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MeerKAT radio telescope images Milky Way's blazing heart - Astronomy Now Online

Google Science - Sun, 07/15/2018 - 10:06am

Astronomy Now Online

MeerKAT radio telescope images Milky Way's blazing heart
Astronomy Now Online
South Africa's newly inaugurated 64-dish MeerKAT radio telescope, a precursor to the Square Kilometre Array, has imaged the heart of the Milky Way in unprecedented detail, revealing long, magnetised filaments and the blazing core where a supermassive ...
UKZN astronomers showcase job opportunities in space industryIndependent Online
This Is The Clearest View of The Centre of The Milky Way to Date, And It Is BreathtakingScienceAlert
South Africa launches World's largest radio telescopeAmazing India Blog (blog)

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Solar eclipse scheduled on Friday the 13th, won't be visible in India - The Hilltop Monitor

Google Science - Sun, 07/15/2018 - 9:30am

The Hilltop Monitor

Solar eclipse scheduled on Friday the 13th, won't be visible in India
The Hilltop Monitor
In exactly a month, if we are lucky and there is no thick cloud cover, we may have a chance to see a blood moon once again, as the "largest lunar eclipse this century" is expected to be witnessed on July 27, 2018. This is because the Moon passes ...
Solar Eclipse July 13, 2018: what you can and cannot do in this dayThe Siver Times
We Will Witness the Longest Lunar Eclipse of the CenturyGreat Lakes Ledger

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Cygnus Spacecraft Leaves the Space Station After Giving It an Orbital Boost - Space.com

Google Science - Sun, 07/15/2018 - 9:11am

Space.com

Cygnus Spacecraft Leaves the Space Station After Giving It an Orbital Boost
Space.com
A Cygnus cargo spacecraft left the International Space Station (ISS) today (July 15), nearly two months after it arrived with supplies and science gear for the station's six-person crew. The uncrewed Cygnus OA-9 spacecraft, also known as the "S.S. J.R. ...
Northrop Grumman's OA-9 Cygnus leaves International Space StationSpaceFlight Insider
International Space Station to be seen across QueenslandNEWS.com.au

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Ghostly neutrino caught in South Pole ice ushers in a new astronomy - EarthSky

Google Science - Sun, 07/15/2018 - 7:14am

EarthSky

Ghostly neutrino caught in South Pole ice ushers in a new astronomy
EarthSky
Last week, scientists announced the 1st known source for ghostly, high-energy neutrinos. The source is a blazar, a billion-solar-mass black hole 3.7 billion light-years away. The discovery establishes a new way to study the universe. Tweet. Share ...
'Ghost particle' found in Antarctica provides astronomy breakthroughmyfox8.com
This is how Penn State scientists found a black hole 4 billion light years away | OpinionPennLive.com
Astronomers Trace The Source Of Cosmic Neutrinos For The First TimeI4U News
The Sydney Morning Herald
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Are we truly alone in the cosmos? New study casts doubt on rise of alien life in our galaxy - NBCNews.com

Google Science - Sun, 07/15/2018 - 6:00am

NBCNews.com

Are we truly alone in the cosmos? New study casts doubt on rise of alien life in our galaxy
NBCNews.com
It's something people tell me all the time, and usually in hushed tones: “With a trillion planets out there, we really can't be the only intelligent beings in the galaxy.” In other words, given the enormous amount of real estate in space, aliens are ...
Faith-free thinking about aliens: Oxford experts say we probably are all alone in universeGetReligion (blog)

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NASA's TESS Set To Seek 20000 Worlds - Forbes

Google Science - Sun, 07/15/2018 - 1:39am

Forbes

NASA's TESS Set To Seek 20000 Worlds
Forbes
TESS—the new planet-hunting probe—is up, running, and almost ready to rumble. The robotic spacecraft, launched 12 weeks ago, is now locked into “final science orbit,” says NASA's Padi Boyd. So far, all is good. Everything on TESS checks out ...
NASA's Planet Hunter TESS Will Begin Work This MonthAdvocator
NASA's TESS Exoplanet Hunter Is On The Right Track To Start Its Mission This MonthHealth Thoroughfare
NASA's New Satellite will be Soon Looking for ExoplanetsCanadian Homesteading

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Sky Watch: The great summer scorpion is on the prowl - TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Google Science - Sat, 07/14/2018 - 10:45am

TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Sky Watch: The great summer scorpion is on the prowl
TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
The southern end of the early sky is a bit congested this summer, with the bright planets Jupiter and Saturn already shining away and Mars about to add to the fray in the early evening sky. In fact, Mars is going to be putting on quite a show next ...
Night Sky Events to Show Your Kids in Summer 2018Space.com
NJ Night Sky: Planets on paradeNJ.com
See Venus and the crescent moon pair off in the night sky this weekendMashable
The Durango Herald -WTOP -CBC.ca -Post-Bulletin
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Astronauts explain why nobody has visited the moon in more than 45 years — and the reasons are depressing - Business Insider

