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New technique paints promising picture for future. Astronomers using the HARPS planet-hunting machine at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile have...
A mission to Jupiter's icy moon is our best shot at finding extraterrestrial life in our solar system. In the 4.6 billion years since our solar...
Saturn's moon Titan is the only moon in the solar system that has an atmosphere as thick as Earth's, consisting of more than 98 percent nitrogen,...
As the search continues for Earth-size planets orbiting at just the right distance from their star, a region termed the habitable zone, the number of...
Researchers can now explain how asteroids are formed. According to a new study led by Lund University in Sweden, our own planet also has its origins...
Do you think a place on Pluto should be named after the sinister tentacle-faced monster Cthulhu from the novels of horror writer H.P. Lovecraft? Or a...
After searching 100,000 galaxies for signs of highly advanced extraterrestrial life, a team of scientists using observations from NASA's WISE...
The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has revealed an extremely powerful magnetic field, beyond anything previously detected in the...
Astronomers have shown for the first time how star formation in "dead" galaxies sputtered out billions of years ago. The NASA/ESA Hubble Space...
For the first time dark matter may have been observed interacting with other dark matter in a way other than through the force of gravity....

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