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Description The study of exoplanets has matured considerably in the last ten years. During this time, the majority of the over 4000 exoplanets that are currently known to us were discovered. It was also during this time that the process has started to shift from the process of discovery to characterization. Wha

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Updated 22 August 2019

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Description RUSSIA'S space agency has sent an eerie human-like robot into space. Nicknamed Fedor, the space-faring bot has the ability to drink and drive – and is now making his way to the International Space Station.

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Updated 22 August 2019

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Description AN INFLATABLE habitat that could one day carry astronauts to Mars has been unveiled by space scientists. Aerospace giant Sierra Nevada Corporation showed off the squishy space palace at Nasa HQ this week, and says it can carry up to four astronauts to other worlds.

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Updated 22 August 2019

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Description Scientists expected to see fine particles and dust on the surface of the near-Earth asteroid.

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Updated 22 August 2019

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Description A Russian humanoid robot was making its way on Thursday to the International Space Station after blasting off on a two-week mission to support the crew and test his skills.

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Updated 22 August 2019

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Description China created a satellite for secure distribution of keys for encrypted data. The hope was that this would enable totally secure unbreakable transmission of the keys for coded data....

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Updated 22 August 2019

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Description The "lungs of the planet" are burning.

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Updated 22 August 2019

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Description INSTANT vaporisation is the fate for anyone that gets hit by "doomsday" asteroid Bennu – a space rock Nasa warns could hit us in around 200 years. Astrophysicists have revealed to The Sun what it would feel like for blitzed onlookers watching the 1,600-foot rock's impact from around the world.

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Updated 22 August 2019

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Description The United States Space Command will officially be up and running by the end of the month, Vice President Mike Pence said today (Aug. 20) at a meeting of the National Space Council.

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Updated 22 August 2019

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Description As Leonardo da Vinci once said, “Myspace was never finished, only abandoned.”

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Updated 22 August 2019

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Description Amazon rainforest fires are filling the Brazilian sky with smoke, and NASA says the number of fires in the region this year may have set a new record.

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Updated 22 August 2019

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Description Cosmologists can’t agree on how fast the universe is expanding because the two different methods they use to find out give distinctly different results. Now a third method involving gravitational waves is looking more promising, and it could help break the deadlock. Gravitational waves are the minuscule ripples in space-time that were discovered in 2015 by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, better known as LIGO. They are produced when gigantic objects like black holes or neutron stars smash together. … Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2214225-gravitational-waves-could-settle-mystery-of-the-universes-expansion/#ixzz5xKyDqSl8

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Updated 22 August 2019

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Description The Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 has also been refreshed to offer the latest CPUs, and it is already available at $999 on the company website. It comes with a 13.4-inch touch display, up to 512GB SSD, up to 16GB RAM, and Intel Iris Plus Graphics.

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Updated 22 August 2019

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Description SpaceX CEO Elon Musk suggested that "thousands of solar reflector satellites" could be used to warm up the surface of Mars.

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Updated 21 August 2019

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Description The U.S. Space Command, the military's 11th united combatant command, will launch next week, according to Mike Pence's announcement.

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Updated 21 August 2019

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Description This artist’s illustration depicts the exoplanet LHS 3844b, which is 1.3 times the mass of Earth and orbits an M dwarf star. The planet’s surface may be covered mostly in dark lava rock, with no apparent atmosphere, according to observations by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (IPAC) A new study using data from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope provides a rare glimpse of conditions on the surface of a rocky planet orbiting a star beyond the Sun. The study, published today in the journal Nature, shows that the planet’s surface may resemble those of Earth’s Moon or Mercury: The planet likely has little to no atmosphere and could be covered in the same cooled volcanic material found in the dark areas of the Moon’s surface, called mare. Discovered in 2018 by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Satellite Survey (TESS) mission, planet LHS 3844b is located 48.6 light-years from Earth and has a radius 1.3 times that of Earth. It orbits a small, cool type of star called an M dwarf — especially noteworthy because, as the most common and long-lived type of star in the Milky Way galaxy, M dwarfs may host a high percentage of the total number of planets in the galaxy. TESS found the planet via the transit method, which involves detecting when the observed light of a parent star dims because of a planet orbiting between the star and Earth. Detecting light coming directly from a planet’s surface — another method — is difficult because the star is so much brighter and drowns out the planet’s light. But during follow-up observations, Spitzer was able to detect light from the surface of LHS 3844b. The planet makes one full revolution around its parent star in just 11 hours. With such a tight orbit, LHS 3844b is most likely “tidally locked,” which is when one side of a planet permanently faces the star. The star-facing side, or dayside, is about 1,410 degrees Fahrenheit (770 degrees Celsius). Being extremely hot, the planet radiates a lot of infrared light, and Spitzer is an infrared telescope. The planet’s parent star is relatively cool (though still much hotter than the planet), making direct observation of LHS 3844b’s dayside possible. This observation marks the first time Spitzer data have been able to provide information about the atmosphere of a terrestrial world around an M dwarf.

