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Astronomer looks for alien life in Wolf 1061 system

29 min ago from UPI

Brooks HaysJan. 20 (UPI) -- Scientists believe exoplanet Wolf 1061c is more like Venus than Earth, but they haven't yet ruled out the possibility of finding life there.

Spandex exosuits, a hugging robot, and other amazing images of the week

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Science Newsworthy eye candy Our favorite images from this week in science, health, and technology news.

This Is How YOU Can Do Science During the Great American Eclipse

3 hours ago from Space.com

Professional and amateur astronomers will unite this August, taking part in several crowdsourced science projects to get the most out of the solar eclipse that will dazzle the US.

Freeze-dried food and 1 bathroom: 6 simulate Mars in dome

3 hours ago from CBSNews - Science

Six scientists simulated a stay on Mars to gain insight into the psychological toll a real-life voyage would have on astronauts

ABC eyeing 'Black-ish' spinoff starring Yara Shahidi

3 hours ago from UPI

Wade SheridanJan. 20 (UPI) -- ABC is in early talks for a spinoff of their hit comedy series "Black-ish" which would star Yara Shahidi.

Moonshine Glow: See Pluto's Moon Charon as a Crescent in NASA Photo

3 hours ago from Space.com

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft keeps showing us things we've never seen before.The probe's latest unprecedented photo is simultaneously familiar and exotic: Pluto's largest moon, Charon, in crescent phase.

Space Station Flies in the Face of the Moon - Skywatching Video

4 hours ago from Live Science

On January 14, 2017, Michel Breitfellner, Manuel Castillo, Abel de Burgos and Miguel Perez Ayucar set up telescopes near ESA’s Space Science Center in Madrid, Spain. They captured the International...

Public poll to decide where Jupiter probe points its camera

4 hours ago from UPI

Brooks HaysJan. 20 (UPI) -- It's now up to the public to decide where Juno will point its camera, the JunoCam, during the probe's next pass by Jupiter's north pole.

Why the lights don’t dim when we blink

5 hours ago from Science Blog

Every few seconds, our eyelids automatically shutter and our eyeballs roll back in their sockets. So why doesn’t blinking plunge us into intermittent darkness and light? New research led by...

Michigan couple wake to coyotes crashing through window

6 hours ago from UPI

Ben HooperJan. 20 (UPI) -- A Michigan couple were awakened late at night by the noisy entrance of a pair of unusual home invaders -- coyotes.

Cassini Gets Up Close and Personal With Saturn's 'Wavemaker' Moon Daphnis

8 hours ago from Space.com

As NASA's Saturn mission skims the gas giant's rings, it's seeing incredible detail in the interactions between ring particles and a tiny moon's gravity.

Light's Out: Asteroid Triggered Freezing Darkness That Killed Dinos

9 hours ago from Live Science

When a giant asteroid careened into Earth about 66 million years ago, the enormous collision led to the formation of an airborne "curtain" of sulfate molecules that blocked the sun's...

New York Jets owner Woody Johnson named UK ambassador

18 hours ago from UPI

The Sports Xchange President-elect Donald Trump said on Thursday that New York Jets owner Woody Johnson will be named the U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom.

Launch Photos: SBIRS Geo-3 Missile-Warning Satellite Lifts Off

20 hours ago from Space.com

The U.S. Air Force's SBIRS Geo-3 missile-detection satellite is scheduled to launch atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket on Jan. 19, 2017. See photos of the satellite...

Extreme Astronomy Unlocks Cosmic Secrets From the South Pole

1 day ago from Space.com

The South Pole Telescope is perfectly located to gaze deep into the universe, but it takes a hardy group of astronomers to live there over the winter.

Some NASA Transition Team Members to Remain After Inauguration

1 day ago from Space.com

The man who will soon become the acting administrator of NASA said he expects some members of the incoming Trump administration's landing team to stay on at the agency after...

[In Depth] Your self-driving car could kill radio astronomy

1 day ago from Science NOW

Add energy-saving streetlights, self-driving cars, and balloon-borne internet services to the threats facing astronomers needing dark skies free of electromagnetic smog. The rise of all three technologies is posing new challenges to ground-based researchers...

Army demos quadcopter resupply vehicle prototype

1 day ago from UPI

Richard TomkinsJan. 19 (UPI) -- A prototype of a quadcopter that will be fully autonomous and used to resupply troops in the field has been demonstrated by the U.S....

Rick Perry says he regrets vow to abolish Energy Department

1 day ago from UPI

Andrew V. PestanoJan. 19 (UPI) -- Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Donald Trump's pick for secretary of energy, expressed regret for proposing to abolish the department years ago.

You Are in Command as NRAO's 'Orion Explorer' Tours This Iconic Constellation

1 day ago from Newswise - Scinews

NRAO announces its newly released Orion Explorer installment of its popular Milky Way Explorer, an online tour of our interstellar neighborhood guided by the actual astronomers who study it using...

New study will help find the best locations for thermal power stations in Iceland

1 day ago from Science Daily

A new research article gives indications of the best places in Iceland to build thermal power stations.

Israel's Arrow-3 ballistic missile interceptor enters service

1 day ago from UPI

Richard TomkinsJan. 19 (UPI) -- Israel's Arrow-3 ballistic missile interceptor has entered into initial operational service with the Israeli air force Aerial Defense Array.

NASA Reviewing $239 Million UAH-Led Proposal for Lunar Astrophysics Mission

1 day ago from Newswise - Scinews

Next-generation astrophysics research using the moon as home base and The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) as its world-class data center are the goals of a multiyear, $237 million...

'Mission Mars' Exhibit Brings Red Planet Exploration to Space Center Houston

1 day ago from Space.com

NASA's ambition to send astronauts to Mars comes alive in an interactive exhibit opening at Space Center Houston. The new "Mission Mars" exhibit invites guests to step onto Mars at...

U.S., Cuba sign maritime border treaty

1 day ago from UPI

Daniel J. GraeberJan. 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. government said it signed a treaty with Cuba to delineate borders in the Gulf of Mexico, a week after reaching an oil-spill...

NASA plans trip to asteroid that may hold treasure trove of minerals

1 day ago from CBSNews - Science

Planned unmanned spacecraft mission to "16 Psyche" could pave the way for potential mining expeditions in the future

NASA to Talk Pluto & Beyond on Facebook Today: Watch Live

1 day ago from Space.com

NASA's New Horizons team is hosting a live webcast today at 4 p.m. EST (2100 GMT) to discuss the historic Pluto flyby and tantalizing adventures that lie ahead.