying a telescope that scientists at the University...

Harry Styles to perform nightly on 'Late Late Show with James Corden' from May 15-18

6 hours ago from UPI

Harry Styles will perform on "The Late Late Show with James Corden" from May 15-18, Corden announced Tuesday in a video conference with the pop star.

Security firm: Cyberattacks against Saudi Arabia continue

7 hours ago from Physorg

Researchers at U.S. antivirus firm McAfee say the cyberattacks that have hit Saudi Arabia over the past few months are continuing, revealing new details about an unusually disruptive campaign.

ESA boosting its Argentine link with deep space

7 hours ago from Physorg

Thanks to some high-tech improvements, ESA's radio dish in Argentina will be ready to receive the rising torrent of scientific data beamed back by future missions exploring deep in our...

China talking with European Space Agency about moon outpost

10 hours ago from Physorg

China is talking with the European Space Agency about collaborating on a human outpost on the moon.

New survey hints at exotic origin for the Cold Spot

17 hours ago from Science Daily

A supervoid is unlikely to explain a 'Cold Spot' in the cosmic microwave background, according to the results of a new survey, leaving room for exotic explanations like a collision...

Historic NASA Mission Control Consoles to be Restored by the Cosmosphere

19 hours ago from Space.com

The NASA Mission Control consoles that were used for the first moon landings are set to be brought back to life by a Kansas museum that restored the Apollo 13...

Cyber firm: French candidate Macron hit by hackers possibly linked to Russia

23 hours ago from UPI

Hackers with possible links to Russia unsuccessfully attacked French candidate Emmanuel Macron's campaign, research by a cybersecurity firm indicates.

Modeling Reveals How Policy Affects the Adoption of Solar Energy Photovoltaics in California

1 day ago from Newswise - Scinews

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside, inspired by efforts to promote green energy, are exploring the factors driving commercial customers in Southern California, both large and small, to purchase...

Lakers legend Kobe Bryant channels Steve Urkel with live poetry

1 day ago from UPI

Future basketball Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant showed off his rhyming skills on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."

Team discovers lull in Mars' giant impact history

1 day ago from Physorg

From the earliest days of our solar system's history, collisions between astronomical objects have shaped the planets and changed the course of their evolution. Studying the early bombardment history of...

Into the submillimeter—the early universe's formation

1 day ago from Physorg

In order to make sense of our universe, astronomers have to work hard, and they have to push observing technology to the limit. Some of that hard work revolves around...