Space

This Is What Perseverance’s Landing Site Looked Like Billions Of Years Ago. See Why It’s Such A...

Today is a milestone in NASA’s Perseverance mission to Mars. At 1:40 pm Pacific time today, the rover will have traveled 235.4 million km (146.3 million miles). That means the spacecraft is halfway to Mars and its rendezvous with Jezero...
Related topics: NASA, Mars Rover Curiosity, Mars, Spacecrafts

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Astronomers Are Bulging With Data

For the first time, over 250 million stars in our galaxy's bulge have been surveyed in near-ultraviolet, optical, and near-infrared light, opening the door for astronomers to reexamine key questions about the Milky Way's formation and history. Using...
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A Nasa Spacecraft Circling Jupiter Has Captured The Planet's Colorful Electrical Outbursts —...

An illustration of the lightning phenomenon known as a sprite on Jupiter. NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI NASA's Juno spacecraft has discovered that Jupiter's atmosphere produces lightning-like electrical outbursts called transient luminous events. On...
Related topics: NASA, Spacecrafts, Jupiter, Juno, Scientific Discoveries

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This Asteroid Is Worth More Than You Can Possibly Fathom

An all-metal asteroid residing in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter called 16 Psych is worth an incredible amount of money. A new study revealed that the asteroid is likely entirely made of iron and nickel. Mining an asteroid isn't yet...
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What The Heck Lit Up The Skies Over Hawaii This Weekend?

A bunch of strange lights appears over Hawaii this weekend and citizens were struggling to figure out what they were seeing. The lights took a strange pattern, confusing onlookers as they cruised across the dark sky. Astronomers have pinned the...

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Spacex Reveals Pricing For Beta Testing Its Starlink Internet Service

Privately held SpaceX is ready to open up the beta testing of its Starlink satellite internet service, and has sent emails offering consumers who have expressed interest a chance to sign up for service.The email, which was posted on Reddit Monday,...
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Surprisingly Mature Galaxies In The Early Universe

When the universe was only a tenth of its current age its galaxies experienced a growth spurt. It was this period that the scientists in the ALPINE project focused on when they used ESO's ALMA telescope to carry out the first ever large survey of...
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Coastal Greenland Reshaped As Greenland Ice Sheet Mass Loss Accelerates

Ice loss from the Greenland Ice Sheet has accelerated significantly over the past two decades, transforming the shape of the ice sheet edge and therefore coastal Greenland, according to scientific research led by Twila Moon, deputy lead scientist of...
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Nasa's Perseverance Rover Is Midway To Mars

NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission has logged a lot of flight miles since being lofted skyward on July 30—146.3 million miles (235.4 million kilometers) to be exact. Turns out that is exactly the same distance it has to go before the...
Related topics: NASA, Mars Rover Curiosity, Mars, Spacecrafts

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New Survey Finds That Single Burst Of Star Formation Created Milky Way's Central Bulge

Like most spiral galaxies, the Milky Way has a roughly spherical collection of stars at its center called the bulge. How the bulge formed has been a long-standing mystery, with many studies suggesting that it built up over time through multiple...
Related topics: Polls, Milky Way

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Us Space Force May Provide Security For Private Sector Assets In Future, Commander Says

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US Space Force may be called on to provide security as governments and private companies develop a trillion-dollar economy in Earth’s orbit and the Moon, the unit’s commanding General John Raymond said in a Defense...
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Astronomers Are Bulging With Data

For the first time, over 250 million stars in our galaxy's bulge have been surveyed in near-ultraviolet, optical, and near-infrared light, opening the door for astronomers to reexamine key questions about the Milky Way's formation and history. Using...
Related topics: Galaxies, Milky Way

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Astronomers Are Ready And Waiting To Detect The Neutrino Blast From A Nearby Supernova Explosion...

When giant stars die in impressive supernova blasts, about 99% of the energy released goes into producing a flood of neutrinos. These tiny, ghostly particles slip through tons of matter like it’s not even there. But a new generation of...
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Osiris-rex Collected So Much Material, The Sample Capsule Overflowed. Time To Bring It All Home.

Is there such as thing as too much asteroid? Scientists and engineers for NASA’s OSIRIS-REx decided to perform an “early stow” of the sample from Asteroid Bennu collected by the spacecraft on October 20, because the collection container is...
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Boo! A Halloween Blue Moon

The final ‘Blue Moon’ of the decade rounds out October 2020. The post Boo! A Halloween Blue Moon appeared first on Universe Today.
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Spacex Opens Starlink Satellite Internet Beta – Here’s What It Costs

SpaceX is expanding up its Starlink satellite internet beta, contacting would-be subscribers to offer them early access to the service at $99 per month. The project aims to blanket increasingly large areas with broadband internet service, delivered...
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Scientists Prep For Farmers On Mars

Mixing artificial soil samples never seemed so exciting. University of Georgia geologists are currently preparing for the farming of crops on the red planet by simulating solid conditions here on Earth. A study on the process was published today...
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Starlink's Internet Satellite Public Beta Costs $600 Upfront, Space X Says — And Some Users Are...

SpaceX founder Elon Musk. AP Photo SpaceX's public beta test for Starlink, its satellite internet project, will cost $600 upfront, it said in an email Monday that was then posted online by Reddit's Starlink community. The "Better Than Nothing...
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Nasa And Esa Sign Gateway Mou

NASA, European Space Agency Formalize Artemis Gateway Partnership, NASA "NASA and ESA (European Space Agency) have finalized an agreement to collaborate on the Artemis Gateway. This agreement is an important element in a broad effort by the United...
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Oig On Nasa Acquisition Workforce: More Improvement Needed

NASA OIG: NASA's Management Of Its Acquisition Workforce "In addition, 95 percent of NASA's certified acquisition workforce met continuous learning requirements needed to maintain their certification in the reporting periods we evaluated. However,...
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