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The Vertical Magnetic Field of NGC 5775How far do magnetic fields extend up and out of spiral galaxies? For decades astronomers knew only that some spiral galaxies had magnetic fields.

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You Know it's Spring on Mars When the Carbon Dioxide is Starting to SublimateThe northern hemisphere of Mars is beginning to thaw from winter. But for the red planet, that doesnt mean that birds will sing and flowers will bloom.

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Episode 294: DOWNLINKSpaceflight news — SLS Green Test hotfire followup. Short and Sweet — SpaceX buys offshore oil platforms to convert to spaceports.

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New ImageThe well-known “Double Cluster” in the constellation Perseus consists of two open star clusters NGC 869 and NGC 884 , which are just a few hundred light years apart.

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Central Ngc 1316: After Galaxies CollideInspection indicates that NGC 1316 enromus elliptical galaxy that show includes dark dust lanes usually found in a spiral galaxy.

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Astronomers discover a bizarre string of five planets that "dance" in perfect resonanceLike overlapping rhythms, five distant exoplanets orbit their parent star with uncanny synchronicity.

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As Bridenstine Says Goodbye, What's Ahead For NASA?NASA's administrator Jim Bridenstine stepped down last week as a new presidential administration took office.

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Astronomy is easy as ABC for Mensa girl Dayaal, fourA FOUR-YEAR-OLD girl has become one of the youngest members of Mensa after learning the alphabet  aged just 14 months.

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SpaceX targeting Wednesday for Starship SN9 test flightSpaceX's latest Starship prototype will take to the skies Wednesday , if all goes according to plan.

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Deep Space Network upgrades and new antennas increase vital communication capabilitiesNASA's Deep Space Network, commonly referred to as the DSN, has welcomed a new dish, Deep Space Station 56, to its family of powerful ground listening stations around the world.

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One Conjunction, Three different setups.Right before the Christmas holiday there was the big conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, an event that occurs every 800 years and had a nice run-up.

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NASA Astronauts Share Inauguration Message From the Space StationNASA astronauts Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, Kate Rubins and Mike Hopkins shared a special inaugural message while aboard the International Space Station, orbiting 200 miles above the Earth's surface.

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One of the Oldest Stars in the Galaxy has a Planet. Rocky Planets Were Forming at Nearly the Beginning of the UniverseAstronomers have found a 10 billion-year-old rocky planet in the Milky Way's thick disk. Where did the heavy elements come from?

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Rocket Ranch Episode 25: Lessons of LossOn this episode of the Rocket Ranch Podcast, hear from Michael Cianilli, director of NASA's Apollo Challenger Columbia Lessons Learned Program, as he discusses Challenger, her crew and their survivors, and how the agency carry forward the lessons NASA learned.

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Career Profile: Observatory Staff AstronomerThe AAS Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy is compiling interviews highlighting the diversity of career trajectories available...

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NASA has Chosen 4 new Pioneer Missions: Aspera, Pandora, StarBurst, and PEUOBudget constraints are a major consideration for every space program throughout the world. Lately, NASA has taken a particularly bold approach, by not only innovating through novel ideas that could do great science, but innovating with the way they fund those missions.

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A Cubesat Will Test out Water as a Propulsion SystemNovel propulsion systems for CubeSats have been on an innovative tear of late. UT has reported on propulsion systems that use everything from solid iodine to the Earth's own magnetic field as a way of moving a small spacecraft.

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Extreme Black Holes Have Hair That can be CombedBlack holes are considered amongst the most mysterious objects in the universe. Part of their intrigue arises from the fact that they are actually amongst the simplest solutions to Einstein's field equations of general relativity.

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Astronomers Discover Solar System With Six StarsA NASA satellite found a bizarre six-star solar system where each of the stars are paired up in binary systems.

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Solar and Lunar Eclipses in 2021The beginning of totality during the total solar eclipse on December 14, 2020. Large red prominences and part of the turbulent chromosphere appear around the Moon’s silhouette.

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Alice Wetterlund and Sara Tomko talk Syfy's Resident AlienActresses Alice Wetterlund "D'arcy Bloom" and Sara Tomko "Asta twelvetrees" talk with Space.com's Chelsea Gohd about the new Syfy series "Resident Alien." - Story: 'Resident Alien' launches from comics to Syfy: : Space.com / Syfy.

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'Elves' and 'blue jet' lightning in Earth's stratosphere spotted from spaceNewly published observations from space are showing researchers more about the nature of Earth's lightning storms, including whimsically named phenomena such as "blue jets" and "elves."

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Astronomers Spot Galaxies Clustering in Early UniverseAstronomers have spotted a galaxy cluster forming 770 million years after the Big Bang, just after the first stars started lighting up the universe.

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'Sextuply-eclipsing sextuple star system' discovered whirling through the Milky WayEver ridden a teacup ride at a state fair? If so, you might have a small taste of life in a whirling, twirling sextuply-eclipsing sextuple star system.

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TRAPPIST-1 Planets Have Remarkably Similar Densities, Study ShowsThe seven rocky exoplanets orbiting TRAPPIST-1, an ultracool dwarf star located 38.8 light-years away in the constellation Aquarius, are about 8% less dense than they would be if they had the same makeup as Earth, according to new research led by a University of Washington, Seattle astrophysicist.

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Harvard's Avi Loeb Has Dared Say That Advanced Alien Life May Not Be SpeculationOn February 13, 1633, the Roman Inquisition found the astronomer and mathematician Galileo Galilei vehemently suspect of heresy for his observation that the Earth revolved around the Sun.

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Astronomers are studying the atmospheres of faraway planetsHow's the weather up there? Even for exoplanets that are many light-years away, astronomers can learn about their atmospheres.

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'Resident Alien' launches from comics to Syfy this week"Resident Alien," a new comedic drama starring beloved "Firefly" actor Alan Tudyk, premieres on SYFY this Wednesday.

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113e-125-nasa Radar Finds Asteroid MoonAsteroid 2004 BL86 was discovered more than 10 years ago by the LINEAR program in New Mexico.

