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’17 billion’ Earth-sized planets in Milky Way—study

The Milky Way and other galaxies in the universe harbor many young star clusters and associations that each contain hundreds to thousands of hot, massive, young stars known as O and B stars shown in this NASA image obtained on November 12, 2012. AFP FILE PHOTO

The Milky Way contains at least 17 billion planets the size of Earth, and likely many more, according to a study out Monday that raises the chances of discovering a sister planet to ours.

Posted: January 8th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

Twin NASA probes begin studying the moon’s gravity

Flying in formation around the moon, a pair of NASA probes began mapping the lunar gravity field in hopes of figuring out why Earth’s only natural satellite is shaped the way it is.

Posted: March 7th, 2012 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Study: Planet is home to 8.7 million species

Some 8.7 million different species exist on Earth, though a tiny amount of those have actually been discovered and catalogued, researchers said Tuesday.

Posted: August 24th, 2011 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Iran launches homemade satellite into orbit

Like a kid in a candy store.  Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, center, at the Natanz Uranium Enrichment Facility some 200 miles (322 kilometers) south of the capital Tehran, Iran, which is under International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, monitoring (AP Photo).

Iran has launched a satellite into the earth’s orbit, state television reported, in a feat that is likely to raise concerns among those who fear Iran’s intentions and nuclear development program.

Posted: June 16th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

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