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Hubble Space Telescope finds closest massive black hole to Earth — a cosmic clue frozen in time

Wed, 07/10/2024 - 11:05am
The Hubble Telescope has discovered a black hole "frozen in time" that's also the closest massive black hole to Earth.
Categories: Astronomy

3D printer successfully makes little space shuttle models in microgravity

Wed, 07/10/2024 - 10:19am
SpaceCAL is a 3D printer that can create objects in microgravity conditions; a recent test of the device was successful.
Categories: Astronomy

SpaceX rolls Starship Super Heavy booster to launch pad ahead of 5th test flight (video, photos)

Wed, 07/10/2024 - 9:00am
SpaceX moved its fifth Starship Super Heavy booster to the launch pad in preparation for a coming test flight, which could occur in the next few weeks.
Categories: Astronomy

Europe's Mars sample return orbiter moving ahead despite NASA budget uncertainty

Wed, 07/10/2024 - 7:59am
The European Space Agency's Earth Return Orbiter has passed its design review, which validates its technical details and moves the project onto manufacturing and testing.
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SpaceX rivals challenge Starship launch license in Florida over environmental, safety concerns

Wed, 07/10/2024 - 6:00am
United Launch Alliance and Blue Origin have cited safety and environmental factors in challenges to SpaceX's launch license for Starship at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
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'Futurama' Season 12 trailer teases fresh new interplanetary antics (video)

Tue, 07/09/2024 - 6:00pm
A new trailer and poster has been released for "Futurama" Season 12 on Hulu, returning on July 29.
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Saharan dust outbreak lingers across some US states this week

Tue, 07/09/2024 - 5:00pm
A large plume of Saharan dust settled across the Gulf states this week after an epic journey from Africa.
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Europe's new Ariane 6 rocket launches on long-awaited debut mission (video)

Tue, 07/09/2024 - 3:20pm
The new Ariane 6 rocket launched for the first time ever today (July 9), opening a new chapter in European spaceflight history.
Categories: Astronomy

Lego Marvel Venomized Groot review

Tue, 07/09/2024 - 3:00pm
This Lego Marvel set packs in a venomous bite.
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The James Webb Space Telescope finds a jeweled ring in the cosmos

Tue, 07/09/2024 - 3:00pm
A sparkling jeweled ring, created through a cosmic phenomenon called gravitational lensing, has been imaged by the James Webb Space Telescope.
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'Traffic jams' around Uranus could solve the mystery of its weak radiation belts

Tue, 07/09/2024 - 2:00pm
In 1986, the Voyager 2 spacecraft discovered Uranus has a strangely weak radiation belt. Now, researchers think this could be linked to "traffic jams" caused by the world's warped magnetic field.
Categories: Astronomy

New 'A Quiet Place: The Road Ahead' story trailer will leave you speechless (video)

Tue, 07/09/2024 - 1:00pm
Saber Interactive just launched a frightening new story trailer for the horror video game "A Quiet Place: The Road Ahead."
Categories: Astronomy

NOAA's upcoming GeoXO satellites could be 'weather-monitoring platform of the future'

Tue, 07/09/2024 - 12:00pm
NASA has awarded Lockheed Martin a $2.27 billion contract to build NOAA's next generation GeoXO weather satellite constellation.
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James Webb Space Telescope sees an ancient black hole dance with colliding galaxies

Tue, 07/09/2024 - 11:00am
Using the James Webb Space Telescope, astronomers have witnessed the dramatic dance between a supermassive black hole-powered quasar and merging galaxies less than a billion years after the Big Bang.
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SpaceX Starship landings could contaminate water ice on the moon

Tue, 07/09/2024 - 10:03am
Could human landing systems touching down on the moon deliver water from their rocket exhaust plumes? New research says it's a possibility.
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What are blazars?

Tue, 07/09/2024 - 9:00am
Discover the fascinating world of blazars: their discovery, formation, and the science behind these energetic cosmic phenomena.
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Are there more solar flares than expected during this solar cycle?

Tue, 07/09/2024 - 8:00am
We explore why comparing the number of solar flares between solar cycles is more complicated than you may think and why many have got it wrong.
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How to watch 1st launch of Europe's new Ariane 6 rocket today (video)

Tue, 07/09/2024 - 6:00am
The inaugural launch of Europe's new Ariane 6 heavy-lift rocket is slated for today. Here's how to watch it live.
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Vaonis Vespera II smart telescope review

Tue, 07/09/2024 - 3:35am
The Vaonis Vespera II is probably the best smart telescope you can buy for the money. Simplicity, style and incredibly clear astrophotographs make it a fantastic instrument.
Categories: Astronomy

Quasars are 'cosmic signposts' pointing to rare supermassive black hole pairs

Mon, 07/08/2024 - 6:00pm
New research suggests that galaxies with quasars at their active hearts are seven times more likely to harbor elusive supermassive black hole binary paintings than other galaxies.
Categories: Astronomy