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Astrobiology

Of the roughly 3000 neutron stars known, only a handful have sub-stellar companions. The most famous of these are the low-mass planets around the millisecond pulsar B1257+12. New evidence indicates that observational biases could still hide a wide variety of...

05/23/2017

Astrobiology

We provide an overview of the prospects for biosignature detection and general characterization of temperate Earth-sized planets. We review planned space-based missions and ground-based projects as well as the basic methods they will employ, and summarize which exoplanet properties will...

05/23/2017

Astronomy News - Sky & Telescope

Astronomers have confirmed the existence of the seventh planet around the ultracool dwarf star TRAPPIST-1. The post Seventh TRAPPIST-1 Planet Confirmed appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

05/22/2017

New Scientist - Space

The first experiment to test how space travel could affect mammals’ reproduction shows that pregnancy can smooth over DNA damage from cosmic radiation

05/22/2017

NASA Breaking News

Media Invited to Demonstration of NASA UAS Traffic Management TechnologiesMedia are invited to see the latest technologies NASA is working on as part of its Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) project Thursday, May 25, at the Reno-Stead Airport in Reno, Nevada.

05/22/2017

NASA Breaking News

NASA TV Coverage Set for May 23 Space Station Contingency SpacewalkNASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer are preparing for an unscheduled spacewalk outside the International Space Station Tuesday, May 23. Live coverage will begin at 6:30 a.m. EDT on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

05/22/2017

Breaking Science News | Sci-News.com

This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows part of a bubble nebula, called Sh2-308, surrounding the massive star EZ Canis Majoris. EZ Canis Majoris is approximately 5,200 light-years from Earth. It is something known as a Wolf-Rayet star, and is one of the brightest known stars of its kind. Its outer shell of [...]

05/22/2017

NASA Breaking News

NASA to Discuss First Science Results from Juno Mission to JupiterScientists from NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter will discuss their first in-depth science results in a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, May 25, when multiple papers with early findings will be published online by the journal Science and Geophysical Research Letters.

05/22/2017

Space.com

The majority of antimatter that pervades the Milky Way may come from clashing remnants of dead stars, a new study finds.

05/22/2017

Astronomy News - Sky & Telescope

Mars was once far wetter than it is now — but just how much rain fell, and when? The post How Hard Did It Rain on Ancient Mars? appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

05/22/2017