An international team of astronomers, using multiple observatories, have found the youngest and most distant quasar to date.
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A new study lays out why Venus doiesn't have a magnetic field like Earth's. Basically, it may come down to the impact that formed the Moon.
Massachusetts-based engineering company Draper recently filed a patent for a navigation system that will be able to bring astronauts home if they get in trouble
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The Space Debris Sensor (SDS) aboard the International Space Station is allowing scientists to characterize the orbital debris environment
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While examining a previously-discovered exoplanet, an international team of astronomers discovered a second Super-Earth around the star.
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Of the many methods used to detect extra-solar planets, the most widely-used and effective is the Transit Photometry
A new survey using the ESO's Very Large Telescope found 72 never-before-seen galaxies in the Hubble Ultra Deep Field data.
According to a new study by members of the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, there could be
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Using the Juno mission's orbit of Jupiter, a team of scientists has developed a possible explanation for the long-standing "flyby anomaly"
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