Stephen Hawking is rightly seen as one of the most influential scientists of our time. In his time on this planet, the famed physicist, science communicator, author and luminary became a household name, synonymous with the likes of Einstein, Newton and Galileo. What is even more impressive is the fact that he managed to maintain […]
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In collaboration with the Department of Energy, NASA recently conducted a successful demonstration of a new fission system that could enable long-duration missions to the Moon, Mars, and beyons
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In February of 2017, a team of European astronomers announced the discovery of a seven-planet system orbiting the nearby star TRAPPIST-1. Aside from the fact that all seven planets were rocky, there was the added bonus of three of them orbiting within TRAPPIST-1’s habitable zone. Since that time, multiple studies have been conducted to determine […]
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As part of the 2018 NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NAIC) program, a team of scientists from across the US was recently given a Phase I award for their self-assembling space telescope concept.
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Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Paul M. Sutter (pmsutter.com / @PaulMattSutter) Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier ) Dr. Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg & ChartYourWorld.org) Special Guests: Dr. David Weintraub is the author of the new book, Life on Mars: What to Know Before We Go, in which he provides a history […]
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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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A Type II supernova is a truly amazing astronomical event. As with all supernovae, a Type II consists of a star experiencing core collapse at the end of its life cycle and exploding, causing it to shed its outer layers. A subclass of this type is known as Type IIb, which are stars that have […]
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This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Brian Wang at his Next Big Future blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #559 And if you’re interested in looking back, here’s an archive to all the past Carnivals of Space. If you’ve got a space-related blog, you should really join the carnival. Just email an entry […]
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Using the ALMA array, international team of scientists recently observed 14 galaxies in the early Universe that are about to merge to form a galaxy cluster – one of the largest structures in the known Universe
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