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Carnival of Space #599

   19 Feb 01:00:01   |  Universe Today

This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Allen Versfeld at his Urban Astronomer blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #599. And if you?re interested in looking back, here?s an archive to all the past Carnivals of Space. If you?ve got a space-related blog, you should really join the carnival. Just email an entry …
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British Satellite Tests its Space Junk Harpoon

   18 Feb 01:00:02   |  Universe Today

The RemoveDebris spacecraft recently tested out its harpoon, one of the tools it will use to remove space debris from Earth's orbit.
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Want to Move to Mars? A Round-Trip Ticket Will Only Cost $100,000 According to Elon Musk

   18 Feb 01:00:02   |  Universe Today

Elon Musk just suggested that the price for a trip to Mars and back could be as low as $100,000. He added the qualifier that the price depends on volume. So it looks like the price is anything but astronomical. In a tweet on Sunday night, Musk had this to say: Not everybody’s buying it, …
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Land Heavier Payloads on Mars. Aim for the Ground and Then Pull up at the Last Moment

   17 Feb 01:00:01   |  Universe Today

A team of researchers has devised a new strategy for landing heavier craft on Mars, which could allow for crewed missions to the Red Planet.
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Weekly Space Hangout: Feb 13, 2019 ? Luciano Iess of the Cassini Radio Science Team

   17 Feb 01:00:01   |  Universe Today

Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Paul M. Sutter (pmsutter.com / @PaulMattSutter) Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier ) Dr. Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg & ChartYourWorld.org) Luciano Iess, professor of Aerospace Engineering at Sapienza University of Rome, is a member of the Cassini radio science team that recently determined, after analyzing gravity science …
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We Hate Long Goodbyes, But Opportunity has Earned One

   16 Feb 01:00:01   |  Universe Today

NASA’s Opportunity rover has reached the end of its life. Initially designed to last 90 days, and to travel only 1000 meters (1100 yards), the rover spent almost 15 years exploring the surface of Mars. During that time, it travelled more than 45 kilometers (28 miles.) The last signal from Opportunity was on June 10th, …
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There?s Evidence that Mars is Still Volcanically Active

   16 Feb 01:00:01   |  Universe Today

A new study shows that Mars may very well be volcanically active. Nobody’s seen direct evidence of volcanism; no eruptions or magma or anything like that. Rather, the proof is in the water. In the past, Mars was a much warmer and wetter place. Now, Mars is still home to lots of water, mostly as …
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Mars One, the Plan to Make a Reality Show on Mars, is Bankrupt

   15 Feb 01:00:01   |  Universe Today

According to multiple sources, Mars One - the organization intent on crowdsourcing the colonization of Mars - is apparently bankrupt.
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InSight has Placed its Heat Probe on the Martian Surface. The Next Step is to Jackhammer Down 5 Meters and Hope it Doesn?t Encounter a Large Rock

   15 Feb 01:00:01   |  Universe Today

NASA’s InSight lander has finally placed its heat probe on the surface of Mars. The Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package (HP3) was deployed on February 12th, about one meter away from SEIS, the landers seismometer. Soon it’ll start hammering its way into the Martian soil. If you’re starting to get used to feats like …
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Another Enormous Crater Found Under the Ice in Greenland

   14 Feb 01:00:01   |  Universe Today

A glaciologist has discovered another enormous impact crater under more than a mile of ice in Greenland. This is on the heels of the November 2019 discovery of an impact crater in the same area under the Hiawatha Glacier. The November discovery was the first-ever crater found under ice on Earth. The two craters are …
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