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Aryabhatiya: an IntroductionThis is the first article on Aryabhatiya. It is quite a broad one, so it is impossible to cover the whole topic in one article.

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Away From the Light Pollution of the Inner Solar System, New Horizons was Able to see how Dark the Universe Really is"It's an important number to know - how many galaxies are there? " said Marc Postman of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland, a lead author on a recent study answering that very question.

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See an Elve and Blue Jet as seen from space in this animationThis artist impression shows lighting generating a 10 microsecond blue flash that in turn generates a 30 microsecond elve and 400 millisecond blue jet.

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TRAPPIST-1: Seven Worlds of Similar CompostionImage: Artist's depiction of the TRAPPIST-1 star and its seven worlds. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt. As if we needed another indication that the TRAPPIST-1 system is utterly different from our own, consider new work led by Eric Agol , which examines this seven-planet system in ter.

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South Africa  Discovery of Giant Radio GalaxiesIn a remote desert region, astronomers reveal more secrets of the universe. Two giant radio galaxies have been discovered with South Africa's powerful MeerKAT telescope, located in the Karoo region, a semi-arid area in the south west of the country.

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Mistaken Identity: A Presumed Supernova is Actually Something Much RarerIn a case of cosmic mistaken identity, an international team of astronomers revealed that what they once thought was a supernova is actually periodic flaring from a galaxy where a supermassive black hole gives off bursts of energy every 114 days as it tears off chunks of an orbiting star.

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Flying Bat and Squid Nebulae by Dan KuszDan Kusz wins the week of September 4, 2020, for his image of a difficult target  the Flying Bat and Squid Nebulae.

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Cave Nebula by Dave DevDave Dev's Cave Nebula was a veritable treasure trove, winning him Photo of the Week on August 28, 2020.

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Axiom Space names first private crew launch to space station with SpaceXAxiom Space has unveiled the crew of the first entirely-private orbital space mission, Ax-1, to launch on a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft this year.

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Former NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine joins Acorn private equity firmNASA's former chief Jim Bridenstine just joined a private equity firm that invests in the aerospace and defense sectors.

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Boeing targets a March 25 launch for next Starliner test flight for NASABoeing is planning to launch its CST-100 Starliner astronaut taxi on a second test flight on March 25, company officials announced Monday.

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New crew arrives in Hawaii for mock Mars mission — Commander's report: sol 2Not all crews can adapt quickly to their new Martian home. Some crews struggle, while others try to make the most of their time off planet.

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In photos: SpaceX's leaning Crew-1 Falcon 9 booster returns to portHere's that time when a SpaceX rocket came home leaning like the Tower of Pisa.

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Astronomers Have Discovered a Star That Survived Being Swallowed by a Black HoleWhen black holes swallow down massive amounts of matter from the space around them, they're not exactly subtle about it.

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Astronomers at Alconbury are searching for signs of alien life in spaceAstronomers at Alconbury plan to listen for noise made by "alien factories" using the first UK telescope dedicated to the search for extra-terrestrials.

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Asteroid naming contest sparks discussion of women in astronomyThe selection of Ada Amelia Carrera Rodriguez as the winner of an asteroid-naming contest sparked a discussion about the role of women in astronomy.

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When Galaxies CollideModels suggest galactic collisions can starve massive black holes. It was previously thought that collisions between galaxies would necessarily add to the activity of the massive black holes at their centers.

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ParallelsFinger Pointing Solward by Donato Giancola ParallelsSomewhere, in a parallel world, My life has gone the way I’d wish - Well lucky me, with a wink and swish, At least I made it somewhere!

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White Dwarfs IIAlong the way, though, other things happen. Most white dwarfs are made mainly of carbon and oxygen.

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Central NGC 1316: After Galaxies CollideHow did this strange-looking galaxy form? Astronomers turn detectives when trying to figure out the cause of unusual jumbles of stars, gas, and dust like NGC 1316.

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Groundhog Day and Shadow FunGroundhog Day is full of amazing sky-related stuff. Even its date relates to the heavens.

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Astronomers Hoped to see Evidence of Dark Matter Particles Inside Betelgeuse. No LuckAxions are a hypothetical particle that might explain the existence of dark matter. But it might occasionally interact with normal matter, especially in the cores of stars.

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Ep. 592: Gamma-Ray BurstsSome of the most powerful explosions in the Universe are gamma ray bursts, capable of blasting a beam of death halfway across the galaxy.

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Tree Rings Reveal 1,000 Years of Solar ActivitySome solar activity is so powerful it creates radioactive Carbon 14. By measuring the C14 in ancient tree rings, scientists can trace the Sun's activity.

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Gardening and astronomy highlight upcoming Landmark Park eventsVisitors will be able to learn about gardening and space during upcoming events at Landmark Park.

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The Science of Happiness, with Laurie SantosHow do you know you're happy? How can you be happier? Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-host Negin Farsad, and Laurie Santos, PhD, psychologist and host of The Happiness Lab, investigate the science of > NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode > Thanks to our Patrons Victor Sanchez, Austin Douglas, Sara George, Maxwell Freitag,...

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Why do Planetary Nebulae Look the Way They Do?New research and imaging techniques help astronomers see inside a pair of planetary nebulae, shedding lght on their beautiful shapes.

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Nearby Orange Dwarf Hosts Unique System of Six PlanetsThe TOI-178 planetary system, a system of six planets in the super-Earth to mini-Neptune range, five of which are locked in a rare rhythm around their parent star, could provide important clues about how planets form and evolve.

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WATCH: Windy weather forces SpaceX to scrub Monday's SN9 test flightAlthough official confirmation from SpaceX is yet to come, the next launch window should open Tuesday, January 26, beginning at 8 a.m.

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Ash returns to the rain-soaked streets of future Los AngelesLondon-based Titan Comics dives back into "Blade Runner's" dystopian world with "Blade Runner: 2029," a sequel to last year's "Blade Runner: 2019" series.

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NC Museum of Natural Sciences' Astronomy Days goes virtual this weekJust a reminder that the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences' annual Astronomy Days is virtual this week, offering seven days of free online activities.

