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What Would a Realistic Space Battle Look Like

   22 Oct 00:00:18  |  Universe Today

Science fiction space movies can do a poor job of educating people about space. In the movies, hot-shot pilots direct their dueling space ships through space as if they’re flying through an atmosphere. They bank and turn and perform loops and rolls, maybe throw in a quick Immelman, as if they’re subject to Earth’s gravity. …
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It?s still possible to detect the site of the 2017 kilonova explosion

   21 Oct 00:00:03  |  Universe Today

It’s been over a thousand days since the historic kilonova observation, and yet the region continues to emit X-rays, long after models predicted they should have faded away. What’s going on? August 2017 was a pretty momentous month in astronomy. The gravitational wave detectors LIGO and VIRGO spotted the unique signature of two colliding neutron …
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Wow, Betelgeuse Might Be 25% Closer than Previously Believed

   21 Oct 00:00:03  |  Universe Today

In the last year, Betelgeuse has experienced two episodes of dimming. Normally, it’s one of the ten brightest stars in the sky, and astrophysicists and astronomers got busy trying to understand what was happening with the red supergiant. Different research came up with some possible answers: Enormous starspots, a build-up of dust, pre-supernova convulsions. Now …
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NASA and Seven Countries Sign the Artemis Accords for the Exploration of the Moon. Russia Declined to Participate

   20 Oct 00:00:16  |  Universe Today

It looks like Russia is thumbing its nose at international cooperation on the Moon. They’ve refused to sign the Artemis Accords, which are a set of rules governing Lunar exploration. NASA and seven other countries have signed on already, with more to come. Russia is NASA’s largest partner in space exploration. The two countries are …
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You?ll Experience 200 Times More Radiation Standing on the Moon than Standing on the Earth

   20 Oct 00:00:16  |  Universe Today

January 31, 2021, will mark 50 years since the launch of Apollo 14. This historic mission was the first to broadcast a color television signal from the surface of the Moon and marked the heroic return to space of America?s first astronaut, Alan Shepard, who famously hit two golf balls off of the lunar regolith. …
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Pluto has Snowcapped Mountains, But Why

   19 Oct 00:00:21  |  Universe Today

We can thank NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft for opening our eyes up to Pluto’s complexity. On July 14th, 2015, the spacecraft came within 12,500 km (7,800 mi) of the dwarf planet. During the flyby, New Horizons was able to characterize Pluto’s atmosphere and its surface. Among the things New Horizons saw was a region of snowcapped mountains. …
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Impatient? A Spacecraft Could Get to Titan in Only 2 Years Using a Direct Fusion Drive

   19 Oct 00:00:21  |  Universe Today

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Great Barrier Reef Has Lost Half of its Coral Over the Last 25 Years

   18 Oct 00:00:24  |  Universe Today

A new study found that warmer ocean temperatures driven by climate change have caused Australia?s Great Barrier Reef to lose more than half of its corals since 1995. The researchers say virtually all coral populations along the Great Barrier Reef have declined due to repeated ?bleaching events? in the past 25 years. They said the …
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We actually don?t know how fast the Milky Way?s supermassive black hole is spinning but there might be a way to find out

   18 Oct 00:00:24  |  Universe Today

The stars at the center of our galaxy could tell us just how fast our closest supermassive black hole is spinning.
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Operating a Rover in Real-time From a Distance

   17 Oct 00:00:06  |  Universe Today

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