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Northrop Grumman Names Spaceship for Fallen Apollo 1 Astronaut
Northrop Grumman has named its next space station resupply ship after an astronaut who died in NASA's pursuit of the first moon landing.
Hubble Focuses on Open Star Cluster Messier 11
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured the brilliance of an open star cluster called Messier 11 (also known as M11 or NGC 6705). Messier 11 is located approximately 6,120 light-years from Earth in the southern constellation Scutum and has an apparent magnitude of 6.3. Of the 26 open clusters included in the Messier catalog, [...]
Chemically, Earth Is Basically a Less Volatile Version of the Sun
The elemental composition of Earth and sun are unexpectedly similar.
National Space Council Seeks Urgency in NASA Exploration Plans
The National Space Council will likely press NASA at its upcoming meeting to speed up its plans to return humans to the moon.
Universe Quickly Spawned Stars After Big Bang, Ancient Galaxy Shows
Observations of the most distant galaxy ever identified revealed traces of oxygen from at least one previous generation of stars, a sign that star formation got off to an early start.
Quaking Aspen Leaves Inspire Potential Power Source For Mars Rovers
A unique concept could serve as an emergency power backup for future missions. The post Quaking Aspen Leaves Inspire Potential Power Source For Mars Rovers appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
Image of the Day
Colorful cosmic "fireworks" decorate the night sky over the La Silla observatory in Chile in this gorgeous image by the European Southern Observatory's resident astrophotographer Petr Horálek.
Take your research to a higher level
Drop Your Thesis! 2020 call for proposals Imagine dropping your experiment from 120 metres high to the floor below. For the few seconds it takes the experiment to fall that distance, the experiment experiences weightlessness similar to the perpetual free fall of being in orbit. If the experiment can collect data quickly, then dropping it in a specialized facility is a much cheaper option than launching it into space. Status: OPEN Deadline: OCTOBER 20, 2019, 23:59 CET
It’s Just 100 Days Until the Next Total Solar Eclipse
Here’s everything you need to know about the first of South America's two total solar eclipses within 18 months. The post It’s Just 100 Days Until the Next Total Solar Eclipse appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
A place in the Sun
Space Science Image of the Week: From its vantage point in space, the SOHO solar observatory keeps an eye on our parent star