Science on the surface of a comet

Complex molecules that could be key building blocks of life, the daily rise and fall of temperature, and an assessment of the surface properties and internal structure of the comet are just ...

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Earth magnetic shield is much older

Researchers have revealed that the Earth's magnetic field is 550 million years older than previously believed.

3 hours ago from BBC News

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Cassiopeia's hidden gem: the closest rocky, transiting planet

Skygazers at northern latitudes are familiar with the W-shaped star pattern of Cassiopeia the Queen. This circumpolar constellation is visible year-round near the North Star. Tucked next to ...

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Blue moon: how to see rare lunar event

A rare blue moon is set to pass overhead — and be visible tonight to most people in the UK and elsewhere.

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Ocean scientists pore over path of possible MH370 wing flap

French aviation specialists hurry to confirm clue to last year's mysterious Malaysian airliner crash.

2 hours ago from Nature News

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Building blocks of life found among organic compounds on Comet 67P – what Philae discoveries mean

Scientists analysing the latest data from Comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko have discovered molecules that can form sugars and amino acids, which are the building blocks of life as we know it. ...

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'Northern Lights' aurora discovered outside the solar system for the first time

An aurora with a glow resembling the Earth's Northern Lights has been spotted outside the solar system for the first time.

Thu 30 Jul 15 from The Independent

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Planes Are Crashing at NASA, and That's a Good Thing

When an airplane smashes into the dirt at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, researchers get very excited. That's because the Langley team's ongoing destruction of Cessna ...

20 hours ago from Discover Magazine

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Drought's lasting impact on forests

In the virtual worlds of climate modeling, forests and other vegetation are assumed to bounce back quickly from extreme drought. But that assumption is far off the mark, according to a new study ...

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Japanese firm to mature whisky in space

Japanese whisky will be sent into space next month to test how time in a zero-gravity environment affects its flavour, one of the country's biggest drinks makers said Friday.

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