The Atacama Pathfinder experiment in Chile starts its second decade
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During 10 years of operation, the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) 12 m submillimeter telescope has significantly contributed to a wide variety of astronomy science areas, ranging from the discoveries of new interstellar ...
'Time to say goodbye' to comet probe Philae: space agency (Update)
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Ground controllers said Friday they would stop sending commands to comet probe Philae, announcing it was "time to say goodbye" to the robot lab resting after a captivating science mission.
Alternate sites considered for embattled giant telescope (Update)
11 hours ago
A group building one of the world's largest telescopes wants to start construction no later than April 2018— even if that means it will have to build the telescope somewhere other than Hawaii.
Smithsonian giving visitors a virtual look inside Apollo 11
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They are bits of space graffiti hidden from the public for decades: a crude calendar, scrawled lunar coordinates and markings warning of a locker containing "smelly waste."
Gravitational waves found, black-hole models led the way
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Gravitational waves were predicted by Einstein's theory of general relativity in 1916, and now, almost exactly 100 years later, the faint ripples across space-time have been found. The advanced Laser Interferometric Gravitational-wave ...
Hubble image: The sleeping giant
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The placid appearance of NGC 4889 can fool the unsuspecting observer. But the elliptical galaxy, pictured in this new image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, harbours a dark secret. At its heart lurks one of the most ...
Researchers determine physical conditions of two exoplanets in Kepler-36 system
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(Phys.org)—Located about 1,530 light years from the Earth in the constellation of Cygnus, Kepler-36 is a sun-like star orbited by two known alien worlds. The inner planet, designated Kepler-36b is a so-called "super-Earth," ...
How does an experiment at LIGO actually work?
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Gravitational waves are mysterious ripples in the fabric of space and time that travel across our universe at the speed of light. Predicted by Einstein exactly 100 years ago, a number of experiments have been searching for ...
Model suggests carbon dioxide could cause loss of planetary water as easily as increased solar radiation
22 hours ago report
(Phys.org)—A trio of researchers affiliated with the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology and Princeton University has created a computer simulation that shows that a large increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide can cause ...
Largest rocky world found
22 hours ago
We thought we understood how big rocky planets can get. But most of our understanding of planetary formation and solar system development has come from direct observation of our own solar system. We simply couldn't see any ...