What a warp drive spaceship should look like

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IXS Enterprise

Mark Rademaker, artist,  has unveiled a set of concept images imagining what a spaceship would look like that is  capable of traveling to other stars in a matter of months. His IXS Enterprise design is based on some hard science even though it may look like something from the next science fiction epic and is unlikely to lift off anytime soon. (Photos)

 

 

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60 billion alien planets in our galaxy could support life: Study

New findings show that planets orbiting red dwarf stars are more likely to be habitable than previously believed.

Only about a dozen potentially habitable exoplanets have been detected so far but, scientists say the universe should be teeming with alien worlds that could support life. The Milky Way alone may host 60 billion such planets around faint red dwarf stars, a new estimate suggests. (Video)

 

 

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AstroCantus – iPhone app creates music from stars and galaxies

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There are many apps that create music based on nature sounds from here on earth, but not many that can create music based on the stars in our galaxy. But that’s just what AstroCantus accomplishes.

 

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Breathtaking photos of the night sky seen with the naked eye

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Photographer Alex Cherney has dedicated his life’s work to capturing the night sky.

A star-gazer with just an ordinary digital camera has come a little bit closer to the final frontier.   – Alex Cherney spent 18 months photographing the night sky and turned thousands of snaps into incredible time-lapse video of the cosmos. (Pics)

 

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New Class of Planets Discovered that Have No Stars

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Artist’s conception illustrates a Jupiter-like planet alone in the dark of space, floating freely without a parent star.

David Bennett, University of Notre Dame astronomer, is co-author of a new paper describing the discovery of a new class of planets.  The new class of planets are dark, isolated Jupiter-mass bodies floating alone in space, far from any host star. The team of astronomers involved in the discovery believe that the planets were most likely ejected from developing planetary systems.

 

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Astronomers Find There Are 3 Times More Stars in the Universe Than Previously Thought

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Red dwarf stars make up 80% of the stars in the universe.

Red dwarf stars are far more common than astronomers have believed — in fact, they may make up 80 percent of the star population, scientists said in a study on Wednesday that triples the number of stars in the universe.

 

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