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NASA readies NUCLEAR FUSION-powered spacecraft for alien exoplanet hunt | Science | News

NASA's Kepler Telescope has spotted thousands of exoplanets – worlds outside our solar system – this year alone. Tantalizing hopes for finding alien life or habitable planets for future colonization. However, ambitions of exploring these planets are being frustrated due to the enormous distances involved. NASA contractor Princeton Satellite Systems Developing its nuclear fusion space engine Nuclear fusion is a …

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Scientists have discovered the most earth-like exoplanet

The CARMENES Surveying Team, a huge group of international astronomers, is looking for exoplanets near the habitable zones of distant stars. You may have just discovered the most earthly planet out there. Exoplanet discoveries are occurring all the time – there are an estimated hundreds of billions of planets throughout the universe. However, this particular planet has caught the attention …

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Here's your chance to name an exoplanet and its star

Look Up In the past, you actually had to discover something in space, if you wanted the thrill of naming it – but a new competition ensures that astronomers do not have all the fun. The International Astronomical Union (IAU), the official body responsible for naming celestial bodies, recently announced the IAU100 NameExoWorlds Contest, which gives every country on earth …

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Poor Astronomy | A young, hot exoplanet that was first observed with optical interferometry

Exoplanet discoveries seem to occur virtually every day; We become really good at discovering alien worlds orbiting strange stars. At present, about 4,000 such discovered planets are counted, which is unbelievable since the first one was not found until 1992! There are many different ways to discover them, but one of the most impressive is direct imaging: a picture of …

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Exoplanet hunt CubeSat photographs Los Angeles

17th May (UPI) – NASA's smallest exoplanet hunting satellite, CubeSat ASTERIA, has recently captured photos of Los Angeles from 400 kilometers above the surface. The Space Propulsion's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has posted the photos on its website this week. ASTERIA, short for Arcsecond Space Telescope Enabling Research at Astrophysics, is a miniaturized satellite that consists of six 4.5-inch cube-shaped units. …

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Extra Solar Asteroid STRIKE: Oumuamua astronomer claims that Exoplanet object hit Earth in 2014 | Science | news

When the interstellar object Oumuamua was discovered in 2017, it sent shockwaves through astronomy. Oumuamua's strange cigar shape and its origins from another solar system were unlike anything ever seen before. The professor at Harvard University, Abraham Loeb, suggested that the interstellar object could be an alien probe. And after an incredible discovery, Professor Loeb was back in the news …

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NASA's TESS exoplanet hunter has found its first planet at earth size, but you do not want to visit it – BGR

NASA's TAS Exoplanet Hunting Telescope has been in operation for less than a year, but has already made some impressive discoveries. After announcing a new "Hot Saturn" in March, NASA just revealed that TESS had found its first planet-sized planet outside of our solar system. TESS – which stands for Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite – is intended to detect the …

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