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Impressive Images of Mars' Moreux Crater Captured by Mars Express
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Impressive Images of Mars' Moreux Crater Captured by Mars Express

The crater is located in the Terra Sabaea region of Mars.March 09, 2020It& 39;s another great day for Space technology. The European Space Agency& 39;s (ESA) Mars Express spacecraft recently captured stunning and detailed images of Mars& 39; Moreux Crater.The Moreux Crater is located in an area that& 39;s captivated researchers due to its geological makeup, as well as its striking geographical features.

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Is the Star Betelgeuse About to Experience a Supernova?

Ask someone who doesn& 39;t know much about the constellations, and they will probably tell you they know just one — Orion.Located on the celestial equator, the abstract projection out into space of Earth& 39;s equator, Orion is a prominent constellation that is visible in the Northern Hemisphere from November to February, and is generally visible between the latitudes of 85° and -75°.
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Mysteriously Disappearing Stars Lead to Theories of New Astrophysics and Alien Technologies

About 100 such stars have been spotted by astrophysicists.December 23, 2019Astrophysicists deal with unknown phenomena all the time. One such phenomenon is the case of mysteriously disappearing stars.RELATED: 7 WEIRD STARS THAT HAVE ASTRONOMERS SCRATCHING THEIR HEADSVASCOResearchers with the & 34;Vanishing & Appearing Sources during a Century of Observations& 34; (VASCO) project have identified 100 such stars that once existed and then magically stopped.
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32-Year-Old Former NASA Contractor Faces up to 10 Years in Prison for Substituting Chinese Steel

Seongchan “Steven” Yun was convicted of providing false documentation to a federal agency.December 25, 2019A 32-year-old former NASA contractor could serve up to 10 years in federal prison after purchasing Chinese parts for a NASA space launch project and attempting to hide it. Seongchan “Steven” Yun, of Redondo Beach, California, was convicted of providing false documentation to a federal agency in order to cover up his purchases.
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7 Out of This World Facts About Pan-STARRS

The Pan-STARRS system, located in Haleakala in Hawaii, is the world& 39;s largest and most powerful digital cameras. Funded by NASA& 39;s Near-Earth Object Observation Program, it is currently employed to hunt and track potentially dangerous space objects.Here we explore the components that make up the Pan-STARRs system and check out some of its most impressive vital stats.
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Incentive Competitions and the Challenge of Space Exploration

Bill Joy, the famed computer engineer who co-founded Sun Microsystems in 1982, once said, & 34;No matter who you are, most of the smartest people work for someone else.& 34; This has come to be known as & 34;Joy& 39;s Law& 34; and is one of the inspirations for concepts such as & 34;crowdsourcing& 34;.
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The Survival of Bacteria in Outer Space

Surviving in space is not something that our bodies are designed for, and we might assume that the same thing applies to every single organism found here on earth.The thought of an organism being able to survive in space is riveting in itself, not least because of the harsh conditions found in outer space.
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Elon Musk Tweets Simulation of the First Crewed Falcon 9 Flight

Musk tweeted a video simulation of what the journey will be like.December 30, 2019Elon Musk was busy over the weekend and Monday on Twitter sharing a variety of news and clips. Perhaps the most impressive was the simulation of the first crewed flight of Falcon 9.In slow motionThe video showed the astronauts heading for the ship in slow motion while music played in the back as well as speaker instructions.
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The 2020 Quadrantids Meteor Show Will Be Full of Fireballs: Here's Everything You Need To Know to See It

The Quadrantids meteor show is one of Earth& 39;s three big meteor shows.January 02, 2020The Quadrantids meteor show is one of the big three meteor shows along with the Perseids and the Geminids. Unfortunately, it is not as well known as these two other shows for one key reason: it is so very cold.RELATED: 11 OF THE MOST SPECTACULAR FAN PICTURES FROM THE 2018 PERSEID METEOR SHOWERThe peakThe Quadrantids peak on January 3/4, 2020 giving approximately 120 shooting stars per hour.
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9 People Who Don't Seem to Understand Astronomy

