Two upcoming missions – NASA’s Parker Solar Probe and the ESA’s Solar Orbiter – will get closer to the Sun than ever before in the hopes of unlocking its secrets.
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A team of astronomers, using the Herschel Observatory, recently observed a series of laser emissions coming from the ant nebula.
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Based on the 2nd Gaia Data Release, a team of astronomers were able to directly detect and compile information on over 1000 white dwarf stars in our galactic neighborhood.
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In addition to revealing the proper motion of over a billion stars in the Milky Way, the 2nd data release from the Gaia mission also revealed the proper motions of stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud.
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ExoMars mission’s Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) recently sent back its very first image, which shows the ice-covered edge of the Korolev Crater
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Thanks to the second release of Gaia data, we now know the positions, distances and motions of 1.7 billion stars in the Milky Way
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Using images taken by the Rosetta spacecraft, a twitter user created a stunning video that shows what it is like to stand on the surface of a comet
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The ESA’s Swarm satellites recently began monitoring Earth’s oceans to determine how they contribute to Earth’s magnetic field
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According to a statement made by the US Air Force, the reentry of the Tiangong-1 was confirmed over the Pacific Ocean on April 2nd.
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This past weekend, a lot of attention was on the Tiangong-1 space station. For some time, space agencies and satellite trackers from around the world had been predicting when this station would fall to Earth. And now that it has safely landed in the Pacific Ocean, many people are breathing a sigh of relief. While […]
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