A new analysis of the Harps data, using special computer software, has now revealed three more super-Earths. One of them, HD 40307g, excited astronomers because it was much further from the star than its companions - between half and three quarters of the Earth's distance from the Sun - and comfortably within the habitable zone. Professor Hugh Jones, from the University of Hertfordshire, a member of the international team, said: ''The longer orbit of the new planet means that its climate and atmosphere may be just right to support life. 'Super-Earth' with life-supporting climate discovered
PASADENA, Calif. - A new study using data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope suggests a cause for the mysterious glow of infrared light seen across the entire sky. NASA'S Spitzer Sees Light Of Lonesome Stars
NASA offers chance for Google-powered smartphones to be launched as spacecrafts PhoneSat is designed to send cheapest and easiest-to-construct satellites into space Satellite could use phone's camera to take pictures of Earth NASA plans to publish blueprints to allow anyone to build their own satellite By Mark Prigg PUBLISHED: 06:25 GMT, 29 August 2012 | UPDATED: 11:08 GMT, 29 August 2012
NASA: Mars Curiosity on track By Dan Vergano , USA TODAY Updated 2012-08-17 5:35 PM NASA's newest Mars rover Curiosity looks ready to soon start investigations , engineers report.
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Engineers updating the Curiosity's software to allow it to drive on Mars President Obama calls the project team to congratulate them Reveals blast marks on surface caused by Curiosity's landing rockets Rover has also sent back first high resolution panorama as scientists test its instruments By James Nye , Mark Prigg and Daily Mail Reporter Nasa's Curiosity Rover undergoes 'brain transplant' after taking stunning panorama pictures of the Red Planet
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An artist's conception of a runaway hypervelocity planet. Image courtesy of David Aguilar, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics In 2005, Warren Brown of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory noticed something rather unusual in the sky: a star traveling out of the Milky Way galaxy at roughly 1.5 million miles per hour. When Runaway Planets Go 30 Million Miles Per Hour | Around The Mall
NASA probe offers new view of Mercury: an alien world right in our back yard Now, after poring over 100,000 images and reams of other Messenger data, space scientists have achieved consensus: Mercury is one weird world. It is radically unlike the other rocky bodies of our solar system — Venus, Mars, Earth, the moon, and the moons of other planets. Its core is too big; its surface too scrunched.
Scientists have discovered a new type of alien planet — a steamy waterworld that is larger than Earth but smaller than Uranus. The standard-bearer for this new class of exoplanet is called GJ 1214b, which astronomers first discovered in December 2009. New breed of steamy alien planet found - Technology & science - Space - Space.com
Cosmologists Try to Explain a Universe Springing From Nothing It is, perhaps, the mystery of last resort.
Why does our universe look the way it does? In particular, why do we only experience three spatial dimensions in our universe, when superstring theory, for instance, claims that there are ten dimensions — nine spatial dimensions and a tenth dimension of time? Japanese scientists think they may have an explanation for how a three-dimensional universe emerged from the original nine dimensions of space. Why Does Our Universe Have Three Dimensions? | Digg Mynews
This image from the Hubble Telescope shows part of the Carina Nebula, located roughly 7,500 light-years from Earth. This massive cosmic cloud is a stellar incubator, but the newborn star found inside has to fight its way out by firing off powerful, super-fast jets. Space porn News, Videos, Reviews and Gossip - io9
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