Astronomy

When did the lights turn on in the universe?

Astronomy Magazine - Mon, 08/08/2016 - 04:00
The universe lived through a prolonged "Dark Ages" until hydrogen reionized. Now, researchers are closer to figuring out when that happened.
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Ancient evaporating lakes formed veins on Mars

Astronomy Magazine - Fri, 08/05/2016 - 04:00
Martian veins at Yellowknife Bay at Gale Crater are evidence of ancient water on the Red Planet.
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Perseid meteor shower set for its best show in nearly 20 years

Astronomy Magazine - Fri, 08/05/2016 - 04:00

You can expect to see up to 150 'shooting stars' per hour when 2016’s best meteor shower peaks the night of August 11/12.

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This ESA video shows how hard it is to orbit a comet

Astronomy Magazine - Fri, 08/05/2016 - 04:00
Rosetta was a rousing success. Here's why that was quite an accomplishment.
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The first private spaceflight company is cleared for a moon landing

Astronomy Magazine - Thu, 08/04/2016 - 04:00
A private spaceflight company, Moon Express, received approval to land on the Moon.
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Here's how we might survive the destruction of Earth

Astronomy Magazine - Thu, 08/04/2016 - 04:00
Neal Stephenson is here to tell you about preparing for the biggest emergency.
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Io has a unique collapsing atmosphere

Astronomy Magazine - Wed, 08/03/2016 - 04:00
Jupiter’s closest moon, Io, has an atmosphere that collapses when it is eclipsed by the gas giant.
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Dawn got a peak at why lies beneath Ceres' surface

Astronomy Magazine - Wed, 08/03/2016 - 04:00
A new study reveals what lies deep inside the dwarf planet, Ceres.
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Could life on Earth have occurred prematurely?

Astronomy Magazine - Tue, 08/02/2016 - 04:00
A new study suggests that present-day life appeared early.
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Astronomers found a large void of young stars in the Milky Way

Astronomy Magazine - Tue, 08/02/2016 - 04:00
There is a surprising lack of Cepheid Variable stars in the center of our Milky Way galaxy.
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Distant hissing tells of a famous exploded star’s past

Astronomy Magazine - Tue, 08/02/2016 - 04:00
Radio astronomy reveals millions of years of the supernova remnant 1987A’s life.
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Juno is at a crossroads as it prepares to finish a capture orbit

Astronomy Magazine - Mon, 08/01/2016 - 04:00
The spacecraft will soon get to test its instruments before its science phase begins.
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Maybe black holes really can destroy the world

Astronomy Magazine - Mon, 08/01/2016 - 04:00
Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) really could kill us all from light-years away, but don't fret too hard yet.
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How does Mars rover Curiosity's new AI system work?

Astronomy Magazine - Mon, 08/01/2016 - 04:00
NASA upgraded Curiosity with computer vision, letting it choose interesting rocks on its own.
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