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Star system with three Earth-sized planets discovered

Researchers from Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC) and the University of Oviedo in Spain analysed the data collected by the K2 mission of NASA’s Kepler satellite, which started in November 2013. The study, published in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS), reveals the existence of ... Read More »

After 168 days in space, Expedition 55 crew returns to Earth

Anton Shkaplerov of Roscosmos, Norishige Kanai of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and NASA astronaut Scott Tingle landed near a remote town in Kazakhstan at 1239GMT (8:39 a.m. EDT / 6:39 p.m. in Kazakhstan). While in space, the Expedition 55 crew studied the effects of microgravity on bone marrow ... Read More »

China’s Defunct Tiangong 1 Space Lab Hurtling Toward Earth

China’s defunct and reportedly out-of-control Tiangong 1 space station is expected to re-enter Earth’s atmosphere sometime this weekend. It poses only a slight risk to people and property on the ground, since most of the bus-size, 8.5-ton vehicle is expected to burn up on re-entry, although space agencies don’t know ... Read More »