China talking with European Space Agency about moon outpost
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China is talking with the European Space Agency about collaborating on a human outpost on the moon.
NASA's Cassini poised to plunge beneath Saturn's rings
12 hours ago
An unmanned NASA spacecraft, Cassini, is poised to plunge into the gap between Saturn and its rings, a pioneering journey that could offer an unprecedented view of the sixth planet from the Sun.
New survey hints at exotic origin for the Cold Spot
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A supervoid is unlikely to explain a 'Cold Spot' in the cosmic microwave background, according to the results of a new survey, leaving room for exotic explanations like a collision between universes. The researchers, led ...
Team discovers lull in Mars' giant impact history
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From the earliest days of our solar system's history, collisions between astronomical objects have shaped the planets and changed the course of their evolution. Studying the early bombardment history of Mars, scientists at ...
Into the submillimeter—the early universe's formation
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In order to make sense of our universe, astronomers have to work hard, and they have to push observing technology to the limit. Some of that hard work revolves around what are called sub-millimeter galaxies (SMGs.) SMGs are ...
Astrophysicists study 'rejuvenating' pulsar in a neighboring galaxy
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Lomonosov Moscow State University scientists published the results of a study of unique ultra-slow pulsar XB091D. This neutron star is believed to have captured a companion only a million years ago, and since then, has been ...
Astronomers detect dozens of new quasars and galaxies
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(Phys.org)—A team of astronomers led by Yoshiki Matsuoka of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) has detected a treasure trove of new high-redshift quasars (or quasi-stellar objects) and luminous galaxies. ...
Image: James Webb Space Telescope mirror seen in full bloom
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It's springtime and the deployed primary mirror of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope looks like a spring flower in full bloom.
Image: Titan flyby 22 April 2017
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In the early hours of Saturday morning, the international Cassini–Huygens mission made its final close flyby of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, coming within 1000 km of the atmosphere-clad world.
Preliminary results of Breakthrough Listen project released
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(Phys.org)—The team of researchers working on the Breakthrough Listen project (affiliated with SETI) has released preliminary findings after sifting through several petabytes of data obtained from three telescopes involved ...