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May 24, 2017

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May 24, 2017

Scientists Take First Tentative Steps to Explore Potential Climate of Proxima B

May 15, 2017 — The quest to discover whether a planet orbiting our closest neighboring star, Proxima Centauri (4.2 light years or 25 trillion miles from Earth), has the potential to support life has taken a new, ... read more

May 15, 2017 — Researchers have discovered a new planet orbiting a star 320 light years from Earth that has the density of styrofoam. This 'puffy' exoplanet may hold opportunities for testing atmospheres ... read more

May 15, 2017 — NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has reached the main destination of its current two-year extended mission -- an ancient fluid-carved valley incised on the inner slope of a vast ... read more

May 15, 2017 — One million miles from Earth, a NASA camera is capturing unexpected flashes of light reflecting off our ... read more

May 15, 2017 — Physicists may have solved one of nature's great puzzles: What causes the accelerating expansion of our ... read more

May 12, 2017 — This image shows the unusual galaxy IRAS 06076-2139, found in the constellation Lepus (The ... read more

May 11, 2017 — Plumes of vapor generated by ancient impacts on Mars created tornado-like winds possibly swirling at more than 500 miles per hour, which explain mysterious streaks seen near large impact craters on ... read more

May 11, 2017 — A pioneering new study uncovering the 'primitive atmosphere' surrounding a distant world could provide a pivotal breakthrough in the search to how planets form and develop in far-flung ... read more

Distance at Which Supernova Would Spark Mass Extinctions on Earth

May 11, 2017 — KU researcher Adrian Melott examines the effects of a supernova on Earth's biology in new research to appear in Astrophysical Journal. The KU researcher and colleagues argue the estimated ... read more

May 10, 2017 — Astronomers have produced a highly detailed image of the Crab Nebula, by combining data from telescopes spanning nearly the entire breadth of the electromagnetic ... read more

May 10, 2017 — The most active volcanic crater in the solar system, Loki Patera on Jupiter's moon Io, is thought to be a lava lake that periodically brightens because of overturning lava. A UC Berkeley team ... read more

May 10, 2017 — Astrophysicists have created a digital symphony to highlight the unique configuration of the recently discovered TRAPPIST-1 ... read more

May 10, 2017 — A group of researchers believes that contrary to a common model sunspots form near the Sun's ... read more

May 9, 2017 — The best way to study the atmospheres of distant worlds with the James Webb Space Telescope, scheduled to launch in late 2018, will combine two of its infrared instruments, according to a team of ... read more

May 9, 2017 — Sometimes a brown dwarf is actually a planet -- or planet-like anyway. A team discovered that what astronomers had previously thought was one of the closest brown dwarfs to our own Sun is in fact a ... read more

Astronauts Experience Decrease in Blood Vessel Function During Spaceflight

May 9, 2017 — A kinesiology study has found that astronauts aboard the International Space Station have decreased physical fitness because of a decrease in the way oxygen moves through the ... read more

Space Radiation Reproduced in the Lab for Better, Safer Missions

May 8, 2017 — Human-made space radiation has been produced in new research, which could help to make space exploration safer, more reliable and more ... read more

May 8, 2017 — A kind of solar storm has puzzled scientists for its lack of typical warning signs: They seem to come from nowhere, and scientists call them stealth CMEs. Now, scientists have developed a model ... read more

May 8, 2017 — A chemical engineer who normally develops new ways to fabricate microprocessors in computers has figured out how to explain a nagging mystery in space -- why comets expel oxygen gas, the same gas we ... read more

May 4, 2017 — Like the quirky characters in the upcoming film Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the Hubble Space Telescope has some amazing superpowers, specifically when it comes to observing galaxies across time ... read more

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