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New observations reveal a lunar orbiter’s final resting place

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 04:00
Our Moon is a graveyard of satellite crash sites, including the demise of SMART-1.
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There might be a fast radio burst every second

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 04:00
The sky could be filled with brief blasts of energy that will help reveal the universe in greater detail.
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Is our galaxy normal?

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 04:00
The SAGA Survey is studying Milky Way siblings to find out.
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Dust devils toss their dust skyward on Earth and Mars

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 04:00
These whirlwinds can affect climate at home and on the Red Planet.
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Could we survive without our planet?

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 04:00
Leaving Earth means learning how to produce necessities like food, water, and oxygen.
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Cassini meets its end

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 04:00
A chapter in the exploration of the outer solar system ends. Hopefully, it will someday resume.
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Goodbye, Cassini

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 04:00
Counting down the final moments of Saturn’s epic spacecraft.
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Cassini’s final hours by the numbers

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 04:00
With a day and a half to go until Cassini’s demise, here’s what you need to know about the intrepid spacecraft.
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New Horizons is awake again

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 04:00
It’s time to test the spacecraft’s systems as it flies deeper into the Kuiper Belt.
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If aliens exist on other worlds, they could spy on us

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 04:00
I always feel like, somebody’s watchin’ me...
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Uranus is a dangerous place for its moons

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 04:00
In a few million years, things are going to get ugly.
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Astronomers find the best evidence yet for a midsized black hole

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 04:00
A cloud of gas in our galaxy’s center might house this long-sought-after object.
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NASA’s SDO catches the brightest solar flare in over a decade

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 04:00
Our Sun threw out two large flares the morning of September 6, and it may not be done.
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The single strange repeating fast radio burst is at it again

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 04:00
Astronomers observed 15 new pulses from this mysterious source — now at higher frequencies than ever before.
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There may be a fighting chance for TRAPPIST-1’s planet habitability

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 04:00

Ultraviolet radiation reaches the outer planets, improving the chances for liquid water.

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NASA may make a mechanical computer to navigate Venus’ surface

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 04:00

21st century, meet IRL steampunk.

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Asteroid Florence will pass safely by Earth

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 04:00
Keep an eye out for the asteroid on Friday.
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Astronomers recover a lost nova

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 04:00
First observed 600 years ago, this binary system is providing vital clues to how novae work.
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How I salvaged materials to build a great eclipse scope

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 04:00
A little trash picking, a little scrap scrounging, and some father-son elbow grease turned a hunk of junk telescope into an eclipse machine.
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HiOptic Photography's Great American Eclipse

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 04:00
This video of the eclipse from Gallatin, Tennessee, offers a great look back at totality.
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