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Earth-Like Planet Discovered 20 Light Years Away

Project Blue To Discover And Photograph Of Earth-Like Planets At Alpha Centauri Soon

By Carl Anthony - Dec 15, 2016 05:30 AM EST

Finding an Earth-like planet is a success for Project Blue. With so many possibilities out there, Alpha Centauri system may be the answer.

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Scientists Discover Oldest Oxygen Ever Found

By Dipannita - Jun 21, 2016 09:59 AM EDT

A team of scientists has discovered traces of oxygen in a galaxy located billions of years away. To be precise, the galaxy in which the oldest molecule of oxygen has been discovered is located 13.1 billion light years away.

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Interstellar Chiral Molecule In Space May Solve Biggest Mystery On Earth

By Dipannita - Jun 15, 2016 04:36 PM EDT

A team of astronomers has discovered a strange molecule in interstellar space, located thousands of light years away, but within the Milky way galaxy. This molecule is expected to solve the biggest mysteries about life on Earth.

Black Hole

Scientists "Weigh" Black Hole, Find It Measures 660 Million Suns

By Peter R - May 06, 2016 01:25 PM EDT

Weight measurements were made by determining the speed of dust cloud orbiting the galaxy that houses the black hole.

Stargazing

Light Pollution Affects 99 Percent Of The Earth's Night Sky Views

By R. Siva Kumar - Sep 08, 2015 11:56 AM EDT

Only one-third of Americans can see the Milky Way from their homes.

Russian Cosmonaut Earns the Title “The Most Time Spent in Space”

Mass Measurement Of Behemoth Black Hole Reveals New Science

By Peter R - Jun 18, 2015 04:32 PM EDT

The black hole powering NGC 1097 is 140 million times the mass of sun. Researchers used distribution and movement two molecules to estimate the mass of the black hole.

Wolf-Rayet Star

Hubble Captures Cannabalism in Action, Finds a Rare Nasty Star in Earth's Neighborhood

By Peter R - May 23, 2015 06:25 PM EDT

The NaSt 1 is Wolf-Rayet that is aging rapidly and is being stripped of its exterior hydrogen material.

Andromeda galaxy

Galaxies Are Strangled for 4 Billion Years Until They Die

By Peter R - May 14, 2015 04:33 PM EDT

Using metal levels in live and dead galaxies, researchers were able to conclude how long it takes for a galaxy to run of star-making fuel hydrogen.

Andromeda galaxy

Andromeda's Massive Halo Indicates Its Merger With Milky Way Has Begun

By Peter R - May 08, 2015 05:37 PM EDT

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has shown that Andromeda's halo is larger than earlier estimated.

Sun, Scholz's Star

Sun Came Later In The Milky Way Star Nursery, New Study Says

By Kamal Nayan - Apr 10, 2015 09:04 AM EDT

Out sun arrived little late in the early days of the Milky Way, according to a new study. The study added that it only formed when the stellar version of a "baby boom" had almost fizzled out.

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Milky Way Just Got Bigger by 50 Percent, Study

By Peter R - Mar 12, 2015 05:16 PM EDT

Analysis of data from Sloan Digital Sky Survey showed researchers our galaxy could be bigger than its currently known size.

Dark Matter

Finding Dark Matter: Milky Way's Dwarf Neighbor the Key?

By Peter R - Mar 11, 2015 07:45 AM EDT

The dwarf galaxy showed higher than normal gamma ray activity that has researchers intrigued.

Cosmic radiation

Last Year's Biggest Physics Discovery Falls Flat as Cosmologists Mistook Dust for Gravity

By Peter R - Feb 03, 2015 01:49 PM EST

The discovery of unique patterns attributed to primordial gravitational waves in the cosmic microwave background was actually caused by dust.

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