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next generation astronomical survey to map the entire sky Next Generation Astronomical Survey to Map the Entire Sky
ASTRO WATCH The next generation of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-V), directed by Juna Kollmeier of the Carnegie Institution... 40 minutes
Solar minimum surprisingly constant
SCIENCE DAILY Using more than half a century of observations, astronomers have discovered that the microwaves coming from the Sun at the minimums of the past five solar cycles have been the same each time, despite large differences in the maximums of... 10 hours
Heavy nitrogen molecules reveal planetary-scale tug-of-war
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New US weather satellite launched from California
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NASA launches next-generation weather satellite
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Fragile polar weather satellite system could be bolstered by microwave-sensing CubeSats
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Gravitational-Wave Detector Catches Lightest Black Hole Smashup Yet
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New US weather satellite launched
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SPACE.COM Mariner 9, which arrived at Mars in November of 1971, was the first spacecraft to orbit a planet other than Earth, and... 1 day
First-of-Its-Kind Satellite Launches to Track Earth's Weather Like Never Before
SPACE.COM The first in a series of four advanced polar-orbiting satellites has launched to space, turning its watchful eye to improving the accuracy of weather forecasts and Earth observations. 1 day
Stephen Hawking Biography
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NASA sees a crazy, angry storm swirl across Jupiter - CNET
CNET Jupiter's stormy atmosphere does its best impression of a hellscape in an eye-popping Juno spacecraft image. 2 days
Puerto Rico's Arecibo Observatory Will Stay Open, Despite Funding Concerns
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High-Tech Weather Satellite to Launch Early Saturday After Delays: Watch Live
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Heavy nitrogen molecules reveal planetary-scale tug-of-war
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ASTRO WATCH Asteroid 444584 (or 2006 UK), estimated to be about 300 meters wide, swooshed by Earth on Friday, November... 2 days
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Solar flare pulses at sun and Earth detected
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The Arecibo Observatory will remain open, NSF says
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Interstellar space probes: Where's the brakes?
SCIENCE DAILY With a miniaturized space probe capable of being accelerated to a quarter of the speed of light, we could reach Alpha Centauri, our nearest star, in 20 to 50 years. However, without a mechanism to slow... 2 days
Hydrogen fuel from water by harnessing red and near-infrared regions of sunlight
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have synthesized a compound that absorbs near-infrared light to produce hydrogen from water. The compound contains three ruthenium atoms connected by an organic... 2 days
Earthquakes on Venus Could Be Detected by an Atmospheric Balloon
SPACE.COM A team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory proposes deploying a balloon in Venus’s atmosphere to detect seismic activity. 2 days
20 years of changing seasons on Earth packed into 2½ minutes
ABC NEWS NASA has captured 20 years of seasonal changes in a striking new global map of the home planet 2 days
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SPACE NEWS A Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency project is being touted as a major step in the transition of... 2 days
Extreme enrichment in atmospheric 15N15N
Science Magazine Molecular nitrogen (N2) comprises three-quarters of Earth’s atmosphere and significant portions of other planetary atmospheres. We report a 19 per mil () excess of 15N15N in air relative to a random distribution of nitrogen isotopes, an enrichment that... 2 days
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SPACE NEWS Having achieved its original goal of taking images of the entire planet every day, Planet is... 2 days
Let Leonid meteors light up your weekend with fireballs - CNET
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NASA captures 20 years of seasonal changes of home planet
ABC NEWS NASA has captured 20 years of seasonal changes in a striking new global map of the home planet 2 days
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THE VERGE Virgin Orbit — one of the Virgin Group’s three primary space companies — has scored a deal with the Department of Defense, agreeing to... 2 days
The Best Black Friday 2017 Deals for Space Fans
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Gravitational-Wave Detector Catches Lightest Black Hole Smashup Yet
