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Space.com

A lucky confluence of circumstances has allowed a group of scientists to study an ultra-distant galaxy that is exceptionally unexceptional.

04/12/2017

Space.com

New observations reveal that the far-flung object 2014 UZ224 (informally known as DeeDee, for "Distant Dwarf") is about 395 miles (635 kilometers) wide — big enough to claim "dwarf planet" status.

04/12/2017

Space.com

The United States Navy fired a projectile at Mach 6 during a recent test with an electromagnetic railgun, suggesting that early ideas about using such tech to launch payloads from the lunar surface might not be so sci-fi after all.

04/12/2017

Space.com

“Patterns of human settlement across our planet,” can be seen from nighttime views of Earth from Space, according to NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center.

04/12/2017

Astrobiology

On Thursday NASA will announce evidence that hydrothermal activity on the floor of an ice-covered ocean on Saturn's moon Enceladus is most likely creating methane from carbon dioxide. The process is indicative of possible habitable zones within the ocean of...

04/12/2017

Astronomy News - Sky & Telescope

Planetary scientists think the Sun may inadvertently create a transitory, tenuous atmosphere around the dwarf planet Ceres — and in an unexpected way. The post Sun Triggers Ceres’ Fleeting Atmosphere appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

04/11/2017

NPR Space News

The National Academy of Sciences has toughened up its guidelines to call cutting corners, dubious statistics and not fully sharing research methods "detrimental" to science.

04/11/2017

NASA Breaking News

NASA TV to Air Orbital ATK Resupply Mission Launch, BriefingsNASA commercial cargo provider Orbital ATK is targeting its seventh commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station for 11:11 a.m. EDT Tuesday, April 18. Coverage of the launch begins at 10 a.m. on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

04/11/2017

New Scientist - Space

We may have found a fresh way to spot the spinning corpses of massive stars, using the glow of interstellar gas – and maybe a new class of pulsar too

04/11/2017

Astrobiology

We searched high resolution spectra of 5600 nearby stars for emission lines that are both inconsistent with a natural origin and unresolved spatially, as would be expected from extraterrestrial optical lasers....

04/11/2017