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 2018-07-21 02:02 

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Twelve New Moons Discovered Around Jupiter, and One of Them is Pretty Odd!...

A new study led by Scott S. Sheppard has discovered 12 more moons around Jupiter, which could scientists a great deal about the history of the Solar System. The post Twelve New Moons Discovered Around Jupiter, and One of Them is Pretty Odd! appeared first...

 2018-07-18 19:55 

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Carnival of Space #570...

This week's Carnival of Space is hosted by Brian Wang at his Next Big Future blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #570 And if you're interested in looking back, here's an archive to all the past Carnivals of Space. If you've got a sp...

 2018-07-18 19:30 

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NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will Inspect the Atmospheres of Distant Gas Giants...

When the James Webb Space Telescope is deployed, it will study and characterize the atmospheres of gas giants, with the eventual goal of focusing on potentially-habitable exoplanets. The post NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will Inspect the Atmosphe...

 2018-07-18 16:04 

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Enter the Red Planet: Our Guide to Mars Opposition 2018...

Have you been checking out Mars this season? Mars reaches opposition on July 27th at 5:00 Universal Time (UT) shining at magnitude -2.8 and appearing 24.3" across—nearly as large as it can appear, and the largest since the historic opposition of...

 2018-07-18 03:23 

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NASA's Juno Mission Spots Another Possible Volcano on Jupiter's Moon Io...

Using data from the Juno spacecraft, a team of scientists found a heat source on Io that could be a previously-undiscovered volcano. The post NASA's Juno Mission Spots Another Possible Volcano on Jupiter's Moon Io appeared first on Universe Today ...

 2018-07-16 19:27 

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How Fast is the Universe Expanding? Hubble and Gaia Team Up to Conduct the Most Accurate Measurements to Date...

A new study used data from both Hubble and Gaia in order to obtain the most precise measurements of cosmic expansion to date. The post How Fast is the Universe Expanding? Hubble and Gaia Team Up to Conduct the Most Accurate Measurements to Date appeared f...

 2018-07-15 18:42 

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NASA Simulation Shows How Europa's "Fossil Ocean" Rises to the Surface Over Time...

A new study by a team from NASA JPL has shown how Europa's interior ocean rises to the surface slowly over time, creating "fossil material" on the surface. The post NASA Simulation Shows How Europa's "Fossil Ocean" Rises to the Sur...

 2018-07-13 20:31 

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Juno Data Shows that Some of Jupiter's Moons are Leaving "Footprints" in its Aurorae...

According to a recent study by an international team of researchers, Jupiter's moons of Io and Ganymede leave "footprints" in the planets powerful aurorae. The post Juno Data Shows that Some of Jupiter's Moons are Leaving "Footprints&#...

 2018-07-13 18:25 

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Cassini's "Grande Finale" Earns an Emmy Nomination!...

In recognition of their efforts to communicate the importance of the Cassini mission, NASA's JPL recently received an Emmy nomination for their Cassini Grande Finale campaign. The post Cassini's "Grande Finale" Earns an Emmy Nomination! ap...

 2018-07-13 17:11 

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New Research Raises Hopes for Finding Life on Mars, Pluto and Icy Moons...

A new research study conducted by an international team of researchers indicates that life can survive in a variety of cold and briny environments. The post New Research Raises Hopes for Finding Life on Mars, Pluto and Icy Moons appeared first on Universe...

 2018-07-12 04:06 

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Kepler Mission Placed in Hibernation to Download Data Before its Last Campaign...

The Kepler mission has been put into hibernation prior to downloading data from its 18th campaign and commencing its last. The post Kepler Mission Placed in Hibernation to Download Data Before its Last Campaign appeared first on Universe Today ....

 2018-07-11 17:06 

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A Partial Solar Eclipse Down Under...

Eclipse season in nigh... though most of us won't notice. The second eclipse season for 2018 commences with the arrival of New Moon and Brown Lunation number 1182 at 3:01 Universal Time on Friday, July 13th, 2018. This eclipse is a shallow partial, ju...

 2018-07-11 03:11 

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NASA is Looking for New Ways to Deal With Trash on Deep Space Missions...

NASA is currently partnering with companies to develop technologies for dealing with garbage during long-duration space flights. The post NASA is Looking for New Ways to Deal With Trash on Deep Space Missions appeared first on Universe Today ....

 2018-07-10 05:43 

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New Insights Into What Might Have Smashed Uranus Over Onto its Side...

A new study by a team of NASA-supported researchers has shown how a giant impact could explain all of Uranus' mysteries. The post New Insights Into What Might Have Smashed Uranus Over Onto its Side appeared first on Universe Today ....

 2018-07-09 00:07 

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Instead of Building Single Monster Scopes like James Webb, What About Swarms of Space Telescopes Working Together?...

Looking to the next-generation of telescopes, a pair of astrophysicists propose using swarm robots to conduct observations instead of relying on increasingly large and complex arrays. The post Instead of Building Single Monster Scopes like James Webb, Wha...

 2018-07-07 23:24 

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What Would a Camera on a Breakthrough Starshot Spacecraft See if it's Going at High Velocity?...

In April of 2016, Russian billionaire Yuri Milner announced the creation of Breakthrough Starshot. As part of his non-profit scientific organization (known as Breakthrough Initiatives), the purpose of Starshot was to design a lightsail nanocraft that woul...

 2018-07-05 13:02 

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A Spectacular Grazing Occultation for Aldebaran at Dawn...

An unusual celestial spectacle unfolds for observers around the Great Lakes region next Tuesday at dawn. The Moon has been faithfully occulting (passing in front of) the bright star Aldebaran for every lunation now since January 29th, 2015. This split sec...

 2018-07-04 18:25 

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NASA Has Awarded a Contract to Study Flying Drones on Venus...

