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New Horizons Saw the Universe With Even Less Light Pollution than Hubble?s View

   17 Nov 00:00:10  |  Universe Today

A new study based on New Horizons data has conducted the most accurate measurements of the Universe's background light to date.
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A Second Cable has Failed at Arecibo, Causing Even More Damage to the Radio Observatory

   16 Nov 00:00:12  |  Universe Today

Another main cable that supports the Arecibo Observatory broke last week, falling onto the reflector dish and causing more damage. This is the second time a cable has snapped on the iconic radio observatory in just three months. The new damage is an unfortunate and devastating setback for the observatory, just as repairs from the …
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What Role do Radioactive Elements Play in a Planet?s Habitability

   16 Nov 00:00:11  |  Universe Today

According to new study by a team from UC Santa Cruz, the right amount of radioactive elements could also be crucial to habitability.
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Europa?s Nightside Glows in the Dark

   15 Nov 00:00:23  |  Universe Today

A team of NASA scientists has conducted a study that shows what the surface of Europa will look like, which revealed a "glow-in-the-dark" moon!
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The Average Temperature of the Universe has Been Getting Hotter and Hotter

   15 Nov 00:00:22  |  Universe Today

A recent study by an international team of scientists shows that the Universe is getting hotter (not cooler) with time!
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Do neutron star collisions produce black holes

   14 Nov 00:00:22  |  Universe Today

A new study looks at how neutron stars can merge to create a black hole.
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Venus Held Onto its Water Surprisingly Well During its History

   14 Nov 00:00:20  |  Universe Today

A new study by a Swedish astrophysicist shows that Venus is not likely to have lost its water to space, which raises new questions about how the planet became the hellhole it is today.
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From a Tempest to a Trickle: Prospects for the 2020 Leonid Meteor Shower

   13 Nov 00:00:05  |  Universe Today

Following the Leonid meteors in 2020.
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Weekly Space Hangout: November 11, 2020 ? Amy Ross, NASA Engineer and Space Suit Designer

   13 Nov 00:00:05  |  Universe Today

This week we are excited to welcome Amy Ross, NASA Space Suit Engineer, to the WSH. Amy is the team lead for the Exploration Extra-vehicular Mobility Unit (xEMU) Pressure Garment Subsystem (PGS) as well as Space Suit Pressure Garment Technology Development. The team’s primary focus is the design, fabrication, qualification testing, and flight hardware delivery …
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Meteorite Tells Us About Water on Mars 4.4 Billion Years Ago

   12 Nov 00:00:03  |  Universe Today

Meteorites often offer terrific glimpses into worlds we are unable to otherwise access.  Sometimes those worlds are simply fragments of asteroids that didn?t burn up when they entered the atmosphere.  But sometimes, they come from the Moon or Mars.  Part of what makes these types of meteorites interesting is that they don?t necessarily come from …
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