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What?s Possible When Earth and Space-based Telescopes Work Together

   17 Aug 00:00:08  |  Universe Today

Anyone who has ever worked on a team knows that their strength lies in coordination and a shared vision.  However, it is not always easy to provide that coordination and shared vision, and any team that lacks that cohesiveness becomes more of a hindrance than a help.  Science is not immune to the difficulties of …
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Perseverance and the Quest to Find Life on Mars

   17 Aug 00:00:08  |  Universe Today

I remember the Summer of 1997 when a shoebox-sized Mars rover literally broke the Internet. Sojourner – the first rover we sent to another planet ? had just landed on Mars in a giant space airbag bouncing along the surface to a safe stop. The Internet was new. And I was a young space enthusiast …
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A Huge Ring-Like Structure on Ganymede Might be the Result of an Enormous Impact

   16 Aug 00:00:17  |  Universe Today

Ganymede’s surface is a bit of a puzzle for planetary scientists. About two-thirds of its surface is covered in lighter terrain, while the remainder is darker. Both types of terrain are ancient, with the lighter portion being slightly younger. The two types of terrain are spread around the moon, and the darker terrain contains concurrent …
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A Broken Cable Smashed Part of the Arecibo Observatory

   16 Aug 00:00:17  |  Universe Today

The iconic Arecibo Observatory recently suffered some damage when a support cable broke and created a large gash in the reflecting dish
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Virgin Galactic Wants to Build a Supersonic Jetliner That?ll go Even Faster Than the Concorde

   15 Aug 00:00:09  |  Universe Today

Virgin Galactic has announced a partnership with engine-maker Rolls Royce to develop a supersonic jetliner that will be even faster than the Concorde
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Did Snowball Earth Happen Because of a Sudden Drop in Sunlight

   15 Aug 00:00:09  |  Universe Today

Hundreds of millions of years ago, Earth went through two episodes of severe glaciation. These two episodes?the Sturtian and the Marinoan glaciations?occured during the Earth’s Cryogenian Period. The Cryogenian lasted from about 720 million to 635 million years ago. The phenomenon is called “Snowball Earth” and both instances of it happened in pretty quick succession. …
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Fastest Star Ever Seen is Moving at 8% the Speed of Light

   14 Aug 00:00:08  |  Universe Today

A star orbiting the black hole in the center of our galaxy is moving so fast it can only be described relativistically.
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Art Installation that Demonstrates How Dark Matter Bends Light with Gravity

   14 Aug 00:00:08  |  Universe Today

A new art installation at the Science Gallery Dublin, called "Dark Distortions," helps viewers to see the influence dark matter has on light in our Universe.
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Astronomers Think They?ve Found the Neutron Star Remnant From Supernova 1987a

   12 Aug 00:00:08  |  Universe Today

Recent observations and theortetical work have brought us one step closer to resolving the mystery of what lies at the center of the supernova SN 1987A
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Lava Tubes on the Moon and Mars are Really, Really Big. Big Enough to Fit an Entire Planetary Base

   12 Aug 00:00:08  |  Universe Today

Could lava tubes on the Moon and Mars play a role in establishing a human presence on those worlds? Possibly, according to a team of researchers. Their new study shows that lunar and Martian lava tubes might be enormous, and easily large enough to accommodate a base. Both the Moon and Mars were volcanically active …
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