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January 09, 2013
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Exocomets may be as common as exoplanets
Berkeley CA (SPX) Jan 09, 2013
Comets trailing wispy tails across the night sky are a beautiful byproduct of our solar system's formation, icy leftovers from 4.6 billion years ago when the planets coalesced from rocky rubble. The discovery by astronomers at the University of California, Berkeley, and Clarion University in Pennsylvania of six likely comets around distant stars suggests that comets - dubbed "exocomets" - are just as common in other stellar systems with planets. Though only one of the 10 stars now thought to ... read more
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EXO WORLDS

At Least One in Six Stars Has an Earth-sized Planet
The quest for a twin Earth is heating up. Using NASA's Kepler spacecraft, astronomers are beginning to find Earth-sized planets orbiting distant stars. A new analysis of Kepler data shows that about ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Massive outburst in neighbor galaxy surprises astronomers
The surprising discovery of a massive outburst in a neighboring galaxy is giving astronomers a tantalizing look at what likely is a powerful belch by a gorging black hole at the galaxy's center. The ... more
IRON AND ICE

Asteroid Impact Delivered Carbon To Giant Asteroid Vesta
Dark material seen on the giant asteroid Vesta by instruments on NASA's Dawn spacecraft was likely emplaced by the low-speed impact of a carbon-based asteroid, according to research described in a n ... more
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EXO WORLDS

Within 'Habitable Zone,' More Planets than We Knew
The number of known places in our galaxy theoretically hospitable to life may be significantly greater than previously thought, according to new research. Researchers with Planet Hunters are reporti ... more


EXO WORLDS

15 New Planets Hint At "Traffic Jam" Of Moons In Habitable Zone
Volunteers from the Planethunters.org website, part of the Oxford University-led Zooniverse project, have discovered 15 new planet candidates orbiting in the habitable zones of other stars. Ad ... more
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EXO WORLDS

Kepler Gets a Little Help From Its Friends
More than 2,300 exoplanet candidate discoveries have made it the most prolific planet hunter in history. But even NASA's Kepler mission needs a little help from its friends. Enter the Kepler follow- ... more
SATURN DAILY

Frozen hydrocarbon ice on Titan's oceans?
Blocks of hydrocarbon ice might be floating on the surface of existing lakes and seas of liquid hydrocarbon on Saturn's moon Titan, U.S. researchers say. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
France at the UN warns N. Korea over nuclear threat

Iran nuclear deal deadline extended to July 1

China blasts 'irresponsible' US comments on island project

The fear and the chaos of a missile attack in east Ukraine

French shipbuilder DCNS creates Australian subsidiary

Frontrunners emerge for top Pentagon job

Brazil, Russia in talks on air defense system

EXO WORLDS

'17 billion' Earth-sized planets in Milky Way: study
The Milky Way contains at least 17 billion planets the size of Earth, and likely many more, according to a study out Monday that raises the chances of discovering a sister planet to ours. ... more
EXO WORLDS

Astrophysicists find wide binary stars wreak havoc in planetary systems
An international team of astrophysicists has shown that planetary systems with very distant binary stars are particularly susceptible to violent disruptions, more so than if they had stellar compani ... more
ECLIPSES

The syzygy season of 2012
The end of the world - mis-predicted from the Mayan calendar for December 2012 - failed to live up to expectations, but the year was still a memorable one for celestial alignments. In this one ... more
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STELLAR CHEMISTRY

ALMA Sheds Light on Planet-Forming Gas Streams
Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescope have seen a key stage in the birth of giant planets for the first time. Vast streams of gas are flowing across a g ... more
SPACE SCOPES

Hubble Eyes a Wanderer Dancing the Dance of Stars and Space
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope provides us this week with a spectacular image of the bright star-forming ring that surrounds the heart of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1097. In this image, ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Deep-Earth Carbon Offers Clues About Origin of Life on Earth

Extreme weather in the Arctic problematic for people, wildlife

Environmental bleaching impairs long term coral reproduction

Permafrost soil possible source of abrupt rise in greenhouse gases

Building better awareness of landslide risks with Lidar

Mediterranean tide up a millimetre a year since 1989

"Green Revolution" changes breathing of the biosphere

SPACE SCOPES

The Galaxy Puzzle in the Constellation of Centaurus
The Universe loves to fool our eyes, giving the impression that celestial objects are located at the same distance from Earth. A good example can be seen in this spectacular image produced by the NA ... more
IRON AND ICE

