Determining the size of an Earth-size exoplanet by the amount of starlight it blocks hundreds of light-years away once was the realm of science fiction. Measuring the mass of such a small planet based on its gravity was another level entirely, but ... ASD News, 1 week ago
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New science results from NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer, or LADEE, mission indicate that the moon is engulfed in a permanent, but lopsided, dust cloud that increases in density when annual events like the Geminids meteor ...Noodls, 1 week ago
Rings around planets are supposed to stay close to home, as any Astro 101 textbook will tell you. Once they venture too far afield from their gravitational overlord, conventional astronomical wisdom dictates that they will collapse and form new ...Wired News, 3 weeks ago Surprising Ghostly Halo Surrounds Saturn Wired News, 3 weeks ago
It was nearly a year ago that the Kepler spacecraft made a comeback after a technical setback: the loss of its ultra precise pointing capability. Revived as the K2 mission, now in its fifth observing campaign, the spacecraft continues to operate ...Noodls, 1 month ago
Video will begin in 5 seconds. More video Recommended Replay video A planet with two suns Nasa animations illustrate planet Kepler-16b, discovered by Nasa's Kepler mission, circling two stars. (Courtesy Nasa Jet Propulsion Laboratory, ...WA Today, 1 month ago
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