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Mercurys Sodium TailWhat is that fuzzy streak extending from Mercury? Long exposures of our Solar System's innermost planet may reveal something unexpected: a tail.

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Electron Rocket's 13th Launch Failed, Destroying its Satellite PayloadIn what would have been the 12th successful launch of their Electron rocket, Rocket Lab.

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The final breaths of dying stars are sources of carbonSign up for Scientific Inquirer's Steady State Newsletter for the week's top stories, exclusive interviews, and weekly giveaways.

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Australia's astronomy opportunities: Tamara DavisProfessor Tamara Davis joins RN Breakfast to discuss Australia's research and investment opportunities for astronomy.

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The Corona Australis Molecular Cloud. Normally this Looks Like a Dark Blob in the Sky. But in Infrared, it Looks Like This.It's name literally means "southern crown." One of its features is the Corona Australis molecular cloud, home to a star-forming region containing young stars and proto-stars.

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Teaching a master about planetary explorationTheSpacewriter explores Mars via plot device with Galileo Galilei as a student of planetary exploration.

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future of gravitational-wave astronomyA new study released today makes a compelling case for the development of 'NEMO' - a new observatory in Australia that could deliver on some of the most exciting gravitational-wave science next-generation detectors have to offer, but at a fraction of the cost.

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Of Stars and SmartphonesRecently I found that a moving light in the sky was the International Space Station - I felt I should have waved - and just the other night I looked out of the front window and saw the moon accompanied by two "stars" which turned out to be Jupiter and Saturn - the thought that these two bright points of light in the sky were two massive planets...

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The Moon Might Be More Metal-Rich Than We ThoughtSurprise Discovery! While looking for water ice on the Moon, researchers found more metal than expected.

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China launches 3 satellites on 2 rockets in 3 daysChina just put three satellites into space during two launches from different space centers in three days.

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Meet Central American-Caribbean Astronomy Bridge Program FellowsThe Central American - Caribbean bridge in astrophysics is a program created to mentor and train the next generation of students in astrophy...

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House bill would nix White House's proposed 2021 NASA budget boostA bill released by the U.S. House of Representatives today would keep NASA funding flat next year, at $22.629 billion.

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A Bright Summertime CometComet C/2020 F3 is a beautiful binocular comet and easily seen with the unaided eye before dawn.

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Two Bright Supernovae Light Up Nearby GalaxiesTwo bright new supernovae — 2020nlb in M85 and 2020nvb in NGC 4457 — are now within the range of amateur telescopes in the western sky at nightfall.

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Amateur Astronomers Find a Brand New Storm on JupiterAmateur astronomers have discovered a new storm near the Great Red Spot.

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How astronomers learned to 'listen' to gravitational wavesSince confirming the existence of ripples in the fabric of space-time some five years ago, the LIGO/Virgo collaboration has advanced gravitational-wave research by leaps and bounds.

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Betelgeuse Probably Dimmed Because of Enormous StarspotsWhat made Betelgeuse dim so much? Imminent supernova? Dusty ejections that blocked its light? No, and no.

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Yale astronomy students speak out against institutional racismStudents are leading the charge to make changes at Yale University after a heated debate over systemic racism at the institution went public.

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'Clyde's Spot,' a new storm on Jupiter, discovered by amateur astronomerNASA's Jupiter-orbiting Juno probe has captured gorgeous imagery of a storm that recently cropped up on the giant planet.

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Liebster AwardThank you! I want tot thank If it is possible to migrate on another planet, would you leave Earth?

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Chinese scientists reveal analysis of weird substance found on the moon's far side by Yutu 2 roverChinese scientists have published an analysis of a curious substance on the moon which generated widespread interest following its discovery by the Yutu 2 rover last year.

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KELT-9b: 'Gravity Darkening' and an Asymmetric Light CurvePerhaps the hottest planet ever discovered spotlights yet another way to interpret light curves produced by transiting worlds.

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White Dwarfs are Primary Source of Carbon in Milky Way, Astronomers SayAstronomers have analyzed a few carbon-oxygen white dwarfs in Milky Way's old open clusters, and their findings help shed new light on the origin of the carbon, an element essential to life on Earth.

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Listen live: NASA to provide update on Boeing's Starliner astronaut taxi @ 2:30 pm ETTwo NASA astronauts are walking in space outside the International Space Station to complete work on an upgrade of the orbiting laboratory's solar power system and you can watch it live here.

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Planet Earth Report"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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Funding NEMO: Building $100m black hole detector 'not pie in the sky'Giant $100m device to detect supernovas, neutron stars and birth of black holes should be built in Australia, report delivered to federal government says.

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Israel launches Ofek 16 reconnaissance satellite into orbitIsrael has successfully launched a new reconnaissance satellite into orbit, the latest in a series of spy satellites for the country that date back to 1988.

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NGC 2275: An Absolute Unit of Galactic FlocculenceThe Hubble Space Telescope has the knack for finding every size and shape of galaxy imaginable - from small, medium to large, all the way up to absolute units.

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"The Big Bang iPhone""Our observations show that Sun-like stars actually create lithium later in their lives, after they have swelled to become red giants."

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Terminator: MoonA creative mosaic of the Moon by Andrew McCarthy shows an amazing amount of topographic relief.

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On This Day in Space! July 7, 1961: Discoverer 26 satellite launches on secret missionOn July 7, 1961, the U.S. Air Force launched a satellite called Discoverer 26 into orbit with a classified payload.

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It's the month of Mars! 3 Red Planet missions set to launch in JulyThree missions are poised to launch toward the Red Planet this month, including NASA's life-hunting, sample-caching Perseverance rover.

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Comet NeowiseComet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE is the third comet this year to be discovered by astronomers.

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What are Newton's laws of motion?There's a reason — actually, several — why Sir Isaac Newton is often considered the No.

