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This Is What 2 Dozen Satellites Look Like Packed for Launch on a SpaceX Falcon Heavy
SpaceX is gearing up for its busiest Falcon Heavy megarocket launch yet and now, thanks the U.S. Air Force, we know what the epic rideshare looks like.
In NYC? See 'Apollo 11' with the Director for Free at the Intrepid Museum on Friday
The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City is hosting a movie night that's out of this world on Friday (June 21).
NASA Wants Robots to Sniff Out Moon Pits for Astronaut Homes
With funding from NASA, researchers are working to build robots that can explore moon pits, sinkhole-like structures that could be full of resources and could even make good astronaut homes.
Working hypothesis: From DJ sets in space to ancient bagels
Our regular column sorting the week's supernovae from the absolute zeros
ESA plans triple spacecraft to lurk in wait for a speedy comet
After the success of Rosetta, the European Space Agency plans to launch three spacecraft to wait in space until a speedy comet from the edge of the solar system passes by
‘Meteoric Smoke’ May Play Key Role in Formation of High-Altitude Clouds on Mars
Planetary scientists have long observed water-ice clouds in the Martian middle atmosphere (18.6-37.2 miles, or 30-60 km, above the surface). Now, a University of Colorado, Boulder-led study suggests that those clouds owe their existence to a phenomenon called ‘meteoric smoke.’ “Clouds don’t just form on their own. They need something that they can condense onto,” [...]
Oldest Known Galactic Get-Together Occurred Shortly After Big Bang
Signals written in elements from the early universe have revealed the oldest known merger between two galaxies, taking place less than a billion years after the Big Bang.
Did a Dwarf Galaxy Crash into the Milky Way?
A recent study suggests the dwarf galaxy Antlia 2 had a long-ago run-in with our galaxy, rippling and warping its disk. But not everyone agrees with that scenario. The post Did a Dwarf Galaxy Crash into the Milky Way? appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
Breakthrough Listen Releases 1 Million Gigabytes of Data from Its Search for E.T.
On Tuesday (June 18), the project announced that it's made the largest data release ever in the search for extraterrestrial life.
Welcome Back, Milky Way!
Twilight's end brings the return of the summer Milky Way to the eastern sky. We unravel the anatomy of our home galaxy by teasing out the hidden structures within that glowing band. The post Welcome Back, Milky Way! appeared first on Sky & Telescope.