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What Is a Supermoon? A Full Moon That Is Closest to EarthA large, bright ‘supermoon' happens when the full moon coincides with the moon's closest approach to Earth in its orbit.

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TESS Discovers Sextuply-Eclipsing Six-Star SystemPrior to the discovery of TIC 168789840, there were 17 known sextuple star systems according to the June 2020 update of the Multiple Star Catalog, ” lead author Dr. Brian Powell of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and colleagues wrote in their paper.

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Messaging the CosmosThe Voyager spacecraft are headed out into the galaxy and face a fascinating future. TheSpacewriter talks about what they'll experience.

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Exoplanets locked in rhythmic orbital 'dance' with starFive of the six planets of the TOI-178 system, discovered using the European Southern Observatory's.

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Scientists spot 6 alien worlds orbiting a star in strange — but precise — harmonyThe planets around a star called TOI-178 know how to keep a beat — so smoothly, in fact, that scientists were able to discover new alien worlds by deciphering the system's music.

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Why the recent signal that appeared to come from Proxima Centauri almost certainly didn'tAstronomers have now calculated the likelihood that the signal came from another advanced civilization — and the numbers don't look good.

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London astronomers on the best ways to see stars in the city'January skies offer some real treats such as the constellation Orion - famous for the three stars in a line which make up the Hunter's belt,' says Hannah Baynard from the team.'Plus dazzlingly bright red star Betelgeuse and blue-white star Rigel.

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There are Seven Rocky Planets in the TRAPPIST-1 System and They're Surprisingly SimilarThe TRAPPIST-1 system has long be studied by exoplanet hunters due to its unique quantity of planets that happen to also be Earth sized.

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Lightweight Iodine Thruster Could Help Solve Space Junk ProblemRocket fuel is one of the most important components of any maneuverable spacecraft. That is also true for ion thrusters  while they don't use traditional chemical fuel, they do still need a feed source for their ion engines.

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An Active Galaxy That Erupts Predictably Every 114 Days Or SoComputers are known for their ability to spot patterns. It’s what they are good at, and over the last 50+ years they have continued to improve.

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Astronomers Detect a Surprisingly Huge Galactic Birthplace in The Early UniverseBack at the dawn of the Universe, astronomers have found a stacks on of cosmic proportions.

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ESO: Five exoplanets found locked in a rhythmic danceThe latest report from the European Southern Observatory : Puzzling six-exoplanet system with rhythmic movement challenges theories of how planets form Using a combination of telescopes, inclu...

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Last Week's Top 5 Space and Science HeadlinesSecretive Beasts” –Radio Observatory Discovers Two of the Largest Objects in the Universe Titanic Explosion in Andromeda –A Prelude?

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Astronomers have spotted 6 new moons in other planetary systems! Or have they?There might be a huge discovery for the exoplanet community! The author of today's paper made his own investigation on the discovery.

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Spacewalkers to work on cabling and antenna for ISS science platformAstronauts Michael Hopkins and Victor Glover are scheduled for a spacewalk to complete the "cable and antenna rigging for the "Bartolomeo" science payloads platform outside the ESA."

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Suzaku observations find X-ray intraday variability of the blazar PKS 2155−304Using the Suzaku satellite, astronomers have examined a very high energy blazar known as PKS 2155−304.

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What New Horizons Found in Deep Space — And Why It MattersWrong, according to scientists on the New Horizons team. The spacecraft that flew by Pluto, Charon, and another Kuiper Belt object named Arrokoth has now turned its camera to far-off vistas, only to discover that there’s more light there than we expected.

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E.T. signal from Proxima Centauri? A conversation with Breakthrough Initiatives' Pete WordenSpace.com recently talked with Breakthrough Initiatives executive director Pete Worden about a signal coming from the vicinity of Proxima Centauri, and about the search for alien life more generally.

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Galaxies eject gas when they merge, preventing new stars formingMost stars in the universe today are found in massive galaxies called ellipticals, named for their shape.

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Preliminary investigation offers possible cause of Arecibo Observatory telescope collapseAn ongoing investigation of the December collapse of the iconic radio telescope at Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico offers early evidence that a manufacturing issue may have contributed to the failure.

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'Sextuply-eclipsing' a€” Astronomers discover a six-star system that eclipses one anotherCalled the 'sextuply-eclipsing sextuple star system', it is made up of three pairs of binary stars that are gravitationally bound to each other.

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Smallsat launch: big versus smallVirgin Orbit's LauncherOne ignites its engine on its successful orbital launch attempt January 17.

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Soyuz plans unclear as the 60th anniversary of Gagarin's flight approachesThe presence of NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei alongside Russian cosmonauts training for the next Soyuz mission to the ISS raised questions if NASA might find a way to include Vande Hei on the crew.

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Terrain analysis for space warfareWhile fields of fire usually should be quite expansive in space warfare, the actual effective range of weapons may be limited by the ability of their operators to compute adequate fire control solutions because of the previously mentioned challenges in detecting and tracking space objects at long range.

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In memoriam: Kellam de Forest, who gave us Stardates and the GornKellam de Forest is shown in his library at CBS with two of his assistants, Rona Kornblum and Charlotte Worth.

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Review: Envisioning ExoplanetsThat has not stopped speculation, though, about the appearance of exoplanets. It's not uncommon for a press release by NASA or a university about an exoplanet discovery to include an artist's rendition, a sort of informed guess of what those worlds might look like that's easier for public understanding than a wiggling spectral line or a lightcurve.

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Hubble Spots Beautiful Planetary NebulaNASA has released a spectacular photo taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope of the planetary nebula ESO 455-10.

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Astronomers discover huge exoplanet has the density of cotton candyA team of international astronomers has discovered that a previously known planet is part of a group of exoplanets referred to as "super puffs," and it is teaching us that we still have a lot to learn about planetary formation.

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Mars Is the Star of the Show for Astronomy Fans This FebruaryFebruary is stacked full of Mars-related events for space fans, including three Mars missions and a conjunction between the Moon and the Red planet.

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White DwarfsBut the Sun isn't massive enough to fuse those elements to make heavier ones. Without the radiation produced by the nuclear reactions, the core will collapse - but only so far.

