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NASA Announces a Treasure Chest of Earth-Like Planets Orbiting a Nearby Star

NASA has announced the discovery of a family of 7 Earth-like exoplanets that are orbiting a nearby star, an ultracool dwarf called TRAPPIST-1. The observations were made using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, building on earlier findings announced last year by a team from the University of Liège in Belgium, using observations from the...
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NASA to Reveal Major Exoplanet Breakthrough on Wednesday

NASA has just announced that it will be holding a news conference on Wednesday, February 22 at which a major new exoplanet discovery will be revealed. Does this mean that evidence, or even proof, of life on a planet orbiting another star has been found? That is certainly what the announcement suggests.
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It's Official: NASA Submits EM Drive Research Paper for Peer Review

As a follow-up to a story we reported on last month, the leaked research paper on the controversial EM Drive that NASA was reportedly set to present for peer review has been published, in the American Institute of Aeronautics and...
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Trump Plans to Cut NASA's Earth Science Budget

There are serious concerns over the fate of NASA's Earth science programs, in light of planned policies being released by president-elect Donald Trump. The Trump campaign's space policy advisor, Robert Smith Walker, has stated that they plan to “redirect NASA budgets towards deep space achievements rather than Earth-centric climate change...
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Leaked NASA Study says Propellantless EM Drive Actually Works

A research paper outlining NASA's investigation into the propellantless EM Drive has been leaked, and their conclusion is that the controversial engine does indeed work. The paper hasn't been submitted for peer review yet, meaning it still requires external verification, but it is now part of a number of independent studies that suggest that the...
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NASA Develops a Bandage that uses Electricity to Heal Wounds

Researchers at NASA have developed a new substance that generates minute amounts of electricity, for use in a bandage that takes advantage of an electrically-based healing process. This new substance, a polymer called polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF), produces a mild electrical current when pressure or heat, such as body heat, is applied to it....
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Juno Joins Jupiter for a July 4th Rendezvous

NASA's Juno spacecraft is scheduled to enter orbit around our solar system's largest planet on the July 4th holiday. While the probe will be trying to avoid fireworks on Independence Day, it will instead be treated to an amazing view of Jupiter, a colorful globe of storms 300 times more massive than the Earth.
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Here's NASA's Concept For What a Future Starship Might Look Like

On September 8, 1966, the first episode in a television series that would come to revolutionize television aired: simply called 'Star Trek', this science-fiction show would change the way stories were told, the way we would view the world, and influence our concept of technology. One of the radical departures that Star Trek made was it's use of...
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Apollo 10 Transcripts Reveal "Outer-Space-Type-Music" Heard by Astronauts

Launched on May 18, 1969, the Apollo 10 lunar mission sent three men, Thomas P. Stafford, John W. Young, and Eugene A. Cernan, into orbit around the moon, the first mission in history to do so. When their command module, nicknamed "Charlie Brown", orbited to the far side of the moon, communication with Earth was impossible, since the...
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NASA Releases 135-Year Video showing Global Temperature Rise

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has released an animation on their website that illustrates how average global surface temperatures have risen since record-keeping started in the late 19th century. The video helps to visually illustrate the rise of Earth's temperatures, spanning a 135-year period from when temperature records...
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Asteroid 2013 TX68 May Make a Close Pass to Earth in March

Astronomers may be in for a treat early next month, as asteroid 2013 TX68 may make a close pass to Earth sometime between March 3–8, 2016, making it possible that it will be visible through telescopes. Despite how close it is expected to come to us, NASA doesn't expect it to hit Earth -- this time.
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NASA Forecasts that the Worst of 2015-2016's El Niño is Yet to Come

 The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has released their prediction that the El Niño cycle currently being experienced in the Pacific Ocean will have it's greatest impact on the United States early in 2016.
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'Impossble' Continuous Thrust Space Engine Could Open the Solar System to Widespread Exploration

NASA's Eagleworks laboratories has recently released the results of their latest, upgraded experiments designed to evaluate a controversial propulsion device, one that does not use physical propellant to produce thrust, as traditional rockets use. Their verdict: the EmDrive appears to work. As this drive would provide continuous acceleration,...
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NASA: "We're Going to Colonize Mars"

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has announced their plans for colonizing Mars, of which includes plans for permanent 'Earth Independent' settlements that would be capable of operating for extended missions with little or no material support needed from Earth.

