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  • First Ever Image of Quan­tum Entan­gle­ment
    A research team from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Glas­gow has, for the first time ever, cap­tured an image of entan­gled pho­tons. The post First Ever Image of Quan­tum Entan­gle­ment appeared first on Uni­verse Today. Read more »
  • Pic­tures from Curios­i­ty Show the Bot­tom of an Ancient Lake on Mars, the Per­fect Place to Search for Evi­dence of Past Life
    It’s all about the detail. In a way, Mars looks like a dusty, dead, dry, bor­ing plan­et. But sci­ence says oth­er­wise. Sci­ence says that Mars used to be wet and warm, with an atmos­phere. And sci­ence says that it was wet and warm for bil­lions of years, eas­i­ly long enough… Read more »
  • NASA is Build­ing Robots That Can Climb Rock and Ice Cliffs
    Engi­neers at NASA JPL are busy devel­op­ing next-gen­er­a­­tion robot­ic mis­sions that will allow astro­nauts to explore hard­er-to-reach places in the search for life. The post NASA is Build­ing Robots That Can Climb Rock and Ice Cliffs appeared first on Uni­verse Today. Read more »
  • Hayabusa 2 is the First Space­craft to Sam­ple the Inside of an Aster­oid
    Japan’s Hayabusa 2 space­craft is now the first space­craft to retrieve a sub­sur­face sam­ple from an aster­oid. On July 11th, the space­craft touched down for a sec­ond time on aster­oid 162173 Ryugu. This time, the probe retrieved a sam­ple from a crater it exca­vat­ed with its impactor. The sub­sur­face sam­pling… Read more »
  • Our Guide to Tues­day Night’s Par­tial Lunar Eclipse
    Hap­pen to be in Europe, Africa, Asia or Aus­tralia on Tues­day night with clear skies? I July weath­er coop­er­ates, you’ll have a good view of the final lunar eclipse for 2019. The post Our Guide to Tues­day Night’s Par­tial Lunar Eclipse appeared first on Uni­verse Today. Read more »
  • See the Inter­na­tion­al Space Sta­tion above the eclipsed Moon on 16 July
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    Observers in the British Isles with a clear sky around civ­il dusk tonight should find a loca­tion offer­ing an unob­struct­ed view of the hori­zon from south­east through south. Not only will you see the ris­ing par­tial­ly eclipsed Moon (max­i­mum eclipse is short­ly before 10:31pm), plan­ets Sat­urn and Jupiter, but the… Read more »
  • Aster­oid with short­est year spot­ted
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    Astronomers have spot­ted an unusu­al aster­oid with the short­est “year” known for any aster­oid. The rocky body, dubbed 2019 LF6, is about a kilo­me­tre in size and cir­cles the Sun rough­ly every 151 days. In its orbit, the aster­oid swings out beyond Venus and, at times, comes clos­er in than… Read more »
  • Don’t miss Tues­day night’s par­tial lunar eclipse
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    A par­tial eclipse of the Moon will be vis­i­ble from across the UK on the evening of 1617 July, with the Moon ris­ing already par­tial­ly immersed in Earth’s deep umbral shad­ow. You’ll need to find an observ­ing site with an unin­ter­rupt­ed south-east­­ern out­look, but a hum­ble pair of binoc­u­lars is… Read more »
  • India seeks to join exclu­sive com­pa­ny with ambi­tious moon mis­sion
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    Artist’s illus­tra­tion of the Chan­drayaan 2 space­craft in lunar orbit. The mission’s land­ing craft — which car­ries the rover — is vis­i­ble at top, and the orbiter seg­ment is at bot­tom. Cred­it: ISRO India’s ambi­tious $142 mil­lion Chan­drayaan 2 moon mis­sion, com­pris­ing a orbiter, lan­der and rover, is set for… Read more »
  • Rus­sia launch­es inter­na­tion­al X-ray astron­o­my mis­sion
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    A Pro­ton rock­et and Block DM upper stage climbed into space Sat­ur­day from the Baikonur Cos­mod­rome in Kaza­khstan with Spek­tr-RG, an astro­nom­i­cal obser­va­to­ry with dual X-ray tele­scopes devel­oped by Russ­ian and Ger­man sci­en­tists on the hunt for the sig­na­ture of dark ener­gy. The new obser­va­to­ry will detect X-ray emis­sions from… Read more »
  • Ice­Cube Antarc­tic Neu­tri­no Detec­tor to Get $37M Upgrade
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    Madi­son WI (SPX) Jul 17, 2019 Ice­Cube, the Antarc­tic neu­tri­no detec­tor that in July of 2018 helped unrav­el one of the old­est rid­dles in physics and astron­o­my — the ori­gin of high-ener­­gy neu­tri­nos and cos­mic rays — is get­ting an upgrade. This month, the Nation­al Sci­ence Foun­da­tion (NSF) approved $23… Read more »
  • Gaia starts map­ping our galaxy’s bar
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    Paris (ESA) Jul 17, 2019 The first direct mea­sure­ment of the bar-shaped col­lec­tion of stars at the cen­tre of our Milky Way galaxy has been made by com­bin­ing data from ESA’s Gaia mis­sion with com­ple­men­tary obser­va­tions from ground- and space-based tele­scopes. The sec­ond release of data from ESA’s Gaia star-map­ping… Read more »
  • Sci­en­tists Piece Togeth­er Largest US-Based Dark Mat­ter Exper­i­ment
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    Berke­ley CA (SPX) Jul 17, 2019 Most of the remain­ing com­po­nents need­ed to ful­ly assem­ble an under­ground dark mat­ter-search exper­i­ment called LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) arrived at the project’s South Dako­ta home dur­ing a rush of deliv­er­ies in June. When com­plete, LZ will be the largest, most sen­si­tive U.S.-based exper­i­ment yet that… Read more »
  • Spec­trum X-Gam­­ma Rock­ets into Space with X-ray Vision
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    Wash­ing­ton DC (SPX) Jul 17, 2019 On July 13, the Russ­ian State Space Cor­po­ra­tion Roscos­mos (Roscos­mos) launched the world’s newest set of X-ray eyes to the cos­mos, designed for explor­ing fun­da­men­tal ques­tions about the universe’s past, present and future. On board is a very sen­si­tive set of mir­rors made by… Read more »
  • Space In Africa clos­es invest­ment round
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    Lagos, Nige­ria (SPX) Jul 17, 2019 Space in Africa, the author­i­ty on news, data, and mar­ket analy­sis for the African space indus­try, has suc­cess­ful­ly com­plet­ed its seed fund­ing round. While the terms were not dis­closed, the funds raised are being used to hire addi­tion­al reporters and ana­lysts to expand cov­er­age… Read more »
  • How to Mod­i­fy Your DSLR for Astropho­tog­ra­phy
    Mod­i­fy­ing my DSLR cam­era was the smartest thing I could have done for my astropho­tog­ra­phy. Here’s why. The post How to Mod­i­fy Your DSLR for Astropho­tog­ra­phy appeared first on Sky & Tele­scope. Read more »
  • M109 Barred Galaxy
    The post M109 Barred Galaxy appeared first on Sky & Tele­scope. Read more »
  • Half Moon
    The post Half Moon appeared first on Sky & Tele­scope. Read more »
  • Sat­urn at oppo­si­tion
    The post Sat­urn at oppo­si­tion appeared first on Sky & Tele­scope. Read more »
  • M20 Tri­fid Neb­u­la in HaL­RGB
    The post M20 Tri­fid Neb­u­la in HaL­RGB appeared first on Sky & Tele­scope. Read more »

