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NASA's Historic Pad 39A Back in Business with Maiden SpaceX Falcon 9 Blastoff to ISS and Booster Landing  

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL - After a six year lull NASA's historic pad 39A roared back to business this morning with the dramatic maiden blastoff of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, on a critical cargo delivery mission for NASA to the space station - while simultaneously landing the first stage back on the ground at the Cape on a secondary mission aimed at one day propelling humans to Mars. The post NASA's Historic Pad 39A Back in Business with Maiden SpaceX Falcon 9 Blastoff to ISS and Booster Landi...

2017-02-19 17:26:47
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SpaceX Falcon 9 Goes Vertical with Station Science at KSC Pad 39A – Watch Live  

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL - Just hours before blastoff, the first ever SpaceX Falcon 9 set to soar to the space station from historic pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC), the rocket went vertical below delightfully dark skies on the Florida Space Coast. The post SpaceX Falcon 9 Goes Vertical with Station Science at KSC Pad 39A – Watch Live appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-02-18 13:25:09
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Juno Will Get No Closer To Jupiter Due To Engine Troubles  

After months of review, Juno's mission scientists have chosen not to attempt an engine burn that will reduce its orbital period. The post Juno Will Get No Closer To Jupiter Due To Engine Troubles appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-02-18 02:37:51
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A Region On Mars With Recent Water Is About To Get Major Attention  

Curving wriggles seen in sand dunes on Earth and formed by the recent ebb and flow of water have just been found on Mars. The post A Region On Mars With Recent Water Is About To Get Major Attention appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-02-18 01:22:30
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Poopy Ideas Net $30,000 For Challenge Finalists  

You may have thought that whole 'going to the bathroom in space' issue had already been resolved, with the International Space Station operating continuously with crew on board since 2000. But as we reported back in December, long-duration, deep-space human missions will create a possible scenario of needing to take care of human waste in […] The post Poopy Ideas Net $30,000 For Challenge Finalists appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-02-17 21:52:22
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Earth Just Got A New Continent  

Data collected over decades proves that Earth has another continent: Zealandia. The post Earth Just Got A New Continent appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-02-17 20:03:26
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Ceres Provides First Detection Of Life’s Building Blocks In Asteroid Belt  

A new study by an international team of scientists uses data provided by the Dawn probe to show that conditions favorable to life could exist on Ceres The post Ceres Provides First Detection Of Life’s Building Blocks In Asteroid Belt appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-02-17 19:07:51
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The Universe Has A Lithium Problem  

The Big Bang Theory predicts three times as much lithium as observed. Where are the scientists hiding our lithium? The post The Universe Has A Lithium Problem appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-02-17 02:03:02
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Carnival of Space #497  

Welcome, come in to the 497th Carnival of Space! The Carnival is a community of space science and astronomy writers and bloggers, who submit their best work each week for your benefit. I’m Susie Murph, part of the team at Universe Today and CosmoQuest. So now, on to this week’s stories! Over at Planetaria, Paul […] The post Carnival of Space #497 appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-02-17 01:38:59
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Weekly Space Hangout – February 17, 2017: Samuel Mason, Director of the Tesla Science Foundation  

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: Samuel Mason is the Director of the Tesla Science Foundation, NJ Chapter. The mission of the Tesla Science Foundation is to establish and promote the recognition and awareness of Nikola Tesla’s inventions, patents, theories, philosophies, lectures, and innovations. Guests: Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg) Kimberly Cartier ( KimberlyCartier.org / […] The post Weekly Space Hangout – February 17, 2017: Samuel Mason, D

2017-02-17 01:23:41
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At T Minus 1 Day from ISS Liftoff SpaceX Rolls Falcon 9 to KSC Pad 39A – Feb. 18 Ignition Hinges on FAA License Approval  

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – Its getting down to the wire at T Minus 1 Day from liftoff for SpaceX and NASA as a Falcon 9 rocket was rolled out to historic Launch Complex 39A today, Feb 16, and the Feb. 18 ignition to the space station hinges on the approval of a launch license […] The post At T Minus 1 Day from ISS Liftoff SpaceX Rolls Falcon 9 to KSC Pad 39A – Feb. 18 Ignition Hinges on FAA License Approval appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-02-16 21:49:07
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What is the Weather like on Saturn?  

Much like Jupiter, Saturn is known for having some pretty extreme weather, owing to its turbulent atmosphere and rapid rotation The post What is the Weather like on Saturn? appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-02-16 21:02:15
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Will You Be The Discoverer Of Planet 9?  

