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SpaceX releases 60 more Starlink satellites to orbit

10 hours 54 min ago

The satellites might provide internet to the world one day, but they’re a subject of controversy in the world of astronomy.

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How could we find a wormhole hiding in the Milky Way?

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 05:00
A wormhole is a hypothetical concept that connects two separate areas of space-time. But if the Milky Way has one, we might be able to detect it by looking for oddly orbiting stars near it.
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What it takes to be a space pilot

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 05:00
With the expansion of commercial space exploration, more pilots will be needed. Here's how they get the job.
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The Sky This Week from November 8 to 17

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 05:00
A rare transit of Mercury across the face of the Sun highlights a week that also features a Full Moon and the peak of the annual Leonid meteor shower.
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A rocky planet in this weird star system would have stunning skies

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 05:00
Every 75 years, skygazers on a hypothetical rocky planet in this solar system would see a giant planet appear 15 times brighter than Venus is in Earth’s sky.
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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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The Sky This Week from October 25 to November 3

Fri, 10/25/2019 - 04:00
The ice giant world Uranus reaches its peak at opposition this week, while the Moon points the way to Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn.
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NASA’s sending a rover to the Moon to find water for astronauts

Fri, 10/25/2019 - 04:00
The VIPER rover's findings will help NASA choose where to send astronauts as part of the Artemis program aimed at putting humans back on the moon to stay.
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This monster galaxy made stars hundreds of times faster than the Milky Way

Fri, 10/25/2019 - 04:00
Astronomers accidentally discovered a galaxy as it existed just 1 billion years after the Big Bang. It was already forming hundreds of stars each year.
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Dark matter makes these 'super spiral' galaxies spin surprisingly fast

Wed, 10/23/2019 - 04:00
The new storm doesn't fit into the two known kinds of tempests that regularly sweep through the ringed planet's atmosphere.
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Astronomy magazine launches its new Space & Beyond subscription box

Wed, 10/23/2019 - 04:00
Now available: Bring the wonders of the universe into your home today.
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Did colliding space rocks change the climate for ancient humans?

Wed, 10/23/2019 - 04:00
Scientists recently found new evidence that an extraterrestrial collision 12,800 years ago may have triggered a period of abrupt climate change known as the Younger Dryas.
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A new kind of storm appears on Saturn, puzzling astronomers

Wed, 10/23/2019 - 04:00
The new addition doesn't fit into the two known kinds of tempests that regularly sweep through the ringed planet's atmosphere.
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