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2021.01.24Join us with PixInsight Ambassador Adam Block as he offers tips and tricks for getting the most out of PixInsight!

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A New Idea to Harness Energy From Black HolesA new study by an international team shows how the physics of a black hole's event horizon could allow us to harness limitless energy from them someday.

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Starships Will be Launching From These Oil Drilling Platforms Bought by SpaceXSpaceX has just acquired two former oil drilling rigs off the coast of Texas, which it is converting into launch facilities called Phobos and Deimos.

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3-D Printing on the Moon. From Regolith to Paste to Useful Objects and StructuresIn the academic literature, review papers are widespread, and can help ground discussion on a specific topic by bringing new researchers up to speed as well as allowing experienced hands to catch up on some topics they might have otherwise missed.

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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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2021, Chapter Four: Jack of all Trades, Trying to Master One  TeachingIts a strange job, being a teacher. It turns out, teaching is perhaps the easiest and least taxing part of being an educator; its the rest that takes a toll.

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Massive Binary Stars Huddle Up Surprisingly QuicklyDancing is a favorite pastime of many couples. Swinging around a dance floor, using the laws of physics to twirl at just the right moment, and hopefully not step on any toes, is an art unto itself.

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This Week's Sky: January 25 to 31, 2021After a busy month for the planets, the Full Wolf Moon takes centre stage this Thursday.

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SpaceX Launch Transporter-1 MissionFalcon 9's first stage booster previously supported launch of Crew Dragon's second demonstration mission, the ANASIS-II mission, a Starlink mission, and launch of Dragon's 21st cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station.

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"Antarctica Yields Insights Into Ice Ages of Mars to an Ancient Vision of the Cosmos"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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SpaceX launches a record 143 satellites on one rocket, aces landingCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX successfully launched an ambitious rideshare mission as one of its veteran boosters hoisted 143 small satellites — a new record for a single rocket — into space before nailing a landing at sea.

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2021: What Astronomical and Space Events Await Us This Year?2021 begins as a year of Mars. Although our red planetary neighbor isn't as prominent as it was last autumn, it is still noticeable with its characteristic reddish color in the evening sky until the end of April.

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Touchdown! SpaceX lands booster after launching Transporter-1 missionSpaceX's Falcon 9 first stage landed on the "Of Course I Still Love You" drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean on Jan 24, 2021 shortly after launching the Transporter-1 rideshare mission.

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The Largest Sea On Titan Could Be Over 300 Meters DeepThe Earth's oceans are notoriously unexplored, and stand as a monument to the difficult of exploring underwater.

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Blastoff! SpaceX launches Transporter-1 rideshare missionSpaceX launched dozens of small satellites deploy dozens of satellites on Jan 24, 2021 from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.

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Why do so many astronomy discoveries fail to live up to the hype?"Breakthroughs" come along regularly but often don't hold up under scrutiny — and could undermine trust in science.

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Apollo landers, Neil Armstrong's bootprint and other human artifacts on Moon officially protected by new US lawIt's hard to care about bootprints sunk in soil 238,900 miles away as humanity suffers the combined burden of an unforgiving virus and a political unease.

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South African astronomy has a long, rich history of discovery — and a promising futureThe South African Astronomical Observatory in Cape Town is the oldest permanent observatory in the southern hemisphere: it turned 200 in 2020.

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Wormholes may be lurking in the universe — and new studies are proposing ways of finding themAlbert Einstein's theory of general relativity profoundly changed our thinking about fundamental concepts in physics, such as space and time.

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The Milky Way Ring  Space Image of the WeekSince the last couple of posts I made were rather theoretical and sometimes about difficult topics, today I want to just show you another awe-inspiring space image.

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Disappearing PlanetsThe "hidden" period is stretched out because the planets are at their farthest point from Earth.

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You Can Actually See the Milky Way's Wave When You Map Its StarsSpiral galaxies are one of the most commonly known types of galaxy. Most people think of them as large round disks, and know that our Milky Way is counted among their number.

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In Theory, Supermassive Black Holes Could get Even More SupermassiveA new study proposes that the upper mass limit for black holes could be a million times larger than we thought.

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The Universe in Formation. Hubble Sees 6 Examples of Merging GalaxiesAudio narration by the author is available above 10 billion years ago, galaxies of the Universe were ablaze with the light of newly forming stars.

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Astronomers See Whirlwind Around PossibleAn international team of astronomers led by researchers from the Netherlands has discovered a whirlwind of dust and pebbles in orbit around a young star.

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NASA's Planet-Hunting Tess Discovers a Unique Star System with Six 'Suns'The system exists against the odds, ” said Brian Powell, a data scientist at NASA’s High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center about the source of starlight that was mysteriously brightening and dimming some 1,900 light-years away.

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SpaceX delays launch of 143 satellites on a single rocket due to bad weatherA veteran SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket stands atop Space Launch Complex 40 of the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida during the attempted launch of 143 satellites on the the Transporter-1 rideshare mission on Jan.

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Billion galaxies in largest map of sky yetKitt Peak National Observatory and Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory imagery has been used to deliver the "largest ever map of the sky, comprising over a billion galaxies," according to the National Science Foundation's Noirlab.

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Largest sea on Saturn's mysterious moon Titan could be more than 1,000 feet deepData from one of the spacecraft's last flybys of Titan, a large moon with the precursors of life's chemistry, reveals that a huge lake on the surface called Kraken Mare is more than 1,000 feet deep — that's roughly the equivalent of the height of New York City's Chrysler Building.

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How to see the 'Great Hexagon' of bright winter stars this weekendEight bright stars dominate our current winter sky. Depending on how you look at them, you might see a graceful arc, a hexagon or a giant "G."

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Warm up with this cozy image of a hot spot on JupiterA new composite image of Jupiter's atmosphere shows a hot spot glowing brightly in infrared wavelengths.

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Influence of Astronomy on ArtSince we were hunter-gatherers, astronomy was part of our life. Those who were well versed in it were able to keep a record of time, seasons, location, and direction.

