Wow! Photographer Captures Stunning View of Milky Way from Maine
Milky Way from Acadia National Park
September 29th, 2014
Astrophotographer Adam Woodworth took this image from the Raven’s Nest cliffs in Acadia National Park in Maine.
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European Spacecraft to Make Historic Comet Landing on Nov. 12
Rosetta Mission's Comet Landing Site
September 29th, 2014
On Nov. 12, the European Space Agency's Rosetta probe will try to drop a robotic lander onto the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. No spacecraft has ever attempted a soft landing on a comet before.
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This Huge Alien Planet Is Making Its Host Star Age Prematurely
Artist's concept depicting the giant alien planet WASP-18b and its star, which are about 330 light-years away.
September 29th, 2014
The close-orbiting alien planet, known as WASP-18b, is apparently disrupting the magnetic field of its host star so much that the object is behaving like a much older star, researchers said.
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See Moon and Mars Shine Together Tonight: Where to Look
Sky Map for Sept. 29, 2014
September 29th, 2014
After sunset this evening, look 15 degrees up from the southwest horizon. There you’ll see a crescent moon, 30 percent illuminated. Hovering almost directly below it will be Mars, which looks like a moderately bright yellow-orange star.
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Indian Spacecraft Snaps Spectacular Portrait of Mars (Photo)
This spectacular view of Mars from India's Mangalyaan spacecraft shows active dust storms in the Red Planet's northern hemisphere. This photo was released on Sept. 29, 2014, less than a week after the Indian Mars orbiter arrived at the planet.
September 29th, 2014
India's first spacecraft to visit Mars has beamed home its greatest photo of the Red Planet yet, a spectacular view that reveals the planet from pole to pole.
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How Viewing Earth as an Exoplanet Can Help Search for Alien Life
Future telescopes could look for the signature of ozone in an Earth-like planet's atmosphere.
September 29th, 2014
What signs of life could a far-off alien spacecraft spot on Earth? The answer could help researchers shape the hunt for E.T. in far-off solar systems.
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Sunday Skywatching: See Mars Meet Its Rival Antares
Mars and its "rival," the red star Antares, will dance together in the night sky on Sept. 28, 2014.
September 27th, 2014
For a couple of hours after nightfall Sunday (Sept. 28), Mars will be a fairly conspicuous light. The Red Planet will have a companion this evening; sitting below and to its left will shine the reddish 1st-magnitude star Antares.
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NASA Exoplanet Mission to Hunt Down Earth-sized Worlds
NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission is scheduled to launch in 2017 to hunt for Earth-size alien worlds.
September 28th, 2014
Following its 2017 launch, NASA's TESS mission should collect a wealth of information on new exoplanets, the majority of which should be available for follow-ups with ground-based telescopes.
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