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Keep an Eye Out for the Eta Aquarid Meteors This Weekend

   06 May 01:00:02   |  Universe Today

Never heard of the Eta Aquarid meteors? 2019 offers a good chance to check out this normally obscure meteor shower. 2019: The Prospects This year offers an especially good chance to spy these fast-moving meteors. First off, the peak for this shower arrives on the morning of Monday, May 6th less than 40 hours after …
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The Global Dust Storm that Ended Opportunity Helped Teach us how Mars Lost its Water

   05 May 01:00:02   |  Universe Today

The enduring, and maybe endearing, mystery around Mars is what happened to its water? We can say with near-certainty now, thanks to the squad of Mars rovers and orbiters, that Mars was once much wetter. In fact that planet may have had an ocean that covered a third of the surface. But what happened to …
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Dark Matter Detector Finds the Rarest Event Ever Seen in the Universe

   05 May 01:00:02   |  Universe Today

The XENON experiment recently made a breakthrough in their hunt for dark matter, observing the most rare decay process in the Universe that involves neutrinos.
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16 Years of Hubble Images Come Together in this one Picture Containing 265,000 Galaxies

   04 May 01:00:02   |  Universe Today

The Hubble Legacy Field, the result of 16 years of observations and the most detailed image of our Universe, has been released!
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Starlink?s Satellites Will be Orbiting at a Much Lower Altitude, Reducing the Risks of Space Junk

   04 May 01:00:01   |  Universe Today

SpaceX recently got FCC approval and is moving ahead with the deployment of its proposed internet satellite constellation.
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Blue Origin?s New Shepard Flies Again, a Week Before Their Mysterious Announcement

   03 May 01:00:01   |  Universe Today

Today’s breed of billionaire space entrepreneurs likes to keep us guessing, don’t they? Mr. Elon Musk is famous for announcing partial plans on Twitter, then leaving us to cajole the details out of him. Now, Jim Bezos, Amazon founder and Blue Origin visionary, is making us guess what an upcoming mysterious announcement might mean, all …
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When the Impact that Created the Moon Happened, the early Earth was still a ball of magma

   03 May 01:00:01   |  Universe Today

A new study has illustrated how the impact between a proto-Earth and a Mars-sized object could have led the Moon to be composed primarily of the same material as Earth.
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Rapidly Spinning Black Hole is Spitting Out Blobs of Plasma

   02 May 01:00:02   |  Universe Today

Black holes, those beguiling singularities that sit on the precipice of the known and the unknown, keep surprising us with their behaviour. As organizations like the Event Horizon Telescope have made clear, there’s a lot we don’t know about the holes, and worse than that, we don’t even know how much we don’t know. Now …
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The World?s Space Agencies are Responding to a Hypothetical Asteroid Impact. You Can Watch it all Unfold Online.

   02 May 01:00:01   |  Universe Today

Remember when Orson Welles’ 1938 radio show called “The War of the Worlds” fooled people into thinking that Earth was actually being invaded? That was fun. Now, the ESA (European Space Agency) is tempting fate by live-tweeting the hypothetical approach of the hypothetical asteroid 2019PDC and hypothetically planning a hypothetical response to this hypothetically destructive …
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Weekly Space Hangout: May 1, 2019 ? Dr. Mark Showalter of SETI

   01 May 01:00:01   |  Universe Today

Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier ) Dr. Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg & ChartYourWorld.org) Dr. Paul M. Sutter (pmsutter.com / @PaulMattSutter) Dr. Mark Showalter, Senior Research Scientist and Fellow at the SETI Institute, is one of four Planetary Scientists who, in 2013, discovered a tiny, mysterious moon around …
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