The channel for anyone interested in celestial objects, space, and the physical universe.


Sunspots, Solar Flares, and Filaments Through My TelescopeThe surface of the sun was bursting with activity today. I used my Explore Scientific AR102 telescope, DayStar Quark, and ASI183MM camera to capture this.

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ISS Crew Return Safely to EarthAfter 196 days in space, some record spacewalks, several experiments, and patching an air leak, the crew of Expedition 63 made it home safely!

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Asteroid MiningOne thing you see often in the media is the concept that perhaps in the future we can solve our resources problem by mining asteroids.

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What Martian Settlers Need to Know About Soil Can Teach us How to Grow Better on EarthThe Soil Health in Space experiment is now being conducted on the ISS, which could lead to sustainable farming on the Moon, Mars, and also Earth!

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Meet NASA's Severine Fournier, Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich Sea Level Rise ScientistLaunching soon from the U.S. West Coast, the satellite will track sea levels worldwide. In a series of live question-and-answer sessions, we invite you to meet some of the scientists and engineers on the mission.

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Nov. 14, 2020: Astronauts to Launch on NASA and SpaceX Crew-1 Mission14, 2020, NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker and JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi will launch on NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 mission bound for the International Space Station.

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Asteroid called "16 Psyche" That's Worth $Asteroid called “16 Psyche” That’s Worth $ this is a main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

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Astronomers Found Unusual Activity on a "Centaur" Planetary ObjectScientists found some unusual activity coming from a Centaur, or a comet-liked planetary object that orbits deep in our solar system.

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Cyclopropenylidene Detected in Atmosphere of TitanUsing high sensitivity spectroscopic observations from the Atacama Large Array , astronomers have detected a small cyclic molecule called cyclopropenylidene in the atmosphere of Titan, the largest moon of Saturn.

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107, 108 or 109?107 already had been hovering upon my mind for a long time when I had come across RV mantra 10.097.001.

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Hurricane Zeta spotted from the International Space StationAs Hurricane Zeta churned toward the northern Gulf Coast today , the International Space Station captured some incredible views of the massive storm from orbit. Shared .

The Horsehead Nebula in Orion: An unbridled lookThe Horsehead Nebula has captured the public's attention like few other celestial objects. And though its history is fascinating, it's also mysterious. Shared .

When is a Minor Planet Not?TheSpacewriter explores a minor planet-turned-comet and examines what difference a name makes for a solar system body.

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In 'Opportunity' music video, Foxanne imagines a dying Mars rover's cry for helpIf NASA's long-silent Opportunity Mars rover could phone home one last time to sing a sweet, sentimental song to its Earthly overlords from its dusty grave, it might go a little something like this. Shared .

Will our solar system survive the death of our sun?In 4.5 billion years, the sun will die. Here's the solar system's fate when that day comes. Shared .

Four new giant telescopes are about to rock astronomyThe Extremely Large Telescope, shown in an artist rendering on location in Chile, will be one of a new crop of telescopes that could change astronomy forever. Shared .

International Space Station Flyover of Hurricane ZetaOn Wed., Oct. 28, 2020, cameras aboard the International Space Station captured this imagery as the station flew above Hurricane Zeta, seen here moving toward the U.S Gulf Coast.

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Hurricane Zeta spied by space station in stunning time-lapseCameras aboard the International Space Station captured footage of Hurricane Zeta above the Gulf of Mexico on Oct.

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Minkowski's Space-TimeThe views of space and time which I wish to lay before you have sprung from the soil of experimental physics and therein lie their strength.

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Philae lander touchdown helped create 'skull face' on cometOne of the touchdowns of ESA's Philae lander on created the "right eye" of a skull-shaped feature in the shadowed cliffs of the comet.

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"The Extraterrestrial Covid-19 Predictor"It has been said that the Drake Equation is “a wonderful way to organize our ignorance.” In 1961, astronomer Frank Drake who later became director of  Carl Sagan Center for the Study of Life in the Universedeveloped a mathematical formula to estimate the probability of finding intelligent aliens in the Milky Way.

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Europe's Philae comet lander made a 2nd touchdown in a spooky spot: 'Skull-Top Ridge'Scientists have found the second place where a bouncing European lander touched down on Comet 67P six years ago, and the discovery is shedding light on the icy wanderer's composition. Shared .

Rocket Lab will launch 10 Earth-imaging satellites today. Here's how to watch.Rocket Lab will loft 10 new Earth-imaging satellites into orbit today and you can watch it live. Shared .

Short Takes on Events in 'Local' SpaceYou wouldn't think that a place 100 times drier than the Sahara desert would have a lot to offer, but when that place is the sunlit surface of the Moon, the import of the new discovery from the SOFIA airborne observatory is clear.

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EZ Science: International Space StationThis November, we celebrate 20 years of continuous human presence on the International Space Station - an incredible example of international cooperation.

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Astronomers discover activity on distant planetary objectCentaurs are minor planets believed to have originated in the Kuiper Belt in the outer solar system. Shared .

A Deep Dive into Asteroid Bennu With Dante LaurettaWe are joined by the leader of the OSIRIS-REx mission that sampled an asteroid last week.

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Earth's Biggest Telescopes Reopen After Months of COVID ClosuresObservational astronomy, largely shutdown since March, is getting back to work thanks to slowly declining COVID-19 cases in Chile and new workplace practices.

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Hurricane Zeta seen from space in time-lapse video"Life-threatening storm surge and strong winds expected along portions of the Northern Gulf Coast beginning around midday," according to the National Hurricane Center on Oct.

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Milky Way's Supermassive Black Hole is Spinning Slowly, Astronomers SayIn a new paper published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters, a team of U.S. astronomers placed an upper limit on the spin of Sagittarius A* based on the distribution of the S-stars in its vicinity.

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Hubble Trivia: 13) What does Hubble's infrared vision help astronomers see?The Hubble Space Telescope has been revealing the secrets of the universe for over 30 years, but it turns out Hubble has some secrets of its own!

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Juno Discovers Sprites and Elves on JupiterScientists found the flashes in data from Juno’s ultraviolet imaging spectrograph, Rohini Giles told the virtual meeting of the Division of Planetary Sciences on October 27th.