Astro­bi­olo­gie:

  • Inter­na­tion­al team agrees on a nat­ur­al ori­gin for ʻOumua­mua
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    This artist’s impres­sion shows the first inter­stel­lar object dis­cov­ered in the Solar Sys­tem, ʻOumua­mua. Obser­va­tions made with the NASA/ESA Hub­ble Space Tele­scope, CFHT, and oth­ers, show that the object is mov­ing faster than pre­dict­ed while leav­ing the Solar Sys­tem. A team of inter­na­tion­al aster­oid and comet experts now agree that ʻOumua­mua,… Read more »
  • NASA’s TESS Mis­sion Finds Its Small­est Plan­et Yet
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    NASA’s Tran­sit­ing Exo­plan­et Sur­vey Satel­lite (TESS) has dis­cov­ered a world between the sizes of Mars and Earth orbit­ing a bright, cool, near­by star. The plan­et, called L 98–59b, marks the tini­est dis­cov­ered by TESS to date. Two oth­er worlds orbit the same star. While all three plan­ets’ sizes are known, fur­ther… Read more »
  • The Hab­it­abil­i­ty of Titan and its Ocean
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    Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, hides a sub­sur­face ocean that poten­tial­ly could sup­port life. Image cred­it: NASA/JPL–Caltech/Space Sci­ence Insti­tute. Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, is a hotbed of organ­ic mol­e­cules, har­bor­ing a soup of com­plex hydro­car­bons sim­i­lar to that thought to have exist­ed over four bil­lion years ago on the pri­mor­dial Earth.… Read more »
  • ‘Titans in a jar’ could answer key ques­tions ahead of NASA’s space explo­ration
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    DALLAS (SMU) – Researchers from South­ern Methodist Uni­ver­si­ty (SMU) could help deter­mine if Saturn’s icy moon – Titan – has ever been home to life long before NASA com­pletes an explorato­ry vis­it to its sur­face by a drone heli­copter. This illus­tra­tion shows NASA’s Drag­on­fly rotor­craft-lan­der approach­ing a site on Saturn’s… Read more »
  • Jupiter-like exo­plan­ets found in sweet spot in most plan­e­tary sys­tems
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    The Gem­i­ni Plan­et Imager searched hun­dreds of near­by stars for exo­plan­ets using the Gem­i­ni South tele­scope locat­ed in the Chilean Andes. Astronomer Mar­shall Per­rin, who received his doc­tor­al degree from Berke­ley, is pic­tured in the fore­ground with the Mag­el­lan­ic Clouds — two satel­lite galax­ies of the Milky Way — set­ting… Read more »
 
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