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Moon and AldebaranAccording to some sources, "Luna" has become a popular name for pets. Companies that insure pets or manage networks of pet sitters release annual lists of the most popular names for cats and dogs.

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Recycling Cassiopeia AMassive stars in our Milky Way Galaxy live spectacular lives. Collapsing from vast cosmic clouds, their nuclear furnaces ignite and create heavy elements in their cores.

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Long-period Post-nova Will Never Hibernate DeeplyPhD student FANG Xiaohui and Prof. QIAN Shengbang from Yunnan Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences confirmed the prediction that the post-nova with orbital periods longer than three hours will never hibernate deeply.

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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: * Expedition 64 U S Spacewalks 69 and 70 Preview Briefing.

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The Moon and The Stars and Everything in BetweenTonights Night Sky This photo was taken by me tonight as I sat on my tiny balcony reflecting on the day just gone.

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Transporter-1 to debut new SpaceX rideshare program, break world recordSpaceX is preparing for their third launch of 2021 and the first of many planned Smallsat Rideshare Program missions, which are designed by the company to give small satellite operators the chance to launch together as a way to reduce cost on regularly scheduled flights to frequently used orbits.

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Bernie Sanders in space! These inauguration mitten memes are out of this worldOK, so the senator has not left Earth, but a viral photo of him bundled up in a bulky coat and wool mittens at the inauguration has prompted space fans with photo-editing skills to send Sanders to the moon, Mars, the International Space Station, a black hole, and even the "Star Wars" and "Star Trek" universes.

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An Update on the Recent Green Run Hot Fire Test on This Week @NASAAn update on the recent Green Run hot fire test, preflight preparations continue with the Orion spacecraft, and a new view of small solar structures...

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UPEI dedicates observatory to former astronomy professorUPEI has dedicated the observatory located on top of Memorial Hall to Professor Earl Wonnacott, to honour his legacy and efforts in the field of astronomy on P.E.I.

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Virgin Orbit Successfully Launches a Batch of Satellites From an AirplaneVirgin Orbit has successfully tested its new air-launch system that will deliver small satellites to orbit in the near future.

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Cloudless Hot-Jupiter Exoplanet SpottedA transiting gas giant called WASP-62b has a cloud - and haze-free atmosphere, according to new research.

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The "Happy Face Crater" on Mars Has Been Changing Right Before Our EyesWho has an even bigger grin than ten years ago? This goofy-looking crater on Mars.

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Stupendously Large Black Holes Could Be Hiding in UniverseIf ‘stupendously large' black holes, those with masses more than 100 billion times that of the Sun, exist in the Universe, they would provide a powerful tool for cosmological tests due to their unique imprints, according to a paper published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

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A magnetar's flare just helped unlock the secrets of these strange starsMagnetars are the most magnetic objects in the universe, and they should be relatively common.

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AASWomen Newsletter for January 22, 2021AAS Committee on the Status of Women From Item 2 AAS Committee on the Status of Women Issue of January 22, 2021 eds: Heather Fle...

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Only 31 Magnetars Have Ever Been Discovered. This one is Extra Strange. It's Also a PulsarFinding a unique magnetar such as this will always attract other astronomers, and some brought other kinds of telescopes to bear. One of those telescopes was the Chandra X-ray Observatory, which a team led by researchers from the University of West Virginia and the University of Manitoba commanded to look at the newly found magnetar less than...

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Scientists Find Black Holes Could Reach ‘Stupendously Large' SizesA recent study suggests the possible existence of ‘stupendously large black holes’ or SLABS, even larger than the supermassive black holes already observed in the centres of galaxies.

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Harvard's top astronomer says our solar system may be teeming with alien technologyIf you could fly two billion miles in the direction of the Pegasus constellation, and knew where to look, you would find a thin, flat object, about the size of a football field and up to ten times more reflective than the average comet.

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The One Place on the Space Station Astronauts Aren't Supposed to CleanWhile most of us are now more fastidious about keeping our homes and workplaces clean, on board the International Space Station, cleanliness is imperative.

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Inside KSC! for Jan. 22, 2021The Orion spacecraft for NASA's Artemis I mission is one step closer to its flight to the Moon.

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Great ConjunctionLast month, December 2020, Jupiter and Saturn came together in the sky. Here are my pictures of the event.

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Tetraktys In The Frozen MondusTo Read God’s Mind Pythagoreans and the Birth of Science “This is not the way things were supposed to go, ” thought Plato.

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Astronomers discover first cloudless, Jupiter-like planetThe first Jupiter-like planet without clouds has been detected by astronomers at the Center for Astrophysics - Harvard and Smithsonian.

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Launch-a-palooza! SpaceX, Virgin Orbit, Rocket Lab and China lifted-off this week!Videos featured: Virgin Orbit air-launches to space, China and Rocket Lab launch rockets for the first time in 2021 and a new batch of SpaceX Starlink satellites were lofted into orbit.

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624-In ComingRecently my Catalina Sky Survey teammate Greg Leonard was asteroid hunting with our 60 inch telescope on Mt. Lemmon, Arizona when he spotted a moving point of light streaking at 6.9 mi/sec through the constellation of Canis Minor.

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The far reaches of the solar system and beyondTake a look at distant worlds, far-out views of the cosmos, and even some remote possibilities with this week's scoop on space news and solar system history.

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NASA's 21st-Century "Nautilus" Will Probe the Depths of Titan's Largest SeaIn the distant future, a billion miles from Earth, like a 21st-Century version of Jules Vernes Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, a robotic, motor-less NASA submarine facsimile of Vernes Nautilus, will probe the depths of Kraken Mare, the largest lake on Saturns, Earthlike moon, Titan, shrouded in a golden haze of gaseous nitrogen.

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NASA Marshall Space Flight Center 2020 Year-In-Review2020 was a year unlike any other-but NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center continued to move NASA's Artemis Program forward, while studying the far reaches of the universe and teaching the next generation of scientists and explorers back on Earth.

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Was the Wow! Signal Due to Power Beaming Leakage?The Wow! signal has a storied history in the SETI community, a one-off detection at the Ohio State Big Ear observatory in 1977 that Jim Benford, among others, considers the most interesting candidate signal ever received.

