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NASA's Kepler Spacecraft Finds 1st Alien Planet of New Mission

NASA's Kepler Spacecraft Finds 1st Alien Planet of New Mission | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
NASA's Kepler space telescope is discovering alien planets again. "Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Kepler has been reborn and is continuing to make discoveries," study lead author Andrew Vanderburg, of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA), said in a statement. The spacecraft has been incredibly successful to date, finding nearly 1,000 confirmed planets — more than half of all known alien worlds — along with about 3,200 other "candidates," the vast majority of which should
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Meanwhile, the key question, does this planet have a red sun? Have we found Krypton? Will there be a superman from the super earth?

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Every meteorite since 861 AD: watch them fall

Every meteorite since 861 AD: watch them fall | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Only 3% of all recorded meteorites that have struck the earth were seen falling. Now you can watch every one of those 1,045 fall in this amazing animation.
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As a kid I loved to watch "shooting stars" in the dark skies of Maine. This isn't the same thing, but it is fun. If you click on the year, you also get a bit of history.

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European Space Agency confirms comet landing site

European Space Agency confirms comet landing site | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
The European Space Agency has confirmed the time and place it will attempt to land the first spacecraft on a comet.
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There it is: The "Heaven's Gate" cult should have waited for a better ride. Got to love science.

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Has the Missing 80% of the Universe’s Mass Been Found? | TIME.com

Has the Missing 80% of the Universe’s Mass Been Found? | TIME.com | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
The search for dark matter—the glue that holds the cosmos together—takes a big step forward
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The search for dark matter is one of those wonderful science geek stories I love to find, especially when they come with cool pictures like this one of our cosmos.

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