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"Leveraging the Human Cloud" --Citizen Scientists Discover New Kepler Earth-Like Planets Orbiting Sun-Like Stars

MIT and Caltech researchers say the credit for Five new planets have been discovered outside our solar system goes mainly to citizen scientists — about 10,000 from the around the world — who pored through publicly available data from K2,...        

Citizen scientists discovered an unusual new solar system not even NASA could find

In NASA's efforts to explore the endless expanse of space, the agency eventually came to a realization: there is simply too much data. Missions like the one embarked upon in 2009 by the Kepler space telescope yield such a tremendousShow More Summary

Google Maps Overlay Shows The Size Of The Solar System If Earth Was The Size Of A Basketball

10 hours agoHumor / odd : Geekologie

Solar System Maps is a website that uses Google Maps to create an overlay anywhere in the world of the solar system's planetary orbits if earth was the size of a basketball (tennis ball is also an option). Granted I'm not really sure...Show More Summary

This unbelievable image of Jupiter’s cloud belts makes me want to move there

Jupiter is, scientifically speaking, not great for humans. The gravitational pull is about 2.4 times that of Earth, and its atmosphere is mostly hydrogen and helium. Even within our own Solar System, there are much better candidatesShow More Summary

Mysterious 'Hypatia Stone' Is Like Nothing Else in Our Solar System

yesterdayHumor / odd : mental_floss

"These latest results are opening up even bigger questions about its origins."

The size of the solar system if Earth were the volume of a basketball

yesterdayHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Using a Google Maps overlay, Solar System Maps shows how large the solar system would be if Earth or other celestial bodies were much smaller than the are. Here's "Earth the size of a basketball," centered on SFO. The outermost ringShow More Summary

Life in the solar system likely exists

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Life in the Solar System Likely Exists It’s one of the most compelling questions humanity has tried to answer: Is there life beyond Earth? Scientists are closer than ever to answering that question, thanks to a host of technological advances and each new spacecraft that launches—and sometimes even...

Life in the Solar System Likely Exists and is More Common Than We Think

2 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

New technology and new missions are making it more likely every day we'll finally spot life beyond Earth.

THIS IS OBVIOUSLY PROOF THAT ALIENS BUILT THE PYRAMIDS: Incredible ‘Hypatia’ Stone Contains Compoun…

THIS IS OBVIOUSLY PROOF THAT ALIENS BUILT THE PYRAMIDS: Incredible ‘Hypatia’ Stone Contains Compounds Not Found in the Solar System: The mysterious Egyptian rock contains micro-mineral compounds not found on Earth, in any meteorite or comet, or elsewhere in the solar system.

Exoplanets of a feather flock together

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Once it was enough to find planets outside our Solar System, but with thousands of exoplanets confirmed, it's now possible to learn something about how they are organized. An international team of scientists led by Université de Montréal...Show More Summary

Citizen scientists discover five-planet system

In its search for exoplanets—planets outside of our solar system—NASA's Kepler telescope trails behind Earth, measuring the brightness of stars that may potentially host planets. The instrument identifies potential planets around other...Show More Summary

"Like a Fly in Amber" --Ingredients for Life Possible Elsewhere Revealed in Meteorites that Fell to Earth  

A dwarf planet in asteroid belt may be a source of rich organic matter. Two wayward space rocks, which separately crashed to Earth in 1998 after circulating in our solar system's asteroid belt for billions of years, share something else...        

Researchers discover bizarre ‘Hypatia’ stone is made from material not found in our Solar System

There's plenty of interesting things to find here on Earth. Archaeologists and paleontologists are constantly discovering relics of the past that nobody ever knew was there, but rarely do scientists realize they've stumbled upon something that doesn't belong on Earth, or even in our own Solar System. Show More Summary

The 7 Coolest Active Space Probes

We’ve sent thousands of things into space over the years! Many of them just orbit the Earth, and some are flying out past the edges of the Solar System. In this episode of Scishow, here’s few really cool space probes that are still active! [SciShow] The post The 7 Coolest Active Space Probes appeared first on Geeks are Sexy Technology News.

Mysterious Stone Found in Egypt Contains Exotic Alien Compounds

A pebble found in a field of Libyan desert glass in southwest Egypt has proven to be quite a mystery, and may even shake up our very understanding of the history of our solar system. The pebble is known as the Hypatia Stone, named after 4th century Greek philosopher and mathematician Hypatia who is remembered... Read more »

ASU astronomers to build space telescope to explore nearby stars

(Arizona State University) A new ASU-led mission will launch a small satellite telescope into space to study the environment in other solar systems around the Galaxy's most common type of star.

Ingredients for life revealed in meteorites that fell to Earth

Two wayward space rocks, which separately crashed to Earth in 1998 after circulating in our solar system's asteroid belt for billions of years, share something else in common: the ingredients for life. They are the first meteorites found to contain both liquid water and a mix of complex organic compounds such as hydrocarbons and amino acids.

In Alabama, You Could Pay the Utility $9,000 for Having Solar on Your Roof

As residential solar markets go, Alabama is about as small as you can get. Among the 43 states plus Washington, D.C. that GTM Research tracks individually, it ranks 42. It has just 1 megawatt of residential systems installed. According...Show More Summary

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