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 2018-01-24 00:50 

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NASA's Aqua Satellite Watches Ships Crossing the Atlantic Ocean...

A new image released by NASA's Aqua satellite shows a beautiful pattern of clouds created by ships criss-crossing the Atlantic Ocean The post NASA's Aqua Satellite Watches Ships Crossing the Atlantic Ocean appeared first on Universe Today ....

 2018-01-23 23:04 

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Weekly Space Hangout Jan 24, 2018: Paul Hildebrandt's "First to the Moon"...

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...

 2018-01-23 21:49 

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The Solar Eclipse Caused a Bow Wave in Earth's Atmosphere...

Scientists have long predicted that an eclipse can create a bow wave in the ionosphere. The August 2017 eclipse, called the Great American Eclipse, gave researchers an opportunity to look for it. The post The Solar Eclipse Caused a Bow Wave in Earth's...

 2018-01-23 00:37 

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This is Ice in Antarctica, Flowing in Slow Motion Like Water Going Through River Rapids...

As part of their ninth year monitoring the Antarctic peninsula, Operation IceBridge recently flew above the ice sheet and took some stunning pictures The post This is Ice in Antarctica, Flowing in Slow Motion Like Water Going Through River Rapids appeared...

 2018-01-22 23:52 

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A New Kind of Propulsion System That Doesn't Need Propellant. It Converts Electricity into Thrust and Vice Versa....

Long aluminum tethers attached to satellites could revolutionize satellite propulsion systems, and help eliminate space junk. The post A New Kind of Propulsion System That Doesn't Need Propellant. It Converts Electricity into Thrust and Vice Versa. ap...

 2018-01-22 20:35 

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Upcoming Telescopes Should be Able to Detect Mountains and Other Landscapes on Extrasolar Planets...

According to a new study by a team from Columbia University, the upcoming super telescopes might be able to detect mountains and other features on exoplanets The post Upcoming Telescopes Should be Able to Detect Mountains and Other Landscapes on Extrasola...

 2018-01-22 18:29 

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Here's Something Strange, the Afterglow From Last Year's Kilonova is Continuing to Brighten...

Contrary to what was expected, a team of astronomers has discovered that kilonova event has been brightening ever since it first appeared The post Here's Something Strange, the Afterglow From Last Year's Kilonova is Continuing to Brighten appeared...

 2018-01-22 18:01 

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Carnival of Space #545...

This week's Carnival of Space is hosted by Brian Wang at his Next Big Future blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #545 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...

 2018-01-20 00:16 

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A Black Hole is Pushing the Stars Around in this Globular Cluster...

An international team of astronomers recently made the first-ever observation of a black hole in a nearby globular cluster The post A Black Hole is Pushing the Stars Around in this Globular Cluster appeared first on Universe Today ....

 2018-01-20 00:03 

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Researchers Develop a New Low Cost/Low Weight Method of Searching for Life on Mars...

Researchers at McGill University are developing what they call the Life Detection Platform, a compact, robotic, energy-efficient system for detecting life on other worlds. The post Researchers Develop a New Low Cost/Low Weight Method of Searching for Life...

 2018-01-19 20:18 

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Just Like Earth, Titan Has a "Sea Level" for its Lakes and Seas...

Based on Cassini data, two new studies have been produced that reveal some new and interesting things about Saturn's largest moon, Titan The post Just Like Earth, Titan Has a "Sea Level" for its Lakes and Seas appeared first on Universe Today ...

 2018-01-18 19:49 

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Astronomers Set the Limit for Just How Massive Neutron Stars Can Be...

Based on recent gravitational wave research, a team of scientists from the University of Frankfurt have placed an upper limit on the mass of neutron stars The post Astronomers Set the Limit for Just How Massive Neutron Stars Can Be appeared first on Unive...

 2018-01-18 18:23 

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Physicists Have Created an Artificial Gamma Ray Burst in the Lab...