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Updated 21 August 2019

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Description A 2016 artist’s concept of the Europa Clipper spacecraft. The design is changing as the spacecraft is developed. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech An icy ocean world in our solar system that could tell us more about the potential for life on other worlds is coming into focus with confirmation of the Europa Clipper mission’s next phase. The decision allows the mission to progress to completion of final design, followed by the construction and testing of the entire spacecraft and science payload. “We are all excited about the decision that moves the Europa Clipper mission one key step closer to unlocking the mysteries of this ocean world,” said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington. “We are building upon the scientific insights received from the flagship Galileo and Cassini spacecraft and working to advance our understanding of our cosmic origin, and even life elsewhere.” The mission will conduct an in-depth exploration of Jupiter’s moon Europa and investigate whether the icy moon could harbor conditions suitable for life, honing our insights into astrobiology. To develop this mission in the most cost-effective fashion, NASA is targeting to have the Europa Clipper spacecraft complete and ready for launch as early as 2023. The agency baseline commitment, however, supports a launch readiness date by 2025. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, leads the development of the Europa Clipper mission in partnership with the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory for the Science Mission Directorate. Europa Clipper is managed by the Planetary Missions Program Office at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

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Updated 21 August 2019

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Description Elon Musk is pushing a new idea to make the Mars atmosphere more hospitable to humans.

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Updated 21 August 2019

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Description A puzzle about laying a cable on the moon, plus answers to #17: Which flipping year? and a quiz

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Updated 21 August 2019

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Description The mission will begin to take shape over the next few years before it launches on something. NASA originally intended ...

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Updated 21 August 2019

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Description Comet Lake looks good, but it seems like a confusing digression from Ice Lake.

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Updated 21 August 2019

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Description A new study using data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope provides a rare glimpse of conditions on the surface of a rocky planet orbiting a star beyond the Sun. The study, published today in the journal Nature, shows that the planet's surface may resemble those of Earth's Moon or Mercury: The plane

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Updated 21 August 2019

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Description An icy ocean world in our solar system that could tell us more about the potential for life on other worlds is coming into focus with confirmation of the Europa Clipper mission's next phase. The decision allows the mission to progress to completion of final design, followed by the construction and t

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Updated 21 August 2019

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Description For the first time, NASA is planning a mission to explore an asteroid. The space rock, 16 Psyche, is full of potentially valuable precious metals like gold and platinum, but that's not why they're going.

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Updated 21 August 2019

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Description NASA will move forward with Europa Clipper, a mission that aims to put a spacecraft in orbit around Jupiter's moon Europa and see if it is habitable.

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Updated 21 August 2019

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Description Watch Scientists Detected Two Supermassive Black Holes on a Collision Course, a Space video from Seeker.

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Updated 21 August 2019

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Description The International Space Station is about to get its latest guest, in the form of a Russian humanoid robot that will fly to the ISS this week. From carrying out useful tasks to cracking jokes and chatting with crew about the philosophy of space, here's what it will be doing.

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Updated 21 August 2019

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Description A TERRIFYING video reveals how an apocalyptic asteroid may pulverise Earth within the next 50 years. The doomsday space rock Apophis is named after the Egyptian god of chaos and darkness – and Nasa's worried it's on a collision course with Earth.

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Updated 21 August 2019

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Description Planets that glow could be a telltale sign they are home to life. Most of the nearest potentially habitable planets we have found are orbiting a type of star called a red dwarf. When these stars are young, they tend to blast out ultraviolet (UV) light that can be deadly to life as we know it. That has made some astronomers question whether life can survive near these stars. If it can, Lisa Kaltenegger and Jack O’Malley-James at Cornell University in New York have an idea about what it might look like. Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2213849-we-could-find-alien-life-on-exoplanets-by-looking-for-its-glow/#ixzz5xJPMz77c

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Updated 21 August 2019

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Description Some ideas about the quantum world appear to suggest there are many versions of you spread out across many parallel universes. Now, two scientists have formulated a proof that attempts to show this is really true. The proof involves a fundamental construct in quantum mechanics called Bell’s theorem. This theorem deals with situations where particles interact with each other, become entangled, and then go their separate ways. It is what’s called a “no-go theorem”, one designed to show that some assumption about how the world works is not true. Bell’s … Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2213756-a-classic-quantum-theorem-may-prove-there-are-many-parallel-universes/#ixzz5xJPz2sBC

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Updated 21 August 2019

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Description If you love the Sega Genesis (or the Mega Drive, depending on where you live), there are countless ways to get your 16-bit fix. You can boot up a modern compila...

