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Possible Subsurface Lake near Martian South Pole
A new paper published in Science this week suggests that liquid water may be sitting under a layer of ice at Mars' south pole.... full story »

NASA's Kepler Mission Announces Largest Collection of Planets Ever Discovered
NASA's Kepler mission has verified 1,284 new planets -- the single largest finding of planets to date. This gives us hope that somewhere out there, around a star much like ours, we can eventually discover another Earth.... full story »

NASA mission reveals speed of solar wind stripping Martian atmosphere
NASA has identified the process that has played a key role in the transition of the Martian climate from an early, warm and wet environment to the cold, arid planet Mars is today.... full story »

Astronomers Discover Deep-Fried Planets: Two Earth-Sized Planets Around Dying Star That Has Passed the Red Giant Stage
Two Earth-sized planets have been discovered around a dying star that has passed the red giant stage. ... full story »

Powerful Detectors On Hawaiian Telescope to Probe Origins of Stars, Planets and Galaxies
The world's largest submillimeter camera is now ready to scan the universe, including faint and faraway parts never seen before.... full story »

NASA's Kepler Confirms Its First Planet in Habitable Zone Outside Our Solar System
NASA's Kepler mission has confirmed its first planet in the "habitable zone," the region around a star where liquid water could exist on a planet's surface.... full story »

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One black hole or two? Dust clouds can explain puzzling features of active galactic nuclei
Researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), believe clouds of dust, rather than twin black holes, can explain the features found in active galactic nuclei (AGNs).... full story »

Measuring each point of a beam of light
If you want to get the greatest benefit from a beam of light-whether to detect a distant planet or to remedy an aberration in the human eye-you need to be able to measure it.... full story »

Success of blood test for autism affirmed
One year after researchers published their work on a physiological test for autism, a follow-up study confirms its exceptional success in assessing whether a child is on the autism spectrum.... full story »

Possible Subsurface Lake near Martian South Pole
A new paper published in Science this week suggests that liquid water may be sitting under a layer of ice at Mars' south pole.... full story »

Wireless Pressure-Sensing Eye Implant Could Help Prevent Blindness
Researchers at Caltech have developed an implantable pressure sensor that can reside in the human eye while wirelessly sending data about the eye's health to the medical professionals.... full story »

New photodetector could improve night vision, thermal sensing and medical imaging
Using graphene, engineers have invented a new type of photodetector that can work with more types of light than its current state-of-the-art counterparts.... full story »

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