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There?s A Fire in Greenland? Again. It?s 10 Degrees Hotter Than Normal

   16 Jul 01:00:01  |  Universe Today

As global warming ramps up, expect to see Greenland in the news a lot. That’s because its ice sheet is under threat of melting. But that’s not the only reason. The other reason is fire. We know that Greenland, like the rest of the globe, is warming. And it’s ice is melting and contributing to …
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Here?s a First. Astronomers See a Moon Forming Around a Baby Exoplanet

   16 Jul 01:00:01  |  Universe Today

Astronomers have discovered, for the first time, moons forming in the disk of debris around a large exoplanet. Astronomers have suspected for a long time that this is how larger planets?like Jupiter in our own Solar System?get their moons. It’s all happening around a very young star named PDS 70, about 370 light years away …
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Virgin Orbit Tests its Satellite-Delivery Rocket for the First Time

   14 Jul 01:00:01  |  Universe Today

Virgin Orbit achieved a milestone with a successful drop test of their LauncherOne rocket. Once complete, this system will deliver satellites to orbit for less money.
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NASA has Figured Out How to Extend the Lives of the Voyagers Even Longer

   14 Jul 01:00:01  |  Universe Today

Voyagers 1 and 2 have the distinction of being in space for 42 years and still operating. And even though they’re 18 billion km (11 billion miles) from the Sun, they’re still valuable scientifically. But they’re running out of energy, and if NASA wants them to continue on much longer, they have some decisions to …
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Researchers May Have Found the Missing Piece of Evidence that Explains the Origins of Life

   13 Jul 01:00:01  |  Universe Today

A team of researchers have shown how the basic building blocks of life could have arose on a primordial Earth, bringing us one step closer to resolving the mystery of abiogenesis.
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Move Over SpaceX. Amazon Wants To Launch Thousands of Internet Satellites Too

   13 Jul 01:00:01  |  Universe Today

Back in April 2019 Amazon signaled its intention to get into the internet satellite business. Following in the footsteps of SpaceX and their Starlink satellite system, Amazon intends to launch thousands of internet satellites in the coming years. Now that they’ve filed their application with the FCC, we have more details of their plan. Amazon …
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There Should Be More Iron In Space. Why Can?t We See It

   12 Jul 01:00:02  |  Universe Today

Iron is one of the most abundant elements in the Universe, along with lighter elements like hydrogen, oxygen, and carbon. Out in interstellar space, there should be abundant quantities of iron in its gaseous form. So why, when astrophysicist look out into space, do they see so little of it? First of all, there’s a …
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Two NASA Heads Demoted, Possibly as Part of a Shake-Up to Get Back to the Moon.

   12 Jul 01:00:02  |  Universe Today

NASA is experiencing a shake-up, as evidenced by the recent announcement that two longtime program leaders have been demoted.
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New Study Shows How Breaching ?Carbon Threshold? Could Trigger Mass Extinction in Earth?s Oceans

   11 Jul 01:00:01  |  Universe Today

A NASA and NSF-supported study by an MIT geophysicist indicates that carbon emissions could push the Earth's oceans past a "threshold", leading to a possible mass extinction.
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Can We Use Special Sails To Bring Old Satellites Back Down To Earth

   11 Jul 01:00:01  |  Universe Today

The growing problem of space debris in LEO (Low-Earth Orbit) is garnering more and more attention. With thousands of satellites in orbit, and thousands more on the way, our appetite for satellites seems boundless. But every satellite has a shelf-life. What do we do with them when they’ve outlived their usefulness and devolve into simple, …
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