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Coffee Delays Diabetes; Dinosaur Tracks Found; Exiled Exoplanet

Posted December 2nd, 2015 at 6:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Coffee May Prevent Onset of Type 2 Diabetes A new Danish study finds that drinking between three and four cups of coffee a day can reduce the onset of type 2 or early onset diabetes. Researchers from Denmark’s Aarhus University Hospital say two compounds found in coffee, cafestol and caffeic acid, can help prevent diabetes. […]

Scientists Measure A Mighty Wind Blowing on Exoplanet

Posted November 16th, 2015 at 5:32 pm (UTC-5)
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A pair of British scientists have found that winds of over 2 kilometers per second are blowing around HD 189733b, an exoplanet located about 63 light years away from us. According to the researchers, the exoplanet’s 2 kps wind speed is about seven times the speed of sound and is 20 times more than the […]

Scientists Find Jupiter’s Younger Sibling

Posted August 15th, 2015 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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A group of scientists have discovered a new exoplanet they say resembles a young Jupiter. Called 51 Eridani b, the gas giant is about 100 light years away, has twice the mass of Jupiter, orbits its star – 51 Eridani – at a distance comparable to between Saturn and Uranus in our solar system and […]

Earth’s ‘Cousin’ Found; Burnt Scroll Made Readable, ET Search Boosted

Posted July 24th, 2015 at 11:24 pm (UTC-5)
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NASA Finds Earth’s Older and Bigger Cousin NASA announced that its Kepler mission has discovered a planet and star that closely resembles the Earth and our Sun.  Some have even been calling the discovery of the exoplanet “Earth’s older and bigger cousin”. The planet and sun are part of the Kepler-452 system and are about […]

Ultra-Dark Galaxies; Exoplanet With Comet-Like Tail; New Dinosaur Species

Posted June 24th, 2015 at 7:52 pm (UTC-5)
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Astronomers Find Huge Treasure Trove of Ultra-Dark Galaxies U.S. and Japanese researchers have discovered 854 “ultra dark galaxies” located within the Coma Cluster, about 321 million light years from Earth. Dark galaxies are described as those that are totally composed of or are mostly filled with dark matter, which cannot be seen by telescopes. Nevertheless, […]

Astronomers Observe Exoplanet Temperatures Swinging Wildly

Posted May 4th, 2015 at 11:06 pm (UTC-5)
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For the first time ever, scientists in the United Kingdom detected temperature fluctuations on a super-Earth exoplanet – 55 Cancri e, the so-called “diamond planet.” Using NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope to study the rocky exoplanet’s thermal radiation over a two-year period, researchers led by the University of Cambridge found that the temperature on the side […]

Calling ET: NASA Expands Search for Alien Life

Posted April 27th, 2015 at 10:48 pm (UTC-5)
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The search for life beyond our own solar system has taken a major step forward with a new interdisciplinary research coalition devoted to the search for life in the cosmos. Nexus for Exoplanet System Science (NExSS) will be made up of research teams from several NASA facilities, 10 U.S. universities and two research institutions, according […]

Astronomers May Have Spotted A Moon Orbiting an Extrasolar Planet

Posted April 11th, 2014 at 7:32 pm (UTC-5)
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According to NASA, more than 1,000 extrasolar planets have been confirmed in recent years. There are also thousands more potential planets beyond our solar system that are waiting to be discovered. Now, an international group of astronomers think they may have found the first exomoon, or moon circling an exoplanet, some 1,800 light years away […]

NASA, ESA Ramp Up Planet-hunting Missions

Posted February 28th, 2014 at 8:33 pm (UTC-5)
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NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler mission stirred up excitement this week when mission officials announced they’d hit the proverbial jackpot – discovering and confirming a record 715 new planets orbiting 305 stars. Nearly 95 percent of these newly found planets are smaller than Neptune, but four are about 2.5 times bigger than Earth and are located within […]

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