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Lynds Dark Nebula 183

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Lynds Dark Nebula 183 Lynds Dark Nebula 183


A Beautiful Trifid

APOD - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 9:07am

The beautiful The beautiful


M51: The Whirlpool Galaxy

APOD - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 9:07am

 The Whirlpool Galaxy M51: The Whirlpool Galaxy


NASA's MAVEN mission finds Mars has a twisted magnetic tail

Science Daily - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 6:18pm
Mars has an invisible magnetic 'tail' that is twisted by interaction with the solar wind, according to new research using data from NASA's MAVEN spacecraft.

New NASA study improves search for habitable worlds

Science Daily - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 6:18pm
New NASA research is helping to refine our understanding of candidate planets beyond our solar system that might support life.

Noxious ice cloud on Saturn's moon Titan

Science Daily - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:10am
Researchers with NASA's Cassini mission found evidence of a toxic hybrid ice in a wispy cloud high above the south pole of Saturn's largest moon, Titan.

Stars and Dust in Corona Australis

APOD - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 9:07am

Blue dust clouds and young, energetic stars inhabit Blue dust clouds and young, energetic stars inhabit


Solar eruptions could electrify Martian moons

Science Daily - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 12:41pm
Powerful solar eruptions could electrically charge areas of the Martian moon Phobos to hundreds of volts, presenting a complex electrical environment that could possibly affect sensitive electronics carried by future robotic explorers, according to a new NASA study. The study also considered electrical charges that could develop as astronauts transit the surface on potential human missions to Phobos.

Potential human habitat located on the moon

Science Daily - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:43am
A new study confirms the existence of a large open lava tube in the Marius Hills region of the moon, which could be used to protect astronauts from hazardous conditions on the surface.

Haumea of the Outer Solar System

APOD - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 9:07am

One of the strangest objects in the outer Solar System has recently been found to have a ring. One of the strangest objects in the outer Solar System has recently been found to have a ring.


How bright is the moon, really?

Science Daily - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 4:37pm
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is planning to take new measurements of the Moon's brightness, a highly useful property that satellites rely upon every day.

To keep Saturn's A ring contained, its moons stand united

Science Daily - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:43pm
For three decades, astronomers thought that only Saturn's moon Janus confined the planet's A ring -- the largest and farthest of the visible rings. But after poring over NASA's Cassini mission data, astronomers now conclude that the teamwork of seven moons keeps this ring corralled.

GW170817: A Spectacular Multiradiation

APOD - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 9:07am

Both gravitational and electromagnetic radiations have been detected in Both gravitational and electromagnetic radiations have been detected in


On the Origin of Gold

APOD - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 9:07am

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Catch a fleeting kilonova

Science Daily - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 1:26pm
Alerted by the first-ever gravitational waves caused by two neutron stars merging, astronomers detect the resulting optical flash.

Seeing the light of neutron star collisions

Science Daily - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 12:21pm
When two neutron stars collided on Aug. 17, a widespread search for electromagnetic radiation from the event led to observations of light from the afterglow of the explosion, finally connecting a gravitational-wave-producing event with conventional astronomy using light, according to an international team of astronomers.

Hubble observes source of gravitational waves for the first time

Science Daily - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 12:21pm
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has observed for the first time the source of a gravitational wave, created by the merger of two neutron stars. This merger created a kilonova -- an object predicted by theory decades ago -- that ejects heavy elements such as gold and platinum into space. This event also provides the strongest evidence yet that short duration gamma-ray bursts are caused by mergers of neutron stars.

Gravitational waves plus new clues from space reveal new way to make a black hole

Science Daily - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:28am
For the first time, scientists have detected both gravitational waves and light shooting toward our planet from the birthplace of a new black hole created by the merger of two neutron stars. The discovery marks the beginning of a new era of

Gamma-ray burst detection just what researchers exclusively predicted

Science Daily - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:28am
More than a month before a game-changing detection of a short gamma-ray burst, scientists predicted such a discovery would occur.

Radio 'eyes' unlocking secrets of neutron-star collision

Science Daily - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:28am
When a pair of superdense neutron stars collided and potentially formed a black hole in a galaxy 130 million light-years from Earth, they unleashed not only a train of gravitational waves but also an ongoing torrent of radio waves that are answering some of the biggest questions about the nature of such a cataclysmic event.

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