NASA recently partnered with the Boulder-based drone company Black Swift to create an unmanned aerial system to explore Venus' cloud tops for signs of life. The post NASA Has Awarded a Contract to Study Flying Drones on Venus appeared first on Univers...

 2018-07-04 17:03 

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Stunning First Ever Photograph of a Newly Forming Planet...

A team of international astronomers recently captured the first image of a newly-formed planet, which will allow astronomers to test models of planetary formation The post Stunning First Ever Photograph of a Newly Forming Planet appeared first on Universe...

 2018-07-03 01:24 

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Astronomers Have Found Grease in Space...

A new study by a team of astronomers from Australia and Turkey has determined that space is filled with immense amounts of grease-like molecules. The post Astronomers Have Found Grease in Space appeared first on Universe Today ....

 2018-07-02 00:55 

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Good News, James Webb is Still a Go. Bad News, Launching in 2021...

In response to the report issued by an Independent Review Board, NASA has decided to delay the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope to 2021. The post Good News, James Webb is Still a Go. Bad News, Launching in 2021 appeared first on Universe Today ....

 2018-06-30 22:27 

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Oumuamua Accelerated Out of the Solar System Like a Comet...

Using data from ground-based observatories and the Hubble space telescope, an international team of scientists found evidence that 'Oumuamua is an interstellar comet after all. The post Oumuamua Accelerated Out of the Solar System Like a Comet appeare...

 2018-06-30 20:04 

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Weekly Space Hangout on Hiatus until September!...

The Weekly Space Hangout will be on hiatus July and August. Join us when we return in September! Announcements: Astronomy Cast, the show Fraser cohosts with Dr. Pamela Gay, will be celebrating their 500th episode the weekend of Sept 15-16, 2018. Want to j...

 2018-06-29 20:36 

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A Long Exposure Hubble Image of a Galaxy Cluster Also Turned up 22 Asteroids...

While observing a distant galaxy cluster, an image taken by Hubble was photobombed by 22 previously undetected asteroids. The post A Long Exposure Hubble Image of a Galaxy Cluster Also Turned up 22 Asteroids appeared first on Universe Today ....

 2018-06-29 18:26 

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Complex Organics Molecules are Bubbling up From Inside Enceladus...

According to the last study based on Cassini data, complex organic molecules exist within Enceladus and are being released through its plumes. The post Complex Organics Molecules are Bubbling up From Inside Enceladus appeared first on Universe Today ....

 2018-06-28 20:48 

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A Satellite With a Harpoon, Net and Drag Sail to Capture Space Junk is in Orbit and Will be Tested Soon...

The RemoveDebris satellite, a spacecraft designed to remove junk from orbit, recently deployed from the ISS to begin demonstrating its capabilities. The post A Satellite With a Harpoon, Net and Drag Sail to Capture Space Junk is in Orbit and Will be Teste...

 2018-06-27 19:13 

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There's Sand on Titan, Where Does it Come From?...

A new study led by researchers from John Hopkins University tackles the question of where Titan's mysterious sand dunes come from. The post There's Sand on Titan, Where Does it Come From? appeared first on Universe Today ....

 2018-06-27 12:46 

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Weekly Space Hangout: June 27 2018: "In Saturn's Rings" with Stephen van Vuuren...

Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Paul M. Sutter (pmsutter.com / @PaulMattSutter) Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier ) Dr. Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg & ChartYourWorld.org) Special Gues...

 2018-06-26 21:44 

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Thanks to a Gravitational Lens, Astronomers Can See an Individual Star 9 Billion Light-Years Away...

When looking to study the most distant objects in the Universe, astronomers often rely on a technique known as Gravitational Lensing. Based on the principles of Einstein's Theory of General Relativity, this technique involves relying on a large distri...

 2018-06-26 18:29 

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The Universe's Missing Matter. Found!...

Thanks to a recent study by an international team of scientists, the remaining missing normal matter of the Universe may finally have been found! The post The Universe's Missing Matter. Found! appeared first on Universe Today ....

 2018-06-26 13:31 

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Planetpalooza: All Bright Planets Visible in the July Dusk Sky...

Missed the planets in the dusk sky in early 2018? This summer's astronomical blockbuster sees the return of all the classical naked eye planets in the dusk sky, in a big way. The post Planetpalooza: All Bright Planets Visible in the July Dusk Sky appe...

 2018-06-25 21:44 

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The Martian Dust Storm Has Covered the Entire Planet...

The Martian dust storm that began a few weeks ago has grown to engulf the entire planet, and Curiosity is well-positioned to get it on camera! The post The Martian Dust Storm Has Covered the Entire Planet appeared first on Universe Today ....

 2018-06-25 16:35 

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Carnival of Space #566-567...

Welcome to the 566-567th 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 double-feature roundup today, so now, on to these two w...

 2018-06-24 20:28 

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The Tools Humanity Will Need for Living in the Year 1 Trillion...

A recent paper by Harvest professor Dr. Abraham Loeb takes another look at an issue he has been addressing for years, which is how humanity might survive the accelerating expansion of the Universe. The post The Tools Humanity Will Need for Living in the Y...

 2018-06-22 18:56 

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Strange Landscapes on Mars were Created by Explosive Volcanoes...

According to a new study from Johns Hopkins University, Mars' Medusa Fossae region was created by volcanic activity, a finding which has serious implications for the planet's past habitability. The post Strange Landscapes on Mars were Created by E...

 2018-06-21 22:22 

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New Model Predicts That We're Probably the Only Advanced Civilization in the Observable Universe...

According to a new study by three famed scientists, the Fermi Paradox may have a simple resolution - humanity is the only intelligent species in our galaxy! The post New Model Predicts That We're Probably the Only Advanced Civilization in the Observab...

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