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Wednesday, 5 Dec 2018 

Will The Long-Forgotten Andromedid Meteors Return With A Flurry Tonight?

A mong the greatest meteor showers ever observed, were the Andromedids of the late 19th century, which produced thousands of meteors per hour in 1872 and 1885. It may be back Nov. 5.
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Monday, 3 Dec 2018 

Hello, Bennu! NASA Asteroid-Sampling Probe Reaches Its Target Space Rock

NASA's OSIRIS-REx probe sidled up to the diamond-shaped asteroid Bennu today (Dec. 3), bringing an end to a circuitous deep-space chase that lasted 27 months.
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Monday, 3 Dec 2018 

Lasers, Crystals And 36,000 Worms Will Ride A SpaceX Dragon To Space Station

SpaceX's next cargo launch to the station CRS-16, lifting off Dec. 4 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 1:38 p.m. EST (1838 GMT), will grow worms and crystals, and fire laserse.
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Thursday, 6 Dec 2018 

Kepler Telescope Captures First Moments Of A Star's Death

Using NASA's Kepler space telescope, astronomers detected the light of a supernova called SN 2018oh, which exploded about 170 million years ago.
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Tuesday, 4 Dec 2018 

Planning The New Horizons Exploration Of Ultima Thule

Alan Stern, lead of the New Horizons mission, gives a preview of what the spacecraft will be doing during the flyby of the Kuiper Belt Object 2014 MU69.
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Sunday, 9 Dec 2018 

IC 2169 NGC 2245 VdB 77 VdB 78.

The post IC 2169 NGC 2245 VdB 77 VdB 78. appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
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4 hr 52 min ago

Apollo 8 Astronaut Frank Borman Donates Artifacts For EAA Exhibit

Fifty years to the month after some of the items launched with him on the first mission to fly humans to the moon, Frank Borman's personal space memorabilia collection has gone on public display at the EAA Aviation Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
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3 hr 28 min ago

Voyager 2 Enters Interstellar Space

As NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft enters interstellar space, project officials have high hopes that it and its twin spacecraft will continue to operate for as long as a decade. SpaceNews.com
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1 hr 16 min ago

Voyager 2 Enters Interstellar Space

More than 18 billion kilometers from home, Voyager 2 has become the second probe to break through the heliopause, a tenuous boundary between the solar system and the rest of the Galaxy. The post Voyager 2 Enters Interstellar Space appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
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8 hr 37 min ago

2018 Geminid Meteor Shower This Week May Be The Year's Best

What might well be the best meteor shower of 2018 is heading our way with a peak Thursday night, lasting into the pre-dawn hours of Friday morning: It's the annual performance of the Geminid meteor shower.
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Friday, 7 Dec 2018 

Here's The Truth Behind A NASA Document On Aliens Visiting Earth

Silvano Colombano said that his view on aliens visiting Earth “is not accurately represented” in a viral Fox News article.
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Friday, 7 Dec 2018 

Adam Block Studios' Processing Lessons

Adam Block Studios now offers streaming video tutorials that teach astrophotographers how to use the popular image-processing software PixInsight via comprehensive and in-depth lessons. PixInsight Fundamentals ($180) is an in-depth primer of the core functionality of the powerful software package, while PixInsight Horizons ($250) discusses many advanced techniques to help you get the most out of your image data. The post Adam Block Studios’ Processing Lessons appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
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Friday, 7 Dec 2018 

Mars And Neptune 07-12-2018

The post Mars and Neptune 07-12-2018 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
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Friday, 7 Dec 2018 

Axelspace Raises $22.8 Million For Remote-sensing Constellation

In an interview, Axelspace Chief Business Development Officer Yasunori Yamazaki, said the funding will enable the company of 65 people to continue building a constellation called AxelGlobe, though the company hasn’t decided on a final size for the constellation. SpaceNews.com
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Saturday, 8 Dec 2018 

'Captain Marvel' 2nd Trailer Arrives ... And An Exciting Character ...

The first trailer for Marvel Studios' "Captain Marvel" was amazing and the second trailer looks just as awesome, giving us a few more tantalizing glimpses of the next exciting character to be added to the Marvel Comic Universe.
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Voyager 2 Trajectory From 1977-2017.

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Geminid Meteor Shower 2018

"The airplane stays up because it doesn't have the time to fall." - Orville Wright
December 10, 2018   Ancient China -- Since the beginning of time, mankind has looked up at birds (and to a lesser extent bugs) and marveled at their ability to soar across the sky. Humans...
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Thursday, 6 Dec 2018 

Astra Space Suborbital Launch Fails

A test flight in Alaska of a small launch vehicle by a stealthy startup company ended in failure in late November, the FAA has revealed. SpaceNews.com
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Thursday, 6 Dec 2018 

Coverage Set For Russian Spacewalk At International Space Station

Two Russian cosmonauts will venture outside the International Space Station at 11 a.m. EST Tuesday, Dec. 11, to conduct a six-hour spacewalk.
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Thursday, 6 Dec 2018 

Griffin: Pentagon 'scrambling' To Figure Out Space Reorganization

WASHINGTON — At a gathering of space executives and policy experts on Thursday, Pentagon officials mostly sidestepped the Space Force issue. Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Michael Griffin said he was not intentionally dodging the question but he simply does not know when or how a new military branch will be organized. During […] SpaceNews.com
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Friday, 7 Dec 2018 

Comet C/2018 V1 (Machholz-Fujikawa-Iwamoto) After Perihelion

The post Comet C/2018 V1 (Machholz-Fujikawa-Iwamoto) after Perihelion appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
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Thursday, 6 Dec 2018 

Maxar Sells Portion Of SSL Real Estate

Maxar Technologies sold one of satellite manufacturer Space Systems Loral’s facilities in Silicon Valley for $70 million, the company announced today. SpaceNews.com
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Thursday, 6 Dec 2018 

Maxar Sells Portion Of SSL Real Estate

Maxar Technologies sold one of satellite manufacturer Space Systems Loral’s facilities in Silicon Valley for $70 million, the company announced today. SpaceNews.com
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Thursday, 6 Dec 2018 

Coverage Set For Russian Spacewalk At International Space Station

Two Russian cosmonauts will venture outside the International Space Station at 11 a.m. EST Tuesday, Dec. 11, to conduct a six-hour spacewalk.
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Friday, 7 Dec 2018 

No Global Cooling Miracle: Sun's Activity Lull Will Stop Soon, Study Suggests

We can't count on waning solar activity to help bail us out of our climate-change problem in the near future, a new study suggests.
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Friday, 7 Dec 2018 

Ultraprecise Atomic Clock Network On The Hunt For Dark Matter

Researchers are putting a global network of the most precise timekeepers ever made to the task of hunting for dark matter, the invisible and largely intangible substance that researchers think makes up about five-sixths of all matter in the universe.
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Friday, 7 Dec 2018 

NASA's InSight Mars Lander 'Hears' Martian Wind, A Cosmic First

For the first time in history, we can hear the wind on Mars. Sort of.