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Stellar explosion visible to the naked eye could happen in 2022

Calvin College professor Larry Molnar has made a bold prediction, and if he and his colleagues are right, in the year 2022 people standing on Earth will be able to see two stars collide with the only the naked eye,…

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Asteroid 2017 AG13 passed between the Earth and Moon and we hardly noticed

Just two days after it was first spotted by University of Arizona-based Catalina Sky Survey, a relatively small asteroid flew past the Earth at just half the distance separating the planet and its moon shortly before 8am EST on Monday…

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NASA snaps amazing picture of Earth and Moon from Mars

If you’ve ever stood here on Earth, looked up at the sky and wondered what this tiny blue marble and its moon would look like to the first colonists on Mars, a new high-resolution image released late last week by…

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In a first, scientists trace cosmic radio burst to tiny galaxy

Ever since they were first discovered in 2007, Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) have baffled astronomers, but now, a new study has revealed one source of the signals – a distant galaxy more than 3 billion light years away. FRB are…

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Could ice domes be the key to keeping us safe on Mars?

If humans plan to spend any significant amount of time on the surface of Mars, they will need to find a way to protect themselves from the harmful effects of radiation from space. Fortunately, a team of NASA scientists believe…

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Meet Psyche, the tiny metal asteroid NASA plans to study in 2030

An Arizona State University-led mission to a metal asteroid that is scheduled to launch in 2023 will mark the first time that researchers will be able to see what is believed to be a planetary core and could shed new…

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SpaceX completes explosion analysis, on track for Jan. 8th return to flight

SpaceX is now aiming at Jan. 8 for its return to spaceflight after finishing its analysis of a launch pad explosion in September that ripped apart a Falcon 9 rocket and a commercial communications satellite from Facebook. Once approval has…

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Our Sun may be tearing asteroids apart, study finds

A sun-grazing asteroid with a comet-like tail appears to be slowly breaking apart in space, and the sun may be to blame for its impending destruction, according to new research presented late last month at the Division of Planetary Sciences…

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Quadrantid meteor shower, one of year’s best, peaks now. Here’s how to see it

Out of all the yearly meteor showers seen from Earth, the Quadrantids are probably the most intense, with a forecast of more than 100 meteors every hour during peak activity. However, they are also one of the least observed, due…

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NASA’s chief scientist Ellen Stofan departs agency

NASA’s chief scientist has parted ways with the US space agency after three years, deciding to move on and seek “new adventures” on or around December 20 of last year, according to reports published late last week by the folks…