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New Find Shows Uranus Loses Atmosphere to its Magnetic Field

NASA’s researchers at the Goddard Space Flight Center recently did just that, looking at Voyager 2’s lone encounter with the…

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Astronomers Define the “Really Habitable Zone”. Planets Capable of Producing Gin and Tonic

A hospitable star that doesn't kill you with deadly flares. A rocky planet with liquid water and an agreeable climate.…

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Five Snapshots of how the Earth Looked at Key Points in its History Could Help us Find Habitable Exoplanets

A study by Cornell's Carl Sagan Institute provides models of how Earth looked like over time, which could help us…

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This Galaxy Has Only One Spiral Arm

There are all kinds of odd things in the sky. Things that defy our naming conventions, and our attempts to…

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SpaceX Almost Ready to Start Testing its Third Starship Prototype. Let’s Hope it Doesn’t Explode

Musk recently posted photos of the latest Starship prototype, which were recently assembled and shipped to Boca Chica to begin…

3 days ago

This Galaxy is the Very Definition of “Flocculent”

I know you're Googling "flocculent" right now, unless you happen to be a chemist, or maybe a home brewer. You…

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How were Supermassive Black Holes Already Forming and Releasing Powerful Jets Shortly After the Big Bang?

A series of studies has shown that the seeds of supermassive black holes and relativistic jets existed much sooner than…

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Are the Gaps in These Disks Caused by Planets?

Astronomers like observing distant young stars as they form. Stars are born out of a molecular cloud, and once enough…

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The heliosphere looks a lot weirder than we originally thought

Every second of every day, our sun spits out a stream of tiny high-energy particles, known as the solar wind.…

1 week ago

Highest Resolution Mosaic Image of the Surface of Bennu

NASA and the University of Arizona have released a stunning new global map of asteroid Bennu. At 2 inches (5…

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