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Gorgeous new photo shows Pluto with jazzed up color

6 days agoHealth : The Checkup

NASA is set to release new data from its historic flyby of Pluto on Friday afternoon. In the meantime, take a gander at the latest picture from New Horizons: Pluto's surface in hyper-saturated color.With amped-up shades of blue and red, some of the dwarf planet's most fascinating features become more prominent. Show More Summary

NASA estimates 1 billion ‘Earths’ in our galaxy alone

6 days agoHealth : The Checkup

There are a billion Earths in this galaxy, roughly speaking. Not a million. A billion. We’re talking one billion rocky planets that are approximately the size of the Earth and are orbiting familiar-looking, yellow-sunshine stars like our own sun in the orbital “habitable zone” where water could be liquid at the surface.Read full article >>

Scientists Link Earlier Melting Of Snow To Dark Aerosols

From NASA Goddard: Tiny particles suspended in the air, known as aerosols, can darken snow and ice causing it to absorb more of the sun’s energy. But until recently, scientists rarely considered the effect of all three major types of light-absorbing aerosols together in climate models. In a new study, NASA scientists used a climate…

The Coolest Thing You'll See All Day

I'm such a NASA geek. I love stories like this one, because it sparks my imagination about who or what might inhabit this place. NASA said Thursday that its Kepler spacecraft has spotted "Earth's bigger, older cousin": the first nearly...Show More Summary

Study by former NASA climate chief James Hansen predicts rapidly rising seas this century

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

There’s a new study that’s getting a fair amount of attention in the climate science community and the popular press. Published online in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, the paper argues that melting from Greenland and Antarctica will occur faster than previous projections, leading to rapid sea...

The Lunar Colonies Of Our Wildest Dreams

An illustration of the Stanford Torus, a space habitat proposed at the 1975 NASA Summer Study into designs for space colonies. The artist Don Davis' depiction shows the 'chevron shields' above the glass 'skylights'. (Photo: NASA Ames Research Center) Earth has never been enough for humans. Show More Summary

NASA discovers planet similar to Earth

6 days agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Kepler 452-b is an "older, bigger cousin to Earth"

NASA has found another Earth-like planet, only it’s 60% bigger

NASA: It’s awe-inspiring to consider that this planet has spent 6 billion years in the habitable zone of its star.

NASA completes rocket design review for future Mars journey

6 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

NASA's new Space Launch System (SLS) is about to go into full-scale fabrication after a detailed review. SLS Block 1, which just passed a design review milestone, will go to an asteroid placed in lunar orbit, and eventually to Mars. Read the rest

This Week in Pictures

Protests in Turkey and India, Soyuz TMA-17M spacecraft launch and new NASA pictures — take a look at this week's events in the following photo gallery.

OracleVoice: Bringing Asteroids Down To Earth

Oracle volunteers and members of the Oracle Applications User Experience team took part in NASA's Asteroid Hackathon to devise a visual tool that harnesses the power of user experience to make complex data accessible to everyone. “With...Show More Summary

The New Chucks, Earth’s Cousin and Jon Caramanica

Kempt Staff Today’s must-reads from around the Internet. Unveiling the first Converse All Star redesign in nearly 100 years, NASA discovers an Earth-like planet, Jon Caramanica talks menswear writing and…

Kepler-452b Crib Sheet: Everything You Need To Know About 'Earth 2.0'

Today, NASA formally announced the discovery of a new Earth-like planet in our galaxy that could potentially harbour life. Indeed, there could be life on it right now. If your workplace is anything like ours, this will be the topic of conversation for the next few days — which means you’re going to need a cheat sheet of Kepler-452b factoids. Show More Summary

Kepler-452b is a potential 'Earth 2.0' with exciting possibilities (Tomorrow Daily 214)

Ashley and Khail discuss whether or not they'd move to Kepler-452b, NASA's newest planetary discovery and how one of the biggest pro eSports leagues is taking steps to stop performance-enhancing drug use among players.

NASA contemplates high-flying 'windbots' for exploring gas giants

Turbulence is often a problem for aircraft. NASA researchers, however, are now thinking it might be just the way to power probes sent to explore Jupiter and Saturn.

NASA: This planet is the closest thing to Earth yet

Data from the Kepler Space Telescope reveals a planet that hits the triumvirate of being just right: It's the right size in the right place, and is circling a star similar to our sun.

NASA’s Kepler Mission discovers bigger, older cousin to Earth

NASA’s Kepler Mission has confirmed the first near-Earth-size planet in the “habitable zone” around a sun-like star. The newly discovered Kepler-452b is the smallest planet to date discovered orbiting in the habitable zone – the area...Show More Summary

NASA Spies Earth-Like (Well, A Little Bit Bigger Than Earth) Planet in Habitable Zone

Usually they only spot gas giants and very, very heavy terrestrial-type planets, because such things are hard to see, and you can only "see" them by the shadows they make when they cross their sun, or their gravitational effects. They...

Earth 2.0: NASA finds planet that matches our own

Space agency's Kepler mission finds planet outside solar system that may have volcanoes, oceans and sunshine like Earth.

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