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NASA video: Jupiter's Moon Europa is an Ocean World!! #science

More info on Jupiter’s moon Europa here at NASA or here at Space.com, including a super cool infographic!!

Europa: Ocean World
Scientists believe there is an ocean hidden beneath the surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa. 26 more words
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From SPACE.com: "How Many Stars Are in the Milky Way?"

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May 21, 2014
Elizabeth Howell

“Billions and billions” of stars in a galaxy (after a quote often mistakenly attributed to Carl Sagan) is how many people imagine the number of stars you would find in one. 1,033 more words

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From Space.com: "Binary Earth-Size Planets Possible Around Distant Stars"

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November 21, 2014
Charles Q. Choi

Two Earth-size planets that orbit each other might exist around distant stars, researchers say.


Artist’s concept depicting an imminent planetary collision around a pair of double stars. 630 more words

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From SPACE.com: "Planet Uranus: Facts About Its Name, Moons and Orbit"

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November 18, 2014
Charles Q. Choi

Uranus is the seventh planet from the sun and the first to be discovered by scientists. Although Uranus is visible to the naked eye, it was long mistaken as a star because of the planet’s dimness and slow orbit. 1,166 more words

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From Science Daily: "How to estimate the magnetic field of an exoplanet"

Science Daily

November 20, 2014
Source: Lomonosov Moscow State University

Scientists developed a new method which allows to estimate the magnetic field of a distant… 891 more words

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From SPACE.com: "Unlocking the Secrets of an Alien World's Magnetic Field"

SPACE.com

November 20, 2014
Charles Q. Choi

The strength of an alien world’s magnetic field may have been deduced for the first time, by analyzing extraordinarily fast winds slamming against it from the planet’s star, researchers say. 482 more words

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From SPACE.com: "Private Moon Mission Aims to Drill Into Lunar South Pole by 2024"

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November 19, 2014
Mike Wall

A privately funded robotic moon mission intends to drill deep beneath the lunar surface in 2024, both to advance understanding of the solar system and to inspire future generations to get more involved in space science and exploration. 538 more words

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