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New evidence of Big Bang released

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The universe was born almost 14 billion years ago, exploding into existence in an event called the Big Bang. Now researchers say they’ve spotted evidence that a split-second later, the expansion of the cosmos began with a powerful jump-start.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories,Science and Health | Read More »

Now showing for stargazers: Meteor shower

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Photo of a Quadrantid captured by a NASA meteor camera in 2010.  FROM NASA.GOV

New Year fireworks may continue to light up the sky in the first few evenings of January but Filipino stargazers may get to spot some “falling stars” too.

Posted: January 4th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories,Science and Health | Read More »

In the Know: Geminids meteor shower

In this Dec. 13, 2012, file photo, a meteor streaks across the sky during the annual Geminid meteor shower over Springville, Alaska. The annual Geminids meteor shower—the most intense of the year—will peak Friday night, Dec. 13, 2013. But the best viewing may be early Saturday, once the moon sets.  AP PHOTO/AL.COM, MARK ALMOND

Considered one of the best and reliable annual meteor showers, the Geminids can be seen from almost any point on Earth during mid-December each year.

Posted: December 13th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Showing Friday night: Geminids meteor shower

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Filipino stargazers will get a chance Friday night to witness one of the year’s most stunning celestial spectacles, the Geminids meteor shower.

Posted: December 13th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Science and Health | Read More »

‘Goldilocks’ clue to habitable planets

In this photo made by combining 264 20 second exposures, stars leave rings of light behind as they wheel around Polaris, the North Star, over Newfound Gap in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on Dec. 1, 2013. A new study into the so-called Goldilocks zone—the distance from a star at which water on a rocky planet can exist as a liquid rather than as permanent ice or vapour—concludes that the Earth's oceans will evaporate away but that it won't happen for another billion years or so.  AP

The bad news: Earth’s oceans will evaporate away.

Posted: December 12th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Comet from Oort dances with sun, flirts with death

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Comet Ison is teasing the solar system as it dances with the sun and it’s giving astronomers mixed signals. Will it meet a fiery death—or survive—when it whips around the sun on Thursday?

Posted: November 28th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

‘Comet of Century’ may be seen in PH ‘if you know where to look’

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A streaking ball of ice, dust and rock dubbed by some science journalists as the “Comet of the Century” will make its very first trip around the sun on Thursday, keeping astronomers on tenterhooks as to whether or not it will “sizzle or fizzle.”  PHOTO FROM NASA.GOV

A streaking ball of ice, dust and rock dubbed by some science journalists as the “Comet of the Century” will make its very first trip around the sun on Thursday, keeping astronomers on tenterhooks as to whether or not it will “sizzle or fizzle.”

Posted: November 24th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Newborn planet floating alone in outer space

This image obtained Oct. 9, 2013, courtesy of MPIA/V. Ch. Quetz shows an artist's conception of the planet PSO J318.5-22 in the constellation of Capricornus. Astronomers said they have found a lonely planet outside the solar system floating alone in space and not orbiting a star. AFP PHOTO/MPIA/V. Ch. Quetz

Astronomers have found a lonely planet outside the solar system floating alone in space and not orbiting a star.

Posted: October 11th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Science and Health | Read More »

Stargazers alert: Comet debris to create great balls of fire

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Stargazers will be treated to a spectacular fireball show early next week when Earth hits a belt of comet debris known as the Perseids, astronomers say.

Posted: August 10th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

NASA finds new moon on Neptune

This diagram provided by NASA shows the orbits of several moons located close to the planet Neptune. NASA announced the discovery of Neptune's 14th moon Monday, July 15, 2013. The new moon, Neptune's tiniest, is designated S/2004 N 1. It's 100 million times fainter than the faintest star visible with the naked eye. AP Photo/NASA

A tiny new moon has been spotted circling Neptune— the 14th known to be orbiting the faraway planet, the US space agency said on Monday.

Posted: July 16th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Moon may harbor alien minerals—study

Minerals found in craters on the Moon may be remnants of asteroids that slammed into it and not, as long believed, the satellite's innards exposed by such impacts, a study said Sunday, May 26, 2013.  AP PHOTO/THE GAINESVILLE SUN, MATT STAMEY

Minerals found in craters on the Moon may be remnants of asteroids that slammed into it and not, as long believed, the satellite’s innards exposed by such impacts, a study said Sunday.

Posted: May 27th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Science and Health | Read More »

Astronomers find most Earth-like planets yet

This undated handout artist concept provided by Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics shows the newly discovered planets named Kepler-62e and -f. Scientists using NASA's Kepler telescope have found two distant planets that are in the right place and are the right size for potential life. This handout image from Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics shows an artist concept of what these two planets, called Kepler-62-e and Kepler-62-f look like. The larger planet in the left corner is somewhat covered by ice and is f, which is farther from the star. The planet below it is e, which is slightly warmer and has clouds and may be a water world.  AP PHOTO/HARVARD SMITHSONIAN CENTER FOR ASTROPHYSICS

Using a potent NASA space telescope to scan the skies for planets like ours where life might exist, astronomers said Thursday they have found the most Earth-like candidates yet.

Posted: April 19th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos,Science and Health | Read More »

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