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Space Exploration Apr 30, 2019

New research takes deeper look at Venus's clouds

Venus is known for its clouds of sulfuric acid covering the entire planet and its super-fast winds moving at hundreds of kilometers per hour, but our neighboring planet's thick clouds make it difficult for scientists to peer ...

Space Exploration Apr 29, 2019

Scientists planning now for asteroid flyby a decade away

On April 13, 2029, a speck of light will streak across the sky, getting brighter and faster. At one point it will travel more than the width of the full Moon within a minute and it will get as bright as the stars in the Little ...

Astronomy Apr 29, 2019

Soon-to-be world's most sensitive gamma ray observatory launches its first set of detectors

China's Large High Altitude Air Shower Observatory (LHAASO) launched its first set of detectors on April 26, 2019. It marked the beginning of comprehensive research effort in observing and detecting very high energy cosmic ...

Space Exploration Apr 24, 2019

How would you survive on Mars?

The Resilient ExtraTerrestrial Habitats Institute is working to ensure that the first long-term settlement on other planetary bodies are safe from hazards such as a meteoroid colliding with the moon or violent sandstorms ...

Space Exploration Apr 24, 2019

Why Pluto is losing its atmosphere: winter is coming

The ominous warning – "winter is coming", popularised by fantasy series Game of Thrones – applies equally well to Pluto.

Space Exploration Apr 09, 2019

U.S. wants a crewed mission to the moon in five years – but can and should that be done?

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing and a significant turning point in world history. The Israeli robotic mission Beresheet has just arrived in lunar orbit, with a scheduled landing on April 11 ...

Space Exploration Apr 03, 2019

A possible explanation for one of Saturn's moons having an underground ocean

A pair of researchers, one with the University of Maryland the other with Southwest Research Institute, has found what they believe is a plausible explanation for the existence of the ocean beneath the surface of one of Saturn's ...

Space Exploration Apr 12, 2019

Israeli spacecraft crashes in attempt to land on moon

An Israeli spacecraft crashed into the moon just moments before touchdown, failing in an ambitious attempt to make history Thursday as the first privately funded lunar landing.

Space Exploration Apr 04, 2019

Israeli spacecraft enters lunar orbit ahead of moon landing

The first Israeli spacecraft to journey to the moon passed its most crucial test yet on Thursday when it dropped into lunar orbit one week ahead of landing.

Space Exploration Apr 04, 2019

See the moon photobomb saturn in an amazing capture

Welcome to Saturn as you've probably never seen it. It's always awe-inspiring to see the clockwork motion of the heavens transpire in real time. In a slow motion universe, occultations give us the chance to see the cosmos ...

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