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Astronomers Find a Nearby Star That a Spitting Image of a Young Sun

   12 Aug 00:00:05  |  Universe Today

Astronomers have found a young star that is very similar to our Sun, and it could tell us about the origin of life on Earth.
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Avoiding the Great Filter. How Long Until We?re Living Across the Solar System

   12 Aug 00:00:05  |  Universe Today

According to a new study, humanity could become an interplanetary species in this century, interstellar by the 23rd, and intragalactic by the 24th.
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We?ll Have to Wait About 3,000 Years for a Reply From Intelligent Civilizations

   11 Aug 00:00:03  |  Universe Today

According to a new study by Harvard Professor Loeb and Amir Siraj, it would around 3000 years to hear a reply from an extraterrestrial civilization.
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Astronomy Jargon 101: Astronomical Unit

   11 Aug 00:00:03  |  Universe Today

In this series we are exploring the weird and wonderful world of astronomy jargon! It’s easy to measure your interest in today’s topic: the astronomical unit! Measuring distances on Earth is pretty easy using units like kilometers or miles. Your nearest town might be a few kilometers away. A long-distance flight will cover thousands of …
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Astronomy Jargon 101: Magnetars

   10 Aug 00:00:13  |  Universe Today

In this series we are exploring the weird and wonderful world of astronomy jargon! Hang on to your magnetic hats, because today’s topic is magnetars! Let’s start with neutron stars. These are the remnant cores of giant stars, made almost entirely of pure neutrons. But there are also some electrons and protons swimming around, and …
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Ganymede in Infrared Taken During Juno?s Most Recent Flyby

   10 Aug 00:00:13  |  Universe Today

With its latest flyby of Jupiter's largest moon, the Juno probe has created a new infrared map of Ganymede. This could lead to a better understanding of the moon's surface and interior ocean.
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The Tears of the Hero: Get Ready for the 2021 Perseid Meteors

   09 Aug 00:00:10  |  Universe Today

A sure-fire summer shower, the Perseid meteors are set to put on a spectacular show this year.
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Light Pollution is Making it Harder for Animals to Find Their Way at Night

   09 Aug 00:00:10  |  Universe Today

Ah, the majestic dung beetle. The pinnacle of evolution. In all seriousness, these little critters are incredibly sophisticated navigators who have, for millennia, used the night sky to guide them about their business. But light pollution is making their lives more difficult by limiting their ability to navigate by the stars. Other nocturnal creatures, including …
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Good News! Red Dwarfs Blast Their Superflares out the Poles, Sparing Their Planets From Destruction

   08 Aug 00:00:15  |  Universe Today

The stellar flares of red dwarfs are mostly directed from their poles, which is good news for potentially habitable planets.
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Starship is Stacked on the Super Heavy Booster. The Tallest Rocket Ever Built

   08 Aug 00:00:15  |  Universe Today

SpaceX achieved another milestone this week as the Starship and Super Heavy prototype were stacked and fully-integrated for the first time!
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