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SOFIA: a telescope on the forefront of astrophysics researchFrom finding organic molecules in distant stars to discovering water on the sunlit surface of the Moon, NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy is at the forefront of scientific research - especially when it comes to the potential for life either developing or being sustained on bodies other than Earth.

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Gravitational redshift, used for GPS, detected in double star systemAn effect predicted by Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity called gravitational redshift has been detected in a star system 29,000 light years from Earth.

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NASA's Mars rover Perseverance is halfway to the Red PlanetThe Mars 2020 rover Perseverance, which launched on July 30, has now traveled 146 million miles in deep space — half of the total required to reach the Red Planet, mission team members announced Tuesday. Shared .

China chooses landing site for its Tianwen-1 Mars roverChina has apparently chosen a primary landing site for its Tianwen-1 Mars rover ahead of the spacecraft's arrival at the Red Planet in February 2021. Shared .

Researchers revamp famous alien-hunting equation to predict spread of COVID-19Scientists have created a "Drake equation" for COVID-19 transmission. Shared .

Explosive growth of Colorado wildfire seen from spaceSatellite imagery caught the rapid spread of the East Troublesome Fire in Colorado, which grew by 6,000 acres in a single hour on Wednesday. Shared .

2020, October 28: Morning Planets, Venus, MarsBright Mars shines from Pisces in the west, while Morning Star Venus appears in the eastern sky before sunrise.

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Milky Way: A view from the International Space StationCreated from thousands of photos taken by astronauts aboard the ISS, this video shows our Milky Way galaxy as seen from the International Space Station.

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Olafur Eliasson perches astronomical device on Hochjochferner glacierSet on Italy's Hochjochferner glacier, Olafur Eliasson's latest artwork invites visitors to see climate change from "planetary and glacial perspectives".

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2020, November 4: Morning Star Venus, Planet Dance, Evening PlanetsMorning Star Venus and Mercury dance in front of the stars of Virgo before sunrise.

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Bulging with a galaxy's dataMore than 250 million stars in the bulge at the heart of the Milky Way have been surveyed in near-ultraviolet, optical and near-infrared light for the first time, offering the chance to re-examine questions about the galaxy’s formation and history.

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Episode 282: Nightingale SneezeSpaceflight news — OSIRIS-REx completes TAG. — Descent video and description by Dante Lauretta. — TAGSAM details.

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Quiz 013: AstronomyQuestions 01.)Discovered in 1915 by Robert Innes ,What is the nearest known star to the Sun?

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Searching For AliensWe're on the hunt for aliens. NASA astrobiologists are scanning the skies for signs of life.

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This is What Perseverance's Landing Site Looked Like Billions of Years Ago. See Why it's Such a Compelling Target?Perseverance Rover has traveled half the distance to Mars. If it can stick its landing in February, it may go down in history for discovering life there.

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Astronomers are bulging with dataFor the first time, over 250 million stars in our galaxy's bulge have been surveyed in near-ultraviolet, optical, and near-infrared light, opening the door for astronomers to reexamine key questions about the Milky Way's formation and history.

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George Clooney is a grizzled Arctic astronomer in The Midnight Sky trailerThe Oscar-winner directs and stars in this adaptation of a 2016 post-apocalyptic novel.

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Europe will help build NASA's moon-orbiting Gateway space stationEurope signed a memorandum of understanding on Tuesday formalizing its collaboration on Gateway, NASA's planned outpost in lunar orbit. Shared .

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is tucking away precious asteroid samples for safekeepingOSIRIS-REx is due to start stowing its sampling head today after collecting even more asteroid sample than scientists had dared to hope for. Shared .

Scientists in Japan Have Found a Detailed Record of the Earth's Last Magnetic Reversal, 773,000 Years AgoThe Earth is overdue for a paleomagnetic reversal. The last one was about 750,000 years ago, but they usually switch every couple hundred thousand years.

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California wildfire leaves its mark on Sierra Remote ObservatoriesAfter Sierra Remote Observatories was saved from the flames of the Creek Fire, ash and dust coating the delicate mirrors and instruments needed a dedicated team to remove. Shared .

What has the Juno spacecraft taught us about Jupiter?The Juno spacecraft has now been in orbit around Jupiter for about 4 years. It has been revealing astonishing data about the giant planet.

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John Barrow obituaryCosmologist who asked whether the existence of intelligent life has implications for the nature of the universe.

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Nokia is set to build a 4G network on Moon and astronomers aren't happyRadio frequency interference, which is the nemesis of radio astronomers, will worsen with an entire cellular network on the Moon. Shared .

Hubble Detects Iron and Iron Oxide on Asteroid PsycheAstronomers using the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph on the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have observed the main-belt asteroid.

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Greg Robinson, Webb Program Director, speaking virtually at the October 2020 SciFest

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Crew-1 mission in final preparations as launch date alignsWith Crew-1 just weeks away, SpaceX and NASA have entered final preparations for the first operational Crew Dragon flight that will mark the first long-duration crew rotation mission to the International Space Station to launch from a country other than Kazakhstan since 2009.

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Boo! A Halloween Blue MoonThe error traces its way back to an article in the March 1946 edition of Sky and Telescope magazine, which described a ‘Blue Moon' as the second Full Moon in a month with two.

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OSIRIS-REx Collected So Much Material, the Sample Capsule Overflowed. Time to Bring it All Home.Is there such as thing as too much asteroid? Scientists and engineers for NASA's OSIRIS-REx decided to perform an "early stow" of the sample from Asteroid Bennu collected by the spacecraft on October 20, because the collection container is full-to-overflowing, possibly jamming the collector head from sealing shut.

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Astronomers are ready and waiting to detect the neutrino blast from a nearby supernova explosion like BetelgeuseWhen giant stars die in impressive supernova blasts, about 99% of the energy released goes into producing a flood of neutrinos.

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What is something?The simple questions are the hardest ones to answer, like : What is a thing?

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Kate Mulgrew of 'Star Trek: Voyager' crashes Captain Janeway statue celebration via ZoomCaptain Kathryn Janeway, the fearless leader of the USS Voyager in "Star Trek: Voyager," now has a permanent home in Indiana. Shared .

