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A new study from Brown University has offered a possible explanation for how surface water could have flown on Mars roughly 4 billion years ago.

The post Flowing Water on Mars Likely Cold and Frosty, Says New Study appeared first on Universe Today.

Author: Matt Williams
Posted: October 17, 2017, 8:16 pm

PORT CANAVERAL/KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL - The now twice flown SpaceX first stage booster that successfully delivered the SES-11 UHDTV satellite to orbit Wednesday, Oct 11, sailed proudly back home into Port Canaveral during a beautiful Sunday sunrise, Oct. 15 only three days after it safely landed on a tiny droneship at sea.

The post Twice Flown SpaceX Booster Sails Proudly into Port Canaveral at Sunrise 3 Days After Sunset Launch and Droneship Landing: Photos appeared first on Universe Today.

Author: Ken Kremer
Posted: October 17, 2017, 3:58 am

A recent study by UCLA scientists has shown a link between extreme rainstorms on Titan and surface features detected by the Cassini orbiter.

The post Scientists Find Evidence of Extreme Methane Storms On Titan appeared first on Universe Today.

Author: Matt Williams
Posted: October 16, 2017, 9:05 pm

About 130 million years ago, in a galaxy far away, two neutron stars collided. The cataclysmic crash produced gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of space and time. This event is now the 5th observation of gravitational waves by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational wave Observatory (LIGO) and Virgo collaboration, and the first detected that was […]

The post First Cosmic Event Observed in Both Gravitational Waves and Light appeared first on Universe Today.

Author: Nancy Atkinson
Posted: October 16, 2017, 7:04 pm

This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Brad Rogers at The Evolving Planet blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #531. And if you’re interested in looking back, here’s an archive to all the past Carnivals of Space. If you’ve got a space-related blog, you should really join the carnival. Just email an […]

The post Carnival of Space #531 appeared first on Universe Today.

Author: Susie Murph
Posted: October 16, 2017, 5:58 pm

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL — A clandestine black ops satellite supporting US national defense launched into the black skies over Florida’s spaceport in the dead of night Sunday, Oct. 15, on a mission for the U.S. governments National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) that lit up the night skies offering a spectacular vista on its journey to orbit.

The post Clandestine Black Ops NRO Satellite Launches into the Black over Florida Spaceport Skies on ULA Atlas V on 5th Try appeared first on Universe Today.

Author: Ken Kremer
Posted: October 16, 2017, 5:00 pm

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL - Elon Musk’s extraordinary vision of an era when re-flown rockets are offered as a ‘routine service’ rather than the exception is a ‘major sea change getting closer’ to fruition with each passing day thanks to SpaceX, said SES CTO Martin Halliwell in an exclusive interview with Universe Today, following the stunning sunset blastoff of the SES-11 UHDTV commercial satellite on another ‘flight-proven’ Falcon 9 booster that also re-landed - thus completing another remarkable round of rocket recovery and recycling or ‘launch, land and relaunch!’

The post Musk’s Era of Routinely Re-flown Rockets (ala SpaceX) a ‘Major Sea Change Getting Closer Every Day’ Says SES CTO Halliwell: SES-11 Launch Gallery appeared first on Universe Today.

Author: Ken Kremer
Posted: October 15, 2017, 2:07 am

According to a recent statement by members of NASA's Human Research Program, the threat of radiation will not stop the proposed "Journey to Mars" and other deep-space missions.

The post NASA Undeterred by the Threat of Space Radiation appeared first on Universe Today.

Author: Matt Williams
Posted: October 14, 2017, 11:15 pm

Two new studies, independently of each other, have managed to fins some of the "missing matter" contained within the Cosmic Web.

The post Astronomers Find the Missing Normal Matter in the Universe, Still Looking for Dark Matter, Though appeared first on Universe Today.

Author: Matt Williams
Posted: October 13, 2017, 10:41 pm

A new study by an international team of scientists has found a connection between debris disks and giant planets, which could aid in the hunt for exoplanets.

The post Debris Disks Around Stars Could Point the Way to Giant Exoplanets appeared first on Universe Today.

Author: Matt Williams
Posted: October 13, 2017, 7:49 pm
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