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We Have More Details on the Outermost Trappist-1 Planet!

A new study by an international team of researchers has revealed information about the surface conditions on TRAPPIST-1's outermost planet.

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Here’s How We Can Detect Plants on Extrasolar Planets

In a presentation at Breakthrough Discuss, astrophysicist Dr. Berdyugina explained how methods used to study stars could be used to determine the presence of plants on other planets.

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Do Gravitational Waves Permanently Alter the Nature of Spacetime?

A new study by a team of researchers from Monash University argues that gravitational waves may permanently alter the fabric of spacetime.

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Astronomy Cast Ep. 448: Prepping for the Eclipse

On Monday, August 21, 2017, there’s going to be a total eclipse of the Sun, visible to path that goes right through the middle of the United States. You should be making plans to see this, and we’re here to help you know where to go and what to do. Visit the Astronomy Cast Page […]

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Carnival of Space #510

This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Allen Versfeld at his Urban Astronomer blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #510. And if you're interested in looking back, here's an archive to the past Carnivals of Space. If you've got a space-related blog, you should really join the carnival. Just email an entry […]

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Two Veteran NASA Astronauts Michael Foale and Ellen Ochoa Inducted into U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame at KSC

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER VISITOR COMPLEX, FL - In a moving ceremony, a pair of veteran NASA astronauts - Michael Foale and Ellen Ochoa - who once flew together on a space shuttle mission, were inducted into the U. S. Astronaut Hall of Fame at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Florida, on May 19.

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The Mars Project! Von Braun’s Ideas for a Mars Mission. Collaboration with Vintage Space

In a special two part episode, Fraser collaborates with space historian Amy Shira Teitel at Vintage Space to investigate what spaceflight advances could have happened. Amy looks at the lost Apollo Missions, while Fraser talks about Werner Von Braun's “Mars Project”.

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Messier 43 – the De Marian’s Nebula

Located in the direction of the Orion constellation, roughly 1600 light-years from Earth, is the diffuse nebula known as the De Marian's Nebula

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