Google Science - Sat, 07/14/2018 - 10:01am

Business Insider

Astronauts explain why nobody has visited the moon in more than 45 years — and the reasons are depressing
Business Insider
The last time a person visited the moon was in December 1972, during NASA's Apollo 17 mission. Over the decades, NASA planned to send people back to the moon but has yet to succeed. Astronauts often say the biggest reasons why humans haven't ...
Video of astronauts falling over on the moon will never bore youNews Heads

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Astronauts explain why nobody has visited the moon in more than 45 years — and the reasons are depressing - Business Insider

Google Science - Sat, 07/14/2018 - 10:01am

Business Insider

Astronauts explain why nobody has visited the moon in more than 45 years — and the reasons are depressing
Business Insider
The last time a person visited the moon was in December 1972, during NASA's Apollo 17 mission. Over the decades, NASA planned to send people back to the moon but has yet to succeed. Astronauts often say the biggest reasons why humans haven't ...
Space exploration is about much more than discovering outer spaceBig Think
Humans could land on Mars DECADES AGO, Nasa astronaut reveals scientists HAVE TECHNOLOGYExpress.co.uk

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South Africa Celebrates Completion of Gigantic, Super-sensitive Telescope - Scientific American

Google Science - Sat, 07/14/2018 - 10:00am

Scientific American

South Africa Celebrates Completion of Gigantic, Super-sensitive Telescope
Scientific American
Scientists and politicians in South Africa are together celebrating the official opening of a gigantic telescope that is already transforming astronomy research in the nation. A ceremony that was live-streamed on national television stations on 13 July ...
New South African Telescope Releases Epic Image of the Galactic CenterGizmodo
South Africa's MeerKAT Radio Telescope Captures Region Surrounding Milky Way Galaxy's Central Black HoleTech Times
South Africa's MeerKAT telescope will help uncover next space frontierChristian Science Monitor
Phys.Org -SlashGear -R & D Magazine -Daily Mail
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Step Aside, Bruce Willis: The US Government Has a Plan to Save Earth From Asteroids - Motley Fool

Google Science - Sat, 07/14/2018 - 8:13am

Motley Fool

Step Aside, Bruce Willis: The US Government Has a Plan to Save Earth From Asteroids
Motley Fool
In the 1998 space thriller Armageddon -- now ensconced in the American zeitgeist -- NASA turns to a veteran oil driller, played by Bruce Willis, to help blow apart an incoming asteroid before it can destroy life on Earth. Twenty years later, the U.S ...
A Double Asteroid Passed Earth Last MonthSpace Ref (press release)
A Near-Earth Object Is Actually Two Asteroids Orbiting Each Other & It's Freaking Scientists OutBustle
Many asteroids might be remnants of five destroyed worlds, scientists sayThe Keene Sentinel
SpaceCoastDaily.com -Express.co.uk -Morocco World News -The Indian Express
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Celebrating 40 Years of Pluto's Largest Moon, Charon - Space.com

Google Science - Sat, 07/14/2018 - 7:52am

Space.com

Celebrating 40 Years of Pluto's Largest Moon, Charon
Space.com
Today, Pluto is known to sport five moons. Its most massive companion, Charon, is the largest moon in the solar system relative to its parent body. This moon is so large that Pluto and Charon are classified as a binary planet system. Yet, 40 years ago, ...
Topographic maps reveal surface details on Pluto and CharonSpaceFlight Insider
NASA Releases Stunning Photos Of Pluto, CharonI4U News
First global maps of Pluto and Charon show the worlds' highs and lowsScience News
Astrobiology Magazine -Syfy Wire -The Koz Telegram
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NASA Juno data indicate another possible volcano on Jupiter moon Io - Phys.Org

Google Science - Sat, 07/14/2018 - 6:03am

Phys.Org

NASA Juno data indicate another possible volcano on Jupiter moon Io
Phys.Org
Data collected by NASA's Juno spacecraft using its Jovian InfraRed Auroral Mapper (JIRAM) instrument point to a new heat source close to the south pole of Io that could indicate a previously undiscovered volcano on the small moon of Jupiter. The ...
Jupiter's Moon Io Could Have A Secret Volcano That No One Knew AboutThe Inquisitr
Outbound View of JupiterStudent Operated Press

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What's that bright red dot in the sky? It's Mars. Get a better look at Rowan's planetarium - NJ.com

