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09/21/2018 04:29 PM
Astronomers find Planet Vulcan – 40 Eridani A – Right Where Star Trek Predicted it.

One of the more interesting and rewarding aspects of astronomy and space exploration is seeing science fiction become science fact. While we are still many years away from colonizing the Solar System or reaching the nearest stars (if we ever do), there are still many rewarding discoveries being made that are fulfilling the fevered dreams …

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09/21/2018 11:00 AM
Inside the Crust of Neutron Stars, There’s Nuclear Pasta; the Hardest Known Substance in the Universe

A new study has shown that "nuclear pasta", which exists beneath crust of a neutron star, is the strongest material is the Universe.

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09/20/2018 11:23 AM
Ice Volcanoes on Ceres are Still Actively Blasting out Material

In science, one discovery often leads to more questions and mysteries. That’s certainly true of the ice volcanoes on the dwarf planet Ceres. When the Dawn spacecraft discovered the massive cryovolcano called Ahuna Mons on the surface of Ceres, it led to more questions: How cryovolcanically active is Ceres? And, why do we only see …

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09/20/2018 10:35 AM
Narrowing Down the Mass of the Milky Way

Using information from Gaia's second data release, a team of scientists have made refined measurements of the mass of the Milky Way.

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09/19/2018 09:09 PM
Last Year’s Gravitational Wave Detections Failed to Provide a Hint of Any Extra Spatial Dimensions

In a new study, astrophysicists used the gravitational waves from last year's kilonova event to determine if the Universe has additional dimensions.

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09/19/2018 01:57 PM
Carnival of Space #579

This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by me at the CosmoQuest blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #579 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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09/19/2018 12:57 PM
How to Know Once and For All if the Universe Began With a Bang or a Bounce

In a recent study, a team of Harvard University scientists presented a new means of ruling out alternative explanations for how our Universe began.

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09/19/2018 09:00 AM
Heralding the 2018 Harvest Moon

Following the Moon lately? The up and coming Full Moon is the most famous of them all, as we approach the Harvest Moon for 2018.

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09/18/2018 01:05 PM
Elon Musk Reveals who the First Lunar Tourist Will Be

From SpaceX's headquarters in California, Elon Musk announced who will be the first lunar tourist to hitch a ride aboard the company's Big Falcon Rocket (BFR)

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09/18/2018 10:28 AM
To Avoid Vision Problems in Space, Astronauts Will Need Some Kind of Artificial Gravity

A new study by an international team of researchers has indicated the need for artificial gravity to mitigate the effects of microgravity on astronauts' eyesight.

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