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Astronomers Locate the Source of High-Energy Cosmic Rays

   28 Aug 00:00:22  |  Universe Today

Using a novel approach, a team of researchers has confirmed that the elusive source of cosmic rays is indeed supernova remnants!
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Interstellar Objects Might Outnumber Solar System Objects in the Oort Cloud

   27 Aug 00:00:16  |  Universe Today

A study of the interstellar bodie 2I/Borisov aruges that the Oort cloud may consist more of alien objects than solar system objects.
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Another Flight for New Shepard, No Passengers This Time

   27 Aug 00:00:16  |  Universe Today

Blue Origin completed its 17th successful flight with their New Shepard launch vehicle today, which was also the spacecraft's 8th consecutive launch.
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China?s Rover Completes its Primary 90-day Mission, but it Still has More Science to do

   26 Aug 00:00:06  |  Universe Today

Three months after touching down on the Martian surface, China’s Zhurong rover has completed its primary mission and is still going strong. The ambitious robotic exploration vehicle launched on a Long March-5 rocket from Wenchang, China back in July 2020, along with an accompanying Mars orbiter. After a 6.5 month journey, the spacecraft arrived at …
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This is How a Supermassive Black Hole Feeds

   26 Aug 00:00:05  |  Universe Today

A new simulation has provided new insight into how supermassive black holes grow by feeding off of cosmic gas captured by the gravitational force of their galaxies.
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Watch: 14 Hours of Enceladus Geyser Action

   25 Aug 00:00:25  |  Universe Today

What a parting gift the Cassini mission gave us. Below is a movie sequence of images, garnered from the final dedicated observation of the Enceladus? geysers by the imitable Cassini spacecraft. Back in August of 2017, Cassini stared at Enceladus for 14 hours, looking at the moon?s night side. The movie begins with a view …
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Greenhouses Probably won?t Work on Mars Because of Cosmic Radiation. Even the Plants Will Have to Live Underground

   24 Aug 00:00:28  |  Universe Today

Mars is a lifeless wasteland for more than one reason.  Not only are the temperatures and lack of water difficult for life to deal with, the lack of a magnetic field means radiation constantly pummels the surface.  If humans ever plan to spend prolonged periods of time on the red planet, they?ll need to support …
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Musk Confirms how ?Mechazilla? Will Catch and Assemble Starship and Super Heavy for Rapid Reuse

   24 Aug 00:00:27  |  Universe Today

A new animation shows how SpaceX's "Mechazilla" tower will be able to catch Super Heavy boosters and stack Starships onto them with less than an hour of turnaround time.
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Japan?s Mission to Phobos Will Also Bring a Sample Home by 2029

   23 Aug 00:00:17  |  Universe Today

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SpaceX Thinks it can Send Humans to the Moon Sooner Than 2024

   23 Aug 00:00:16  |  Universe Today

It’s no secret that a new Space Race has been brewing over the past few years. This time, rather than being a competition between two federal space agencies, the race has more competitors and is more complicated. In addition to more state competitors, there are also commercial space entities vying for positions and lucrative contracts. …
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