A Machine-Learning Algorithm Just Found 301 Additional Planets in Kepler Data - Universe Today

Using a new type of deep-learning algorithm, a team of NASA scientists have detected 301 more exoplanets in the Kepler archive!

New Russian Docking Module Arrives at International Space Station

The five-ton Prichal docking module arrived at the International Space Station at 10:19 a.m. EST, propelled by a modified Russian Progress propulsion compartment. They docked to the Nauka module on the Earth-facing side of the Russian segment two days after…

Astronomers Find a Planet That Orbits its Star in Just 16 HOURS! - Universe Today

An Ultrahot Jupiter with a 16-hour orbit and a temperature exceeding 3000 Kelvin? Launch the James Webb and give us a better look!

Astronomers Discovered Two Previously Invisible Galaxies 29 Billion Light-Years Away

Thanks to the Atacama Large Milimeter Array in Chile, a team of astronomers discovered two galaxies invisible to the Hubble Space Telescope.

This is what scientists found when they peered deep beneath the surface of Mars

New data from the exploration of Mars has provided more evidence of Mars’ volcanic past. The new study, which was published in Nature Communications, details how scientists used NARA’s InSight Mars Lander to record vibrations in the ground. This allowed…

This is what scientists found when they peered deep beneath the surface of Mars

The latest news from Mars exploration has more details about the surface makeup of the planet, including a look beneath the surface.

New Russian module docks with International Space Station

A Russian cargo craft carrying a new docking module successfully hooked up with the International Space Station Friday after a two-day space journey.

TRAPPIST-1 solar system that's home to potentially habitable planets was not bombarded by rocks like early Earth

A big space rock would have thrown the Earthlike planets of the Trappist-1 system out of sync, a new study says.

Russian node module docks with ISS - SpaceNews

A node module billed as the final Russian element of the International Space Station docked with the station Nov. 26.

New Russian module docks with International Space Station

A Russian cargo craft carrying a new docking module has successfully hooked up with the International Space Station after a two-day space journey

Russia's Prichal docking module arrives at the International Space Station

The Russian docking station is the second major upgrade from that country in recent months.

Could we really deflect an asteroid heading for Earth? An expert explains NASA's latest DART mission

A NASA spacecraft the size of a golf cart has been directed to smash into an asteroid, with the intention of knocking it slightly off course. The test aims to demonstrate our technological readiness in ...

Russia’s Prichal nodal module docks with orbital outpost

The new module docked in an automatic mode under the control of Flight Control Center specialists on the ground and cosmonauts onboard the ISS

Astronomers discovered a planet where a full year is 16 hours long

Astronomers have discovered a new planet outside our solar system which orbits its star in just 16 hours. The ongoing hunt for planets beyond our solar system has resulted in over 4,000 discoveries of far-off worlds. Some of these new-found…

Astronomers discovered a planet where a full year is 16 hours long

Astronomers have discovered a new planet outside our solar system which orbits its star in just 16 hours. The ongoing hunt for planets beyond our solar system has resulted in over 4,000 discoveries of far-off worlds. Some of these new-found…

Astronomers discovered a planet where a full year is 16 hours long

Astronomers have discovered a new ultra hot planet bigger than Jupiter where a full year is only 16 hours long.

Neptune Retrograde Is Almost Over. This Is What’s Coming Next

Ah, Neptune, the Planet of Illusion, Deception, and Dreams. For the past five months, this planetary body has been in retrograde, which means it's been appearing to move backwards through the sky. Retrograde can be a scary term, but Neptune's…

Watch NASA's asteroid-deflecting DART spacecraft speeding through space

The DART spacecraft will deliberately crash into a 530-foot-wide asteroid called Dimorphos in September 2022 at a speed of almost 15,000 miles per hour.

Two exoplanets orbiting a sun-like star discovered

An international team of astronomers reports the detection of two new exoplanets orbiting an evolved sun-like star known as HD 137496. The newly found extrasolar worlds, identified using NASA's Kepler ...

Another Tatooine-like exoplanet found orbiting a binary star

Astronomers have found a new exoplanet in a fairly weird way — not because of its orbital motion around its host star, as is usually the case, but because of the motion of its host stars around each other. Yes,…

NASA’s Mars Insight Lander Uses Wind-Induced Vibrations To Reveal the Red Planet’s Subsurface Layers

Seismic data collected in Elysium Planitia, the second largest volcanic region on Mars, suggest the presence of a shallow sedimentary layer sandwiched between lava flows beneath the planet’s surface. These findings were gained in the framework of NASA’s InSight mission…

NASA Is Practicing Asteroid Deflection. You Know, Just in Case.

A spacecraft is on its way to nudge a distant asteroid.

Newly Discovered Extreme “Ultrahot Jupiter” Blitzes Around Its Star – One Year Is Just 16 Hours Long

A newly discovered “ultrahot Jupiter” has the shortest orbit of any known gas giant. The hunt for planets beyond our solar system has turned up more than 4,000 far-flung worlds, orbiting stars thousands of light years from Earth. These extrasolar…

Merging black holes may create bubbles that could swallow the universe | New Scientist

The area between a pair of large black holes on the verge of colliding could provide the conditions to create dangerous bubbles of "true vacuum"

The TRAPPIST-1 solar system not bombarded by space rocks like early Earth, study suggests

A big space rock would have thrown planets of the Trappist-1 system out of sync.

