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Newfound 'FarFarOut' Is Most Distant Solar System Body Ever Seen...
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Astronomers just discovered an object, dubbed FarFarOut, that lies 140 astronomical units from the sun. That's 140 times the Earth-sun distance, which is about 93 million miles (150 million kilometers).
By ceres on 2019-02-27 17:21 UTC
Nasa 'could find 1,400 new alien worlds' with 2billion space telescope that maps galaxies 100x faster than Hubble...
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NASA is on course to find as many as 1,400 new exoplanets with a groundbreaking space telescope preparing for launch next year. The 2.4billion 'WFIRST' is a spiritual successor to the Hubble telescope but it'll be able to produce images 100x b
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-02-27 16:07 UTC
The Moon Flies Through The Earth's Atmosphere, SOHO Observations Reveal...
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Observations made by the SOHO observatory more than two decades ago revealed how far Earth's atmosphere's reaches. Researchers found it reaches nearly twice as far as the moon.
By ceres on 2019-02-25 19:26 UTC
Ingredients for water could be made on surface of moon, a chemical factory...
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When a stream of charged particles known as the solar wind careens onto the moon's surface at 450 kilometers per second (or nearly 1 million miles per hour), they enrich the moon's surface in ingredients that could make water, scientists have foun
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-02-20 20:25 UTC
Trump orders creation of Space Force, but within Air Force...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday directed the Pentagon to develop plans to create a new Space Force within the Air Force, accepting less than the full-fledged department he'd...
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-02-19 23:18 UTC
This Is NASA's Plan to Land Astronauts on the Moon in 2028 with Commercial Vehicles...
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NASA is looking to commercial space companies to build the landers, space tugs and refueling station required to make moon exploration effort that lasts.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-02-15 17:34 UTC
Opportunity's mission is over, but InSight almost ready for a driller thriller below Martian surface...
Self-hammering spike to see what weather's like 5m down Unfazed by the outpouring of grief over NASA's admission that its teenaged Opportunity rover had likely trundled its last, the agency's lander, InSight, managed to position its second ins
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-02-14 17:48 UTC
NASA admits the Mars Opportunity rover is dead...
If you're a fan of Mars exploration, you're probably in mourning right now. NASA's Opportunity rover has effectively been declared dead after the agency's last attempt to contact the storm-struck rover was met with silence. Officials plan
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-02-13 17:46 UTC
NASA minimizes threat of JWST delay from shutdown...
As NASA marks the latest milestone in the ongoing testing of the James Webb Space Telescope, agency officials are downplaying any additional delay to the troubled mission caused by the recent government shutdown. SpaceNews.com
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-02-12 06:50 UTC
This is Kepler's Final Image...
Even in retirement, the Kepler space telescope is still allowing for discoveries, which include it's "last light" images and recordings. The post This is Kepler's Final Image appeared first on Universe Today .
By ceres on 2019-02-12 00:27 UTC
Chinese satellite snaps rare photo of moon's far side with Earth...
Eye-popping image evokes other iconic space photos, including the famous
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-02-08 19:06 UTC
Could A Super-Earth World Around Barnard's Star Be Home To Alien Life?...
We know that life is possible on an Earth-like world around a Sun-like star. But can it find a way on a Super-Earth?
By ceres on 2019-02-06 15:41 UTC
Mars cubesats fall silent...
The twin cubesats that played a key role in NASA's most recent Mars lander mission have been out of contact with the Earth for more than a month, suggesting their trailblazing mission has come to an end. SpaceNews.com
By ceres on 2019-02-06 15:32 UTC
First Look: Elon Musk Teases SpaceX's Bold New Raptor Rocket...
Elon Musk posted four tweets last night demonstrating the new Raptor rocket engine. SpaceX engineers have been hard at work finalizing the next-generation rocket technology that will eventually power trips for the exploration of Mars. Musk Tweets Proof of
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-02-04 21:02 UTC
Eta Carinae is Getting Brighter Because a Dust Cloud was Blocking our View...
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A new study by an international team reveals that Eta Carinae will soon be so bright that we won't be able to see its famous nebula anymore. The post Eta Carinae is Getting Brighter Because a Dust Cloud was Blocking our View appeared first on Universe
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-02-03 05:56 UTC
Hubble Ultra Deep Field: Scientist Generate Deepest Space Image Ever...
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The Hubble Space Telescope has produced some of the most stunning glimpses of distant objects mankind has ever laid eyes on, but one particular image has repeatedly wowed researchers and continues ...
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-01-30 23:35 UTC
Tiny Object Found at the Edge of the Solar System for the First Time. A Kuiper Belt Object that's Only 2.6 km Across...
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The Kuiper Belt, or the Edgeworth-Kuiper Belt, is home to ancient rocks. Kuiper Belt Objects, or KBOs, are remnants of the early planet-formation days of our Solar System. Small KBOs, in the 1 km. diameter range, have been theorized about for decades, but
By ceres on 2019-01-29 23:49 UTC
2014 MU69: New Horizons' 'Snowman' in the Kuiper Belt...
New Horizons' historic flyby of the KBO 2014 MU69, or Ultima Thule, is revealing incredible insights about the birth of the solar system.
By ceres on 2019-01-29 23:49 UTC
No Planet Nine? Weird Orbits of Distant Objects May Have Different Explanation...
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The weirdly clustered orbits of some far-flung bodies in our solar system can be explained without invoking a big, undiscovered "Planet Nine," a new study suggests.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-01-22 01:47 UTC
Watch Japan Launch a Meteor-Shower-Making Mini-Satellite and More Tonight!...
A Japanese Epsilon rocket will launch a suite of seven experimental satellites this evening (Jan. 17), including one little cubesat that will test out creating artificial meteors.
By ceres on 2019-01-18 01:38 UTC
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