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This is an Actual Photograph of the Shock Waves from Supersonic Jets Interacting with Each Other

   08 Mar 01:00:01   |  Universe Today

After more than 10 years of hard work, NASA has reached another milestone. We’re accustomed to NASA reaching milestones, but this one’s a little different. This one’s all about a type of photography that captures images of the flow of fluids. It’s called Schlieren Photography, and schlieren is German for “streaks.” It was first developed …
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Weekly Space Hangout: Mar 06, 2019 ? Dr. Jeff Morgenthaler of the Planetary Science Institute

   08 Mar 01:00:01   |  Universe Today

Hosts: Dr. Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg & ChartYourWorld.org) Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier ) Dr. Pamela Gay (astronomycast.com / cosmoquest.org / @starstryder) Jeff Morgenthaler, a senior scientist at the Planetary Science Institute, likes to think of himself as an experimental physicist whose laboratory opens to the sky. He has used a comet to …
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Gamma Ray Telescopes could Detect Starships Powered by Black Hole

   07 Mar 01:00:01   |  Universe Today

A new study has proposed ways to search for advanced alien life by looking for the gamma rays produced by a black hole spacecraft
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Sorry Hollywood, it?s Going to Take a Lot More to Destroy an Asteroid

   07 Mar 01:00:01   |  Universe Today

A new study from John Hopkins University has shown that blowing up asteroids might be harder than we thought.
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InSight?s Rock-hammer is About Half a Meter Down and has Already Run into Rocks.

   06 Mar 01:00:01   |  Universe Today

NASA’s InSight lander is busy deploying its Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package (HP3) into the Martian soil and has encountered some resistance. The German Aerospace Center (DLR), who designed and built the HP3 as part of the InSight mission, has announced that the instrument has hit not one, but two rocks in the sub-surface. …
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Hayabusa2 Left a Dark Spot Where it Touched Down on Ryugu. Engineers Aren?t Sure Why

   06 Mar 01:00:01   |  Universe Today

On June 27th, 2018, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency‘s (JAXA) Hayabusa2 spacecraft rendezvoused with the asteroid 162173 Ryugu. Carrying on in the same tradition as its predecessor, Hayabusa2 recently conducted landing operations on the asteroid’s surface as part of the agency’s second sample-return mission from an asteroid. The landing took place on February 22nd, 2019, …
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Astronomy Cast Ep. 520: Transients: What They Are and Why They Matter Part 2

   05 Mar 01:00:01   |  Universe Today

This is our second episode in a two part series where we look at Transients in astronomy. In last week’s episode, we talked about things that change here in our own Solar System. Now we’ll talk about everything else in the Milky Way and beyond. We usually record Astronomy Cast every Friday at 3:00 pm …
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Carnival of Space #601

   05 Mar 01:00:01   |  Universe Today

Welcome to the 601st Carnival of Space! The Carnival is a community of space science and astronomy writers and bloggers, who submit their best work each week for your benefit. We have a fantastic roundup today so now, on to this week’s worth of stories! Universe Today: Massive Volcanic Eruptions 66 Million Years Ago Happened …
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Curiosity Crashed, but it?s Working Fine Again. NASA Won?t Have to Send Astronauts to Turn it off and Back on Again.

   03 Mar 01:00:01   |  Universe Today

A few weeks after Curiosity suffered a glitch that put it in safe mode, the rover is once again operating normally.
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More Evidence that Planet 9 is Really Out There

   02 Mar 01:00:01   |  Universe Today

What’s going on in the distant reaches of our Solar System? Is there a Planet 9 out there? Out in the frigid expanse of our System, there are bodies on orbital paths that don’t make sense in terms of our eight-planet Solar System. There seems to be an undiscovered body out there, several times more …
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