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NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover Will Land in an Ancient River Delta
November 20, 2018
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NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover Will Land in an Ancient River Delta

NASA selects an ancient lakebed (Jezero Crater) for 2020 rover touchdown. The rover will hunt for signs of past life on the red planet. Though bone-dry now, scientists think the Jezero Crater might have spent a large amount of time filled with liquid water. They have found clear evidence that this area was underwater for a...

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Super-Earth Discovered Orbiting the Nearby Barnard’s Star
November 14, 2018
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Super-Earth Discovered Orbiting the Nearby Barnard’s Star

Astronomers have just found a planet orbiting around one of the closest stars to the Sun, Barnard’s Star. It is at least three times as massive as our own. Barnard’s Star, a dim red dwarf, lies just 6 light-years from the sun in the constellation Ophiuchus. It is the closest neighbor to us, apart from the...

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Researchers Capture the Sound of Sunrise on Mars
November 12, 2018
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Researchers Capture the Sound of Sunrise on Mars

NASA’s Opportunity rover captured the 5,000th sunrise on Mars. To celebrate that, scientists have reproduced it in sound. Researchers from Anglia Ruskin University and the University of Exeter in the UK used data sonification techniques to create a two-minute piece of music. For this achievement, they scanned a picture...

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Parker Solar Probe Becomes Closest Spacecraft to the Sun
October 29, 2018
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Parker Solar Probe Becomes Closest Spacecraft to the Sun

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe just broke the record for closest approach to the Sun by a human-made object.  So, the spacecraft passed the current record of 26.55 million miles from the Sun’s surface on Oct. 29, 2018, at about 1:04 p.m. EDT, as calculated by the Parker Solar Probe team. It was the German-American...

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Mars Could Have Enough Oxygen To Support Life
October 24, 2018
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Mars Could Have Enough Oxygen To Support Life

Salty Martian water could contain enough oxygen for life to exist. Researchers are confident they know exactly where to find it. Space innovation suitors are spending billions in the race to get humans to the red planet. A computer model developed by a US team suggests that salty water near the surface of Mars could contain...

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Astronomers Find A Titanic Structure In The Early Universe
October 17, 2018
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Astronomers Find A Titanic Structure In The Early Universe

Astronomers have discovered a titanic structure nicknamed Hyperion. It is the most massive structure existing so early in the formation of the Universe. This massive object lies in the constellation of Sextans (The Sextant). Hyperion exists at a remote time and distance, merely 2 billion years after the Big Bang. The giant...

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Researchers Find Four Alien Planets Orbiting Newborn Star
October 16, 2018
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Researchers Find Four Alien Planets Orbiting Newborn Star

Astronomers have identified a young star with four alien planets orbiting around it. This system lies 500 light-years from Earth. The newfound star is CI Tau which is just 2 million years old. In comparison, our own star is nearly 5 billion years old. A swirling clump of dust and gas, a protoplanetary disk, surrounds the...

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Virgin Galactic to Launch Space Flight Within Weeks
October 09, 2018
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Virgin Galactic to Launch Space Flight Within Weeks

British entrepreneur Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Galactic, says the private company will be in space for test flights “in weeks, not months”. “We should be in space within weeks, not months. And then we will be in space with myself in months and not years,” the billionaire said speaking to...

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Have We Discovered The First Exomoon?
October 03, 2018
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Have We Discovered The First Exomoon?

Astronomers have collected compelling evidence for the discovery of what could be an exomoon, a moon outside our solar system. If the discovery turns out to be true, this would be the first time astronomers find a moon orbiting a planet outside our Solar System. Data shows that the moon orbits a gas-giant planet 8,000...

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Japan’s Rovers Successfully Land on Asteroid Ryugu
September 24, 2018
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Japan’s Rovers Successfully Land on Asteroid Ryugu

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched a pair of rovers on the asteroid Ryugu. They successfully landed and sent back remarkable photos. Engineers deployed the robots early Friday (Sept. 21). However, JAXA waited until today (Sept. 22) to confirm the operation was successful and both rovers landed safely....

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