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Astronauts bound for Mars should swing by Venus first, scientists sayThere's a way to make crewed flights to Mars faster, cheaper, and higher-return: use Venus as a gravity assist.

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2020, July 7: Bright Moon in a July Planet ParadeAt about one hour before sunrise four bright planets and the gibbous moon parade across the July morning sky.

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OneWeb's revival worries astronomersA potential return to operations of satellite megaconstellation company OneWeb is a new source of worry for astronomers who previously had been focused on the effect SpaceX's Starlink satellites will have on their observations.

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Astronomers Reveal Glorious Catalog of Objects That Could Host Alien IntelligenceIn July of 2015, Breakthrough Initiatives announced that it was embarking on a ten-year initiative to conduct the largest Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence to date.

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Japan: Tanabata Star FestivalTanabata, or the star festival, is observed on July 7. As the date approaches, long, narrow strips of colorful paper known as tanzaku, vibrant ornaments, and other decorations are hung from bamboo branches, enlivening the decor of homes as well as brightening shopping arcades, train stations, and other public spaces.

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The MultiverseI came into this world with universal knowledge encrypted in my infant brain, and growing up I have learned how to decrypt all this knowledge but decrypting it requires time and patience and understanding that one must first unlearn.

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Comet NEOWISE over LebanonA comet has suddenly become visible to the unaided eye. Comet C/2020 F3 was discovered in late March and brightened as it reached its closest approach to the Sun, inside the orbit of Mercury, late last week.

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China's Mars Rover Launches in Late JulyChina says they're launching their Mars Rover this July, or maybe August. If they can successfully land their rover, they'll join an exclusive club.

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Astronomers have found the source of life in the universeNew observations of white dwarf stars reveal their stellar contribution to carbon atoms in the cosmos, one of the building blocks of life.

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Viruses on EarthTheSpacewriter takes a look at viruses and whether they can grow on other planets. The current SARS-CoV-2 we're battling may provide insights.

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Israel conducts surprise launch with Ofek 16 satelliteThe Israeli government and Israel Aerospace Industries conducted a launch of a reconnaissance satellite Monday, using a Shavit-2 rocket to deploy the Ofek 16 satellite into low Earth orbit.

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Astrophysicist Joe Pesce answers your questions about the universeAstrophysicist Dr. Joe Pesce recently joined the Space.com forums to answer your questions about the universe, and also Star Trek.

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There's a Black Hole With 34 Billion Times the Mass of the Sun, Eating Roughly a Star Every DayIn the 1960s, astronomers began theorizing that there might be black holes in the Universe that are so massive - supermassive black holes - they could power the nuclei of active galaxies.

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Astronomers See Through the Milky Way's Dust to Track Where Radiation is Coming From at the Center of the GalaxyThere' something mysterious going on in the center region of the Milky Way, but it's hard to see into all the dust.

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An astronaut got a blood clot in space —now our study shows how to best protect crewBlood clots are life-threatening, as they can cause heart attacks or strokes and lead to huge health related costs on Earth.

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Astronomer Martha Haynes awarded Jansky LectureshipThe Jansky Lectureship recognizes outstanding contributions to the advancement of radio astronomy and is being awarded to Haynes "for her influential impact to our understanding of galaxies."

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Revealed: the Sun's secret plan to become a lithium factoryAstronomers have discovered that stars like the Sun produce huge amounts of lithium late in their lives.

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Dying White DwarfsThe oldest planet ever detected in the universe, The PSR B1620-26 system lies around 5,600 light years away in galaxy cluster M4, directly west of red supergiant star Antares is estimated to be around 13 billion years—almost three times as old as the Solar System.orbiting a binary system of a white dwarf and a.

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New Astronomy Books: "Expanding UniverseWith investigations into everything from black holes to exoplanets, the Hubble Telescope has changed not only the face of astronomy but also our very sense of being in the universe.

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The Theory Of Special RelativityIn this write-up i'll talk about - What this theory states and the very beginning of its widespread.

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Second SLS Mobile Launcher preps for construction as hardware arrives at KSCA second Mobile Launcher for NASA's Space Launch System is heading into its construction phase as Ground Support Equipment begins to arrive at the Kennedy Space Center.

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Basics for Astronomy Olympiads and QuizzesIn my previous article I introduced the celestial sphere and Alti-Azimuth Coordinate system and in this one, I'm going to discuss about the Equatorial Coordinate System.

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Dying stars breathe life into Earth: studyAs dying stars take their final few breaths of life, they gently sprinkle their ashes into the cosmos through the magnificent planetary nebulae.

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New Oval-Shaped Feature Spotted on Jupiter: Clyde's SpotAn astronomer from South Africa has discovered a new 'white oval' in the southern hemisphere of the gas giant Jupiter.

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I obstinate myselfOur national climate has deprived me of so many conjunctions, eclipses, comets, transits and other such glories that I can hardly bear to speak of it.

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Comet NEOWISE shines in stunning photos from the International Space StationTwo astronauts on the International Space Station captured stunning images of a bright comet called NEOWISE.

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Melotte 15 by Dave DevA clear, crisp image of Melotte 15, taken by Dave Dev at last year's Starfest, took the top spot in our Photo of the Week contest July 3, 2020.

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Watch out for summer's night-shining cloudsNoctilucent clouds are a beautiful sight. They lie on the edge of space and have an astronomical origin.

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Alignment of a Star and a PlanetIn a widely accepted theory for solar system formation, a star and its planets are born from the same swirling nebula of gas and dust.

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Astronomers Find Largest Super-Neptune Yet around Red Dwarf StarUsing NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite and several ground-based telescopes, astronomers have discovered and confirmed a warm super-Neptune orbiting the red dwarf TOI-1728.

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A record-breaking quasar poses a supermassive problemThe second most distant quasar has been found with a record-breaking supermassive black hole. But how did it grow so quickly?

