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Ocean Planets on the Brink of Detection

Imagine a world with no land at all, merely the impenetrable depths of a seething ocean. Models of planet formation predict the existence of such worlds, even though our own solar system has none. Indeed, their formation ...

dateFeb 02, 2007 in Astronomy feature
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How can space travel faster than the speed of light?

Cosmologists are intellectual time travelers. Looking back over billions of years, these scientists are able to trace the evolution of our Universe in astonishing detail. 13.8 billion years ago, the Big Bang occurred. Fractions ...

dateFeb 23, 2015 in Astronomy
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New twist in SpaceX rocket blast probe

The mysterious explosion of a SpaceX rocket last month took an odd turn with a "cordial" encounter between staff of Elon Musk's firm and fierce rival United Launch Alliance, The Washington Post reported.

dateOct 02, 2016 in Space Exploration
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How fast is the universe expanding?

The Universe is expanding, but how quickly is it expanding? How far away is everything getting from everything else? And how do we know any of this anyway?

dateFeb 10, 2015 in Astronomy
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