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Mars cubesats fall silent...
The twin cubesats that played a key role in NASA's most recent Mars lander mission have been out of contact with the Earth for more than a month, suggesting their trailblazing mission has come to an end. SpaceNews.com
By ceres on 2019-02-06 15:32 UTC
First Look: Elon Musk Teases SpaceX's Bold New Raptor Rocket...
Elon Musk posted four tweets last night demonstrating the new Raptor rocket engine. SpaceX engineers have been hard at work finalizing the next-generation rocket technology that will eventually power trips for the exploration of Mars. Musk Tweets Proof of
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-02-04 21:02 UTC
Eta Carinae is Getting Brighter Because a Dust Cloud was Blocking our View...
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A new study by an international team reveals that Eta Carinae will soon be so bright that we won't be able to see its famous nebula anymore. The post Eta Carinae is Getting Brighter Because a Dust Cloud was Blocking our View appeared first on Universe
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-02-03 05:56 UTC
Hubble Ultra Deep Field: Scientist Generate Deepest Space Image Ever...
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The Hubble Space Telescope has produced some of the most stunning glimpses of distant objects mankind has ever laid eyes on, but one particular image has repeatedly wowed researchers and continues ...
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-01-30 23:35 UTC
Tiny Object Found at the Edge of the Solar System for the First Time. A Kuiper Belt Object that's Only 2.6 km Across...
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The Kuiper Belt, or the Edgeworth-Kuiper Belt, is home to ancient rocks. Kuiper Belt Objects, or KBOs, are remnants of the early planet-formation days of our Solar System. Small KBOs, in the 1 km. diameter range, have been theorized about for decades, but
By ceres on 2019-01-29 23:49 UTC
2014 MU69: New Horizons' 'Snowman' in the Kuiper Belt...
New Horizons' historic flyby of the KBO 2014 MU69, or Ultima Thule, is revealing incredible insights about the birth of the solar system.
By ceres on 2019-01-29 23:49 UTC
No Planet Nine? Weird Orbits of Distant Objects May Have Different Explanation...
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The weirdly clustered orbits of some far-flung bodies in our solar system can be explained without invoking a big, undiscovered "Planet Nine," a new study suggests.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-01-22 01:47 UTC
Watch Japan Launch a Meteor-Shower-Making Mini-Satellite and More Tonight!...
A Japanese Epsilon rocket will launch a suite of seven experimental satellites this evening (Jan. 17), including one little cubesat that will test out creating artificial meteors.
By ceres on 2019-01-18 01:38 UTC
Astronomers Aren't Pleased About a Russian Plan to Put Billboards in Space...
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It was bound to happen. While the rest of us look up at the night sky, and wonder at what we're seeing, ponder how it all fits together, and strain ourselves trying to understand how our origins are intertwined with all that we see, others don't.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-01-18 01:12 UTC
China's moon lander sprouted a plant, but now it's dead...
The Chang'e 4 lander's biosphere habitat hosted a short-lived cotton-growing experiment.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-01-16 00:17 UTC
In the 2020s, China aims to lay groundwork for a moon base — plus missions to Mars...
Flush from the success of the world's first rover mission to the moon's far side, Chinese space officials said today that they're planning robotic trips to the lunar south pole to prepare the way for a crewed moon base. The officials discussed
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-01-15 02:08 UTC
NASA asteroid WARNING: 460ft asteroid discovered last month headed for Earth TOMORROW...
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A MONSTER asteroid discovered by radars only one month ago will cross path's with Earth's orbit tomorrow morning, NASA has revealed.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-01-13 19:24 UTC
Scientists Find 13 Mysterious Deep-Space Flashes, Including 2nd Known 'Repeater'...
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Astronomers have spotted 13 more mysterious fast radio bursts, including the second repeating source of these extragalactic light flashes ever discovered.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-01-10 08:27 UTC
Distant, Possibly Habitable Planet Spotted by Citizen Scientists...
Citizen scientists unveiled a distant exoplanet that is believed to be roughly twice the size of Earth and located within its star's habitable zone.
By ceres on 2019-01-09 18:07 UTC
A Wild 'Interstellar Probe' Mission Idea Is Gaining Momentum...
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The proposed "Interstellar Probe" mission would aim to reach 90 billion miles (145 billion kilometers) from the sun, pushing the limits of engineering know-how and space technology.
By ceres on 2019-01-09 18:07 UTC
Chang'e-4 returns first images from lunar farside following historic landing...
China's Chang'e-4 spacecraft made the historic first ever soft-landing on the far side of the moon Wednesday in a mission aims to reveal clues to the history of the solar system and paving the way for future exploration. SpaceNews.com
By ceres on 2019-01-03 16:42 UTC
Record Breaker! NASA Probe Slips into Orbit Around Asteroid Bennu...
NASA's asteroid-sampling OSIRIS-REx probe has begun circling its space-rock target, setting a new record for the smallest body ever orbited by a spacecraft.
By ceres on 2019-01-01 01:58 UTC
NASA's New Horizons Spies Elongated Target Ultima Thule Ahead of Flyby...
The latest New Horizons image of the Kuiper Belt object Ultima Thule reveals its elongated shape. The team is expecting the images that will come down in the coming days to be far more intricate, with the most-detailed image being distributed on Thursday (Jan. 3).
By ceres on 2019-01-01 01:56 UTC
President Trump Issues Order to Create US Space Command...
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President Trump on Tuesday directed the Department of Defense to establish a U.S. Space Command as a unified combatant command.
By ceres on 2018-12-19 18:07 UTC
Just discovered! "Farout", the Farthest Object Ever Seen in the Solar System...
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Astronomers have discovered a distant body that's more than 100 times farther from the Sun than Earth is. Its provisional designation is 2018 VG18, but they've nicknamed the planet "Farout." Farout is the most distant body ever observed in
By ceres on 2018-12-18 04:23 UTC
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