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A Human Mission to Mars Should Last a Maximum of 4 Years

   03 Sep 00:00:14  |  Universe Today

According to a new study by an international team of researchers, a mission to Mars would have to be less than four years to mitigate the threat posed by radiation.
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Brown Dwarfs are Probably Much More Common in the Milky Way Than Previously Believed

   02 Sep 00:00:10  |  Universe Today

An accidental discovery suggests that brown dwarfs are more common than we thought, and may solve the mystery of the brown dwarf desert.
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Dusty Snow on Mars Could be Melting Just Below the Surface

   02 Sep 00:00:10  |  Universe Today

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What a Perfect Gravitational Lens

   31 Aug 00:00:21  |  Universe Today

A stunning new photograph from the Hubble Space Telescope shows a nearly perfect Einstein Ring, an effect caused by gravitational lensing. This is one of the most complete Einstein Rings ever seen. Gravitational lenses occur when a massive object, such as a galaxy, is aligned directly between Earth and another massive object even farther away. …
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Thanks to Ingenuity?s Pictures, Perseverance Knows Where to Drive to Next

   31 Aug 00:00:19  |  Universe Today

The Perseverance rover now has a new tool to help scientists and engineers to figure out where the rover goes next. The new tool is the little rotorcraft that was tucked away in the rover?s belly, the Ingenuity helicopter. Ingenuity has now started doing aerial surveys to scout ahead for Perseverance. During its most recent …
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Saturn?s ?Fuzzy Core? Seen In Ring Ripples

   30 Aug 00:00:14  |  Universe Today

Seismic waves in Saturn?s rings reveal the strange interior of the planet within.
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After Its Last Rock Sample Crumbled Into Powder, Perseverance is Going to try Again

   30 Aug 00:00:13  |  Universe Today

In the last two decades, we have all grown accustomed to rovers exploring Mars. At least one rover has been active on the planet every day since January 4, 2004, when NASA?s Spirit rover landed in Gusev crater. Opportunity (2004) and Curiosity (2012) followed, each making unique journeys of discovery of their own. Perseverance (2021) …
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NASA Will be Sending two More Missions to Mars in 2024, Costing Just $80 Million

   29 Aug 00:00:22  |  Universe Today

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If Planet 9 is out There, Here's Where to Look

   29 Aug 00:00:21  |  Universe Today

A study of Kuiper belt objects points strongly to the existence of a super-Earth on the outer edge of our solar system.
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Webb?s Testing is Complete. Now it Begins the Journey to the Launch Site.

   28 Aug 00:00:22  |  Universe Today

Finally, it?s starting to get real for the James Webb Space Telescope. Engineers are now preparing the long-awaited landmark telescope for transport to its launch site at Europe?s Spaceport in French Guiana. ?NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has reached a major turning point on its path toward launch with the completion of final observatory integration …
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