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96 Astronomers Ask for Diversity in Deciding Next-Decade Priorities
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Official discussions have begun about which major astronomy missions should receive funding in the 2020s. www.space.com/35302-astrono...
96 Land On Titan With Huygens in Beautiful New Video
On December 25, 2004, the piggybacking Huygens probe was released from the ‘mothership’ Cassini spacecraft and it arrived at Titan on January 14, 2005. The probe began transmitting data to Cassini four minutes into its descent through Titan’s murky atmosphere, snapping photos and taking data all the while. Then it touched down, the first time a probe had landed on an extraterrestrial world in the outer Solar System. JPL has released a re-mix of the data and images gathered by Huygens 12 years read more
96 'Pineapple Express' Triggers Floods in California, NASA Animation Shows
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NASA satellites spied a so-called atmospheric river passing over the state. www.space.com/35323-atmosph...
96 A “Breakthrough” to Search for Planets in Closest Star System to Earth
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Ever since the European Southern Observatory (ESO) announced that they had discovered an exoplanet in the nearby system of Proxima Centauri, there have been a lot of questions about this exoplanet. In addition to whether or not this planet could actually support life, astronomers have also been eager to see if its companion stars – Alpha Centauri A and B – have exoplanets too. Prior to the discovery of Proxima b, Alpha Centauri was thought to host the closest exoplanets to Earth (Alpha Bb ... read more
94 What is the Closest Galaxy to the Milky Way?
Scientists have known for some time that the Milky Way Galaxy is not alone in the Universe. In addition to our galaxy being part of the Local Group – a collection of 54 galaxies and dwarf galaxies – we are also part of the larger formation known as the Virgo Supercluster. So you could say the Milky Way has a lot of neighbors. Of these, most people consider the Andromeda Galaxy to be our closest galactic cohabitant. But in truth, Andromeda is the closest spiral galaxy, and not the closest gala read more
93 Mud Cracks on Mars Suggest a Watery Ancient Past
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NASA's Curiosity rover has photographed shallow crevices on Mars' surface that suggest the planet had an ancient, watery past. www.space.com/35369-mud-cra...
93 Geoengineering Earth's Atmosphere: How It Could Affect Astronomy
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Creating clouds in the sky or redirecting sunlight to bring down the Earth's temperature could have an effect on astronomy. www.space.com/35358-geoengi...
92 Messier 32 – the “Le Gentil” Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy
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Welcome back to Messier Monday! In our ongoing tribute to the great Tammy Plotner, we take a look at dwarf elliptical galaxy known as Messier 32. Enjoy! During the 18th century, famed French astronomer Charles Messier noted the presence of several “nebulous objects” in the night sky. Having originally mistaken them for comets, he began compiling a list of them so that others would not make the same mistake he did. In time, this list (known as the Messier Catalog) would come to include 100 of read more
92 12 Years Later, Scientists Remember Epic Landing on Saturn Moon Titan
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As NASA's Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft begins its final eight months of operation, scientists are looking back at one of the mission's most dramatic moments: the landing of the piggyback Huygens probe on the huge moon Titan. www.space.com/35315-saturn-...
90 Making the Giant Magellan Telescope's Massive, Incredibly Precise Mirrors
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The largest single-piece astronomical mirrors ever made are slowly coming together for an eagle-eyed ground-based telescope. www.space.com/35329-making-...