Fossil hunt on Mars – where will we look for signs of ancient life?
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Fossil hunt on Mars – where will we look for signs of ancient life?

Humanity is curious – how come the Earth is the only planet in the Solar…

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Astronomers Spot a Distant and Lonely Neutron Star
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Astronomers Spot a Distant and Lonely Neutron Star

Astronomers have discovered a special kind of neutron star for the first time outside of…

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The Ant Nebula Actually has Intense Laser Emissions Coming From its Core
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The Ant Nebula Actually has Intense Laser Emissions Coming From its Core

When low- to middleweight stars like our Sun approach the end of their life cycles…

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InSight Steers Toward Mars
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InSight Steers Toward Mars

ASA’s InSight lander has made its first course correction toward Mars.InSight, short for Interior Exploration…

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Are We Headed Towards Another Deep Solar Minimum?
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Are We Headed Towards Another Deep Solar Minimum?

Have you been keeping an eye on Sol lately? One of the top astronomy stories…

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The Pressure Inside Every Proton is 10x That Inside Neutron Stars
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The Pressure Inside Every Proton is 10x That Inside Neutron Stars

Neutron stars are famous for combining a very high-density with a very small radius. As…

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NASA Cubesat Takes a Picture of the Earth and Moon
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NASA Cubesat Takes a Picture of the Earth and Moon

In 1990, the Voyager 1 spaceprobe took a picture of Earth when it was about 6.4…

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Gaia Turns Up 13,928 White Dwarfs Nearby the Sun, Including Several Formed Through Mergers
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Gaia Turns Up 13,928 White Dwarfs Nearby the Sun, Including Several Formed Through Mergers

In 2013, the European Space Agency (ESA) deployed the Gaia mission, a space observatory designed…

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Are Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts Coming From the Collapse of Strange Star Crusts?
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Are Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts Coming From the Collapse of Strange Star Crusts?

Fast Radio Bursts (FBRs) have fascinated astronomers ever since the first one was detected in…

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“Super-cool” observatory to explore hidden universe
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“Super-cool” observatory to explore hidden universe

SPICA (Space Infrared Telescope for Cosmology and Astrophysics). Image credit: ESA The project, named SPICA…

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