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SpaceRef Astronomy

A volunteer working with the NASA-led Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 project has found the oldest and coldest known white dwarf -- an Earth-sized remnant of a Sun-like star that has died -- ringed by dust and debris. Astronomers suspect this...

02/20/2019

Astrobiology

How good is our universe at making habitable planets? The answer to this depends on which factors are important for life: Does a planet need to be Earth mass? Does it need to be inside the temperate zone?...

02/20/2019

Astrobiology

We report our proposal for the establishment of a biocontainment and astrobiology laboratory in a strategic area of Pieve a Nievole (PT) at 28 mt above sea level - to face the lack of biological and astrobiological research centers and...

02/20/2019

Recent articles published in 'Astronomy & Astrophysics'

Authors: M. Jagelka, Z. Mikulášek, S. Hümmerich and E. Paunzen.
Astronomy & Astrophysics Vol. 622 , page A199
Keywords: stars: variables: general ; stars: atmospheres ; stars: chemically peculiar.

02/20/2019

NPR Space News

It would be under the umbrella of the Air Force to try to simplify the process. This represents a shift; Trump had stated that he wanted a space force that is "separate but equal" from the Air Force.

02/19/2019

NPR Space News

It would be under the umbrella of the Air Force to try to simplify the process. This represents a shift; Trump had stated that he wanted a space force that is "separate but equal" from the Air Force.

02/19/2019

ESA Education

Mission on the Moon - Program a classmate to complete a mission on the Moon | Teach with space PR38 Subjects: Computing, Mathematics, Arts | This activity will introduce students to logical thinking by  planning,  testing  and  executing a simple mission on the Moon. Students will work in pairs and take it in turns to play the roles of “mission controller” and “rover”. One student will give commands to enable the other to navigate blindly across the lunar surface. They will have to follow a set route to avoid obstacles, carry out missions and arrive safely at their final destination.

02/19/2019

Planetary Society Blog

More than 4 years after launch and a half year surveying asteroid Ryugu, Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft is ready for sample collection.

02/19/2019

ESA Education

Moon Rover - Building a solar-powered rover | Teach with space PR36 Subjects: Science, Physics, Arts | In this activity, students will compare the advantages and disadvantages of renewable energy sources and non-renewable energy sources and study simple electrical circuits. Using the Moon as context students will build a small Moon rover powered by solar energy, using a small motor and a solar cell. They will also identify the main features their rover must have to go to the Moon and improve their initial rover design.

02/19/2019

ESA Top News

Writing on the wall Human and robotic exploration image of the week: The hunt for micrometeorites in Antarctica

02/19/2019