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Neutron Star Planets: Atmospheric Processes and Habitability
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...
Exoplanet Biosignatures: Observational Prospects
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...
Seventh TRAPPIST-1 Planet Confirmed
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.
Mouse sperm sent into space produces healthy IVF babies
The first experiment to test how space travel could affect mammals’ reproduction shows that pregnancy can smooth over DNA damage from cosmic radiation
Media Invited to Demonstration of NASA UAS Traffic Management Technologies
Media 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.
NASA TV Coverage Set for May 23 Space Station Contingency Spacewalk
NASA 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.
Hubble Spots Bubble-Like Cloud of Gas around EZ Canis Majoris
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 [...]
NASA to Discuss First Science Results from Juno Mission to Jupiter
Scientists 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.
Supernova Face-Off May Solve 40-Year-Old Antimatter Mystery
The majority of antimatter that pervades the Milky Way may come from clashing remnants of dead stars, a new study finds.
How Hard Did It Rain on Ancient Mars?
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.