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Last Week's Top 5 Space and Science Headlines"Is There Life There, HAL? " - NASA Announces Intelligent AI Systems Installed on Probes of Distant Planets A Behemoth - "That Brings an End to Time and Space and the Laws of Physics" "An Accident More Complex than the Cosmos" Signals of the Phantom Universe - "Detected in Absolute Stillness of Our Solar System's Center of"

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2020, July 6: Moon and Morning Planet ParadeThe moon marches with Jupiter and Saturn in this morning's planet parade. by Jeffrey L. Hunt The bright moon appears with Jupiter and Saturn in the south-southwest this morning.

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There's more metal on the moon than we thoughtNASA's prolific Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter found rich evidence of iron and titanium oxides under the surface of the moon, which may show a close connection with Earth's early history.

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The 1st-ever Mars helicopter will start flying next year. Here's how.NASA's Perseverance rover will have a special passenger when it alights inside Mars' Jezero Crater in February 2021 — the first helicopter ever to fly on another world.

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National spaceports: the pastAn Atlas V launch in August 2019, seen from the author's home.

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It's rocket science, after allA Rocket Lab Electron rocket lifts off Saturday on its ill-fated launch.

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"Artemis 8" using DragonA SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft, like the one approaching the ISS in May on the Demo-2 mission, could be sent around the Moon using a combination of Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rockets.

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Enhancing space deterrence thought for nuclear threshold threatsA North Korean rocket launch in December 2012. The rocket successfully placed a satellite into orbit, but that satellite appeared to be dead on arrival.

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Review: The Little Book of CosmologyThe author, Lyman Page, is a Princeton University professor and is described by the book jacket as "one of the world's leading experimental cosmologists." That job title makes it sound like he runs a lab where postdocs and grad students create and destroy universes.

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Infant planet discovered by UH astronomersMANOA — Astronomers study stars and planets much younger than the sun to learn about past events that shaped the solar system and Earth.

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"Einstein's Telescope" by Evalyn gatesThis book gives you a brief introduction to general relativity in the beginning and takes you to a journey across the universe.

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Hubble Snaps Image of Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 7513The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured a striking photo of a bright, barred spiral galaxy called NGC 7513.

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"Everything we know and love about the universe and all the laws of physics as they apply, apply to four percent of the universe"*…Dark matter is the most ubiquitous thing physicists have never found. Is it time to consider alternative explanations?

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Ocean on Jupiter's moon 'could be habitable,' researchers sayWith NASA slated to explore Jupiter's moon Europa sometime in the next decade, researchers are increasingly confident that the ocean on the celestial satellite "could be habitable." Speaking at the 2020 Goldschmidt Conference earlier this month, NASA researchers said they have developed a model that shows Europa, the sixth largest moon in the...

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Jupiter, Saturn, and The MoonHow rare it is, the planets align... Always at odds in the way that they shine.

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Solar prominence by Jean GuimondJean Guimond's image of a solar prominence was the hottest shot in the running, winning Photo of the Week.

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Astronomers pinpoint the center of our solar system and here's where it liesUsing gravitational wave detecting programs and new modeling software, scientists have found a more accurate position of our solar system's center.

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This Week's Sky: July 6 to 12, 2020This week is relatively quiet, but look forward to some close astronomical passes over the weekend.

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July's Night SkyVenus rises really early around 2:30am. It is stunningly bright at magnitude - 4.4. For the first couple of weeks the planet is to be found in the 'V' shaped pattern of the Hyades in Taurus.

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Implications of Solar GeoengineeringOn the tail end of the project, if the application of geoengineering was to be terminated just as suddenly as it began, the resulting large climate velocities could cripple species that are unable to adapt to major changes in climate.

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Comet NEOWISE could give skywatchers a dazzling show this month. Here's what to know.Comet NEOWISE could become a tantalizing object for skywatchers in the July 2020 night sky.

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Breakthrough Listen Releases its one-of-Everything "Exotica" CatalogBreakthrough Listen, the largest SETI effort ever mounted, just released a list of over 700 objects that could be of interest to people looking for aliens!

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10 Extra Afterschool ActivitiesIt's been a while since I released any afterschool activities. This is a pack of 10 activities for children and teens.

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New Neanderthal Link to Covid-19Scientists don't yet know if a particular piece of human DNA passed down from Neanderthal interbreeding 60,000 years ago increases the risk of severe illness from covid-19.

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"A Day in Space"Join us on July 16, 2020, for a remarkable event: A Day in Space, the first NSS live virtual speakers' series!

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Zero Gravity Ride? !Did you know that you could experience weightlessness without becoming an astronaut? Zero Gravity Corporation is an American company based in Arlington, Virginia, which operates weightless flights from United States airports.

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Buck Moon Penumbral Eclipse in CapricornEarly this morning you may have been able to see the penumbral lunar eclipse happening between the breaks in the clouds.

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Blasted Fossil Core of a Massive, Jupiter-Sized Planet DiscoveredA strange ice giant that can't be explained by previous theory has been discovered by NASA Scientists using the exoplanet-sleuth Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite.

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AstrologyDear Princess ‘Ishka, I have recently thought with my flat mates about a parallelism between astrological signs and queer identities.

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July's full 'Buck Moon' wows skywatchers despite lackluster lunar eclipseSome skywatchers may have seen more than mere fireworks in the night sky during their Fourth of July celebrations on Saturday: the full moon.

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Mike Lynch's Skywatch: Astronomical tape measuresOver the many years I've been writing this column, I've rattled off the distances to many celestial objects.

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2020, July 5: Bright Moon Leads Morning Planet ParadeThe moon leads Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, and Venus westward in July's morning planet parade. by Jeffrey L. Hunt The bright moon appears in the southwest with Jupiter and Saturn this morning.