Their report, entitled 'Journey to Mars', outlines NASA's...
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Ceres Mystery Gets MORE Mysterious

Linda Moulton Howe reports that the Principal Investigator for the Dawn space probe mission sent to the asteroid Ceres, Christopher Russell, Professor of Geophysics and Space Physics at UCLA cannot discuss the new high resolution images from Ceres because they have been embargoed by the science journal Nature. He may not discuss the images until...
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NASA Announces Discovery of Earth-Like Extrasolar Planet

NASA has just announced the discovery of an earth-like planet orbiting a star similar to our sun, and within the star's habitable zone. The planet has been designated Kepler-452b, and is the first such planet ever discovered. So far, nearly 4000 planets have been discovered in so-called 'goldilocks zones' around distant stars--regions where they...
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NASA to Look for Life on Europa

NASA has unveiled an array of nine instrument packages that are to be included on an upcoming space probe that will be sent to Jupiter's moon Europa, of which will include sensors that will look for evidence of life.

Europa is considered to be a good candidate for harboring life, with what scientists believe to be a liquid, salty...
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NASA & Free Energy

The concept of the Universe as concrete objects within empty space is exactly backward, according to Paramahamsa Tewari, creator of the Space Vortex Theory. “A century from now,” he contends, “it will be well known that: the vacuum of space which fills the universe is itself the real substratum of the universe ... [and] that...
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Weekender: Mars Life is Probable Say Scientists

In 1976, the Viking program's orbiter and lander reached Mars, and the lander's life experiments returned data that the scientists who had designed them had expected to see if living organisms were present in the soil. However, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, fearing that a positive finding about life on the red planet would cause their Mars...
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Weekender: Forests, The Carbon Cycle and the Sleeping Arctic Giant...

This weekend, hundreds of thousands of people will take to the streets for the People’s Climate March, part of the biggest global protest ever to highlight the issue of climate change.

The march will take place in New York on September 21st, ahead of a major United Nations summit that is bringing together government leaders...
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New Propulsion System could Revolutionize Space Travel

NASA has announced that an experimental propulsion system that needs only energy from sunlight appears to produce sufficient thrust to power spacecraft. This means that, once a spacecraft is in orbit, it will be able to accelerate away from the earth to the edges of the solar system, without fuel. This means that travel throughout the solar system...
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Gravity Could Help To Predict Floods Months in Advance, Say Scientists

A recent study could help scientists predict impending floods months before they occur.

The study states that a pair of NASA satellites, known collectively as GRACE, have detected variations in gravitational pull from saturated river basins that appear to be accurate indicators of flooding.

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More New Planets Discovered - NASA Could Reveal New Twin Earth

Information regarding a new "Twin Earth" could be revealed at a press conference hosted by NASA at 11 a.m. PDT (2 p.m. EDT) Thursday, April 17.

The Kepler Space Telescope has made another important new discovery, details of which will be published in the journal Science, though publication is being delayed until after the...
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Is NASA Ignoring Life on Mars?

NASA scientists have allegedly been working tirelessly for years in order to establish the possibility of finding any form of life on the planet Mars.

To date, they assert that no definitive evidence has been found, despite recent reports which suggest that the planet hosts a...
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Curiosity Rover Closes in on Area that May Reveal Past Mars Life

When NASA's Curiosity Rover first dug into the Martian desert, it found clays that could only have been formed by fresh water. This meant that, around three billion years ago, Mars was a watery planet. But did it support life? On the first anniversary of its landing, halfway through its primary mission, Curiosity is headed to the foothills of...
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NASA: Sun's Magnetic Field About to Flip

The sun's magnetic field flips every 11 years, and it's about to do it again. As reported on Unknowncountry.com it last flipped on February 15, 2001, as the previous solar max reached its height. The complete field reversal is 3 to 4 months away. The shift will mark the...
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NASA to Fight Killer Asteroids--Finally

NASA has finally decided to try to do something about dangerous asteroids that may be headed for Earth. They have announced a new "Grand Challenge" to find all dangerous space rocks and figure out how to stop them. But...
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Newly Discovered Asteroid Passes Between Earth and Moon Tonight

Newly Discovered Asteroid Passed Between Earth and Moon Saturday Night

Asteroid 2013 LR6 will pass within 70,000 miles of Earth tonight, making its closest approach over Tasmania at 9:42 Pacific Time. The asteroid is 30 feet in diameter and NASA says it has no chance of striking our planet. What is a matter for concern, though, is that it was just discovered two days ago, on June 6. The discovery was made by NASA...
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As NASA Expert Warns, Huge Hole Opens in Sun's Corona

A direct hit from an ejection of charged particles from the sun could be among the most serious of natural disasters, NASA head Charles Bolden warned Tuesday. Bolden spoke before scientists and industry members at the Space Weather Enterprise...
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What NASA Found on Mars

We told you it was coming and here it is: NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has used its full array of instruments to analyze Martian soil for the first time, and found a complex chemistry there, including water, sulfur and chlorine-containing substances, some of...
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