Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people

— Carl Sagan

Astronomy

A Long Storm System on Saturn

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It was one of the largest and longest lived storms ever recorded in our Solar System.


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Little Planet to Exoplanets

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Little Planet to Exoplanets


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A Harvest Moon

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Famed in festival, story, and song the best known full moon is


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The Iris Nebula in a Field of Dust

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The Iris Nebula in a Field of Dust


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IC 1805: The Heart Nebula

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What energizes the Heart Nebula?


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Pluto in True Color

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What color is Pluto, really?


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A Lunar Corona over Turin

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What are those colorful rings around the Moon?


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New species of giant salamander is the world's largest amphibian

New Scientist Space - Space Headlines - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 7:01pm
The South China giant salamander, one of two new species of giant salamander, may grow to be almost 2 metres long - making it the worlds largest amphibian
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Lawmakers Propose Renaming NASA Ohio Facility for Neil Armstrong

Space.com - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 5:25pm
The first man on the moon could soon have a second NASA facility renamed in his memory. Lawmakers have introduced a bill to redesignate NASA's Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio, for Neil Armstrong.
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Brad Pitt Calls Space Station Astronaut to Talk 'Ad Astra' and Life in Space (Video)

Space.com - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 4:25pm
"Ad Astra" star Brad Pitt talks about life in space with NASA astronaut Nick Hague, who recently screened the film at the International Space Station.
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Sand Dunes Snake Near Mars' North Pole (Photo)

Space.com - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 3:45pm
Rippling, dark-flecked sand dunes near Mars' north pole look like melting chocolate-chip ice cream in an image captured by the European-Russian Trace Gas Orbiter.
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Parody Video Takes Ariana Grande's NASA Fandom to New Heights

Space.com - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 3:39pm
NASA's newest video from interns at the Johnson Space Center has a definite lunar flavor — and it's feminine.
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Real Artificial Gravity for SpaceX’s Starship

Universe Today - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 2:19pm

A Youtuber has proposed a rather interesting solution to the problem of microgravity and sending people to Mars - the Gravity Link Starship!

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NASA Probe to Fly Over India's Moon-Landing Site Tuesday

Space.com - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 1:25pm
We could learn more about the fate of India's first moon lander soon.
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Astronomers Detect the Most Massive Neutron Star Yet

Space.com - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 1:13pm
Astronomers have discovered the most massive example yet of the dead stars known as neutron stars, one almost too massive to exist, a new study finds.
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First Glimpses of Interstellar Comet Suggest It's Not So Different

Space.com - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 12:58pm
Astronomers are rushing to study what appears to be the first known interstellar comet — and in some of the very earliest observations, it looks oddly familiar.
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Black hole that 'rings' like a bell shows Einstein was right

New Scientist Space - Space Headlines - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 11:59am
Astronomers have looked at the way a black hole 'rings' like a bell to test a prediction of Einstein’s general relativity. Turns out Einstein is still right
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Black hole that 'rings' like a bell shows Einstein was right

New Scientist Space - Cosmology - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 11:59am
Astronomers have looked at the way a black hole 'rings' like a bell to test a prediction of Einstein’s general relativity. Turns out Einstein is still right
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Saturn's Rings May Be Ancient After All

Space.com - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 11:20am
The great Saturn ring debate is far from settled, a new study suggests.
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One in 16 US women were forced into having sex for the first time

New Scientist Space - Space Headlines - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 11:00am
One in 16 US girls and women were forced into having sex for the first time, either physically or through other kinds of pressure
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