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Full Moon Rising With A Side Dish Of EclipseFireworks. But we'll deal with those later. Let's talk about catching the full moon rising over the Santa Monica Mountains while also being partially eclipsed!

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Saturns Northern HexagonWhy would clouds form a hexagon on Saturn? Nobody is sure. Originally discovered during the Voyager flybys of Saturn in the 1980s, nobody has ever seen anything like it anywhere else in the Solar System.

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Aphelion Day! Now it will slowly start to get warmer!The exact time of Aphelion here in Coonabarabran was 9:54pm last night. At that time distance from the centre of the Earth to the centre of the Sun was 152,095,295kms.

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Rocket Lab Electron launch fails to reach orbit, 7 satellites lostA Rocket Lab Electron booster carrying seven satellites failed to reach orbit during a Fourth of July launch Saturday.

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Lima Astronomical Society seeks $4,000 for motor fixWith city tax revenues stressed due to the coronavirus pandemic's economic fallout, the Lima Astronomical Society is looking to the public to raise the funds needed to restore the use of Schoonover Observatory.

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One of the Best Pictures Ever Taken of ISS from the Ground. You Can Even See the Canadarm2Astrophotographer Thierry Legault is renowned for his amazing shots of spacecraft transiting the Sun. He's now outdone even himself.

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Rocket Lab To Demonstrate Rapid Turnaround With 13th Electron LaunchNearly three weeks after the last flight of Rocket Lab's workhorse Electron rocket, the California-based company is aiming to perform the most rapid turnaround between launches to date with the launch of Electron Flight 13, which features seven small satellites as the payload.

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Videos: "Space to Ground" ISS reportHere is the latest episode in NASA's Space to Ground weekly report on activities related to the International Space Station: Other recent ISS related videos: * Expedition 63 July 4th Message...

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Unprecedented ground-based discovery of two strongly interacting exoplanetsTheir orbits have a ratio of 247:63, whereas 248:62 = 4:1. - - - Several interacting exoplanets have already been spotted by satellites.

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The 'Buck Moon' lunar eclipse this Fourth of July will be hard to seeThe minor Independence Day eclipse will be difficult to spot and observers shouldn't expect mind-blowing views of the moon in Earth's shadow.

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Astronauts celebrate Fourth of July from space stationNASA astronauts on the International Space Station are celebrating Independence Day from space.

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Aphelion Day 2020: Earth is farthest from the sun today!Saturday is Aphelion Day, when the Earth will be at the farthest point in its elliptical orbit around the sun.

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2020, July 4: An Independence Day Planet ParadeThe moon leads a July morning planetary parade of Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, and Venus. by Jeffrey L. Hunt As the moon sets in the west, four bright planets march in their planetary parade across the sky from the southwest horizon to the east-northeast skyline.

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Astronomers Spot a Planet Unlike Any We've Seen Before Orbiting a Distant StarSome 730 light-years away, around a star that's a lot like our Sun, astronomers have found a really weird exoplanet.

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Bright comet appears in sky before dawnThe brightest comet for many years is making an appearance in the morning sky, to the delight of amateur astronomers.

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An Astronomer's Life in TransitSara Seager navigates her course after a difficult loss.

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July 2020: The Next Full Moon is the Buck MoonThe Moon will be close enough to opposite the Sun that its northern edge will pass through the partial shadow of the Earth - called a partial penumbral eclipse.

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View On Astronomy: July's skies have a trio of events worth keeping an eye out for"What's in a name? That which we call a July Full MoonBy many other names would shine as bright." My apologies to William Shakespeare, but I simply couldn't resist mangling the.

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Amazing Astronomy: Episode 02We belong to a galaxy called the Milkyway, Have you ever thought about how it got created?

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Help NASA Develop a Better Space ToiletHeroX is one again hosting a NASA challenge, this time to develop a space toilet that will facilitate lunar exploration.

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2020, July 17: Wonderful View of Morning Star Venus, Crescent Moon, StarsJuly 17, 2020: Venus and the moon make picturesque scene before sunrise.

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Comet Update 7/3/2020There were at some observations, after the comet left SOHO's field of view. Seven are now documented in the COBS database as bright as magnitude 1.0 - comparable to the brightest stars in the sky.

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BelatedLast night I saw a rapid succession of short bright arcs between Lyra and Aquila.

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U.K. buys stake in satellite company that could spoil astronomyWhen OneWeb filed for bankruptcy protection in March, astronomers breathed a sigh of relief. The company planned to launch thousands of internet-providing satellites into low-Earth orbit, where their reflections could disrupt the observations of ground-based telescopes.

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Astronomers Might Have Seen a Star Just Disappear. Turning Straight to a Black Hole Without a SupernovaA brilliant blue star has disappeared from view, which could mean it became a black hole in a novel way.

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Independence Day in the United StatesJuly 4 is Independence Day in the United States, the day in 1776 when our "Dear George" letter was published and sent to the King of England.

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Limits of the skyManaging editor Allendria Brunjes talks about limits — limits in the sky, in space, of our machines and bodies.

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2020 Readers Choice Award votingYou've been waiting for it all year, and Readers' Choice Award voting will be open July 6-12, 2020.

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Thorne-Zytkow Objects: When a Supergiant Star Swallows a Dead StarOne of the universe's strangest stars is thought to form when a neutron star gets sucked into a red supergiant.

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Take a Flight Over Korolev Crater on MarsWe love flyover videos from other worlds. These stunning videos, created from imagery gathered by orbiting spacecraft, can give us a sense of what it would be like to fly in an airplane on another planet.

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"Million-Year Birth"Most stars in the universe - including our life-giving Population 1, main-sequence Sun, one of more than 100 billion stars in the Milky Way, that formed approximately 4.6 billion years ago-are formed a massive star clusters created from the violent gravitational collapse of matter within a region of a large molecular cloud.