Citizen science projects are a great way for anyone to be involved in the scientific process. Average, everyday folks have discovered things like supernovae, previously unseen craters on the Moon and Mars and even new planets orbiting a distant star. Now, you could be part of one of the most exciting quests yet: finding a […] The post Will You Be The Discoverer Of Planet 9? appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-02-16 02:06:15
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NASA To Study Launching Astronauts on 1st SLS/Orion Flight  

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL - In a potentially major change in direction for NASA's human spaceflight architecture, the agency is officially studying the possibility of adding a crew of astronauts to the first flight of Orion deep space crew capsule and the heavy lift Space Launch System (SLS) rocket currently in development, announced Acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot. The post NASA To Study Launching Astronauts on 1st SLS/Orion Flight appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-02-16 01:21:31
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Dream Chaser Spacecraft May Be Used For Hubble Repair Mission  

The Trump administration is considering a plan to extend the Hubble's life in case the James Webb Space Telescope fails. The post Dream Chaser Spacecraft May Be Used For Hubble Repair Mission appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-02-15 11:43:12
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India Sets Record With 104 Satellites In Single Launch  

With the successful launch of 104 satellites, the Indian National Space Organization has set a new record for the number of satellites deployed in a single mission. The post India Sets Record With 104 Satellites In Single Launch appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-02-15 09:52:12
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How Long is a Year on Mercury?  

Owing to its rapid orbital period, a year on Mercury lasts about 88 days, which means a year is only half as long as a single day The post How Long is a Year on Mercury? appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-02-15 08:07:34
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Video of Green Comet 45P Puts You Close To The Action  

Watch Comet 45P pirouette end over end in this detailed radar view of the comet's nucleus. The post Video of Green Comet 45P Puts You Close To The Action appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-02-15 02:14:01
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Chance Discovery Of A Three Hour Old Supernova  

Astronomers get a rare opportunity to observe the first hours of a supernova's collapse. The post Chance Discovery Of A Three Hour Old Supernova appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-02-14 13:08:52
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Distance & Speed Of Sun’s Orbit Around Galactic Centre Measured  

Using the initial data released by the Gaia observatory, a team of Canadian astrophysicists have produced refined estimates on the distance between our Sun and the center of the galaxy. The post Distance & Speed Of Sun’s Orbit Around Galactic Centre Measured appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-02-14 01:30:23
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Through The Nuclear Looking Glass: The Moon & The Bomb  

For centuries, scientists have been attempting to explain how the Moon formed. Whereas some have argued that it formed from material lost by Earth due to centrifugal force, others asserted that a performed Moon was captured by Earth’s gravity. In recent decades, the most widely-accepted theory has been the Giant-impact hypothesis, which states that the […] The post Through The Nuclear Looking Glass: The Moon & The Bomb appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-02-13 13:03:26
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Carnival of Space #496  

It’s that time again! This week's Carnival of Space is hosted by Pamela Hoffman at the Everyday Spacer blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #496. And if you're interested in looking back, here's an archive to all the past Carnivals of Space. If you’ve got a space-related blog, you should really join the carnival. […] The post Carnival of Space #496 appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-02-13 03:54:52
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SpaceX Falcon 9 Breaths First Fire at KSC Pad 39A – Successful Static Fire Test Paves Path to Feb. 18 ISS Launch  

SPACE VIEW PARK/KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL - For the first time in more than half a decade, a rocket came to life at NASA's Kennedy Space Center when a SpaceX Falcon 9 breathed her first fire at historic pad 39A today, Sunday, Feb. 12 - successfully completing a critical static test firing of the first stage engines that opens the door to a launch to the space station next weekend for NASA. The post SpaceX Falcon 9 Breaths First Fire at KSC Pad 39A – Successful Static Fire Test Paves Path...

2017-02-13 01:03:10
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Meet Asteroid 2017 BQ6 — A Giant, Spinning Brick  

New asteroid 2017 BQ6 was all elbows when it flew by Earth just a few days ago. Images reveal it as one of the most "angular" near-Earth asteroids known. The post Meet Asteroid 2017 BQ6 — A Giant, Spinning Brick appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-02-12 10:59:37
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91 Astronomers Combine 1000 Images Into One Amazing Journey to Jupiter  

Using 1000 images taken by amateur astronomer, filmmaker Peter Rosen has created a film that takes viewers on virtual journey to Jupiter. The post 91 Astronomers Combine 1000 Images Into One Amazing Journey to Jupiter appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-02-11 10:58:30
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First SpaceX Falcon 9 Erected at Historic Launch Pad 39A for Feb. 18 Blastoff  

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL - The first SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket ever to grace historic launch pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida was erected this afternoon, Friday, Feb. 10, to prepare the booster for a critical static fire sometime KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL - The first SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket ever to grace historic launch pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida was erected this afternoon, Friday, Feb. 10, to prepare the booster for a critical static fire sometime Saturday...

