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In contemplating what’s known as “flammable ice,” scientists have found that infinitesimal air pockets inside the weird material contain life. These discoveries could advise the journey to distinguish extraterrestrial life. Flammable ice, otherwise called methane hydrate, is made when methane gas is caught inside ice’s atomic structure. Sheets of this solidified gas and ice contain infinitesimal air...
 Thursday, March 26, 2020, 18:13, 2 Months Ago in   Astronomy
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As the chase for life on Mars begins getting into full swing, a few researchers are as of now looking past the Red Planet, to our nearby planetary group's next astrobiological frontier.
 Thursday, March 26, 2020, 18:07, 2 Months Ago in   Astronomy
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Starlink is SpaceX’s effort to surround our planet in a constellation of up to 42,000 satellites and beam high-speed internet to any location on Earth, dwarfing the number of 2,000 active satellites in orbit today. The company has already launched 300 satellites, with more than 1,000 set to follow by the end of 2020. However, many have raised concerns about the collision risk posed by these satellites,...
 Thursday, March 26, 2020, 18:01, 2 Months Ago in   Astronomy
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SpaceX’s Starlink mega constellation will not cause any problems for astronomy, the company’s CEO and founder Elon Musk said today, Monday, March 9, despite some astronomers already reporting issues caused by the rapidly growing constellation. Speaking at the 2020 Satellite Conference in Washington DC, Musk said he thought there was “zero” chance that Starlink would have any impact on astronomy, and...
 Thursday, March 26, 2020, 17:52, 2 Months Ago in   Astronomy
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When one first focuses on the Ultra Deep Field image, captured by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2004, it appears to be just a photo of the night sky. Dots, stars at first glance, clutter the image, but a longer, closer look leads to wonder and amazement. The image, which is a piece of the sky about the size of a penny at arm's length, shows that the "stars" are really galaxies, an estimated 10,000!
 Saturday, February 3, 2018, 05:59, 2 Years Ago in   Astronomy
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A United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket climbed into orbit Friday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California with a top secret spy satellite, adding a new set of eyes in the sky for the U.S. government’s intelligence community and nudging part of the Delta 4 family closer to retirement.
 Saturday, January 13, 2018, 09:12, 2 Years Ago in   Astronomy
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Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) are one of the biggest astronomical mysteries of the last decade. First observed in 2007, astronomers have detected over two dozen instances of the powerful but fleeting signals from space. Researchers don’t know exactly what they are, but there have been plenty of proposals—including alien messages (of course), signals from collapsing black holes or neutron stars, and energy from...
 Friday, January 12, 2018, 21:49, 2 Years Ago in   Astronomy
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NASA astronauts successfully sequenced the DNA of microbes found aboard the International Space Station, marking the first time unknown organisms were sequenced and identified entirely in space.
 Wednesday, January 3, 2018, 09:00, 2 Years Ago in   Astronomy
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In a sign that astronaut launches from Florida are growing nearer, SpaceX recently leased an Air Force facility where it will prepare Dragon capsules to fly crews to the International Space Station. The 45th Space Wing said work on the capsule called Crew Dragon or Dragon 2 would take place in Area 59, a former satellite processing facility on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
 Tuesday, January 2, 2018, 08:29, 2 Years Ago in   Astronomy
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Humans have blasted some impressive objects into outer space over the decades in the name of research and exploration. Yet some things which have made it into orbit have been downright bizarre. In a year when space gained its first brewery – that we know of – RT takes a look at some of the weirdest things that have left our planet and made the celestial voyage.
 Tuesday, January 2, 2018, 08:26, 2 Years Ago in   Astronomy
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The Fish Head Nebula in Cassiopeia Image: Drew Hastings
 Monday, January 1, 2018, 17:15, 2 Years Ago in   Astronomy
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If you love space and astronomy, 2018 will be an exciting year. NASA has announced windows of time for sending spacecraft to Mars and the sun. Japanese and American probes already in space are set to enter orbit around two near Earth asteroids. And a variety of eclipses and meteor showers offer ample opportunities for skygazing.
 Monday, January 1, 2018, 14:49, 2 Years Ago in   Astronomy