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TRAPPIST-1 planets could have too much water for life

Source: YouTube Video Screenshot Water is one of the key features that every planet should possess to sustain life. However, some TRAPPIST 1 planets may have too much of it. If there is too much water in the atmosphere of a planet, scientists may find it difficult to find evidence of life, according to a new study to orbit the …

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This is what an aurora looks like from space

One of my wishes is to see an aurora – the most beautiful natural phenomena on earth, a light show in the sky. But while I plan a trip to the Nordic countries, the European Space Agency (ESA) has delivered the next best thing: an aurora from above. The research payload e-POP, now part of the Swarm space weather exploration …

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Researchers are studying the important role of marine carnivores in supplying coral reef ecology with nutrients

Credit: Darcy Bradley It has long been known that sharks help to nourish coral reefs, but to the extent that has never been scientifically researched – until now. A groundbreaking study – led by scientists at Imperial College London in collaboration with marine biologists at UC Santa Barbara – found that the predators use their feces material to transport important …

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Relativity Space reveals its ambitions with a NASA deal

The Aeon 1 engine with full thrust. Relativity Space The detonator of the Aeon 1 engine is detonated in the Stennis Space Center. Relativity Space A look into the "factory" of the theory of relativity. Relativity Space At the heart of the factory is the 3D printer "Stargate", which according to the company is the largest metal 3D printer in …

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Google Doodle celebrates Mexican astronomer Guillermo Haro

A new graphic on the Google homepage March 21, 2018 celebrates the 105th birthday of Mexican astronomer Guillermo Haro Credit: Google Google's newest homepage Doodle celebrates Guillermo Haro, a Mexican astronomer who became the first Mexican in 1959 to be elected to the Royal Astronomical Society. Today (March 21) Haros would have been 105 years old. He (along with the …

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SpaceX is building its BFR in Los Angeles, and Congress may not be happy

This site can earn affiliate commissions through the links on this page. Terms of Use SpaceX increasing rocket production and rehabilitation will require new equipment, which can be difficult for any business, but it is a particularly difficult problem when dealing with huge missiles for interplanetary missions with large payload fairings as SpaceX's upcoming BFR (Big Falcon Rocket) wants to …

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Volunteer astronomers used NASA data to show pink storms on Jupiter quartz

The NASA orbiter Juno has taken countless scenes of the clouds meandering over the planet Jupiter. But a picture of the solar system's largest planet, taken in February, reveals a small club of lighter, jagged clouds; This, NASA says, is a storm on Jupiter's North Pole. Civic scientist Matt Brealey, a visual effects specialist passionate about using NASA's raw data, …

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