Astronomy

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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Black holes sing, but only in X-ray

Astronomy Magazine - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 04:00
Astronomers have finally found evidence of “high-pitched” singing black holes.
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The scratches on Mars’ surface were not made by water’s harsh touch

Astronomy Magazine - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 04:00
Liquid water was likely not the culprit for forming the gullies on Mars.
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This team hopes to find "another Earth" around Alpha Centauri

Astronomy Magazine - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 04:00
A project dedicated to answering the question, are we alone in the universe?
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