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2020, July 3: The Morning Planet Parade Marches OnFour bright planets parade across the July morning sky. by Jeffrey L. Hunt Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn stretch across the sky during morning twilight.

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Noctilucent clouds by Jeanine HolowatuikThat's what one of the judges said about Jeanine Holowatuik's breaktaking image of noctilucent clouds, which wins Photo of the Week June 26, 2020.

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Radio Telescopes Reveal Lukewarm Atmosphere of Nearby Red Supergiant Star AntaresAstronomers using the Atacama Large Array and NSF's Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array have created the most detailed map yet of the atmosphere of Antares, one of the largest and brightest stars visible to naked eye in the night sky.

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Cygnus Wall by Ryan FraserTaken over three nights in late May and early June and edited in SHO Hubble pallet, Ryan Fraser's Cygnus Wall image took Photo of the Week June 19, 2020.

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Iris Nebula by Stuart HeggieWith a clear stars and a well-executed shot, Stuart Heggie's Iris Nebula won Photo of the Week June 12, 2020.

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U.K. government acquires OneWeb in curious moveThe government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland announced today they are acquiring the U.S. and U.K.-based company OneWeb, which filed for bankruptcy in March 2020 after failing to attract enough capital and customers for its planned internet satellite constellation and operating in a high debt-to-income ratio.

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Long March 4B lofts new Gaofen satelliteChina launched a new remote sensing satellite on Friday from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center....

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A 'Buck Moon' lunar eclipse occurs this Fourth of July. Don't expect to see much.Space is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.

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Earth at aphelionIn Astronomy the shape of a planet's orbit is called eccentricity, with 0 being a circle and 1 a straight line.

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The Galaxy Insight"Through how many dimensions and how many media will life have to pass? Down how many roads among the stars must man propel himself in search of the final secret?"

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Celestial fireworks: See Jupiter and Saturn with a 'Buck Moon' lunar eclipse this Fourth of July weekendThe moon will be busy this holiday weekend, as it dips into Earth's shadow and joins up with the two largest planets.

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Cosmic 'fireworks' shine in baby star cluster and distant galaxyScientists used two telescopes to study a young star cluster where infalling gas appears to create fireworks.

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Meteor showers, eclipse and more astronomy in Colorado summer 2020From Alpha Capricornids meteor showers to an eclipse, there are plenty of things to see in the sky other than fireworks for the Fourth of July.

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Mars in all its glory, and a planet as hot as a starDive into Mars mania and catch up on this week's space exploration updates.

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Surveying the CosmosIn this post I'm going to talk about a new 500 million dollar telescope, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope , being built at Cerro Pachón in Chile, and the survey of the cosmos it will be undertaking over a 10 year period.

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This Week's Sky at a Glance, July 3-11To skywatchers whose view low in the north is obstructed, "Cassiopeia in July" might sound as wrong as Christmas in July.

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Astronomers discover exoplanet clouds while observing 'hot Jupiters'Published in the Nature Astronomy journal, astronomers compiled a cloud atlas to analyze the compositions of the clouds surrounding exoplanet atmospheres.

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Earth is at its furthest point from the SunIn fact aphelion is just one aspect in a series of cycles governing Earth's orbit around the Sun.

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What's that bright 'star' in the morning sky?A brilliant "star" has appeared in the morning sky that is attracting a lot of attention.

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Behold! The Martian Menu, Courtesy of Mars City Design!Every year since 2012, Mars City Design hosts the Mars Feast Gala, where talented chefs create tantalizing entrees based on what future generations could grow on Mars.

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A bizarre, super-dense planet raises questions about gas giantsWhat lies beneath the swirling gases of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune? A backyard astronomer in Perth may have just helped find the answer: a super-dense rocky planet, unlike anything seen before by astronomers, orbiting a far-off star.

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Markarian's Chain in VirgoThere are a few subjects in the night sky that my regular Explore Scientific ED127mm telescope just cannot capture because the focal length is a bit too long.

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Thorne-Zytkow Objects: When a Supergiant Star Swallows a Dead StarOne of the universe's strangest stars is thought to form when a neutron star gets sucked into a red supergiant.

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It Was Almost Certainly an Asteroid Impact that Wiped Out the Dinosaurs. In Fact, Volcanoes Might Have Helped Life RecoverIt looks like all the volcanoes around the time of the dinosaur extinction actually helped life to recover from the asteroid strike.

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SpaceX's Starlink constellation could stand between astronomers and Planet 9A new telescope in South America might, astronomers have hoped, decrypt some of the universe's mysteries and — assuming it exists — even provide the first glimpse of Planet Nine, a giant world that some scientists predict is lurking in the outskirts of our solar system.

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Infinity and Beyond: Episode 2 — ExoplanetsIn the second episode of Infinity and Beyond, Abigail Bollenbach takes you to other worlds - exoplanets outside our solar system.

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EGS, Jacobs begin SLS booster build up for Artemis 1NASA Exploration Ground Systems and prime test and operations contractor Jacobs mated the first of two Space Launch System aft motor segments for the Artemis 1 launch with its aft skirt on June 24.

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ALMA and Hubble Capture Celestial Fireworks in Massive Stellar ProtoclusterUsing the Atacama Large Array and the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have observed G286.21+0.17, a massive protocluster located some 8,000 light-years away in the constellation of Carina.

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Weekly Space Hangout: July 1, 2020 — Dr. Andrew Siemion, Director of Berkeley SETI Research CenterThis week we are pleased to welcome Dr. Andrew Siemion, Director of the Berkeley SETI Research Center, to the WSH.

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This new, super-accurate way to pinpoint our solar system's center may help spot monster black hole crashesAstronomers have found a way to pinpoint our solar system's center of mass to within a mere 330 feet , a recent study reports.

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Space transport roundupA sampling of recent articles, videos, and images dealing with space transport : * SpaceX Falcon 9 successfully sends USAF GPS satellite into orbit.

