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11 August 2017 9:18 AM New Research: Two Planets That Orbit Around a Star Like Our Own Sun Could Support Life

Two planets that orbit around a star like our own sun could support life, according to new research, reported The Independent. The two worlds at the edges of star Tau Ceti's "habitable zone" are part of a system of planets that are similar in size to our own. That is a breakthrough because it suggests that we might soon be able to find other planets 5

4 August 2017 8:20 PM 9-year-old writes letter to NASA asking to be considered for a job

A 9-year-old alien enthusiast from New Jersey sent a handwritten letter to NASA asking to be considered for a job working with astronauts. In the letter, dated Aug. 3, fourth-grader Jack Davis asks to apply for a planetary protection officer position at NASA. He writes in the letter provided to ABC News by his family that despite his young age, he thinks 34

27 April 2017 7:10 PM The final chapter: Cassini probe completes first daring dive between Saturn and its rings

The dive into the 1,500-mile gap is the first of 22 plunges set to be taken by the spacecraft before it burns up in Saturn's atmosphere. April 27, 2017 —In the early hours of Thursday morning, NASA's Cassini space probe re-established contact with Earth after a risky dive between Saturn and its rings and began to transmit data collected during the maneuver 8

11 April 2017 6:11 PM Back To The 23rd Century: 'The Fifth Element' Returns To The Big Screen

The cinematic event company Fathom Events wants to take you back to 23rd century Earth this May to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the sci-fi cult classic 'The Fifth Element', starring Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman and Chris Tucker. In mid-May a new 4K restoration of the film will hit theaters across the country. The movie stars Willis 3

28 March 2017 5:46 AM Chocolate excess, and sunny non-cricket days

March 2 For a web journalist my technological skills are severely lacking. I've been known to struggle with (apparently) simple things like wrapping up electrical cords, switching things on and off, and uncapping pens. But this time I outdo myself. After 40 hours from Cape Town to Auckland, via Dubai and Brisbane, I arrive so disoriented, I leave my cellphone 3

20 March 2017 9:01 AM Mass Effect: Andromeda review

Mass Effect: Andromeda has a great set-up. Presumably sick of jokes about lactose intolerance, the dwellers of the Milky Way Galaxy band together and send thousands of each race to the nearby Andromeda Galaxy to set up a new colony. The human contingent is travelling on a vast spaceship called the Ark Hyperion, and plans to meet other races at the Nexus 9

22 February 2017 9:56 PM Is there life out there in the universe? Probably

The late astronomer and astrobiologist Carl Sagan hypothesised that there are more stars in the universe than there are grains of sands on the entire planet earth. Given that this estimation is physically impossible to verify, the scale presents an intriguing peek into the near absolute vastness of our universe: each of those stars could have planets 27

22 February 2017 7:02 PM Most Earth-Size, Habitable-Zone Planets Around Single Star

This illustration shows the possible surface of TRAPPIST-1f, one of the newly discovered planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system. Scientists using the Spitzer Space Telescope and ground-based telescopes have discovered that there are seven Earth-size planets in the system. The discovery sets a new record for greatest number of habitable-zone planets found around 7

22 February 2017 5:59 PM Watch Live: NASA Announces Major Exoplanet Discovery

Astronomers from NASA and the European Southern Observatory announced Wednesday that four new Earth-sized exoplanets have been discovered orbiting a star about 40 light-years away, and that each may contain liquid water and be able to sustain life. A Belgian-led team was able to spy these planets using space- and ground-based telescopes as they passed 9

21 February 2017 4:31 PM Pluto might be a planet again. Let’s talk about why this matters

Scientists aren’t just jerking you around—this is about something more than your childhood nostalgia Prepare yourself—the Pluto debate has returned, and people are not going to be able to shut up about it. Pluto might be about to regain its planethood. It might feel like scientists are jerking you around. A decade ago they all decided that Pluto wasn’t 7