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  1. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa duo plans faster-than-light starship called Enterprise- of course

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 10:29pm by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post Nasa duo's Enterprise 'will break speed of light' Harold White, an engineer and physicist at US space agency Nasa, announced a few years ago that he was working on a potentially groundbreaking idea that could allow space travel faster than the speed of light. Yes, as in Star Trek. And now, to boldly go where no designer has gone before, Mark ...

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    Kepler telescope spies rocky 'Mega-Earth'

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 05:23am by WASHPOST

    ... about 11 billion years ago, less than three billion years after the birth of the universe. Rocky worlds weren't believed to have existed that long ago. Kepler-10c, which orbits a star 560 light-years away in the constellation Draco, isn't likely to harbour life. It is too close to the parent star and the surface is thoroughly roasted. Gravity at the surface is about twice ...

  3. News - World - SPACE

    Hunt for alien life homes in on Earth 2.0, a planet of similar size to our own

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 08:58pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Researchers discover the first planet similar in size to our own and orbiting within so-called 'Goldilocks zone' of a star 500 light years away ... within the "habitable zone" of another star. The exoplanet dubbed Kepler-186f was first spotted by scientists using Nasa's Kepler telescope, according to research published ...

  4. News - World - SPACE

    Really want to go for a spin? Try planet Beta Pictoris b

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 01:23am by Reuters

    ... the basics such as what they are made of and how they travel around their stars. "Only if we know more about other planets- like temperatures, atmosphere and rotation- can we tell how unique our ...

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    Star Trek voyages edge closer to reality

    Posted Jul 24th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... The New York Times in Houston Scientific advances mean that warp speed- travelling faster than light- could enable spacecraft to reach stars in months or weeks Star Trek voyagesedge closer ... is trying to determine whether faster-than-light travel- warp drive- might someday be possible. Warp drive. Like on Star Trek. "Space has been expanding since the Big Bang 13.7 billion years ...

  6. News - World - SPACE

    Australian astronomers find most ancient star ever seen

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 09:10pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse 13.6-billion-year-old star formed a couple of hundred million years after the big bang Australian team finds oldest star ever seen Australian astronomers say they have found a star 13.6 billion years old, making it the most ancient ever seen. The star was formed a couple of hundred million years after the big bang that brought the universe into being, ...

  7. News - World - SPACE

    Scientists discover new dwarf planet 2012 VP-113 beyond distant Pluto

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 10:57pm by NYT

    ... An inner Oort cloud would be valuable to study, scientists said, because these objects were so far away from the gravitational pull of either the planets or the distant stars that they were like ... that it isn't an anomaly. Looking for such distant, dim objects is not easy. Unlike the distant stars in the night sky, rocks don't make their own light. So the astronomers have to look for faint, ...

  8. News - World - SPACE

    Astronomers’ detection of echoes of Big Bang is set to resonate

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 10:44pm by Reuters

    ... The general theory explains gravity as the deformation of space by massive bodies. Einstein posited that space is like a flimsy blanket, with embedded stars and planets causing it to curve rather than ...

  9. News - World - SPACE

    Nasa astronomers report 'monster' gamma ray burst from death of star

    Posted Nov 22nd 2013, 09:14pm by AP

    ... light-years away, mankind was spared. In fact, no one on Earth could even see it with the naked eye. A gamma ray burst happens when a massive star dies, collapses into a brand-new black hole, explodes ... instruments with five times the energy of its nearest competitor, a 1999 blast, said University of Alabama at Huntsville astrophysicist Rob Preece, author of one of the studies. It started with a star ...

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    Astronomers capture huge meteorite smashing into moon

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 09:48pm by GDN

    ... as the Pole Star and took more than eight seconds to fade. The impact energy was equivalent to 15 tonnes of TNT- at least three times as great as that from the previous record-holding lunar impact ...




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