In the hunt for Planet Nine, astronomers eye a new search technique for the elusive worldAstronomers are vetting a technique that could aid the hunt for Planet Nine, which some researchers think lurks undiscovered in the far outer system, way beyond Pluto's orbit. Shared .

Astronomers Analyze Atmosphere of Ultrahot NeptuneUsing data collected by the InfraRed Array Camera aboard NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite , astronomers have studied the atmosphere of the recently-discovered ultrahot-Neptune exoplanet LTT 9779b.

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'Mutual detectability' will improve the search for extraterrestrial civilizationsIn a recent preprint, astronomer Eamonn Kerins of the UK’s University of Manchester has developed a game-theory framework that determines not only how and where civilizations should target their efforts, but also which of two such civilizations has the onus to send a message, and which should be listening for that message.

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Lighting a path to Planet NineYale astronomers are searching for the hypothesized, distant ninth planet in our solar system by scouring faint orbital trails in an unexplored region of space.

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"Strangely Mature"In May 2020 a new discovery was revealed by the ALMA Observatory in Chile of a massive rotating disk galaxy, the Wolfe Disk - the most distant rotating disk galaxy-observed when the universe was only ten percent of its current age, as early as 1.5 billion years after the Big Bang, challenging the traditional models of galaxy formation.

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Astronomers are bulging with data: Star-studded image shows the glittering central parts of the Milky WayFor the first time, over 250 million stars in our galaxy's bulge have been surveyed in near-ultraviolet, optical, and near-infrared light, opening the door for astronomers to reexamine key questions about the Milky Way's formation and history.

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Psyche: A Metal-Rock World with Iron Lava?New observations suggest the main-belt asteroid Psyche is an intriguing world, possibly one with volcanic flows of iron on its surface.

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100E-112-A Banner Year For Asteroid HuntersThe goal of the NASA Near Earth Object Program is to discover any objects on a collision course with planet Earth.

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2020, Mars During NovemberThe Red Planet’s retrograde motion end during mid-November. The planet slowly resumes its eastward direction among the dim stars of Pisces. Bright Mars is visible in the east-southeastern sky after sunset during November.

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Very) Small Chance of Apophis Asteroid Impact in 2068Near-Earth asteroid 99942 Apophis may crash into our planet in April 2068 after all. For the first time ever, astronomers have measured how the asteroid’s orbit is slowly shrinking.

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China launches 3 satellites on secretive missionA Chinese Long March-2C rocket launched 3 Yaogan-30 satellites from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center.

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Massive Asteroid Apophis on Path for Earth ImpactSixty Six million years ago a 14 kilometer long, Mount Everest sized asteroid blasted a hole in the ground, when at the moment of impact, the top of it might have still towered more than a mile above the cruising altitude of a 747,” writes Peter Brannen in Ends of the World.

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Ring-Like Structures Spotted around Protostar IRS 63Astronomers using the Atacama Large Array have observed the emission from dust grains in the protoplanetary disk around the infant star IRS 63.

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Galaxies in the infant universe were surprisingly matureALMA telescope conducts largest survey yet of distant galaxies in the early universe.

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Probing an Unusual 'Hot Neptune'Scientists have created the first global temperature map for a planet discovered by TESS, a ‘hot Neptune' known as LTT 9779b.

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Blue Moon! What is it? How often does it occur?A Blue Moon is a second full moon within a single calendar month. - Learn more about it: : / animation: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center / produced and edited by.

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Virtual OctoberOctober has been a busy month filled with virtual events. I visited the Tucson Steampunk Society Book Club and discussed my novella Revolution of Air and Rust about a week ago.

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Effect predicted by Albert Einstein spotted in a double-star systemGravitational redshift, an effect predicted by Albert Einstein that is crucial for maintaining the Global Positioning System on Earth, has been observed in a star system in our galaxy. Shared .

New Hummer EV was GM's 'moonshot,' features nods to Apollo 11General Motors may not have designed its first all-electric pickup truck to drive on the moon, but the first edition of its new GMC Hummer EV has a definite lunar look. Shared .

What happens at the center of a black hole?The singularity at the center of a black hole is the ultimate no man's land: a place where matter is compressed down to an infinitely tiny point, and all conceptions of time and space completely break down. Shared .

Rising Tides: A Breakthrough DiscoveryNASAs observatory SOFIA has identified H2O molecules in the Clavius Crater, as published in Nature Astronomy yesterday.

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Scientists discover over 1,000 stars with planets that could be observing Earth for signs of lifeAccording to the study, these stars are all within 326 light-years' distance from Earth. Space-related research has long been an enticing work with amusing facts and celestial events over the course of time.

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Vedic Astronomy And Astrology Through Science Wisdom and Commonsense by Sri Harsha IndrasenaThis is the magnum opus of nearly ten years of my leisure-time research done on astrology and Vedic astronomy since 2011.

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2020, November 3: Morning Star Venus, Mercury and Moon, Bull's HornsMercury begins to join Morning Star Venus in the eastern sky before sunrise. The moon is in the morning sky in the west.

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IIST Astronomy and Astrophysics School: Apply by October 30The Department of Earth and Space Sciences, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology , Thiruvananthapuram, has notified the annual Astronomy and Astrophysics School to be held from December 18-28, 2020 to be conducted in online mode.

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Astronomers Peer Into The Atmosphere of a Rare Exoplanet That 'Shouldn't Exist'The discovery of the extraordinary exoplanet LTT 9779b was first announced a month ago. Just 260 light-years away, the planet was immediately pegged as an excellent candidate for follow-up study of its curious atmosphere.

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Venusian Volcano ImaginedWhat would an erupting volcano on Venus look like? Evidence of currently active volcanoes on Venus was announced earlier this year with the unexplained warmth of regions thought to contain only ancient volcanoes.

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More Cassiopeia AAn exploded star in Cassiopeia is a huge chemical factory. It's surrounded by filaments of oxygen, iron, sulfur, and other elements.

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Should You Buy a Telescope?Telescopes are a hot commodity in 2020.

