Curiosity Captures Gravity Wave Shaped Clouds On Mars

Images presented at the 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference this week showed the first indication of gravity waves around the Martian equator.
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SpaceX Outbids ULA for Military GPS Contract Igniting Fierce Launch Competition

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – The fierce competition for lucrative launch contracts from the U.S. Air Force just got more even intense with the announcement that SpaceX outbid arch rival United Launch Alliance (ULA) to launch an advanced military Global Positioning System (GPS III) navigation satellite to orbit in approx. 2 years.
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New Study Wants To Rip T-Rex From Its Place On Dino Tree

If the results in a new study are accepted, the dinosaur family tree will be getting overhauled.
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Milky Way-like galaxies in early universe embedded in ‘super halos’

Astronomers have directly observed a pair of Milky Way-like galaxies seen when the universe was only eight percent of its current age. These progenitors of today’s giant spiral galaxies are surrounded by ‘super halos’ of hydrogen gas that extend many tens-of-thousands of light-years beyond their dusty, star-filled disks. …

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Gravitational wave kicks monster black hole out of galactic core

Astronomers have uncovered a supermassive black hole that has been propelled out of the center of the distant galaxy 3C 186. The black hole was most likely ejected by the power of gravitational waves. …

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Water on the Exoplanet 51 Pegasi b! (Video)

Join us as we discuss the discovery and observations of 51 Pegasi b and how they arrived at the exciting result that the planet’s atmosphere contains water. …

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New portal to unveil the dark sector of the universe

Once upon a time, the Universe was just a hot soup of particles. In those days, together with visible particles, other particles to us hidden or dark might have formed. Billions of years later scientists catalogued 17 types of visible particles, with the most recent one being the Higgs boson, creating the ‘Standard Model’. However, they are still struggling to detect the hidden particles, the ones that constitute the dark sector of the Universe. …

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Astronauts Capture Great Views of Mount Etna Eruption

Mount Etna is Europe’s most active volcano, and it’s been spouting off since late February 2017. It spewed lava and gas with a rather big eruption last week, where 10 people were actually injured. The Expedition 50 crew on board the International Space Station have been able to capture both day and nighttime views of […]
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Curiosity’s Battered Wheels Show First Breaks

A routine check by the Curiosity science team revealed that breaks have formed in the rover’s left middle wheel since they last checked in January of 2017.
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Why Doesn’t Earth Have Rings?

You’d think Saturn has all the luck, with its awesome rings. But it turns out, living on a planet with rings has consequences, like an impending global apocalypse.
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SpaceX & NASA Studying 2020 Landing Sites For Dragon

SpaceX and NASA have identified 4 possible locations for the first Dragon journey to Mars in 2020.
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