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astronomyCarnival of Space 618

2. Universe Today – Uranus’ Rings are Surprisingly Bright in Thermal Emissions Uranus’ system has a temperature of just 77 K (-196 °C; -320 °F). The observations also confirmed that Uranus’s brightest and densest ring (the Epsilon ring) differs from …

asteroidsAsteroid Day 2019 is Actually Five Days and Already Started Livestreaming

Asteroid Day is a global movement to protect Earth from asteroid impacts. 5 Days of Asteroid TV is streaming now! Tune in 12PM CEST (6AM ET, 9AM PST) on June 28 (tomorrow) to watch the 6-hour broadcast of Asteroid Day …

astronomyCarnival of Space 616

The Carnival of Space 616 is up at Every Day Spacer Universe Today – Black hole simulation solves a mystery about their accretion disks Universe Today – You Can Use a Live Webcam to Watch NASA Build the Mars 2020 …

astronomyCarnival of Space 615

Carnival of Space 615 is up at Urban Astronomer. Universe Today – Subaru Telescope Sees 1800 Supernovae Japanese astronomers have captured images of an astonishing 1800 supernovae. 58 of these supernovae are the scientifically-important Type 1a supernovae located 8 billion …

astronomyImproved Telescope to Directly Image Alpha Centauri Exoplanets and Other Exoplanet Updates

1. Newly-built planet-finding instrument installed on Very Large Telescope aims to be first to directly image a habitable exoplanet. The instrument, called NEAR (Near Earths in the AlphaCen Region), is designed to hunt for exoplanets in our neighbouring star system, …

astronomyCarnival of Space 613 – Super Alien Neutrino Communication

Carnival of Space 613 is up at Cosmoquest. Universe Today – Advanced Civilizations Could be Communicating with Neutrino Beams. Transmitted by Clouds of Satellites Around Neutron Stars or Black Holes Dr. Albert Jackson of the Houston-based technology company Triton Systems …

astronomyGiant Lasers Flash-Freeze and Crystallize Water to Reveal Superionic Structure

Scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) used giant lasers to flash-freeze water into its exotic superionic phase and record X-ray diffraction patterns to identify its atomic structure for the very first time — all in just a few billionths …

astronomyChina Far Side Lunar Rover Has Found Lunar Mantle Material on the Surface

China’s Chang’E-4 lunar far-side lander recently touched down in the Von Kármán crater to explore the floor of the huge SPA basin and deployed its rover, Yutu-2. They have found the presence of low-calcium (ortho)pyroxene and olivine on the moons …

asteroidsNear Earth Asteroid Detection

As of April 2019, twenty thousand near earth asteroids have been found. We are finding them at a rate of 150 new discoveries every month and this number is set to rapidly increase. Above- ESA’s Flyeye telescope is now being …

astronomyCarnival of Space 610

1. Universe Today -Here’s the Video of Hayabusa2 Bombing Asteroid Ryugu 2. Universe Today – InSight Just Detected its First “Marsquake” 3. Universe Today – As Expected, the Newly Upgraded LIGO is Finding a Black Hole Merger Every Week. Upgrades …