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Thu Mar 26



Small Asteroid Between Earth and Moon
jpl.nasa.gov [ASTEROID]
Small asteroid 2013 LR6 will safely fly past this evening at a distance of about 65,000 miles (105,000 kilometers) above Earths surface. [...]




Thu Mar 26



Rosettas Target Comet is Becoming Active
jpl.nasa.gov [COMET]
The target of ESAs Rosetta mission has started to reveal its true personality as a comet, its dusty veil clearly developing over the past six weeks. [...]




Thu Mar 26



NASA’s Hubble, Chandra Find Clues that May Help Identify Dark Matter
Nasa.gov [NASA]
Using observations from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have found that dark matter does not slow down when colliding with itself, meaning it interacts with itself less than previously thought. Researchers say this finding narrows down the options for what this mysterious substance might be. [...]




Thu Mar 26



One-Year Mission Cosmonaut - Russian Spaceflight Heritage Video
Space [SPACE]
Roscosmos Mikhail Kornienko will spend a year aboard the International Space Station. He talks about his father, a Russian military helicopter pilot that was part of search and rescue teams for the countrys first cosmonauts. [...]




Thu Mar 26



Best View Yet of Dusty Cloud Passing Galactic Centre Black Hole
Spacefellowship.com [BLACK]
VLT observations confirm that G2 survived close approach and is a compact object. The best observations so far of the dusty gas cloud G2 confirm that it made its closest approach to the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way in May 2014 and has survived the experience. The new result from ESO’s Very Large Telescope shows that the object appears not to have been significantly stretched and that it is very compact. It is most likely to be a young star with a massive core that [...]




Thu Mar 26



Dawn Snaps Its Best-Yet Image of Dwarf Planet Ceres
jpl.nasa.gov [PLANET]
The Dawn spacecraft has delivered a glimpse of Ceres, the largest body in the main asteroid belt, in a new image taken 740,000 miles (1.2 million kilometers) from the dwarf planet. [...]




Wed Mar 25



A new spin on saturns peculiar rotation
Sciencedaily [SATURNS]
The precise measurement of Saturns rotation has presented a great challenge to scientists, as different parts of this sweltering ball of hydrogen and helium rotate at different speeds whereas its rotation axis and magnetic pole are aligned. A new method leads to a new determination of Saturns rotation period and offers insight into the internal structure of the planet, its weather patterns, and the way it formed. [...]




Thu Mar 26



New Tech Could Protect Astronauts Eyes on Mars Mission
Space [MISSION]
The National Space Biomedical Research Institute Industry Forum has funded three companies as part of its "Vision for Mars" challenge, which seeks to mitigate the visual problems astronauts experience during long-term spaceflight. [...]




Wed Mar 25



Astronomers On the Hunt for Exomoons That May Host Alien Life
Space [LIFE]
The search for alien life doesn’t end within the boundaries of our solar system. Scientists are now search for moons orbiting alien planets that might play host to extraterrestrial life. [...]




Thu Mar 26



PhotoSat Confirms Digitalglobes WorldView-3 Satellite Accuracy
SpacerefCanada [SATELLITE]
WorldView-3, a high-resolution commercial satellite by DigitalGlobe, is as accurate as it should be according to a study by Vancouver based PhotoSat. In fact, the study shows that WordlViews 30 centimeter resolution satellite is accurate to within 15 centimeters, a remarkable achievement. [...]

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