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Terrify yourself with LeoLabs? visualization of satellites and space debris around Earth

   12 Nov 00:00:03  |  Universe Today

Founded in 2016, Menlo Park, California-based LeoLabs, is a mind-blowing company. They have built, and continue to expand, a network of ground-based, phased array radars worldwide to keep track of the thousands of operational satellites, defunct satellites, spent rocket bodies, and pieces of debris in orbit around the Earth. Not only is their radar technology …
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Brown dwarf discovered with a radio telescope for the first time

   11 Nov 00:00:13  |  Universe Today

A brown dwarf has been detected by a radio telescope, which opens a new way to discover them.
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Australia?s Parkes Telescope Just Got a New Name: Murriyang, Which Means ?Skyworld

   11 Nov 00:00:13  |  Universe Today

Australia?s iconic 64-meter Parkes radio telescope has been given a new traditional name to recognize the Wiradjuri, who own the land on which the telescope sits. The Wiradjuri are some of Australia?s First People who have occupied the continent and its adjacent islands for over 65,000 years. The telescope received the name Murriyang, which represents …
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Lunar Dust is Still One of The Biggest Challenges Facing Moon Exploration

   10 Nov 00:00:19  |  Universe Today

The ESA is investing in research that will lead to spacesuits and materials that can handle one of the biggest hazards on the Moon - Moon dust!
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One of the Terms of Service For Starlink is that You ?Recognize Mars as a Free Planet

   10 Nov 00:00:18  |  Universe Today

In May of 2019, SpaceX began launching its Starlink constellation with the launch of its first 60 satellites. To date, the company has launched over 800 satellites and (as of this summer) is producing them at a rate of about 120 a month. By late 2021 or 2022, Elon Musk hopes to have a constellation …
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Vera Rubin Should be Able to Detect a Couple of Interstellar Objects a Month.

   09 Nov 00:00:05  |  Universe Today

A new study by Harvard astrophysicists tells us that once operational, the Vera C. Rubin will be able to spot objects like 'Oumuamua on a regular basis!
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How Will Starlink?s Packet Routing Work

   08 Nov 00:00:27  |  Universe Today

SpaceX?s Starlink satellite cluster has been receiving more and more headline space recently as it continues adding satellites at a breathtaking pace.  Much of this news coverage has focused on how it?s impacting amateur skygazers and how it could benefit people in far-flung regions.  But technical details do matter, and over on Casey Handmer?s blog …
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One Mars Trojan asteroid has the same chemical signature as the Earth?s moon

   08 Nov 00:00:26  |  Universe Today

Mars has a trojan asteroid that could be a captured rock from the surface of the Moon.
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NASA is Looking for Ideas on How to Jump-Start a Lunar Economy!

   07 Nov 00:00:03  |  Universe Today

To ensure that their payloads can get to the Moon, NASA is one again enlisting the help of HeroX to help them crowdsource innovative solutions!
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Titan?s Atmosphere Has All the Ingredients For Life. But Not Life as We Know It

   07 Nov 00:00:03  |  Universe Today

In a series of new studies on Saturn's moon Titan, researchers have found more indications that there could be exotic life there, making a mission there all the more necessary!
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