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A Youtuber has proposed a rather interesting solution to the problem of microgravity and sending people to Mars - the Gravity Link Starship! The post Real Artificial Gravity for SpaceX’s Starship appeared first on Universe Today.... Read more
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From: Universe Today
By Matt Williams
We could learn more about the fate of India's first moon lander soon.... Read more
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From: Space.com
Astronomers have discovered the most massive example yet of the dead stars known as neutron stars, one almost too massive to exist, a new study finds.... Read more
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From: Space.com
Astronomers are rushing to study what appears to be the first known interstellar comet — and in some of the very earliest observations, it looks oddly familiar.... Read more
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From: Space.com
The metallic asteroid Psyche has mystified scientists because it is less dense than it should be, given its iron-nickel composition. Now, a new theory could explain Psyche's low density and metallic surface.... Read more
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From: phys.org
For years, astronomers have looked up at the sky and speculated about the strange dimming behavior of Tabby's Star.... Read more
Published 4 hours ago
From: phys.org
The great Saturn ring debate is far from settled, a new study suggests.... Read more
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From: Space.com
Star clusters are formed by the condensation of molecular clouds, masses of cold, dense gas that are found in every galaxy. The physical properties of these clouds in our own galaxy and nearby galaxies have been known for a long time. But are they identical in distant galaxies that are... Read more
Published 5 hours ago
From: phys.org
West Virginia University researchers have helped discover the most massive neutron star to date, a breakthrough uncovered through the Green Bank Telescope in Pocahontas County.... Read more
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From: phys.org
A Planet Earth-watching satellite has spotted a vast smoke plume from Saudi Arabian oil-processing facilities after a drone attack on Saturday (Sept. 14).... Read more
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From: Space.com
More than 500 people have travelled into space to date and, while we know a little about how life without gravity affects our physical health, we know almost nothing about how it affects our minds.... Read more
Published 6 hours ago
From: phys.org
Human lungs have proven to be remarkably adaptable to life in space, but dust may their biggest challenge, even greater than the lack of gravity, according to a leading aerospace medicine expert, writing in the Medical Journal of Australia.... Read more
Published 7 hours ago
From: phys.org
Using NASA's Spitzer spacecraft, astronomers have conducted a comprehensive study of massive young stellar objects (YSOs) in the metal-poor galaxy NGC 6822. The research, detailed in a paper published September 9 on the arXiv pre-print repository, resulted in identifying hundreds of new YSOs in this galaxy.... Read more
Published 7 hours ago
From: phys.org
In a galaxy with at least a couple of hundred billion stars in it, you can expect some of them are going to be weird. For a while now, it looks like Tabby's Star — one that's been experiencing weird dips in its starlight that have proven extremely difficult to... Read more
Published 7 hours ago
From: syfy wire
By Phil Plait
Shortly before dawn on September 13th, Julia de León, Miquel Serra-Ricart, Javier Licandro, all members of IAC's solar system Group, and Carlos Raúl de la Fuente Marcos, from the Complutense University of Madrid, obtained high resolution images and visible spectra of comet C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) using the OSIRIS instrument at... Read more
Published 7 hours ago
From: phys.org
The pathfinder mission represents a rapid lunar flight demonstration and could launch as early as December 2020. CAPSTONE will demonstrate how to enter into and operate in this orbit as well as test a new navigation capability. This information will help reduce logistical uncertainty for Gateway, as NASA and international... Read more
Published 7 hours ago
From: phys.org
On 16 September 2019 at 04:14 CEST, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) is expected to land at Stuttgart Airport. The airborne observatory is a joint project by the US space agency NASA and the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR). SOFIA is scheduled to... Read more
Published 7 hours ago
From: phys.org
This captivating image was taken in the north polar region of Mars by the ESA/Roscosmos ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter's CaSSIS camera.... Read more
Published 8 hours ago
From: phys.org
Most galaxies lie in clusters containing from a few to thousands of objects. Our Milky Way, for example, belongs to the Local Group, a cluster of about fifty galaxies whose other large member is the Andromeda galaxy about 2.3 million light-years away. Clusters are the most massive gravitationally bound objects... Read more
Published 8 hours ago
From: phys.org
NASA on Sunday (Sept. 15) won a second Emmy for 2019 in honor of the agency's InSight Mars landing coverage. "Star Trek: Discovery" won a statue, too!... Read more
Published 9 hours ago
From: Space.com
Karen Meech wouldn't credit Comet C/2019 Q4 with good timing. But when faced with a chance to study the first known interstellar comet, by golly you take it.... Read more
