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Crew Dragon Abort Test is Scheduled for Saturday Morning

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On Saturday morning, Jan. 18th, 2020, SpaceX and NASA will be conducting the in-flight abort test of the Crew Dragon,…

A Mysterious Burst of Gravitational Waves Came From a Region Near Betelgeuse. But There’s Probably No Connection

Gravitational waves are caused by calamitous events in the Universe. Neutron stars that finally merge after circling each other for…

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The Debate Over Cold Dark Matter Warms Up As Astronomers Take Its Temperature

Dark matter has long been one of the most mysterious things in the cosmos. It was first proposed in the…

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ESA Recruits Amateur Astronomers Ahead of Hera Asteroid Mission

The European Space Agency is looking to recruit amateur astronomers to help characterize possible secondary targets for the upcoming Hera…

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An Asteroid has been Found that Orbits the Sun Closer than Venus

Astronomers at Caltech's Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) have discovered an asteroid that orbits inside Venus. Though other asteroids have a…

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Another Beautiful Image of Jupiter from Juno During a Flyby. Great Work by Gerald Eichstadt and Sean Doran

Confucius said, "Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."   When it comes to Jupiter, Gerald Eichstädt and Seán Doran…

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Scientists Figure Out How to Continuously Watch the Entire Planet With Just 4 Satellites

A new study has shown that optimal global satellite coverage can be achieved with just four satellites, and in a…

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Beautiful Image of Ice at Mars’ Northern Polar Cap

A new image from the ESA's Mars Express spacecraft shows how beautiful, and desolate, Mars can appear. It also highlights…

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A Second Planet May Have been Found Orbiting Proxima Centauri! And it’s a Super Earth.

Astronomers have discovered another candidate exoplanet orbiting our neighbor, Proxima Centauri. A paper announcing these results was just published in…

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It Takes Two Stars to Make a Gamma Ray Burst

A new study by researchers from the University of Warwick shows how Gamma Ray Bursts can only occur with binary…

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