For the first time, a team of researchers have managed to recreate gamma ray bursts (GRBs) in the lab, opening new venues for research into cosmic phenomena The post Physicists Have Created an Artificial Gamma Ray Burst in the Lab appeared first on Univer...

 2018-01-17 21:19 

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Weekly Space Hangout Jan 17, 2018: Dr. Bram Venemans and Distant Quasars...

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...

 2018-01-17 20:43 

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James Webb Wraps up 3 Months in the Freezer. It's Ready for Space...

The James Webb Space Telescope just emerged from 3 months of vacuum-chamber testing, another milestone on the road towards its deployment next year The post James Webb Wraps up 3 Months in the Freezer. It's Ready for Space appeared first on Universe T...

 2018-01-17 19:28 

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Carnival of Space #544...

This week's Carnival of Space is hosted by me at the CosmoQuest blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #544 And if you're interested in looking back, here's an archive to all the past Carnivals of Space. If you've got a space-related b...

 2018-01-17 18:52 

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Asteroid Mining is Getting Closer to Reality. Planetary Resources Arkyd-6 Satellite Just Launched...

With the deployment of the Arkyd-6 spacecraft, Planetary Resources just took a major step towards making asteroid mining a reality The post Asteroid Mining is Getting Closer to Reality. Planetary Resources Arkyd-6 Satellite Just Launched appeared first on...

 2018-01-16 21:28 

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China Has a Plan to Clean Up Space Junk with Lasers...

A new study by a team of Chinese researchers considers whether a space-based laser station would be a good way to remove space junk The post China Has a Plan to Clean Up Space Junk with Lasers appeared first on Universe Today ....

 2018-01-16 20:03 

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Lava Tube Openings Found Near the Moon's North Pole...

A series of possibly "skylights" have been spotted in the Moon's norther polar region, offering possibilities for future exploration and maybe even a lunar base someday. The post Lava Tube Openings Found Near the Moon's North Pole appeared...

 2018-01-13 23:25 

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Huge Sheets of Ice Found Hidden Just Beneath the Surface of Mars...

A recent study based on data from multiple orbiters indicates that Mars has multiple sheets of subsurface ice, and they run deep! The post Huge Sheets of Ice Found Hidden Just Beneath the Surface of Mars appeared first on Universe Today ....

 2018-01-13 03:58 

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Astronomers Figure Out How Black Holes Can Blast Out Relativistic Jets of Material Across Light Years of Space...

Thanks to a recent study by an international team of researchers, scientists now know why rapidly-spinning black holes blast out jets of charged particles. The post Astronomers Figure Out How Black Holes Can Blast Out Relativistic Jets of Material Across ...

 2018-01-12 21:18 

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China Says it Still has Control Over Tiangong-1 and Can Decide Where It'll Crash...

According to a recent statement by a top engineer from the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, China is still in control of the Tiangong-1 space station. The post China Says it Still has Control Over Tiangong-1 and Can Decide Where It'...

 2018-01-11 21:25 

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Carnival of Space #543...

This week's Carnival of Space is hosted by Gadi Eidelheit at his The Venus Transit blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #543. And if you're interested in looking back, here's an archive to all the past Carnivals of Space. If you've g...

 2018-01-11 03:35 

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I Didn't Realize the Scale of Their Rocket Program. China is Planning More than 40 Space Launches in 2018...

The Chinese National Space Administration is going to have a busy year, with more than 40 launches to space scheduled for 2018 The post I Didn't Realize the Scale of Their Rocket Program. China is Planning More than 40 Space Launches in 2018 appeared ...

 2018-01-11 01:03 

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Weekly Space Hangout Jan 10, 2018: Tim Dodd, Everyday Astronaut...

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...

 2018-01-10 19:15 

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The Ozone Hole is Definitely Recovering...

According to recent study by a team of NASA scientists, ozone depletion around the south pole has decreased by 20 percent in the past 12 years. The post The Ozone Hole is Definitely Recovering appeared first on Universe Today ....

