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The Lunar Eclipse, Seen From the International Space Station

   19 May 20:00:11  |  Universe Today

If you were able to witness the lunar eclipse on May 15-16, 2022, the view of the dark red Moon was stunning. But what would such an eclipse look like from space? Wonder no longer. ESA/Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti captured a series of photos of the lunar eclipse from her unique vantage point aboard the …
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Maybe We Don?t Hear From Aliens Because They Choose To Go Silent

   18 May 20:02:36  |  Universe Today

How will humanity meet its end? That’s only a depressing question if you think that humanity will go on forever. Alas, nothing lasts forever, and if something could last forever, it probably wouldn’t be our struggling primate species. But we’ll likely be around for a while yet, pondering things as we do. One of the …
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InSight is Losing Power, it Probably Will be Shut Down in a Few Months

   18 May 20:02:35  |  Universe Today

The InSight Mars lander will cease science operations sometime in the next few months due to a decreasing power supply, mission managers said at a news conference on May 17. Martian dust covering the solar panels has reduced the amount of power to roughly 500 watt-hours per Mars day or sol. When InSight landed in …
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Carbon-12 is an Essential Building Block for Life and Scientists Have Finally Figured Out How it Forms in Stars

   17 May 20:00:17  |  Universe Today

Each of us is, as it says in Max Ehrmann’s famous poem “Desiderata”, a child of the universe. It speaks metaphorically about our place in the cosmos, but it turns out to be a very literal truth. Our bodies contain the stuff of stars and galaxies, and that makes us children of the cosmos. To …
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Congressional UFO Hearing Brings a Few Answers and More Questions

   17 May 20:00:14  |  Universe Today

For the first time in more than half a century, Congress conducted a public hearing into the state of the Pentagon’s study of unidentified aerial phenomena ? which is the new name for mysteries once known as unidentified flying objects, or UFOs. Scott Bray, deputy director of naval intelligence, told a hearing organized by the …
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Scouring Through old Hubble Images Turned up 1,000 new Asteroids

   16 May 20:00:15  |  Universe Today

Researchers have found over 1,700 asteroid trails in archived Hubble data from the last 20 years. While many of the asteroids are previously known, more than 1,000 are not. What good are another 1,000 asteroids? Like all asteroids, they could hold valuable clues to the Solar System’s history. As time passes and more and more …
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Astronomers Find a Star That Contains 65 Different Elements

   16 May 20:00:15  |  Universe Today

Have you ever held a chunk of gold in your hand? Not a little piece of jewelry, but an ounce or more? If you have, you can almost immediately understand what drives humans to want to possess it and know where it comes from. We know that gold comes from stars. All stars are comprised …
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Cosmic Rays can Help Keep the World's Clocks in Sync

   15 May 20:00:09  |  Universe Today

The world has a robust, accurate timekeeping system that regulates our clocks. Humanity uses it for everything we do, from our financial systems to satellite navigation, computer and phone networks, and GPS. But the current system is not perfect, and has vulnerabilities to cyber-attack and disruption. Given the importance of accurate timekeeping to our society …
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A Recently Discovered Double Binary System is Unstable. Stars Could Collide, Leading to a Supernova

   15 May 20:00:09  |  Universe Today

A quadruple binary star system may reveal a common source of the supernovae we use to measure the cosmos.
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Our Complete Guide to This Weekend?s Total Lunar Eclipse

   14 May 20:00:12  |  Universe Today

Don?t miss one of the top astronomical events for 2022: Sunday night?s total lunar eclipse.
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