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There?s the Curiosity Rover, On the Move, Seen from Space

   19 Oct 00:00:04  |  Universe Today

If the Curiosity rover was paranoid, would it feel like it was being watched? Well, it is being watched, by its brother in orbit, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The MRO watched Curiosity as it travelled through the ‘Clay-Bearing Unit‘ in Gale Crater, during June and July, 2019. NASA just released an animated GIF of Curiosity …
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Success! NASA Confirms the Mole is Working Again.

   19 Oct 00:00:04  |  Universe Today

After months of setbacks, NASA says that the InSight Lander’s Mole is working again. InSight landed on Mars on Nov. 26 2018 in Elysium Planitia. Its mission is to study the interior of the planet, to learn about how Mars and other rocky planets formed. InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy, and Heat Transport) …
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An Army of Tiny Robots Could Assemble Huge Structures in Space

   18 Oct 00:00:02  |  Universe Today

A team from MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms (CBA) recently unveiled their prototype for a new assembler robot, which could revolutionize construction as we know it!
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Here?s the Picture We?ve Been Waiting for. Hubble?s Photo of Interstellar Comet 2I/Borisov

   18 Oct 00:00:02  |  Universe Today

Leave it up to the good ole Hubble Space Telescope. The workhorse telescope has given us a photo of the new interstellar comet 2I/Borisov. Take that, fancy new telescopes. 2I/Borisov has wandered into our Solar System from the deep cold of interstellar space, but nobody knows from whence it came, or how long it’s been …
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Some Quasars Shine With the Light of Over a Trillion Stars

   17 Oct 00:00:10  |  Universe Today

Quasars are some of the brightest objects in the Universe. The brightest ones are so luminous they outshine a trillion stars. But why? And what does their brightness tell us about the galaxies that host them? To try to answer that question, a group of astronomers took another look at 28 of the brightest and …
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SpaceX Files a Request to Launch Another 30,000 Satellites for Starlink, on Top of the 12,000 They?re Already Planning to Launch

   17 Oct 00:00:10  |  Universe Today

According to recent filings, SpaceX is hoping to send an additional 30,000 Starlink satellites to orbit in the coming years.
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Planet Sizes Matter for Habitability Too.

   16 Oct 00:00:14  |  Universe Today

In order to be considered habitable, a planet needs to have liquid water. Cells, the smallest unit of life, need water to carry out their functions. For liquid water to exist, the temperature of the planet needs to be right. But how about the size of the planet? Without sufficient mass a planet won’t have …
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Robotic Spiders to Explore the Moon? Yes, Please!

   16 Oct 00:00:14  |  Universe Today

UK startup Spacebit is looking to democratize space with its Walking Rover mission, which will be the UK's first lunar mission and the first rover to rely on legs to get around!
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Weekly Space Hangout: October 7, 2019 ? Marina Kounkel talks Stars and How They Form

   13 Oct 00:00:04  |  Universe Today

Hosts:Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain)Sondy Springmann (@sondy) Beth Johnson (@planetarypan) Michael Rodruck (@michaelrodruck) This week we welcome Dr. Marina Kounkel, a postdoctoral scholar in the Physics and Astronomy Department at the Western Washington University. Her research focuses on observing the dynamics of young stars. Marina is co-author, with Kevin Covey (also from WWU,) of the …
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A Satellite Just Launched Whose Job is to Extend the Life of Geosynchronous Satellites

   12 Oct 00:00:09  |  Universe Today

Space Logistics LLC, a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman, has launched a satellite that can extend the life of other satellites. The satellite is called MEV-1, or Mission Extension Vehicle-1. MEV-1 is the first of its kind. MEV-1 was launched on a Russian Proton rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on October 9th. It’s going …
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