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Space dust may transport life between worlds

November 20, 2017 starjunkie 0

https://www.nasa.gov/news/releases/latest/index.html Life on our planet might have originated from biological particles brought to Earth in streams of space dust, a study suggests. Source: Psys.org Space dust may transport life between worlds Psys.org

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'Super-Earth' planet with very short orbital period discovered

November 20, 2017 starjunkie 0

https://www.nasa.gov/news/releases/latest/index.html (Phys.org)—NASA’s prolonged Kepler exoplanet-hunting mission, known as K2, has revealed the presence of another “super-Earth” alien world. The newly found planet, designated EPIC 246393474 b (or C12_3474 b), is more than five times […]

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Image: Hubble's cosmic search for a missing arm

November 20, 2017 starjunkie 0

https://www.nasa.gov/news/releases/latest/index.html This new picture of the week, taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, shows the dwarf galaxy NGC 4625, located about 30 million light-years away in the constellation of Canes Venatici (The Hunting […]

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A familiar-looking messenger from another solar system

November 16, 2017 starjunkie 0

https://www.nasa.gov/news/releases/latest/index.html The visit of the interstellar interloper 1I/2017 U1, recently spotted streaking through the solar system, gives the people of Earth their first chance to study up close an object from another planetary system. […]

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Astronomers discover new type of cosmic explosion

November 15, 2017 starjunkie 0

https://www.nasa.gov/news/releases/latest/index.html An international team of astronomers, including a University of Southampton expert, has discovered a new type of explosion in a distant galaxy. Source: Psys.org Astronomers discover new type of cosmic explosion Psys.org