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PhD students find 95 new planets

The discovery was made with the help of the once damaged Kepler telescope.

How do scientists find new planets?

Technological advances have allowed scientists to find thousands of exoplanets during the past few decades. But even better methods are on the way, and perhaps we will find life on other planets within the next 20 years.

Space travel changes gut bacteria in mice

Astronaut food, microgravity, and space radiation can change the composition of gut bacteria. Understanding how could improve radiation therapy here on Earth.

Eleven rockets set to reveal the mysteries in the Earth's atmosphere

In cooperation with NASA and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency, scientists at the University of Oslo are now set to reveal the mysteries of physics in the atmosphere by launching eleven rockets.

Physicists discover an "ozone layer" on distant exoplanet

The exoplanet WASP-121b has a stratosphere that absorbs radiation from the planet’s star.

NICER will reveal the mysteries of neutron stars

Did you know that neutron stars have many of the same properties as black holes? The big difference being that we can actually see them. A new NASA-mission has just set out to explore the many mysteries of neutron stars.

New space telescope will reveal the light of the first stars and galaxies

The enormous James Webb telescope will soon be launched into space, and scientists are already looking forward to the new knowledge it will bring.

Scientist: We could find intelligent life in space within two decades

For the first time in human history, we have both the knowledge and the technology to search for alien life. And we may find it as early as the middle of this century.

Space bacteria will produce dinner for Mars astronauts

A group of Danish university students are developing a simple and cheap way for astronauts to produce their own food on Mars.

Mysterious meteorite sheds new light on the Solar System

A completely new type of meteorite discovered in Sweden suggests a previously unknown part of Earth’s history.