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ISS gets a new docking port for future spaceships

Astronomy Magazine - 16 hours 22 min ago
Now two ships to dock with the space station at once - including vehicles that haven't yet been developed.
Categories: Astronomy

The latest photos of Hayabusa2's mission to asteroid Ryugu

Astronomy Magazine - 16 hours 22 min ago
The Hayabusa2 probe's lander, MASCOT, took several photos of asteroid Ryugu last fall, revealing strange rocks and no dust.
Categories: Astronomy

8 new repeating fast radio bursts offer new opportunities for insights

Astronomy Magazine - Wed, 08/21/2019 - 04:00
The new sources pop on and off in the sky, giving scientists more chances to watch them - and learn their secrets.
Categories: Astronomy

3 Earth-sized exoplanets found just 12 light-years away

Astronomy Magazine - Wed, 08/21/2019 - 04:00
One of the planets may be in its star's habitable zone, and a fourth planet is hinted at as well.
Categories: Astronomy

Why do we still believe in 'lunacy' during a Full Moon?

Astronomy Magazine - Wed, 08/21/2019 - 04:00
Science weighs in on whether the Moon really makes us crazy.
Categories: Astronomy

Second giant planet found around nearby star Beta Pictoris

Astronomy Magazine - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 04:00
If confirmed, this massive super-Jupiter could change our understanding of the still-forming Beta Pictoris system.
Categories: Astronomy

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Astronomy Magazine - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 04:00
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Categories: Astronomy

A brief history of Saturn's amazing rings

Astronomy Magazine - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 04:00
Although the rings of Saturn may look like a permanent fixture of the planet, they are ever-changing. New analyses of the rings reveal how and when they were made — and whether they'll last.
Categories: Astronomy

Exoplanet's vaporized atmosphere reveals rare look at its rocky surface

Astronomy Magazine - Mon, 08/19/2019 - 04:00
Astronomers studied a rocky exoplanet 1.3 times as wide as Earth with 100 hours of Spitzer telescope time to find that it is probably a bare rock lacking any atmosphere.
Categories: Astronomy

Spitzer spots a sideways galaxy in infrared

Astronomy Magazine - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 04:00
The lightsaber looking galaxy lives 44 million lightyears away
Categories: Astronomy

The Sky This Week from August 16 to 25

Astronomy Magazine - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 04:00
Jupiter gleams on August evenings as it passes near a 10th-magnitude globular star cluster. At the opposite end of the night, Mercury shines brightly in morning twilight.
Categories: Astronomy

A massive star completely destroyed by a supernova is puzzling scientists

Astronomy Magazine - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 04:00
The death blast of a star some 200 times the mass of the Sun, challenges theories about how such massive stars die.
Categories: Astronomy

The windswept craters of Mars' Terra Cimmeria

Astronomy Magazine - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 04:00
New images provide clues about Mars' windy and watery past.
Categories: Astronomy

Jupiter may have been hit by a massive proto-planet long ago

Astronomy Magazine - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 04:00
NASA’s Juno mission revealed Jupiter’s “fuzzy” core, leading astronomers to theorize the gas giant was smacked by a Uranus-sized planet in its younger days.
Categories: Astronomy

ExoMars fails another parachute test, threatening 2020 mission

Astronomy Magazine - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 04:00
The joint ESA/Roscosmos mission to the Red Planet is set to launch in 2020, but a string of failed parachute tests may threaten that departure date.
Categories: Astronomy

New date for 'Late Heavy Bombardment' may change life's timeline on Earth

Astronomy Magazine - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 04:00
Our planet may have been last pummeled by asteroid impacts longer ago than previously thought, explaining why life began to form almost 4 billion years ago.
Categories: Astronomy

Supernova dust found hidden in antarctic snow

Astronomy Magazine - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 04:00
Astronomers melted 1,000 pounds of Antarctic snow and found iron that most likely fell to ground as Earth passed through a cloud of supernova debris.
Categories: Astronomy

Perseid meteor watch: Summer's prolific light show takes a hit

Astronomy Magazine - Mon, 08/12/2019 - 04:00
A bright Moon seriously hinders the Perseid meteor shower this year. The shower’s peak occurs the morning of August 13, just two days before Full Moon. On the 13th, the Moon sets around 4 a.m. local daylight time, and the first hints of twilight fire up the eastern horizon barely 15 minutes later. It’s still worth checking the skies in the hour or so before dawn, however, because the Perseids produce more of the extremely bright meteors known as fireballs than any other shower. For
Categories: Astronomy

Hubble captures dance of two merging galaxies

Astronomy Magazine - Mon, 08/12/2019 - 04:00
The iconic space telescope caught UGC 2369 as gravity pulls the galaxies together.
Categories: Astronomy

The origin of life: Not as coincidental as once thought?

Astronomy Magazine - Mon, 08/12/2019 - 04:00
Researchers find that membranes may have helped the building blocks of life come together.
Categories: Astronomy

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