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  • Total solar eclipse casts spotlight on rural Oregon town
    Just before sunrise, there's typically nothing atop Round Butte but the whistle of the wind and a panoramic view of ... read more
    Source: Phys.org: Space Exploration NewsPublished on 2017-06-23
    8 mins ago
  • Scientists uncover origins of the Sun’s swirling spicules
    At any given moment, as many as 10 million wild jets of solar material burst from the sun's surface. They ... read more
    Source: Phys.org: Space Exploration NewsPublished on 2017-06-22
    12 hours ago
  • Jerry Nelson, astronomer who built advanced telescopes, dies
    Jerry Nelson, an astronomer who designed advanced telescopes that help scientists glimpse far reaches of the universe, has died in ... read more
    Source: Phys.org: Space Exploration NewsPublished on 2017-06-22
    15 hours ago
  • Jerry Nelson, astronomer who built advanced telescopes, dies
    Jerry Nelson, an astronomer who designed advanced telescopes that help scientists glimpse far reaches of the universe, has died in ... read more
    Source: Phys.org: Astronomy NewsPublished on 2017-06-22
    15 hours ago
  • New orbiters for Europe’s Galileo satnav system
    The European Space Agency signed a contract with a German-British consortium Thursday to build eight more satellites for its Galileo ... read more
    Source: Phys.org: Space Exploration NewsPublished on 2017-06-22
    15 hours ago
  • NASA’s Webb telescope gets freezing summertime lodging in Houston
    NASA's James Webb Space Telescope was placed in Johnson Space Center's historic Chamber A on June 20, 2017, to prepare ... read more
    Source: Phys.org: Space Exploration NewsPublished on 2017-06-22
    16 hours ago
  • Magnetic memories of a metal world
    4.5 billion years ago in the violent, high-speed environment of the early solar system, a protoplanet roughly the size of ... read more
    Source: Phys.org: Space Exploration NewsPublished on 2017-06-22
    18 hours ago
  • Space tourism could boost science and health research—here’s how
    The announcement of the draft Spaceflight Bill in the Queen's Speech will allow the development of spaceports in the UK. ... read more
    Source: Phys.org: Space Exploration NewsPublished on 2017-06-22
    19 hours ago
  • Could asteroids bombard the Earth to cause a mass extinction in 10 million years?
    Scientists have spent decades debating whether asteroids and comets hit the Earth at regular intervals. At the same time, a ... read more
    Source: Phys.org: Space Exploration NewsPublished on 2017-06-22
    19 hours ago
  • Unseen ‘planetary mass object’ signalled by warped Kuiper Belt
    An unknown, unseen "planetary mass object" may lurk in the outer reaches of our solar system, according to new research ... read more
    Source: Phys.org: Astronomy NewsPublished on 2017-06-22
    20 hours ago
  • JPL scientists predict future space probes will have artificial intelligence to operate autonomously
    (Phys.org)—A pair of space scientists working at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology has written a ... read more
    Source: Phys.org: Space Exploration NewsPublished on 2017-06-22
    20 hours ago
  • Software on Mars rover allows it to pick research targets autonomously
    (Phys.org)—A team of researchers form the U.S., Denmark and France has created a report regarding the creation and use of ... read more
    Source: Phys.org: Space Exploration NewsPublished on 2017-06-22
    20 hours ago
  • Student-built satellite aims to provide insight on effects of solar storms
    This summer, astronauts on the International Space Station will launch a Penn State student-built satellite into orbit that will help ... read more
    Source: Phys.org: Space Exploration NewsPublished on 2017-06-22
    20 hours ago
  • Image: Visualization of the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse
    On August 21, 2017, the Earth will cross the shadow of the moon, creating a total solar eclipse. Eclipses happen ... read more
    Source: Phys.org: Space Exploration NewsPublished on 2017-06-22
    21 hours ago
  • Is human hibernation possible? Going to sleep for long duration spaceflight
    We've spent a few articles on Universe Today talking about just how difficult it's going to be to travel to ... read more
    Source: Phys.org: Space Exploration NewsPublished on 2017-06-22
    21 hours ago

 

 

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