Astronomers spot "invisible" galaxies at the dawn of the universe

Astronomers have spotted two “invisible” galaxies hiding near the dawn of the universe. The team used radio waves to peer behind a curtain of dust that was obscuring them from view, and the find suggests that there were far more…

San Antonio’s SwRI helps knock asteroid off course

NASA said it’s aiming to bump Dimorphos slightly off its orbital path. The space agency...

Could we really deflect an asteroid heading for Earth? An expert explains NASA's latest DART mission

An asteroid that landed in Russia in 2013 injured 1,500 people – and was just 20 metres in diameter. What could we do if a major threat was detected?

Astronomers Discover More Than 300 Possible New Exoplanets Using Advanced Planet Detection Algorithm

Findings also include a distinctive planetary system with two gas giants. UCLA astronomers have identified 366 new exoplanets, thanks in large part to an algorithm developed by a UCLA postdoctoral scholar. Among their most noteworthy findings is a planetary system…

A Space Telescope With one job: Find Habitable Planets at Alpha Centauri - Universe Today

Breakthrough Initiatives just announced a collaborative effort to launch a space telescope that will search for habitable planets around Alpha Centauri

Watch: Astronauts bring little bit of home to Thanksgiving in space celebration

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station didn’t let a little thing like distance get in the way of gratitude or a good meal.

Asteroid deflection and disordered diamonds — the week in infographics

Nature - Nature highlights three key infographics from the week in science and research.

Secrets of alien worlds in 'perfect harmony' uncovered in planetary probe

Scientists estimate that the Trappist-1 planets are in near perfect balance and could potentially host life as they are similar to Earth and formed in a similar way.

Two New Ancient Galaxies Have Been Discovered

Upwards of 10 to 20 percent of the earliest galaxies are hidden by thick blankets of cosmic dust, new research suggests.

NASA DART: What comes next for the collision-course asteroid mission

NASA’s DART mission is underway, launching atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 and aiming to answer one of the biggest questions in science – and sci-fi movies: can we avoid a potentially life-endin…

Astronomers Find 366 New Possible Exoplanets

An international team led by astronomers from the University Of California, Los Angeles reported the detection of hundreds of candidate exoplanets, includi

Scientists uncover secret of alien worlds using ‘perfect harmony’ of planetary system

Scientists have used the “perfect harmony” of a distant planetary system to understand more about its past.

Orbital Harmony of TRAPPIST-1 Planets Could Survive Only Limited Early Bombardment

Fragile orbits of seven exoplanets limit late arrival of water. Seven Earth-sized planets orbit the star TRAPPIST-1 in near-perfect harmony, and U.S. and European researchers have used that harmony to determine how much physical abuse the planets could have withstood…

Orbital harmony limits late arrival of water on TRAPPIST-1 planets

Seven Earth-sized planets orbit the star TRAPPIST-1 in near-perfect harmony, and U.S. and European researchers have used that harmony to determine how much physical abuse the planets could have withstood ...

NASA Is Going To Try To Re-Direct The Path Of An Asteroid By Crashing A Spacecraft Into It

It's been talked about for years, but this will be the first time NASA has actually tried to deflect an asteroid

Algorithm helps find 366 new and undiscovered planets

An algorithm has helped astronomers find some 366 possible new exoplanets.

NASA sending rocket to blast into asteroid, practice to possibly save Earth someday

A rocket has been shot into space and is heading for two asteroids. NASA is going to try to alter the path of an asteroid.

Scientists use seismic noise to image first hundred meters of Mars

Mars' winds create enough noise to see what's underneath the InSight lander.

This is how astronauts celebrate Thanksgiving in space - East Idaho News

(CNN) — The holidays still happen in space, they just look a little bit different. But the sentiments are the same. “I’m going to do whatever I can to show how thankful I am for my crewmates,” said NASA astronaut…

Russian cargo ship departs space station to make room for new docking module

The uncrewed Progress 78 supply ship has a date with destruction.

Cedar Falls man to celebrate Thanksgiving in space

A Cedar Falls man will celebrate Thanksgiving in space.

The hubble telescope checks in with the most distant planets

The results, NASA says, will help scientists understand the dynamics of huge gas giant planets both in our own solar system and around other stars, as well as provide insights into how Earth’s atmosphere works.

Russian node module docks with International Space Station

Russia's Prichal docking module linked up with the International Space Station Friday, adding the final planned piece of the Russian segment of the outpost to provide a new connection for future crew and cargo ships.

