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Science Release: Hubble delivers first insight into atmospheres of potentially habitable planets orbiting TRAPPIST-1
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An international team of astronomers has used the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to look for atmospheres around four Earth-sized planets orbiting within or near TRAPPIST-1’s habitable zone. The new results further support the terrestrial and potentially habitable nature of three of the studied planets. The results are published in Nature Astronomy.

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Weekend 'Galaxy' Insight — "The Warping of Space and Time"
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"A big misconception is that a black hole is made of matter that has just been compacted to a very small size. That's not true. A black hole is made from warped space and time. It may have been created by an imploding star [where the gravity becomes so …

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NASA's Chandra Observatory Delivers New Insight into Formation of Star Clusters
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Using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and infrared telescopes, astronomers have made an important advance in the understanding of how clusters of stars come into being.

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Insight: Budget cuts, barriers slow US military space shakeup
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"Any delay in getting a budget means that I lose the opportunity to get those activities going or to sustain them," Lieutenant General Ellen Pawlikowski, who runs Air Force Space Command's Space and Missile Systems Center, told Reuters. "If I don't do …

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Video: MAVEN Mission To Mars
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The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission (MAVEN), set to launch in 2013, will explore the planets upper atmosphere, ionosphere and interactions with the sun and solar wind. Scientists will use MAVEN data to determine the role that loss of volatile compounds, such as CO2, NO2, and H2O, from the Mars atmosphere to space has […]

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Video: euronews science – European scientists take the measure of gravity
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www.euronews.net A European satellite is prepared for launch to map the subtle variations in gravity around the globe from orbit. It is hoped the GOCE mission will offer a new insight into ocean circulation and climate change.

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