2017-02-11 02:56:50
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Watch the Curiosity Rover Roll Across Mars’ Surface  

We all love the ‘selfies’ the Curiosity rover takes of itself sitting on Mars. We love them because it’s so amazing to see a human-made object on another world, and these images give us hope that one day we might have pictures of ourselves standing on the surface of the Red Planet. But wouldn’t it […] The post Watch the Curiosity Rover Roll Across Mars’ Surface appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-02-10 18:50:46
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What is the Surface Area of the Earth?  

Compared to other Solar planets, Earth is kind of average. And given its shape, determining its surface area is a but complicated. The post What is the Surface Area of the Earth? appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-02-10 14:45:54
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This Is The Highest Resolution Image Of Europa We Have … For Now  

Take a gander at this high resolution view of Europa and learn of NASA's plans to look for life there. The post This Is The Highest Resolution Image Of Europa We Have … For Now appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-02-10 11:47:33
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The Centaurus Constellation  

Located in the southern skies is the classic constellation Centaurus, the ninth largest constellation and one of the original 48 included by Ptolemy in his Almagest. The post The Centaurus Constellation appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-02-10 06:38:24
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Weekly Space Hangout – February 10, 2017: Weekend Eclipse, Occultation and Comet 45P!  

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Guests: Paul M. Sutter (pmsutter.com / @PaulMattSutter) Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg) Dave Dickinson (www.astroguyz.com / @astroguyz) Their stories this week: Comet 45P Flies Past Earth A new “kind” of black hole A Penumbral Lunar Eclipse The Moon Occults Regulus Mars didn’t have enough CO2 to sustain liquid water ISS is […] The post Weekly Space Hangout – February 10, 2017: Weekend Eclipse, Occultation and Comet 4

2017-02-10 05:42:23
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Time To Build A Venus Rover  

NASA has made progress developing electronics that can withstand Venus' extreme surface environment. The post Time To Build A Venus Rover appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-02-10 01:57:44
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NASA Approves First Commercial Airlock for Space Station Science and SmallSat Deployment  

In a significant move towards further expansion of the International Space Station's (ISS) burgeoning research and commercial space economy capabilities, NASA has approved the development of the first privately developed airlock and is targeting blastoff to the orbiting lab complex in two years. The post NASA Approves First Commercial Airlock for Space Station Science and SmallSat Deployment appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-02-09 19:34:15
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Can We Launch Nuclear Waste Into the Sun?  

We've got all this nuclear waste to dispose of, and we've got this superheated fusion ball in the sky. Couldn't we just blast our nuclear waste into the Sun and be done with it? The post Can We Launch Nuclear Waste Into the Sun? appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-02-09 11:49:36
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Watch the Moon Make a Pass at Earth’s Shadow, Then Kiss Regulus This Valentine’s Weekend  

In the southern hemisphere this weekend in the 'Land of Oz?' Are you missing out on the passage of Comet 45/P Honda-Mrkos-Pajdušakova, and the penumbral lunar eclipse? Fear not, there's an astronomical event designed just for you, as the Moon occults (passes in front of) the bright star Regulus on the evening of Saturday, January 11th. The post Watch the Moon Make a Pass at Earth’s Shadow, Then Kiss Regulus This Valentine’s Weekend appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-02-09 10:45:40
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Uber Brings In NASA Engineer To Build Flying Cars  

Uber recently announced that they have hired NASA engineer Mark Moore to spearhead the company's VTOL transit program, known as Uber Elevate. The post Uber Brings In NASA Engineer To Build Flying Cars appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-02-08 21:19:36
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The Magellenic Clouds Stay Connected By A String Of Stars  

A bridge of stars between the Magellanic Clouds helps unravel a mystery. The post The Magellenic Clouds Stay Connected By A String Of Stars appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-02-08 06:09:53
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31 Years After Disaster, Challenger Soccer Ball Finally Gets To Orbit  

A soccer ball on the ISS pays tribute to the seven astronauts who died in the Challenger disaster. The post 31 Years After Disaster, Challenger Soccer Ball Finally Gets To Orbit appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-02-08 05:42:29
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Carnival of Space #495  

The tent is up! This week's Carnival of Space is hosted by Kimberly Arcand at the Chandra X-Ray Observatory blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #495. And if you're interested in looking back, here's an archive to all the past Carnivals of Space. If you've got a space-related blog, you should really join the […] The post Carnival of Space #495 appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-02-08 04:05:29
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Cassini Images Of Enceladus Highlight Possible Cradle For Life  

Images of Enceladus highlight its frozen, reflective beauty, and its potential as a cradle for life. The post Cassini Images Of Enceladus Highlight Possible Cradle For Life appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-02-07 11:02:39
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How Long is a Day on Venus?  

