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A non-profit plans to reopen the historic Yerkes Observatory

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 05:00

In the past 122 years, Yerkes has hosted three Nobel laureates, the world’s largest refracting telescope, and more than 170,000 photographic plates that led to countless discoveries.

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DESI will map millions of galaxies and reveal dark energy's history

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 05:00
The new robotic instrument, DESI, will map millions of galaxies and measure how fast they're moving. This dataset can tell astronomers how much dark energy exists and how that's changed.
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SpaceX and Boeing complete crucial tests for their crew capsules

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 05:00

The aerospace companies are readying for crewed missions to the International Space Station.

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Hubble reveals a galaxy in a cosmic city

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 05:00
Like NGC 1706, half of all galaxies live in some kind of group.
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First results: Voyager 2's recent pass into interstellar space

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 05:00
NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft crossed into interstellar space last November. Now, one year later, scientists have published the first results.
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The Sky This Week from November 1 to 10

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 04:00
With the Moon out of the predawn sky, this is a great week to hunt for the zodiacal light. Evening observers can catch Orion returning to prominence.
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These colliding galaxies paint a ghostly picture

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 04:00
Hubble’s snapshot of a “cosmic face” is actually a unique moment in time.
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DC-X: The NASA rocket that inspired SpaceX and Blue Origin

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 04:00
The Delta Clipper Experimental was a futuristic engine that pioneered vertical launch and landing, setting the stage for today's rocket designs.
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