NASA spacecraft blasts off on experimental mission to divert asteroid

A small NASA space probe blasted off from California early Wednesday aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on a first-of-its-kind mission to change the orbit of an asteroid, pioneering a technique that may one day be used to divert an…

Russia plans to add another module to the International Space Station this week, and the journey began with a launch from Kazakhstan at 8:06 a.m. EST (1306 GMT) Wednesday on a Soyuz rocket. Russia's Prichal node module departed the Baikonur…

Photos: Falcon 9 rocket stands on Vandenberg launch pad with NASA asteroid probe

These photos show SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket standing on Space Launch Complex 4-East at Vandenberg Space Force Base, hours before liftoff with NASA's DART mission, an experiment to test how a spacecraft might deflect a hazardous asteroid away from Earth.

A first-of-its-kind asteroid deflection experiment lifted off overnight from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. SpaceX launched NASA's DART mission on a Falcon 9 rocket at 1:21 a.m. EST Wednesday (0621 GMT; 10:21 p.m. PST Tuesday) on a 10-month mission…

Falcon 9 launch timeline with DART

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is set for liftoff from Vandenberg Space Force Base, heading southeast over the Pacific Ocean with NASA's DART asteroid deflection experiment. It will take 55 minutes to deploy the DART spacecraft on an Earth escape…

Webb telescope launch delayed to investigate clean room incident

NASA said Monday the launch of the $9.7 billion James Webb Space Telescope will be delayed at least four days until no earlier than Dec. 22 out of "sheer caution" to ensure the observatory suffered no damage from vibrations during…

SpaceX ready for first launch with NASA interplanetary mission

A small spacecraft set to launch on a collision course with an asteroid has been encapsulated inside the payload fairing of its Falcon 9 rocket for blastoff from California this week, a mission that will mark SpaceX's first launch with…

Astra launched its first rocket into orbit from Alaska early Saturday after falling short on three previous tries, an achievement company officials said will unlock "tremendous demand" for its small satellite launch service. The company's next mission will carry six…

Blue Origin transferred a full-size mock-up of its reusable New Glenn booster through Kennedy Space Center on Nov. 11 from the company's factory to its launch pad at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

The savings flow in this Black Friday deal for new film version Dune board game

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Oculus Quest 2 Black Friday deal: $50 voucher with purchase at either Amazon, Newegg, Best Buy, or Oculus store

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UPDATE: This HR Drone for kids is now 62% off at Amazon for Black Friday

The drone comes with many-user friendly features, and you can save over $86.

Black Friday space board game deals: Save up to 66% on space and sci-fi board games

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Score up to 25% off on this awesome pair of Nerf blasters for Black Friday

Black Friday Nerf deals at Target include a Fortnite Heavy SR and Dinosquad Rex-Rampage blasters

Telescopes on Amazon: Best Black Friday deals

There are heaps of telescopes on Amazon, many of which are discounted as part of the Black Friday sales.

Strong this Black Friday deal is: Save $20 on Lego's Star Wars Attack of the Clones  Yoda right now

You can save $20 on Lego's Star Wars Attack of the Clones Yoda, complete with lightsaber, at Amazon for Black Friday.

Black Friday Star Wars gifts and deals 2021

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Black Friday Leica binoculars deals: The lowest prices on top-tier models

Leica binoculars Black Friday deals may be a rare sighting, but we've rounded up the lowest prices currently available.

Black Friday telescope deals: What’s in stock and what's on sale

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Corel PaintShop Pro 2022 is $60 off this Black Friday for your astrophotography editing needs

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Lego's VIP Rewards program has Black Friday discounts and a $5 off Cyber Monday deal

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Europe's Solar Orbiter will fly by Earth tonight. Here's how to spot it in the night sky.

The European Space Agency's Solar Orbiter spacecraft passes above Earth tonight and might be visible from parts of the U.S. and western Africa with either simple binoculars or an amateur telescope.

Black Friday Meade telescopes and binocular deals: discounts & what's in stock

It's Black Friday and we're keeping our eyes peeled for Black Friday deals on your next piece of skywatching kit.

Black Friday Sky-Watcher telescope deals: Discounts & what's in stock

It's Black Friday and if you're hunting for a Black Friday Sky-Watcher telescope deal, here's what's in stock.

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Best Black Friday camera deals for 2021

These are all the best Black Friday camera deals for 2021, with excellent discounts from the likes of Nikon, Canon, Sony and more.

Russia's Prichal docking module arrives at the International Space Station

Prichal is the second Russian module to reach the orbiting lab in recent months.

UPDATE: The Celestron StarSense Explorer LT 80AZ telescope has been reduced by almost 27% for Black Friday

Now reduced from $299.95 at Walmart, you can save $69.96 on your next piece of smartphone app-enabled skywatching kit.

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We’ve combed through all the telescopes at Best Buy, looking for Black Friday deals and checking stock levels on popular models.

Celestron telescope & binocular deals: Black Friday discounts & what's in stock

Hunting for a discount on a Celestron telescope or binocular? Here's what's in stock this Black Friday.

UPDATE: The HP Reverb G2 VR headset, down to $399 for Black Friday, is out of stock

Act fast on this HP Reverb G2 Black Friday deal, as the price keeps dropping to new lows then returning to $549.

Best binoculars 2021: Top picks for stargazing

With the best binoculars you can spend your days observing wildlife, and your evenings gazing at the night sky.