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91 Fried Egg? Flying Saucer? Nope. Just Cool New Closeups of Saturn’s Moon Pan
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This new view of Saturn’s moon Pan is the closest yet, snapped by Cassini from a distance of 15,268 miles (24,572 km) on March 7, 2017. Pan measures 22 miles wide by 14 miles across and displays a number of small craters along with parallel ridges and grooves. Its broad, thinner equat...


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91 Closest Star Around A Black Hole Discovered
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Imagine being caught in the clutches of a black hole, being whirled around at dizzying speeds and having your mass slowly but continually sucked away. That’s the life of a white dwarf star that is doing an orbital dance with a black hole. And this dancing duo could be the first ultracompact black hole X-ray binary identified in our galaxy.


“This white dwarf is so close to the black hole that material is being pulled away from the star and dumped onto a disk of matter around the bla...

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81 Weekly Space Hangout – Mar 10, 2017: Nic DiPalma and Spacetime Labs
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Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain)


Special Guest:

Nic DiPalma is the Founder and CEO of SpacetimeLabs, a ‘creative agency’ for science – a team of award-winning designers, producers, and developers creating brands, communication strategies, and digital content for the science community. With 20 years’ experience as a creative director, designer, and entrepreneur in educational media, public television, broadcast/cable news...

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81 Astronomy Cast Ep. 443: Destroy and Rebuild Pt. 7: Tsunamis
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Surf’s up! Today we’re going to be talking about one of the most devastating natural disasters out there: tsunamis. We’re talking huge waves that wreck the seashore. But it turns out, there many ways you can get a tsunami, and one of those has to do with space.


Visit the Astronomy Cast Page to subscribe to the audio podcast!


We usually record Astronomy Cast as a live Google+ Hangout on Air every Friday at 1:30 pm Pacific / 4...

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80 Weekly Space Hangout – Mar 17, 2017: Stuart McNeill of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
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Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain)


Special Guest:

Stuart McNeill is the the Community Engagement specialist in charge of Family Programs and Demonstrations at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Check out their membership site here.


Guests:

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71 Canada To Get Its Own Spaceport
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Canada is getting its own rocket-launching facility. Maritime Launch Services (MLS) has confirmed its plans to build and operate a commercial launch facility in Nova Scotia, on Canada’s east coast. The new spaceport should begin construction in 1 year, and should be in operation by 2022.


The facility will be built near Canso, in the province of Nova Scotia. Maritime Launch Services hopes to launch 8 rockets per year to place satellites in orbit. The Ukrainian Cyclone 4M medium-class...

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96 Rise of the Super Telescopes: The James Webb Space Telescope
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We humans have an insatiable hunger to understand the Universe. As Carl Sagan said, “Understanding is Ecstasy.” But to understand the Universe, we need better and better ways to observe it. And that means one thing: big, huge, enormous telescopes.

In this series we’ll look at 6 of the world’s Super Telescopes:


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94 Brightest ‘Spot’ on Ceres is Likely a Cryovolcano
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The bright regions on the dwarf planet Ceres have been some of the most talked about features in planetary science in recent years. While data from the Dawn spacecraft has shown these bright areas are salt deposits (alas, not lights of an alien city), the question remained of how these salts reached the surface.


Researchers with the Dawn mission say they have now thoroughly investigated the complex geological structures in Occator crater, the region with the brightest regions on C...

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93 Rise of the Super Telescopes: The Large Synoptic Telescopes
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We humans have an insatiable hunger to understand the Universe. As Carl Sagan said, “Understanding is Ecstasy.” But to understand the Universe, we need better and better ways to observe it. And that means one thing: big, huge, enormous telescopes.


In this series we’ll look at 6 of the world’s Super Telescopes:


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90 NASA Proposes A Magnetic Shield to Protect Mars’ Atmosphere
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This week, NASA’s Planetary Science Division (PSD) hosted a community workshop at their headquarters in Washington, DC. Known as the “Planetary Science Vision 2050 Workshop“, this event ran from February 27th to March 1st, and saw scientists and researchers from all over the world descend on the capitol to attend panel discussions, presentations, and talks about the future of space exploration.


One of the more intriguing presenta...

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