Astronomy

Second ExoMars mission moves to next launch opportunity in 2020

Astronomy Magazine - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 04:00
The mission’s board concluded that, taking into account the delays in European and Russian industrial activities and deliveries of the scientific payload, a launch in 2020 would be the best solution.
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Although boiling, water does shape martian terrain

Astronomy Magazine - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 04:00
A team of scientists has now shown that even though water that emerges onto the surface of Mars immediately begins to boil, it creates an unstable turbulent flow that can eject sediment and cause dry avalanches.
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Three potentially habitable worlds found around nearby ultracool dwarf star

Astronomy Magazine - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 04:00
These worlds have sizes and temperatures similar to those of Venus and Earth and are the best targets found so far for the search for life outside the solar system.
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An asteroid got knocked into a cometary orbit long ago

Astronomy Magazine - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 17:00
From asteroid belt to Oort Cloud, C/2014 S3 may be an important relic of the early solar system.
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Powerful winds spotted from mysterious X-ray binaries

Astronomy Magazine - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 04:00
The XMM-Newton satellite has discovered gas streaming away at a quarter of the speed of light from bright X-ray binaries in two nearby galaxies.
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Fermi helps link cosmic neutrino to blazar blast

Astronomy Magazine - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 04:00
NASA's Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope helped astronomers connect a blazar's outburst to Big Bird, one of the most powerful neutrino events ever detected.
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Astronomers Spy a Massive Supernova in a Nearby Galaxy

Astronomy Magazine - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 15:00
A giant star that exploded 30 million years ago in a galaxy near Earth had a radius prior to going supernova that was 200 times larger than our sun, according to astrophysicists at Southern Methodist University, Dallas. The sudden blast hurled material outward from the star at a speed of 10,000 kilometers a second. That's equivalent to 36 million kilometers an hour or 22.4 million miles an hour, said SMU physicist Govinda Dhungana, lead author on the new analysis. The comprehensive analysis of t
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