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Space Exploration News
August 12, 2020

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Data from NASA's recent Dawn mission answers two long-unresolved questions: Is there liquid inside Ceres, and how long ago was the dwarf planet ...

New Method to Determine the Origin of Stardust in Meteorites

Scientists have made a key discovery thanks to stardust found in meteorites, shedding light on the origin of crucial chemical ...

Explosive Nuclear Astrophysics

An international team has made a key discovery related to 'presolar grains' found in some meteorites. This discovery has shed light on stellar explosions and the origin of chemical elements. It has ...

Huge Ring-Like Structure on Ganymede's Surface May Have Been Caused by Violent Impact

Image data reanalysis has revealed that ancient tectonic troughs are concentrically distributed across almost the entire surface of Jupiter's moon ...
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Calcium-Rich Supernova Examined With X-Rays for First Time

X-ray images give unprecedented view of extremely rare type of supernova. New information suggests that these supernovae start as compact stars that lose mass at the end of life. Calcium-rich ...

Scientists Discover New Penguin Colonies from Space

A new study using satellite mapping technology reveals there are nearly 20% more emperor penguin colonies in Antarctica than was previously thought. The results provide an important benchmark for ...

Surprisingly Dense Exoplanet Challenges Planet Formation Theories

New detailed observations reveal a young exoplanet, orbiting a young star in the Hyades cluster, that is unusually dense for its size and age. Weighing in at 25 Earth-masses, and slightly smaller ...

Planet Found Orbiting Small, Cool Star

Precision measurements made with the VLBA have revealed that a small, cool star 35 light-years from Earth is orbited by a Saturn-sized planet once every 221 ...

The Quiet Sun Is Much More Active Than We Thought

For a long time, researchers have believed that there is not much of interest going on in the Sun during the passive period, therefore not worth studying. Now this assumption is showed to be false. ...

A large number of the valley networks scarring Mars's surface were carved by water melting beneath glacial ice, not by free-flowing rivers as previously thought, according to new research. The ...

Two NASA astronauts splashed down safely in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday for the first time in a commercially built and operated American crew spacecraft, returning from the International Space Station ...

Surprising Early Galaxy Breaks Low-Oxygen Record

New results achieved by combining big data captured by the Subaru Telescope and the power of machine learning have discovered a galaxy with an extremely low oxygen abundance of 1.6% solar abundance, ...

Scientists have developed a new model that successfully predicted seven of the Sun's biggest flares from the last solar cycle, out of a set of nine. With more development, the model could be ...

A new study shows other stars could have as many as seven Earth-like planets in the absence of a gas giant like ...

NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission is on its way to the Red Planet to search for signs of ancient life and collect samples to send back to ...

Based on ALMA observations and a theoretical follow-up study, scientists suggest that a neutron star might be hiding deep inside the remains of Supernova ...

Resembling a butterfly with its symmetrical structure, beautiful colours, and intricate patterns, this striking bubble of gas -- known as NGC 2899 -- appears to float and flutter across the sky in a ...

Cosmic Tango Between the Very Small and the Very Large

A new study using the theory of quantum loop cosmology accounts for two major mysteries about the large-scale structure of our ...

Breakthrough Method for Predicting Solar Storms

Extensive power outages and satellite blackouts that affect air travel and the internet are some of the potential consequences of massive solar storms. These storms are believed to be caused by the ...

Alaskan Seismometers Record the Northern Lights

An aurora sightseeing tour leader in Alaska, was lucky enough to photograph a 'eruption' of brilliant pink light in the night skies one night in ...

Strange Dismembered Star Cluster Found at Galaxy's Edge

Astronomers have found the remnant of strange dismembered globular cluster at the edge of the Milky Way, upending theories about how heavy elements formed in early ...

Astronomers Pinpoint the Best Place on Earth for a Telescope: High on a Frigid Antarctic Plateau

Dome A, the highest ice dome on the Antarctic Plateau, could offer the clearest view on Earth of the stars at night, according to new research. The challenge? The location is one of the coldest and ...

Astrophysicist Investigates the Possibility of Life Below the Surface of Mars

Although no life has been detected on the Martian surface, a new study from astrophysicist and research scientist finds that conditions below the surface could potentially support ...

Unprecedented Look Into 'Central Engine' Powering a Solar Flare

Researchers have presented a new, detailed look inside the 'central engine' of a large solar flare accompanied by a powerful eruption by the Owens Valley Solar Array. The new findings offer ...

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