Space isn't remote at all. It's only an hour's drive away if your car could go upwards.

— Fred Hoyle

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Shadowed Moon and Mountain

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On July 16 the Moon celebrated the 50th anniversary of the


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Apollo 11: Descent to the Moon

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It had never been done before.


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Apollo 11 Launches Humans to the Moon

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Everybody saw the Moon. Nobody had ever been there.


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The Space Station Crosses a Spotless Sun

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The Space Station Crosses a Spotless Sun


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Eagle Aurora over Norway

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What's that in the sky?


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The Eagle Rises

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Get out your


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AI passes theory of mind test by imagining itself in another's shoes

AI has passed a test used to assess theory of mind in dominant and subordinate chimpanzees, paving the way towards machines that are more effective at communicating with humans
Categories: Astronomy

Protests Block Thirty Meter Telescope Construction; Maunakea Observatories Shuttered

As protests against the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope continue, the directors of Maunakea Observatories have taken the unprecedented move of closing all observatories atop the mountain.

The post Protests Block Thirty Meter Telescope Construction; Maunakea Observatories Shuttered appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

Categories: Astronomy

Asteroid 2006 QV89 Now Has a 0% Chance of Hitting Earth in September

Universe Today - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 6:41pm

Why report on an asteroid that has no chance of hitting Earth? Because this asteroid, known as 2006 QV89, has a history. A history of being kind of hard to track. As the name says, this asteroid was discovered in 2006. It’s a Near-Earth Asteroid (NEA, or NEO, for Near-Earth Object.) An object is classified …

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No, an Asteroid Won't Hit Earth on Sept. 9 and Here's Why

Space.com - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 4:59pm
Astronomers can't spot this asteroid within the estimated collision course, so fingers crossed!
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Protests Continue Against Giant Telescope's Construction on Hawaii's Sacred Mauna Kea

Space.com - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 4:01pm
Protesters have been gathered at the base of Mauna Kea in Hawaii since July 15, when construction gear was scheduled to begin arriving for the $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project.
Categories: Astronomy

Chinese space station Tiangong-2 is about to fall from space

New Scientist Space - Space Headlines - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 3:26pm
The Chinese space agency is getting ready to bring its small space station, Tiangong-2, down from orbit to splash down in the Pacific Ocean on 19 July
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Chinese space station Tiangong-2 is about to fall from space

New Scientist Space - Cosmology - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 3:26pm
The Chinese space agency is getting ready to bring its small space station, Tiangong-2, down from orbit to splash down in the Pacific Ocean on 19 July
Categories: Astronomy

Lego Exhibits Life-Size Moonwalker Model at Apollo 50 Festival

Space.com - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 3:18pm
Buzz Aldrin's spacesuit has gone to pieces. Lego pieces, that is. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, a team of Lego Master Builders spent nearly 300 hours designing and building a life-size model of the Apollo 11 lunar module pilot.
Categories: Astronomy

50 Years After Apollo, Can NASA Return to the Moon by 2024?

Space.com - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 3:00pm
As the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11's lunar landing approaches, it's inevitable that the Artemis program comes to mind.
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China Eyes Robotic Outpost at the Moon's South Pole in Late 2020s

Space.com - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 2:02pm
The moon's south pole could be getting pretty busy a decade from now.
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Weird new type of magnetic liquid could be used to control soft robots

New Scientist Space - Cosmology - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 2:00pm
A strange liquid magnet full of iron nanoparticles can change its shape in a magnetic field, and it may eventually be used to make wireless, moving soft robots
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Weird new type of magnetic liquid could be used to control soft robots

New Scientist Space - Space Headlines - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 2:00pm
A strange liquid magnet full of iron nanoparticles can change its shape in a magnetic field, and it may eventually be used to make wireless, moving soft robots
Categories: Astronomy

These Unsung Heroes of the Apollo 11 Mission Made the First Steps on the Moon Possible

Space.com - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 2:00pm
At an International Astronomical Union meeting in 1955, noted astronomer Gerard Kuiper asked for suggestions and collaborators on a project to make a map of the Moon. At the time, the best lunar atlases had hand-drawn images, and Kuiper wanted to use state-of-the-art telescopes to make a photographic atlas.
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