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SpaceX now targeting Nov. 14 for next astronaut launchSpaceX will launch four astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA on Nov. 14, the agency announced Monday. Shared .

GALAXY GALLERYMorgan, the protagonist in the Written in the Stars quartet, and I, have spent our working lives studying Galaxies.

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Cosmic QueriesCan black holes alter light speed? Is astrophysics the Meryl Streep of the Nobel Prize in Physics?

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Inspiring future space explorers: Q&A with former NASA astronaut Leland recently caught up with Melvin to chat about his life, his spaceflight experiences and what he hopes to teach all the youngsters out there. Shared .

NASA's flying SOFIA telescope confirms water in the Moon's soilWater molecules have been found tucked away in the lunar regolith, even in sunlit regions on the surface. Shared .

Samhain and Halloween&It started in the starsPhoto by Nick Bondarev on Like everything, it started in the stars, and then we started telling stories, mapping the movements of the skies on the walls of the caves, planning our own movements, ensuring provision for our survival, tracking the tilting of the seasons as the Earth went round the sun, and the&.

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SpaceX just launched its 100th successful Falcon rocket flight. Yes, there's a video.SpaceX just launched its 100th successful mission, and the company put together an action-packed video to mark the milestone. Shared .

Ep. 583: The Nobel PrizeThis year's Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to three brilliant researchers who worked out some of the secrets of black holes.

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Educator-astronaut talks to 'kids at heart' for online talk TuesdayTune in to "The Virtual Astronaut" talk with Dottie on Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. Shared .

NASA Science Live: Our First Attempt to Sample Asteroid BennuNASA has touched the surface of asteroid Bennu to collect the agency's first ever asteroid sample, which will one day shed new insights on the history of our solar system...

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The Unseen ForceThe earth is spherical, this means that we do not live on a flat plane.

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NASA discovers water on Moon's sunlit surfaceSOFIA, a modified Boeing 747 carrying a telescope, has found the signature of water on the sunlit surface of the Moon.

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SOFIA Detects Molecular Water on Sunlit Surface of MoonUsing data gathered by the Faint Object infraRed CAmera for the SOFIA Telescope onboard the NASA/DLR Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy , astronomers have detected water molecules in sunny Clavius Crater, one of the largest craters visible from Earth, located in the Moon’s southern hemisphere.

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Earth's biggest telescopes reopen after months of COVID closuresObservational astronomy, largely shutdown since March, is getting back to work thanks to slowly declining COVID-19 cases in Chile and new workplace practices. Shared .

Ask Astro: Why do the planets orbit the Sun counterclockwise? is for anyone who wants to learn more about astronomy events, cosmology, planets, galaxies, asteroids, astrophotography, the Big Bang, black holes, comets, constellations, eclipses, exoplanets, nebulae, meteors, quasars, observing, telescopes, NASA, Hubble, space missions, stargazing, and more. Shared .

The Big Solar Event on Dec. 21, 2020 is Blue 7 Resonant Hand. I'm doing the Tzolkin line-up and Pars Kutay is on Facebook.This is the coming Winter Solstice. Blue 7 Resonant Hand The great cosmic event where our galaxy aligns with our Great Central Sun commences on Red 1 Dragon, December 15, 2020 and ends with my themeplex; Red 13 Skywalker on Dec.

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"Darwin's Extraterrestrials to Earth from an Alien Observatory"Planet Earth Report” provides descriptive links to headline news by leading science journalists about the extraordinary discoveries, technology, people, and events changing our knowledge of Planet Earth and the future of the human species.

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Astronomers Map Out the Raw Material for New Star Formation in the Milky WayThe power of neutral atomic hydrogen. By observing it, astronomers found elongated filament structures that tell something about the Milky Way's history.

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Water in Clavius craterNASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy was used to discover water in Clavius crater. It is located in the southern highlands of the sunlit side of the moon.

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Water on the Moon Isn't Just at the PolesWater exists even on the sunlit Moon, a new study shows — trapped in glass beads but still extractable for lunar exploration.

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"Our Water Moon"Our Moon has yielded some long-held secrets in recent weeks, from possible evidence of ancient life on Venus to NASAs new discovery of large deposits of water.

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Upcoming history of astronomy talkEdinburgh to Hawai’i: the short astronomical career of John Walter Nichol 20 November 2020, 19:30-21:00 - Free The Astronomical Society of Edinburgh : further details here.

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Water discovered in moon's Clavius Crater by NASA's flying observatoryNASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy has discovered water in the Clavius Crater, located on the sunlit side of the moon.

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China launches new Yaogan-30 group of military satellitesChina launched a new group of triplet satellites for the Chuangxin-5 constellation on Monday. Launched under the name Yaogan Weixing-30 Group-7, the three satellites were orbited by a Chang Zheng-2C launch vehicle from the LC-3 Launch Complex of the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, with launch taking place at 15:19 UTC.

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Space calendar 2020: Rocket launches, sky events, missions and moreHere's a guide to all the rocket launches and astronomical events in 2020, as well as milestones for space missions, anniversaries and conferences. Shared .

NASA's SOFIA Discovers Water on Sunlit Surface of MoonNASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy has confirmed, for the first time, water on the sunlit surface of the Moon.

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Water on the moon is more common than we thought, studies revealThe moon has more hidden pockets of water ice than previously thought, NASA's SOFIA flying observatory reveals. Shared .

There's a new record for the shortest time measurement: how long it takes light to cross a hydrogen moleculeTo measure small differences in time, you need a really tiny clock, and researchers in Germany have discovered the smallest known clock: a single hydrogen molecule.

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Space policy roundupA sampling of links to recent space policy, politics, and government related space news and resource items that I found of interest.

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Planetary Art Funds Dream For Georgia State Astronomy StudentGeorgia State University student Ashley Wheeler was in her junior year, pursuing a degree in fine arts when she decided to make a life-changing decision.

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2020.10.25Amy of Amy Astro presents on tips and tricks for assembling your imaging.

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M51: Whirlpool and Co.Greeting from SEDS Celestia! We hope all is well. We bring to you this new article which explores the beautiful Whirlpool galaxy explaining both its history and amazing science about it.

