Milky Way

This artist's rendition provided by NASA shows Kepler-69c, a super-Earth-size planet in the habitable zone of a star like our sun, located about 2,700 light-years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus. (AP Photo/NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech)

Study: 8.8 billion Earth-size, just-right planets

WASHINGTON (AP) — Space is vast, but it may not be so lonely after all: A study finds the Milky Way is teeming with billions of planets that are about the size of Earth, orbit […]

11/04/2013

One of the 2013 ig Nobel prize winners posted on YouTube.

Ig Nobel awards honor weird, funny discoveries

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — An experiment that proved people who think they are drunk also think they are attractive and another that showed lost dung beetles can use the Milky Way to find their way […]

09/13/2013

Kepler space telescope

NASA gives up fixing planet-hunting telescope

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA called off all attempts to fix its crippled Kepler space telescope Thursday. But it’s not quite ready to call it quits on the remarkable, robotic planet hunter. Officials said […]

08/15/2013

In an Oct. 17, 2011, file photo a staff member displays gold bullion bars during a news conference at the Chinese Gold and Silver Exchange Society in Hong Kong. (AP Photo, File)

Study: Dead stars colliding forged gold on Earth

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A strange glow in space has provided fresh evidence that all the gold on Earth was forged from ancient collisions of dead stars, researchers reported Wednesday. Astronomers have long known that […]

07/17/2013

Kepler space telescope

NASA telescope’s planet-hunting days may be over

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NASA’s Kepler planet-hunting telescope is broken, potentially jeopardizing a mission that opened up whole new possibilities on life outside the solar system. If engineers can’t find a fix, the malfunction could […]

05/15/2013

Milky Way drawing

Study: Billions of Earth-size planets in Milky Way

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Astronomers estimate one in six stars in our Milky Way galaxy has a planet the size of Earth orbiting it. That translates to at least 17 billion Earth-size planets.

01/07/2013

Composite image of galaxies from NASA Hubble Space Telescope (Photo credit: NASA/AP)

Distant galaxy regains title as oldest in universe

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A galaxy once considered the oldest has reclaimed its title. Poring through Hubble Space Telescope photos, a scientific team recalculated the galaxy’s age and determined it is 13.3 billion years old – not a mere 13.2 billion.

12/12/2012

Earth-sized planet found just outside solar system

WASHINGTON (AP) – European astronomers say that just outside our solar system they’ve found a planet that’s the closest you can get to Earth in location and size. It is the type of planet they’ve […]

10/17/2012

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