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Earth is an Exoplanet to Aliens. This is What They’d See

6 hours ago

A team of Caltech researchers developed a new method that shows what Earth would look like to extra-terrestrial observers, which…

AI Could Help the Europa Clipper Mission Make New Discoveries!

A team of NASA scientists recently developed a series of machine learning algorithms that could help the Europa Clipper find…

23 hours ago

Exploring The Icy Moons of Jupiter. NASA’s Europa Clipper and ESA’s JUICE

On August 19th, 2019, NASA announced that their Europa Clipper mission has been approved to move to the next phase…

1 day ago

ExoMars Parachute Test Fails, for the Second Time

The ExoMars 2020 mission hit another snag recently when a high-altitude parachute test resulted in damage again to one of…

2 days ago

Carnival of Space #625

This week's Carnival of Space is hosted by me at the CosmoQuest blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space…

2 days ago

When it Comes to Gamma Radiation, the Moon is Actually Brighter Than the Sun

The eerie, hellish glow coming from the Moon may seem unreal in this image, since it's invisible to our eyes.…

4 days ago

Why Build Big Rockets at All? It’s Time for Orbital Refueling

On Tuesday, July 30th, NASA announced 19 different partnerships with 13 different companies to use their expertise to help them…

5 days ago

An Astrophotographer Noticed a Chunk of Ice Orbiting Comet 67P in Rosetta’s Photos

The European Space Agency's (ESA) Rosetta mission spent two years at the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. At the end of September 2016,…

6 days ago

Neutron Star Suffers a “Glitch”, Gives Astronomers a Glimpse Into How They Work

What, exactly, is the inside of a neutron star like? A neutron star is what remains after a massive star…

1 week ago

Rocket Lab is Going to try to Re-use its First Stage Booster, Catching it in Mid-air With a Helicopter

CEO Peter Beck of Rocket Lab recently announced that his company will begin retrieving the first stage of its Electron…

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