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Astronomers enlist AI in the search for 'lethal' baby star eruptionsYoung stars—just like young humans—are prone to temper flares. But star flares can incinerate everything around them, including the atmospheres of nearby planets starting to form. Shared .

Astronomers Chart Star Formation History, Glimpse Fate of the UniverseAstronomers have always been historians, looking back through time to piece together the story of the universe.

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This Week's Sky: October 26 to November 1, 2020As the Moon waxes to full just in time for Halloween, set your sights on its features and neighbours in the sky.

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Astronomy Report: Week of 10/26-11/02Several interesting events are happening in the sky this week and this month. Meteorologist Chris Holtzman has the details in this week's Astronomy Report.

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SpaceX has launched 100 rockets successfullySince 2008, SpaceX has launched 100 successful flights of of the Falcon 1, Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rockets combined.

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NASA SLS megarocket shortage causes tug-of-war between moon missions, Europa explorationFacing a shortage of Space Launch System megarockets, NASA is forced to prioritize between crewed missions to the moon and a science mission to Jupiter's icy moon, Europa. Shared .

Volcanoes fuel gaseous atmosphere on Jupiter's moon Io"It was not known which process drives the dynamics in Io's atmosphere," Imke de Pater, graduate professor in the astronomy and earth and planetary science departments at the University of California, Berkeley, said in a statement. Shared .

Life on Earth: Why we may have the moon's now defunct magnetic field to thank for itThese fields are generated thousands of kilometres below the planet's surface in its liquid core and extend far into space - shielding the atmosphere from harmful solar radiation. Shared .

Capturing the Northern Lights on your Mobile PhoneModern mobiles are now able to take quite striking images of the night sky. Heres a few examples people shared from last nights aurora activity in the north of Scotland.

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Russia gears up for electronic warfare in spaceThe Krasukha-4 electronic warfare system is used among other things to interfere with observations of radar reconnaissance satellites.

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Swords into plowshares: the top secret PERCHERON projectOne of the last KH-7 GAMBIT-1 reconnaissance satellites was launched in early 1967. General Electric proposed using the successful spacecraft for NASA missions, but ran headlong into secrecy issues, angering officials at the National Reconnaissance Office, which procured and operated GAMBIT.

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The Artemis Accords take shapeRepresentatives of the US and seven other nations signed the Artemis Accords in a virtual ceremony October 13.

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From the Truman Proclamation to the Artemis Accords: steps toward establishing a bottom-up framework for governance in spaceShould lunar governance for future exploration and other activities be done in a bottom-up or top-down way?

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If we are going forward to the Moon, don't go back to ApolloAristarchus crater might be a better alternative landing site for the first Artemis missions than an Apollo site, if the south pole of the Moon is ruled out.

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Venus Biosignatures Update Podcast ExtraAs the exciting news of phosphine in the atmosphere of Venus turns into a point of contention in the astronomy world, we caught up with the study's lead scientist Professor Jane Greaves for the inside track.

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Best Telescopes for Stargazing and Astronomy-loversThese are the best telescopes we could find for stargazing and astronomy beginners and experts alike.

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Hubble Space Telescope Looks at NGC 34The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has taken a beautiful picture of the unusual spiral galaxy NGC 34.

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2020, November 2: Morning Star Venus, Mercury and Evening PlanetsMercury begins to join Morning Star Venus in the eastern sky before sunrise. The moon is in the morning sky in the west.

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Spiral GalaxySpiral galaxy is named by its spiral structure as arms coming out from centre disc.

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Arrows of TimeA project by Quanta Magazine. Text by Dan Falk. Design and illustrations by Eleanor Lutz and Olena Shmahalo.

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Cassiopeia AThe brightest stars of Cassiopeia form one of the most prominent patterns in the night sky - a big letter M or W.

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Blue Moon in 2020: When Is the Next Blue Moon?The Hunter's Blue Moon will occur on October 31, 2020—Halloween night! Find out what a Blue Moon really is and learn when to see the next one!

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Via Lactea by Robert LimaVia LacteaOn the Photograph by Dionisio Ameal Pachecoby Robert Lima The old hórreo, a granary on the Rio Minho, receives the torrent of stars into its wooden hold.


Astronomy academic looking to unlock the mysteries of the universeA Kiwi astronomy academic, whose career highlights shine like a shooting star, has received a prestigious grant to further her study into the mysteries of the universe.

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SpaceX Starship Passes Static Fire Test With Three Raptor Engines, Finally Gets Nose Cone!The Starship is coming together, literally and figuratively! With its three Raptor engines test fired, and nosecones and fins attached, the vessel is ready for its highest hop test yet!

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Starship SN8 preparing for a second Static Fire testFollowing the first-ever triple Raptor Static Fire test, Starship SN8 is pushing through the pre-launch&.

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2020, November: Brilliant Morning Star Venus and MercuryBrilliant Venus continues to shine brightly in the morning sky. Venus is “that bright star” in the southeastern sky before sunrise.

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Astronomers enlist AI in the search for 'lethal' baby star eruptionsScientists have trained an artificial intelligence to help understand the evolution of young stars and their planets - a new benchmark in the use of AI in astronomy.

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Russia launches Soyuz with next-generation navigation satelliteRussia launched a next-generation navigation satellite to join its GLONASS constellation Sunday. Liftoff of the&.

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The Color of Habitable Worlds"This is where we live. On a Blue Dot." said Carl Sagan when the now famous Pale Blue Dot photo was released.

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Our ever-expanding bounds of realityMC Eschers Drawing Hands. Source: Binghamton University This lithograph was at the reception of my previous workplace.

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Astronomer Names Massive, Mysterious Hydrogen Trail After Colombia's Famous RiverA Colombian astronomer has named what could be the largest known coherent object in our galaxy after Colombia's Magdelena river, made famous in the pages of "Love in the Time of Cholera" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

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M94More Messier Object videos: videos with Becky: Becky's website - with links to all her stuff and other projects: the nature of M94's outer region: a panchromatic perspective: Dark Matter Present in NGC 4736?

