Mars InSight Has One Last Job: Getting Swallowed by Dust on the Red Planet

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Carolyn Collins Petersen

Normally you don't want dust to get into your spacecraft. That was certainly true for the InSight mission to Mars,…

Merging Black Holes Could Give Astronomers a Way to Detect Hawking Radiation

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Nothing lasts forever, including black holes. Over immensely long periods of time, they evaporate, as will other large objects in…

Starlinks Can Produce Surprisingly Bright Flares to Pilots

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How can sunlight reflecting off SpaceX‚Äôs Starlink satellites interfere with ground-based operations? This is what a recently submitted study hopes…

A Weather Satellite Watched a Space Rock Burn Up Above Spain and Portugal

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It's been a momentous May for skywatchers around the world. First the big auroral event of May 10-11, next a…

Galaxies in the Early Universe Preferred their Food Cold

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One of the main objectives of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is to study the early Universe by using…

A New Way to Measure the Rotation of Black Holes

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Sometimes, astronomers get lucky and catch an event they can watch to see how the properties of some of the…

Could Martian atmospheric samples teach us more about the Red Planet than surface samples?

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NASA is actively working to return surface samples from Mars in the next few years, which they hope will help…

Black Holes are Firing Beams of Particles, Changing Targets Over Time

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Black holes seem to provide endless fascination to astronomers. This is at least partly due to the extreme physics that…

Another Giant Antarctic Iceberg Breaks Free

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On May 20th, 2024, an iceberg measuring 380 square kilometers (~147 mi2) broke off the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica.…

Fish are Adapting to Weightlessness on the Chinese Space Station

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Four zebrafish are alive and well after nearly a month in space aboard China's Tiangong space station. As part of…