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Here?s Where Beresheet Crashed into the Moon

   17 May 01:00:01   |  Universe Today

The Beresheet lander came oh-so-close to touching down on the surface of the Moon, but something went wrong and it didn’t make it. Now, thanks to the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, the exact point of impact can be seen. The images were captured 11 days after Beresheet crashed into the Moon. Beresheet would’ve been the first …
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Today is the Highest Concentration of Atmospheric CO2 in Human History. 415 Parts Per Million. Last Time it Was This High, There Were Trees at the South Pole

   17 May 01:00:01   |  Universe Today

Think about this for a minute: We humans and our emissions are helping turn back the climatological clock by 2 or 3 million years, possibly more. Not since that time, called the Pliocene Epoch, has the CO2 ppm risen above 400. Way back then, the CO2 helped keep the Earth’s temperature 2 to 3 degrees …
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Weekly Space Hangout: May 15, 2019 ? Brother Guy J. Consolmagno, SJ ? Director of the Vatican Observatory

   16 May 01:00:01   |  Universe Today

Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier ) Dr. Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg & ChartYourWorld.org) Dr. Paul M. Sutter (pmsutter.com / @PaulMattSutter) Brother Guy J. Consolmagno, SJ is the Director of the Vatican Observatory and President of the Vatican Observatory Foundation. At the Vatican Observatory since 1993, Brother Consolmagno’s …
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Carnival of Space #611

   16 May 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 #611. 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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NASA Senior Engineer Kobie Boykins talks About Exploring Mars. And I was There to See it!

   15 May 01:00:01   |  Universe Today

I recently had the honor of attending a Nat Geo Live talk hosted by Kobie Boykins. As NASA JPL's chief engineer, he has played a major role in the development of every rover sent to Mars since 1997.
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The Blue Origins Founder Wants to Get to the Moon by 2024

   15 May 01:00:01   |  Universe Today

Blue Origin is going to the Moon. In an hour-long presentation in Washington DC on May 9th, Jeff Bezos spelled out his plans for reaching the Moon, confirming what many guessed he was hinting at in a tweet from the previous week. Bezos and his company, Blue Origin, are developing a lunar lander capable of …
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Ep. 530: Astronomy of the Andes: Then and Now, Pt. 2

   14 May 01:00:01   |  Universe Today

South America, especially the Atacama Desert in Chile has become one of the best places in the world to put a telescope. It’s dry, high, and the nights are clear. Today we’ll talk about the monster telescopes already in operation in this region, and the big ones coming soon. We usually record Astronomy Cast every …
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Weekly Space Hangout: May 8, 2019 ? Dr. Henry Hsieh talks Active Asteroids

   12 May 01:00:01   |  Universe Today

Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier ) Dr. Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg & ChartYourWorld.org) Dr. Paul M. Sutter (pmsutter.com / @PaulMattSutter) Dr. Henry Hsieh’s primary interest is investigating the nature of volatile material in the asteroid belt and what it can tell us about the solar system’s formation …
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Astronauts Could Rely on Algae as the Perfect Life Support Partner

   12 May 01:00:01   |  Universe Today

Researchers from Germany are testing a new hybrid life support system aboard the ISS, which uses algae to clean the air and water supply and even provide a food source.
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A Supercomputer has been Designed to run the World?s Largest Radio Telescope

   11 May 01:00:02   |  Universe Today

The Science Data Processor consortium for the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) just completed the design work on the supercomputer that will handle all the data it collects.
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