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Space Sunday: asteroid sampling and starship buildingIn my previous Space Sunday update, I covered the upcoming attempt by NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer to snag samples of material from the surface of asteroid 101955 Bennu, a carbonaceous near-Earth asteroid.

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Night Flight: Earth From Space Seen From The ISSOur Night Flight then takes us over the Mediterranian Sea - passing over the Middle East with Egypt and Israel brightly lit up.

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"Hawking Points"If space is truly infinite, ” observes Dan Hooper, head of the Theoretical Astrophysics Group at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, in At the Edge of Time, “the implications are staggering.

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Mixing Science and Art, One Painting at a TimeAll her life, Laci Shea Brock has needed to be creative and inventive. So, perhaps it's not completely surprising that in addition to pursuing her PhD in planetary sciences and astrophysics, she's also a talented artist.

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Einstein-predicted effect detected in double star systemAn effect predicted by Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity called gravitational redshift has been detected by the Chandra X-ray telescope in double star system 4U 1916-053, located 29,000 light years from Earth.

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5 ways families can enjoy astronomy during the pandemicThe night sky is, and always has been, safe and free. Shared .

The End of the UniverseIn this episode of Naked Astronomy we're taking a look at all the ways that the universe could come to a close.

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Paolo Ferri on communication and teamworkHowever, this 'conversation' between space and Earth is only as good as the conversations taking place on Earth, where effective communication and teamwork are fundamental.

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2020, November 1: Speedy Mercury, Evening PlanetsSpeedy Mercury joins Morning Star Venus in the eastern sky before sunrise. The first rock from the sun is entering the morning sky for its best appearance of the year.

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Betelgeuse UpdateAround this time last year, Betelgeuse was all over science news. People were asking when the star was going to explode, how long it would take, how bright it would be, etc.

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CapellaEventually, the star uses up the hydrogen, so the nuclear reactions shut down. Without the outward push of the radiation from these reactions, the core shrinks and gets hotter.

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The Mars HelicopterHere are some detailed information on Mars Helicopter Ingenuity. Check it out.

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Dark Matter in a Simulated UniverseIs our universe haunted? It might look that way on this dark matter map. The gravity of unseen dark matter is the leading explanation for why galaxies rotate so fast, why galaxies orbit clusters so fast, why gravitational lenses so strongly deflect light, and why visible matter is distributed as it is both in the local universe and on the cosmic...

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Colorado Skies: Astronomers learn from 'monsters' in the skyAs yet another season of witches, goblins and jack-o-lanterns bright slips into the ago, it is interesting to note that throughout history numerous accounts have been recorded describing a wide variety of celestial apparitions that evoke considerable fear and superstition.

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Nepal bags two awards under Global e-Competition on Astronomy and AstrophysicsNepal has won two honourable mention awards under the Global e-Competition on Astronomy and Astrophysics this year.}.

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About 3% of Starlinks Have Failed So FarA new analysis indicates that 3% of Starlink satellites have failed since they were launched to orbit, which could mean an increased risk of collisions down the road.

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New Receiver Will Boost Interplanetary CommunicationAs we explore the solar system, we'll need an interplanetary communication network that can keep up.

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Climate Change Impacts Astronomical ObservationsClimate changes associated with global warming can affect astronomical observations. That is the result of a study involving scientists from the University of Cologne.

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60 Starlink satellites deployed in amazing view from spaceStory: SpaceX launches 60 Starlink satellites, lands rocket at sea in 2nd flight this week: : SpaceX.

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SpaceX Starship: The Continued Evolution of the Big Falcon RocketSince 2012, SpaceX has been working on a reusable rocket family, now called Starship, that will eventually replace its workhorse Falcon 9 family. Its design has evolved into a rocket possibly unprecedented in its ambition, being even larger than the venerable Saturn V rocket, but with far more uses. At launch, it will be the world’s...

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Achieve Your Dream Mp Astro ShedThere will be many more video content like this which will give practical useful info to help newcomers and experienced Astrophotographers in the astro community to undertake Astro practical tuning, to let viewers get see the Astro equipment I review in detail.

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SpaceX Starlink Mission 15 HighlightsOn Tuesday, October 20, Ector County Independent School District in Texas announced their participation in a pilot program to help local students and their families access high-speed, low-latency internet.

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Touchdown! SpaceX lands booster on drone ship after launching Starlink 14 missionSpaceX's Falcon 9 first stage landed on the "Just Read the Instructions" drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean on Oct.

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Blastoff! SpaceX's launches Starlink 14 mission satellitesSpaceX launched 60 Starlink satellites atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Oct.

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Leading Hampshire astronomer who set up National Astronomy Week will be sadly missedA FAMILY has paid a heart-felt tribute to a leading astronomer who has sadly passed away at the age of 80.

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Mars at OppositionOn October 13, 2020, the planet Mars reached a position in its orbit called opposition with respect to the Earth.

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HamalHamal has already finished the original hydrogen fuel in the core. Now, it probably is burning the hydrogen in a thin layer around the now-quiet core.

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OSIRIS-REx is literally overflowing with asteroid samples from BennuThe spacecraft collected so much material from its target asteroid that it can't contain it all. Shared .

10/19/2020 Gallery  Cottonwood Campground Joshua Tree National ParkNeedless to say it felt defeating! But of course, that “bug” wasn’t going to go away until I came back out and shot again.


291. Dear Cheap AstronomyIt's full of stars.

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Baseball Physics, with Bill NyeNeil deGrasse Tyson explores the physics of baseball with Bill Nye the Science Guy, co-host Gary O'Reilly, and DJ Price, assistant coach at Barry > NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: > Photo Credit: Keith Allison from Hanover, MD, USA / CC BY-SA.

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Geologists Have Found the Earth's Missing Tectonic PlateA pair of geologists have developed a technique for finding subducted tectonic plates. They've found one that nobody was sure existed.

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The forgotten rescue of the Salyut 7 space stationAfter a total loss of power, many thought the Soviet's Salyut 7 space station was gone for good. Shared .

Live and Processed Views of Today's SunspotHere are some live and processed views of today's sunspot This sunspot has been lingering on the sun all week long.

