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SLS Will be Tested Again in About 3 Weeks

   05 Feb 00:00:14  |  Universe Today

In three weeks, NASA will be conducting its second hot fire test with the SLS. If all goes well, the fully-integrated system will launch in November!
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By Measuring Light From Individual Stars Between Galaxy Clusters, Astronomers Find Clues About Dark Matter

   04 Feb 00:00:09  |  Universe Today

Astronomers have been able to measure an extremely faint glow of light within galaxy clusters, and that measurement came with a surprise: it traced the amount of invisible dark matter, something that scientists have been trying to pin down for decades. Using the latest data release of the Dark Energy Survey, a massive scan of …
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The Earth?s Magnetosphere Might be Creating Water on the Moon

   04 Feb 00:00:09  |  Universe Today

There’s no doubt that the Moon has water on its surface. Orbiters have spotted deposits of ice persisting in the perpetual shadows of polar craters. And recent research shows that water exists in sunlit parts of the Moon, too. Over the years, scientists have presented evidence that the Moon’s water came from comets, from asteroids, …
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When Galaxies Collide, Black Holes Don?t Always Get the Feast They Were Hoping for

   03 Feb 00:00:07  |  Universe Today

What happens when galaxies collide? Well, if any humans are around in about a billion years, they might find out. That’s when our Milky Way galaxy is scheduled to collide with our neighbour the Andromeda galaxy. That event will be an epic, titanic, collision. The supermassive black holes at the center of both galaxies will …
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SN9 Tests Ends With a Boom. You?re Up SN10

   03 Feb 00:00:07  |  Universe Today

SpaceX just conducted their second high-altitude flight tests, which once again ended in an explosion. On to SN10!
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A Crater on Venus Indicates the Planet Hasn?t Been Volcanic for a Long Time

   02 Feb 00:00:14  |  Universe Today

Venus may not have had Earth-like tectonic plates or volcanism for the last billion years, according to a new study. A deep look at a giant impact crater on Venus suggests the planet hasn?t experienced any tectonic activity in the recent past, and might be covered with a in a single outer plate. If so, …
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Neutrinos Have a Newly Discovered Method of Interacting With Matter, Opening up Ways to Find Them

   02 Feb 00:00:14  |  Universe Today

Researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory recently conducted another neutrino experiment that could lead to the discovery of new physics.
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Low-Cost Approach to Scanning Historic Glass Plates Yields an Astronomical Surprise

   01 Feb 00:00:06  |  Universe Today

A new process highlights an innovative way to get old sky images online? and turned up a potential extra-galactic discovery over a century old.
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All The Gravitational Waves Detected So Far

   01 Feb 00:00:05  |  Universe Today

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OSIRIS-REx is Heading for Home in May

   31 Jan 00:00:26  |  Universe Today

The OSIRIS-REx team decided to delay the spacecraft?s departure from asteroid Bennu for two months. The departure window opens in March 2021, and the original plan had OSIRIS-REx setting course for Earth on March 3, to bring home the asteroid samples it collected last October. Now, a revised timeline has the spacecraft leaving Bennu on …
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