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The BepiColombo Spacecraft Is About to Blast Off to Mercury
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, nasa, space )

Glenn
- 2 days ago - newscientist.com
On 20 October, the BepiColombo spacecraft will begin a 7-year journey to Mercury, where it will orbit and investigate the many mysteries of Mercury
Astronomers Wonder: Can Moons Have Moons?
Science & Tech  (tags: space, astronomy )

Glenn
- 10 days ago - gizmodo.com
They are called moonmoons.
NASA: "Hubble Space Telescope Malfunction Won't Last Long"
Science & Tech  (tags: NASA's fleet, Hubble Space Telesciope, Malfunction, Gyro, Will be corrected, safe mode, astronomy, computer, discovery, Gizmos, humans, interesting, nasa, news, space, technology )

Fiona
- 11 days ago - space.com
The telescope went into safe mode because of a failure in one of the instrument's gyroscopes, which steer Hubble and ensure it can get a steady view of space. according to the NASA statement. Please note, comment, and forward.
Columbia Astronomers Find First Compelling Evidence for a Moon Outside Our Solar System
Science & Tech  (tags: space, astronomy )

Glenn
- 17 days ago - eurekalert.org
On the hunt for distant worlds, Columbia researchers have identified an exomoon candidate around the transiting exoplanet Kepler-1625b that indicates the presence of a previously unknown gas-giant moon.
Powerful Jets Found Shooting From An Incredibly Magnetic Neutron Star - D-Brief
Science & Tech  (tags: science, scientists, research, space, astronomy )

Glenn
- 21 days ago - blogs.discovermagazine.com
The first-of-its-kind observation is making scientists question what they thought they knew about neutron stars.
The First Photo From the Asteroid Japan Just Landed Rovers On
Science & Tech  (tags: JAXA, research, astronomy, asteroids, Hayabusa-2 spacecraft )

Farah
- 26 days ago - petapixel.com
Japan just made history by landing two small rovers on the surface of an asteroid hurtling through space 174 million miles (280 million km) from Earth, and here's the first published photo from the rovers shot from the surface of 162173 Ryugu.
What's Going on Around This Strange Neutron Star? - D-Brief
Science & Tech  (tags: science, astronomy, nasa )

Glenn
- 28 days ago - blogs.discovermagazine.com
Astronomers just discovered an unusual heat signature around an isolated neutron star for the first time, and they're not sure what's causing it.
A Japanese Spacecraft Just Threw Two Small Rovers at An Asteroid
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, Hayabusa2, Astroids, space, technology )

Farah
- 30 days ago - theverge.com
This morning, a Japanese space probe deposited two tiny rovers on an asteroid nearly 200 million miles from Earth. The vehicle is Hayabusa2, and the rovers were the first in a series of robots that the vehicle will throw at the asteroid's surface
New Research Suggest Pluto Should Be Reclassified as a Planet
Science & Tech  (tags: research, space, astronomy )

Glenn
- 43 days ago - eurekalert.org
The reason Pluto lost its planet status is not valid, according to new research from the University of Central Florida in Orlando.
 

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