Science & Astronomy

Ripples in Space-Time Could Reveal 'Strange Stars'
Two Neutron Stars Collide
November 28th, 2014
Astronomers are searching for gravitational waves possibly emitted by "strange stars," superdense objects made of exotic matter.
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Spaceflight Surprise! DNA Survives Short Trip on Outside of Rocket
TEXUS-49 Rocket Launch
November 26th, 2014
Could life survive a trip on a comet, or the tip of a rocket? New evidence shows that DNA samples remain functional after a trip on the outside of a low-orbit rocket.
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'Wishing Well' Star Cluster Sparkles in Colorful New Views (Photos, Video)
Star Cluster NGC 3532
November 26th, 2014
A multicolored group of stars shine at the bottom of a cosmic wishing well in an amazing new image.
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Saturn's Hazy Moon Titan Holds Clues About Life's Origins
Saturn's moon Titan appears as a hazy ball from a distance in this photo taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
November 27th, 2014
Titan's "prebiotic" environment consists of molecules that could be a precursor to life.
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Supermassive Black Holes Even Heavier Than Thought
The supermassive black hole at the core of the spiral galaxy NGC 4151 has created an odd structure — seen here in a composite photo combining images taken by several different telescopes — that some astronomers have dubbed "The Eye of Sauron."
November 26th, 2014
Researchers have measured the distance to the active galaxy NGC 4151, dubbed "The Eye of Sauron," with unprecedented precision. This calculation enabled them to determine that NGC 4151's central black hole is 40 percent more massive than thought.
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NASA Unveils Most Amazing View of Jupiter's Moon Europa Ever (Video)
'Remastered' View of Europa, Jupiter's Moon
November 24th, 2014
An incredible, reprocessed picture of Jupiter's moon Europa shows the mysterious natural satellite's amazing colors as they have never been seen before.
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Thanksgiving Nor'easter Seen from Space (Photos, Video)
Nor'easter Nov. 26, 2014
November 26th, 2014
NOAA satellites captured the early formation of the Thanksgiving nor'easter that could wreak havoc on holiday travelers.
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Monster Sunspot May Unleash Powerful Solar Flares (Video)
Active Region 12192, a sunspot, is likely to produce coronal mass ejections, which could wreak havoc on satellites and power grids.
November 25th, 2014
The largest sunspot to appear on Earth's nearest star in more than two decades is once again pointed at the planet, and it will likely kick-start solar storms, NASA scientists say.
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