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Updated 21 August 2019

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Description According to ISRO, the orbit manoeuvre began at 12:50pm and took 1,228 seconds to complete.

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Updated 21 August 2019

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Description Spider-Man might be leaving the Marvel Cinematic Universe, due to financial disputes between movie rights holder Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios’ parent company Disney.

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Updated 21 August 2019

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Description Cornell researchers have released a working concept of what Earth may look like from other exoplanets.

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Updated 21 August 2019

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Description As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up? From about 7 years old, I was always taking stuff apart to build new things like lasers and computers, but they never worked. I wanted to know why, so I dreamed of being a scientist. Were you good at science at school? I wanted to be, but I struggled to concentrate and messed around a lot. Explain what you do in one paragraph. I’m a chemistry professor who loves inventing stuff to understand things. Right now, we are trying to build an … Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24332431-700-chemist-lee-cronin-is-building-an-alien-to-work-out-why-life-exists/#ixzz5xJCHbiA4

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Updated 21 August 2019

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Description REFLECTING on the question of what God was doing before creation, Saint Augustine is said to have quipped: “He was preparing hell for those who pry into mysteries.” Apparently the idea of hell doesn’t scare today’s scientists. As a matter of fact, many of us are trying to understand how our universe came to be. You might think that the universe started with a big bang. Ten years ago, that is what I thought too. But then I came to realise that the issue is far from settled. Pursuing this question prompted me to change the tack of my career and become a cosmologist, even though I had just completed a PhD in the philosophy of quantum physics. What I have discovered since then supports a radically new response to the question that irked Augustine – what came before the beginning? The answer, thrillingly, may be that there never was a big bang, but instead a universe with no beginning or end, repeatedly bouncing from an epoch of contraction to expansion, and back again. Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24332430-800-what-if-there-was-no-big-bang-and-we-live-in-an-ever-cycling-universe/#ixzz5xJCOPCV3

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Updated 21 August 2019

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Description Weird blasts from space called fast radio bursts are some of the most mysterious phenomena in the universe, and now astronomers have spotted eight new and particularly unusual ones, including one that may be the closest we’ve ever seen. Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are flashes of radio waves that come from distant space and last just a few milliseconds. Many hypotheses have been put forward about what may be causing them, but none of them is a perfect fit. What makes that even more difficult is that there seem to be two types of FRBs: bursts that happen just once, and bursts that repeat many times from the same spot in space. Up until now, we had only detected two so-called repeaters, but the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) has found eight more. Finding repeaters is important because they are much easier to study than bursts that only occur once. “Repeaters are nice because you can follow them up and observe the source for a long time and see if there are any changes, which can give us clues about what the emission mechanism could be,” says CHIME team member Shriharsh Tendulkar at McGill University in Montreal. That’s why the first repeater, FRB 121102, was also the first FRB that we tracked back to its home galaxy. Most of the ideas we have to explain repeaters are based on FRB 121102, but these new ones seem to be different. Their radio waves do not show signs of being scrambled by a turbulent environment like the first repeater. Also, FRB 121102 sits in the same spot as another source of radio waves that glows constantly, whereas none of the newly discovered repeating signals do. “This demonstrates that there is a vast diversity even in what the repeaters are,” says Tendulkar. “Maybe some of them are older, some of them have stronger magnetic fields, they’re in different environments.” It has been suggested that repeaters and non-repeaters may have different origins, but maybe there are a multitude of ways to produce FRBs instead of just two. Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2213752-we-have-spotted-8-more-mysterious-repeating-radio-bursts-from-space/#ixzz5xJFwFPx8

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Updated 21 August 2019

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Description Astronomers knew of just a few repeating signals before, but a team of researchers reports the discovery of eight more ...

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Updated 21 August 2019

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Description "We're offering a huge amount of volume in a small amount of space."

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Updated 21 August 2019

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Description On August 19th, 2019, NASA announced that their Europa Clipper mission has been approved to move to the next phase of the mission, progressing to the final design stage. Mars is the place that most of our spacecraft, landers and rovers are studying, searching for any evidence that life ever exist

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Updated 21 August 2019

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Description Technology introduced us to a whole new world, and it keeps on advancing more and more every single day. Who could have guessed we’d be living in an age with so much details and knowledge about the moon? Or even send people to study more about the moon and space? Well, it is now happening! Recently,

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Updated 21 August 2019

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Description What might it mean for the moon to have thousands of tardigrades as new inhabitants?

