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20/04/2018 02:04 AM
The Challenges of an Alien Spaceflight Program: Escaping Super Earths and Red Dwarf Stars

According to two new papers submitted by a Harvard Professor and an independent scientists, extra-terrestrials might have a hard time getting out into space.

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19/04/2018 09:52 PM
This Meteorite is One of the Few Remnants from a Lost Planet that was Destroyed Long Ago

A new study provides evidence of a so-called lost planet that was formed in the early days of the Solar System, and subsequently destroyed in a collision.

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19/04/2018 12:00 AM
Musk Says that SpaceX will use a Giant Party Balloon to Bring an Upper Stage Back. Wait, what?

Elon Musks hints in a tweet that SpaceX wants to use "giant party balloons" to retrieve upper stage rockets.

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18/04/2018 06:59 PM
Weekly Space Hangout: April 18, 2018: Kevin Gill: Art and Science from Juno and MRO

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: Kevin Gill is a software engineer, planetary and climate data wrangler, and a science data visualization artist. Kevin will be discussing his work with Juno […]

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18/04/2018 06:30 PM
How to Listen to the Background Hum of Gravitational Waves From all the Black Holes Colliding into Each Other

A pair of scientists who were part of the first gravitational wave discovery have developed a way to listen to the background noise of the Universe to detect thousands more.

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17/04/2018 11:26 PM
The NewSpace Revolution is About to Bring us Tiny Space Telescopes we can all Control

Next year, Randy Chung and Sean League of Space Fab will be launching the world's first space telescope that will be accessible to everyone!

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17/04/2018 09:16 PM
The Aurora Station Will be the First Luxury Hotel in Space

Aurora Station will be the first luxury hotel in space. The station will be open for business in 2022.

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16/04/2018 08:05 PM
Carnival of Space #557

This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Gadi Eidelheit at his The Venus Transit blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #557. 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 […]

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16/04/2018 07:28 PM
Could We Detect an Ancient Industrial Civilization in the Geological Record?

According to a new study by a team of researchers, it is possible that we might find evidence of another industrial civilization in the geological record

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13/04/2018 08:26 PM
Look at This Fascinating Variety of Planet-Forming Disks Around Other Stars

New images from the European Southern Observatory show the stunning variety of discs of gas and dust that surround young stars.

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