Astronomy Current Events

Astrobiology News

Astronomy Current Events is our page covering astronomy news relating to the field of astrobiology. Other astronomy articles may also be included, and from time to time, this page also links to interesting astronomy news stories on other websites.

Giant comets could pose danger to life on Earth
A team of astronomers from Armagh Observatory and the University of Buckingham report that the discovery of hundreds of giant comets in the outer planetary system over the last two decades means that these objects pose a much greater hazard to life than asteroids. Read more…

First time ever: "Dark flight" meteor filmed
For the first time ever, a meteor has been captured on camera falling through the sky after it has finished burning. And that’s not all: the baseball-sized space rock nearly slammed into the man behind the camera. Read more…

War of the Worlds
Ever wonder why so many people panicked when they heard Orson Welle's 1938 radio hoax about Martians invading earth? Listen to this:

Water on Neoneptune
NASA telescopes find clear skies and water vapor. Read more...

1 American in 4 thinks Sun orbits the Earth, survey says
A quarter of Americans surveyed could not correctly answer that the Earth revolves around the sun and not the other way around, according to a report out Friday from the National Science Foundation.
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CRaTER telescope measures radiation with moon ice
Space scientists from the University of New Hampshire and multi-institutional colleagues report they have quantified levels of radiation on the moon's surface from galactic cosmic ray (GCR) bombardment that over time causes chemical read full articlein water ice and can create complex carbon chains similar to those that help form the foundations of biological structures. Read more…

Kepler-22b: A habitable planet
NASA's Kepler mission has confirmed its first planet in the "habitable zone," the region where liquid water could exist on a planet’s surface. Read more…

Big Bang Theory — Flawed?
Carnegie astronomers have found the most distant cluster of galaxies known. They appear to us as they did nearly 11 billion years ago. But they look like closer, ancient galaxies. So what's up? Read more…

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Facts about Earth
Repeated catastrophes of worldwide scope, from asteroid impacts to submersion of continents, have taken place over geological time. With these events, again and again, mass extinctions have occurred.
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