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An ancient super-Earth offers an unexpected clue that life in our galaxy could be older than scientists thought

Artist's rendition of the hot, rocky planet in TOI-561 - one of the oldest, most metal-poor planetary systems discovered yet in the Milky Way. W. M. Keck Observatory/Adam Makarenko A super-Earth planet 280 light-years away seems to be about 10 billion years old, adding to growing evidence that rocky planets have existed almost as long as our galaxy. Ancient rocky planets offer further evidence that extraterrestrial life may have existed long before humans. Scientists may have better su...
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Space 2021: All the Mars landings, eclipses, astronaut flights, rocket launches, and other big missions to look for this year

The year 2021 will bring an exciting series of Mars landings, rocket launches, astronaut flights, and more. NASA; JPL-Caltech; Boeing; SpaceX In 2020, SpaceX became the first private company to launch humans into orbit, Japan brought asteroid samples to Earth, and China's landed a spacecraft on the moon. But 2021 is set to be an even more ambitious year in space, with rovers set to land on Mars, new commercial astronaut missions, and much more. Here's what to watch for in 2021. Visit Busin...
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A Giant Black Hole Keeps Evading Detecting and Scientists Can't Explain It

"An enormous black hole keeps slipping through astronomers' nets..." reports Space.com: The big galaxy at the core of the cluster Abell 2261, which lies about 2.7 billion light-years from Earth, should have an even larger central black hole — a light-gobbling monster that weighs as much as 3 billion to 100 billion suns, astronomers estimate from the galaxy's mass. But the exotic object has evaded detection so far. For instance, researchers previously looked for X-rays streaming from the galaxy'...
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2021 in space: This year will bring Mars landings, eclipses, and even more commercial astronaut launches. Here's what to watch for.

SpaceX's Demo-2 mission lifts off with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley inside a Crew Dragon spaceship, May 30, 2020. SpaceX In 2020, SpaceX became the first private company to launch humans into orbit, Japan brought asteroid samples to Earth, and China's landed a spacecraft on the moon. But 2021 is set to be an even more ambitious year in space, with rovers set to land on Mars, new commercial astronaut missions, and much more. Here's what to watch for in 2021. Visit Busines...
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James Webb Space Telescope unfolds its tennis-court-sized sunshield

NASA's next-generation telescope, the James Webb Space Telescope, unfolded its sunshield in a series of tensioning tests in preparation for launch next year.
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Hubble finds cosmic twin of Solar System's mysterious Planet Nine

NASA's Hubble Telescope provides 14 years of data on the exoplanet HD106906 b.It exhibits strange behavior along its orbit 336 light-year away from Earth.Scientists think data from the exoplanet may explain what happened to the possibly hidden Planet Nine in our Solar System. How many planets are in our Solar System? You may think there's an obvious answer you learned in kindergarten, but the number has fluctuated between 8 and 9, depending on whether you accept Pluto as being large enough for ...
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Astronomers discover extreme planet which rains rocks, has lava seas and 3,000 mph winds

Astronomers have discovered the most inhospitable planet ever that rains rocks, with 60 mile deep lava seas and winds of more than 3,000 mph. The Earth size planet has winds four times the speed of sound with temperatures of about 3,000 degrees Centigrade on one side - hot enough to vaporise rock. But they plunge to below minus 200C on the other - cold enough to freeze nitrogen. The bizarre exoplanet also harbours a vast ocean of magma - more than 60 miles deep. Named K2-141b, it lies around 200...
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Scientists identify 24 planets potentially better suited for life than Earth

The odds are that if Earth had the right conditions for the development of life, other places probably do, too.Scientists have identified two dozen planets that match some items on the list of desirable traits.All of these planets are too far away to reach with current tech, but may be valuable research targets. It's called the "overview effect." You know, the renewed appreciation and protectiveness that astronauts orbiting the globe come to feel looking down on our precious Earth. The sense of...
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Scientists discover 24 planets potentially better suited for life than Earth

The odds are that if Earth had the right conditions for the development of life, other places probably do, too.Scientists have identified two dozen planets that match some items on the list of desirable traits.All of these planets are too far away to reach with current tech, but may be valuable research targets. It's called the "overview effect." You know, the renewed appreciation and protectiveness that astronauts orbiting the globe come to feel looking down on our precious Earth. The sense of...
Tags: Space, Germany, Nasa, Earth, Innovation, Sun, Universe, European Space Agency, Planets, Chemical, James Webb Space Telescope, Extraterrestrial Life, Astrobiology, Villanova University, Berlin Germany, Plato


SpaceX breaks run of scrubs with Starlink launch: Darth Musk finds your lack of faith in on-time launches... disturbing

Also: James Webb Space Telescope shaken but not stirred, and Cygnus brings relief to the ISS In brief The weekend started badly for rocket fanciers as SpaceX failed yet again to launch a GPS III satellite for the US Space Force. The mission has been subject to repeated delays, and the company opted to press ahead last week with an attempt from Cape Canaveral's Space Launch Complex 40.…
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Gemini South's high-def version of 'A Star is Born'

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is still more than a year from launching, but the Gemini South telescope in Chile has provided astronomers from Rice University and Dublin City University a glimpse of what the orbiting observatory should deliver.
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How the James Webb Space Telescope will look for life around dead stars