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Crosspost: A Break-up Letter with Astronomy, From a Young Black WomanCredit: ESA, NASA By Lauren Chambers via Medium.com Dear Astronomy, It's not me, it's you.

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The Sky This Week: Catch a July 4 lunar eclipseFrom July 3 to 10, watch the Moon slide through Earth's shadow and see Venus at its brightest.

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Tracking a Jovian OutbreakAnother win for amateur astronomers. Have a look at a Juno image showing the familiar Great Red Spot and a new, bright spot just emerging in the center of the image, an oval-shaped feature that was not present in images taken several days earlier by astronomers in Australia.

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"Antarctica's Hidden Ocean to Secrets of the Magnetic Universe""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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Sky News This Week: July 2, 2020Scientists examine the disappearance of a distant blue variable star, Canada announces plans for a contract to build Canadarm3, and data shows the Sun's plasma has a cycle, too.

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Black Astronomers Highlight Achievements and ObstaclesScientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

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Did Betelgeuse fade due to supersized sunspots?A new study shows that the profound dimming of Betelgeuse in 2019/2020 may have been from starspots.

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This Weekend's Challenging Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Rounds Out the Summer SeasonThe July 4th Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Ends a Rare Triple Eclipse Season.

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"In Each of Us Lies a Message, Its Beginnings Lost in the Mists of Time""At one time,' writes science-fiction author Dennis E. Taylor in We Are Legion , "we thought that the way life came together was almost completely random, only needing an energy gradient to get going.

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Astronomers observe nova V659 Sct during outburstUsing the TIGRE telescope, astronomers have conducted spectroscopic observations of recently discovered nova known as V659 Sct during multiple phases of its outburst.

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Astronomers spot planets dancing around each other and say they can 'feel each other's gravity'Two giant planets have been observed performing a "gravitational dance", astronomers have revealed. The orbs were spotted 800 light-years away in the constellation of Hercules, scientists from the Wide Area Search for Planets consortium said.

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Close Encounters in the Milky Way — and What They Mean for PlanetsNew research suggests that more than half of the bulge stars undergo a relatively close flyby - close enough to breeze the outskirts of what would be their solar system - as much as 35 times in a billion years, a frequency that could have a significant effect on how young worlds grow.

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Europe to foster social-economical impact of astronomyThe European Regional Office of Astronomy for Development has held its first conference session at the 2020 virtual Annual Meeting of the European Astronomical Society , the largest astronomy conference in Europe.

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Astronomical Events in JulyIf you're bummed out over cancelled fireworks shows this 4th of July, don't worry, space has your back!

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How stargazing could save your lifeGalileo Galilei was the first person to point a telescope at the night sky. Having gazed - heretically - upon very large and distant celestial bodies, he realised he could use the same technology to magnify smaller terrestrial ones closer to home.

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The Sky Above You"A small fleet of spacecraft is due to take off for Mars in July, including the NASA Mars 2020 rover ‘Perseverance', and the first Mars missions from China and the United Arab Emirates."

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Complete and Total Mayhem in a Distant Galaxy CollisionAbell 2255 is an actively-merging cluster of galaxies, and the merger is marked by mayhem.

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Astronomers still don't know exactly what the sun is made ofFor two decades, astronomers have argued over how much carbon, nitrogen and especially oxygen lie within our closest star — a dispute with implications for the entire universe.

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"Starspots" on Betelgeuse: JCMT Explains Star's Record-Breaking DimmingNew data obtained using the Hawaii-based James Clerk Maxwell Telescope revealed that the surface of Betelgeuse , recently developed significant "Starspots" which caused an unprecedented dimming of the star.

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Planetary core discovered in distant star system, astronomers announce"This is the first time that we've discovered an intact exposed core of a gas giant around a star," study lead author David Armstrong, a physicist at the University of Warwick in the U.K., said in a statement.

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How we can explore the cosmos by letting it come to usA "Dynamic Orbital Slingshot" could be just the thing for visiting interstellar comets while they're blazing through our solar system.

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The Path to Ingenuity: One Man's Decades-Long Quest to Fly a Helicopter on MarsNASA is about to fly a rotorcraft on another planet for the first time. And for the engineers who built the Mars Ingenuity helicopter, it's a Wright brothers moment.

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Strange Happenings in JulyJuly 1st Unsolved Mysteries reboot streaming on Netflix. The new version will be produced by members of the original team and be released in 6 episode batches periodically.

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Could the neutrino be the most interesting particle in physics?Flaka - Year 13 Student Editor's Note: This essay forms part of a collection of works published in the 2020 edition of published here in The GSAL Journal.

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When is the Best Time to Observe the Moon?I used to teach astronomy at a local college and the astronomy students would always want to schedule a public star party during the time of Full Moon..." because it would be cool to see the Moon." This would absolutely make my blood boil and regardless of my explanation, I would lose to the student majority.

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NASA, Northrop Grumman plan for 12 additional SLS Solid Rocket BoostersNASA has initialized plans via a letter contract with Northrop Grumman for 12 additional Solid Rocket Boosters, or SRBs, for the agency's Space Launch System rocket - a pending contract with a potential value of $49.5 million USD.

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2020, July 1: A Quartet of Bright Morning PlanetsJuly mornings open with four bright planets - Venus, Mars, Saturn, and Jupiter - that stretch across the sky from the east-northeast horizon to the southwest skyline.

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Hunting for Galaxy M61I am under no illusion that seeing galaxies is possible from my location on Earth.

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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.

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Night sky highlightsTonight's Sky: July - Space Telescope Science Institute In July, find the Scorpius constellation to identify the reddish supergiant Antares, which will lead you to discover a trio of...

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Shot Put and SkydivingBy: Andrew Spears In the second week of SSP, things are running as smoothly as one could hope for.

