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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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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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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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LightSail 2 is Still Solar Sailing, But it’s Getting Lower and Lower with Each Orbit

LightSail 2 deployed it solar sail five months ago, and it's still orbiting Earth. It's a successful demonstration of the…

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Balloon-Based Cosmic Ray Observatory is Now on its Second Trip Around Antarctica

The SuperTIGER-2 flight just completed its second tour around Antarctica in its mission to determine the origin and nature of…

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New View of the Swan Nebula From NASA’s Airborne SOFIA Telescope

Using the SOFIA telescope, a team of NASA astronomers have conducted the most detailed survey of the interior of the…

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