New ‘Species’ of Galaxy Observed –“Faint Objects the Size of the Milky Way With 1,000 Times Fewer Stars”



It has been a mystery, how galaxies so faint – containing up to 1000 times fewer stars than the Milky Way could still be just as large. Over the last year, researchers have observed some very faint, diffuse galaxies. The galaxies are as faint as dwarf galaxies, but are distributed over an area just as large as the Milky Way.


NASA’s Kepler Mission Reveals Our Solar System is Extremely Rare –“And We Have No Idea Why”




Of the more than 2,331 confirmed planets and 4,696 planetary candidates the Kepler Mission has identified to date, only one system resembles our own with terrestrial planets near the star and giant planets set at a distance. 


MIT Creates AI Able to See Two Seconds Into the Future




On Monday, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced its new artificial intelligence. Based on a photograph alone, it can predict what’ll happen next, then generate a one-and-a-half second video clip depicting that possible future.


New NASA Alien Planet K2-3d Discovered –“Scientists Hope Detect Extraterrestrial Life Via Molecules in Its Atmosphere”




A group of researchers from the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), the University of Tokyo, and the Astrobiology Center among others has observed the transit of a potentially Earth-like extrasolar planet known as K2-3d using the MuSCAT instrument on the Okayama Astrophysical Observatory 188-cm telescope.


NASA’s “Operation IceBridge” –Antarctica’s Melting Polar Ice Threatens Planet’s Water Levels




Antarctica is heading into austral summer, a period of rapid sea ice melt in the Southern Ocean. But this year, NASA's Operation Icebridge reports that the sea ice loss has been particularly swift and the Antarctic sea ice extent is currently at the lowest level for this time of year ever recorded in the satellite record, which began in 1979.



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