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Nate Church, Breitbart • Sat 2018 Aug 11, 1:14pm

A rogue planet has been discovered outside of our solar system… skirting the boundaries of our solar system — just 20 light years from Earth… roughly 200 million years old and around 12 times the size of Jupiter… independent of a sun… The surface… is roughly 1,500 degrees Fahrenheit (816 Celsius), sitting “right at the boundary between a planet and a brown dwarf, or ‘failed star…’”

Star Bright
Neo-Neocon • Wed 2017 Nov 1, 7:59pm

…“All of our observations find a complete symmetry between matter and antimatter, which is why the universe should not actually exist,” Christian Smorra, the study’s lead author, said in a statement. “An asymmetry must exist here somewhere but we simply do not understand where the difference is. What is the source of the symmetry break?”

Good luck with that.…

Hmmm. What could it be? (Taps chin toughtfully.)
Neoneocon citing NY Post article
Nate Church, Breitbart • Wed 2017 Nov 1, 7:51pm

…Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency… probe… detected a 31 mile (50 kilometers) “lava tube” that runs deep beneath the moon’s “Marius Hills.” … could be crucial to the goal of creating… large-scale lunar bases…

Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics • Tue 2016 Oct 4, 9:57am

…Most of the laws of physics …are symmetric with respect to time… except one. The Second Law of Thermodynamics… is the reason why you can mix stuff but you can't unmix it…

See? Clear as can be.
Charles Q. Choi, Inside Science • Sun 2016 Oct 2, 11:17am

…Now scientists analyzing more than 150 galaxies find that dark matter might not explain their new observations, which they say hints that dark matter might not exist and that a new law of nature might be needed to solve all these mysteries.…

Davide Castelvecchi, Nature • Fri 2016 Sep 16, 6:39pm

The European Space Agency (ESA) has released the largest, most detailed map yet of the Milky Way. It pinpoints the 3D positions of 1.1 billion stars, almost 400 million of which were previously unknown to science.… suggests that the Milky Way is slightly bigger than previously estimated…

Ollie Gillman, Mail (UK) • Tue 2016 Aug 2, 9:43am

An asteroid set to narrowly miss Earth could cause 'immense suffering and death' years later if its orbit is changed when it passes dangerously near to our planet. …called Bennu…crosses Earth's orbit once every six years… set to pass between the moon and our planet in 2135.

Scientists are worried the 500-metre wide asteroid's orbit could be tweaked by Earth's gravity as it passes by, causing it to smash into our planet later in the century.…

Keiligh Baker, Mail (UK) • Tue 2016 Jul 19, 11:45pm

Groundbreaking radio telescope has discovered 1,300 galaxies in the sky
It discovered them in small area where only 70 had previously been spotted
South Africa's MeerKAT radio telescope will eventually boast 64 receptors
When it spotted the galaxies the system was only working at a quarter of its eventual capacity

Yahoo / AP • Sat 2016 Jul 9, 4:22pm

Imagine a planet with triple sunrises and sunsets every day for part of the year, and nonstop daylight at other times.

Astronomers revealed such a place Thursday: a strange new world in the Constellation Centaurus that has not one, not two, but three suns. What's more, a year there lasts half a millennium from Earth's perspective.…

Joel B. Pollak, Breitbart • Tue 2016 Jul 5, 3:11pm

…The Juno spacecraft, which will orbit Jupiter from pole-to-pole and study the gas giant from a relatively low altitude, was launched nearly five years ago, in August 2011. It hurtled through the solar system before arriving near the largest planet Monday evening, firing up its engines, and switching its orbit from the sun to the gas giant.…

Abigail Beall, Mail (UK) • Mon 2016 Jun 27, 10:21pm

…Nasa's New Horizons probe flew close to Pluto last year, revealing clues the dwarf planet might once have had a liquid ocean sloshing around under its icy crust.

The ocean, which may have hosted alien life, was thought to have frozen over millions of years ago.

But new analysis shows the ocean beneath the surface is still liquid now - raising hopes that signs of life could yet be discovered on the dwarf planet.…

V-Sauce, YouTube • Wed 2016 Jun 15, 10:20pm
Excellent video on time as we measure it and how we travel through space. 21:36
Jon Austin, Express (UK) • Wed 2016 May 11, 9:51am

…Timothy Morton, associate research scholar at Princeton University in New Jersey, said: "We have discovered 1,284 new planets - the most explanets ever announced at one time."

It more than doubles the previous amount of exoplanets found by the Kepler Telescope, taking the total number to 2,325.

It comes after NASA said they now also believe every star in space has at least one planet orbiting it, further increasing the chance of life evolving somewhere. …

The universe was created to be inhabited!
Jason Daley, Smithsonian • Mon 2016 Apr 11, 6:38pm

…the BOSS Great Wall… a supercluster of galaxies over 1 billion light years across… largest structure observed in the universe so far.… named after the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey—an international effort to map galaxies and quasars in the early universe—and is like cosmic webbing.… made up of 830 separate galaxies that gravity has corralled into four superclusters, connected by massive filaments of hot gas… creates a twisting structure that resembles a cosmic honeycomb.… Lurking 4.5 to 6.5 billion lightyears away, the BOSS has an estimated mass 10,000 times greater than our own Milky Way…

Tech Times • Fri 2016 Mar 18, 7:37pm

Ceres is a dwarf planet with a bizarre surface, marked by mysterious bright spots that have left astronomers perplexed. Now, these odd features appear to be changing over time, and scientists are left with no way to adequately explain the phenomenon.…

Nathaniel Scharping, Discover • Fri 2016 Feb 26, 9:24am

A new study suggests that there are around 700 quintillion planets in the universe, but only one like Earth. … Astrophysicist Erik Zackrisson from Uppsala University in Sweden arrived at this staggering figure … with the aid of a computer model that simulated the universe’s evolution following the Big Bang. …

No doubt as accurate as computer models that "prove" anthropogenic global climate chaos. Unique? Sure. Rare for being inhabited? Hah!

