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Finally! We get to See a View From Inside Boeing?s Starliner During its First Flight

   17 hours ago  |  Universe Today

Boeing has released a highlight reel made from footage that was taken from the inside of the Starliner capsule during its recent test flight.
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This is Probably Sandstone Layers on Mars. Absolutely Beautiful

   17 hours ago  |  Universe Today

NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has been in orbit around Mars for almost 14 years. It carries a variety of instruments with it, including the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) instrument. That instrument has collected thousands of images of Mars. CRISM’s main purpose is to created detailed maps of the surface mineralogy of …
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Carnival of Space #647

   23 Jan 00:00:04  |  Universe Today

This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Allen Versfeld at his Urban Astronomer blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #647. 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 …
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The Evidence is Leaning More and More Towards an Asteroid Ending the Dinosaurs

   23 Jan 00:00:04  |  Universe Today

Which camp are you in: volcanoes? Or asteroids? When it comes to the extinction of the dinosaurs, science has whittled it down to those two possibilities. The asteroid strike has been the leading candidate for quite some time now, but those darn volcanoes refuse to stand down. A new study is presenting even more evidence …
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Curiosity Looked up and Saw Phobos During the Daytime

   22 Jan 00:00:13  |  Universe Today

This image of Phobos in the sky above Mars was taken by Curiosity in 2012 and was recently refurbished by famed NASA software engineer Kevin Gill.
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Space Force Uniforms are Perfectly Camouflaged for a Forest Moon

   22 Jan 00:00:13  |  Universe Today

The United States Space Force has given us a look at their new uniforms, and critics are savaging them on Twitter and elsewhere. That’s because the new uniforms are camouflage. People on Twitter are piling on, pointing out that there’s no need for camouflage in space. (Well, there is if you’re fighting the Ewoks on …
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According to NASA, 2019 Was the Second Hottest Year on Record

   21 Jan 00:00:14  |  Universe Today

NASA and the NOAA just announced that 2019 was the second hottest year on record. It barely edged out 2016, the previous warmest year. And both 2019 and 2016 are part of the global warming trend: the last five years have been the warmest five years on record. And the last decade was the warmest …
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China?s 500-Meter FAST Radio Telescope is Now Operational

   21 Jan 00:00:14  |  Universe Today

The world’s largest and most sensitive radio telescope is officially open for business according to Xinhua, China’s official state-run media. The FAST Radio Telescope saw fist light in 2016 but has been undergoing testing and commissioning since then. FAST stands for Five-hundred meter Aperture Spherical Telescope. FAST’s nickname is Tianyan, which means “Eye of the …
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Another Beautiful Image of Jupiter from Juno During a Flyby. Great Work by Gerald Eichstadt and Sean Doran

   20 Jan 00:00:05  |  Universe Today

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ESA Recruits Amateur Astronomers Ahead of Hera Asteroid Mission

   20 Jan 00:00:05  |  Universe Today

The European Space Agency is looking to recruit amateur astronomers to help characterize possible secondary targets for the upcoming Hera asteroid rendezvous mission.
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