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Astronomy

Moon VIPER: NASA Wants to Send a Water-Sniffing Rover to the Lunar South Pole in 2022

Space.com - Wed, 10/16/2019 - 12:51pm
NASA is already pulling together plans for what could become its first long-lived robotic rover on the moon's surface, designed to sniff out water and targeting a landing date of 2022.
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Astronauts Debut Mission Patch for SpaceX Dragon Crewed Flight Test

Space.com - Wed, 10/16/2019 - 12:49pm
The first astronauts scheduled to fly on a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft have provided a first look at their mission patch.
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NASA to Discuss Planetary Protection Review’s Findings and Recommendations

Solar System Exploration News - Wed, 10/16/2019 - 12:01pm
NASA will host a media teleconference at 3:30 p.m. EDT Friday, Oct. 18, to discuss recommendations presented by the Planetary Protection Independent Review Board (PPIRB), established in June 2019 by Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for the agency’s Science Mission Directorate.
Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Astronaut Christina Koch Works in the Vacuum of Space

NASA Image of the Day - Wed, 10/16/2019 - 11:54am
NASA astronaut Christina Koch works while tethered near the Port 6 truss segment of the International Space Station.
Categories: Astronomy, NASA

UK scraps plan to enforce age checks on pornography websites

New Scientist Space - Space Headlines - Wed, 10/16/2019 - 11:45am
The UK government has dropped plans to introduce age verification measures designed to prevent children from accessing pornography online, which had sparked concerns about privacy
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UK scraps plan to enforce age checks on pornography websites

New Scientist Space - Cosmology - Wed, 10/16/2019 - 11:45am
The UK government has dropped plans to introduce age verification measures designed to prevent children from accessing pornography online, which had sparked concerns about privacy
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These evidence-based strategies may turn the tide on domestic violence

New Scientist Space - Cosmology - Wed, 10/16/2019 - 10:50am
Deaths due to domestic violence have surged in the UK. Evidence suggests that a mixture of programmes to switch attitudes and help violent men change can help
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These evidence-based strategies may turn the tide on domestic violence

New Scientist Space - Space Headlines - Wed, 10/16/2019 - 10:50am
Deaths due to domestic violence have surged in the UK. Evidence suggests that a mixture of programmes to switch attitudes and help violent men change can help
Categories: Astronomy

Autumn Comets, Mira’s Eye & The Orionid Meteor Shower

Most recent SkyandTelescope.com stories - Wed, 10/16/2019 - 10:47am

Four comets, a famous variable star, and sprinkles of dust from Halley's Comet are highlights of the October sky.

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Categories: Astronomy

Faster-Than-Light Travel Could Explain Mysterious Signals Beaming Through the Cosmos

Space.com - Wed, 10/16/2019 - 10:00am
But don't worry, no laws of physics are being violated.
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Artemis Generation Spacesuit Event

NASA Image of the Day - Wed, 10/16/2019 - 9:28am
Amy Ross, a spacesuit engineer at Johnson Space Center, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, watch as Kristine Davis and Dustin Gohmert wear prototype spacesuits.
Categories: Astronomy, NASA

NASA's 1st SLS Megarocket Launch to the Moon Could Be Delayed to 2021

Space.com - Wed, 10/16/2019 - 7:09am
NASA is officially targeting 2020 for the first test flight of its long-delayed Space Launch System megarocket, but it may not launch until mid-2021, an agency official said.
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How the Nobel Prize-Winning Exoplanet Was Found

Space.com - Wed, 10/16/2019 - 7:06am
The 1995 discovery showed that the sun isn't the only star to host a family of planets — something we had long figured but never demonstrated — and also that the universe is really, really weird.
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'Young' Ice at the Moon's South Pole Surprises Researchers

Space.com - Wed, 10/16/2019 - 6:58am
Some ice deposits on the moon are younger than expected, researchers say, and it appears these deposits came from multiple sources at different times in our solar system's history.
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This is the 1st Photo of China's Mars Explorer Launching in 2020

Space.com - Wed, 10/16/2019 - 6:20am
The first picture of China's new Mars explorer has been unveiled,setting the stage for an ambitious mission the country will launch to the Red Planet next year.
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European-Russian ExoMars Rover Team in 'Race Against the Clock' to Fix Parachutes for 2020 Launch

Space.com - Wed, 10/16/2019 - 6:13am
The European-Russian ExoMars 2020 mission will have to find some parachute fixes fast if it wants to be ready for launch next summer.
Categories: Astronomy

A curved invisibility screen could hide soldiers or buildings

New Scientist Space - Cosmology - Wed, 10/16/2019 - 4:00am
An invisibility screen that bends light can make objects look like they've disappeared. It could hide tanks or troops, or remove eyesores from a landscape
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A curved invisibility screen could hide soldiers or buildings

New Scientist Space - Space Headlines - Wed, 10/16/2019 - 4:00am
An invisibility screen that bends light can make objects look like they've disappeared. It could hide tanks or troops, or remove eyesores from a landscape
Categories: Astronomy

Mid-Air Meteor and Milky Way

APOD - Wed, 10/16/2019 - 4:00am

On September 24, a late evening commercial flight from


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Brexit, exams, trying for a baby: How to cope when life is in limbo

New Scientist Space - Space Headlines - Wed, 10/16/2019 - 1:00am
Living with uncertainty can be excruciating, whether it’s climate change, the next Brexit blow or wondering what’s making your partner late. Fortunately there are ways to build resilience
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