SPACE.COM The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) has detected yet another black hole merger — their fifth since 2015, and involving some of the lightest black holes the instrument has ever detected. 2 days
SpaceX Delays Launch of Mysterious Zuma Spacecraft to Review Data
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CNET VIDEO A livecam meant to watch the northern lights also catches the bright arrival of a meteor coming in for a landing. 2 days
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Infrared NASA imagery shows development of Tropical Depression 31W
PHYS.ORG NASA's Aqua satellite provided infrared imagery of the latest tropical cyclone in the South China Sea. 2 days
Taking a spin on plasma space tornadoes with NASA observations
PHYS.ORG Interplanetary space is hardly tranquil. High-energy charged particles from the Sun, as well as from beyond our solar system, constantly whizz by. These can damage satellites and endanger... 2 days
Nearby Pulsars Shed Light on Origin of Excess Antimatter
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NASA develops tool that shows how much sea level rise coastal cities can expect based on location and degree of ice melt
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—A trio of researchers... 2 days
Image: Salar de Atacama from orbit
PHYS.ORG From the Salar de Atacama salt flat in the east to the Cordillera Domeyko mountains in the west, Sentinel-2 takes us over part of the Atacama Desert in northern Chile. 2 days
X-Rays from Accretion Disks around Rotating Black Holes Can Act as Carriers of Quantum Information
SCI-NEWS.COM In a paper published in the... 2 days
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Wow! Astronaut Captures Incredible View of 'Fireball' Meteor from Space (Video)
SPACE.COM While filming an incredible view of Earth from space, an astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) inadvertently captured a fireball on camera as it whizzed... 2 days
How to Use Mobile Apps to See the Solar System's Ice-Giant Planets
SPACE.COM In this edition of Mobile Astronomy, we'll show you how to use your favorite mobile astronomy app to find Uranus and Neptune, and even... 2 days
James Webb Space Telescope Will 'Perfect Its Own Vision' in Orbit (Video)
SPACE.COM NASA released a video explaining how it will focus the mirror of the James Webb Space Telescope, currently scheduled to launch in mid-2019. 2 days
Image: Sunrise flight to the space station
PHYS.ORG Orbital ATK's Cygnus resupply ship with its cymbal-ike UltraFlex solar arrays approaches the International Space Station's robotic arm Canadarm2 as both spacecraft fly into an orbital sunrise on Nov. 14, 2017. 2 days
Alien Hunters Send Message to Nearby Planet
LIVE SCIENCE If there are any intelligent aliens in the GJ 273 system, they can expect to hear from us about a dozen years from now. 2 days
NASA survey technique estimates Congo forest's carbon
PHYS.ORG The equivalent of 85 billion tons of carbon dioxide—a huge amount equal to three-quarters of the carbon stored in forests across the contiguous United States—is locked in the living vegetation of one African country... 2 days
Solar minimum surprisingly constant
PHYS.ORG Using more than a half-century of observations, Japanese astronomers have discovered that the microwaves coming from the sun at the minimums of the past five solar cycles have been the same each time, despite large differences in the maximums of... 2 days
SpaceX postpones launch of secretive Zuma mission
PHYS.ORG SpaceX on Thursday postponed the launch of a secretive US government payload known as Zuma, a mission whose nature—and the agency behind it—is a mystery. 2 days
The new Tesla Roadster just blew our minds - Roadshow
CNET The Dodge Demon raised our expectations for performance, but the new Roadster should move things to another planet. 2 days
spacex set to launch mysterious zuma payload friday night SpaceX set to launch mysterious Zuma payload Friday night
THE VERGE Update November 16th, 7:25PM ET : On Thursday, SpaceX stated that it has decided to stand down from... 2 days
Astronomers relieved as U.S. funding agency moves to keep Arecibo telescope operating
Science Magazine The National Science Foundation will reduce funding, but find partner to help operate giant dish 3 days
See the 2017 Leonid Meteor Shower at Its Peak: What to Expect
SPACE.COM The famous Leonid meteor shower is predicted to reach its peak in the predawn hours on Friday (Nov. 17). 3 days
On the origins of star stuff: Shedding new light on origin of anti-matter
SCIENCE DAILY Astronomers have used a high-altitude observatory in Mexico to better understand where gamma rays come from. More than 300 massive water tanks... 3 days
nasa detects solar flare pulses at sun and earth NASA Detects Solar Flare Pulses at Sun and Earth
ASTRO WATCH When our Sun erupts with giant explosions — such as bursts of radiation called solar flares — we... 3 days
SpaceX Is Launching the Secret Zuma Mission Friday: Watch It Live!