Venus is a planet of extremes: extreme heat, extreme weather, and extremely long days. In fact, a single day on Venus lasts as long as 116.75 Earth days. The post How Long is a Day on Venus? appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-02-07 08:26:35
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Curiosity’s Martian Chronicles Rife With Intriguing Inconsistencies  

Using data obtained from rock samples since 2011, one of Curiosity's science teams has deduced that ancient Mars did not have enough carbon dioxide to maintain liquid water The post Curiosity’s Martian Chronicles Rife With Intriguing Inconsistencies appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-02-07 08:19:29
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SpaceX Awaits FAA Falcon 9 Launch License for 1st Pad 39A Blastoff on NASA ISS Cargo Flight  

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL - With liftoff tentatively penciled in for mid-February, SpaceX still awaits FAA approval of a launch license for what will be the firms first Falcon 9 rocket to launch from historic pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center - on a critical NASA mission to resupply the space station - the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) confirmed today to Universe Today. The post SpaceX Awaits FAA Falcon 9 Launch License for 1st Pad 39A Blastoff on NASA ISS Cargo Flight appeared first o

2017-02-07 04:49:39
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Watch Comet 45P Fly Past Earth This Week  

Hankering for some cometary action? An interplanetary interloper pays us a visit this weekend, sliding swiftly through the pre-dawn northern hemisphere sky. The post Watch Comet 45P Honda-Mrkos-Pajdušakova Fly Past Earth This Week appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-02-07 02:25:45
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Ancient Annular: Dating Joshua’s Eclipse  

Astronomy turns up in fascinating junctures in history. Besides just the romantic angle, we can actually pin down some contextual events in ancient history if we can tie them in with an event witnessed in the heavens. The post Ancient Annular: Dating Joshua’s Eclipse appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-02-06 11:59:26
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Messier 34 – the NGC 1039 Open Star Cluster  

Located in the northern skies, in the direction of the Perseus constellation, is the open star cluster known as Messier 34. The post Messier 34 – the NGC 1039 Open Star Cluster appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-02-06 11:16:48
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A Black Hole’s Record Breaking Lunch  

Does a distant black hole provide a new definition of pain and suffering? The black hole, named XJ1500+0154, appears to be the real-life equivalent of the Pit of Carkoon, the nesting place of the all-powerful Sarlacc in Star Wars, which slowly digested its victims. Over ten years ago, this giant black hole ripped apart a […] The post A Black Hole’s Record Breaking Lunch appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-02-06 05:56:04
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Juno Buzzes Jupiter a mere 4,300 Km’s above the Cloud Tops  

Juno recently conducted its fourth close flyby of Jupiter (a perijovian maneuver), and NASA is once again seeking public input on what they want to see photographed during the next pass. The post Juno Buzzes Jupiter a mere 4,300 Km’s above the Cloud Tops appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-02-05 18:37:38
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See a Flirtatious Lunar Eclipse This Friday Night  

This Friday evening watch the Moon tippy-toe right up to Earth's inner shadow for a sweet penumbral eclipse. The post See a Flirtatious Lunar Eclipse This Friday Night appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-02-05 11:20:10
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Used SpaceX Booster Set for Historic 1st Reflight is Test Fired in Texas  

The first orbit class rocket that will ever be reflown to launch a second payload to space was successfully test fired by SpaceX engineers at the firms Texas test facility last week. The post Used SpaceX Booster Set for Historic 1st Reflight is Test Fired in Texas appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-02-05 01:53:25
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The Race To Image Exoplanets Heats Up!  

