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October 31, 2017 6:10 PM Mystery of the 'monster' planet half the size of the sun astronomers say should not exist

A 'monster' planet, which should in theory not exist, has been discovered orbiting a faint dwarf star far, far away, surprised astronomers have revealed. The existence of the gassy giant challenges long-standing theories that such a big planet - about the size of Jupiter - cannot be formed around a star so small. Artist's impression of the planet NGTS- 231

October 29, 2017 11:24 AM UAEU project aims to uncover Mars mysteries

ABU DHABI - Three Emirati students are being trained to support the UAE’s goal of unlocking the secrets to Mars, via a United Arab Emirates University, UAEU, project designed to provide greater insight into the Red Planet. The UAE Space Agency plans to send a probe, 'Al Amal' or 'Hope’, to the Earth’s neighbouring planet, with the aim of reaching Mars orbit 271

October 28, 2017 9:52 PM WATCH: First quarter moon of winter tonight live stream

TONIGHT is International Observe the Moon night, where astronomers across the world celebrate the astronomical body's importance to our planet. NASA is encouraging everyone to take time out to observe the moon as it passes the first quarter phase and appears brightly iluminated in the night sky. The event is designed to get people, young and old, to observe 209

October 28, 2017 6:26 PM Anthony Martial proves his worth off the bench as Manchester United beat Spurs

With the rain bucketing down in the north-west neither side was able to dictate the tempo in an even contest, and it seemed the spoils would be shared when Lukaku's header came back off a post. But a defensive lapse from the visitors allowed an unmarked Lukaku to flick on for substitute Martial, whose bobbled effort went beyond Hugo Lloris for the Frenchman's 171

October 28, 2017 7:27 AM Scott Kelly Spent a Year in Space—Find Out How Hard It Was

Getting lost on a spacewalk didn't bother the astronaut, but other things did. Astronaut Scott Kelly snapped a selfie with a view of Earth from the International Space Station. Kelly holds the record for the longest single spaceflight by a NASA astronaut. What does it feel like to blast off from Earth in a rocket, knowing that you will not see your family 235

October 28, 2017 2:35 AM First Rock From Outside the Solar System Sails Past Earth

Astronomers were stunned to see the first known object flung through our cosmic neighborhood from interstellar space. A/2017 U1 is most likely of interstellar origin. Approaching from above, it was closest to the sun on September 9. Traveling at 27 miles per second (44 kilometers per second), the comet is headed away from Earth and the sun on its way out of the solar 205

October 28, 2017 1:35 AM Stranger Things: 29 Callbacks, References, and Easter Eggs You Might Have Missed in Season 2

Late Thursday night, Netflix unveiled the hotly-anticipated second installment of its smash genre hit Stranger Things. By Friday morning, a number of fans, thirsty for the continuing adventures of Mike, Dustin, Lucas, Will, and Eleven, had already devoured the nine-episode season. But not everyone has been so quick to binge. So in the interest of serving 367

October 27, 2017 7:27 PM NASA sent one identical twin brother to space for a year and studied how it changed him — here are the latest results

When NASA astronaut Scott Kelly stood up last March after spending a year in space, he was two inches taller. Kelly is part of a study NASA is conducting to assess how the human body changes as a result of space travel, using Scott Kelly and his twin brother Mark Kelly as subjects. While Scott spent 340 days aboard the International Space Station, Mark stayed 186

October 27, 2017 3:50 PM “Stranger Things 2” Review: Biking Toward the Queasy Horror of Adolescence

“Stranger Things 2” is indeed the correct title of the new installment of the series created by Matt and Ross Duffer for the thorough enjoyment of Netflix subscribers who who swoon to pop Americana of a nineteen-eighties vintage. As with last year’s introductory season, a Spielbergian sense of wonder and a John Hughes knack for underage anthropology 175

October 27, 2017 2:27 PM The First Interstellar Object to Be Seen May Have Just Visited Our Solar System

Astronomers may have spotted the first comet or asteroid to visit from beyond the solar system. They’re now scurrying to aim telescopes at the object, provisionally called A/2017 U1, to learn more about its mysterious origins. Here’s what is known so far: It’s roughly 1300 feet in diameter and is moving in a weird orbit, highly inclined to the plane 171