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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Searching High and Low for Dark Matter (Q+A)
This NASA Hubble Space Telescope image shows the distribution of dark matter in the center of the giant galaxy cluster Abell 1689, containing about 1,000 galaxies and trillions of stars. Dark matter is an invisible form of matter that accounts for most of
April 19th, 2014
Astrophysicists are getting to the depth of dark matter.
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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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RIP LADEE: NASA Moon Probe Crashes Into Lunar Surface
NASA's LADEE Spacecraft
April 18th, 2014
The space agency's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer spacecraft (LADEE) made its planned crash into the lunar surface between 12:30 a.m. EDT (0430 GMT) and 1:22 a.m. EDT (0522 GMT) on April 18 after orbiting the moon since October 2.
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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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