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Astronomy Picture of the Day

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Satellite Events for Tonight

Massive Stars Have the Power to Shape Solar Systems

Reported by Universe Today

Stars shape their solar systems. It’s true of ours, and it’s true of others. But for some massive stars, their power to shape still-forming systems is fateful and final. In their youth, stars are surrounded by a rotating mass of gas and dust ca...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Mon, 04 Mar 2024 19:11 +0000

Grabbing Samples from the Surface of Mars

Reported by Universe Today

As if the Mars Perseverance Rover and Ingenuity Drone were not exciting enough then the next step in this audacious mission takes it to a whole new level. Mars Sample Return Mission is to follow along, collect and return the samples collected by Perseveran...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Mon, 04 Mar 2024 18:06 +0000

Astronomers Can See the Impact Site Where an Asteroid Crashed Into a White Dwarf

Reported by Universe Today

When a star like the Sun reaches the end of its life, it becomes a red giant and blows away its outer layers, leaving an exposed core - a white dwarf. What happens to its planets? Some were consumed when it became a red giant; others could spiral inward an...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Mon, 04 Mar 2024 17:52 +0000

Curiosity Rover is Climbing Through Dramatic Striped Terrain on Mars

Reported by Universe Today

Just about every day we here on Earth get a breathtaking picture of Mars’s terrain sent back by a rover. But, the view from space can be pretty amazing, too. The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) just sent back a thought-provoking picture of Curiosit...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Sun, 03 Mar 2024 20:19 +0000

A Giant Gamma-Ray Bubble is a Source of Extreme Cosmic Rays

Reported by Universe Today

Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are one of the most powerful phenomena in the Universe and something that astronomers have been studying furiously to learn more about their origins. In recent years, astronomers have set new records for the most powerful GRB ever o...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Sun, 03 Mar 2024 19:33 +0000

Celebration of Space - March 1, 2024

Celebration of Space - March 1, 2024

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

Now that March is officially here, we are in the last days of winter in the Northern Hemisphere. Even though your mind may be either still fixated on winter storms, or daydreaming about open windows and beach days, the springtime brings a lot of interestin...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 1 Mar 2024 12:32:09 EST