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Updated 21 August 2019

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Description IN LATE June, a SpaceX rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral in Florida. As well as the usual supplies and a few satellites, it was carrying some curious items. Among the payload were a football, six bags of green slime and an oven designed for baking cookies. A hodgepodge of objects, to be sure, but they have one thing in common: all were sent up by companies that seemingly have no business in space, from sports brands to hotel chains. So what’s … Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24332444-700-cookies-and-slime-in-orbit-whats-the-point-of-pr-stunts-in-space/#ixzz5xJBIRsJZ

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Updated 21 August 2019

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Description Almost 900 million years ago, two objects – one a black hole, the other almost certainly a neutron star – slammed together, sending shockwaves through space-time. On 14th August, these gravitational waves washed over the Earth, and were picked up by the twin detectors of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) in the US, and by Italy’s Virgo detector. “We’re very confident that we’ve just detected a black hole gobbling up a neutron star,” says Susan Scott, a theoretical physicist at the Australian National University in Canberra and a chief investigator with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery. If confirmed, the observation would complete the trifecta of cataclysmic events researchers had hoped to detect when LIGO was first proposed: the collision of two black holes; a binary neutron star system; and the merger of a black hole and a neutron star. Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2214172-ligo-may-have-seen-its-first-black-hole-and-neutron-star-collision/#ixzz5xJBtlNZ2

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Updated 21 August 2019

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Description The spacewalk is supposed to take six and a half hours.

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Updated 21 August 2019

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Description Astrobotic has chosen United Launch Alliance's Vulcan Centaur as the rocket that will carry an unmanned American lander to the moon in 2021.

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Updated 20 August 2019

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Description India’s uncrewed lunar mission entered into the moon’s orbit on Tuesday, bringing it within striking distance of its historic goal, according to an announcement from the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft is expected to land on the surface of the moon on September 7, making India the fourth country in the world to land there. This lunar mission will also be the first to go to the moon’s south polar region. Chandrayaan-2 will operate on the moon for approximately one year, performing experiments in the area. The mission will be looking for possible signs of water. “Chandrayaan-2 attempts to foster a new age of discovery, increase our understanding of space, stimulate the advancement of technology, promote global alliances, and inspire a future generation of explorers and scientists,” the ISRO wrote on its website. ISRO first launched Chandrayaan-1 in October 2008. The mission orbited the moon taking photo-geologic mapping of its surface. The Chandrayaan-1 mission made more than 3,400 orbits around the moon before the ISRO lost communication with it in August of 2009. India plans on a second lunar landing mission, known as Chandrayaan-3, that is set to launch sometime around 2024. That mission will be in collaboration with Japan’s JAXA space agency to deploy a lunar rover and lander for further exploration of the moon’s surface. Even though the United States landed on the moon just over 50 years ago, the world has taken to a new fascination with it, particularly in exploring its unknown regions. In the next decade alone, there are seven moon missions set to launch. Aside from India, the U.S., Japan, China, Russia, and possibly Israel are getting in on the moon action with their separate lunar projects. NASA has plans to land humans on the moon once again by 2024. In July, NASA announced partnerships with 19 companies, including SpaceX, to advance commercial space and future NASA missions. The last people to set foot on the moon were Eugene “Gene” Cernan and Harrison “Jack” Schmitt during the Apollo 17 mission in December 1972. It’s not yet clear what kind of live programming the ISRO will broadcast for the September 7 landing. Digital Trends reached out to the ISRO for additional details, but have yet to receive a response.

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Updated 20 August 2019

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Description Less explosions and more shiny things might be the key to making the Red Planet habitable.

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Updated 20 August 2019

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Description Planets that glow could be a telltale sign they are home to life. Most of the nearest potentially habitable planets we have found are orbiting a type of star called a red dwarf. When these stars are young, they tend to blast out ultraviolet (UV) light that can be deadly to life as we know it. That has made some astronomers question whether life can survive near these stars. If it can, Lisa Kaltenegger and Jack O’Malley-James at Cornell University in New York have an idea about what it might look like. Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2213849-we-could-find-alien-life-on-exoplanets-by-looking-for-its-glow/#ixzz5xDeRNqqz

