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23/05/2018 09:26 PM
Oumuamua was Just the Beginning. Astronomers Find an Interstellar Asteroid Orbiting Retrograde near Jupiter.

A new study by a pair of astronomers has indicated that near Jupiter, there is an interstellar asteroid that has been there since the early days of the Solar System.

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23/05/2018 08:01 PM
The Ant Nebula Actually has Intense Laser Emissions Coming From its Core

A team of astronomers, using the Herschel Observatory, recently observed a series of laser emissions coming from the ant nebula.

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22/05/2018 07:16 PM
Weekly Space Hangout: May 23, 2018: Mike Massimino and Nat Geo’s ONE STRANGE ROCK

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: This week, we are extremely excited to welcome former NASA Astronaut Mike Massimino back to the Weekly Space Hangout in a segment he pre-recorded with […]

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22/05/2018 03:41 PM
Are We Headed Towards Another Deep Solar Minimum?

Have you been keeping an eye on Sol lately? One of the top astronomy stories for 2018 may be what's not happening, and how inactive our host star has become.

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21/05/2018 09:49 PM
Carnival of Space #562

This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by me at the CosmoQuest blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #562 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 to susie@wshcrew.space, and […]

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20/05/2018 07:17 PM
The Pressure Inside Every Proton is 10x That Inside Neutron Stars

According to a new study from the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, the pressure at the center of a proton is one-hundred times greater than at the core of a neutron star!

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18/05/2018 08:03 PM
NASA Cubesat Takes a Picture of the Earth and Moon

NASA's MarCO Cubesats, which are currently on their way to Mars with the InSight Lander, recently snapped a "pale blue dot" photo of Earth and the Moon.

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17/05/2018 09:10 PM
Are Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts Coming From the Collapse of Strange Star Crusts?

According to a new study by a team of Chinese astronomers, fast radio bursts (FRBs) could be caused by the collapse of normal matter-crusts around "strange stars".

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17/05/2018 06:25 PM
There was Evidence for Europa’s Geysers Hiding in Plain Sight in Old Spacecraft Data From 1997

Using old data from the Galileo spaceprobe, a team of NASA scientists has found more evidence of plume activity on Europa's surface.

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16/05/2018 09:12 PM
Gaia Turns Up 13,928 White Dwarfs Nearby the Sun, Including Several Formed Through Mergers

Based on the 2nd Gaia Data Release, a team of astronomers were able to directly detect and compile information on over 1000 white dwarf stars in our galactic neighborhood.

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