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Primitive life is possible on nearby exoplanet, scientists say

Primitive life is possible on nearby exoplanet, scientists say

Astronomers believe that recently discovered super-Earth Barnard’s star b, only six light-years away, might be able to support life. Barnard’s star b was only announced in November; it orbits Barnard’s star, the closest solitary star to our sun. This makes it the second closest-known exoplanet to us. Previously, an exoplanet was found orbiting in the…MORE

The oceans are warming faster than scientists thought

The oceans are warming faster than scientists thought

The world’s oceans are warming at an accelerated rate and are much warmer than scientists thought — and things could get a lot worse if nothing is done to stop climate change, according to a new study. The data, published in Thursday’s edition of the journal Science, shows that the oceans have experienced consistent changes…MORE

A second mysterious repeating fast radio burst has been detected in space

A second mysterious repeating fast radio burst has been detected in space

Far outside our Milky Way galaxy, something is causing repeating short bursts of radio waves to be released into space. Scientists have recorded the second repeating fast radio burst to be discovered, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature. The finding was also presented at the 233rd meeting of the American Astronomical…MORE

NASA’s planet-hunter TESS makes first discoveries

NASA’s planet-hunter TESS makes first discoveries

TESS, NASA’s planet-hunting telescope, has found an exoplanet three times the size of Earth only 53 light-years away. It has also discovered a super-Earth and a rocky world, making three exoplanet discoveries in the first three months since it began surveying the sky in July. The nearby exoplanet, HD 21749b, orbits a bright neighboring star…MORE

Citizen scientists discover rare exoplanet

Citizen scientists discover rare exoplanet

Although NASA’s Kepler space telescope ran out of fuel and ended its mission in 2018, citizen scientists have used its data to discover an exoplanet 226 light-years away in the Taurus constellation. The exoplanet, known as K2-288Bb, is about twice the size of Earth and orbits within the habitable zone of its star, meaning liquid…MORE

A partial solar eclipse happens this weekend over Asia

A partial solar eclipse happens this weekend over Asia

A partial solar eclipse will help kick off the new year Sunday as the moon passes between Earth and the sun. But visibility depends on where you live — and clear skies, of course. The partial solar eclipse will be visible after sunrise in Asia in China, in North and South Korea, in Japan, in…MORE

What happened this week (in anything but politics)

What happened this week (in anything but politics)

A chilly celebration. Juggling monks. One brave young man. It’s time for this week’s politics-free news. Anything you can do, they can do…in robes People have been sharing ridiculously cool videos of Japanese monks doing ridiculously cool things while dressed in their traditional attire. The viral movement has really taken off this week, but it…MORE

Baby boy found alive in rubble of Russian apartment explosion

Baby boy found alive in rubble of Russian apartment explosion

A baby boy was plucked alive Tuesday from the rubble of an apartment building leveled a day earlier by a suspected gas explosion in the Russian city of Magnitogorsk. Dramatic footage released by Russia’s Emergency Situations Ministry showed rescue workers pulling away debris to reveal the child — described as “less than a year old.”…MORE

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