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ARCHIMEDES: Digging into the ice on Europa with lasers

Reported by Universe Today

To explore Europa for signs of life, NASA in investing in a number of technologies, which includes a laser-mining concept known as ARCHIMEDES The post ARCHIMEDES: Digging into the ice on Europa with lasers appeared first on Universe Today. ...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 21:54:50 +0000

Gaia Spots an Enormous Ghost Galaxy Right Next Door that’s Being Dismantled by the Milky Way

Reported by Universe Today

Astronomers combing through data from the ESA’s Gaia spacecraft have discovered what they’re calling a ghost galaxy. The galaxy, named Antlia 2 (Ant 2) is an extremely low-density dwarf galaxy that was formed in the early days of the universe. ...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 21:15:55 +0000

An Extremely Rare Gamma Ray Emitting Neutron Star Binary Has Been Found

Reported by Universe Today

The VERITAS collaboration recently discovered a binary system with a very high-energy gamma-ray neutron star, the rarest and most extreme known object in the Universe. The post An Extremely Rare Gamma Ray Emitting Neutron Star Binary Has Been Found appeare...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 20:09:40 +0000

Watch Northrop Grumman Roll Its Antares Rocket to the Pad for Launch! (Time-Lapse Video)

Reported by Space.com

It's almost launch time for Northrop Grumman's next Antares rocket, which rolled out to its seaside pad in Virginia late Monday (Nov. 12) for a NASA cargo mission to the International Space Station this week....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 04:42:00 EST

Catching Asteroid 3 Juno at Its Best

Reported by Universe Today

Not all oppositions are created equal. This week's target offers a good case in point, as asteroid 3 Juno reaches its most favorable viewing position for the decade. The post Catching Asteroid 3 Juno at Its Best appeared first on Universe Today. ...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:35:30 +0000

In Pictures: The Giant Crater Beneath Greenland Explained

Reported by Space.com

Scientists think they have spotted a giant impact crater hiding below Greenland's ice sheet. Here's how the discovery played out....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 02:39:00 EST