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Ceres Has Even More Organic Molecules on it Than Previously Thought

Reported by Universe Today

According to a new study from Brown University, it appears Ceres has more organic molecules on its surface than previously thought The post Ceres Has Even More Organic Molecules on it Than Previously Thought appeared first on Universe Today. ...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Sun, 17 Jun 2018 17:36:36 +0000

On This Day In Space! June 17, 1985: First Arab and Muslim in Space

Reported by Space.com

On June 17, 1985, Space Shuttle Discovery launched on NASA's STS-51-G mission, carrying payload specialist Sultan Salman Abdulaziz Al-Saud, who became the first Arab and first Muslim in space.See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Sun, 17 Jun 2018 08:11:00 EDT

Life on Mars? Top 10 Martians of All Time

Reported by Space.com

With NASA finding more evidence for life on Mars, Newsarama's looking at 10 characters who hail from our nearest neighboring planet....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Sun, 17 Jun 2018 07:40:00 EDT

4 Out-of-This-World Dads Celebrate Father's Day in Space

Reported by Space.com

As dads around the world celebrate Father's Day today (June 17), four far-out fathers will spend the holiday floating 250 miles (400 kilometers) above the Earth at the International Space Station. ...
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Sun, 17 Jun 2018 07:35:00 EDT

How Tidally Locked Planets Could Avoid a 'Snowball Earth' Fate

Reported by Space.com

Axial tilt and tidal locking also matter in a planet's habitability....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Sun, 17 Jun 2018 07:31:00 EDT

Stealth Startup SpinLaunch Raises $40 Million for Radical New Launch Strategy

Reported by Space.com

A company that aims to change the way small satellites get to orbit has just secured $40 million to continue developing its technology....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Sun, 17 Jun 2018 07:30:00 EDT