SPACE.COM A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch what just might be the company's most mysterious payload yet Friday (Nov. 17) — the secret Zuma mission for... 3 days
Lava or not, exoplanet 55 Cancri e likely to have atmosphere
PHYS.ORG Twice as big as Earth, the super-Earth 55 Cancri e was thought to have lava flows on its surface. The planet is so close to its... 3 days
SpaceX Launch of Mysterious Zuma Spacecraft Delayed Until Friday
SPACE.COM We're going to have to wait at least another day to see the top-secret Zuma payload take flight. 3 days
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ASTRO WATCH The gas composition of a planet's atmosphere generally determines how much heat gets trapped in the atmosphere. For... 3 days
Apollo Astronaut Watch, Stolen in Ecuador, Recovered 30 Years Later
SPACE.COM An astronaut's wristwatch worn on board the Apollo 7 mission has been recovered by the Smithsonian decades after it went missing in Ecuador. The Omega Speedmaster used by... 3 days
NASA looks for Mars lessons in world's saltiest pond - CNET
CNET The fascinating Don Juan Pond in Antarctica could teach us more about water on Mars, the space agency hopes. 3 days
Images of strange solar system visitor peel away some of the mystery
PHYS.ORG VIDEO A strange visitor, either asteroid or comet, zipping through our solar system at a high rate of speed is giving astronomers a once-in-a-generation opportunity... 3 days
Next generation astronomical survey to map the entire sky
PHYS.ORG The next generation of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-V), directed by Juna Kollmeier of the Carnegie Institution for Science, will move forward with mapping the entire sky following a... 3 days
NASA detects solar flare pulses at Sun and Earth
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Excess antielectrons aren’t from nearby dead stars, study says
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Earthbound Antimatter Mystery Deepens After Scientists Rule Out Pulsar Source
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In Memoriam: Astronaut Dick Gordon Remembered in Pictures
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Leonid Meteor Shower 2017: When, Where & How to See It This Week
SPACE.COM The Leonid meteor shower peaks on Friday, Nov. 17. This guide tells you the best times and places to see these shooting... 3 days
Invisible November New Moon Rises After Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks on Saturday
SPACE.COM The Leonid meteor shower will peak this Friday and Saturday (Nov. 17-18), just hours before the invisible new moon rises into the sky. 3 days
NASA Satellites Watch Earth 'Breathe' in Awesome Time-Lapse Video
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New Type of Highly Energetic Cosmic Explosion Discovered
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Exotic origin for cosmic positrons
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Extended gamma-ray sources around pulsars constrain the origin of the positron flux at Earth
Science Magazine The unexpectedly high flux of cosmic-ray positrons detected at Earth may originate from nearby astrophysical sources, dark matter, or unknown... 3 days
High-altitude observatory sheds light on origin of excess anti-matter
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LIGO and Virgo announce the detection of a black hole binary merger from June 8, 2017
PHYS.ORG Scientists searching for gravitational waves have confirmed yet another detection from their fruitful observing run earlier... 3 days
SpaceX poised to launch secretive Zuma mission
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virgin orbit wins first defense department launch contract Virgin Orbit wins first Defense Department launch contract
SPACE NEWS Virgin Orbit announced Nov. 16 that it has received its first launch contract for a LauncherOne mission from a Defense... 3 days
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THE VERGE The collaboration of scientists called LIGO — famously known for... 3 days
Lava or not, exoplanet 55 Cancri e likely to have atmosphere
SCIENCE DAILY Twice as big as Earth, the super-Earth 55 Cancri e was thought to have lava flows on its surface. Now, a new analysis finds this planet... 3 days
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20 years of changing seasons on Earth packed into two and half minutes
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Aurora borealis livecam catches spectacular meteor strike - CNET
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SpaceX’s mysterious Zuma launch is postponed indefinitely
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Images of strange solar system visitor peel away some of the mystery
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We've found an exo-planet with an extraordinarily eccentric orbit
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NASA detects solar flare pulses at Sun and Earth
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How to see the atmosphere
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Our living planet shapes the search for life beyond Earth
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How do you find a star cluster? Easy, simply count the stars
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Image: Autumn fireball
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Closest temperate world orbiting quiet star discovered
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Supercomputer simulates dynamic magnetic fields of Jupiter, Earth, Sun
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Can we really halt the coral reef catastrophe?
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See NASA's wild supersonic Mars parachute test unfurl - CNET
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This hyperloop company is promising 200 mph travel without the vacuum tubes
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Herschel discovers galaxy merger in the very early Universe
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Robby the Robot sci-fi movie prop up for auction - CNET
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Hubble sees light echoes of supernova explosion in distant galaxy
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First 'space nation' set to blast off from Earth Saturday - CNET
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Scientists create cosmic sounds of Voyager 1
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Aviation renaissance: NASA advances concepts for next-gen aircraft
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Unless we regain our historic awe of the deep ocean, it will be plundered
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NASA CubeSat to test miniaturized weather satellite technology
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China and the US are both shooting for the moon – but don't call it a space race
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Nvidia has created powerful Star Wars graphics cards
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