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Astronomy News

  • Touchdown on Titan: How we landed a probe on another planet's moon
  • Fri, 19 Oct 2018 10:00:00 GMT - In 2005, the Huygens probe pierced the shroud of Saturn's moon Titan to reveal a surprisingly Earth-like world.

  • The sky this week for October 19 to 28
  • Fri, 19 Oct 2018 10:00:00 GMT - The Orionid meteor shower, a slew of bright planets, and an asteroid for good measure, all in the sky this week.

  • Astronomers find the youngest known pulsar in the Milky Way
  • Fri, 19 Oct 2018 10:00:00 GMT - Kes 75’s unique properties, revealed by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, could provide new information about how stars die.

  • Using gamma rays, scientists map out 21 new constellations
  • Fri, 19 Oct 2018 10:00:00 GMT - In celebration of the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope's 10th anniversary, NASA has announced the creation of new "gamma-ray constellations" in the sky.

  • In a first, astronomers find a blazar that cycles every two years
  • Fri, 19 Oct 2018 10:00:00 GMT - The rise and fall of energetic light from this galaxy's center may indicate it has not one, but two active supermassive black holes.

  • The Drake equation: What are the odds that aliens exist?
  • Fri, 19 Oct 2018 10:00:00 GMT - A single equation lets astronomers estimate how many advanced civilizations capable of contacting us might be out there. Here's how it works.

  • The BepiColombo mission will image Mercury like never before
  • Thu, 18 Oct 2018 10:00:00 GMT -

    A world of both fire and ice, Mercury excites and confounds scientists. The BepiColombo probe, launching on October 20, aims to make sense of this mysterious world.

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