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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Astronomy

Astronomy
An artist's impression of the exoplanet Kepler-1625b, transiting the star, with the newly discovered exomoon in tow

In A Surprise, First Alien Moon Discovered Is Big and Gaseous

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters)  Astronomers have pinpointed what appears to be the first moon detected outside our solar system, a large gaseous world the size...
NASA handout photo of TESS, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite

NASA Telescope Discovers Two New Planets Five Months after Launch

By Joey Roulette ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters)  A planet-hunting orbital telescope designed to detect worlds beyond our solar system discovered two distant planets this week five months...
NASA tests foldable heat shield that could help human Mars landing

NASA Tests Foldable Heat Shield That Could Help Human Mars Landing

By Julio-Cesar Chavez SPACEPORT AMERICA, New Mexico (Reuters)  The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) launched and tested a new umbrella-like heat shield on Wednesday,...
View of the Milky Way from an area of Puyehue National Park near Osorno City

Amazon Eyes Chilean Skies as It Seeks to Datamine The Stars

By Cassandra Garrison SANTIAGO (Reuters)  Amazon.com is in talks with Chile to house and mine massive amounts of data generated by the country's giant telescopes, which...
A new family of launch vehicles in artist's rendering image by Stratolaunch Systems Corp the space company of billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen in Seattle

Paul Allen’s Space Firm Details Plans for Rockets, Cargo Vehicle

By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters)  The space company of billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen on Monday unveiled details of medium-lift rockets and a reusable space...
Cars drive through Ramon Crater during the Perseid meteor shower near the town of Mitzpe Ramonin

Thousands Gather in Israeli Desert for Meteor Shower

By Ori Lewis MITZPE RAMON, Israel (Reuters) Thousands of star-gazers gathered overnight at one of the darkest spots in Israel hoping to be dazzled by...
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