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Decoding light for clues about dark matter
An international team of researchers is developing an instrument that will decode the light of the night sky to understand the nature of dark matter.
Space & Time News -- ScienceDaily, Mon, 30 May 2016 17:26:43 GMT

Rosetta’s comet contains ingredients for life
Ingredients crucial for the origin of life on Earth, including the simple amino acid glycine and phosphorus, key components of DNA and cell membranes, have been discovered at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
Space & Time News -- ScienceDaily, Mon, 30 May 2016 17:26:43 GMT

A planet 1,200 light-years away is a good prospect for a habitable world
A distant 'super-Earth' size planet known as Kepler-62f could be habitable, a team of astronomers reports. The planet, which is about 1,200 light-years from Earth in the direction of the constellation Lyra, is approximately 40 percent larger than Earth. At that size, Kepler-62f is within the range of planets that are likely to be rocky and possibly could have oceans.
Space & Time News -- ScienceDaily, Mon, 30 May 2016 17:26:43 GMT

NASA Honors Veterans with Memorial Day Video
Americans are honoring the sacrifice of men and women in the U.S. armed forces on this Memorial Day holiday today (May 30), with NASA joining marking the occasion with a respectful new video.
Space.com, Mon, 30 May 2016 17:26:43 GMT

See Mars' Memorial Day Close-Up: Watch Live on Slooh Webcast
As Mars reaches its closest approach to Earth in more than a decade, you can watch the event live online through the Slooh Community Observatory.
Space.com, Mon, 30 May 2016 17:26:43 GMT

WATCH LIVE TONIGHT @ 9 pm ET: Mars Closest Approach Webcast by Slooh
The online Slooh Community Observatory will host a live webcast on Monday (May 30) to webcast live views of Mars, which will make its closest approach to Earth in 11 years. You can watch it live here.
Space.com, Mon, 30 May 2016 17:26:43 GMT

Astronomers observe the intriguing near-Earth asteroid Phaethon
(Phys.org)—Discovered in 1983, the near-Earth asteroid Phaethon is an intriguing object, primarily due to its unusual orbit. Recently, an international team of astronomers has conducted a detailed study of this unique space rock, deriving a shape model that characterizes the orbit, spin state, and thermophysical parameters of the asteroid. The findings were presented in a paper published online on May 27 on arXiv.org.
Space News - Space, Astronomy, Space Exploration, Mon, 30 May 2016 17:26:43 GMT

Calibrating exoplanetary atmospheres using benchmark brown dwarfs
An EU-funded researcher has developed an innovative new tool, furthering our understanding of giant planet atmospheres and, ultimately, how planets are formed.
Space News - Space, Astronomy, Space Exploration, Mon, 30 May 2016 17:26:43 GMT

Blue Origin test to include deliberately failed crew capsule parachute deployment
Blue Origin, the builder of the New Shepard re-usable rocket, has announced plans for the fourth flight of the rocket. With a recent successful launch and landing in their pocket, the company is anticipating another similar result. But this time, something will be done differently.
Space News - Space, Astronomy, Space Exploration, Mon, 30 May 2016 17:26:43 GMT

What is the coldest planet of the solar system?
The solar system is pretty huge place, extending from our sun at the center all the way out to the Kuiper Cliff – a boundary within the Kuiper Belt that is located 50 AU from the sun. As a rule, the farther one ventures from the sun, the colder and more mysterious things get. Whereas temperatures in the inner solar system are enough to burn you alive or melt lead, beyond the "Frost Line", they get cold enough to freeze volatiles like ammonia and methane.
Space News - Space, Astronomy, Space Exploration, Mon, 30 May 2016 17:26:43 GMT

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