Published 9 hours ago
From: Space.com
Small chunks of mineral studding the interiors of space rocks could help scientists pinpoint when the solar system began to form.... Read more
Published 9 hours ago
From: Space.com
The Creative Arts Emmy awards are only half-finished, but it's already clear that streaming services are thriving -- including a few you might not expect. Netflix came home with the most statuettes on the first night of the awards, receiving a total...... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Engadget
NASA has won an Emmy for Outstanding Interactive Program over its coverage of SpaceX's historic Crew Dragon test flight this year.... Read more
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From: Space.com
When we read about the glories of space, we often miss the most magnificent part about exploring it: the audiovisual experience.... Read more
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From: Space.com
As NASA makes a big push to land humans on the moon's surface by 2024, the European Space Agency wants to learn more about the caves that lie beneath.... Read more
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From: Space.com
Ohio's U.S. senators want Congress to rename a NASA research facility in Ohio after astronaut Neil Armstrong.... Read more
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From: phys.org
Thanks to the Gemini Observatory, we now have our first glimpse at the interstellar comet, C/2019 Q4, the second interstellar object to visit our Solar System in two years! The post Images are Starting to Come in of the New Interstellar Comet appeared first on Universe Today.... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Universe Today
By Matt Williams
Water vapor, and likely clouds that rain liquid water, have been discovered on an exoplanet that lies in the habitable zone of its star. But there's an issue.... Read more
Published 2 days ago
From: Space.com
It’s no surprise that most movies and shows don’t follow space logic. Even works like Firefly or Gravity, known for attempting a sense of realism, bend or break the rules. Director and co-writer James Gray may have promised Ad Astra will have the “most realistic depiction of space travel” ever,... Read more
Published 2 days ago
From: Gizmodo
By Beth Elderkin
NASA coverage of SpaceX's Crew Dragon test flight and the InSight landing on Mars have nabbed two Emmy nominations for 2019.... Read more
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From: Space.com
This weekend you can see live telescope views of an asteroid hurtling past Earth, thanks to astronomy broadcaster Slooh.... Read more
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From: Space.com
On Sept. 14, 1966, NASA's Gemini 11 mission set an all-time spaceflight altitude record. See how it happened in our "On This Day in Space" video series!... Read more
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From: Space.com
One of the most colorful wonders of the summer sky in the Northern Hemisphere, especially for deep-sky photographers, is the Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex.... Read more
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From: Space.com
ESA plans to launch the first Earth observation satellite incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) in a few months.... Read more
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From: New Atlas
A new "sneak peek" video of the space thriller "Ad Astra" reveals pirates on the moon are behind the lunar buggy chase.... Read more
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From: Space.com
In the wake of the apparent crash of India's Chandrayaan-2 lunar lander, NASA and U.S. companies are looking for insights to inform their own moon shots.... Read more
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From: Space.com
Astronomers took the first multicolor images of a potentially interstellar comet, and it looks spectacular.... Read more
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From: Space.com
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spotted a plume of red dirt billowing into the sky near the planet's north pole in May.... Read more
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From: Space.com
The supermassive black hole at the center of the galaxy might be feeling a bit queasy — scientists recently discovered that it “burped” out two gigantic bubbles of radioactive gases. While scientists first caught a fleeting glimpse of the bubbles — tens of lightyears wide — in the 1980s, according... Read more
Published 2 days ago
From: Futurism
By Dan Robitzski
The first-ever comet from beyond our Solar System has been successfully imaged by the Gemini Observatory in multiple colors. The image of the newly discovered object, denoted C/2019 Q4 (Borisov), was obtained on the night of 9-10 September using the Gemini Multi-Object Spectrograph on the Gemini North Telescope on Hawaii's... Read more
Published 2 days ago
From: phys.org
Astronomers with NASA and the ESA have confirmed that an object that could be interstellar in origin (like 'Oumuamua) is passing through the Solar System, the second object to do so in just two years. The post Oumuamua 2.0? It Looks Like There’s a New Interstellar Object Passing Through the... Read more
Published 3 days ago
From: Universe Today
By Matt Williams
The full moon happens once a month. Find out when.... Read more
Published 3 days ago
From: Space.com