Thanks to the deployment of the Kepler mission, thousands of extrasolar planet candidates have been discovered. Using a variety of indirect detection methods, astronomers have detected countless gas giants, super Earths, and other assorted bodies orbiting distant stars. And one terrestrial planet (Proxima b) has even been found lurking in the closest star system to […] The post The Race To Image Exoplanets Heats Up! appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-02-04 18:39:45
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Weekly Space Hangout – February 3, 2017: Meredith Rawls & the LSST  

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: Meredith Rawls Meredith is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Washington. She writes software to prepare for the coming onslaught of data from the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope and studies weird binary stars. She is also the lead organizer of the ComSciCon-Pacific Northwest […] The post Weekly Space Hangout – February 3, 2017: Meredith Rawls & the LSST appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-02-03 10:20:21
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The Cassiopeia Constellation  

In the northern skies (recognizable from its W shape) is the familiar constellation of Cassiopeia, one of the 48 traditional constellations The post The Cassiopeia Constellation appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-02-03 04:14:37
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Meteorite Confirms 2 Billion Years of Volcanic Activity on Mars  

A Martian meteorite that landed in Africa in 2012 has confirmed that Martian volcanic activity lasted 3 billion years or longer. The post Meteorite Confirms 2 Billion Years of Volcanic Activity on Mars appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-02-02 16:18:15
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A Novel Concept For Braking Breakthrough Starshot  

Researchers from the Max Planck Institute have come up with an interesting way to slow down Starshot's mission to Alpha Centauri, a proposal which has the side benefit of exploring Proxima b as well. The post A Novel Concept For Braking Breakthrough Starshot appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-02-02 09:03:19
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Superbowl Smackdown: Watch the Moon Occult Aldebaran on Sunday  

Sure, this Superbowl Sunday brings with it the promise of sacks, fumbles and tackles... but have you ever seen the Moon run down a star in the end zone? Just such an event, termed as an occultation happens this weekend for folks living around the Mediterranean and — just maybe for some sharp-eyed telescope owning observers based around the Caribbean this coming weekend. The post Superbowl Smackdown: Watch the Moon Occult Aldebaran on Sunday appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-02-02 06:18:10
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Get Away From It All with these Amazing DTM Views of Mars  

By day, Kevin Gill is a software engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. But on nights and weekends he takes data from spacecraft and turns them into scenes that can transport you directly to the surface of Mars. Gill is one of many so-called "amateur" image editing enthusiasts that take real, high-resolution data from spacecraft […] The post Get Away From It All with these Amazing DTM Views of Mars appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-02-01 12:34:13
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Preleminary Results In NASA Twins Study Released  

NASA has released the preliminary results of their study of prolonged stays in space on the human body. The post Preleminary Results In NASA Twins Study Released appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-02-01 09:20:26
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What is the Weather like on Mars?  

Martian weather is both fascinating and extreme, involving such things as dry ice snows, planet-wide dust storms, and aurorae. The post What is the Weather like on Mars? appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-02-01 04:38:39
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Outstanding Opportunity Rover Making ‘Amazing New Discoveries’ 13 Years After Mars Touchdown – Scientist Tells UT  

NASA's truly outstanding Opportunity rover continues "making new discoveries about ancient Mars" as she commemorates 13 Years since bouncing to a touchdown on Mars, in a feat that is "truly amazing" - the deputy chief scientist Ray Arvidson told Universe Today exclusively. The post Outstanding Opportunity Rover Making ‘Amazing New Discoveries’ 13 Years After Mars Touchdown – Scientist Tells UT appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-02-01 04:04:07
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What is a Butte?  

The geological feature known as a "butte" (French for "small hill") is quite common to Earth, and planets like Mars as well. The post What is a Butte? appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-01-31 20:20:55
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Vortex Coronagraph A Game Changer For Seeing Close In Exoplanets  

A new instrument installed on the Keck Observatory allows astronomers to see exoplanets that are very close to their stars. The post Vortex Coronagraph A Game Changer For Seeing Close In Exoplanets appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-01-31 13:08:55
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Carnival of Space #494  

This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Brian Wang at his Next Big Future blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #494 And if you're interested in looking back, here's an archive to all the past Carnivals of Space. If you've got a space-related blog, you should really join the carnival. Just email an entry […] The post Carnival of Space #494 appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-01-31 12:45:06
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SpaceX Shuffles Falcon 9 Launch Schedule, NASA Gets 1st Launch from Historic KSC Pad 39A  

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL - SpaceX announced Sunday (Jan. 29) a significant shuffle to the Falcon 9 launch schedule, saying that a key NASA mission to resupply the space station is moving to the head of the line and will now be their first mission to launch from historic pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center- formerly used to launch space shuttles. The post SpaceX Shuffles Falcon 9 Launch Schedule, NASA Gets 1st Launch from Historic KSC Pad 39A appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-01-31 05:08:02
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Unprecedented Views of Saturn’s Rings as Cassini Dances Death Spiral  

