Stardust in meteorite is oldest solid stuff ever found on Earth

New research determines that stardust from the Murchison meteorite is the oldest solid material ever found on Earth.

Peter Rüegg-ETH Zurich | Jan. 15, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

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Galactic collision helped shape the Milky Way 11.5B years ago

"This is the first time we have been able to determine when such a merger happened."

Jim Shelton-Yale | Jan. 14, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

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Stars need a buddy to make gamma-ray bursts

To create gamma ray bursts, the universe's brightest explosions, stars need to be part of a binary system, researchers say.

Peter Thorley-Warwick | Jan. 13, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

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NASA mission finds its first exoplanet that may be habitable

Thanks to NASA's TESS spacecraft, scientists have discovered two amazing new worlds: A potentially habitable exoplanet and one with two suns.

U. Chicago | Jan. 13, 2020 | futurity
~7 mins   

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Do you see the ‘candy cane’ in the Milky Way?

A new composite image of the Milky Way appears to contain a cosmic candy cane.

Chanapa Tantibanchachai-Johns Hopkins | Dec. 19, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

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Our planet is partly made of stardust from red giants

The Earth is partly made of stardust from red giant stars, aging stars that expand because they've run out of fuel in their core.

Barbara Vonarburg-ETH Zurich | Dec. 11, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

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NASA’s Parker probe reveals new solar oddities

The first observations from NASA's Parker Solar Probe "will fundamentally change our understanding of the sun," researchers say.

Nicole Casal Moore-Michigan | Dec. 9, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

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Giant ice planet orbits hot star 1/4 its size

New evidence points to an giant, icy planet orbiting a white dwarf star that's slowing evaporating it.

Peter Thorley-Warwick | Dec. 4, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

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Telescope closes in on signal from end of ‘cosmic dark age’

Researchers are closer than ever to detecting a signal from a time when the first stars in the universe emerged from the "cosmic dark ages."

Kevin Stacey-Brown | Nov. 26, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

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Are we alone in the universe? This generation could finally find out

On this podcast episode, a planet hunter talks about our chances of finding alien life and other habitable worlds.

U. Chicago | Nov. 20, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

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