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Tonga?s Incredible Underwater Volcano Eruption Seen From Space

   15 Jan 19:00:04  |  Universe Today

An undersea volcano erupted near the Pacific island of Tonga, and several satellites caught the incredible explosion in action. The blast of the Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha?apai volcano created a  plume of ash, steam and gas mushrooming above the Pacific Ocean, with a quickly expanding shockwave visible from orbit. Japan’s Himawari-8 weather satellite recorded this …
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Astronomy Jargon 101: Celestial Sphere

   15 Jan 19:00:04  |  Universe Today

In this series we are exploring the weird and wonderful world of astronomy jargon! You?ll see from one side to the other of today’s topic: the celestial sphere! We live on the surface of the Earth, which is a globe. To help us orient ourselves and navigate around, we draw pretend lines on the globe. The …
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Nearby Supernovae Exploded Just a few Million Years Ago, Leading to a Wave of Star Formation Around the Sun

   14 Jan 19:00:02  |  Universe Today

The Sun isn’t the only star in this galactic neighbourhood. Other stars also call this neighbourhood home. But what’s the neighbourhood’s history? What triggered the birth of all those stars? A team of astronomers say they’ve pieced the history together and identified the trigger: a series of supernovae explosions that began about 14 million years …
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TrekTalks? Telethon Calls upon Star Trek Fandom to Meet the Needs of the Many

   14 Jan 19:00:02  |  Universe Today

I grew up watching Star Trek inspired by what Trek imagined the future could be. Earth had done away with poverty, disease, war. Humanity, in cooperation with other alien civilizations, explored the Galaxy on ships like the USS Enterprise doing good where possible. Diplomatic missions, crisis relief, medical aid. Star Trek is a view of …
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Exoplanet Found With a Highly Eccentric Orbit

   13 Jan 19:00:06  |  Universe Today

Observations made by an international team of researchers has found a mini-Neptune with the most eccentric orbit of any planet observed!
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Astronomy Jargon 101: Globular Clusters

   13 Jan 19:00:06  |  Universe Today

In this series we are exploring the weird and wonderful world of astronomy jargon! You?ll feel a little old and red with today’s topic: globular clusters! In globular clusters you will find a lot of older, redder stars packed closely together. In many ways, they’re the retirement homes for the galaxy. Globular clusters are relatively small, …
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Astronomy Jargon 101: Ionosphere

   12 Jan 19:00:10  |  Universe Today

In this series we are exploring the weird and wonderful world of astronomy jargon! You?ll find today’s topic absolutely sizzling: the ionosphere! In the upper reaches of the Earth’s atmosphere, the intense UV and X-ray radiation from the Sun bombards molecules and atoms, causing them to split apart. The resulting positively charged nuclei are called ions, …
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Fast Radio Bursts can now be Tracked in Real-Time

   12 Jan 19:00:10  |  Universe Today

Researchers from the University of McGill have developed a new system that will share CHIME data in real-time with observatories worldwide, helping them solve the mystery of FRBs.
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What is the Arecibo Message

   11 Jan 19:00:04  |  Universe Today

In 1974, the famous Arecibo Message was sent into space, humanity's first and only attempt at messaging extraterrestrial intelligence.
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Nearby Supernovae Were Essential to Life on Earth

   11 Jan 19:00:04  |  Universe Today

It’s almost impossible to comprehend a supernova explosion’s violent, destructive power. An exploding supernova can outshine its host galaxy for a few weeks or even months. That seems almost impossible when considering that a galaxy can contain hundreds of billions of stars. Any planet too close to a supernova would be completely sterilized by all …
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