As the Cassini spacecraft moves ever closer to Saturn, new images provide some of the most-detailed views yet of the planet's spectacular rings. From its “Ring-Grazing” orbit phase, Cassini's cameras are resolving details in the rings as small as 0.3 miles (550 meters), which is on the scale of Earth’s tallest buildings. On Twitter, Cassini […] The post Unprecedented Views of Saturn’s Rings as Cassini Dances Death Spiral appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-01-30 13:09:59
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Messier 33 – The Triangulum Galaxy  

Located in the Triangulum constellation, about 3 million light-years from Earth, is the Triangulum Galaxy (aka. Messier 33). The post Messier 33 – The Triangulum Galaxy appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-01-30 11:29:58
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What is a Planet?  

The concept of a planet has evolved considerably over time, thanks to ongoing discoveries and refinements in the field of astronomy. The post What is a Planet? appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-01-30 03:48:36
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NASA Tribute Exhibit Honors Fallen Apollo 1 Crew 50 Years After Tragedy  

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER VISITOR COMPLEX, FL - NASA unveiled a new tribute exhibit honoring three fallen astronaut heroes 50 years to the day of the Apollo 1 tragedy on January 27, 1967 when the three man crew perished in a flash fire on the launch pad during a capsule test that was not considered to be dangerous. The post NASA Tribute Exhibit Honors Fallen Apollo 1 Crew 50 Years After Tragedy appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-01-30 01:47:53
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A Proposal For Juno To Observe The Volcanoes Of Io  

Two Boston University researchers propose a plan for NASA's Juno probe to remotely study Io's volcanic eruptions. The post A Proposal For Juno To Observe The Volcanoes Of Io appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-01-29 21:20:44
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Four Planet System Directly Imaged In Motion  

Jason Wang, a graduate student from UC Berkeley, has created a video that captures the peculiar orbits of gas giants in a four-planet system The post Four Planet System Directly Imaged In Motion appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-01-28 18:38:36
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Harvard Physicist Creates Metallic Hydrogen Using Diamond Vise  

According to a study by two Harvard researchers, they have succeeded in creating metallic hydrogen for the first time in history. The post Harvard Physicist Creates Metallic Hydrogen Using Diamond Vise appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-01-28 10:43:13
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JPL Needs Citizen Scientists To Hunt Martian Polygonal Ridges  

NASA is seeking citizen-scientists to help them identify ridge formations on Mars, which could help us to understanding at the geological forces at work there The post JPL Needs Citizen Scientists To Hunt Martian Polygonal Ridges appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-01-27 21:32:45
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Weekly Space Hangout – January 27, 2017: Kimberly Cartier & Exoplanet WASP 103b  

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: Kimberly Cartier ( KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier ) Kimberly Cartier is a PhD candidate in the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at the Pennsylvania State University where her primary research interest is extra-solar planets. Kimberly focuses on communication, public speaking, teaching, and public outreach, and is a regular contributor to […] The post Weekly Space Hangout – January 27, 2017: Kimberly Cartier & Exoplanet

2017-01-27 10:23:36
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Space Jellyfish Show Types Of Pulsar Wind Nebulas  

A series of studies based on data obtained from Chandra X-ray observatory may held shed light on the mysteries of pulsars. The post Space Jellyfish Show Types Of Pulsar Wind Nebulas appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-01-27 10:02:02
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What’s That Bright Star in the Sky?  

What's that bright light in the sky? How come I never noticed it before? That's not a star at all, it's Venus, and it is awesome. The post What’s That Bright Star in the Sky? appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-01-27 05:50:35
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Boeing Unveils Blue Spacesuits for Starliner Crew Capsule  

Boeing has unveiled the advanced new lightweight spacesuits that astronauts will sport as passengers aboard the company's CST-100 Starliner space taxi during commercial taxi journey's to and from and the International Space Station (ISS) and other low Earth orbit destinations. The post Boeing Unveils Blue Spacesuits for Starliner Crew Capsule appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-01-27 04:35:23
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Carl Sagan’s Theory Of Early Mars Warming Gets New Attention  

Carl Sagan hit on the idea 40 years ago. Now, a team of scientists have discovered that a trifecta of gases may have warmed Mars enough for liquid water to gush. The post Carl Sagan’s Theory Of Early Mars Warming Gets New Attention appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-01-27 02:19:19
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A Farewell to Plutoshine  

