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We may be able to see mountains and valleys on distant worlds

Added: 12.01.2018 11:09 | 3 views | 0 comments

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If alien planets have canyons and mountains like ours, we may be able to catch a glimpse of them in an exoplanet’s shadow as it passes in front of its star

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Source: www.newscientist.com

The universe still seems to be expanding faster than it ought to

Added: 12.01.2018 10:35 | 3 views | 0 comments

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The universe is expanding but our measurements of the rate are all over the place and they just got worse, so we can’t tell when the cosmos is going to die

Source: www.newscientist.com

Mars has ice sheets 130 metres thick hiding below its red dust

Added: 11.01.2018 14:00 | 4 views | 0 comments

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Eight newfound Martian cliffs made up of layers of ice could tell us how the Red Planet's climate has changed in the past several million years

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Source: www.newscientist.com

Hidden exoplanets could be revealed by echoing light

Added: 11.01.2018 12:32 | 2 views | 0 comments

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Reflected light from a star’s flares may help us find otherwise invisible worlds. These exoplanets could be hit by powerful blasts, but may still host life

Source: www.newscientist.com

Mystery radio bursts may be from neutron star near a black hole

Added: 10.01.2018 13:00 | 2 views | 0 comments

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The source of repeating fast radio bursts is one of astronomy’s biggest mysteries. They may come from a fast-spinning neutron star next to a huge black hole

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Source: www.newscientist.com

We must accept more risks if we want space travel to take off

Added: 10.01.2018 13:00 | 2 views | 0 comments

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Going to space is already one of the most dangerous things a person can do, but we will need to take far more risks than we do in order to push space exploration forward

Tags: SPA
Source: www.newscientist.com

The ugly, fractured reality of the cosmos deserves our attention

Added: 09.01.2018 11:27 | 2 views | 0 comments

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A puzzling clash between perfection and imperfection in our universe is getting fresh attention. This great cosmological mystery merits it, says Geraint Lewis

Source: www.newscientist.com

The universe could be full of more huge stars than we thought

Added: 04.01.2018 14:00 | 3 views | 0 comments

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Part of the Large Magellanic Cloud has 32 per cent more giant stars than we expected. That could mean the universe has more supernovae and black holes, too

Source: www.newscientist.com

SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket test is the start of a race to Mars

Added: 04.01.2018 8:05 | 3 views | 0 comments

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The imminent first flight of Elon Musk's giant new rocket could mark a spectacular start to a new era in space flight, says Paul Marks

Tags: Mars, SPA
Source: www.newscientist.com

Cosmic couture: The urgent quest to redesign the spacesuit

Added: 04.01.2018 7:00 | 3 views | 0 comments

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Astronauts venture into space wearing 35-year-old, sweat-stained relics. The $200 million, high-tech replacement togs are anything but down to Earth

Tags: SPA
Source: www.newscientist.com

Tides and atmospheres on TRAPPIST-1 planets may help life thrive

Added: 03.01.2018 15:57 | 6 views | 0 comments

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The planets of the TRAPPIST-1 system could be complex worlds with volcanoes, atmospheres and warm subsurface oceans. Some might even be able to host life

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Source: www.newscientist.com

Weird dim star isn’t due to alien megastructure – it’s just dust

Added: 03.01.2018 10:58 | 3 views | 0 comments

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Tabby’s star flickers like no other star we’ve seen. Some have suggested that’s due to an alien structure blocking its light, but it’s likely just dust

Source: www.newscientist.com

Japan launches super-low-orbit satellite to test ion engines

Added: 02.01.2018 5:48 | 2 views | 0 comments

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Tsubame will take high-resolution images of Earth and measure oxygen levels and has been designed to orbit at an altitude of just 180 kilometres

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Source: www.newscientist.com

2018 preview: Epic mission to Mercury will unravel its mysteries

Added: 30.12.2017 10:00 | 3 views | 0 comments

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In October, a probe called BepiColombo will begin a seven-year voyage to Mercury with the aim of answering questions raised by previous visits to the scorched world

Source: www.newscientist.com

Space-time and gravity might be born from the quantum world

Added: 28.12.2017 16:00 | 3 views | 0 comments

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To reconcile quantum mechanics and gravity, a new theory flips the usual script. Space-time and gravity may emerge from quantum effects, not the other way round

Tags: SPA
Source: www.newscientist.com

The universe may be full of ex-moons flung from their homeworlds

Added: 26.12.2017 11:00 | 6 views | 0 comments

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Moons in other stellar systems may be hurled away from their planets up to 90 per cent of the time, leaving up to 100 former moons per star in the Milky Way

Source: www.newscientist.com

Earth was smashed by a rock the size of Mars to make the moon

Added: 21.12.2017 12:58 | 3 views | 0 comments

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4.5 billion years ago, a rock called Theia crashed into Earth and formed the moon. Now we know that it was probably only about a tenth the mass of our planet

Tags: Mars
Source: www.newscientist.com

NASA plans a launch to Titan or a return to comet 67P in 2025

Added: 21.12.2017 5:30 | 3 views | 0 comments

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In 2025 NASA will either launch a probe to bring back samples from comet 67P, previously visited by Rosetta, or send a drone-like craft to Saturn's moon Titan

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Source: www.newscientist.com

Mars rocks may have drunk up all the water and doomed life there

Added: 20.12.2017 13:00 | 3 views | 0 comments

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We used to think Mars lost most of its water to space when its atmosphere blew away. Instead, the water may have been sucked up by rocks that sunk underground

Tags: Mars, SPA, Lost
Source: www.newscientist.com

Why complex life could prove remarkably common in the universe

Added: 20.12.2017 12:26 | 3 views | 0 comments

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Two missions to other solar systems are on the table. If they find life chances are it will be sophisticated, say Dirk Schulze-Makuch and William Bains

Source: www.newscientist.com

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