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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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Gravitational Waves Provide New Information About Extra Dimensions
September 16, 2018
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Gravitational Waves Provide New Information About Extra Dimensions

Gravitational waves are disturbances in the fabric of spacetime. It takes massive, cataclysmic events to make waves large enough for us to detect. Last year’s discovery of gravitational waves coming from two colliding neutron stars was groundbreaking. Prof. Daniel Holz said, “This is the very first time we’ve been...

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SpaceX to Send a Passenger Around the Moon
September 14, 2018
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SpaceX to Send a Passenger Around the Moon

The world’s first passenger is flying to the moon. SpaceX announced on Thursday that it will fly a passenger around the moon on its giant BFR rocket. In a tweet, Thursday evening (Sept. 13), SpaceX announced that it has “signed the world’s first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard our BFR launch...

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Two Asteroids Will Pass Closer to Earth than the Moon
September 08, 2018
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Two Asteroids Will Pass Closer to Earth than the Moon

NASA warns that two asteroids are buzzing Earth this weekend in 20,000 mph graze. Astronomers call the newfound asteroid 2018 RC and you can watch its approach in a live webcast tonight (Sept. 8). 2018 RC is about the size of a jumbo jet, according to NASA’s Asteroid Watch team. The Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last...

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NASA Waiting For The Rover To Call Back After Storms Clear
September 02, 2018
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NASA Waiting For The Rover To Call Back After Storms Clear

The massive dust storms on Mars finally come to an end. NASA hopes the Opportunity rover will call back home for the first time in nearly three months. NASA detected the storm for the first time on May 30. June 10 was the last time the US space agency heard from their rover. The solar-powered machine went into “sleep” mode...

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Milky Way Died Once, This Is Its Second Life
August 28, 2018
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Milky Way Died Once, This Is Its Second Life

Calculations show that our galactic home, the Milky Way, died at some point in its history. So, we are now in its second life. Academics at Tohoku University believe the Milky Way experienced a dark age when the formation of new stars dramatically stopped. Astronomer Masafumi Noguchi from the Tohoku University has made some...

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Water Ice Confirmed at the Moon Poles
August 22, 2018
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Water Ice Confirmed at the Moon Poles

Researchers have finally found direct evidence of water ice at the darkest, coldest regions of the moon’s poles. The available source of water, NASA suggests, might make it easier for future lunar expeditions to explore and even stay on the Moon. It exists in sparse patches in the north and is concentrated in permanently...

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Astronomers Discover Some of the Oldest Galaxies in the Universe
August 17, 2018
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Astronomers Discover Some of the Oldest Galaxies in the Universe

Recently, astronomers have identified some of the oldest galaxies in the universe. They began to form only about 100 million years after the Big Bang. Astronomers from the Institute for Computational Cosmology at Durham University and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics were studying dark matter when they...

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Astronomers Observe First Coronal Mass Ejection from Other Star
August 14, 2018
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Astronomers Observe First Coronal Mass Ejection from Other Star

Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) appears when a star spews a glob of plasma and charged particles from its corona into surrounding space. CMEs on our Sun occur almost every day and we’ve known about them since 1971. But this is the first time astronomers have identified it on another star. “People have looked for this for a long...

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Giant Rogue Planet Discovered Floating Outside our Solar System
August 04, 2018
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Giant Rogue Planet Discovered Floating Outside our Solar System

Scientists discover a giant rogue planet wandering outside our solar system. This is the first planetary-mass object scientists identify beyond our solar system. Rogue planets are objects that orbit around the galaxy without a parent star. The newfound planet has incredible magnetism and it’s huge. According to the...

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