Sometimes, its not the eye candy aspect of the image, but what it represents. A recent image of Pluto's large moon Charon courtesy of New Horizons caught our eye. Looking like something from the grainy era of the early Space Age, we see a crescent Charon, hanging against a starry background... The post A Farewell to Plutoshine appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-01-26 05:11:51
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NASA Webb Telescope Resumes Rigorous Vibration Qualification Tests  

Engineers have resumed a series of critical and rigorous vibration qualification tests on NASA's mammoth James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, in Greenbelt, Maryland to confirm its safety, integrity and readiness for the unforgiving environment of space flight, after pausing due to a testing 'anomaly' detected in early December 2016. The post NASA Webb Telescope Resumes Rigorous Vibration Qualification Tests appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-01-26 04:25:06
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Rogue NASA, EPA, NPS Twitter Accounts Launched to Protest Trump Directives  

Rogue sites protesting the Trump team's new guidelines for federal agencies are popping up everywhere. The post Rogue NASA, EPA, NPS Twitter Accounts Launched to Protest Trump Directives appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-01-26 03:02:56
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Galactic Stripping Mystery Uncovered  

It’s what you might call a case of galactic homicide (or “galacticide”). All over the known Universe, satellite galaxies are slowly being stripped of their lifeblood – i.e. their gases. This process is responsible for halting the formation of new stars, and therefore condemning these galaxies to a relatively quick death (by cosmological standards). And […] The post Galactic Stripping Mystery Uncovered appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-01-25 21:31:40
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Juno Just Took One Of The Best Images Of Jupiter Ever  

Wow! If you’ve ever wanted to know what it would be like to hang above Jupiter’s clouds, here you go. This absolutely stunning view of Jupiter's northern latitudes shows incredible detail of gas giant’s swirling cloudtops. And it features, in the lower left in the image below, the storm on the gas planet known as […] The post Juno Just Took One Of The Best Images Of Jupiter Ever appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-01-25 18:12:26
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Japan Becomes A Military Space Player With Latest Launch  

In a potentially controversial move, Japan recently deployed an x-band communications satellite to reduce its reliance on other providers for communications with its military forces. The post Japan Becomes A Military Space Player With Latest Launch appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-01-25 13:40:33
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Could NASA Be Muzzled Under Trump Administration?  

The Trump Administration appears to be trying to change how government agencies disseminate information to the public. According to reports from multiple outlets, several agencies are being told to discontinue or suppress communications with the public, the media and even Congress. Additionally, Reuters is reporting that the Trump administration has instructed the Environmental Protection Agency […] The post Could NASA Be Muzzled Under Trump Administration? appeared first on Universe Today

2017-01-25 05:10:46
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Carnival of Space #492-493  

This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Allen Versfeld at his Urban Astronomer blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #492-493. And if you're interested in looking back, here's an archive to all the past Carnivals of Space. If you've got a space-related blog, you should really join the carnival. Just email an […] The post Carnival of Space #492-493 appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-01-24 08:13:02
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New Age in Weather Forecasting Begins with Spectacular 1st Images from NASA/NOAA GOES-16 Observatory  

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL - A new age has begun in the nations weather forecasting capabilities with the release today (Jan. 23) of the spectacular first images gathered by the recently launched NASA/NOAA GOES-16 observatory. The post New Age in Weather Forecasting Begins with Spectacular 1st Images from NASA/NOAA GOES-16 Observatory appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-01-24 01:02:03
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Vital Air Force Missile Reconnaissance Satellite SBIRS GEO 3 Launched – Photo/Video Gallery  

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL - A vital missile reconnaissance satellite for the U.S. Force soared to space atop an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral at dinnertime Friday night, Jan. 20, 2017. The post Vital Air Force Missile Reconnaissance Satellite SBIRS GEO 3 Launched – Photo/Video Gallery appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-01-23 04:06:21
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Here’s the Highest Resolution Map of Pluto We’ll Get from New Horizons  

Members of the New Horizons team recently conducted a live panel discussion where they talked about the spacecraft's greatest accomplishments, which included the highest resolution map of Pluto ever created. The post Here’s the Highest Resolution Map of Pluto We’ll Get from New Horizons appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-01-21 19:03:30
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How to See the Space Station Fly in Front of the Moon  

Want to see the the space station zip across the Moon or Sun? Here are step-by-step instructions how. The post How to See the Space Station Fly in Front of the Moon appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-01-21 09:33:31
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USAF Missile Defense SBIRS Observatory Streaks to Orbit during Spectacular Evening Blastoff  

