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05/21/2018 01:49 PM
Carnival of Space #562

This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by me at the CosmoQuest blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #562 And if you’re interested in looking back, here’s an archive to all the past Carnivals of Space. If you’ve got a space-related blog, you should really join the carnival. Just email an entry to susie@wshcrew.space, and […]

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05/20/2018 11:17 AM
The Pressure Inside Every Proton is 10x That Inside Neutron Stars

According to a new study from the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, the pressure at the center of a proton is one-hundred times greater than at the core of a neutron star!

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05/18/2018 12:03 PM
NASA Cubesat Takes a Picture of the Earth and Moon

NASA's MarCO Cubesats, which are currently on their way to Mars with the InSight Lander, recently snapped a "pale blue dot" photo of Earth and the Moon.

The post NASA Cubesat Takes a Picture of the Earth and Moon appeared first on Universe Today.



05/17/2018 01:10 PM
Are Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts Coming From the Collapse of Strange Star Crusts?

According to a new study by a team of Chinese astronomers, fast radio bursts (FRBs) could be caused by the collapse of normal matter-crusts around "strange stars".

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05/17/2018 10:25 AM
There was Evidence for Europa’s Geysers Hiding in Plain Sight in Old Spacecraft Data From 1997

Using old data from the Galileo spaceprobe, a team of NASA scientists has found more evidence of plume activity on Europa's surface.

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05/16/2018 01:12 PM
Gaia Turns Up 13,928 White Dwarfs Nearby the Sun, Including Several Formed Through Mergers

Based on the 2nd Gaia Data Release, a team of astronomers were able to directly detect and compile information on over 1000 white dwarf stars in our galactic neighborhood.

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05/16/2018 12:08 PM
Weekly Space Hangout: May 16, 2018: Ethan Siegel’s Treknology: The Science of Star Trek from Tricorders to Warp Drive

Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Paul M. Sutter (pmsutter.com / @PaulMattSutter) Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier ) Dr. Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg & ChartYourWorld.org) Special Guests: Ethan Siegel is the author of the new book, Treknology: The Science of Star Trek from Tricorders to Warp Drive. In his book, Ethan examines […]

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05/15/2018 03:32 PM
Interview With Dr. Alan Stern and Dr. David Grinspoon, Authors of Chasing New Horizons

I was fortunate enough to spend half an hour with Dr. Alan Stern and Dr. David Grinspoon to talk about their new book: Chasing New Horizons – Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto. We had a great conversation, all about the political and engineering hurdles it took to get the mission literally off the […]

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05/15/2018 11:30 AM
If There is a Multiverse, Can There be Life There Too?

In a series of new studies, an international team of researchers found that if we live in a multiverse, it is likely to be as habitable as our own.

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05/14/2018 06:06 PM
Pros and Cons of Various Methods of Interstellar Travel

A new study by a UK scientists takes a look at the different means of interstellar travel, and considers the pros and cons of each.

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