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Posted on 21 April 2018 | 2:53 am | Google News
SpaceX to launch NASA's newest planet-hunting spacecraft
And I mean that from the bottom of my heart, to all of my constituents.” As soon as President Donald Trump signs what's called a “warrant” confirming the Senate vote, Bridenstine will officially end his term in Congress. His office will remain open ...
Posted on 18 April 2018 | 12:22 pm | Google News
NASA planet-hunter searching for worlds just like Earth
Just 25 years ago, no one knew for sure whether the stars dotting our night skies had anything circling them that resembled planets, let alone one like Earth. Then came a NASA planet-seeker called Kepler, which starting in 2009 began finding intriguing ...
Posted on 31 March 2018 | 3:26 am | Google News
NASA Is About to Launch a New Planet-Hunter
Now, the successor to Kepler is here. This planet-hunter, a 700-pound spacecraft called the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), is scheduled to launch next month and focus on stars nearer and brighter than those analyzed by Kepler. TESS will ...
This NASA planet-hunter is searching for worlds just like Earth
Posted on 29 March 2018 | 3:37 am | Google News
Voice of America
Newly Discovered Solar System Matches Our Own
Voice of America
The newly discovered planet orbits the star known as Kepler-90. The system is about 2,545 light-years away. A light-year is about 9.5 trillion kilometers. Researchers have named the planet Kepler-90i. Like Earth, Kepler-90i is the third farthest planet ...
Posted on 1 January 2018 | 5:02 pm | Google News
Oumuamua: First alien object to visit our solar system is wrapped in strange organic coat, scientists reveal
The first ever interstellar visitor to our solar system is wrapped in a layer of organic insulation, scientists have said. Oumuamua has enthralled astronomers and the public since it flew through the solar system in October. As the first alien rock to ...
Oumuamua - Breakthrough Initiatives
This asteroid is our solar system's first known 'alien' visitor
Posted on 18 December 2017 | 11:02 am | Google News
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