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July 26, 2016
Alien Solar System Boasts Tightly Spaced Planets, Unusual Orbits
Melbourne FL (SPX) Jul 26, 2016
Tightly spaced planets inside an alien solar system known as Kepler-80 boast a rare orbital configuration. The study was led by Mariah MacDonald as an undergraduate with Darin Ragozzine, an assistant professor of physics and space sciences, both at Florida Institute of Technology. The unusual planetary array highlighted in the study deepens the ongoing examination of similar systems known as STIPs - Systems with Tightly-spaced Inner Planets - and contributes to the understanding of how Earth forme ... read more

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A new key to understanding molecular evolution in space
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A 'matryoshka' in the interstellar medium
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Australian physicists revisit spin-bowling puzzle
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Transition from Operations to Decommissioning by Preparing a Safe, Cost-Effective Shut Down and Waste Management Strategy

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New Yale-developed device lengthens the life of quantum information
Yale University scientists have reached a milestone in their efforts to extend the durability and dependability of quantum information. For the first time, researchers at Yale have crossed the ... more

Dark Matter Particle Remains Elusive
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Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
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Will Russia and China Build an SCO-Based Joint Missile Defense System

Russia Designing Blimps Aimed at Reducing Threat of US Cruise Missiles

China, North Korea envoys hold talks in Laos

Raytheon developing next-gen airborne communications

China victory as SE Asian nations go easy on sea row

Syria regime pounds Aleppo as UN backs call for truce


Human eyes can detect the smallest units of light
New research suggest the human eye is remarkably sensitive to light. In a recent study, participants were able to detect the presence of a single photon inside a pitch black room. ... more

BepiColombo Mission to Mercury on Track for April 2018 Launch
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Atmospheric chemistry on paper
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Asteroid that formed moon's Imbrium Basin may have been protoplanet-sized
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RMIT researchers make leap in measuring quantum states
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X marks the spot at the center of the Milky Way galaxy


Russian and US engineers plan manned moon mission


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Surface Composition Determines Planet's Temperature and Habitability

Warm Jupiters Not as Lonely as Expected

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Hordes of Low-Mass Objects in the Orion Nebula

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Supercomputers fire lasers to shoot gamma ray beam

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