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The Milky Way is Still Rippling from a Galactic Collision Millions of Years Ago

Reported by Universe Today

Between 300 million and 900 million years ago, our Milky Way galaxy nearly collided with the Sagittarius dwarf galaxy. Data from the ESA’s Gaia mission shows the ongoing effect of this event, with stars moving like ripples on the surface of a pond. T...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Mon, 24 Sep 2018 22:26:58 +0000

Astronauts Could Use the ScanMars Device to Search for Water on Mars

Reported by Universe Today

There’s solid evidence for the existence of water on Mars, at least in frozen form at the planet’s poles. And a more recent study confirms the existence of liquid water at the south pole. But visitors to Mars will need to know the exact locatio...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Mon, 24 Sep 2018 19:12:05 +0000

Here are the First Pictures From the Parker Solar Probe. Wait… That’s Not the Sun

Reported by Universe Today

The Parker Solar Probe recently collected its first-light data in order to test its instruments, and snapped some beautiful pictures of the cosmos. The post Here are the First Pictures From the Parker Solar Probe. Wait… That’s Not the Sun appea...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Mon, 24 Sep 2018 17:53:40 +0000

Astronaut Trump? Ivanka Says She Wanted to Go to Space in NASA Visit

Reported by Space.com

While Ivanka Trump has a high-profile job advising her father, the president of the United States, she told the International Space Station Expedition 56 crew Thursday (Sept. 20) that she had different childhood ambitions....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:38:00 EDT

'Personal Space': Museum Exhibits Astronauts' Spaceflight Mementos

Reported by Space.com

A comic strip beagle shares space with a romantic novel and an iconic starship in a new exhibit that asks the public to consider: What would you pack if you were leaving Earth?...
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Mon, 24 Sep 2018 10:43:00 EDT

Space Calendar 2018: Launches, Sky Events & More

Reported by Space.com

Here's a guide to the major astronomical events of the next year, as well as space launches and milestones for spacecrafts already in travel....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Mon, 24 Sep 2018 10:00:00 EDT