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If we Detect This gas on Other Planets, it?s a Good Sign There?s Life There

   16 Oct 20:00:13  |  Universe Today

Here is an idea that likely never crossed the mind of most space enthusiasts – a gas emitted from broccoli (and other plants) is one of the most indicative signs of the existence of life on a planet. At least according to a new study from researchers at the University of California Riverside. That gas, …
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TESS has Resumed Normal Operations

   16 Oct 20:00:13  |  Universe Today

NASA has announced that TESS is back online and resumed normal operations!
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Huge DART Success, JWST Sees Weird Rings, Moon?s True Origin

   15 Oct 20:00:03  |  Universe Today

DART?s results are in and they exceed all expectations. The Moon might just be a big chunk of the Earth that formed in just hours. Webb sees bizarre rings around a star, and SLS gets a new launch date? at night. As always, if you prefer a video version of space news to accompany your …
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Astronomers Think They Have a Warning Sign for When Massive Stars are About to Explode as Supernovae

   15 Oct 20:00:03  |  Universe Today

A study of red supergiant supernovae suggests they become dim and red just before they day.
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Two Stars Orbiting Each Other Every 51 Minutes. This Can?t End Well

   11 Oct 20:00:08  |  Universe Today

We don’t have to worry too much about our Sun. It can burn our skin, and it can emit potent doses of charged material?called Solar storms?that can damage electrical systems. But the Sun is alone up there, making things simpler and more predictable. Other stars are locked in relationships with one another as binary pairs. …
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NASA has Built a Collection of Instruments That Will Search for Life Inside Europa and Enceladus

   11 Oct 20:00:07  |  Universe Today

Scientists at NASA JPL and Colorado University have created a new instrument for finding signs of life, called the Ocean Worlds Life Surveyor (OWLS).
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Thanks to Hayabusa 2?s Samples, Scientists can Track the History of Ryugu Earlier in the History of the Solar System

   10 Oct 20:00:12  |  Universe Today

When Huyabusa2 returned a sample of Ryugu, a Near Earth Asteroid, to Earth in December 2020, it was sure to light a bonfire of material science research. We’re starting to see the beginning of that, and a new study led by a scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has found a particular grain in the …
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The Pacific Ocean Will be Gone in 300 Million Years as the World's Continents Drift and Combine

   10 Oct 20:00:12  |  Universe Today

A new study determined that the world's next supercontinent, "Amasia," will form between two and three hundred million years.
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The Moon is the Perfect Spot for Humanity?s Offsite Backup

   09 Oct 20:00:11  |  Universe Today

In a recent study, a collaborative team of researchers discuss the potential for future lunar settlers to establish a backup data storage system of human activity in the event of a global catastrophe on Earth that could be used to recover human civilization on a post-catastrophe planet. This comes as NASA?s Artemis missions plan to …
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The Dark Energy Camera has Captured a Million Images, an Eighth of the Entire sky. Here are Some of its Best Pictures so far

   09 Oct 20:00:11  |  Universe Today

The Dark Energy Survey recently released 15 images that showcase the types of objects it viewed during the six-year campaign.
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