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Science Wire | Jan 28, 2016

Mars will be awesome in 2016

All the news you can fit into outer space LIVE on Slooh.com Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. ET (1530 UTC). Or watch right here!

View larger. | This image from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows the inner region of Abell 1689, an immense cluster of galaxies. Scientists say the galaxy clusters we see today have resulted from fluctuations in the density of matter in the early universe. Image via NASA/ESA/JPL-Caltech/Yale/CNRS
Science Wire | Jan 27, 2016

Dark matter linked to galaxy clusters’ internal structure

It’s the first definitive detection of a property other than mass that’s been linked to the invisible dark matter making up 27 percent of our universe.

planet-nine
Science Wire | Jan 26, 2016

Why Planet Nine might be for real

Claims about new planets that turned out to be wrong – and why ‘Planet Nine’ may be different.

Szabolcs Nagy celebrating his capture of the ISS transit of Saturn.
Science Wire | Jan 26, 2016

And now … a real ISS transit of Saturn

A fake image ran in APOD a few days ago, but this video of an International Space Station transit across the face of Saturn looks real.

X-ray aurora caught by ESA's Integral space observatory on November 10, 2015.
Science Wire | Jan 26, 2016

X-ray view of Earth’s aurora

An ESA space observatory was looking for something else when it caught these X-ray images of an aurora.

View larger. | A portion of a heat map and ground trajectory of January 24, 2016 daylight meteor via the American Meteor Society.
Science Wire | Jan 26, 2016

Daylight meteor over southeastern U.S.

The American Meteor Society has over 100 reports of a bright meteor seen in broad daylight over southeastern U.S. on Sunday. How to report it, if you saw it, here.

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Science Wire | Jan 25, 2016

Loneliest known exoplanet and its star

The exoplanet labeled 2MASS J2126 has the widest orbit of any planet ever found. Its “year” is nearly 1 million Earth-years long.

The cover of David Bowie's 6th album Aladdin Sane, originally released in 1973.
Science Wire | Jan 25, 2016

EarthSky News with Deborah Byrd

All the news you can fit into outer space LIVE on Slooh.com Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. ET (1530 UTC). Or watch right here!

This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image features the star cluster Trumpler 14. One of the largest gatherings of hot, massive and bright stars in the Milky Way, this cluster houses some of the most luminous stars in our entire galaxy. Image via NASA & ESA, Jesús Maíz Apellániz (Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalusia).
Science Wire | Jan 25, 2016

Zoom to super luminous Milky Way stars

New Hubble Space Telescope video zooms in on Trumpler 14, a young cluster of hot, massive, bright stars – some of the most luminous stars in our Milky Way galaxy!

Artist's concept via Shutterstock
Science Wire | Jan 24, 2016

Are the aliens extinct?

Australian astrobiologists say an early Armageddon on most distant worlds makes advanced lifeforms unlikely. If true, our Milky Way galaxy is a lonely place.