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Astronomy News

  • Unlocking the secrets of the Crab Nebula
  • Wed, 19 Sep 2018 10:00:00 GMT - For 1,000 years, an ancient supernova has helped astronomers better understand the galaxy we call home.

  • NASA launches cutting-edge spacecraft to monitor our planet in 3D
  • Tue, 18 Sep 2018 10:00:00 GMT - ICESat-2 will measure the height of Earth’s ice, seas, land and trees using one of the most sophisticated elevation-monitoring lasers ever made.

  • Are brown dwarfs stars, planets or neither?
  • Tue, 18 Sep 2018 10:00:00 GMT - The saga continues...

  • Asteroid Vesta resides near the Lagoon Nebula tonight
  • Tue, 18 Sep 2018 10:00:00 GMT - Much to asteroid hunters delight, minor planet Vesta puts on a show tonight.

  • First earthlings around the Moon were two Soviet tortoises
  • Tue, 18 Sep 2018 10:00:00 GMT - Two Russian steppe tortoises flew around the Moon just months before Apollo 8. The shelled cosmonauts returned safely to Earth, proving life could survive the voyage.

  • Volcanoes of mud erupt from dwarf planet Ceres
  • Mon, 17 Sep 2018 10:00:00 GMT - The largest object in the asteroid belt is an active world unlike any other in the solar system.

  • NASA targets next-gen nuclear reactors for spacecraft, space colonies
  • Mon, 17 Sep 2018 10:00:00 GMT -

    A new nuclear fission project, called Kilopower, could fuel the future of spaceflight, manifesting a dream that's been around since the beginning of the Space Age.

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