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Space Science Wed May 10 2017 14:55:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)
WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- "Most planetary systems are like bands of amateur musicians playing their parts at different speeds," says Matt Russo, at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA). "TRAPPIST-1 is different; it's a
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star.
Although many of the nearby stars we will study for signs of life are older than the Sun, we do not know how long it takes life to emerge or, for that matter, how likely it is to emerge at all. As we saw yesterday, that means plugging values into Dra
During the period of Dec. 15, 2016 and March 4, the Kepler spacecraft, operating as the K2 mission, observed TRAPPIST-1, an ultra-cool dwarf star home to seven Earth-size planets that are likley rocky. At image center is the light from TRAPPIST-1 col
New observational data of the TRAPPIST-1 system from Kepler are expected to allow astronomers to refine the previous measurements of six planets, pin down the orbital period and mass of the seventh and farthest planet, TRAPPIST-1h, and learn more abo
A fairly large asteroid discovered nearly three years ago will safely pass about 1.1 million miles from Earth on April 19. That's about 4.6 times the Earth-moon distance.
Data from NASA's Kepler spacecraft about TRAPPIST-1, a system of seven Earth-size planets, are now available to the scientific community.
Best Evidence Yet for Reoccurring Water Vapor Plumes Erupting from Jupiters Moon When Galileo discovered Jupiter's moon Europa in 1610, along with three other satellites whirling around the giant planet, he could have barely imagined it was such a wo
Most of the dwarf planets now have known moons Beyond the orbit of Neptune lies a frigid, dark, vast frontier of countless icy bodies left over from the solar system's construction 4.6 billion years ago. This region, called the Kuiper Belt, was hypot
Work began today on building the UKs latest rocket engine test facility, designed for firing the engine core of the ESA-backed SABRE propulsion system within three years.
A Long-running CassiniEnters Its Final Orbits It has been nearly 20 years since the Cassini Mission to Saturn started its grand adventure of exploration. Folks, this has been a mission for the record books. Not only has it been extended several times
Majestic Giant Planet is a Swirl of Colorful Clouds Named after the Roman king of the gods, the immense planet Jupiter is undoubtedly king of the solar system. Containing more mass than all the other planets combined, Jupiter's immense gravitational
Scientists have discovered a new planet with the mass of Earth, orbiting its star at the same distance that we orbit our sun.
In 1977, NASA's Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft began their pioneering journey across the solar system to visit the giant outer planets. Now, the Voyagers are hurtling through unexplored territory on their road trip beyond our solar system. Along the way,
There was something a little disorienting about TRAPPIST-1 vaulting into the public consciousness to fleetingly become one of the largest news events in the world. The small-telescope detection of temperate Earth-sized planets orbiting stars at the b
Eerie mysteries in the universe can be betrayed by simple shadows. The wonder of a solar eclipse is produced by the moon's shadow, and over 1,000 planets around other stars have been cataloged by the shadow they cast when passing in front of their pa
This illustration shows a hypothetical planet covered in water around the binary star system of Kepler-35A and B. With two suns in its sky, Luke Skywalker's home planet Tatooine in "Star Wars" looks like a parched, sandy desert world. In real life, w
NASA will hold a news conference at 10 a.m. PST (1 p.m. EST) Wednesday, Feb. 22, to present new findings on planets that orbit stars other than our sun, known as exoplanets.
NASA is inviting the public to help search for possible undiscovered worlds in the outer reaches of our solar system and in neighboring interstellar space.
Astronomers have produced a highly detailed image of the Crab Nebula by combining data from telescopes spanning nearly the entire breadth of the electromagnetic spectrum.
A team of scientists has developed a new approach to assist in development of timely tsunami detection systems, using measurements of how tsunamis disturb Earth's atmosphere.
Had your fill of binocular comets? Turns out, 2017 may have saved the best for last. The past few months has seen a steady stream of dirty snowball visitations to the inner solar system, both short term periodic and long term hyperbolic. First let's
Star might answer question of how white dwarfs explode Of all the varieties of exploding stars, the ones called Type Ia are perhaps the most intriguing. Their predictable brightness lets astronomers measure the expansion of the universe, which led to
Colorful New Portrait Shows Energetic Details Embedded in Supernova Remnant In the summer of the year 1054 AD, Chinese astronomers saw a new "guest star," that appeared six times brighter than Venus. So bright in fact, it could be seen during the day
Three detector systems for the Euclid mission have been delivered to Europe for the spacecraft's infrared instrument.
The boundary between brown dwarf and planet is poorly defined, although objects over about 13 Jupiter masses (and up to 75 Jupiter masses) are generally considered brown dwarfs. Brown dwarfs do not reside, like most stars, on the main sequence, being
Canada Post will release a new postage stamp on June 1 to celebrate the nation's achievements in space, science, technology and innovation, on the Earth and beyond. The stamp features a photograph of the Canadarm shuttle remote manipulator system gra
Some of the world's most exciting, young scientists to help NASA explore mysteries of the cosmos NASA has selected 28 Fellows for its prestigious Einstein, Hubble, and Sagan fellowships. Each post-doctoral fellowship provides three years of support t
My quick trip to South by Southwest was fruitful, and fun. I was in three events. This* was the group for the panel that was hosted by Rick Loverd, who directs the Science and Entertainment Exchange. We had lots of great discussion about Science in F
Let me call your attention to the PLANETS telescope, now seeking a funding boost through an ongoing Kickstarter campaign. Currently about halfway built, the PLANETS (Polarized Light from Atmospheres of Nearby ExtraTerrestrial Systems) instrument is l
Mauna Kea from Mana Road Time slips past. The discovery of 51 Pegasi b and the heady early days of planet detection are now more than two decades gone. The pulsar planets have been known for a full quarter century, and N=10,000 is the next milestone
When to launch a starship, given that improvements in technology could lead to a much faster ship passing yours enroute? As we saw yesterday, the problem has been attacked anew by Ren Heller (Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research), who re-ex
A little frozen Saturn moon, with a diameter that could easily fit inside the state of New Mexico, holds some big promises for the possibility of finding basic alien life in our solar system. Enceladus is often overshadowed by its larger distant cous
Research suggests that gravitational interactions forced Mars out of the asteroid belt and toward the sun about 120 million years after the birth of the solar system.
In real life, the actors who star in "Alien: Covenant" Ridley Scott's new installment in the "Alien" film saga don't seem all that excited about venturing into the final frontier.
Proving again an old adage, NASA on Wednesday (April 26) showed that "what goes up, must come down" but can do so in higher definition. The agency produced the first live 4K video stream from space and presented the first ultra-high-def cinema camera