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Water vapor detected on Jupiter's moon Europa

This adds to the fascination of other previously discovered factors associated with the potential for living in Europe. The results were published on Monday in the journal Nature Astronomy. The research team watched Europe with the World Cup Keck Observatory in Hawaii – one of the largest telescopes in the world – for 17 nights between 2016 and 2017. On …

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NASA has detected a strange orbital movement of two Neptune moons

Life is not always easy for astrophysicists: just when they've discovered another aspect of the movement patterns in our solar system, two of the moons of Neptune come to mess things up. The two eligible moons are Naiad and Thalassa, both about 100 kilometers or 62 miles wide, and running around their planet in a race called "Dance of Avoidance" …

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First water detected in the atmosphere of a planet with habitable zone

Enlarge / Artistic representation of the planet K2-18b and its clouds. On Wednesday, astronomers announced the first discovery of water in the atmosphere of a planet located in the habitable zone of its host star. The planet K2-18b is certainly not habitable for us, as it is a mini-Neptune that may not have a solid surface and probably has a …

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Contaminants in steam products associated with fatal lung disease have been detected in state and federal laboratories

State and federal health authorities investigating mysterious lung diseases related to vapors have found in samples of marijuana products the same chemical used by people who have been getting sick in different parts of the country in recent weeks and various brands used by products. Chemical is an oil derived from vitamin E. Researchers at the US Food and Drug …

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Scientists Detected 2 Black Hole Mergers Just 21 Mins Apart, But It's Not What We Hoped

Last Wednesday, a gravitational wave detection gave astronomers quite the surprise. Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), a pair of gravitational waves rolled in just minutes apart. The first, labeled S190828j, which was picked up by LIGO's gravitational wave detectors at 06:34 am, coordinated universal time. The second, S190828l, which was measured at 06:55 – a mere 21 minutes later. Both seem to …

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Astronomers Have Detected Hints of a Hellish Volcanic Exomoon

Given the extravagant profusion of moons in our own solar system, it is likely that there are more exoplanets out there in the universe than there are exoplanets. Astronomers just found a signal that could mean the presence of an exomoon. Not just any exomoon, either, but something akin to a jacked-up version of the Jovian moon Io, the most …

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