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20 new moons discovered orbiting Saturn

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 04:00
Saturn now has 82 moons, knocking Jupiter down to second place in the moon count.
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Baby stars found twisting planet-forming disks into a pretzel

Fri, 10/04/2019 - 04:00

Thanks to this unprecedented look into the early lives of binary stars, researchers have gotten a glimpse into the complex formation of the most common stellar setup.

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The Sky This Week from October 4 to 13

Fri, 10/04/2019 - 04:00
A Full Moon rules the early evening sky at the end of this week, while Saturn dominates the telescopic realm as its shadow gives the ringed planet a distinct 3D look.
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NASA paying four companies to learn how to make fuel on the Moon

Thu, 10/03/2019 - 04:00
The space agency is dishing out almost $20 million to research creating rocket fuel from material found on the Moon and Mars.
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The Andromeda Galaxy has swallowed up multiple dwarf galaxies, study finds

Thu, 10/03/2019 - 04:00
Our neighborhood's largest galaxy may have recently enjoyed multiple all-you-can-eat buffets.
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Hundreds of rogue planets could be discovered with upcoming space telescopes

Wed, 10/02/2019 - 04:00
Wandering worlds that have been kicked out of their star systems are prime targets just waiting to be found.
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NASA poised for record breaking number of spacewalks

Wed, 10/02/2019 - 04:00
The first in a planned series of 10 spacewalks will kick off on October 6.
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Planet Nine may be a black hole the size of a baseball

Tue, 10/01/2019 - 04:00
A slew of oddly orbiting objects indicates a massive planet is hiding in the outer solar system. But one group of astronomers says it might be a tiny black hole instead.
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Five takeaways from Elon Musk’s SpaceX Starship update

Tue, 10/01/2019 - 04:00
The private rocket company laid out a handful of groundbreaking plans over the weekend.
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How long will the Hubble Space Telescope last?

Tue, 10/01/2019 - 04:00
Our premier space telescope is getting up there in years, but it could have many more left.
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Astronomers expect to discover many more interstellar objects

Tue, 10/01/2019 - 04:00
With the completion of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope just beyond the horizon, astronomers are expecting to soon spot many more visitors from other stars.
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The oldest discovered cluster of galaxies is revealing the early universe

Fri, 09/27/2019 - 04:00
Galaxies like to group together. Looking far back in time, astronomers have found one such cluster just beginning to form.
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Elon Musk to give Starship update on Saturday

Fri, 09/27/2019 - 04:00

The SpaceX creator will give an update on the next generation of spacecraft.

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The Sky This Week from September 27 to October 6

Fri, 09/27/2019 - 04:00
The waxing Moon passes near both Jupiter and Saturn this week, while leaving the early morning hours Moon-free for great views of the ethereal zodiacal light.
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Astronomers just watched a black hole shred a star

Thu, 09/26/2019 - 04:00
NASA's newest planet-hunting mission recently got more than it bargained for when it spotted not a new world, but the death of a distant star.
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Weirdly giant planet found around tiny star defies expectations

Thu, 09/26/2019 - 04:00
The massive planet, which shouldn't exist based on current theories, is prompting astronomers to revisit their models for planetary formation.
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We could feed one million people living in colonies on Mars

Wed, 09/25/2019 - 04:00

With bugs, algae and other resource-efficient foods we could feed one million people on Mars within a century of arriving there. Scientists even invented a martian diet.

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What’s Hotter Than the Surface of the Sun? The Solar Corona

Wed, 09/25/2019 - 04:00
The Sun’s tenuous upper atmosphere is extremely hot, and extremely mysterious.
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'Orbital Gateway' guides some comets into inner solar system

Tue, 09/24/2019 - 04:00
A strange class of objects called Centaurs typically hang out between Jupiter and Neptune. But sometimes they can take a path that leads them right into Earth's neighborhood.
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Watch Live: Expedition 61 to blast off to the ISS

Tue, 09/24/2019 - 04:00

The first astronaut from the United Arab Emirates will be a part of the upcoming mission.

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