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The oldest stars in the universe can send new light on dark matter

Hollywood has nothing on science to surprise plot twists and unexpected discoveries. A team of astronomers learned this lesson while they were looking for the oldest stars in the universe. Their experiments not only succeeded in discovering the ancient stars, but new clues also appeared on the most mysterious things in the universe: so-called dark matter. A window in the …

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Hawaii sunscreen forbidden: Governor Ige to sign proposition banning coral reefs harmful products

Beachgoers are seen in Waikiki. (Caleb Jones / AP file) From Banana Boat to Coppertone, major sun protection brands will soon have to change their products or stop selling them in Hawaii. Government legislators adopted legislation in May that would prevent skin care companies from selling and distributing sunscreen on the islands containing two chemicals that are considered coral reefs. …

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New IR instrument searches for habitable planets

Test observation of a red dwarf. Comparing the star's spectrum (broken line) to the laser frequency frame (points) allows researchers to calculate the star's motion. Credit: National Astronomical Observatory of Japan A new tool for searching for potentially inhabited / inhabited planets has begun working on the Subaru Telescope. This instrument, IRD (InfraRed Doppler), will look for habitable planets around …

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Want to explore Mars? Red Rover can be your best opportunity

During the festive holiday season in 2016, Alan Chan spent his week's holiday time exploring Mars. Like most of us did last minute Christmas shopping, ate turkey, and reminded us why discussing politics with daddy is a bad idea, Chan shook, carefree, over Mars's ruddy surface in a robbery spacebuggy. It's not a bad time to get away from the …

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Trump wants a space station that revolves around the moon

If someone mentions space station, you probably think on the one who flows right over the earth, or maybe a future when (if?) We make it to Mars. But the newest space station can actually circulate a well-known heavenly orb: the moon. According to a NASA procurement request, private companies are inviting the development of a new space station that …

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Ingredients for life on Saturn's moon can be "the top of the iceberg"

A new mission to Enceladus can provide solid proof of life beyond the earth. Credit: NASA There are probably many more ingredients for life on Saturn's Enceladus than those identified so far, says Dr. Frank Postberg from Heidelberg University in Germany, the author of a paper published on June 27, revealing the presence of complex carbon-based molecules in the core …

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Falcon 9 rocket dazzle at dawn – Spaceflight Now

A spacecraft 9 rocket was given to a sunrise sky over Florida's Space Coast Friday, and it was a memorable show when it climbed into sunlight and delivered a tow to a orbit at the International Space Station. [19659002] The 213 foot long (65 meter) rocket lifted at 05:42 EDT (0942 GMT) Friday from Cape Canaveral's complex 40 launch plate. …

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