Google Science - Fri, 07/13/2018 - 7:38pm

NJ.com

What's that bright red dot in the sky? It's Mars. Get a better look at Rowan's planetarium
NJ.com
The Edelman Planetarium and College of Science & Mathematics at Rowan University will host special events marking Mars in opposition on Tuesday, July 31, from 8 to 11 p.m. in Science Hall on the Glassboro campus. Mars will reach opposition -- meaning ...
Rowan hosts observatory open house for Mars viewingPress of Atlantic City
Night sky brings a treat this month as Mars is the brightest it has been in 15 yearsMilwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Universe's Expansion Rate Is Different Depending on Where You Look - Space.com

Google Science - Fri, 07/13/2018 - 4:04pm

Space.com

Universe's Expansion Rate Is Different Depending on Where You Look
Space.com
Our universe's rate of expansion keeps getting stranger. New data continues to show a discrepancy in how fast the universe expands in nearby realms and more distant locations. The study's researchers said this "tension" could mean we need to revise our ...
Hubble Space Telescope Teams Up With Gaia To Precisely Measure Universe ExpansionI4U News
Puzzling New Research Shows The Rate Of Expansion In The Universe Varies In Different LocationsThe Inquisitr
Hubble and Gaia team up to fuel cosmic conundrumSpace Daily
The Independent -Astronomy Now Online -Interesting Engineering
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SpaceX Crewed Capsule Preps for Test Flight in Florida - Space.com

Google Science - Fri, 07/13/2018 - 12:34pm

Space.com

SpaceX Crewed Capsule Preps for Test Flight in Florida
Space.com
Crew Dragon, SpaceX's capsule designed to carry astronauts into space, arrived in Florida this week. There, the spacecraft will continue preparations for its first test flight, which could take place in August. The move comes after the capsule ...
America Could Lose Its Access to the International Space Station for Nearly a YearGizmodo
NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 11 July 2018 - Microgravity Research for Algae ProductionSpace Ref (press release)
SpaceX's Crew Dragon, taking a step closer to first flight, arrives at Cape CanaveralFlorida Today
Engadget -PR Newswire (press release) -I4U News -NASASpaceflight.com
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Planet-Protection Policies: Due For Revision? - Sky & Telescope

Google Science - Fri, 07/13/2018 - 9:58am

Sky & Telescope

Planet-Protection Policies: Due For Revision?
Sky & Telescope
A new National Academies study assesses NASA's efforts to protect neighboring worlds from contamination and recommends ways the space agency could do a better job. MSL rover. The Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity: brave planetary explorer, ...
NASA Captures Images Of Crawling 'Spiders' On MarsTech Times
NASA Image Shows Martian 'Spiders' Emerging for SpringFortune
New NASA Image Shows 'Spiders' Crawling Over Mars' SurfaceTIME
WIRED -CNET -Fox News -I4U News
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NMU and NASA working together on Granite Island - UpperMichigansSource.com

Google Science - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 9:15pm

UpperMichigansSource.com

NMU and NASA working together on Granite Island
UpperMichigansSource.com
MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - Some Northern Michigan University students and faculty are working with some sophisticated technology from NASA. A crew has been setting up the equipment on Granite Island, which is owned by Scott Holman, a member of ...
NMU and NASA Team Up to Study Earth's RadiationMI News 26
NASA using Freeland man's private island in Lake Superior to study Earth's radiationABC 12 News (press release)
Why a tiny Michigan island was picked by NASA to measure Earth's radiationManistee News Advocate (press release)

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Behold, 3D color X-rays: MARS scanner, made with CERN tech - SlashGear

Google Science - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 6:21pm

SlashGear

Behold, 3D color X-rays: MARS scanner, made with CERN tech
SlashGear
This week the folks at MARS Bioimaging revealed the first 3D color X-Ray of the insides of a human body. They've got a device called the MARS large bore spectral scanner, AKA the MARS spectral x-ray scanner – and we're crossing our fingers for a ...
Color X-ray scanner uses CERN tech to see all your innardsCNET
The X-Rays of the Future Have ArrivedInverse
Whoa, We Now Have X-Rays That Take Colour Images of The Human BodyScienceAlert
The Inquisitr -Gulf Today -HardOCP -The Siver Times
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Oldest Stone Tools Outside Africa Unearthed in China - Smithsonian

Google Science - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 4:45pm

Smithsonian

Oldest Stone Tools Outside Africa Unearthed in China
Smithsonian
Throughout the 20th century, the widely accepted story of humanity's migration from Africa began with a human ancestor called Homo erectus, a relatively big-brained, tall species of hominin that began to venture all across Asia more than a million ...
Human ancestors left Africa 2.1 million years ago journeying to AsiaBrinkwire (press release)

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