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2020 tied for hottest year! What were the results? NASA explainsAustralia and California experienced fires, temperatures in Arctic circle rose, ice melt and much more.

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Starlink Satellites Are Fainter Now — But Still VisibleMeasurements of Starlink's "VisorSat" show SpaceX has succeeded in making a less reflective satellite. But it's still visible from dark-sky areas.

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Beyond Starlink: The Satellite Saga ContinuesOn January 20th, SpaceX sent yet another volley of satellites into low-Earth orbit. This latest launch continues to build the company’s Starlink network, which aims to provide broadband internet in hard-to-reach places around the world.

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The Very Large Array: Astronomical shapeshifterWhen the Very Large Array was completed forty years ago, it was a different kind of radio telescope.

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Space to Ground: Spacewalk Preparations: 01/22/2021NASA's Space to Ground is your weekly update on what's happening aboard the International Space Station.

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2021: A new year for astronomy and spaceflightA guide to stargazing and space missions over the coming year.

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Jan 22nd: Solar System SuperhighwaysWe will have more news and the @WSHCrew will talk with Dr. Aaron Rosengren and Di Wu about Solar System Superhighways.

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Mariam al Astrulabi: A Muslim woman behind the 10th-century astrolabesMariam took the science of astrolabes to the next level and over a thousand years later, she becomes a central character in the science-fiction novel Binti.

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Dark Matter Balls Help Supernovae to ExplodeSummary: Earlier model of Froggatt and Neilson proposed that dark matter should consist of cm-large white dwarf-like objects kept together by a skin separating two different sorts of vacua.

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AfAS establishes African Network of Women in Astronomy to improve status of women in scienceAfrican Network of Women in Astronomy has been established under the Astronomical Society. It was established in September 2020 as one of the committees under AfAS.

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Astronomy: Fireball lights up Madrid's night skyThe meteor, which entered the atmosphere at 126,000 km/h, was so bright it could be seen 600 kilometers away.

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International Astronomical Union's OAD selects eight projects from Africa to receive fundingThe International Astronomical Union's Office of Astronomy for Development is pleased to announce the results of its 2020 call for proposals, with 21 projects selected to receive funding in 2021.

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Why Do So Many Astronomy Discoveries Fail To Live up To the Hype?The research, which had been published the previous day in the journal Nature Astronomy by an international team of scientists, claimed that observations made with the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope in Hawaii and the Atacama Large Millimetre Array in Chile had detected the chemical phosphine, identified by its spectral signature, in the...

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This Week's Sky at a Glance, January 22-30The bright star very highin the east is Capella, the Goat Star. To the right of it is a narrow triangle of 3rd - and 4th-magnitude stars: "the Kids."

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Full moons UKAll the information you need to see the Earth's nearest neighbour at its best.

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The Darkest Secrets of the UniverseThe cosmos contains many mysteries that intrigue even the most experienced researchers. The interplay between known and unknown constantly shifts and aligns.

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More Metallic SkiesOn summer days, we sometimes complain that it's hot enough to fry eggs on the sidewalk, the car, or any other exposed surface.

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Solar System Formation in Two StepsAn international team of researchers from the University of Oxford, LMU Munich, ETH Zurich, BGI Bayreuth, and the University of Zurich discovered that a two-step formation process of the early Solar System can explain the chronology and split in volatile and isotope content of the inner and outer Solar System.

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The Milky RingAn expanse of cosmic dust, stars and nebulae along the plane of our Milky Way galaxy form a beautiful ring in this projected all-sky view.

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How to see elusive Mercury for yourselfMercury is easy to see if you know when and where to look. All you need is a clear sky and an unobstructed horizon.

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See Virgin Orbit's first space launch in multiple camera viewsVirgin Orbit's LauncherOne rocket launched to space after separating from its carrier 747 aircraft on January 17, 2021.

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Strange Green Star is the Result of a Merger Between two White DwarfsChandrasekhar found there is an upper limit for the mass of a white dwarf, but some white dwarfs can break that limit for a time.

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Astronomers discover first cloudless, Jupiter-like planetAstronomers at the Center for Astrophysics - Harvard and Smithsonian have detected the first Jupiter-like planet without clouds or haze in its observable atmosphere.

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Cross-post: We're Past Due for a SEA ChangeThe AAS Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy maintains this blog to disseminate information relevant to astronomers who identify as women and share the perspectives of astronomers from varied backgrounds.

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Mars has Been Through Many Ice Ages in the Last Billion YearsThe new study is titled "Surface boulder banding indicates Martian debris-covered glaciers formed over multiple glaciations." The co-authors include Colgate students and alumni, as well as researchers from NASA and several other universities.

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Astronomers Discover 1,210 New Strong Gravitational LensesUsing a deep residual neural network and data from the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument. Legacy Imaging Surveys, astronomers have discovered 1,200 new strong gravitational lensing systems, approximately doubling the number of known lenses.

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Red dwarf starlight used to grow photosynthesizing bacteriaExtremophiles grown under a starlight simulator suggest that exoplanets orbiting red dwarf stars may have conditions ripe for photosynthesis, say researchers.

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Coronal heating and solar wind, returns from solar missions shed light on Sun's mysteriesIt's one of the greatest mysteries in solar physics. Dubbed the coronal heating problem, the issue arises from the fact that the solar corona, or Sun’s atmosphere, is millions of degrees hotter than the layers directly below it.

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The Phantom BiosphereThe history of life on Earth is largely microbial. You can certainly run a world without dinosaurs and humans, but you can’t do it without microbes.’ says Harvard Fisher Professor of Natural History and Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Andrew H. Knoll.

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Amazing tour of the Moon delivered with orbiter imageryNASA project scientist Dr. Noah Petro takes you on a tour of sites on the moon that reveal "both the scientific value and visual beauty of the terrain," according to the US space agency's Goddard Space Flight Center.

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January, 20th, 2021 Star LapseAnother crystal clear night tonight, so of course Ill be sending a GoPro out to watch the stars.

