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It's always a welcome thing to learn that ideas that are commonplace in science fiction have a basis in science fact. Cryogenic freezers, laser guns, robots, silicate implants… and let's not forget the warp drive! …
It's always a welcome thing to learn that ideas that are commonplace in science fiction have a basis in science …
Lockheed Martin is helping NASA begin the hunt for dark energy, a mysterious force powering the universe's accelerating expansion. An instrument assembly the company is developing, if selected by NASA for production, will be the …
Lockheed Martin is helping NASA begin the hunt for dark energy, a mysterious force powering the universe's accelerating expansion. An …
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Is there anybody out there? The question of whether Earthlings are alone in the universe has puzzled everyone from biologists and physicists to philosophers and filmmakers. It's also the driving force behind San Francisco State …
Is there anybody out there? The question of whether Earthlings are alone in the universe has puzzled everyone from biologists …
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Adam Makarenko, artist and photographer, creates miniature hand made exoplanets that look stunningly real, even beyond the CGI. He's not even finished, it's still an ongoing experiment.So, take a look behind the …
Adam Makarenko, artist and photographer, creates miniature hand made exoplanets that look stunningly real, even beyond the CGI. …
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If you ask yourself what the biggest threat to human existence is you’d probably think of nuclear war, global warming or a large-scale pandemic disease. But assuming we can overcome such challenges, are we …
If you ask yourself what the biggest threat to human existence is you’d probably think of nuclear war, global …
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Like cosmic lighthouses sweeping the universe with bursts of energy, pulsars have fascinated and baffled astronomers since they were first discovered 50 years ago. In two studies, international teams of astronomers suggest that recent images from …
Like cosmic lighthouses sweeping the universe with bursts of energy, pulsars have fascinated and baffled astronomers since they were first …
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The study of 11,000 galaxies shows their gas—the lifeblood for star formation—is being violently stripped away on a widespread scale throughout the local Universe.Toby Brown, leader of the study and PhD candidate at …
The study of 11,000 galaxies shows their gas—the lifeblood for star formation—is being violently stripped away on a widespread …
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A lunar colony seems an obvious choice for space colonization. It's relatively close to Earth and we won't get homesick that easily, right? You’d be surprised to learn the exact opposite. Given its atmosphere …
A lunar colony seems an obvious choice for space colonization. It's relatively close to Earth and we won't get homesick …
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EU scientists have helped to confirm the existence of Earth-like exoplanets and issued weather reports from planets 1 000 light years away.It is worth remembering every now and again just how special our home planet truly …
EU scientists have helped to confirm the existence of Earth-like exoplanets and issued weather reports from planets 1 000 light years away.…
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Microbes that rank among the simplest and most ancient organisms on Earth could survive the extremely thin air of Mars, a new study finds.The Martian surface is presently cold and dry, but there is …
Microbes that rank among the simplest and most ancient organisms on Earth could survive the extremely thin air of Mars, …
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