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In a First, a Ground-Based Telescope Spots a 'Super-Earth' Transiting a Sunlike Star
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, discovery, interesting, news, , research, science, space, York University )

Kayleen
- 27 days ago - csmonitor.com
Its mass is eight times that of our own planet and its diameter is twice the Earth's, making it the first true super-Earth to be discovered. The exoplanet's star is like our Sun, as logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
US Woefully Unprepared for Major Sun Storm - Report
Science & Tech  (tags: Science, Space, USA )

Ray
- 15 days ago - rt.com
A study by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) claims up to 100 million Americans could lose electrical power in the event of a magnetic space storm, which would knock out the electric grid and cause other infrastructure to fail.
Is There a Parallel Universe That's Moving Backwards in Time?
Science & Tech  (tags: research, science, physics, Big Bang, universe, space, discovery, astronomy )

Michael
- 16 days ago - iflscience.com
Time, as we understand it, moves from the past to the future irreversibly. But now, an international trio of theoretical physicists is suggesting that there's more than one future.
Earth's Water Most Likely Not From Comets
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, discovery, nasa, science, research, space )

Mitchell
- 15 days ago - skyandtelescope.com
Information gleaned from the Rosetta Spacecraft indicate that the water vapor coming from Comet 67P has a different Deuterium/Hydrogen signature than Earth's water.
New Rare Dwarf Galaxy Discovered Next to Milky Way
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, galaxy, dwarf galaxy, space, science, KKs3 )

Michael
- 3 days ago - cbc.ca
A team of Russian and American scientists have uncovered a new dwarf galaxy next to the Milky Way - the galaxy we live in.
Will We Ever... Find Life Elsewhere in the Universe?
Science & Tech  (tags: Science, Environment, Extraterrestrial life, Mars, Space, Universe )

Ray
- 22 days ago - bbc.com
The idea of aliens may seem absurd. But times change, as does science, says Phil Plait, and this makes the idea far more plausible than it once appeared.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory Captures Video of Sun Flare With X1.8 Intensity
Science & Tech  (tags: solar flare, video, nasa, news, science, interesting, discovery, space, study, technology, research )

Roxy
- 1 day ago - inferse.com
NASA recently released a powerful video of a recent solar flare. The flare was big enough to be classified as an X1.8. Flares that meet the X-class requirements are 10 times as powerful as Class-M flares.
Blast Off! Siberian Woman Named as Test Cosmonaut After Tough Selection Process
Science & Tech  (tags: interesting, space, science )

Marty
- 4 days ago - siberiantimes.com
A Siberian engineer has joined an exclusive list by being named a test cosmonaut, with hopes she can become the fifth Russian woman to go into space. Anna Kikina, 30, beat off competition from more than 300 other people after a tough selection process...
The Stellar Origins of Your Toothpaste
Science & Tech  (tags: toothpaste, stellar origins, cosmos, discovery, health, humans, research, science, scientists, space, world )

Lone
- 2 days ago - ca.news.yahoo.com
It may only take brushing your teeth to help you feel connected to the cosmos.
NASA Rover Finds Mysterious Methane Emissions on Mars
Science & Tech  (tags: world, study, space, science, research, nasa, humans, investigation, environment, discovery, astronomy, cosmology, Rover, Methane, emissions, Mars, Extraterrestrial Life )

Darren
- 11 days ago - scientificamerican.com
New results suggest evidence for extraterrestrial life could be near at hand
What Makes Mars So Hostile to Life?
Science & Tech  (tags: solar system, mars, hostile to life, science, space )

Ray
- 21 days ago - bbc.co.uk
In our solar system, Mars has the next best climate for supporting life, after Earth. Like Earth it's a rocky planet, with polar ice caps and seasons.
Vertigo-Inducing NASA Video Shows Orion Hurtling Through Earth's Atmosphere
Science & Tech  (tags: NASA, Science, Space, USA )

Ray
- 8 days ago - rt.com
A new NASA video gives a glance of what an astronaut could see from a spacecraft while rushing down through our planet's atmosphere. The recording presents the last 10 minutes of the Orion's test flight - before the final splash into the Pacific Ocean.
May-Day! Queen Guitarist Warns Asteroids Threaten Life on Earth
Science & Tech  (tags: Meeting, NASA, Science, Space, UK )

Ray
- 22 days ago - rt.com
Astronauts, Nobel laureates, scientists and even Brian May from the rock group Queen have come together to warn the world about the danger of large rocks from space that could hit the Earth at any point. They urged increased monitoring measures.
Meet the Twins Unlocking the Secrets of Space
Science & Tech  (tags: astronauts, Mark, Scott Kelly, space, NASA, twins, International Space Station )

Kathryn
- 4 days ago - time.com
The Kelly Brothers - one in orbit and one on earth - will help us learn what happens to humans when they leave the planet.
Life's Residue in a Martian Meteor?
Science & Tech  (tags: space, science, research, astronomy )

Mitchell
- 22 days ago - earthsky.org
Scientists find possible signs of life in a meteorite from Mars, as per Dec. 4, 2014 report.
 

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