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An Exposed Planetary Core at TOI-849In exoplanet research, ‘deserts' are regions where things are not found. Thus the Neptunian Desert, which is a zone close to a star where planets of Neptune size only rarely appear.

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Ingenuity: A man's decades-long quest to fly a helicopter on MarsNASA is about to fly a rotorcraft on another planet for the first time. And for the engineers who built the Mars Ingenuity helicopter, it's a Wright brothers moment.

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Anticipation Grows for Comets NEOWISE and LemmonTwo comets spark excitement for the coming week - NEOWISE might reach naked-eye visibility at dawn, while Lemmon will be visible in binoculars at dusk.

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First asteroid found within Venus's orbit could be a clue to missing 'mantle' asteroids"It's improbable that we look at this new population and an olivine-dominated object is the first type we see," says Francesca DeMeo, an asteroid hunter at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who was not part of the discovery team.

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Measuring Quantum Effects at the Human ScaleNow for the first time, a team led by researchers at the MIT LIGO Laboratory has measured the effects of quantum fluctuations on objects at the human scale, collapsing the boundary between the random uncertainty of the quantum world, where particles spring into and out of existence, and the orderly certainty of the classical.

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Astronomers glimpse a planetary core 730 light-years awayAstronomers have been able to peer inside a planet for the first time, according to a new study.

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Astronomers see unexpected molecule in exoplanet atmosphereSRON-astronomers have found the signature for aluminum oxide in the spectrum of exoplanet WASP-43b. This came as a surprise because AlO is expected to stay hidden in the lower atmospheric layers.

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Astronauts complete second spacewalk of ISS battery replacement effortsChris Cassidy and Bob Behnken have completed the second in a series of four spacewalks, or EVAs, that will complete replacement of the last set of Station batteries, which were delivered to the outpost in May on the Japan HTV-9 cargo vehicle.

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In the distant Universe a supermassive black hole eats a sun a day*Astronomers have found a supermassive black hole in the distant Universe that's 34 billion times the Sun's mass and eats the equivalent of a sun a day.

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Wednesday Wonders: Kenneth Essex Edgeworth MCJust over 140 years ago, an Irish astronomer, economist, and all-around jack of all trades you've never heard of known as Kenneth Essex Edgeworth was born.

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Astronomy in Africa: The Past, The Present and The FutureThe history of science and technology in Africa has received little attention compared to other regions of the world, despite notable developments in various fields.

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Ultrahot Jupiter KELT-9b Has Two Summers and Two Winters Every 36 HoursNew observations from NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite have enabled astronomers to improve their understanding of the bizarre environment of KELT-9b, an ultrahot Jupiter exoplanet transiting the rapidly rotating early-A-type star KELT-9.

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"That Brings an End to Time and Space and the Laws of Physics"A gargantuan black hole, known as J2157, 34 billion times the mass of our sun mass, and about 8,000 times bigger than the black hole in the center of the Milky Way, gorges on nearly the equivalent of one sun every day, according to Dr. Christopher Onken at The Australian National University about.

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Venus Passes in Front of the Solar CoronaSixteen years after Venus passed in front of the Sun in 2004, and eight years after its 2012 transit - rare events that won't happen again until 2117 and 2125 - Venus again passed near the Sun on the sky.

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Astronomers May Have Glimpsed Light from Merging Black HolesScientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

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For Your Ides OnlyOrganically focused. Even with camouflage. You see them, right? Two tails. So off the rails.

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'The Goblin' dwarf planet and an ancient quasar receive Hawaiian namesA newly identified quasar and a dwarf planet once nicknamed 'The Goblin' have new, official names derived from Hawaiian traditions.

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Signals of the Phantom Universe"Using the pulsars we observe across the Milky Way galaxy, we are trying to be like a spider sitting in stillness in the middle of her web," says Vanderbilt's Stephen Taylor, assistant professor of physics and astronomy and former astronomer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory about the location of absolute stillness in our.

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The astronomical challenge of recording The Outer WorldsHow did Obsidian handle voice work for a game with almost 350 characters, 40 voice actors, and recording studios in different countries?

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July's night sky with Martin Lunn, of Earby Astronomical SocietyTHIS is the month when the Earth is furthest from the Sun writes Martin Lunn, of Earby Astronomical society.

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Dying Stars"Oh wow! " said the junior astronomer, "this telescope can really see everything! " "Yes it can," replied their supervisor, "it's really a remarkable piece of equipment."

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What to see in the night sky in July 2020Here's our guide to planets and other phenomena you can see in the night sky this month with just your eyes, binoculars, or a small telescope.

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Our Rotating EarthHas your world ever turned upside-down? It would happen every day if you stay fixed to the stars.

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Here's How Perseverance's Helicopter Sidekick Will Deploy on MarsWhen NASA's new Perseverance Martian rover launches in a little over a month it will have a small robotic stow-away on board.

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Typical TyphoonsShe was a doctor and her birthday fell on the seventeenth of July. Curly hair on her face made her look like a tigress.

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How to Explore the Stars Without Ever Leaving HomeA "Dynamic Orbital Slingshot" could be just the thing for visiting interstellar comets while they're blazing through our solar system.

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It might just be possible to see a light flash too when black holes mergeBlack hole merger events are some of the most energetic, fearsomely energetic events in all the cosmos.

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July Astronomy: Its a Great Month for Sky-Watching, as Venus, Jupiter and Saturn Reach Peak BrillianceGood news for evening viewers! Jupiter and closely following Saturn are rising about a half-hour earlier per week, so by the dates of their respective oppositions, on the nights of July 14 and 20, they reach peak brilliance and will have just risen at sunset.

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Crosspost: #BlackInAstro from astrobitesImage credit: Astrobites. Credit for the Milky Way picture in the background of the featured image: ESO/B.