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Updated 20 August 2019

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Description Over thirty years ago, the Infrared Astronomy Satellite discovered that the universe contained many extremely luminous galaxies, some more than a thousand times brighter than our own Milky Way, but which are practically invisible at optical wavelengths. These galaxies are powered by bursts of star formation buried deep within clouds of dust and gas. The dust absorbs the ultraviolet light while radiating at infrared wavelengths. In many cases, the hyperactivity was triggered by a collisional encounter between galaxies that facilitated the collapse of interstellar gas into new stars. Hubble Image of a Suspected Galaxy Merger A Hubble image of a suspected galaxy merger about seven hundred million light-years away. Might it actually be a single spiral galaxy? A new paper proposes an algorithm to decide. The method was developed with computer training techniques applied to a million simulated merging galaxy images. Credit: NASA/Hubble; Kim et al. 2013 Collisions between galaxies are common. Indeed, most galaxies have probably been involved in one or more encounters during their lifetimes, making these interactions an important phase in galaxy evolution and the formation of stars in the universe. The Milky Way, for example, is bound by gravity to the Andromeda galaxy and is approaching it at a speed of about 50 kilometers per second; we are expected to meet in another billion years or so. In the local universe, about five percent of galaxies are currently in a merger, and mergers usually can be easily identified by the visible morphological distortions they produce such as tidal tails sweeping out from the galactic discs. Not all infrared luminous galaxies show such distortions, however, and the issue of identifying (and classifying) mergers becomes especially problematic for studies of earlier cosmic epochs when the star formation rates were much higher than today, and when the merger rate of galaxies was also higher. (Moreover, such systems are preferentially discovered in deep galaxy surveys precisely because they are so luminous.) But galaxies in the distant cosmos are too remote to detect spatial signatures like tidal arms (at least with current telescopes). It is possible that other processes besides merger-induced star formation are lighting up some of these bright galaxies, for example accreting supermassive black holes can emit copious amounts of ultraviolet radiation. Because of such cases, estimates of star formation in the early universe based on luminosity measurements alone could be incorrect. CfA astronomer Lars Hernquist is a pioneer in the development of computer simulations of merging galaxies. Several years ago he and a team of colleagues produced a massive new simulation of the formation and evolution of galaxies in the universe, called Illustris. In a new paper based on Ilustris simulated images of merger galaxies, the astronomers present a way to help identify when imaged systems are mergers. They created about one million synthetic Hubble and James Webb Space Telescope images from their simulated mergers, and then looked for common morphological indicators of merging. They developed an algorithm that successfully identified mergers at roughly a seventy percent level of completeness out to distances of as much as eighty-five billion light-years (the current distance value), corresponding to light dating from the epoch about 2 billion years after the big bang. Results from the algorithm indicated that spatial features associated with strong central concentrations (or bulges) were most important for selecting past mergers, while double nuclei and asymmetries were most important for selecting future mergers (that is, sometime in the next 250 million years). The new algorithm will be particularly valuable when applied to future Webb images of very distant mergers. ### Publication: “Automated Distant Galaxy Merger Classifications from Space Telescope Images using the Illustris Simulation,” Gregory F. Snyder, Vicente Rodriguez-Gomez, Jennifer M. Lotz, Paul Torrey, Amanda C.N. Quirk, Lars Hernquist, Mark Vogelsberger and Peter E. Freeman, MNRAS 486, 3702, 2019.

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Updated 20 August 2019

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Description Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is proposing to award a $2 billion prize to the first private space company to land Americans on the Moon.

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Updated 20 August 2019

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Updated 20 August 2019

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Description There’s more to the Moon than meets the eye, literally.

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Updated 20 August 2019

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Description "To look forward to the Moon, we need to learn from the past."

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Updated 20 August 2019

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Description A monster asteroid called 99942 Apophis -- named after an Egyptian "God of Chaos" -- will come dangerously close to the Earth in 2029.

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Updated 20 August 2019

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Description Scientists may have detected a black hole swallowing a neutron star at both the advanced LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) and Virgo.

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Updated 20 August 2019

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Description Purdue aerospace engineer Alexey Shashurin assisted in the development of the Canady Helios Cold Plasma System and Scalpel, which has been approved by the FDA for use in clinical trials. Cold atmospheric plasma technology, currently the only way to remove microscopic cancer tumors remaining

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Updated 20 August 2019

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Description Astronomers at MIT, Harvard University, and elsewhere have searched a rocky, Earth-sized exoplanet for signs of an atmosphere — and found none. Atmospheres have previously been detected on planets much larger than our own, including several hot-Jupiters and sub-Neptunes, all of which are primaril

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Updated 20 August 2019

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Description Direct observations from a NASA space telescope have for the first time revealed the atmospheric void of a rocky, Earth-sized world beyond our own solar system.

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Updated 20 August 2019

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Description An international team including a University of Warwick astronomer has discovered a new planet around a nearby star. A team of astronomers led by Anne-Marie Lagrange, a CNRS researcher at the Institut de Planétologie et d’Astrophysique de Grenoble (CNRS/Université Grenoble Alpes)1 and includi

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Updated 20 August 2019

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Description Next year, the European Space Agency (ESA) will be sending the ExoMars 2020 mission to the Red Planet. This mission consists of an ESA-built rover (Rosalind Franklin) and a Russian-led surface science platform (Kazachok) that will study the Martian environment in order to characterize its surface, a

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Updated 20 August 2019

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Description Scientists may have been looking for extraterrestrial life in all the wrong places.

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Updated 20 August 2019

#63

 

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Description Workforce issues appear to be resolved, but questions about launch vehicle remain.

