Astronomy

This is where stardust comes from

Astronomy Magazine - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 11:00

Astronomers have spotted dust from some of the universe’s earliest supernovae, which are responsible for the elements in our Sun and solar system today.  The answer is not Joni Mitchell.

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Kepler provides more information about TRAPPIST-1

Astronomy Magazine - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 05:00
The spacecraft gives us another look at our cool new neighbor.
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Pulsars may be churning out small reserves of antimatter

Astronomy Magazine - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 05:00

Long purported as possible proof of dark matter, an observed excess of antimatter might actually be due to pulsars instead.


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The Europa mission just got a new name. You will definitely guess what it is.

Astronomy Magazine - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 05:00
The mission once tentatively called the Europa Clipper is now OFFICIALLY called the Europa Clipper.
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Meet the first African-American crew member of the ISS

Astronomy Magazine - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 05:00
Jeanette Epps will launch into history next year.
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A tiny little asteroid came incredibly close to Earth last week

Astronomy Magazine - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 05:00
It won’t visit again for a very long time.
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Planetary scientists are turning up volcanoes everywhere they look

Astronomy Magazine - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 05:00
… including comets.
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Researchers release the most meticulous map of dark matter ever

Astronomy Magazine - Fri, 03/03/2017 - 05:00
We don’t know what it is, but thanks to these maps, we know where it is.
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NASA orbiter misses collision with Phobos

Astronomy Magazine - Fri, 03/03/2017 - 05:00
An unplanned maneuver helped save MAVEN from certain death.
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Incredible Stories from Space (Robots): an interview with Nancy Atkinson

Astronomy Magazine - Thu, 03/02/2017 - 05:00

This book takes a look inside some of NASA’s most iconic missions and the people that make them tick.

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Asteroids are splitting in half and growing tails

Astronomy Magazine - Thu, 03/02/2017 - 05:00
Some of these asteroids are not like the others.
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