Monthly Archives: July 2015

Kepler mission finds Earth’s older ‘cousin’

Scientists say NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope has discovered Earth’s “older, bigger first cousin” –  a planet that’s about 60 percent bigger than our own, circling a sunlike star in an orbit that could sustain liquid water and perhaps life. “Today, Earth … Continue reading

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What are Ceres’ spots? Reply hazy, ask again later

The crater that contains those puzzlingly bright spots on Ceres may harbor an equally puzzling haze. Or not. The hints of haze on the dwarf planet, seen in some of the images coming from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, add another intriguing twist to Ceres’ mysteries. … Continue reading

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