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Space Hurricane's --"Gigantic Solar Eruptions Sweep the Magnetospheres of Jupiter, Saturn & Other Planets"

Could the flapping of a butterfly's wings in Costa Rica set off a hurricane in California? The question has been scrutinized by chaos theorists, stock-market analysts and weather forecasters for decades. For most people, this hypothetical scenario may be difficult...        

Water Worlds of the Universe Revealed --"Date Back to the Big Bang"

During almost four years of observing the cosmos, the Herschel Space Observatory traced out the presence of water. With its unprecedented sensitivity and spectral resolution at key wavelengths, Herschel revealed this crucial molecule in star-forming molecular clouds, detected it for...        

NASA Astrobiologists --"Life On Saturn's Enceladus and Alien Bodies May Have Exotic Molecular Structures" (WATCH Video)

NASA astrobiologists say that we must recognize that life on Enceladus or other alien bodies may have originated by a process very different from the process by which life emerged on Earth. Alternatively, alien life may have originated in the...        

"It's the Space Race of the 21st century" --The Major Roadblock to a Quantum Computer May Just Have Been Solved (WATCH Today's 'Galaxy' Stream)

The quantum computer has the potential to revolutionize the 21st century, solving problems so massively complex th today’s computers would take a century to solve. But a single quantum computer is still no match for the more than billion classical...        

The Star-Trek Observatory --'Discovery' TV Series Premieres with "The Vulcan Hello" September 24 (WATCH Preview)

"Change is the ultimate exerience of all existence." Critics are raving that ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ will Be the next ‘Game of Thrones’ that could go where no TV show has gone before. As the starships Discovery and Shenzhou approach at...        

Mars' Gale Crater --"May Have Revealed the Building Blocks of RNA" (Today's Most Popular)

Whether Martian life has ever existed is still unknown. No compelling evidence for it has been found. When Curiosity landed in Mars' Gale Crater in 2012, the mission's main goal was to determine whether the area ever offered a habitable...        

Last Week's Top 5 Space & Science Headlines --"Mission Control Live Summing-Up of Cassini Discoveries to New Theory of the Big Bang"

"Catastrophic" to "Unknown" --New Global Climate-Change Scenarios Not Experienced in Past 20 Million Years New Quantum Gravity Theory of the Big Bang --"We Need Another Picture of the Early Infant Universe" DON'T MISS THIS! "Changing the Paradigm of Where We...        

NASA RADIO --Three Cassini Scientists Tell Us What They Learned from the Epic Mission (LISTEN Today's 'Galaxy' Stream)

Listen to a podcast conversation with three members of the original Cassini science team in a special episode in honor of the Cassini mission, which came to its dramatic close on September 15: Jeff Cuzzi, the mission’s interdisciplinary scientist for...        

A Galaxy's Dark Matter Halo Interacts and Links With Ordinary Matter --"A Radical Break With Prevailing Theory"

Identical twins are similar to each other in many ways, but they have different experiences, friends, and lifestyles. This concept is played out on a cosmological scale by galaxies. Two galaxies that appear at first glance to be very similar...        

"Aging is an Evolutionary Oversight" --Institute of Molecular Biology

Aubrey de Grey is convinced that he has formulated the theoretical means by which human beings might live indefinitely --in fact, that there is someone alive today who will live to be a thousand years old.In his non-fiction bestseller,...        

New Quantum Gravity Theory of the Big Bang --"We Need Another Picture of the Early Infant Universe"

The beginning of our universe – if there is one – is one of the big open questions in theoretical physics. The big bang is one of science’s great mysteries, and it seems the plot has thickened thanks to new...        

"Catastrophic" to "Unknown" --New Global Climate-Change Scenarios Not Experienced in Past 20 Million Years

A new study evaluating models of future climate scenarios has led to the creation of the new risk categories "catastrophic" and "unknown" to characterize the range of threats posed by rapid global warming. Researchers propose that unknown risks imply existential...        

Molecules In Interstellar Ice --"Triggered the Formation of DNA on Earth"

"The origin of important biological molecules is one of the key fundamental questions in science," said Dr Paul Clarke, from the University of York's Department of Chemistry. "The molecules that form the building blocks of DNA had to come from...        

"Changing the Paradigm of Where We Look for Life" --WATCH NASA Mission Control Live: Epic Discoveries & Fiery Death of Cassini's 13-Year Mission (Today's 'Galaxy' Stream)

Mission controllers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory sent a final command Friday morning to the Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn, putting the craft into a suicidal dive, plunging into the ringed planet's atmosphere. Flight Director Julie Webster announced "loss of signal"...        

Strange Pitch-Black Exoplanet Observed by Hubble Space Telescope

Astronomers have discovered that the well-studied, egg-shaped exoplanet WASP-12b reflects almost no light, making it appear essentially pitch black. This discovery sheds new light on the atmospheric composition of the planet and also refutes previous hypotheses about WASP-12b's atmosphere. The...        

Astronomers Probe Origin of Planet 9 --"Captured By Our Sun?" (WATCH Today's 'Galaxy' Stream)

In 2016 astronomers working in the USA postulated the presence of 'Planet 9' to explain the strange orbital properties of some Edgeworth-Kuiper Belt objects. But while it isn't possible to directly observe Planet 9, it hasn't stopped theorists from trying...        

"Inferno Alien World With Titanium Skies" --ESO's Very Large Telescope Detects Extreme Exoplanet (WATCH Today's 'Galaxy' Stream)

A team of astronomers led by Elyar Sedaghati, an ESO fellow and recent graduate of TU Berlin, has examined the atmosphere of the exoplanet WASP-19b in greater detail than ever before. This remarkable planet has about the same mass as...        

NASA's New Gravity Map of Mars --Reveals Red Planet's Interior & Evolution

"As this story comes together, we're coming to the conclusion that it's not enough just to know the composition of the rocks," said Goddard planetary geologist Greg Neumann, a co-author on the paper. "We also need to know how the...        

Earth's Vital Signs: China Measures Ocean Warming --"A Warning to the World"

Humans have released carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, and the result is an accumulation of heat in the Earth's climate system, commonly referred to as "global warming". "How fast is the Earth's warming?" is a key question for decision...        

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