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An international team of astronomers recently made the first-ever observation of a black hole in a nearby globular cluster

The post A Black Hole is Pushing the Stars Around in this Globular Cluster appeared first on Universe Today.

Author: Matt Williams
Posted: January 20, 2018, 12:16 am

Researchers at McGill University are developing what they call the Life Detection Platform, a compact, robotic, energy-efficient system for detecting life on other worlds.

The post Researchers Develop a New Low Cost/Low Weight Method of Searching for Life on Mars appeared first on Universe Today.

Author: Evan Gough
Posted: January 20, 2018, 12:03 am

Based on Cassini data, two new studies have been produced that reveal some new and interesting things about Saturn's largest moon, Titan

The post Just Like Earth, Titan Has a “Sea Level” for its Lakes and Seas appeared first on Universe Today.

Author: Matt Williams
Posted: January 19, 2018, 8:18 pm

Based on recent gravitational wave research, a team of scientists from the University of Frankfurt have placed an upper limit on the mass of neutron stars

The post Astronomers Set the Limit for Just How Massive Neutron Stars Can Be appeared first on Universe Today.

Author: Matt Williams
Posted: January 18, 2018, 7:49 pm

For the first time, a team of researchers have managed to recreate gamma ray bursts (GRBs) in the lab, opening new venues for research into cosmic phenomena

The post Physicists Have Created an Artificial Gamma Ray Burst in the Lab appeared first on Universe Today.

Author: Matt Williams
Posted: January 18, 2018, 6:23 pm

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The post Weekly Space Hangout – Jan 17, 2018: Dr. Bram Venemans and Distant Quasars appeared first on Universe Today.

Author: Fraser Cain
Posted: January 17, 2018, 9:19 pm

The James Webb Space Telescope just emerged from 3 months of vacuum-chamber testing, another milestone on the road towards its deployment next year

The post James Webb Wraps up 3 Months in the Freezer. It’s Ready for Space appeared first on Universe Today.

Author: Matt Williams
Posted: January 17, 2018, 8:43 pm

This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by me at the CosmoQuest blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #544 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 entry to susie@wshcrew.space, and […]

The post Carnival of Space #544 appeared first on Universe Today.

Author: Susie Murph
Posted: January 17, 2018, 7:28 pm

With the deployment of the Arkyd-6 spacecraft, Planetary Resources just took a major step towards making asteroid mining a reality

The post Asteroid Mining is Getting Closer to Reality. Planetary Resources Arkyd-6 Satellite Just Launched appeared first on Universe Today.

Author: Matt Williams
Posted: January 17, 2018, 6:52 pm

A new study by a team of Chinese researchers considers whether a space-based laser station would be a good way to remove space junk

The post China Has a Plan to Clean Up Space Junk with Lasers appeared first on Universe Today.

Author: Matt Williams
Posted: January 16, 2018, 9:28 pm