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Video: EUROC university student rocket competition underway in PortugalThe first European Rocketry Challenge inter-collegiate student rocketry competition is being held in Ponte de Sor, Portugal this week.

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A Touch of History for Asteroid Sample Return Mission on This Week @NASAA touch of history for our first asteroid sample return mission, a safe return from the International Space Station, and a big move in preparation for Artemis I...

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Astronomers Find the Hollowed-Out Shell of a Dwarf Galaxy that Collided With the Milky Way Billions of Years AgoAn ancient merger event called the Radial Virgo Merger was more violent than other mergers and left its mark on the Milky Way.

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SpaceX Starship SN8 gets its nose coneSpaceX attached the nose cone to the Starship SN8 prototype at their Boca Chica, Texas facility on Oct.

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AASWomen Newsletter for October 23, 2020AAS Committee on the Status of Women AAS Committee on the Status of Women Issue of October 23, 2020 eds: Heather Flewelling, Nicolle...

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Game theory helps focus the hunt for alien civilizationsOur galaxy contains billions of exoplanets. Now, using a mathematical model of how players compete, researchers think they've narrowed down which distant worlds are most likely to host intelligent life. Shared .

"Search for Extraterrestrial Atoms of Life to NASA's 'Exciting' Moon Discovery"Planet Earth Report” provides descriptive links to headline news by leading science journalists about the extraordinary discoveries, technology, people, and events changing our knowledge of Planet Earth and the future of the human species.

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Video from Space / Weekly Highlights: Week of Oct.18, 2020Videos featured: SpaceX launched and deployed 60 Starlink satellites, a pair of asteroids flew closer to the moon, an International Space Station crew landed back on Earth, asteroid 2020 UA was seen from Earth before a close flyby and NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission completed a touch-and-go maneuver on asteroid Bennu to collect samples.

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Inside KSC! for Oct. 23, 2020NASA's mobile launcher was once again on the move. The structure that will carry the Space Launch System and Orion spacecraft for Artemis I traveled to Kennedy Space Center's Launch Pad 39B atop crawler transporter-2.

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Videos: "Space to Ground" + Other ISS reportsHere is the latest episode in NASAs Space to Ground weekly report on activities related to the International Space Station: * ISS Expedition 63/Soyuz MS-16 Undocking Coverage  NASA V...

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Seeing Earth as a Transiting WorldTaking advantage of the fact that most major bodies in our Solar System orbit in roughly the same plane around the Sun, Cornell’s Lisa Kaltenegger, working with Joshua Pepper , has gone on to ponder the implications of the ecliptic plane, traced out as the plane of Earth’s orbit around the Sun, for exoplanet studies.

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SLS Core Stage nearing home stretch for Green Run tanking testFinal preparations are in work to ready the first Space Launch System. Core Stage flight article for its first-ever propellant loading in the B-2 Test Stand at NASA's Stennis Space Center in Southern Mississippi.

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The First Stars that Ultimately Led to Life in the UniverseIt has been said that all the light ever radiated by all the stars that ever existed in the history of observable universe - a bubble 14 billion light-years in radius, which represents how far we have been able to see since its beginning - is still with us, filling the universe with a sea of photons, the cosmic fog known as the extragalactic...

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Sample acquired! And: is your name in space?Get the full scoop on Bennu and Venus, and get yourself the most cosmic face mask out there.

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Astronomers Identify Closest Stars that Could See Earth as Transiting ExoplanetUsing data gathered by NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite and ESA's Gaia satellite, a team of U.S. astronomers has identified 1,004 main-sequence stars that might host potentially habitable Earth-like planets - all within 100 parsecs of Earth - and which should be able to detect Earth's chemical traces of life.

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If Aliens lived on planets 300 light-years away, they could spot usCornell University astronomer Lisa Kaltenegger explains that if there is intelligent life on planets 300 light-years away, they would be able to detect Earth's chemical traces.

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Oct 23rd: Dr. Jill Tarter and the Search for TechnosignaturesToday we have Dr. Jill Tarter discus about the search for technosignatures. And we also have news updates.

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Space to Ground: Thumbs Up: 10/23/2020NASA's Space to Ground is your weekly update on what's happening aboard the International Space Station.

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A 4G network on the Moon is bad news for radio astronomyThe Conversation) As you drive down the road leading to Jodrell Bank Observatory, a sign asks visitors to turn off their mobile phones, stating that the Lovell telescope is so powerful it could detect a phone signal on Mars.

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On This Day in Space: Oct. 23, 2007: Space station's Harmony module launches on STS-120On October 23, 2007, the space shuttle Discovery launched the Harmony module to the International Space Station. Shared .

A 4G network on the Moon is bad news for radio astronomyRadio telescopes are incredibly sensitive to phone network interference.

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This Week's Sky at a Glance, October 23-31The Moon, now a day and a half past first quarter, shines in Capricornus. It forms the top of a very wide, flat, almost isosceles triangle with Fomalhaut, about two fists at arm's length to the Moon's left and a little lower, and Saturn, about two fists to the Moon's right and a little lower.

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Earth from Space: Ganges DeltaSubscribe: and click twice on the bell button to receive our out our full video catalog: us on Twitter: Facebook: Instagram: Flickr: are Europe's gateway to space.

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For The First Time, Astronomers See Plumes of Sulfur Dioxide From The Volcanoes of IoFor the first time, astronomers have seen clear evidence of plumes of toxic volcanic gas erupting forth from the volcanoes of Io.

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The Sky This Week from October 23 to 30Watch our waxing Moon glow amid stars and planets from October 23 to 30. Shared .

SunquakesResearchers in Italy looked at records of solar storms compiled by a Sun-watching satellite from 1996 through 2016.

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Love learning more about the night sky? This event is for youRunning from Monday, October 23 to Sunday, November 1, the virtual Dark Skies Week will feature a wide variety of webinars, including: a beginners guide to the night sky with astronomer Neill Sanders; all about the Aurora, live from the Arctic Circle with astronomer and aurora expert Matt Robinson; what you can see using a telescope with...

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OSIRIS-Rex Touches Bennu HighlightsIt isn't everyday that humanity touches down on other celestial bodies and this week, the OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft successfully touches the asteroid known as Bennu and managed to collect a sample to bring home to Earth.