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Updated 20 August 2019

#64

 

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Description Consistent with the idea that small stars may burn off nearby atmospheres.

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Updated 20 August 2019

#65

 

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Description Chandrayaan-2 has been successfully placed into lunar orbit, ISRO said on Tuesday.

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Updated 20 August 2019

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Description A HUGE asteroid that could be twice as big as the Shard is set to skim past Earth in three weeks time. The monster space rock is called 2000 QW7 and it will be whizzing past us at 14,361 miles per hour on September 14.

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Updated 20 August 2019

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Description Between its raging heat and intense gravity, the region really close to the Sun is a pretty hazardous place. And that has been spectacularly demonstrated in a new video of a comet, like the legendary Icarus, falling to its doom when it veered a lit

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Updated 19 August 2019

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Description With its new Legend design language, Alienware has been rapidly launching gaming peripherals, laptops, desktops, and monitors in this science fiction inspired design theme. Alienware's lead designers talk about the challenges and opportunities of bringing the Legend design ID to the Aurora R9 desktop.

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Updated 19 August 2019

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Description While it may be based on the same chassis as last year's Aurora R8, you wouldn't know it given that this year's Aurora R9 gaming desktop looks completely different from its predecessors. With a sci-fi aesthetic inspired by planes and jet engines, this is a laptop that looks unlike any other you've seen.

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Updated 19 August 2019

#70

 

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Description The game will feature multiplayer and planetary gravity-free building.

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Updated 19 August 2019

#71

 

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Description As we discover ever more planets orbiting other stars, will we find life – and if we do, will we even recognise it?

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Updated 19 August 2019

#72

 

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Description TBD

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Updated 19 August 2019

#73

 

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Description On Tuesday, July 30th, NASA announced 19 different partnerships with 13 different companies to use their expertise to help them develop space technologies, from advanced communications systems to new methods of entry, descent and landing. Instead of contracting out specific projects, NASA will ma

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Updated 19 August 2019

#74

 

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Description Fast radio bursts are getting more attention from scientists, who can now detect more of them.

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Updated 19 August 2019

#75

 

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Description This stunner of a satellite snap looks super psychedelic.

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Updated 19 August 2019

#76

 

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Description TBD

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Updated 19 August 2019

#77

 

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Description In a significant milestone for India’s Moon mission, ISRO will fire Chandrayaan-2’s liquid engine on Tuesday to insert the spacecraft into a lunar orbit.

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Updated 19 August 2019

#78

 

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Description Elon Musk's proposal for terraforming Mars through sustained nuclear blasts would require detonating 3,500 bombs every day, with no margin for error.

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Updated 19 August 2019

#79

 

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Description Scientists might have captured a collision between a neutron star and a black hole. They're calling the potential explosion historic.

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Updated 19 August 2019

#80

 

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Description A nearby rocky, Earth-sized exoplanet detected by the TESS mission is missing an atmosphere, an MIT and Harvard study finds.

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Updated 19 August 2019

#81

 

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Description TBD

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Updated 19 August 2019

#82

 

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Description New study suggests LHS 3844b may not have an atmosphere

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Updated 19 August 2019

#83

 

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Description ELON Musk has sparked fears that Earth would not be able to defend itself against giant asteroids with one of his recent tweets. The billionaire made the chilling comment in response to a story shared by his friend about Nasa's preparation for an incoming monster space rock named after an Egyptian god of chaos.

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Updated 19 August 2019

#84

 

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Description Contest could spur outside investment in SpaceX and Blue Origin.

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Updated 19 August 2019

#85

 

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Description Astronomers found out that a potentially-habitable exoplanet can't support an atmosphere, ruling it and similar worlds out in the search for alien life.

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Updated 19 August 2019

#86

 

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Description Our galaxy could be littered with warm, watery planets like Earth.

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Updated 19 August 2019

#87

 

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Description If confirmed, it would be the first neutron star-black hole merger ever detected.

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Updated 19 August 2019

#88

 

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Description A monster-sized planet tugs on its host star just enough for researchers to pinpoint it 63 light-years away.

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Updated 19 August 2019

#89

 

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Description <em>Masters of the Universe: Revelation</em>, helmed by Kevin Smith, might be exactly the reboot that hardcore fans of the original series have been waiting for.

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Updated 19 August 2019

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Description The illustrious Hubble Space Telescope has captured two passing galaxies making contact for the first time.&nbsp;Known as UGC 2369, the featured duo is fated to one day merge and become a single galaxy. But for now, the two galaxies are just gettin

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Updated 18 August 2019

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Description Native American protestors are blocking construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope atop Hawaii's Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano that some consider sacred.

