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21/09/2017 12:36 AM
More Surface Ice on Mercury than Previously Thought, says New Study

A new study from Brown University reveals that there may be a lot more surface ice on Mercury than previously thought

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20/09/2017 11:08 PM
Weekly Space Hangout -Sept 20, 2017: ANU Citizen Science Project for Supernovae

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 Guest: This week’s guests are Dr Brad Tucker (@btucker22) and Dr Anais Möller (@anais_moller) of ANU Citizen Science Project for Supernovae. Brad is an Astrophysicist/Cosmologist, and […]

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20/09/2017 08:51 PM
300 Asteroids to be Explored by a Fleet of Nanosatellites

Researchers are proposing a fleet of tiny electric sail powered satellites to explore over 300 separate objects in the asteroid belt.

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20/09/2017 08:37 PM
New Study Says Primordial Asteroid Belt was Empty

A new study by a team from the University of Bordeaux has turned the Asteroid Belt's origins on its head, claiming it started empty and gradually filled up

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20/09/2017 06:47 PM
Dawn Probe Finds Evidence of Subsurface Ice on Vesta

A new study from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, with the support of NASA, has found evidence of subsurface ice on Vesta.

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20/09/2017 03:12 AM
Northrop Grumman Acquires Orbital ATK for $9.2 Billion

Aerospace giant Northrop Grumman will acquire Orbital ATK for approximately $9.2 billion, in a deal the companies announced Monday and they say will “expand capability” is largely “complementary” and involves “little overlap.”

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19/09/2017 10:21 PM
Venus Express Probe Reveals the Planet’s Mysterious Night Side

A new study by an international team of scientists takes a look at Venus' mysterious night side, which revealed some unexpected atmospheric phenomena

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19/09/2017 07:19 PM
Carnival of Space #527

This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Brad Rogers at The Evolving Planet blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #527. 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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19/09/2017 05:48 AM
Study of Martian Sedimentary Layers Reveals More About the Planet’s Past

A new study by scientists from the University of Texas at Austin has showed how Mars has changed geologically over the past few billion years as a result of water-based erosion

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18/09/2017 07:43 PM
SpaceX Dragon Splashes Down in Pacific with 2 Tons of NASA Space Station Science

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – Concluding a month long stay at the International Space Station (ISS) a SpaceX Dragon cargo freighter loaded with some two tons of NASA research samples, hardware and micestonauts returned home to make a successful splashdown in the Pacific on Sunday, Sept. 17.

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