Celestial flybys set to thrill
Astronomers are gearing for thrills this year when Earth gets buzzed by two rogue asteroids and two comets, including a wanderer last seen by the forerunners of mankind, blaze across the sky. ... more
EXO WORLDS

NASA Kepler hints at over 250 new potentially habitable worlds
NASA Kepler released last month 18,406 planet-like detection events from its last three year mission to search for exoplanets (Kepler Q1-Q12 TCE). Further analysis is required by the NASA Kepler Tea ... more
EXO WORLDS
Halfway Between Uranus and Neptune, New Horizons Cruises On

Dwarf planet Makemake lacks atmosphere

Keck Observations Bring Weather Of Uranus Into Sharp Focus


EXO WORLDS
Biologists unlock "black box" to underground world

Cave dwelling nettle discovered in China

ASI, ISRO hold planetary science workshop


EXO WORLDS
15 New Planets Hint At "Traffic Jam" Of Moons In Habitable Zone

Within 'Habitable Zone,' More Planets than We Knew

'17 billion' Earth-sized planets in Milky Way: study


EXO WORLDS
Lockheed Martin Delivered Core Structure For First GOES-R Satellite

Simulated mission to Mars reveals critical data about sleep needs for astronauts

Ancient Water-rich Meteorite Linked to Martian Crust

MOON DAILY

Mission would drag asteroid to the moon
NASA is considering a mission to capture an asteroid and drag it into the moon's orbit for study, researchers in California have confirmed. ... more
TECH SPACE

Cloud computing expands in Latin America
Cloud computing is set to expand in Latin America and the Caribbean region, bringing about rapid changes in security- and business-related telecommunications industries. ... more
TECH SPACE

That's not what I meant: A new phase in reading photons
"That's not what I meant": human communication is fraught with misinterpretation. Written out in longhand, words and letters can be misread. A telegraph clerk can mistake a dot for a dash. Noise wil ... more
TIME AND SPACE

A temperature below absolute zero
What is normal to most people in winter has so far been impossible in physics: a minus temperature. On the Celsius scale minus temperatures are only surprising in summer. On the absolute temperature ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Chinese island project in disputed waters 'justifiable': general

Cooling with the coldest matter in the world

Germany eyes capping coal use to meet emissions target

Sanctions cost Russia at least $40 billion

Understanding nuclear reactor fuel behavior during a severe event

Ultra-short X-ray pulses explore the nano world

New device could make large biological circuits practical

TECH SPACE

Reservoir Labs Selected For The DARPA Power Efficient Computing Research And Development Program

MARSDAILY

'Black Beauty' could yield Martian secrets

IRON AND ICE

Vesta's Dark Materials in Dawn's View

EXO LIFE

Cave dwelling nettle discovered in China

STELLAR CHEMISTRY

Galactic geysers fuelled by star stuff

EXO LIFE

Biologists unlock "black box" to underground world

IRON AND ICE

Dawn races into 2013 on target for Ceres

DEEP IMPACT

Quadrantids Create Year's First Meteor Shower

TIME AND SPACE

Our Galaxy's "geysers" are towers of power

PHYSICS NEWS

Bochum physicist calculates field strengths in the early universe

ALMA Shows How Young Star and Planets Grow Simultaneously

Billions and Billions of Planets

Vesta: Giant impacts delivered carbon

A Vast Rotating Disk Of Dwarf Galaxies Surrounding The Andromeda Galaxy

Surprise Pancake Structure in Andromeda Galaxy Upends Galactic Understanding

NASA, Penn State give New Year's gift of space images

Researchers Identify Water Rich Meteorite Linked To Mars Crust

Magnetic fields created before the first stars

Super-Tiger Stalks Cosmic Rays In Antarctica

ALMA Sheds Light on Planet-Forming Gas Streams

ASI, ISRO hold planetary science workshop

Hubble Eyes a Wanderer Dancing the Dance of Stars and Space

The toughest animal on Earth...and in space!

A stray planet

Comet heads our way for celestial show in 2013

Clear New Year Skies for 2013

Hubble Eyes the Needle Galaxy

All Systems Go for Highest Altitude Supercomputer

Chinese scientists find evidence for speed of gravity

Russia designs manned lunar spacecraft

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