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Updated 18 August 2019

#92

 

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Description An Apple software engineer by day, artist Eric Geusz spends his nights drawing everyday household objects as amazing, science fiction-style spaceships. The results have cultivated him an impressive online community of fans. Geusz told Digital Trends how it all got started.

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Updated 18 August 2019

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Description The Parker Solar Probe, launched last year, has completed its second orbit around the Sun. To celebrate, the team has released a video from one of the instruments, the Wide-Field Imager for Solar Probe, which has captured the solar wind in action as the structures stream out from the Sun.

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Updated 18 August 2019

#94

 

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Description For one brilliant moment, it literally lit the night sky.

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Updated 18 August 2019

#95

 

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Description The Tesla Roadster that SpaceX sent skyward back in Feb. 2018 has completed its first full trip around the sun with Starman at the wheel.

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Updated 18 August 2019

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Description Starman, the passenger of the Tesla Roadster that SpaceX sent to outer space last year, has completed his first orbit around the sun. The people on Earth may be able to catch a glimpse of the cherry-red electric vehicle on November 2020, after which Starman will go through a rough patch of loneliness.

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Updated 18 August 2019

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Description We are all fitter for a good walk – and we become smarter just by standing up. In fact, says a new book, the act of walking helped humans colonise a whole planet

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Updated 17 August 2019

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Description As part of FIREX-AQ program mounted by NASA and NOAA, scientists got a close-up look at a so-called fire cloud caused by a wildfire in Washington state.

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Updated 17 August 2019

#99

 

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Description Elon Musk has tweeted out a picture of his Nuke Mars t-shirt....

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Updated 17 August 2019

#100

 

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Description With its Mars 2020 mission, NASA hopes to collect samples from the surface of the planet when it launches next year. The challenge is how to get those samples back to Earth. Now, NASA has revealed its plans for two followup missions to Mars which would collect the sample and bring it home.

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Updated 17 August 2019

#101

 

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Description Last year, the OSIRIS-REx craft arrived at asteroid Bennu and imaged it, beginning the process of selecting a site from which to collect a sample from the asteroid to be brought back to Earth. Now, the NASA team has selected four potential sites to choose from for the sampling mission.

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Updated 17 August 2019

#102

 

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Description The metal rings for the Super Heavy booster appear to be under construction. The ring segments for the Super Heavy Booster match up with the ring segments on the lower portion of the upper stage Starship. There are now about 11 extra steel ring segments at the SpaceX Florida facility. This would be about 14 to 18 meters of the Super-Heavy Booster....

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Updated 17 August 2019

#103

 

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Description This newly captured image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows us NGC 2022, a planetary nebula in the Orion constellation.

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Updated 17 August 2019

#104

 

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Description The Mars 2020 is in its final year of engineering before it will be deployed to the red planet next year. With most of its key components ready to go, the next phase of construction was to install the bit carousel, an important mechanism for the gathering and sorting of samples from the Martian surface.

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Updated 17 August 2019

#105

 

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Description It could be strong evidence of an important kind of stellar death that would have shaped early galaxies.

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Updated 16 August 2019

#106

 

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Description The bit carousel — a mechanism that will play a key role in the acquisition, containment and eventual return to Earth of humanity's first samples from another planet — has been incorporated into NASA's Mars 2020 rover. "The bit carousel is at the heart of the sampling and caching subsystem,"

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Updated 16 August 2019

#107

 

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Description If our eyes could see high-energy radiation called gamma rays, the Moon would appear brighter than the Sun! That’s how NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has seen our neighbor in space for the past decade. Gamma-ray observations are not sensitive enough to clearly see the shape of the Moon’s

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Updated 16 August 2019

#108

 

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Description The researchers believe this supernova could challenge our models of star death.  ...

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Updated 16 August 2019

#110

 

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Description Elon Musk is promoting his plan to use nuclear bombs to melt the polar ice of Mars. A thermonuclear attack on Mars would use nuclear bombs vaporize the elements trapped in the ice and create a greenhouse effect....

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Updated 16 August 2019

#111

 

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Description Astronomers reverse engineer Earth images to understand data from exoplanets

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Updated 16 August 2019

#112

 

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Description Strong signal from gravitational wave detectors hints at long-sought exotic source

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Updated 16 August 2019

#113

 

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Description "I really think this is a great day for the Johnson Space Center. And I mean that."

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Updated 16 August 2019

#114

 

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Description "It’s almost like, what are we watching? Is this fiction?"

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Updated 16 August 2019

#115

 

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Description NASA is closely assessing an asteroid named 1998 OR2 that might collide with earth next year.

