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Facial Recognition Deep Learning Software is Surprisingly Good at Identifying Galaxies Too

An international team of astronomers recently used deep learning to identify patterns in images of galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope

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If We’re Searching for Earth 2.0, Would We Know It When We Find It?

In the past few decades, there has been an explosion in the number of extra-solar planets that have been discovered. As of April 1st, 2018, a total of 3,758 exoplanets have been confirmed in 2,808 systems, with 627 systems having more than one planet. In addition to expanding our knowledge of the Universe, the purpose […]

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Carnival of Space #558

Welcome to the 558th Carnival of Space! The Carnival is a community of space science and astronomy writers and bloggers, who submit their best work each week for your benefit. We have a fantastic roundup today, so now, on to this week’s stories! First up, over at Blasting News, we learn that as the Google […]

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The DARKNESS Instrument Will Block Stars and Reveal Their Planets. 100 Million Times Fainter than the Star

An international team of scientists has developed the DARKNESS camera, which will allow astronomers to directly study planets around nearby stars.

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Did You Know the Earth Has a Second Magnetic Field? Its Oceans

The ESA's Swarm satellites recently began monitoring Earth's oceans to determine how they contribute to Earth's magnetic field

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The Challenges of an Alien Spaceflight Program: Escaping Super Earths and Red Dwarf Stars

According to two new papers submitted by a Harvard Professor and an independent scientists, extra-terrestrials might have a hard time getting out into space.

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This Meteorite is One of the Few Remnants from a Lost Planet that was Destroyed Long Ago

A new study provides evidence of a so-called lost planet that was formed in the early days of the Solar System, and subsequently destroyed in a collision.

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Farewell Kepler. Welcome TESS

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral today, carrying NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite into space. This is a changing of the guard as we say goodbye to Kepler and welcome this newest planet hunter into the skies, ready to help us find another Earth.

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