 2018-01-10 15:00 

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The Night Sky Magic of the Atacama...

There's nothing an astronomer whether professional or amateur loves more than a clear dark night sky away from the city lights. Outside the glare and glow and cloud cover that most of us experience every day, the night sky comes alive with a life of i...

 2018-01-08 20:48 

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This is the Year Internet From Space Gets Really Serious...

This year, a number of companies will begin deploying constellations of internet satellites to space with the intent of providing global internet The post This is the Year Internet From Space Gets Really Serious appeared first on Universe Today ....

 2018-01-05 21:10 

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The Gaia Mission Could Moonlight as a Gravitational Wave Detector...

A team of astronomers from the University of Cambridge recently showed how the Gaia mission could also help in the search for gravitational waves. The post The Gaia Mission Could Moonlight as a Gravitational Wave Detector appeared first on Universe Today ...

 2018-01-04 22:04 

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Upcoming Chinese Lander Will Carry Insects and Plants to the Surface of the Moon...

This year, China's Chang'e 4 mission will head to the far side of the Moon to study the local geology and the effects of lunar gravity on insects and plants. The post Upcoming Chinese Lander Will Carry Insects and Plants to the Surface of the Moon...

 2018-01-04 20:05 

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Here's the Earth and Moon Seen from OSIRIS-REx...

As it makes its way towards the asteroid Bennu, the OSIRIS-REx mission continues to provide us with breathtaking images of our planet. The post Here's the Earth and Moon Seen from OSIRIS-REx appeared first on Universe Today ....

 2018-01-03 22:22 

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You Knew This Day Was Coming. Alien Megastructures Ruled Out for Tabby's Star. Dust is the Culprit...

A new study from Tabetha Boyajian and a team of over 100 astronomers has ruled out the possibility of an alien megastructure around "Tabby's Star". The post You Knew This Day Was Coming. Alien Megastructures Ruled Out for Tabby's Star. Dus...

 2018-01-03 20:00 

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In mid-March, the Chinese Tiangong-1 Space Station is Going to Come Crashing Back Down to Earth... Somewhere...

According to the latest predictions, China's Tiangong-1 space station is going to come crashing to Earth in March - but residents of Earth need not worry! The post In mid-March, the Chinese Tiangong-1 Space Station is Going to Come Crashing Back Down ...

 2018-01-03 18:37 

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Weekly Space Hangout Jan 3, 2018: Dr. Jeyhan Kartaltepe of the Cosmic Evolution Early Release Science (CEERS) Survey...

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...

 2018-01-02 22:10 

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Supermassive Black Holes can Turn Star Formation On and Off in a Large Galaxy...

A new study by a team of international astronomers has provided the first direct evidence that supermassive black holes affect star formation in their galaxies. The post Supermassive Black Holes can Turn Star Formation On and Off in a Large Galaxy appeare...

 2018-01-02 20:07 

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What is the Gravitational Microlensing Method?...

The Gravitational Microlensing method relies on rare events (one star passing in front of another) to focus light and search for exoplanets. The post What is the Gravitational Microlensing Method? appeared first on Universe Today ....

 2018-01-02 19:05 

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Carnival of Space #542...

This week's Carnival of Space is hosted by Brian Wang at his Next Big Future blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #542 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...

 2018-01-01 17:59 

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Top 2018 Astronomy Events...

Happy New Year 2018. One of the toughest choices we made last year was to not write a full astronomical guide for 2018. We've done this in one iteration or another now for about a decade, but an ongoing project (also astronomical in nature) has consum...

 2017-12-29 22:59 

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In Preparation for its Inaugural Launch, the Falcon Heavy Receives its Special Cargo Musk's Tesla Roadster!...

In preparation for the inaugural launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket, SpaceX recently released pictures of Musk's Tesla Roadster being loaded aboard the rocket's payload fairing. The post In Preparation for its Inaugural Launch, the Falcon Heavy Rec...

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