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What Is the Trivium and Quadrivium in Classical Education?To those unfamiliar with Classical education, the terms Trivium and Quadrivium are sure to sound foreign. Technically, they are foreign because they are Latin. Yes, proponents of Classical education love Latin words, and the teaching of Latin is part of a Classical curriculum. After all, Latin is a Classical language that opens the door to&.

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Red Dwarf Starlight Used to Grow Photosynthesizing BacteriaExtremophiles grown under a starlight simulator suggest that exoplanets orbiting red dwarf stars may have conditions ripe for photosynthesis, say researchers.

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Powerful cosmic eruptions traced to brilliant 'magnetar' in nearby galaxyAstronomers may have captured the first good look at giant flares from the strongest magnets in the universe.

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China's Chang'e 5 Probe Heads SunwardThe orbiter that successfully brought Chang’e 5’s lunar samples back to Earth is continuing on an extended mission toward areas of the solar system that China has yet to visit.

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Astronomers spot amazing six-star system with three sets of eclipsesAstronomers have spotted a sextuple star system - in which six stars orbit each other - by watching the stars eclipse each other when viewed from our solar system.

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Watching the Sun  DevelopmentFollowing my artist residency with Mayescreative, Watching the Sun, I have been developing some work to bring to the collaborative meeting planned for January.

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Our space science Economy has assetsAn artist's depiction of the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft at work at the asteroid Bennu.. NASA's OSIRIS-REx probe could make a 2nd stop at infamous asteroid Apophis, at Space.com, and noted in several space related blogs, eMags.

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Propulsion for Satellite 'Constellations'A French company called Exotrail has been working on electric propulsion systems for small spacecraft down to the CubeSat level.

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Watch Plexiglas burn in space aboard Cygnus spacecraftThe Saffire-V experiment aboard Northrop Grumman's Cygnus spacecraft burned polymethyl methacrylate, aka Plexiglas. NASA has been investigating how fire behaves in microgravity environments.

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Astronomers see whirlwind around possible exoplanet in the makingAn international team of astronomers led by researchers from the Netherlands has discovered a whirlwind of dust and debris in orbit around a young star.

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On This Day in Space! Jan. 21, 1960: 'Miss Sam' the Rhesus Monkey Launched into Space21, 1960, a monkey named Miss Sam launched on a Little Joe rocket in a NASA test.

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Astronomers Discover Two New Giant Radio Galaxies That Are 62 Times Larger Than The Milky Way!Astronomers have discovered two new giant radio galaxies using the MeerKAT radio telescope at the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Astronomy for beginners: A complete guide for UK stargazingWant to spot The North Star, Mars, The International Space Station and other galaxies with your naked eye?

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One in All: Double Branes with Radion Field Can Solve all Cosmological ProblemsSumanta and Soumitra using a two brane setup have shown that, along with gauge hierarchy and cosmological constant problem, this model is also capable of addressing the missing mass problem through the kinematics of the brane separation, i.e., radion field.

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A Magnetar's Flare Just Helped Unlock the Secrets of These Strange StarsMagnetars are the most magnetic objects in the universe, and they should be relatively common.

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Metallic SkiesLike many rare-earth elements, vanadium could see a surge in demand in the coming years.

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Jupiter and SaturnWe chased the sun, its red hulked glow dipping into the mountains, the river running high, and overcast, spanning out at the place where the hills drift apart, and we caught the sun, up on the dark curve of a hill, over a field grown feral with winter stalks of queen-anne's-lace, just as the clouds burned a pink line above the hills, and the...

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A Habitat at Ceres Could be the Gateway to the Outer Solar SystemA new proposal from the inventor of the E-sail shows how we could create an Earth-like space habitat around Ceres, which could be a gateway to the rest of the Solar System.

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January, 19, 2021 Star LapseJanuary 19th of 2021 saw perfectly clear night skies, so I decided to send out the GoPro Hero 5 endurance setup out in the cold to observer the stars.

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Top 5 Winter Thrillers and Horror MoviesIn some of the best, the winter weather can act as a second antagonist, trapping the hero of the movie.

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Exhausted, NASA's martian mole finally quits diggingUnable to find the friction needed to burrow, the heat probe from NASA's InSight lander has been officially retired.

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New Drones for Exploring Mars are Getting Tested in IcelandA team of scientists from the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory is testing a Mars exploration drone in the lava fields of Iceland.

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Blastoff! China's first launch of 2021China's Long March-3B rocket launched the Tiantong 1-03 mobile communications satellite from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center on Jan.

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Hyderabad's city lights killing astronomy, enthusiasts, scientists complainJust to witness a full dark sky, one now will have to travel as far as at least a 100 kms away from Hyderabad.

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Days of the week: an astronomical explanationHave you ever thought of why do we have seven days in a week? Why do we have them in a particular order?

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Astronomers estimate Titan's largest sea is 1,000 feet deepFar below the gaseous atmospheric shroud on Saturn's largest moon, Titan, lies Kraken Mare, a sea of liquid methane, which astronomers have estimated to be at least 1,000 feet deep.

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Astronomers estimate Titan's largest sea is 1,000-feet deepFar below the gaseous atmospheric shroud on Saturn's largest moon, Titan, lies Kraken Mare, a sea of liquid methane.

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Dark matter: Taking a closer look at the usual suspectsThe nature of dark matter might be science's greatest mystery — and solving the case means first identifying the likely culprits.

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Comet Watch 2021If you own an 8-inch or larger telescope you might see more than a dozen new and returning comets this year, including one potential naked-eye candidate.

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Blastoff! Rocket Lab's 'Another One Leaves the Crust' mission launchesAn Electron booster launched a communications satellite for the European space technology company OHB Group from Rocket Lab's New Zealand launch site on Jan.

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Your guide to 2021's best astronomy events, including some great meteor showersA handful of good to simply stunning meteor showers will occur in 2021.

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Hubble Sheds New Light on Formation of Planetary NebulaeNew images of the Butterfly Nebula and the Jewel Bug Nebula taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope are revealing information about how planetary nebulae develop their dramatic features.

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Computers could give astronomers a badly needed helping handMachine learning has been around for decades, but with quantum computers and cloud storage quickly maturing, it will enter likely the mainstream in astronomy soon.

