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Astronomy News

  • Spitzer spots a sideways galaxy in infrared
  • Fri, 16 Aug 2019 10:00:00 GMT - The lightsaber looking galaxy lives 44 million lightyears away

  • The Sky This Week from August 16 to 25
  • Fri, 16 Aug 2019 10:00:00 GMT - Jupiter gleams on August evenings as it passes near a 10th-magnitude globular star cluster. At the opposite end of the night, Mercury shines brightly in morning twilight.

  • A massive star completely destroyed by a supernova is puzzling scientists
  • Fri, 16 Aug 2019 10:00:00 GMT - The death blast of a star some 200 times the mass of the Sun, challenges theories about how such massive stars die.

  • New date for 'Late Heavy Bombardment' may change life's timeline on Earth
  • Thu, 15 Aug 2019 10:00:00 GMT - Our planet may have been last pummeled by asteroid impacts longer ago than previously thought, explaining why life began to form almost 4 billion years ago.

  • Jupiter may have been hit by a massive proto-planet long ago
  • Thu, 15 Aug 2019 10:00:00 GMT - NASA’s Juno mission revealed Jupiter’s “fuzzy” core, leading astronomers to theorize the gas giant was smacked by a Uranus-sized planet in its younger days.

  • The windswept craters of Mars' Terra Cimmeria
  • Thu, 15 Aug 2019 10:00:00 GMT - New images provide clues about Mars' windy and watery past.

  • ExoMars fails another parachute test, threatening 2020 mission
  • Thu, 15 Aug 2019 10:00:00 GMT - The joint ESA/Roscosmos mission to the Red Planet is set to launch in 2020, but a string of failed parachute tests may threaten that departure date.

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