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A Guide to Hunting Zombie Stars

   01 Jan 01:00:01   |  Universe Today

Apparently not all supernovas work. And when they fail, they leave behind a half-chewed remnant, still burning from leftover heat but otherwise lifeless: a zombie star. Astronomers aren’t sure how many of these should-be-dead creatures lurk in the interstellar depths, but with recent simulations scientists are making a list of their telltale signatures so that …
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Russian Cosmonaut says that the Hole in the ISS was Drilled From the Inside

   30 Dec 01:00:01   |  Universe Today

According to statements from cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev, the hole found in the ISS was drilled from the inside and the cause remains unknown.
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NASA?s Technosignatures Report is Out. Every Way to Find Evidence of an Intelligent Civilization

   30 Dec 01:00:01   |  Universe Today

NASA's final report from their Technosignature Workshop is now out and addresses all the ways in which humanity is looking for evidence of extra-terrestrial civilizations.
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Something Twice the Size of Earth Slammed into Uranus and Knocked it Over on its Side

   29 Dec 01:00:01   |  Universe Today

Astronomers think they know how Uranus got flipped onto its side. According to detailed computer simulations, a body about twice the size of Earth slammed into Uranus between 3 to 4 billion years ago. The impact created an oddity in our Solar System: the only planet that rotates on its side. A study explaining these …
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Astronomy Cast Ep. 510: 2018 ? Year in Review

   29 Dec 01:00:01   |  Universe Today

2018 was an incredible year in space news. Rockets launched, landers landed, spacecraft were born and died. We learned tremendous new things about Universe around us, and today we’re here to look back fondly over the last 12 months to review the year in space that was. We usually record Astronomy Cast every Friday at …
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Top Astronomy Events For 2019

   27 Dec 01:00:01   |  Universe Today

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Weekly Space Hangout: Dec 26, 2018 The Year in Review

   26 Dec 01:00:01   |  Universe Today

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) Announcements: Want to support CosmoQuest? Here are specific ways you can help: * Donate! (Streamlabs link) https://streamlabs.com/cosmoquestx * Donate and challenge your friends to donate too! (Tiltify …
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This Crater on Mars Traps the Cold, and Remains Filled With Ice, All Year Round

   23 Dec 01:00:01   |  Universe Today

Just in time for the holidays, the ESO's Mars Express mission revealed a breathtaking image of a Martian crater that is ice-filled all year round.
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Remember the Discovery of Methane in the Martian Atmosphere? Now Scientists Can?t Find any Evidence of it, at all

   23 Dec 01:00:01   |  Universe Today

According to recently-reported results from the ESA's Trace Gas Orbiter, it appears that there may not be any methane in Mars' atmosphere.
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New Research Reveals How Galaxies Stay Hot and Bothered

   22 Dec 01:00:01   |  Universe Today

It’s relatively easy for galaxies to make stars. Start out with a bunch of random blobs of gas and dust. Typically those blobs will be pretty warm. To turn them into stars, you have to cool them off. By dumping all their heat in the form of radiation, they can compress. Dump more heat, compress …
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