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11/16/2018 03:22 PM
Huge Asteroid Impact Crater Found Just Under the Ice in Greenland

An international team of scientists have discovered what lay hidden under Arctic ice for thousands or even hundreds of thousands of years. Using data primarily from NASA’s Operation IceBridge, they discovered one of the 25 largest impact craters anywhere on Earth. And its discovery may re-ignite an old climate debate. This impact crater is buried …

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11/16/2018 01:27 PM
Lunar Outpost Shows off their New Rover that will Crawl the Moon, Searching for Resources

Space technology company Lunar Outpost has unveiled their new Lunar Prospector rover that will explore the surface of the Moon to search for and map resources. The Lunar Prospector is designed to drill for and analyze sub-surface samples. The first of the smallish robots was recently demonstrated on simulated Lunar regolith at the Colorado School …

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11/16/2018 01:00 PM
Super Earth Planet Found Around One of the Closest Stars to us. But it’s Probably a Terrible Place to Live

The Red Dots and CARMENES projects recently announced the discovery of a super-Earth around Barnard's Star, making it the second-closest exoplanet to Earth.

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11/16/2018 01:39 AM
New Comet V1 Machholz-Fujikawa-Iwamoto Takes Observers by Surprise

You just never know when it comes to comets. Here it is, mid-November, and we'd thought we had finished up writing about bright comets for 2018. That was, until this past weekend, when a flurry of messages flashed across the Yahoo! Comets mailing list hinting that a new, possibly bright comet had been discovered. Come Monday morning November 12th, long period Comet C/2018 V1 Machholz-Fujikawa-Iwamoto was formally added to the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet list.

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11/15/2018 05:29 PM
SpaceX Gives More Details on how their Starlink Internet Service Will Work. Less Satellites, Lower Orbit, Shorter Transmission times, Shorter Lifespans

Professor Mark Handley of University College London has created a simulation that demonstrates how SpaceX's space-based internet (Starlink) will work.

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11/15/2018 03:06 PM
So Cool! Japanese Space Research Center will be Suspended Over a Moonlike Crater

The architectural design behind Japan’s new space research center is mind-boggling. The futuristic building will incorporate elements of spacecraft design, which emphasize light weight and high functionality. The whole thing will be suspended over a man-made, Moon-like crater. The building will be a robotics research center that’s part of the Avatar X space research campus …

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11/15/2018 02:15 PM
Going 1 Million Miles per Hour With Advanced Propulsion

Advanced propulsion breakthroughs are near. Spacecraft have been stuck at slow chemical rocket speeds for years and weak ion drive for decades. However, speeds over one million miles per hour before 2050 are possible. There are surprising new innovations with technically feasible projects. NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts (NIAC) is funding two high potential concepts. …

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11/15/2018 01:29 PM
Honey, Where’s the Space Sperm? It’s in Low-Earth Orbit, Dear

It’s always wise to be prepared for a disaster, but space sperm is taking it a little too far. Having things like food, water, and medicines on hand constitutes a reasonable level of preparation. But now one company wants to freeze your eggs and sperm in space. A new start-up called SpaceLife Origin has concocted …

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11/15/2018 09:27 AM
Scientists are using artificial intelligence to see inside stars using sound waves

How in the world could you possibly look inside a star? You could break out the scalpels and other tools of the surgical trade, but good luck getting within a few million kilometers of the surface before your skin melts off. The stars of our universe hide their secrets very well, but astronomers can outmatch …

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11/14/2018 02:54 PM
ARCHIMEDES: Digging into the ice on Europa with lasers

To explore Europa for signs of life, NASA in investing in a number of technologies, which includes a laser-mining concept known as ARCHIMEDES

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