Astronomy

Opaline silica could give evidence to past life on Mars

Astronomy Magazine - Wed, 11/23/2016 - 05:00
If theories are correct, this could be a huge discovery
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The impossible’ EmDrive Thruster has cleared its first credibility hurdle

Astronomy Magazine - Tue, 11/22/2016 - 05:00
After years of unwarranted hype and dubious experimental claims, the EmDrive received its first peer-reviewed paper.
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Researchers discovered faint dwarf satellite galaxy in the Milky Way

Astronomy Magazine - Tue, 11/22/2016 - 05:00
This discovery could bring us a step closer to understanding how galaxies form
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We may need to pump the brakes on water on Mars theories

Astronomy Magazine - Mon, 11/21/2016 - 05:00
New research suggests an environment too dry beyond simple water vapor to exist.
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Geological activity keeps Ceres’ salty spots bright

Astronomy Magazine - Mon, 11/21/2016 - 05:00
The largest object in the asteroid belt is a crash course in weird dwarf planet behaviors.
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The new search for alien intelligence

Astronomy Magazine - Mon, 11/21/2016 - 05:00
Hunting for ET now involves Dyson spheres, infrared signals, and laser communications. It’s definitely not your father’s method for locating cosmic intelligence
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GOES-R satellite will launch tomorrow

Astronomy Magazine - Fri, 11/18/2016 - 05:00
Most advanced geostationary weather satellite is ready to launch
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Newest fast radio burst hints at makeup of the cosmic web

Astronomy Magazine - Thu, 11/17/2016 - 18:00
What FRBs can teach us about the universe
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Doomsday dinosaur crater could have sheltered life

Astronomy Magazine - Thu, 11/17/2016 - 05:00
The same sort of cataclysmic impact that wiped out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago could have provided a refuge for life early in Earth’s history, when space rocks regularly pummeled the planet. That’s the finding of a group of researchers who’ve just completed the first scientific analysis of rock cores collected from the central part of the Chicxulub impact crater off the coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. This spring, an international team used an offshore drill
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Kepler 11145123 attained a new status

Astronomy Magazine - Thu, 11/17/2016 - 05:00
This distant star is much different from others
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Scientists found a valley on Mercury

Astronomy Magazine - Wed, 11/16/2016 - 05:00
This valley may have been formed in a very Earth-like way
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New trailer for Hidden Figures will pull on your heartstrings

Astronomy Magazine - Wed, 11/16/2016 - 05:00
Trailer shows what the women go through to achieve the impossible
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A Subsurface Ocean May Give Pluto a Heavy Heart

Astronomy Magazine - Wed, 11/16/2016 - 05:00
Pluto may be the latest place in the solar system to show evidence of liquid water.
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Project Blue kicks off citizen-driven campaign

Astronomy Magazine - Tue, 11/15/2016 - 05:00
The team’s Kickstarter campaign could contribute to a historic effort
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‘Ice cauldrons’ could tells us if there’s life on Mars

Astronomy Magazine - Tue, 11/15/2016 - 05:00
These craters be a key ingredient in Martian life
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3D models shed some light on Beagle 2 lander’s fate, but questions remain

Astronomy Magazine - Mon, 11/14/2016 - 05:00
How engineers are investigating from 34 million miles away
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The woman who named the moon and clocked variable stars

Astronomy Magazine - Mon, 11/14/2016 - 05:00
Mary Adela Blagg was a talented astronomer in two fields, but her work has been forgotten.
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