Posts Tagged ‘Caltech’

NASA finds 10 more habitable, Earth-like exoplanets

NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler Space Telescope mission has resulted in the discovery of more than 200 new candidates since the last time data was released by the US space agency, including 10 nearly-Earth sized, potentially habitable new worlds, various media outlets have reported. During a briefing held on Monday, Kepler scientists revealed that the latest round […]

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Asteroid 2017 AG13 passed between the Earth and Moon and we hardly noticed

Just two days after it was first spotted by University of Arizona-based Catalina Sky Survey, a relatively small asteroid flew past the Earth at just half the distance separating the planet and its moon shortly before 8am EST on Monday morning, according to CNET and Space.com. Known as 2017 AG13, the asteroid was only first […]

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Strange ‘Egg Rock’ discovered on Martian surface

While staring at images of Mars’ surface, researchers with NASA’s Curiosity rover recently noticed something strange– a small, round metallic-looking rock – which they dubbed “Egg Rock”. Using its on-board scientific laser, Curiosity was able to test the golf ball-sized rock and determine that it is a metallic meteorite that successfully made it through Mars’ […]

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