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Updated 16 August 2019

#116

 

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Description A colossal, head-on collision between Jupiter and a still-forming planet in the early solar system, about 4.5 billion years ago, could explain surprising readings from NASA’s Juno spacecraft, according to a study in the journal Nature. Astronomers from Rice University and China’s Sun Yat-sen Univ

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Updated 16 August 2019

#117

 

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Description Impact events are relatively common. The objects known as shooting stars are actually small meteors burning up as they pass through Earth’s atmosphere. If a meteor is large enough, some part of it may reach Earth as a meteorite. These small impacts don’t form big craters, even if they might be large

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Updated 16 August 2019

#118

 

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Description At NextEra Energy, the artificial intelligence (AI) is leveraged to see the invisible and nearly infinite data points that we use to generate clean, reliable, and affordable energy. As the world’s largest generator of wind and solar energy, and an industry leader in battery storage, it provid

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Updated 16 August 2019

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Description A group of astronomers, including Penn State scientists, has announced the likely discovery of a highly obscured black hole existing only 850 million years after the Big Bang, using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory. This is the first evidence for a cloaked black hole at such an early time. Superm

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Updated 16 August 2019

#120

 

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Description Mischief and Mystery out on the open seas for SpaceX.

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Updated 16 August 2019

#121

 

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Description Scientists believe they spotted the supernova of the largest star to ever detonate, giving them a glimpse into the universe's past.

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Updated 16 August 2019

#122

 

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Description Virgin Galactic revealed on Thursday what its spaceport at its new New Mexico home looks like — a beautiful vision of the airport's space successor.

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Updated 16 August 2019

#123

 

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Description The SpaceX founder wants to speed up Red Planet warming for colonists.

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Updated 16 August 2019

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Description TBD

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Updated 16 August 2019

#125

 

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Description While a ginormous smashup isn’t a sure thing, it is definitely fun to think about.

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Updated 16 August 2019

#126

 

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Description TBD

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Updated 16 August 2019

#127

 

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Description Space tourism moved a step closer to reality Thursday as Virgin Galactic unveiled its new Mission Control at a spaceport in New Mexico and the schedule for final test flights before taking paying customers into the final frontier.

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Updated 16 August 2019

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Description Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, still wants to drop nuclear bombs on Mars to transform it into a livable planet for humans — as evidenced by his latest tweet on Friday morning.

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Updated 16 August 2019

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Description Former MIT Haystack Observatory scientist John Allen Ball died Aug. 6, 2019, at age 83, of complications resulting from Alzheimer’s disease.

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Updated 15 August 2019

#130

 

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Description Animations of nuclear battleship Orions fighting in space. It was created by Rhysy who has made some of the best Project Orion related animations....

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Updated 15 August 2019

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Description APPLE'S top-secret iPhone 11 already has a ludicrously expensive phone case – despite having not been announced yet. The new iPhone won't be official until mid-September, but a keen accessory maker has unveiled a swanky £2,500 case for the new mobile.

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Updated 15 August 2019

#132

 

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Description AN EAGLE-EYED Google Maps fan has picked out the site's most breathtaking pictures. American geologist Will, who keeps his surname secret, trawls through reams of Google's satellite snaps to find interesting locations.

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Updated 15 August 2019

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Updated 15 August 2019

#134

 

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Description The conventional wisdom is that if you want to look at more distant objects in the universe, you need a ...

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Updated 15 August 2019

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Description In 2006, Peter Beck founded the US and New Zealand-based aerospace company Rocket Lab with the vision of reducing the costs of individual launches. Whereas companies like SpaceX and Blue Origin have sought to do this through the development of reusable rockets, Beck’s vision was to create a launch s

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Updated 15 August 2019

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Description What, exactly, is the inside of a neutron star like? A neutron star is what remains after a massive star goes supernova. It’s a tightly-packed, ultra-dense body made of—you guessed it—neutrons. Actually, that’s not absolutely true. Mathematical models show that neutron stars are made up of lay

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Updated 15 August 2019

#137

 

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Description Dense burrows release carbon dioxide from the salt marsh soil

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Updated 15 August 2019

#138

 

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Description DIAMONDS "unlike any other" are being blasted to Earth's surface out of volcanoes. The precious gems, known as "superdeep diamonds", are stored at least 250 miles below our planet's crust above mysterious reservoirs of molten rock.

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Updated 15 August 2019

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Description SIR RICHARD Branson has finally unveiled the Spaceport that he will use to fire space tourists into orbit next year. His wacky space venture Virgin Galactic plans to charge £200,000 a ticket to launch passengers from the New Mexico port.

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Updated 15 August 2019

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Description A FULL moon will rise tonight – and our brains are about to be tricked by the lesser known 'moon illusion'. Scientists say that when you see the moon looking really large as it rises in the sky your brain is actually playing a trick on you.

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Updated 15 August 2019

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Updated 15 August 2019

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Description In a first, astronomers may just have detected gravitational waves from a black hole merging with a neutron star.

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Updated 15 August 2019