Nasa Detects The Light Of A 'super-earth'

NASA's Spitzer Space telescope has detected light from a planet outside the solar system that is nearly the size of Earth.

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  • Hubble Detects New Moon Orbiting Distant Dwarf Planet
    This means that the moon is gravitationally bound to 2007 OR10. Using the observations in far-infrared light provided by the Herschel Space Observatory, the researchers were able to measure the diameter of 2007 OR10 and its moon. 2007 OR10 is about 950 ...
    05/22/2017 - 11:08 pm | View Link
  • Astronomers come up with largest 3-D map of universe yet, thanks to bright quasars
    A dedicated 2.5-metre telescope on Earth detects this bright glow. "These quasars are so far away that their light left them when the universe was between three and seven billion years old, long before the Earth even existed," said Gongbo Zhao from the ...
    05/22/2017 - 2:32 am | View Link
  • NASA detects hundreds of mysterious flashing lights bouncing off Earth’s atmosphere… and here’s what they REALLY are
    The space boff was analysing pictures from the Galileo spacecraft - which began making its way to Jupiter in 1989. He noticed several mysterious flashes of light above the oceans, which appeared to be floating horizontally above Earth.
    05/15/2017 - 11:26 pm | View Link
  • NASA detects a “strong water” sign in Neptune-sized planet
    Located about 437 light-years away, HAT-P-26b orbits a star roughly twice as old as our Sun. The analysis is one of the most detailed studies to date of a "warm Neptune," or a planet that is Neptune-sized and close to its star. The researchers determined ...
    05/13/2017 - 6:01 pm | View Link
  • NASA Reveals World Map of the Earth at Night
    VIIRS detects light reflected from Earth's surface and atmosphere in 22 different wavelengths and it is the first satellite instrument to take quantitative measurements of light emissions and reflections. Those measurements can be used to determine the ...
    04/13/2017 - 9:49 am | View Link
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  • Chandra X-ray Observatory
    Chandra NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory is a telescope specially designed to detect X-ray emission from very hot regions of the Universe such as exploded stars ...
    05/27/2017 - 10:10 am | View Website
  • NASA Chandra X-Ray Observatory Detects 'Completely New ...
    NASA Chandra X-Ray Observatory Detects 'Completely New Type of Cataclysmic Event'
    05/26/2017 - 10:14 pm | View Website
  • NASA Spitzer Space Telescope
    A study combining observations from NASA’s Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes reveals that the distant planet HAT-P-26b has a primitive atmosphere composed almost ...
    05/26/2017 - 10:26 am | View Website
  • City Lights of the United States 2012 : Natural Hazards
    This image of the United States of America at night is a composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi NPP satellite in April and October 2012.
    05/25/2017 - 10:34 am | View Website
  • Science
    Explore a universe of black holes, dark matter, and quasars... A universe full of extremely high energies, high densities, high pressures, and extremely ...
    05/25/2017 - 10:27 am | View Website
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