Found! First Earth-Size Planet That Could Support Life
This artist illustration shows what it might be like to stand on the surface of the planet Kepler-186f, the first-ever Earth-size planet to be found in the habitable zone of its star.
April 17th, 2014
Scientists have discovered Kepler-186f, the first Earth-size alien planet in the habitable zone of its host star. The so-called 'Earth cousin' just might have liquid water and the right conditions to support life.
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Capturing the 2000 Lunar Eclipse from 'Hell on Ice'
Composite images of Jan 2000 lunar eclipse
April 16th, 2014
Despite frozen shutters and cracking film, Victor Rogus captured the 2000 lunar eclipse.
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Under a Blood Moon: 1st Total Lunar Eclipse of 2014 Wows Stargazers (Photos)
Photographer John Ashley created this striking mosaic of the blood moon phases during a total lunar eclipse on April 15, 2014 as seen from Kila in northwestern Montana.
April 15th, 2014
The moon took on an eerie blood-red hue early Tuesday during the first total lunar eclipse of 2014, a celestial sight that wowed potentially millions of stargazers across North and South America. See photos of the amazing total lunar eclipse here.
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'LIGO: A Passion for Understanding' — The Minds Behind the Film
LIGO Observatory Vertex Area
April 16th, 2014
Filmmaker Kai Staats joins leading researchers from the LIGO team to share the motivations behind "LIGO: A Passion for Understanding."
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LIGO Lasers Could Help Reveal Aftermath of Black Hole Crashes
Binary Stars Coalescing
April 14th, 2014
A powerful scientific tool set to come online in 2015 could help scientists spot gravitational waves, ripples in space-time born from violent cosmic crashes light-years from Earth.
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First 'Exomoon' Around Alien Planet Possibly Found
First Exomoon Possibly Found
April 10th, 2014
A team of researchers detected a pair of faraway objects that could be a free-floating Jupiter-like gas giant and its moon or a small star hosting a planet about 18 times more massive than Earth. The duo's identity will likely never be known.
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Rosy Cosmic Cloud Glows with Stars in New Telescope View (Video, Photo)
Star Formation Region Gum 41
April 16th, 2014
A distant group of hot, young stars cause a cloud of hydrogen gas to glow a rosy red 7,300 light-years from Earth in the latest amazing view from a telescope in Chile.
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NASA Photo May Show Birth of New Saturn Moon (Image)
Saturn's A Ring Edge
April 15th, 2014
Photographs taken by NASA's Cassini probe in April 2013 show a bright arc about 750 miles long and 6 miles wide at the edge of Saturn's outermost ring. This arc was probably created by the gravity of a small, icy object nearby — possibly a newborn moon.
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Lunar Eclipse Facts: 5 Neat Things About Tonight's 'Blood Moon'
Lunar Eclipse Blood Moon
April 14th, 2014
The first total lunar eclipse of 2014 will occur overnight tonight, marking the start of an eclipse tetrad — four back-to-back total lunar eclipses — that will happen over the next 18 months.
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