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May 29, 2017

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May 29, 2017

May 18, 2017 — In a paper published in Science, researchers report that Titan, like Mars but unlike Earth, has not undergone any active plate tectonics in its recent past. The upheaval of mountains by plate ... read more

May 18, 2017 — NASA's MMS mission studies how electrons spiral and dive around the planet in a complex dance dictated by the magnetic and electric fields, and a new study revealed a bizarre new type of motion ... read more

May 18, 2017 — Astronomers have uncovered a moon orbiting the third largest dwarf planet, 2007 OR10, in the frigid outskirts of our solar system called the Kuiper ... read more

May 18, 2017 — ALMA has made the first complete millimeter-wavelength image of the ring of dusty debris surrounding the young star Fomalhaut. This remarkably well-defined band of rubble and gas is likely the result ... read more

May 16, 2017 — Heavy rain on Mars reshaped the planet's impact craters and carved out river-like channels in its surface billions of years ago, according to a new study. Scientists show that changes in the ... read more

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 — One million miles from Earth, a NASA camera is capturing unexpected flashes of light reflecting off 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 — 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

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 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

May 3, 2017 — VISTA's infrared capabilities have now allowed astronomers to see the myriad of stars in the Small Magellanic Cloud galaxy much more clearly than ever before. The result is this record-breaking ... read more

May 2, 2017 — Combining data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory with radio observations and computer simulations, an international team of scientists has discovered a 200,000-light-year wave of hot gas in ... read more

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