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Why we need to get back to Venus

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 04:00
This hot, acidic neighbor with its surface veiled in thick clouds hasn't benefited from the attention showered on Mars and the Moon. But Venus may offer insights into the fate of the Earth.
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The Sky This Week from September 20 to 29

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 04:00
As summer turns to fall, the giant planets of the outer solar system take center stage.
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Why are we still debating the age of Saturn’s rings?

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 04:00
One of the solar system’s most recognized planets is still one of the most mysterious.
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Giant volcano on Jupiter's moon Io could erupt any second

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 04:00
The Loki volcano on Jupiter's moon Io will likely see an eruption very soon.
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Hubble spots a dim dark matter-rich galaxy

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 04:00
Some 30 million light-years from Earth, a faint monster lurks in the constellation Cetus the Whale.
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Shredded exomoon may explain weird behavior of Tabby’s Star

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 04:00

Tabby's star may have kidnapped an icy “exomoon” from its parent planet and brought it close in, where the world evaporated, creating dust and debris.

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Colliding asteroids may have caused an ancient ice age

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 04:00

Though the collision occurred in space, it dumped thousands of times more dust than usual into Earth's atmosphere for millions of years, leading to a gradual global cool-down.

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NASA CubeSat will test lunar space station orbit

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 04:00
The space agency hopes Lunar Gateway can serve as a jumping off point for exploring the Moon. First, NASA plans to test out the space station’s intended orbit.
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Early results hint newfound interstellar comet is 'very red'

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 04:00
Although it came from another star, astronomers say the latest interstellar interloper shares some striking similarities with comets from our own solar system.
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The Sky This Week from September 13 to 22

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 04:00
The Harvest Moon coincides with Friday the 13th this year, but the nearly Full Moon will dominate the evening sky for the next several days.
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Hubble sheds new light on lives of star clusters

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 04:00
A new look at the Large Magellanic Cloud is helping astronomers better understand how groups of stars evolve.
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Astronomers may have just discovered an interstellar comet visiting our solar system

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 04:00
Astronomers are increasingly confident that a newly discovered comet is a visitor from another solar system, making it the second known interstellar object.
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Giant bubbles spotted rushing out from Milky Way’s center

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 04:00
Astronomers have just discovered two giant radio bubbles blowing out from the Milky Way's galactic center.
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Water found in habitable super-Earth's atmosphere for first time

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 04:00
Orbiting around a relatively docile red dwarf star, the exoplanet is "the best candidate for habitability that we know right now."
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Explosions may have formed lakes on Saturn's moon Titan

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 04:00
Climate change on Saturn's moon Titan may have caused liquid nitrogen pockets to explode, forming craters that filled with liquid hydrocarbons.
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Astronauts mix cement on ISS, pave way for future space colonies

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 04:00
By successfully mixing cement in space for the first time, researchers have taken a small step toward building structures on other worlds, such as the Moon and Mars.

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Get outside and see Neptune at its best

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 04:00

The ice giant world reaches peak visibility in September. 

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How an underwater mission helps NASA prep for Moon life

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 04:00

A recent NASA mission sent aquanauts underwater for nine days to replicate what life might be like on a lunar colony. 

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India still trying to contact its lost Moon lander

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 04:00

The Virkam lander lost contact with Earth just as it neared touchdown on the moon

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Astronomers can't agree on galaxies without dark matter

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 04:00

The discovery of two ghostly galaxies devoid of dark matter created quite a stir in the astronomical community. But the jury's still out on what's really going on.

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