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Earth Sized Planet Found Could Sustain Life

Earth Sized Planet Found Could Sustain Life

By Tina Volpe April 18, 2014

A breakthrough in extraterrestrial life is upon us – astronomers found an Earth-sized planet orbiting a star in the “habitable zone” – which has scientists and astronomers excited. It was named Kepler-186f. It was found with NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope, …

Moon Eclipse 2014: Blood Moon Visible Mon & Tues Moon Eclipse 2014: Blood Moon Visible Mon & Tues

The lunar eclipse scheduled to take place on April 14-15th promises to give sky watchers an unusual and even rare event. Lunar eclipses usually happen at random – you can get a total eclipse, followed by a prenumbra, then a …

Total Lunar Eclipse Will Be Visible On Tuesday Total Lunar Eclipse Will Be Visible On Tuesday

The moon is all set to turn red starting on late Monday when it aligns with the Sun and Earth, assuring a celestial spectacle for sky gazers. Astronomers claim that the total lunar eclipse will stretch into the wee hours …

Australia's Newest Species of Crayfish is Tiny Australia's Newest Species of Crayfish is Tiny

Robert McCormack of the The Australian Crayfish Project has discovered a new species of crayfish in Eastern Australia. The discovery of the species Gramastacus lacus was published in ZooKeys, an online journal under the US National Library of Medicine. The …

Here's A Google Talk About Ending Aging Here's A Google Talk About Ending Aging

The most recent “Talks at Google” recording released deals with the topic of ending aging, something Google itself appears to be somewhat interested in. Last year, the company started Calico aimed at extending life. This particular talk comes from Aubrey …

Kate Mulgrew Denounces Creationist Film She Narrated Kate Mulgrew Denounces Creationist Film She Narrated

The Star Trek: Voyager star, Kate Mulgrew, who narrated a film that declares the sun revolves around the earth, has come to her senses and discredited the film, after the fact. “Everything we think we know about our universe is …

Niijima Island Merges With Neighboring Island Niijima Island Merges With Neighboring Island

A volcanic island on the coast of Japan, Niijima Island, has said to have swallowed a part of a neighboring island. NASA has recorded Niijima’s continuous eruptions, and photos from the Operational Lang Imager on Landsat 8 showed a stream …

X-37B Space Plane To Reach 500 Days In Space X-37B Space Plane To Reach 500 Days In Space

The US Air Force’s X-37B, an unmanned space plane, will reach a milestone on April 25 by being in space for 500 days. The X-37B was launched on December 11, 2012. It launched on OTV-3 in Cape Canaveral, Florida, and …

Full Lunar Eclipse Coming April 15 Full Lunar Eclipse Coming April 15

A full lunar eclipse is not nearly as rare as a solar eclipse, but the event still draws eyes to the heavens. This month people in the Earth’s western hemisphere will get to see the moon at its most impressive. …

Mars, Earth, And Sun Set To Form Cosmic Alignment Mars, Earth, And Sun Set To Form Cosmic Alignment

A rare astronomical event that takes place about every 26 months is set to happen on Tuesday, April 8th. Dubbed an “Opposition of Mars”, this spacial phenomenon involves the alignment of Mars with the Earth every 778 days. On this …

Could there be life on Saturn's small moon? Could there be life on Saturn's small moon?

Saturn’s moon, Enceladus, contains water – which planetary scientists have long suspected lurked beneath its icy veneer and above its rocky core – and it has been confirmed scientists announced on Thursday. Planetary scientists suspected water existed since 2005, when …

Science ages our Moon Science ages our Moon

We now have a better idea of how and when the moon formed after an international team of planetary scientists revealed their findings in a recent study. This is the closest we’ve come to a birth date for the moon …

Chile Earthquake Triggers Tsunami Waves Chile Earthquake Triggers Tsunami Waves

An 8.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Chile Tuesday around 6:46 p.m. and triggered tsunami waves. “Sea level readings indicate a tsunami was generated. It may have been destructive along coasts near the epicenter and could also be a threat to …

Global Warming Report Warns World is "Ill-Prepared" Global Warming Report Warns World is "Ill-Prepared"

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) this week issued its Fifth Assessment Report on the impacts of climate change around the world. The new report states that the effects of climate change are already occurring throughout the world. The …

Yellowstone Earthquake Was 4.8; Biggest Since 1985 Yellowstone Earthquake Was 4.8; Biggest Since 1985

The Norris Geyser Basin felt the seismic bass drop today – all 4.8 worth of it. No injuries were sustained in the midst of this natural phenomenon common to Yellowstone – even though it was the strongest quake to hit …

Soyuz Docking Successful After Technical Hitch Soyuz Docking Successful After Technical Hitch

The Russian Soyuz spacecraft successfully docked at the International Space Station on Thursday, two days after it suffered technical lags that prevented a fast track linkup after launching on Tuesday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The spacecraft was carrying …

Pink Dwarf Planet “Biden” Found Beyond Pluto Pink Dwarf Planet “Biden” Found Beyond Pluto

Scientists discovered a pink dwarf planet at the edge of the solar system, long thought to be a celestial no-man’s land. The object, officially called 2012 VP-113, is nicknamed “Biden” in jest after incumbent US Vice President Joe Biden. The …