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  • Jupiter’s Got Twelve New Moons — One is a Bit of a Problem Child
  • Tue, 17 Jul 2018 10:00:00 GMT - Jupiter’s family has really grown since Galileo first recorded its four largest moons in 1610. On Tuesday, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) announced the discovery of 10 new moons orbiting Jupiter. Along with two found through the same research project but announced in June 2017, this brings the roster of Jupiter’s known natural satellites to 79. One of these new moons turned out to be a bit of a rebel. Of the 12 latest moons to join Jupiter’s family, it’s a m

  • In a Rare Feat, Scientists Anticipate and Recover an Incoming Asteroid
  • Fri, 13 Jul 2018 10:00:00 GMT - We have swarms of scientists searching the skies for space oddities, but it’s rare that they actually find one in the act of plunging to Earth. On June 23, a group of international geoscientists discovered a meteorite in Botswana that had been dwelling in space just weeks earlier. The fresh fragment broke off of asteroid 2018 LA as it plummeted to Earth on June 2, turning into a fiery meteor and exploding as it entered our atmosphere. Treasure Hunt The geoscientists spent five days combi

  • Cassini reveals the sounds of Saturn
  • Fri, 13 Jul 2018 10:00:00 GMT - The ringed planet and its moon Enceladus have a lot to say to each other.

  • The sky this week for July 13 to 22
  • Fri, 13 Jul 2018 10:00:00 GMT - A meteor shower, a passing comet, and a slew of planets all make appearances in the sky this week.

  • Rare "equal mass" binary asteroid discovered near Earth
  • Fri, 13 Jul 2018 10:00:00 GMT - The exceptional duo is one of only four ever detected.

  • A cosmic particle spewed from a distant galaxy strikes Earth
  • Thu, 12 Jul 2018 10:00:00 GMT - The rare detection of a high-energy neutrino hints at how these strange particles are created.

  • Blazars explained
  • Thu, 12 Jul 2018 10:00:00 GMT - What is it like to stare down the barrel of a black hole?

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