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Phosphine on Venus: Not so fastLast month I posted about a Possible Sign of Life on Venus, which reported on Phosphine gas in the cloud decks of Venus.

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Ancient stargazing meets modern astronomy to share Aboriginal stories of night skyAstronomers and Aboriginal people team up to share the magic of the universe from both a modern and ancient perspective.

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Astronomers Challenge Recent Findings About Venus. "No Statistically Significant Detection of Phosphine"Is there really phosphine on Venus? A new study tries to recreate the detection of phosphine but is unable to.

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Scientists Think They Know What Caused the Deadliest Mass Extinction in the History of the EarthScientists have finally pieced together the cascading chain of events that led to the Great Dying, the largest extinction in Earth's history.

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Meet NASA's Eric Aguilar, Mars 2020 Technical Group SupervisorGet to know some of the diverse team of engineers and scientists working on NASA's next Mars rover, Perseverance.

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Recommendations from the SATCON1 Report-Impact of Satellites on AstronomyThe American Astronomical Society and Satellite Industry Association present a webinar on the Satellite Constellations 1.

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Weekly Space Hangout: October 21, 2020, Dr. Jill Tarter and the Search for TechnosignaturesThis week we are excited to welcome Dr. Jill Tarter to the Weekly Space Hangout.

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ALMA Spots Volcanic Plumes on Jupiter's Moon IoAstronomers using the Atacama Large Array have spotted airborne plumes of sulfur dioxide , sulfur monoxide , and potassium chloride from Io's active volcanoes.

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Infinity and Beyond a€” Episode 10: The Artemis MissionsThis week, Abigail Bollenbach and Astronomy magazine present you with a crash course on NASA's planned Artemis missions, our first crewed venture back to the Moon in more than 50 years. Shared .

Making a new NASA SpacesuitNASA's Johnson Space Center takes you behind the scenes of making a next-generation Exploration Extravehicular Mobility Unit to explore the moon and Mars.

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Tales of Two Fall Comets: 88P Howell and M3 ATLASTwo more comets - 88P Howell and M3 ATLAS - are worth scouting the sky for into November 2020.

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Osiris-REX "TAGs" Bennu, Returns Stunning ViewsAfter more than a year and a half of exploration and mapping from afar, NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer spacecraft descended to the surface of asteroid 101955 Bennu, extended its TAGSAM arm, and — for six seconds — touched the surface of the asteroid.

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NASA to announce 'exciting new discovery' about the moon on MondayNASA has used a flying telescope called SOFIA to make an intriguing discovery about the moon, but the agency won't say anything more until Oct. Shared .

Back into the Clouds of VenusWe’re a long way from knowing what is going on in terms of possible life in the clouds of Venus, but one thing is already clear: The phosphine signature, as well as its implications, is going to be thrashed out in the journals, as witness a new study from Rakesh Mogul and colleagues that looks at data from the Pioneer-Venus Large Probe...

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The Alien ObservatoryYou know, our sun looks just like thousands of other stars in the sky. You’d never guess that there are planets going around it, and that one of those planets has people who consider themselves very intelligent.

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Watch OSIRIS-REx spacecraft's touchdown on asteroid Bennu in NASA highlights20, 2020 to collect samples. Watch highlights from the spacecraft, mission control and animations of the event.

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NEOWISE spectroscopy by Damien LemayAwarded the prize for ingenuity for the week of August 21, 2020, Damien Lemay won for his images of spectra of Comet C/2020 F3.

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Astronomers Spot Giant Halo Around Milky Way That May Help Answer Universe's Missing Matter MysteryThrough this study, researchers from the University of Iowa have indicated that the missing matter could be hiding in the circumgalactic medium—which is the stellar halo filled with hot gases.

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Moon's Magnetism Might Have Protected EarthPrevious research by John Tarduno and colleagues had shown that the young Sun was fierce, emitting high-energy radiation at levels around six times greater than today.

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20 years of the International Space StationWe're marking 20 years of continuous occupation of the ISS with a look at its past, present and future, its many achievements, and what it's like to live on the floating laboratory.

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Aliens 'may have already spotted us' astronomers announcePLANETS far beyond our solar system have a direct line of sight to Earth and that means aliens may already know of our existence, a pair of astronomers has astonishingly claimed. Shared .

Watch live: SpaceX to launch 60 new Starlink satellites into orbitA SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch 60 more Starlink internet satellites Thursday and you can watch it live here. Shared .

SpaceX to launch second Starlink mission in a weekJust four days after the previous flight, SpaceX is ready to launch its third batch of Starlink satellites this month into orbit at 12:14 EDT on Thursday, 22 October. The v1.0 L14 mission - the 14th launch of operational satellites and 15th Starlink flight overall - will launch from pad SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

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Moon and PlanetsThere's another way to look at the distances to these three bodies: how long it takes their light to reach Earth.

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Astronomy and zodiacPeter Duke, Suffolk Park Geographically, the naming of clusters of stars helped humans to navigate at night, and also locate an individual star in a certain part of the sky.

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Ep. 582: Building Bigger Black HolesDid you hear the news? Nobel Prizes for black holes. We know there are stellar mass black holes and supermassive black holes, but how do you get from one to the other?

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Watch Three Space Travelers Return Home from the International Space StationThe three crew members will wrap up a 196-day mission spanning 3,136 orbits of Earth and 83 million miles.

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Touchdown! Space Station crew lands in KazakhstanNASA astronaut Chris Cassidy and Roscosmos cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner returned to Earth aboard a Soyuz MS-16 capsule on Oct.

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No Phosphine on VenusSome time previouslyI wrote a blog post suggesting the excitement over the announcement that phosphine had been discovered in the atmosphere of Venus.

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2020, October 25: Morning Star Venus, Evening Moon, PlanetsThe brilliant Morning Star Venus continues to step through Virgo. It is that “bright star in the eastern sky” before sunrise. This morning Venus is near Beta Virginis. In the evening sky, the gibbous moon is between Mars and Jupiter, and near the star Fomalhaut. Mars is in the east-southeast. Jupiter and Saturn are in the...

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