The myriads of planetary systems were all made to be eventually inhabited by many different types of intelligent creatures, beings who could know God, receive the divine affection, and love him in return. The universe of universes is the work of God and the dwelling place of his diverse creatures. “God created the heavens and formed the earth; he established the universe and created this world not in vain; he formed it to be inhabited.”

-Divine Counselor


European Space Agency • Wed 2016 Feb 17, 6:37pm

For the first time astronomers were able to analyse the atmosphere of an exoplanet in the class known as super-Earths. …55 Cancri e is revealed to have a dry atmosphere without any indications of water vapour. …consists mainly of hydrogen and helium.…

Breitbart / Reuters • Fri 2016 Feb 12, 12:05am

…The researchers said they detected gravitational waves coming from two black holes – extraordinarily dense objects whose existence also was foreseen by Einstein – that orbited one another, spiraled inward and smashed together. They said the waves were the product of a collision between two black holes 30 times as massive as the Sun, located 1.3 billion light years from Earth.…

Fox News • Wed 2016 Feb 10, 4:31pm

…Mars video
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Want to know what life is like on Mars? NASA has released an incredible 360-degree video that lets you scroll around the red planet’s surface.

The video, which was taken by a camera on NASA’s Curiosity rover, was posted to YouTube Monday by the space agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Related: NASA’s ‘flying saucer’ in pictures

“This view of the downwind face of ‘Namib Dune’ on Mars covers 360 degrees, including a portion of Mount Sharp on the horizon,” explained the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. “The site is part of the dark-sand ‘Bagnold Dunes’ field along the northwestern flank of Mount Sharp.”…

Fox News • Tue 2016 Jan 19, 6:49pm

NASA has released an incredible image of the haze layers in Pluto’s atmosphere taken by the New Horizons spacecraft. The processed image is the highest-resolution color look yet at the haze layers…

Nola Taylor Redd, • Tue 2016 Jan 19, 5:58pm

Inpouring rivers of hydrogen gas could explain how spiral galaxies maintain the constant star formation that dominates their hearts, a new study reports.… "We knew that the fuel for star formation had to come from somewhere…"

Deborah Netburn, LA Times • Thu 2015 Nov 12, 8:34am

…Known as GJ 1132b, it is the closest rocky exoplanet to have ever been found… Drake Deming, an astronomer at the University of Maryland, was so excited about the findings, published this week in Nature, that he described the new world as "arguably the most important planet ever found outside the solar system"… not likely to host life as we know it.…

Jet Propulsion Laboratory • Wed 2015 Oct 21, 6:56pm

…taken on October 14, 2015 and received on Earth October 15, 2015.…

Strange terrain on Saturn's moon Cassini.
Ian O'Neill, Discovery • Fri 2015 Sep 4, 6:33am

…it really does look like a spoon hanging in the air, just above the surface of some layered rock. But as Mars is devoid of any civilization, advanced or otherwise, that is capable of manufacturing said spoon, there’s probably a more logical answer.…

Rob Gutro, NASA • Fri 2015 Aug 7, 8:57am

A NASA camera aboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite captured a unique view of the moon as it moved in front of the sunlit side of Earth last month. The series of test images shows the fully illuminated “dark side” of the moon that is never visible from Earth.…

Charles Q. Choi, • Thu 2015 Jun 11, 10:39am

A giant ring around Saturn is even larger than thought, spanning an area of space nearly 7,000 times larger than Saturn itself… “We knew it was the biggest ring, but know we find it’s even bigger than we thought, new and improved….”

Preston Dyches, NASA • Fri 2015 Jun 5, 12:15pm

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has returned images from its final close approach to Saturn's oddball moon Hyperion, upholding the moon's reputation as one of the most bizarre objects in the solar system. The views show Hyperion's deeply impact-scarred surface, with many craters displaying dark material on their floors.…

Mike Wall, • Tue 2015 May 12, 2:11pm

Saturn's icy moon Enceladus is looking better and better as a potential abode for alien life.

Chemical reactions that free up energy that could potentially support a biosphere have occurred — and perhaps still are occurring — deep within Enceladus' salty subsurface ocean, a new study suggests.…

Elizabeth Landau, NASA • Tue 2015 May 12, 2:08pm

This animation shows a sequence of images taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on May 4, 2015, from a distance of 8,400 miles (13,600 kilometers), in its RC3 mapping orbit. …The mysterious bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres are better resolved in a new sequence of images taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on May 3 and 4, 2015.…

Nathan Rao, Express UK • Tue 2015 May 12, 10:25am

…Worried astronomers warned 1999 FN53, which is an eighth of the size of Mount Everest, will skim the Earth in TWO DAYS.

A collision would be nothing short of catastrophic triggering mass destruction, earthquakes and global extinction.

The monster is more than TEN TIMES bigger than other meteorites currently visible on NASA’s Near Earth Object radar.…