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Rosetta’s comet contains ingredients for life
Ingredients crucial for the origin of life on Earth, including the simple amino acid glycine and phosphorus, key components of DNA and cell membranes, have been discovered at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
Space & Time News -- ScienceDaily, Sat, 28 May 2016 17:18:18 GMT

A planet 1,200 light-years away is a good prospect for a habitable world
A distant 'super-Earth' size planet known as Kepler-62f could be habitable, a team of astronomers reports. The planet, which is about 1,200 light-years from Earth in the direction of the constellation Lyra, is approximately 40 percent larger than Earth. At that size, Kepler-62f is within the range of planets that are likely to be rocky and possibly could have oceans.
Space & Time News -- ScienceDaily, Sat, 28 May 2016 17:18:18 GMT

Astronomers find giant planet around very young star
In contradiction to the long-standing idea that larger planets take longer to form, astronomers have announced the discovery of a giant planet in close orbit around a star so young that it still retains a disk of circumstellar gas and dust.
Space & Time News -- ScienceDaily, Sat, 28 May 2016 17:18:18 GMT

WATCH LIVE NOW: NASA Inflating BEAM Space Station Habitat
NASA will attempt to inflate the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module at the International Space Station for the second time on Saturday (May 28) at 9 a.m. EDT (1300 GMT). Watch live here, courtesy of NASA TV., Sat, 28 May 2016 17:18:18 GMT

Jaw-Dropping Descent Of SpaceX's Falcon 9 First Stage | Time-Lapse Video
A camera on-board the first stage of the rocket captured its descent back through Earth's atmosphere and onto a droneship in the Atlantic Ocean on May 27, 2016. It was used to launch the Thaicom 8 communication satellite., Sat, 28 May 2016 17:18:18 GMT

Photos: SpaceX Launches Thaicom 8 Satellite, Lands Rocket at Sea
On May 27, 2016, SpaceX launched the Thaicom 8 communications satellite, and succeeded in bringing the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket down for a landing on a ship at sea., Sat, 28 May 2016 17:18:18 GMT

NASA to try again to inflate spare room in space
NASA will try again Saturday to inflate an add-on room at the International Space Station, after the first attempt ran into problems due to too much friction.
Space News - Space, Astronomy, Space Exploration, Sat, 28 May 2016 17:18:18 GMT

SpaceX makes fourth successful rocket landing
SpaceX launched an Asian communications satellite into a distant orbit Friday and for the fourth time managed to recover the rocket that did the work.
Space News - Space, Astronomy, Space Exploration, Sat, 28 May 2016 17:18:18 GMT

Comet contains glycine, key part of recipe for life
An important amino acid called glycine has been detected in a comet for the first time, supporting the theory that these cosmic bodies delivered the ingredients for life on Earth, researchers said Friday.
Space News - Space, Astronomy, Space Exploration, Sat, 28 May 2016 17:18:18 GMT

Life on Ceres? Mysterious changes in the bright spots still baffle scientists
Bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres continue to puzzle researchers. When recently a team of astronomers led by Paolo Molaro of the Trieste Astronomical Observatory in Italy, conducted observations of these features, they found out something unexpected. The scientists were surprised to detect that the spots brighten during the day and also show other variations. This variability still remains a mystery.
Space News - Space, Astronomy, Space Exploration, Sat, 28 May 2016 17:18:18 GMT

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