Astronomy

Once the Spitzer Space Telescope is dead, what will take its place?

Astronomy Magazine - 13 hours 14 min ago
Infrared observing won’t go down with this flagship, but it will change.
Categories: Astronomy

A timeline of the Spitzer Space Telescope's 16 years of science

Astronomy Magazine - 13 hours 14 min ago
Spitzer has far outlived expectations, continuing to reveal the wonders of the universe even as its instruments began shutting down.
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What will happen to the Spitzer Space Telescope after it's retired?

Astronomy Magazine - Mon, 01/27/2020 - 05:00
Spitzer will be powered down this week. But what happens to the orbiting telescope now?
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The Sky This Week from January 24 to February 2

Astronomy Magazine - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 05:00
Brilliant Venus passes closer to distant Neptune than it has in 36 years, highlighting a week that features several outstanding celestial sights.
Categories: Astronomy

Skeptics of dark energy raise concerns, but remain outnumbered

Astronomy Magazine - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 05:00

Some scientists have been poking at the foundations of dark energy, but many say the concept remains on solid, if mysterious, ground.

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Celebrating the legacy of the Spitzer Space Telescope

Astronomy Magazine - Thu, 01/23/2020 - 05:00

The iconic space telescope is getting ready for its last few days of exploring the universe. 

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This super-bright supernova might be the result of colliding stars

Astronomy Magazine - Thu, 01/23/2020 - 05:00
The superluminous supernova SN 2006gy may have been the result of a small, dense white dwarf spiraling into the core of its giant stellar companion.
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The ancient Earth atmosphere may have been mostly carbon dioxide

Astronomy Magazine - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 05:00
Micrometeorites billions of years old provide a unique glimpse at our planet's atmospheric past.
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These are the universe's five strangest stars

Astronomy Magazine - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 05:00
Staggeringly huge, surprisingly small, and blisteringly fast — stars come in many sizes and flavors. Here are some of the strangest.
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Explore 12 great lunar targets

Astronomy Magazine - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 05:00

Sharpen your observing skills on the Moon's craters, lava flows, and an elusive letter X.

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Meteorite impact 2 billion years ago may have ended an ice age

Astronomy Magazine - Tue, 01/21/2020 - 05:00
The Australian crater Yarrabubba is the oldest known on Earth, according to new measurements, and it might be linked to the end of a “Snowball Earth” ice age.
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You can help name NASA's Mars 2020 rover

Astronomy Magazine - Tue, 01/21/2020 - 05:00
Voting is now open on nine entries submitted by school-age children across the U.S.
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The two main types of exoplanets: Small and rocky or big and gassy

Astronomy Magazine - Tue, 01/21/2020 - 05:00
An astrophysicist explains why planets only come in two main flavors.
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Making air from Moon dust: Scientists create a prototype oxygen plant

Astronomy Magazine - Tue, 01/21/2020 - 05:00
Scientists have created a prototype "lunar oxygen plant" by testing a method for extracting oxygen from imitation Moon rocks that could be invaluable for lunar settlements.
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SpaceX completed its last test before bringing astronauts to space

Astronomy Magazine - Mon, 01/20/2020 - 05:00
A successful test of the abort system means the spaceflight company is on the verge of sending humans into space.
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New high-energy gamma-ray sources found in the galaxy

Astronomy Magazine - Mon, 01/20/2020 - 05:00
The finding may help physicists better understand where cosmic rays — energetic particles that permeate the universe — come from.
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The Sky This Week from January 17 to 26

Astronomy Magazine - Fri, 01/17/2020 - 05:00
While a crescent Moon passes near three planets this week, Venus has a rare close meeting with Neptune.
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Four strange new objects found around the Milky Way's huge black hole

Astronomy Magazine - Fri, 01/17/2020 - 05:00
The dust-shrouded objects may be binary stars merging as they orbit the supermassive black hole in our galaxy's core.
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Second terrestrial planet found around closest star to the Sun

Astronomy Magazine - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 05:00
Located just 4.2 light-years away, the star Proxima Centauri now has both an Earth-like world in its habitable zone and a more distant super-Earth.
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NASA will broadcast final spacewalk to repair AMS

Astronomy Magazine - Tue, 01/14/2020 - 05:00
The next three spacewalks will complete fixes to the space station’s solar panels and Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer particle detector.
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