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Astronomers Find Massive Dust-Cloaked Galaxy From the Early Universe

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. One of the major unanswered questions in astronomy is how our modern system of galaxies evolved into its present-day configuration in the first place. Now, researchers have found evidence of a massive galaxy that formed when the universe was far …

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After Planetary Resources, ConsenSys Space unveils TruSat satellite tracker – GeekWire

ConsenSys Space says TruSat will let amateur observers contribute to satellite tracking via an app. (TruSat / ConsenSys Space Illustration) WASHINGTON, D.C. — A year after taking over the assets of a Redmond, Wash.-based asteroid mining company known as Planetary Resources, ConsenSys Space has unveiled its first project: an app-based system that makes use of …

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NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope Captures Asteroid Zipping by Crab Nebula – TechEBlog

Photo credit: Astro Melina via RTEver since NASA and ESA gave the public access to its Hubble Space Telescope archives, amateur astronomers have come across some magnificent photographs that would have otherwise gone unnoticed, like this image of an asteroid crossing in front of the Crab Nebula. Melina Thévenot found this image while searching through …

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No to NASA’s Gateway, yes to China – GeekWire

During a discussion presented by the International Academy of Astronautics in Washington, D.C., Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin recalls how enthusiastically he and his crewmates were greeted during a post-mission goodwill tour.(GeekWire Photo / Alan Boyle) WASHINGTON, D.C. — Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin says there’s no need for the lunar-orbiting Gateway outpost that plays …

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Report Calls for Changes to Rules About Contamination of Other Worlds

This artist’s concept depicts astronauts and human habitats on Mars. NASA A new report has called for NASA to update its rules preventing the spread of viruses, bacteria, and other microorganisms to other planets in the course of space exploration. The report was written by the Planetary Protection Independent Review Board (PPIRB), a recently created …

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Hubble Images Galactic Visitor, Interstellar Comet 2i/Borisov

On 12 October 2019, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope observed Comet 2I/Borisov at a distance of approximately 420 million kilometers from Earth. The comet is believed to have arrived here from another planetary system elsewhere in our galaxy. NASA, ESA, D. Jewitt (UCLA) Hubble has captured an image of a comet that is believed to …

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How to Watch the Orionid Meteor Shower This Week

Barcroft Media/Getty Images Turn your eyes to the skies the next few nights to catch a glimpse of the beautiful Orionid meteor shower. The annual shower will begin tonight, October 18, and continue for several days, peaking between October 20 and 22. The meteors that make up the shower are the remnants of one of …

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Irish IoT start-up Davra receives funding from European Space Agency

Davra was one of three Irish companies awarded a share of €1.5m in co-funding from the European Space Agency. Irish IoT start-up Davra was recently awarded funding from the European Space Agency (ESA) Centre for Earth Observation. The Dublin-based company secured 50pc co-funding for a €570,000 project to develop an integrated satellite and distributed ground …

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SpaceX Wants to Launch 30,000 More Starlink Satellites

SpaceX recently filed a request to launch 30,000 more Starlink satellites to space. (Photo Credit: SpaceX) SpaceX’s Starlink constellation, a massive internet network based in space, may be expanding in the future. The company recently requested permission from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to launch 30,000 more Starlink satellites, SpaceNews reported. SpaceX’s Starlink constellation was introduced …

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New Evidence Questions Whether Venus Ever Had Oceans on Its Surface

Recently, new research surprised astronomers and the public by suggesting that millions of years ago, Venus could have been a hospitable planet with lower temperatures allowing water to exist on its surface. That would have made it more Earth-like, and some people argued it could even have supported life. A composite image of the planet …

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Astronomers Use Massive Galaxy Cluster to ‘Peer Back in Time’

Astronomers recently used a giant cluster of galaxies as an X-ray magnifying lens to spot a tiny, star-forming dwarf galaxy for the first time. The team, which was able to “peer back in time” to approximately 9.4 billion years ago, detected the tiny dwarf galaxy, which was experiencing its first, high-energy stages of star formation, …

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Remains of Briny Pools Provide Further Evidence of Liquid Water on Mars

As the Curiosity rover explores Mars’ Gale Crater, the data it collects tells us more about the history of the planet and in particular about whether liquid water once existed there. Using data collected by Curiosity, a new study has examined the geology of the crater to learn more about the briny ponds which may …

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