Deep Space

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    Scientists have constructed the largest ever 3-D map of the distant Universe. Studying the nature of the Universe can help astrobiologists determine the best locations in which to search for habitable worlds.
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    New observations of '55 Cancri e' indicate that the planet is 60 percent larger in diameter than Earth, but eight times more massive. The data also indicates that 55 Cancri e orbits so close to its star that it is baked to a temperature of
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    Physicists have proposed a theory that the early Universe had only one spatial dimension. Now, a new test has been devised that could prove or disprove the 'vanishing dimensions' hypothesis.
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    How would life on planets in binary star systems evolve? Earth-like planets with two or three suns would have multiple sources of light that could be used for photosynthesis.
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    Would extraterrestrials like to listen to our music? Even if intelligent beings on other planets can’t enjoy the sounds we create, they still might be curious to know what pleases our aural appendages.
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    Would extraterrestrials like to listen to our music? A new collaboration between science and music has created musical messages that might one day be sent to alien worlds.
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    A new study shows that emissions from the radio aurora of Jupiter-like planets should be detectable with radio telescopes. The finding means that detecting exoplanets that orbit at large distances from their star could now be easier to find.
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    Astronomers have found that Jupiter-like worlds around other stars push shock waves ahead of them. Like Earth's magnetic 'bow-shock', these planetary 'shocks' can protect the atmospheres of giant planets from their star's damaging emissions.
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    In a trillion years, astronomers in our galaxy will have a difficult time figuring out how the Universe began. The evidence we have today in support of the Big Bang will no longer be available.
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    Astronomers across the globe can now sift through hundreds of millions of galaxies, stars and asteroids collected in the first bundle of data from NASA´s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission. The data is invaluable for astrobiologists seeking to understand the nature of our universe
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    New observations reveal that nearby interstellar clouds contain networks of gaseous filaments that may result from interstellar sonic booms.
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    A new study says that worlds that orbit red dwarfs, and even rogue planets with no stars to call home, might have surface oceans loaded with organic compounds. Like the seas of liquid methane on Saturn´s moon Titan, such environments are speculated to have
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    Physicists have gained new insight into the warping of space and time that occurs when black holes collide.
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    NASA's Kepler mission has spotted 500 Sun-like stars that show changes in brightness. The data is helping astronomers understand the mass, radius, age and internal structure of stars. The information will ultimately help astrobiologists search for habitable planets beyond our solar system.
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    Astronomers have discovered a pair of white dwarf stars that orbit each other at a distance less that that from the Earth to the Moon. It is believed that in a few million years, the stars will collide to be 'reborn' as a single star.
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