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Webcast: “Stellar Explosions and Death Dances”

by Nancy Atkinson February 5, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter When stars die, their final gasps can trigger the most powerful blasts of energy in the universe. Their demise can also lead to a bizarre death dance as the voracious corpse of a dead star begins consuming a nearby companion. Today […]

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Watch Live: ESA Waits for Signal from Comet-Chasing Spacecraft

by Nancy Atkinson January 20, 2014

Watch live streaming video from eurospaceagency at livestream.com UPDATE: Rosetta woke up! Read our full story about the acquisition of signal here. For the first time, a spacecraft will follow a comet as it approaches the Sun and land on its nucleus. But today is key to the success of the mission. After nearly two […]

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Watch Live Webcast of the Active Sun

by Nancy Atkinson January 15, 2014

The team from Slooh will broadcast a live Solar special focusing on the sudden emergence of hyperactivity on the Sun — lately attributed sunspot AR 1944. Right now, the Sun is in what is supposed to be the active phase of its 11-year solar cycle, Solar Cycle 24. While this has been an unusually quiet […]

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Watch MAVEN Launch Live!

by Nancy Atkinson November 18, 2013

Live streaming video by Ustream Once again, we’re heading to Mars! At 18:28 UTC (1:28 p.m. EST), NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft launched successfully from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, beginning its 10-month journey to Mars. Launching aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, MAVEN will take critical measurements […]

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Watch Live: Defending Earth from Asteroids

by Nancy Atkinson October 25, 2013

Live streaming video by Ustream We know that hundreds of thousands of asteroids orbit the Sun, and a very few have a high risk of striking Earth. There are also asteroids that haven’t been discovered yet that can surprise us, as evidenced by the explosion over Chelyabinsk, Russia, last February. This event was confirmation that […]

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