Messier 2 – Globular Cluster in Aquarius

Messier 2 – Globular Cluster in Aquarius

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October can be a depressing month for the globular cluster aficionado. Sagittarius, Scorpius, and Ophiuchus and their treasure trove of globular clusters have ridden off to the west, leaving us with the barren-looking skies of autumn. But all is not los...
  • By: Glenn Chaple
  • On: Tue, 6 Oct 2015 12:19:41 EDT

Killer Radiation: How to Protect Martian Astronauts

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In "The Martian," Mark Watney deals with a lot of dangerous situations — food and communications being a couple of them. But what if his camp got hit by a solar storm? How could he protect himself?
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  • On: Tue, 06 Oct 2015 16:36:08 EDT

ExoMars Mission Will Arrive on Time, Despite Hiccup

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Earlier this month, the ExoMars launch date was pushed back by a couple of months. Instead of launching in January 2016, the European mission will launch the following March — but still get to Mars at nearly the same time. How is this possible?
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  • On: Tue, 06 Oct 2015 16:27:50 EDT

Carnival of Space #426

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The tent is up! This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Pamela Hoffman at the Everyday Spacer blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #426. (...)Read the rest of Carnival of Space #426 (89 words) © susie for Universe Today, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Post tags: Carnival of Space Feed […]
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  • On: Tue, 06 Oct 2015 19:02:24 +0000

NASA Rocket Launch May Spawn Glowing Clouds Off US East Coast Wednesday

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If all goes according to plan, a NASA rocket launch Wednesday evening (Oct. 7) will produce multicolored patches of light in the darkening sky visible to many people in the Middle Atlantic and Northeast United States.
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  • On: Tue, 06 Oct 2015 14:51:25 EDT

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