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Astronomers Just Detected Light Bouncing Off An Exoplanet. Here's Why That's So Exciting.
Science & Tech  (tags: exoplanets, extraterrestrial life, space exploration )

Freya
- 1 day ago - vox.com
A team of Portuguese astronomers has detected light bouncing directly off the surface of an exoplanet for the first time. Why is this a big deal? Studying the light reflecting from exoplanets can give us clues about the gases present in that planet's...
Signs of Alien Life Will Be Found By 2025, NASA's Chief Scientist Predicts
Science & Tech  (tags: space exploration, life, NASA, extraterrestrials, aliens, solar system )

Freya
- 15 days ago - space.com
Humanity is on the verge of discovering alien life, high-ranking NASAscientists say.
More Ingredients for Life Identified on Mars
Science & Tech  (tags: space exploration, Mars, solar system, planets, alien life )

Freya
- 31 days ago - space.com
The more scientists learn about Mars, the more intriguing the Red Planet becomes as a potential haven for primitive life in the ancient past ... and perhaps even the present.
NASA Scientist Says This Is Where We'Ll Likely Find Alien Life First
Science & Tech  (tags: solar system, space exploration, Saturn, Enceladus, life, aliens, extraterrestrial life )

Freya
- 33 days ago - finance.yahoo.com
In 2005, the Cassini spacecraft flew by Enceladus and spotted plumes of water vapor and other materials gushing out its surface. If there's life in the solar system, the first place we're likely to find it is inside of those plumes.
Jupiter's Moon Ganymede Has a Salty Ocean With More Water Than Earth
Science & Tech  (tags: Ganymede, Jupiter, solar system, space exploration, water, oceans )

Freya
- 43 days ago - space.com
A salty ocean is lurking beneath the surface of Jupiter's largest moon, Ganymede, scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope have found.
NASA Missions May re-Elevate Pluto and Ceres From Dwarf Planets to Full-on Planet Status
Science & Tech  (tags: Ceres, Pluto, NASA, space exploration, planets )

Judy
- 58 days ago - theconversation.com
NASA spacecraft will visit Ceres in March and Pluto in July.
Here's What Aliens Living on Jupiter's Beautiful Moon Europa Might Look Like
Science & Tech  (tags: Europa, Jupiter, aliens, extraterrestrials, space exploration )

Freya
- 77 days ago - finance.yahoo.com
The giant planet Jupiter is one of the last places humans would ever look for life beyond Earth, but the planet's enigmatic moon Europa is a different story entirely. For 20 years, astrobiologists have been eyeing Europa as a potential hot spot for life.
Epic Short Film 'Wanderers' Envisions Humanity's Future in Space
Science & Tech  (tags: space exploration, imagination, videos, films, planets, solar system, astronauts )

Freya
- 81 days ago - space.com
"Wanderers" is a short science fiction film by Erik Wernquist âEUR" a digital artist and animator from Stockholm, Sweden.
Faraway Planet Is Lord of the Rings
Science & Tech  (tags: space exploration, exoplanets, planetary rings, planets, J1407b )

Freya
- 86 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Astronomers said Wednesday they had found the first-ever ringed planet beyond our solar system, a super-world with a girdle of halos 200 times bigger than Saturn's.
How Did Life Become Complex, And Could It Happen Beyond Earth?
Science & Tech  (tags: space exploration, planets, life, solar system, biology )

Freya
- 94 days ago - astrobio.net
When astrobiologists contemplate life on nearby planets or moons, they often suggest such life would be simple. Instead of there being some kind of multicellular organism on, say, Jupiter's moon Europa, scientists instead aim to find something more like
Two More Planets in Our Solar System, Say Astronomers
Science & Tech  (tags: space exploration, solar system, planets )

Freya
- 95 days ago - news.yahoo.com
The Solar System has at least two more planets waiting to be discovered beyond the orbit of Pluto, Spanish and British astronomers say. The official list of planets in our star system runs to eight, with gas giant Neptune the outermost.
NASA's New Horizons Mission to Pluto to Illuminate Mysterious Reaches of Solar System
Science & Tech  (tags: space exploration, solar system, Pluto, NASA, Voyager, space probes )

Freya
- 97 days ago - news.yahoo.com
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is whizzing to the outer reaches of our solar system, where it will perform the first close-up flyby of Pluto.
What Can We Do If An Asteroid Threatens Earth? Europe Starts Planning
Science & Tech  (tags: asteroids, threats to earth, space exploration, European Space Agency )

Freya
- 100 days ago - space.com
What should humanity do the next time a space rock threatens Earth? European officials recently spent two days figuring out possible ways to respond to such a scenario, with the aim of drawing up effective procedures before the danger actually materialize
Is Moon Mining Economically Feasible?
Science & Tech  (tags: space exploration, Moon, resources, mining )

Freya
- 100 days ago - space.com
The moon may offer pay dirt with a rewarding mother lode of resources, a celestial gift that is literally up for grabs. But what's really there for the taking, and at what cost?
The Biggest Alien Planet Discoveries of 2014
Science & Tech  (tags: planets, exoplanets, Kepler, space exploration, NASA )

Freya
- 116 days ago - space.com
This past year was a banner one for the field of exoplanet science, with the tally of known alien worlds doubling to nearly 2,000 by the end of 2014.
 

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