As you are about to find out, there appear to be a fair few people who don& 39;t seem to understand some basic astronomical facts and concepts. Either they didn& 39;t pay attention in school, or simply have little or no interest in the subject.Whatever the truth might be, it makes for some pure comedy gold for the rest of us at times.
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Apollo Asteroid to Get Super Close to Earth on Saturday

The space rock has a diameter of about 26 meters.January 02, 2020An asteroid will approach Earth this Saturday and it is a big one! The asteroid has been named by NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) as 2019 YB4.It has an estimated diameter of about 26 meters, large enough to create a truly big explosion in the sky if it strikes Earth.
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7 of the Best Travel Destinations for Any Astronomy Geek

Are you an astronomy geek? Looking for some places to visit to get your astronomy fix? Then you might want to check out any of these amazing travel destinations that are just the right fit for astronomers.RELATED: ASTROLOGY VS. ASTRONOMY: WHAT& 39;S THE DIFFERENCE?Where in the world is the best place to see stars?
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This Friday, Don't Miss the Full Wolf Moon Eclipse

The first full moon of the year coincides with the first eclipse of the year.January 07, 2020The first full moon of the new year is taking place this Friday and it is a good one as it happens to coincide with an eclipse. Full moons happen every 29.5 days. This one is called the Wolf Moon, named after the wolves that howled at it out of hunger during the winter months.
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How Doctors on Earth Fixed the World's First Known Blood Clot in Space

The case saw NASA bring in a non-NASA physician blood clot expert.January 04, 2020Plenty of things can go wrong in space, and quite often, they do. Luckily there is a team of experts at NASA that is constantly looking for solutions to these problems, and most often then not, they find them.RELATED: NASA FINDS THAT DORMANT VIRUSES ACTIVATE DURING SPACEFLIGHTA first in spaceSuch was the case, when the agency discovered a blood clot, or a deep vein thrombosis (DVT), in one of their astronauts in space.
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This Year Will Mark the Lowest Solar Activity in Over 200 Years

On December 10-11, 2019, Iceland received one of the largest snow storms in its history. The so-called & 34;10-year storm,& 34; brought winds of 100 miles per hour (161 km/h), with one weather station reporting gusts of up to 149 mph (240 km/h).Sustained winds reached 90 mph (145 km/h) in the Northeast part of the country, and 10 feet (3 m) of snow fell in the North.
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The First NASA Artemis Rocket Core Stage Is Finally Here and Ready For Green Run Tests

The rocket core stage completed manufacturing work.January 09, 2020The first Space Launch System (SLS) rocket core stage for NASA’s Artemis program has finally arrived. The rocket core stage completed manufacturing work at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans.RELATED: NASA AND BOEING CONTRACT EXTENDED, OPENING THE PATH FOR MORE ARTEMIS MISSIONSGreen Run testsIt has now been loaded onto the agency’s Pegasus barge for delivery to NASA’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St.
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Travelling Back in Time With Lasers: One Scientist's Journey to Time Travel

Astrophysicist Ron Mallett believes time travel is possible, and he actually has a prototype machine to prove it.January 08, 2020We all wish we could travel back in time but all know it is simply not a possibility. Or is it?Astrophysicist Ron Mallett believes it is, according to CNN travel.RELATED: THE ONE QUESTION EVERYONE WONDERS: IS TIME TRAVEL POSSIBLE?
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Missions to Be on the Lookout for during the 2020s

It& 39;s a new year and a new decade! And all around the world, space agencies, the commercial aerospace industry, and public space interests are hoping to spend it by sending new missions to space, bringing new instruments online, and achieving new breakthroughs.As always, these efforts are intended to build on previous successes and failures, leveraging the breakthroughs and lessons of the past to push the frontiers of space exploration and science.
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Water is Mysteriously Disappearing From the Surface of Mars

Scientists have discovered that water is disappearing from the surface of Mars rapidly.January 10, 2020Once home to vast oceans, Mars is losing its remaining water particles, according to scientists.It’s been confirmed that the current water particles are mysteriously disappearing from the surface of Mars.
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