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Watch a Simulation of a Galaxy, From the Big Bang Until the Present Day

   12 Nov 00:00:06  |  Universe Today

The large-scale and highly-detailed TNG50 simulation has allowed scientists to shed new light on the evolution of the cosmos and galaxies.
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New Research Suggests that the Universe is a Sphere and Not Flat After All

   09 Nov 00:00:03  |  Universe Today

The universe is a seemingly endless sea filled with stars, galaxies, and nebulae. In it, we see patterns and constellations that have inspired stories throughout history. But there is one cosmic pattern we still don’t understand. A question that remains unanswered: What is the shape of the universe? We thought we knew, but new research …
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TESS Has Now Captured Almost the Entire Southern Sky. Here?s a Mosaic Made of 15,347 Photographs

   09 Nov 00:00:03  |  Universe Today

NASA has just released a beautiful panoramic image of the southern sky, which is composed of images taken by the TESS mission during its first year.
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NASA is Testing a Coating to Help Astronauts and Their Equipment Shed Dangerous Lunar Dust

   08 Nov 00:00:07  |  Universe Today

NASA is developing an advanced new coating that could protect everything from spacecraft systems to astronauts from harmful lunar dust.
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This Artificial Leaf Turns Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Into Fuel

   08 Nov 00:00:07  |  Universe Today

Researchers from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, have developed an "artificial leaf" that has the potential to turn carbon emissions into a source of biofuel.
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Weekly Space Hangout: November 6, 2019 ? Tiera & Myron Fletcher, Engineers on NASA?s Space Launch System

   07 Nov 00:00:05  |  Universe Today

Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Nancy Atkinson ( @Nancy_A / @nancyatkinson_ut) Beth Johnson (@planetarypan) Veranika Klimovich ( @VeronikaSpace) This week we welcome Tiera and Myron Fletcher, Aerospace Engineers with Boeing working on NASA’s Space Launch System. Tiera is a Rocket Structural Analysis Engineer who graduated from MIT with a Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering. …
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What Voyager 2 Learned After Spending a Year in Interstellar Space

   07 Nov 00:00:05  |  Universe Today

Only two of humanity’s spacecraft have left the Solar System: NASA’s Voyager 1 and Voyager 2. Voyager 1 left the heliosphere behind in 2012, while Voyager 2 did the same on Nov. 5th, 2018. Now Voyager 2 has been in interstellar space for one year, and five new papers are presenting the scientific results from …
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The First Stars Formed Very Quickly

   06 Nov 00:00:07  |  Universe Today

Based on a new study, it is possible that the first stars in our Universe formed about 1 billion years earlier than we thought.
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It Seems Impossible, But Somehow This Planet Survived its Star?s Red Giant Phase

   06 Nov 00:00:07  |  Universe Today

Astronomers working with TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) data have found a planet where it shouldn’t be: in the space recently filled by its host star when it was a red giant. TESS uses Asteroseismology to examine stars. It measures the tiny oscillations in a star that gives clues to its interior structure. These clues …
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NASA Has a New Method For Cooling Down Electronics Crammed Together in a Spacecraft

   05 Nov 00:00:04  |  Universe Today

Engineers at NASA Goddard have completed flight tests on their revolutionary new cooling system, which has the potential to lead to smaller electronics.
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