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Only 31 light-years away from Earth, the exoplanet GJ 357 d catches light from its host star GJ 357, in this artistic rendering. Credit: Jack Madden/Cornell University

TESS satellite uncovers ‘first nearby super-Earth’

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) satellite has recently characterized the first nearby super-earth outside of our solar system- located at a distance of...
An artist’s rendition of what a snowball planet might look like. Ice covers the oceans to the equators. Credit: NASA

Frozen Earth-like planets could be warm enough to support life – study

When searching for other planets beyond our solar system that could host human life, astronomers and planetary scientists tend to focus more on those...
The Moon. / Image Credit: Pixabay

New study determined the Moon is much older than previously believed

The moon is a very old soul. Now, the new analysis of lunar rocks brought to Earth by Apollo astronauts determined that the Moon...
Red wine's resveratrol could help Mars explorers stay strong

Red wine’s resveratrol could help Mars explorers stay strong

Red wine's resveratrol substantially preserves muscle mass and strength in rats exposed to the wasting effects of simulated Mars gravity.
Scientists decode DNA secrets of the world's toughest bean

Scientists decode DNA secrets of the world’s toughest bean

Cowpea, also known as black-eyed peas, is a noteworthy crop for worldwide food and nutritional security, particularly in sub‐Saharan Africa, that is flexible to...
Planting 1 billion hectares of forest could help check global warming

Planting 1 billion hectares of forest could help check global warming

The world is getting warmer. Whether the cause is a human activity or natural variability—and the preponderance of evidence says it’s humans—thermometer readings all...
International research team discovers two new Earth-like planets near Teegarden's star/ Image: University of Göttingen

Researchers discover two new Earth-like exoplanets near Teegarden’s star

An international research team led by the University of Göttingen has discovered two Earth-like planets in our cosmic backyard, and both appear so similar...
A constant outflow of solar material streams out from the Sun, depicted here in an artist's rendering. On June 20, 2019, NASA selected two new missions – the Polarimeter to Unify the Corona and Heliosphere (PUNCH) mission and Tandem Reconnection and Cusp Electrodynamics Reconnaissance Satellites (TRACERS) – to study the origins of this solar wind and how it affects Earth. Together, the missions support NASA’s mandate to protect astronauts and technology in space from such radiation. Credits: NASA

NASA selects two missions to study sun, its effects on space weather

NASA recently selected two new missions to study our sun and its dynamic effects on the space weather. One mission will study the sun's...
Jupiter will make its closest approach to Earth next week

Jupiter will make its closest approach to Earth next week

Jupiter, the fifth planet from the Sun and the largest in the Solar System- is at its biggest and brightest this month. Next week,...