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New NASA Discovery --"Our Sun and Planets Surrounded by a Gigantic Round Magnetic Field That Fills the Solar System"

New data from NASA's Cassini mission, combined with measurements from the two Voyager spacecraft and NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, suggests that our sun and planets are surrounded by a giant, rounded system of magnetic field from the sun—calling...        

Rocky Super-Earth Found in Habitable Zone of a Cool Star --"Most Exciting Exoplanet We've Seen in the Last 10 Years"

"This is the most exciting exoplanet which I have seen in the last ten years" comments Jason Dittmann of the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics (CfA), the first author of the article in Nature. "It would be difficult to find a...        

Scientists Search for Amino Acids That Might Form the Basis of Extraterrestrial Life --"May Be Different Than Those On Earth"

"In a different extraterrestrial locale, the proteins in an organism would not necessarily be the same as that of an organism on Earth, so they might use amino acids that are known to us but not used to make proteins...        

China's Climate-Change Scientists Find Links to Solar Winds

The solar flux is considered the fundamental energy source of earth's climate system on long time scales. In recent decades, some studies have noted that the tiny variations in solar activity could be amplified by the nonlinear process in climate...        

"Decoded" --NASA's Voyager Mission's Message to Intelligent Spacefaring Civilizations

In 1977, NASA launched Voyager 1 and 2 to explore and document our solar system and the interstellar space beyond. The craft will drift for billions of years in the emptiness, each carrying a Golden Record inscribed with our message...        

"We Have No Planet B!" --World's Scientists March On Earth Day to Fight 'Alternative Facts' (WATCH Video)

Thousands of people joined a global March for Science on Saturday with Washington the epicenter of a movement to fight against what many see as an "assault on facts" by populist politicians. The movement was echoed in hundreds of events...        

This Week's Top Space & NASA Headlines --"Alien Water Worlds to Cassini's Final Titan Flyby"

Alien Water Worlds --"Most Habitable Planets May Have Oceans Spanning 90% of Their Surface" "Beyond Carbon" --Life in the Universe (WATCH Today's 'Galaxy' Stream) Earth-Impacting Asteroids --For the 1st Time, Scientists Rank Seven Most Threatening Effect NASA's Search For Habitable...        

NASA's Earth Observatory Tracks Mount Etna's Violent April Eruption

On April 10, Italy’s Mount Etna unleashed a sudden and violent eruption (called a paroxysmal episode,) for the third time in 2011. According to the Instituto Nazionale de Geofisica e Vulcanologie (INGV; National Institute of Geology and Volcanology), this episode...        

World's Scientists See Antarctica's Biodiversity Threatened (WATCH Video)

A unique international study has debunked the popular view that Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are in much better ecological shape than the rest of the world. The study, published recently in PLOS Biology and involving an interdisciplinary group of...        

Extremely Rare Supernova Baffles Caltech Astronomers

"I was baffled when I saw the initial data for iPTF16geu from the Palomar Observatory. It looked like a normal Type Ia supernova but it was much brighter than it should have been given its distance from us. The rapid...        

NASA's Search For Habitable Ecosystems --"Reverse Engineering Europa" (WATCH Today's 'Galaxy' Stream)

It could be at least 15 years before NASA lands a mission on Europa, one of Jupiter's moons, to search for signs of life beneath its icy crust. In the mean time, a team led by astrobiologist Kevin Hand of...        

"Life in the Universe" --World-Renowned Scientists Discuss at Breakthrough Summit --Be There Today Via Facebook Live!

Breakthrough Initiatives is holding its second annual Breakthrough Discuss scientific conference, bringing together leading astronomers, engineers, astrobiologists and astrophysicists to advance discussion surrounding recent discoveries of potentially habitable planets in nearby star systems. The conference will take place on Thursday,...        

2020 Mars Mission: Map of Landing Site High on NASA's List --"Reveals a Time of Profound Environmental Change on Mars"

"We know that these environments existed near this major pivot point in Mars history, and in mapping their context we know what came first, what came next and what came last," said ack Mustard, a professor at Brown University. "So...        

EcoAlert: Climate Scientists Provide Photographs of Melting Glaciers Around the World --100 Years Ago vs Today

"We have unretouched photographic evidence of glaciers melting all around the globe," said Gregory Baker, adjunct professor of geology at the University of Kansas, whose research career centers on geophysical imaging of Earth's subsurface and geoscience education. "That includes the...        

The Mystery of the Milky Way --WATCH Today's 'Galaxy' Stream

"The Mystery of the Milky Way," chronicles the history of telescopes, from Galileo's refractor to Newton's reflector and beyond. It looks at key discoveries, such as those made by William Herschel and his sister Caroline, including the discovery of the...        

Alien Water Worlds --"Most Habitable Planets May Have Oceans Spanning 90% of Their Surface"

When it comes to exploring exoplanets, it may be wise to take a snorkel along. A new study, published in a paper in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, has used a statistical model to predict that...      ...

High-Mass Stars "Reveal Rate Black Holes, Neutron Stars and Supernovae Evolved in the Cosmos"

The Large Magellenic Cloud embodies a phase of the universe prior to the Milky Way when the largest number of high-mass stars were formed. For this reason, its metallicity - the proportion of its matter made up of chemical elements...        

Fabric of the Cosmos --"Much of What We Think About the Universe is Wrong" (WATCH Documentary)

Episode One of The Fabric of the Cosmos, a four-hour series based on the book by renowned physicist Brian Greene, professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University and the co-founder of the World Science Festival, who takes us to...        

Earth-Impacting Asteroids --For the 1st Time, Scientists Rank Seven Most Threatening Effects

Earth is struck by an asteroid 60 meters (more than 190 feet) wide approximately once every 1500 years, whereas an asteroid 400 meters (more than 1,300 feet) across is likely to strike the planet every 100,000 years. If an asteroid...        

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