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7 More Minutes of Terror: Perseverance Arrives at MarsThe 2020 Mars Rover will reach the Red Planet on February 18th after many months in the relative quiet of space.

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Milky Way's Defensive Halo Blocks Incoming Gas CloudHow are galaxies able to keep forming stars and planets? Astronomers from Texas Christian University are using the Green Bank Telescope to reveal more about this process, studying high-velocity clouds that are being pulled into our Milky Way galaxy by its gravitational pull.

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A Passing MeteoroidI was just a passing meteoroidUntil when the earthgrabbed me onto her Lived a life wandering the universe.

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"Case of the Missing Neutron Star"Cosmic sleuths are attempting to locate one of the estimated one billion neutron stars in the Milky Waythe collapsed core of a doomed supergiant star with the density of atomic nucleithat was ejected from the blast of a supernova in the Small Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy to our Milky Way 1,700 years ago.

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Space mystery: Boyajian's Star is not alone as astronomers discover dwarf star neighbourSPACE experts have just been handed a new clue that may help solve a cosmic mystery about a bizarrely dimming star.

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Fornax A galaxy investigated with AstroSatUsing the AstroSat spacecraft, Indian astronomers have performed an imaging and spectroscopic study of the Fornax A galaxy.

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Astronomers Have Created the Largest Ever Map of the Sky, Comprising Over a Billion GalaxiesGiant Map of the Sky Sets Stage for Ambitious DESI Survey Astronomers using images from Kitt Peak National Observatory and Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory have created the largest ever map of the sky, comprising over a billion galaxies.

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Amreading 1/20/21: Extraterrestrial, by Avi LoebSubtitle: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth I received an advance reader copy of this book from the publisher through Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.

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Touchdown! SpaceX lands rocket after launching first Starlink satellites of 2021SpaceX's Falcon 9 first stage landed on the 'Just Read the Instructions' drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean on Jan 20, 2021 shortly after launching the 17th Starlink mission.

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Two New Giant Radio Galaxies DiscoveredAstronomers using the MeerKAT radio telescope at the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory in Cape Town, South Africa, have discovered two new radio galaxies with sizes of more than 6.5 million light-years, or 62 times larger than the Milky Way.

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Artemis I: Orion Path to the Pad

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Blastoff! SpaceX launches first Starlink satellites of 2021SpaceX launched its 17th Starlink mission atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center on Jan 20, 2021.

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Astronomers just detected the oldest and most distant quasar everMore than 13 billion light years from Earth, the quasar J0313-1806 radiates vast quantities of electromagnetic radiation.

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Where Could Wormholes Form?Ray and colleagues have analyzed features of galactic halo regions based on two possible choices for the dark matter density profile, viz.

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Sharjah Astronomical Observatory studying exoplanet similar to JupiterExoplanet HAT-P-9b is located in constellation of stars at distance of 1,500 light-years.

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Amandus fuissemWhat drives the motion of a Spinning Top? There are many forms and shapes of spinning tops, and they are put into motion in an interesting variety of ways.

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Dark Energy Survey makes public catalog of nearly 700 million astronomical objectsWith the goal of understanding dark energy and the accelerating expansion of the universe, DES released six years of data, representing one of the largest galaxy surveys published to date.

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Astronomers spotted a rare galaxy shutting down star formationA distant galaxy harbors an active black hole and active star formation at the same time - an unusual coincidence.

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The Mysterious 'Alien Megastructure' Star Is Not Alone, Astronomers DiscoverA new clue has just been found that could help solve the mystery of a weirdly dimming star.

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Moon and MarsScientists discovered the first evidence of water below the south polar ice cap a couple of years ago.

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The Magnetic Field of the Whirlpool GalaxyDo magnetic fields always flow along spiral arms? Our face-on view of the Whirlpool Galaxy allows a spectacularly clear view of the spiral wave pattern in a disk-shaped galaxy.

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SpaceX launches first Starlink mission of 2021As the second SpaceX launch of the year, and the first of many Starlink missions scheduled to launch in 2021, the company launched the Starlink v1.0 L16 mission — the 16th launch of operational satellites and 17th Starlink flight overall.

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Another One Leaves The Crust begins busy year for Rocket LabRocket Lab started its busiest year with the dedicated launch of a micro-satellite aboard their Electron rocket for OHB Group on Wednesday.

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President Trump Signs EO To Promote Development Of Nuclear Power For Defense and SpaceIn Final Days, Trump Pushes the Military to Use Small Nuclear Reactors - Popular Mechanics, 2021/01/18 President Donald Trump's administration has ordered the Department of Defense to study the development of tiny nuclear reactors that could keep remote bases or even military spacecraft running.

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Astronomers Dissect the Anatomy of Planetary Nebulae Using Hubble Space Telescope ImagesResearchers from RIT and Green Bank Observatory shed new light on nebula formation processes. Images of two iconic planetary nebulae taken by the Hubble Space Telescope are revealing new information about how they develop their dramatic features.

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Astronomers Confirm That Darksat is About Half as Bright as an Unpainted StarlinkSpace-based internet service is poised to revolutionize the internet and bring high-speed connectivity to countless communities worldwide.

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UA astronomers observe far-away quasar for clues to universe's early yearsThe galactic phenomenon is more than 13 billion light years from Earth.

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Astronomers dissect the anatomy of planetary nebulae using Hubble Space Telescope images: Researchers shed new light on nebula formation processesImages of two iconic planetary nebulae taken by the Hubble Space Telescope are revealing new information about how they develop their dramatic features.

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Episode 293: Spacebots, Roll Out!2017 Roll-Out Solar Array demo. — Cassidy and Behnken removed H-fixtures from the base of two port-side arrays Last July.

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Speedy Space DeliveryAfter spending about a month on the International Space Station, SpaceX's new Cargon Dragon capsule splashed down off the coast of Florida.

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"Super puff" exoplanet is as big as Jupiter but 10 times lighter, confusing astronomersThe "cotton candy" planet is challenging everything astronomers thought about the formation of gas giants.

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