Deep Space

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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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    New observations reveal that nearby interstellar clouds contain networks of gaseous filaments that may result from interstellar sonic booms.
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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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    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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    Data from NASA's IBEX mission has overturned 40 years of theory by isolating a mysterious 'ribbon' of energy and particles found in the heliosphere. Studying the heliosphere is important because its influence it thought to help protect our solar system, and life on Earth, from
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    A new study indicates that the best place to look for habitable planets might be around dim, dying stars called white dwarfs.
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    New research is helping scientists understand one of the four fundamental forces of the Universe.
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    Free-floating planets and sub-brown dwarfs – objects with mass midway between planets and stars – could prove fertile grounds for extraterrestrial life, according to a new study.
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    A new study shows that the earliest rocks in our solar system were more like cotton candy than the hard rocks we're familiar with today. The research is providing a better picture of how rocky planets form and could help in the search for habitable
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