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NASA scientists confirm first Earth-sized habitable planet Kepler-186f

NASA scientists confirm first Earth-sized habitable planet Kep...

Scientists are a step closer to finding a world similar to Earth .The W. M. Keck Observatory and the Gemini Observatory have confirmed the existence of the first Earth-sized exoplanet, Kepler-186f. Kepler-186f is an Earth-sized planet found by ..., 1 day ago

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UC's Lick Observatory might soon shut down operations

Drive about 20 miles east of San Jose, Calif., wind through the isolated foothills until you reach the University of California's Lick Observatory on Mt. Hamilton. The once bustling mountain center is now noticeably empty, with only a handful of ...
 Individual.com4 days ago
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Visiting Mauna Kea, the world's best spot for stargazing

The Keck telescopes use laser guide stars to capture images of distant galaxies almost unparalleled in their clarity on Earth. MAUNA KEA, Hawaii -- I was recently having lunch at a lovely and only slightly overpriced cafe overlooking the Pacific ...
 CNET Reviews1 month ago
Astrobiology Magazine

Possible Exomoon Found

This artist's conception depicts a planet/moon pairing. This is one possible explanation for the recent observations. If the moon scenario is true, the moon would weigh less than Earth, and the planet would be more massive than Jupiter. Credit: ...
 Astrobiology Magazine1 day ago Faraway Moon or Faint Star? Possible Exomoon Found  Jet Propulsion Laboratory4 days ago Astronomers Say They May Have Found Evidence Of A Potential Exomoon  Red Orbit1 week ago
Astrobiology Magazine

First Robotic Telescope for Planet Hunters

The Automated Planet Finder (APF) is the newest telescope at UC's Lick Observatory on Mt. Hamilton. (Photo by Laurie Hatch) Lick Observatory's newest telescope, the Automated Planet Finder (APF), has been operating robotically night after night ...
 Astrobiology Magazine2 weeks ago Lick's new Automated Planet Finder: First robotic telescope for planet hunters  EurekAlert!3 weeks ago Lick's Automated Planet Finder Finds Two New Planetary Systems  Red Orbit3 weeks ago Lick's Automated Planet Finder: First robotic telescope for planet hunters  Space Daily3 weeks ago
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Astronomers Observe Rare Asteroid Break-Up

Published: March 19th, 2014 14:02 EST NASA has recently released a series of images recorded from their Hubble Space Telescope showing the break-up of an asteroid located about 300 million miles from the sun into as many as ...
 Student Operated Press1 month ago Astronomers witness rare event of asteroid break-up  ProKerala.com1 month ago
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Hubble Witnesses Mysterious Breakup of Asteroid

Hubble has observed some weird things since it was launched in 1990, but this is probably one of the strangest. In September 2013, the Catalina and Pan-STARRS sky surveys spotted a mysterious object in the asteroid belt, a region of rocky debris ...
 Free Internet Press1 month ago
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Distant Asteroid Has Moon, Exotic Orbit

After eight years of observations, scientists from the SETI Institute have found an exotic orbit for the largest Trojan asteroid, 624 Hektor — the only one known to possess a moon. The formation of this system made of a dual primary and a small ...
 Laboratory Equipment1 month ago Did An Icy Collision Produce The Odd Shape Of Asteroid 624 Hektor?  Universe Today1 month ago Scientists reveal puzzling orbit of Trojan asteroid's moon  SEN1 month ago Only Solar System Asteroid with a Moon Flies in Exotic Orbit  Softpedia1 month ago

Dark Energy Draws an Observatory's Director From Hawaii to Texas

Since 2006, Taft E. Armandroff has directed one of the worlds leading astronomical-research facilities, atop a dormant volcano in Hawaii with terrain that resembles that of Mars or the moon. Primarily working from the small town of Waimea, Mr.
 Chronicle of Higher Education2 months ago
Spaceflight Now

A First: Earth-Like Planet Discovered

Kepler Space Telescope-led astronomers to find an Earth-sized planet, named Kepler-186f. The planet is part of the Kepler-186 system and is present in the habitable zone. The observations made from the WM Keck and Gemini Observatories confirmed the ...
 French Tribune1 hour ago Astronomers Spot Distant Planet In 'Habitable Zone'  Fox News Latino16 hours ago Earth's 'cousin' planet lies 500 light-years away  Spaceflight Now1 day ago
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