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Weekly Space Hangout: September 16, 2020 ? Dr. Merav Opher Discusses the Shape of the Sun?s Heliosphere

   18 Sep 00:00:14  |  Universe Today

This week we are pleased to welcome Dr. Merav Opher, Professor from the Astronomy Department of Boston University and the Director of the SHIELD (Solar wind with Hydrogen Ion charge Exchange and Large-Scale Dynamics) DRIVE Science Center. Using data from NASA’s planetary science missions, SHIELD scientists use data/computer modeling to predict the characteristics of our …
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James Webb Will Look for Signs of Life on Planets Orbiting Dead Stars

   18 Sep 00:00:14  |  Universe Today

Can the galaxy’s dead stars help us in our search for life? A group of researchers from Cornell University thinks so. They say that watching exoplanets transit in front of white dwarfs can tell us a lot about those planets. It might even reveal signs of life. A new study presents this idea in The …
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Sunrises Across the Solar System

   17 Sep 00:00:18  |  Universe Today

Scientists have learned a lot about the atmospheres on various worlds in our Solar System simply from planetary sunrises or sunsets. Sunlight streaming through the haze of an atmosphere can be separated into its component colors to create spectra, just as prisms do with sunlight. From the spectra, astronomers can interpret the measurements of light …
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Uranus? Moons are Surprisingly Similar to Dwarf Planets in the Kuiper Belt

   17 Sep 00:00:18  |  Universe Today

Astronomer William Herschel discovered Uranus?and two of its moons?230 years ago. Now a group of astronomers working with data from the telescope that bears his name, the Herschel Space Observatory, have made an unexpected discovery. It looks like Uranus’ moons bear a striking similarity to icy dwarf planets. The Herschel Space Observatory has been retired …
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Astronomers Have Discovered a 2-km Asteroid Orbiting Closer to the Sun than Venus

   16 Sep 00:00:21  |  Universe Today

Astronomers have painstakingly built models of the asteroid population, and those models predict that there will be ~1 km sized asteroids that orbit closer to the Sun than Venus does. The problem is, nobody’s been able to find one. Until now. Astronomers working with the Zwicky Transient Facility say they’ve finally found one. But this …
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NASA Will Pay You to Retrieve Regolith and Rocks from the Moon

   16 Sep 00:00:21  |  Universe Today

NASA is offering to pay commercial contractors to retrieve lunar regolith and rocks to demonstrate their ability to harvest resources on the Moon
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Did Scientists Just Find Signs of Life on Venus

   15 Sep 00:00:07  |  Universe Today

A team of scientists has just published a paper announcing their discovery of a peculiar chemical in the cloudtops of Venus. As far as scientists can tell, this chemical, called phosphine, could only be produced by living processes on a planet like Venus. So the whole internet is jumping on this story. But did they …
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The SpaceX Starship Could be Making its Biggest Hop Yet (and a Belly-Flop) Next Month!

   15 Sep 00:00:07  |  Universe Today

Elon Musk and SpaceX appear to be gearing up for a high-altitude hop test with the SN8 before the end of October!
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Bennu is Constantly Getting Sandblasted by Tiny Meteoroids

   14 Sep 00:00:06  |  Universe Today

As soon as OSIRIS-REx spacecraft arrived at asteroid Bennu in December 2018, there was a big surprise. Scientists expected Bennu?s surface would consist of fine-grained material like a sandy beach. But take a look at that surface: Bennu is a jumbled mess. Here?s a closer view: And amazingly, amid that mess, pieces of Bennu?s surface …
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Weekly Space Hangout: September 9, 2020 ? Dr. Katie Mack Discusses ?The End of Everything

   14 Sep 00:00:06  |  Universe Today

Welcome to the Season Premiere for the new season of the Weekly Space Hangout! We had a productive ? and yes, restful ? two months during our hiatus, but it is great to be back with everyone! For tonight’s season premiere, we are excited to welcome Astrophysicist Dr. Katie Mack to the show. Katie has …
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