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL - A U.S. Air Force missile defense reconnaissance observatory that will track the telltale infrared signatures of incoming enemy missiles and is vital to America's national security blasted off in spectacular fashion off this evening, Jan. 20, 2017, as it streaked to orbit from the Florida Space Coast. The post USAF Missile Defense SBIRS Observatory Streaks to Orbit during Spectacular Evening Blastoff appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-01-21 05:17:53
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Gene Cernan, Last Man on the Moon, Honored at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex  

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER VISITOR COMPLEX, FL - Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the Moon, and one of America's most famous and renowned astronauts, was honored in a ceremony held at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Florida, on Jan. 18. The post Gene Cernan, Last Man on the Moon, Honored at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-01-20 20:50:23
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The Carina Constellation  

Located in the southern sky is the constellation Carina, which has several impressive stars and associated Deep Sky Objects. The post The Carina Constellation appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-01-20 18:02:36
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Weekly Space Hangout – January 20, 2017: Dan Dixon – Project Lead & Creator of Universe Sandbox  

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: Dan Dixon is the creator and director of Universe Sandbox ², an accessible space simulator application that merges real-time gravity, climate, collision, and physical interactions to reveal the beauty of our universe and the fragility of our planet. Dan began work on the original Universe Sandbox in 2006, and […] The post Weekly Space Hangout – January 20, 2017: Dan Dixon – Project Lead & Creator of Universe Sandbox appeared first...

2017-01-20 04:57:59
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What is the Alcubierre “Warp” Drive?  

In 1994, Mexican physicist Miguel Alcubierre proposed a way to travel faster than light without violating the laws of relativity, and attempts to make it work are ongoing. The post What is the Alcubierre “Warp” Drive? appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-01-19 18:23:28
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Bullseye: Amazing SpaceX Images Highlight Perfect Falcon 9 Landing  

SpaceX was able to celebrate a successful return to flight this week with a picture-perfect launch of the Falcon 9 rocket on January 14, 2017 that successfully delivered a fleet of ten advanced Iridium NEXT mobile voice and data relay satellites to orbit. But the icing on the cake was the dead-center landing and recovery […] The post Bullseye: Amazing SpaceX Images Highlight Perfect Falcon 9 Landing appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-01-19 07:55:13
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Adventures With “Copyscope”  

Every telescope has a story to tell. We returned back to the U S of A recently, and one of our first tasks upon re-establishing our lives back in Florida was to dig through the archaeological strata that is our storage unit. Headlamp on and Leatherman in hand, we worked our way through layers put in place over years of storage unit drop-off runs. The post Adventures With “Copyscope” appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-01-19 07:24:22
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NASA: 2016 Was the Warmest Year on Record… Again!  

The reality of Climate Change has become painfully apparent in recent years, thanks to extended droughts in places like California, diminishing water tables around the world, rising tides, and coastal storms of increasing intensity and frequency. But perhaps the most measurable trend is the way that average global temperatures have kept rising year after year. […] The post NASA: 2016 Was the Warmest Year on Record… Again! appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-01-19 04:52:26
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Air Force Missile Warning SBIRS GEO 3 Satellite Set for Spectacular Night Liftoff Jan. 19; 1st 2017 Cape Launch-Watch Live  

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL - A U.S. Air Force satellite that will provide vital early warnings on incoming enemy missiles that are critical to the defense of our homeland is set for a spectacular nighttime blastoff on Thursday Jan. 19 from the Florida Space Coast. The post Air Force Missile Warning SBIRS GEO 3 Satellite Set for Spectacular Night Liftoff Jan. 19; 1st 2017 Cape Launch-Watch Live appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-01-19 02:54:38
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New NASA-themed TV Pilot by ‘The Martian’ Author Andy Weir  

Author Andy Weir, who wrote the bestselling novel "The Martian" on which the successful 2015 movie of the same name was based, announced CBS is picking up his idea for a new pilot for a television show called "Mission Control." "For the past several months, I've been working on a TV show pilot, and I'm […] The post New NASA-themed TV Pilot by ‘The Martian’ Author Andy Weir appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-01-18 21:04:28
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What Was the Carrington Event?  

In 1859, the Sun gave off the most powerful solar flare on record. A blast of radiation and particles so strong it fried electrical wires and set telegraph towers on fire. What would happen if a solar storm of this magnitude happened today? It would be a very bad day indeed. The post What Was the Carrington Event? appeared first on Universe Today.

2017-01-18 01:54:12
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