Astronomy

Is the Moon's mantle wet?

Astronomy Magazine - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 04:00
New studies of volcanic deposits indicate our satellite’s interior contains more water than we thought.
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NASA unveils detailed maps and flyby videos for New Horizons anniversary.

Astronomy Magazine - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 04:00

Now you can relive the historic flyby with these releases.

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Ending all life on Earth would take a pretty big object

Astronomy Magazine - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 04:00
Like, say, a large asteroid or dwarf planet.
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Making Contact: Jill Tarter and the SETI Search

Astronomy Magazine - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 04:00
A new book explores the famed astronomer’s career and lifetime of searching the skies.
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"Alien megastructure" star may be a sign of a dying world

Astronomy Magazine - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 04:00
Or, what disintegrating planets tell us about solar system formation.
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The hunt is on for planets around some of our closest neighboring stars

Astronomy Magazine - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 04:00
Keep your eyes on the skies with the Red Dots team.
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We’ve just found one of the brightest star-forming galaxies yet

Astronomy Magazine - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 04:00
This distant galaxy is a thousand times brighter than our own.
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Now is your chance to fund a groundbreaking SETI project

Astronomy Magazine - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 04:00
Laser SETI will be the first all-sky-all-the-time SETI survey.
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Juno gets up close and personal with Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

Astronomy Magazine - Fri, 07/14/2017 - 04:00
You won’t want to miss the best pictures we’ve ever taken of this Earth-sized storm.
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Shifting ice on Jupiter’s moon could probe its interior

Astronomy Magazine - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 04:00
Why planetary scientists want to capture the sounds of an icy world.
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Help find exoplanets with EVE Online

Astronomy Magazine - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 04:00
Now you can find exoplanets while playing an online game.
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New exoplanet challenges formation models

Astronomy Magazine - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 04:00
Take a closer look at the fast-spinning system that spawned an exoplanet we can image… but don’t understand.
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Astronomers just discovered the smallest star ever

Astronomy Magazine - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 04:00
While on the search for exoplanets, the team came across this tiny companion.
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These free-range planets rove around in a pair

Astronomy Magazine - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 04:00
It’s basically a solar system without a sun.
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An oddball planet has astronomers scratching their heads

Astronomy Magazine - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 04:00
The star too swift … the planet too far … so far, this system doesn’t make much sense.
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Our nearest neighboring planet may have a sister world

Astronomy Magazine - Fri, 07/07/2017 - 04:00
Proxima Centauri b may not be alone out there. The 2016 announcement of Proxima Centauri b was a watershed moment in exoplanet research. Not only had researchers found a potentially habitable Earth-mass planet, but it was at the nearest star to Earth. This means it could be one of the easiest systems to study using future telescopes. But researchers are now looking into some promising signals suggesting there are more planets lurking in the system. Indeed, such a companion was suggested in the i
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Mars may be more toxic to life than we thought

Astronomy Magazine - Fri, 07/07/2017 - 04:00
Life on Mars … does it exist? Depending on when you last checked in with news about the Red Planet, you could probably be convinced either way. As we discover more and more about the composition and planetary dynamics of Mars, there has been cause for both elation and disappointment regarding the likelihood that organic life could manage to eke out a living on the planet. The pendulum swung back toward the “no” side today with the release of a study examining how a special kin
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Astronomers find two classes of gas giant planets

Astronomy Magazine - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 04:00
Evidence indicates giant planets form differently depending on their mass.
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Brown dwarfs are as plentiful as stars

Astronomy Magazine - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 04:00
A new survey suggests that there may be one failed star for every successful one out there.
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NASA releases stunning views of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

Astronomy Magazine - Mon, 07/03/2017 - 04:00
As Juno prepares for an up-close look at Jupiter’s giant storm, astronomers are supplementing their knowledge with Earth-based observations.
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