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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
- 1 day 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
- 20 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
- 25 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
- 29 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
- 37 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
- 38 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
- 40 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
- 43 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
- 43 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
- 60 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.
Who Owns the Moon?
Science & Tech  (tags: Moon, space exploration, treaties, land ownership, pioneers, colonies, settlement )

Freya
- 130 days ago - phys.org
Whether you're into mining, energy or tourism, there are lots of reasons to explore space. Some "pioneers" even believe humanity's survival depends on colonising celestial bodies such as the moon and Mars, both becoming central hubs for our further...
We Are About to Find Out If Our Universe Really Is a Hologram
Science & Tech  (tags: Universe, space exploration, experiments, holograms, reality, Holometer )

Freya
- 183 days ago - news.yahoo.com
What could be the most important scientific experiment of our lifetime is about to begin. The so-called Holometer Experiment at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory aims to determine whether our perception of a three-dimensional universe is just...
Sea Plankton Discovered Outside Space Station
Science & Tech  (tags: space station, space exploration, plankton, mysteries, life )

Freya
- 191 days ago - grindtv.com
Russian scientists conducting experiments on the outside surface of the International Space State made a puzzling discovery, one made all the more remarkable because it's something that whales eat.
Want to Colonize An Alien Planet? Send 40,000 People
Science & Tech  (tags: space travel, colonization, exoplanets, space exploration )

Freya
- 211 days ago - news.yahoo.com
If humanity ever wants to colonize a planet beyond the solar system, it's going to need a really big spaceship.
The Black Hole Smokescreen
Science & Tech  (tags: black holes, space exploration )

Freya
- 250 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Black holes are strange, seemingly paradoxical objects. By their nature, they are nearly invisible. Yet thanks to their powerful gravitational pull, they draw in matter, which causes some of them to shine brightly enough to be seen across the Universe.
 

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