In the 80s, astronomers spotted a runaway star speeding across the night sky at upwards of 1.2 million miles per hour. Now, decades later, scientists finally figured out which pocket of the galaxy the star once called home, learning in the process why it ran away in the first place.... Read more
Published 3 days ago
From: Futurism
By Dan Robitzski
Scientists have discovered that a mysterious pressure dubbed "dark energy" makes up about 68% of the total energy content of the cosmos, but so far we don't know much more about it. Exploring the nature of dark energy is one of the primary reasons NASA is building the Wide Field... Read more
Published 3 days ago
From: phys.org
The Large Magellanic Cloud, or LMC, is one of our nearest galactic neighbors, at only 163,000 light years from Earth. With its sibling the Small Magellanic Cloud, these are among the nearest dwarf satellite galaxies to the Milky Way. The LMC is also the home of various stellar conglomerates and... Read more
Published 3 days ago
From: phys.org
The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), one of the Milky Way's closest galactic neighbors, gets a new close-up in this image from the European Southern Observatory's VISTA telescope.... Read more
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From: Space.com
It's always nice to see old friends, and NASA's asteroid-monitoring team has a busy schedule this weekend (Sept. 13 and 14) doing just that.... Read more
Published 3 days ago
From: Space.com
Very big news: A comet discovered just a couple of weeks ago appears to be one the most rare and exciting of all cosmic beasts: An interstellar visitor — literally an object coming from interstellar space, from an alien star!... Read more
Published 3 days ago
From: syfy wire
By Phil Plait
This image, taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, focuses on an object named UGC 695, which is located 30 million light-years away within the constellation Cetus (the Sea Monster), also known as the Whale. A bounty of diverse background galaxies is also visible in this image.... Read more
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From: phys.org
NASA is currently conducting a two-week ground test on Bigelow Aerospace's B330 habitat here at the company's headquarters, assessing the module's suitability as a deep-space astronaut abode.... Read more
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From: Space.com
A supermassive black hole located millions of light-years away maintains a very hearty diet.... Read more
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From: Space.com
Engineers took NASA's Mars 2020 for a spin on Aug. 29, 2019. The 2,300-pound (1,040-kilogram) Martian vehicle was rotated clockwise and counterclockwise at about 1 revolution per minute on what is called a spin table in the clean room of the Spacecraft Assembly Facility at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in... Read more
Published 3 days ago
From: phys.org
A newly discovered comet has excited the astronomical community this week because it appears to have originated from outside the solar system. The object—designated C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) - was discovered on Aug. 30, 2019, by Gennady Borisov at the MARGO observatory in Nauchnij, Crimea. The official confirmation that comet C/2019... Read more
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From: phys.org
A photo shows the International Space Station crossing the sky above the Old City of Jerusalem.... Read more
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From: Space.com
Astronomers have studied the ringing tones of a newly-created black hole for the first time, proving Einstein right once again.... Read more
Published 3 days ago
From: New Atlas
Understanding how fire spreads and behaves in space is crucial for the safety of future astronauts and for understanding and controlling fire here on Earth.... Read more
Published 3 days ago
From: phys.org
Astronomers have sighted a comet that could be the second interstellar object ever detected.... Read more
Published 3 days ago
From: New Atlas
The full moon of September 2019 also carries the title of the Harvest Moon for those living in the Northern Hemisphere.... Read more
Published 3 days ago
From: Space.com
Hubble has captured a new image of Saturn that makes you wonder if it’s even real. The image is so crisp it makes it look like Saturn is just floating in space. Which it is. This image of the ringed-planet was captured when Saturn was at its closest to Earth,... Read more
Published 3 days ago
From: Universe Today
By Evan Gough
Astronomers using one of the most advanced radio telescopes have discovered a rare molecule in the dust and gas disc around a young star—and it may provide an answer to one of the conundrums facing astronomers.... Read more
Published 3 days ago
From: phys.org
Moon Mission A trip to the Moon’s orbit could cost you anywhere from $35 million all the way up to $150 million. But now, one startup is saying it’ll charge just $99 to put you on the Moon. Part of you, anyway. In a newly published IEEE Spectrum story, LifeShip... Read more
Published 3 days ago
From: Futurism
By Kristin Houser
The universe is looking younger every day, it seems.... Read more
Published 4 days ago
From: phys.org
SpaceX just posted dramatic footage of its commercial space shuttle Crew Dragon undergoing hundreds of rigorous tests of its emergency abort system. The space company has been testing the abort system since 2015 to make sure that future passengers are safe in case of an emergency on their way to... Read more
Published 4 days ago
From: Futurism
By Victor Tangermann

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