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Dust storms brew over Mars

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 04:00
The European Space Agency's Mars Express orbiter captured images of dust storms swirling over Red Planet's northern ice cap.
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Atira asteroids: A strange family of space rocks that circle close to the Sun

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 04:00
A newly discovered asteroid named 2019 LF6, which orbits the Sun in just over 150 days, is shedding light on a mysterious class of asteroids known as Atira asteroids.
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Space radiation hasn't contributed to astronaut mortality — yet, study shows

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 04:00
An analysis of all living and dead astronauts and cosmonauts shows that radiation hasn't contributed meaningfully to their mortality rates.
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The Sky This Week from July 5 to 14

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 04:00
Saturn reaches opposition and peak visibility this week. The ringed world shines brightest, looms largest, and remains visible throughout these short nights.
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Astronomers peer into a super-Earth's atmosphere for first time

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 04:00
The atmosphere of GJ 3470 b is surprisingly simple, made of mostly hydrogen and helium.
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New photo captures Eta Carinae’s fireworks show

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 04:00

Hubble reveals a festive explosion and new information on the exploding star.

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The 2019 South American eclipse, as captured By those on the ground

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 04:00

After the July 2019 eclipse, many posted their photos, videos, thoughts, and feelings about it to social media.

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NASA selects 12 new lunar experiments in advance of human return

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 04:00
These new projects will launch to the Moon to test science and commercial possibilities in advance of NASA’s crewed venture slated for 2024.
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A second one-time fast radio burst has been traced back to its galaxy

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 04:00
A Milky Way-like galaxy nearly 8 billion years ago birthed the brief pulse of radio waves, further deepening the mystery of these strange cosmic signals.
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Made in space: Why Earth's industries might one day leave our planet

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 04:00
Resources from space could be the key to preserving our species and our home.
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NASA's Orion successfully completes final major flight test

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 04:00
On Tuesday, the flight abort safety test went off in clear weather and to full success, according to preliminary results.
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NASA preps for key Orion safety test tomorrow

Mon, 07/01/2019 - 04:00
An uncrewed mockup of the crew capsule will tomorrow test an abort system to pull it safely away from rocket boosters in the event of a launch failure.
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Here’s how to watch Tuesday’s total solar eclipse

Mon, 07/01/2019 - 04:00
Even if you won’t be standing in the path of totality, there are still plenty of ways to experience the eclipse online.
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Astronomers uncover hidden black holes in merging galaxies

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 04:00
A new survey has uncovered eight sets of two or even three feeding supermassive black holes as galaxies smash together.
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View the Whirlpool Galaxy in changing colors

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 04:00

These images of the famous pair of merging galaxies shows how different wavelengths of light reveal new details about our universe.

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A Chile afternoon in the Moon's shadow

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 04:00
Observers along a narrow track that crosses South America will witness darkness at midday July 2.
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Fungi can withstand the high radiation doses of outer space, scientists find

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 04:00
These two species of fungi could potentially survive space travel.
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White holes: Do black holes have mirror images?

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 04:00
These black hole opposites would spew energy, be impossible to enter, and might even answer some of the universe’s fundamental questions.
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The Sky This Week from June 28 to July 7

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 04:00
A total solar eclipse that cuts a narrow swath across South America highlights a week that also features glorious nighttime views of Jupiter and Saturn.
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NASA announces new Dragonfly drone mission to Titan

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 04:00
The dual-quadcopter drone will make dozens of flights across Saturn’s largest moon, studying its chemistry and looking for signs of past and present life.
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