When the James Webb telescope launches, it may be able to find indications of life beyond our planet -- even on planets orbiting dead stars called white dwarfs.
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James Webb Space Telescope powers on its instruments in Ground Segment Test

A success for the troubled NASA telescope
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Your Guide to NASA's James Webb Space Telescope

Webb will see galaxies that formed just after the Big Bang and help determine whether planets orbiting other stars could support life.
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Watch how Hubble Telescope used a lunar eclipse for detecting life on exoplanets

During the January 2019 total lunar eclipse, astronomers trained the Hubble Telescope on our moon in order to calibrate how future telescopes will look for possible life on exoplanets by measuring ozone levels. Via NASA: Though numerous ground-based observations of this kind have been done previously, this is the first time a total lunar eclipse was captured at ultraviolet wavelengths and from a space telescope. Hubble detected the strong spectral fingerprint of ozone, which absorbs some o...
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James Webb Space Telescope, NASA's Next Hubble, Delayed Yet Again

The launch of NASA's next flagship space telescope has been pushed back another seven months. Space.com reports: The liftoff of the $9.8 billion James Webb Space Telescope has been delayed from March 2021 until Oct. 31 of that year, NASA officials announced today (July 16), citing technical difficulties as well as complications imposed by the coronavirus pandemic. "Webb is the world's most complex space observatory, and our top science priority, and we've worked hard to keep progress moving duri...
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NASA delays James Webb Space Telescope launch date by at least seven months

Damn you coronavirus, and save some anger for the technical challenges plaguing heir-to-Hubble NASA has announed a seven-month delay to the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, the successor to the thirty-year-old Hubble Space Telescope.…
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James Webb Space Telescope hit by another launch delay

NASA is now aiming to launch the space-based science observatory in October 2021
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NASA's Hubble successor delayed again by virus, other issues

Officials announced Thursday that the James Webb Space Telescope — the space agency's top science priority — is now scheduled to launch on Oct. 31, 2021. Until COVID-19 struck, everything was finally going well, officials said. “Mission success is critical, but team safety is our highest priority,” said NASA Associate Administrator Steve Jurczyk.
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NASA Ominously Chooses Halloween 2021 to Launch Long-Delayed Space Telescope

NASA hopes to launch the much-anticipated James Webb Space Telescope from French Guiana on October 31, 2021, the agency announced today. Ongoing technical challenges and the covid-19 pandemic were cited as reasons for the latest delay to the project.Read more...
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NASA's James Webb Space Telescope launch delayed

The launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, NASA's next great observatory, has been delayed once again. The new target launch date is October 31, 2021. The telescope will launch from French Guiana.
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James Webb Space Telescope launch pushed back to October 2021

NASA on Thursday postponed the launch of its $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope from March next year to October 31, 2021, blaming the pandemic and other technical challenges. The telescope, first conceived in the 1990s, was initially to be launched in the 2000s, but its main maker Northrop Grumman has faced numerous development problems that have doubled its cost. "Webb is the world's most complex space observatory, and our top science priority, and we've worked hard to keep progress movin...
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NASA's launch of the $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope has been delayed 7 months to Halloween 2021

The James Webb Space Telescope, a semi-truck-size infrared observatory, has a new planned launch date for October 31, 2021.
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NASA ‘Photographer of the Year’

NASA isn’t typically associated with its artistic endeavors, and that should probably change. By launching the Photographer of the Year contest, NASA is seeking to give its internal photographers some much-deserved recognition. NASA photos are often released to the public domain and credited simply as “Photo by NASA,” with little acknowledgement of the photographer who made the photo possible. Maura White, NASA’s head of mission imagery, created the Photographer of the Year contest in 2018 to d...
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Virtual Grand Canyon Star Party 2020

Virtual stargazing is about as much fun as virtual hiking. After months of virtual substitutes, we’re ready for the real thing. Sadly, in many cases that’s simply not possible, or safe, so for a little while longer we’ll have to settle for the online version of our favorite activities — and that includes stargazing. Nothing’s stopping you from going out to your backyard and looking up at the stars, but if you want to experience the Grand Canyon’s annual Star Party this year, you’ll have to tu...
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Long-Delayed James Webb Space Telescope Is Again Delayed

We’re going to have a wait even longer for NASA’s next-generation James Webb Space Telescope to leave Earth, owing to delays caused by the covid-19 pandemic.Read more...
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James Webb Space Telescope Will 'Absolutely' Not Launch In March

The James Webb Space Telescope, NASA's follow-on instrument to the wildly successful Hubble Space Telescope, will not meet its current schedule of launching in March 2021, according to the chief of NASA's science programs. Ars Technica reports: "We will not launch in March," said Thomas Zurbuchen, the space agency's associate administrator for science. "Absolutely we will not launch in March. That is not in the cards right now. That's not because they did anything wrong. It's not anyone's fault ...
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NASA’s massive James Webb telescope is folded down to launch size for first time

It needs to be folded down to the size of a rocket payload fairing
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Study: Life might survive, and thrive, in a hydrogen world

As new and more powerful telescopes blink on in the next few years, astronomers will be able to aim the megascopes at nearby exoplanets, peering into their atmospheres to decipher their composition and to seek signs of extraterrestrial life. But imagine if, in our search, we did encounter alien organisms but failed to recognize them as actual life.That's a prospect that astronomers like Sara Seager hope to avoid. Seager, the Class of 1941 Professor of Planetary Science, Physics, and Aeronautics ...
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