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Starship SN5 set to begin test campaign with cryogenic proofSpaceX's Starship SN5 prototype is expected to perform a cryogenic proof test at the launch provider's Boca Chica, Texas facility as early as Tuesday evening.

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The Expedition to Heaven on EarthAt the top of Mount Everest, where the ground juts up toward space, the highest-altitude weather stations are now taking stock of our changing planet.

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Astronomers investigate disappearance of massive starJune 30 - An unstable massive star in the Kinman Dwarf galaxy, located 75 million light-years away, has disappeared, but scientists aren't sure why or how.

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Rovers Will be Starting to Make Their Own Decisions About Where to Search for LifeSending data to Earth from far-flung places like Mars and Titan is difficult. And expensive.

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Giant Starspots May Explain Bizarre Dimming of BetelgeuseA new paper published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters points to the changes in the photosphere of the red supergiant star Betelgeuse as the source of the recent unusual dimming.

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Comet F3 NEOWISE May Perform in JulyWatch for comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE at dusk in late July... if it survives perihelion.

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Astronomers baffled after 'monster star' mysteriously disappears into the darknessThe mysterious star is located more than 70 million light-years away in the constellation of Aquarius, and is part of the Kinman Dwarf galaxy.

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Massive Variable Star Mysteriously Disappears from Distant Dwarf GalaxyUsing the X-SHOOTER and the ESPRESSO instruments on ESO's Very Large Telescope , astronomers have monitored a massive luminous blue variable star in a compact dwarf galaxy called PHL 293B and surprisingly observed the sudden disappearance of the stellar signatures.

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Photographers "Capture the Dark" with Stunning Images of the NightThe night is beautiful, mysterious, and vital to life on Earth. And night photography has the power to transport us, help us understand our place in the world, and inspire us to connect with, and ultimately protect, the night.

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Astronomers bewildered by massive star disappearing under their eyesThe star may have directly collapsed as a black hole, without going supernova - which is almost unprecedented.

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Archaeology, Anthropology, and Interstellar CommunicationLife on other. Interstellar is probably the main word that needs to be defined out of this list.

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Astronomers Have Located The Centre of The Solar System to Within 100 MetresWhen you picture the Solar System in your head, most people would think of the Sun, stolid and stationary in the centre, with everything else whizzing about around it.

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Gleaning inspiration from the first gay astronautHer coming out can be considered a tad cold, it being in her obituary. After her death, her sister commented and I'll quote - "If you read interviews from years and years back, you'll see that there was always a major frustration that she didn't comment much on 'how it feels to be the first American woman in space' - she just didn't think that...

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Space mystery: Astronomers stunned as entire star disappears 'We were surprised'ASTRONOMERS were surprised to find a star in the constellation Aquarius has vanished, leading to speculation it may have collapsed into a black hole.

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Two Planets Around Nearby Gliese 887Red dwarf stars have fascinated me for decades, ever since I learned that a potentially habitable planet around one might well be tidally locked.

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SpaceX preparing to launch third GPS Block III satelliteSpaceX is readying their Falcon 9 rocket to launch the third Block III Global Positioning System satellite, named SV03.

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"Darkness Shrouds the Planet"The asteroid was so large that, even at the moment of impact, the top of it might have still towered more than a mile above the cruising altitude of a 747.

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Mystery of a Massive Star in a Dwarf GalaxyDid an unstable ‘luminous blue variable' star some 2.5 million times brighter than the Sun in the Kinman Dwarf galaxy collapse into a black hole without producing a supernova.

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New study: The asteroid killed the dinosaurs, but volcanoes made things… better?New study shows the asteroid killed the dinosaurs, not the volcanoes.

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Astronomers witness 'monster star' mysteriously disappearing into darknessAstronomers have observed a "monster star" mysteriously disappearing into darkness in a nearby galaxy.

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New system of 'super-earth' planets is discovered by astronomy experts from Milton Keynes Open UniversityResearchers at the Open University have discovered a system of super-earth planets larger than earth.

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ESO: Massive star vanishes from viewThe latest report from the European Southern Observatory : A Cosmic Mystery: ESO Telescope Captures the Disappearance of a Massive Star Using the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Tel...

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A Cosmic Mystery: Disappearance of a Massive Star Surprises AstronomersUsing the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope , astronomers have discovered the absence of an unstable massive star in a dwarf galaxy.

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Astronomers marvel at rare annular eclipse in DubaiAstronomers marvel at a rare spectacle that will not appear for another 14 years. For over 2 hours the Moon blocked the Earth's direct view of the Sun.

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Astronomers witness black hole collision give off unexpected lightAstronomers have observed a bright flash of light from space, which appears to have come from a collision between two black holes.

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Bright Planetary Nebula NGC 7027 from HubbleWhat created this unusual planetary nebula? NGC 7027 is one of the smallest, brightest, and most unusually shaped planetary nebulas known.

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First ever Maori science award winner calls out racismDr Rangi Matamua, who received the Prime Minister's Science Communication prize, was once told his expertise was myths and legends, not science.

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International Asteroid DayInternational Asteroid Day is an annual event which is held on the anniversary of the Siberian Tunguska event that took place on June 30th 1908.

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Distant Quasars: Action in the Early UniverseTheSpacewriter explores quasars and the discovery of the second-most-distant one in the universe. Its existence may reveal more about the early cosmos.

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A brand new magnetar found, it's only 240 years oldMagnetars are some of the most ridiculous objects in the universe. Composed of the densest material possible spinning faster than your kitchen blender, they generate the absolute most powerful magnetic fields the cosmos has ever seen - and astronomers have recently spotted a newborn.

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Do Hot Jupiters Form Close in, or Do They Migrate? A Newly-Discovered Planet Might Help Answer ThisThe recent discovery of a very young gas giant could offer clues about how "Hot Jupiters" form and whether or not they migrate over time.

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