Category: Space

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We’re STILL Not Saying It’s Aliens, But Tabby’s Star Is Getting Weirder

The light from KIC 8462852 faded again, and scientists have some new theories about what’s behind astronomy’s most mysterious star.  We’re Not Saying The Kepler Discovery Is Aliens, But… – https://youtu.be/8V-TxYyyLI4 Read More: Astronomers Have a New Explanation For The ‘Alien Megastructure’ Star https://www.sciencealert.com/astronom… “Strange dips in the light from Tabby’s...

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Enormous exoplanet has an atmosphere hot enough to boil iron

A huge planet beyond the solar system has an upper atmosphere hot enough to boil iron. Its infrared glow gave it away. An international team detected glowing water molecules in the stratosphere of the exoplanet WASP-121b, which is 900 light years from Earth. Water vapour in a planet’s atmosphere behaves in predictable ways depending...

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NASA Seeks Information on Developing Deep Space Gateway Module

NASA is taking the next small step in the development of a proposed Deep Space Gateway in cislunar space by requesting information about one of its core modules. A request for information (RFI), released by NASA July 17, seeks information from industry regarding their capabilities to build a Power and Propulsion Element (PPE),...

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Elon Musk Says SpaceX’s First Falcon Heavy Launch Will Lift Off in November

SpaceX’s new megarocket, the massive Falcon Heavy, will make its launch debut in November, according to the company’s founder and CEO Elon Musk.  In Twitter and Instagram statements late Thursday (July 27), Musk announced the fall target for the Falcon Heavy’s maiden flight. “Falcon Heavy maiden launch this November,” Musk wrote on...

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Astronomers may have found an exomoon, and Hubble is going to check

The first evidence for an exomoon — a moon orbiting a planet orbiting a distant star — may have been spotted in data from the Kepler space telescope. But surprisingly, exomoons in general may be rare, at least around planets close to their stars. Alex Teachey and David Kipping of Columbia...