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Astronomy & Space

Solar sail mission gets ready for launch by StuffsEarth

An artist’s concept of NASA’s Advanced Composite Solar Sail System spacecraft in orbit. Credit: NASA/Aero Animation/Ben Schweighart A NASA mission testing a new way of [Read more about this post…]

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Astronauts to patch up NASA’s NICER telescope by StuffsEarth

This image, obtained June 8, 2018, shows NASA’s NICER (Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer) on the International Space Station, where it studies neutron stars and [Read more about this post…]

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Astronomy & Space

Study finds presence of water molecules not a major obstacle for formation by StuffsEarth

Dr. Serge Krasnokutski, Laboratory Astrophysics and Cluster Physics group at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy at Friedrich Schiller University Jena, investigates the formation of [Read more about this post…]

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The rising flood of space junk is a risk to us on Earth—and governments are on the hook by StuffsEarth

Large objects such as The International Space Station will need to be carefully de-orbited at the end of their lives. Credit: NASA A piece of [Read more about this post…]

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Researchers propose new formation model for massive hot subdwarfs by StuffsEarth

Constructing the evolutionary model of SMSS J1920. The initial progenitor mass is 1.8 M⊙ with Z = 0.001. The mass of the produced sdO/B is [Read more about this post…]

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The history of the young cold traps of the asteroid Ceres by StuffsEarth

Map of the north polar region of Ceres. The color areas are areas that are continuously shadowed over a Ceres year, and therefore very cold. [Read more about this post…]

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NASA’s VIPER moon rover gets its head and neck by StuffsEarth

Credit: NASA/Helen Arase Vargas In this image from Feb. 12, 2024, engineers lift a mast into place on NASA’s VIPER (Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover) [Read more about this post…]

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Dating the solar system’s giant planet orbital instability using enstatite meteorites by StuffsEarth

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Evidence from the fragments of a destroyed asteroid suggests that the shift in the positions of the giant planets in our [Read more about this post…]

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Citizen science project classifying gamma-ray bursts by StuffsEarth

Gamma-ray bursts, as shown in this illustration, come from powerful astronomical events. Credit: NASA, ESA and M. Kornmesser When faraway stars explode, they send out [Read more about this post…]

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Why figuring out how potassium is destroyed in stars is important to understanding the universe by StuffsEarth

Globular clusters like NGC 2419, visible in this image taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, are not only beautiful, but also fascinating. Credit: ESA/Hubble [Read more about this post…]