New class of habitable exoplanets are 'a big step forward' in the search for life

A new class of exoplanet very different to our own, but which could support life, has been identified by astronomers, which could greatly accelerate the search

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Aug. 26, 2021 ~7 min

New class of habitable exoplanets represent a big step forward in the search for life

A new class of exoplanet very different to our own, but which could support life, has been identified by astronomers, which could greatly accelerate the search

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Aug. 26, 2021 ~7 min

‘Cosmic boomerang’ shines light on life cycle of a galaxy

The first observation of a cosmic boomerang effect offers new insights into how galaxies grow, live, and die.

Jim Shelton-Yale • futurity
Aug. 17, 2021 ~5 min

Simulations predict individual response to altered gravity

New research uses computer simulations rather than contraptions to see how individual cardiovascular systems will respond to altered gravity.

Vandana Suresh-Texas A&M • futurity
Aug. 17, 2021 ~6 min

Superflares don’t pose as much danger to exoplanets as thought

Superflares may not cause as much damage to exoplanets, and their habitability, as astronomers once believed, a new study shows.

U. Washington • futurity
Aug. 9, 2021 ~7 min

Space travel for billionaires is the surprise topic with bipartisan American support – but not from Gen Z

According to a new poll, people across political and demographic lines think the private space race is good for the future but still just an ego trip for the billionaires involved.

Joseph Cabosky, Associate Professor of Public Relations, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill • conversation
Aug. 6, 2021 ~7 min

Moon glass solves lunar magnetic shield mystery

Scientists have long debated whether the moon had a prolonged magnetic shield at some point in its history. A new study may put the question to rest.

Lindsey Valich-Rochester • futurity
Aug. 5, 2021 ~8 min

Moon lacked a magnetic field for nearly all its history – new research resolves mystery sparked by rocks brought back on Apollo

Without a magnetic field, the Moon’s surface is exposed to solar wind. These could have been depositing resources like water and potential rocket fuel on the Moon’s surface for billions of years.

John Tarduno, Professor of Geophysics, University of Rochester • conversation
Aug. 4, 2021 ~11 min

Crust, mantle, and core of Mars are quite different from Earth’s

New findings confirm "Mars presumably was once completely molten before dividing into the crust, mantle, and core we see today, but that these are different from Earth's."

Franziska Schmid-ETH Zurich • futurity
Aug. 2, 2021 ~7 min

UK military opens first space command centre

The new operations centre will help the UK maintain a "battle-winning advantage", ministers say.

bbcnews
July 30, 2021 ~3 min

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