55 Cancri e is a super-Earth exoplanet with a super-hot surface. Temperatures could be as high as 4,892 F (2,700 C).
From the precipice of "Perseverance Valley" NASA?s teenaged Red Planet robot Opportunity has begun the historic first ever descent of an ancient Martian gully - that?s simultaneously visually and scientifically ?tantalizing? - on an expedition to discern ?How was it carved??; by water or other means, Jim Green, NASA?s Planetary Sciences Chief tells Universe Today.
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A new study by an international team of scientists shows how Titan's atmosphere could contain a key building block for organic molecules, which could drastic implications in the hunt for extra-terrestrial life.
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A new comet discovery crept up on us this past weekend, one that should be visible for northern hemisphere observers soon.
The discovery: We're talking about Comet C/2017 O1 ASAS-SN, a long period comet currently visiting the inner solar system.
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