Scientists Spot Nearby 'super-earth'

Scientists spot nearby 'super-Earth'

Astronomers announced this week they found a water-rich and relatively nearby planet that's similar in size to Earth.

Sections:  news   u.s.   
Topics:  astronomy   earth   galaxy   planets   science   scientist   space   star   sun   super-earth   
  • NASA details plans to pluck rock off asteroid, explore it
    NASA is aiming to launch a rocket to an asteroid in five years and grab a boulder off of it — a stepping stone for an eventual trip sending humans to Mars. More
  • Russia charging NASA $70 million per rocket seat
    NASA is blaming Congress for the need to pay $424 million more to Russia to get U.S. astronauts into space. More
  • One flight closer to space tourism
    Virgin Galactic is one flight closer to becoming a commercial "spaceline." The company's passenger spacecraft, SpaceShipTwo, completed its first rocket-powered flight Monday morning above the Mojave Desert in California. More
  • U.S. plans to drop gray wolves from endangered list
    The planned ruling would eliminate protection for the top predators, but scientists and conservationists say the proposal is flawed. Federal authorities intend to remove endangered species protections for all gray wolves in the Lower 48 states, carving out an a exception for a small pocket of about 75 Mexican wolves in the wild in Arizona and New Mexico, according to a draft document obtained by The Times. More
  • New calls to rename Higgs boson
    One of the scientists who developed the theory of the Higgs boson says the particle should be renamed to acknowledge the contributions of others involved in the work. More
  • Risk of explosions in coming weeks from Kilauea volcano's summit, scientists warn
    It was probably caused by a nearby earthquake that dislodged rocks that fell into ... The area affected by the eruptions is in a remote spot of eastern Hawaii Island. The closest resorts, in Kona and the Kohala Coast, are more than 100 miles away on ...
    05/9/2018 - 9:15 pm | View Link
  • Citizen scientists spot wildlife all around southern Arizona
    Now a book purports to reveal his identity. While some pass by the New Era Baptist Church and never notice a sign in the church’s front yard, there are others, especially those who live nearby, who can't help but see it. While some pass by the New Era ...
    03/6/2018 - 9:52 pm | View Link
  • Scientists Discover Nearby Planet That May Have the Best Prospects for Life Yet
    The new paper’s authors did not respond to a Gizmodo request for comment. Perhaps most exciting is the reminder that these teeny M dwarf stars like Proxima Centauri, Ross 128 and TRAPPIST-1 could be ideal places to spot Earth-like planets, rather than ...
    11/15/2017 - 5:00 am | View Link
  • Scientists Just Found the Perfect Spot to Build an Underground Colony on the Moon
    Because the scientists found several similar echo patterns at locations nearby, there may be more than one lava tube. And it just so happens that this area corresponds to locations where NASA, through its GRAIL mission, was able to identify mass deficits ...
    10/18/2017 - 10:42 pm | View Link
  • Scientists have found a second, unexpected great spot on Jupiter
    "The detection of a localized region of cooling within the upper atmosphere is unexpected," the authors of ... The study authors posit that the cold spot is likely related to the planet's nearby powerful auroras that drive energy into the Jovian ...
    04/11/2017 - 8:19 am | View Link
  • More
  • Fracking could lead to an 'earthquake domino effect' as it ...
    Fracking could cause powerful earthquakes capable of destroying buildings as the process of extracting gas weakens fault lines deep under ground, scientists have claimed.
    05/25/2018 - 12:18 pm | View Website
  • Have scientists finally found the meteorite which set off ...
    Have scientists finally found fragments of the meteorite which set off the mysterious 1908 Tunguska catastrophe? Siberian blast was 1,000 times more powerful than Hiroshima bomb
    05/25/2018 - 7:03 am | View Website
  • Doomsday Tube: End of the World Predictions Videos and ...
    Watch our DVDs on the coming Doomsday predictions in 2012, learn all about Nibiru aka Planet X. All our Videos are FREE to DOWNLOAD
    05/24/2018 - 11:46 pm | View Website
  • Scientists capture cells moving inside the body and the ...
    NOW PLAYING: Wonder Scientists capture cells moving inside the body and the footage is wild Amaze Lab
    05/24/2018 - 7:36 pm | View Website
  • Pollution of Lake Karachay
    History. Built in the late 1940s Mayak was one of Russia's most prominent nuclear weapons factories. Mayak was kept secret by the government until 1990. When Russian president Boris Yeltsin signed a 1992 decree opening the area, Western scientists were able to gain access.
    05/24/2018 - 3:29 am | View Website
  • More

Comment On This Story

Welcome to Wopular!

Welcome to Wopular

Wopular is an online newspaper rack, giving you a summary view of the top headlines from the top news sites.

Senh Duong (Founder)
Wopular, MWB, RottenTomatoes

Subscribe to Wopular's RSS Fan Wopular on Facebook Follow Wopular on Twitter Follow Wopular on Google Plus

MoviesWithButter : Our Sister Site

More U.s. News