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Satellite Events for Tonight

Salt Water Might Still be Able to Collect on the Surface of Mars a Few Days a Year

Reported by Universe Today

A new study from the PSI indicates that around Mars' equator, salt water could form on the surface for a few days out of the year. The post Salt Water Might Still be Able to Collect on the Surface of Mars a Few Days a Year appeared first on Universe Today....
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Wed, 19 Feb 2020 22:27 +0000

ESA is Considering a Mission to Give Advanced Warnings of Solar Storms

Reported by Universe Today

The Sun is not exactly placid, though it appears pretty peaceful in the quick glances we can steal with our naked eyes. In reality though, the Sun is a dynamic, chaotic body, spraying out solar wind and radiation and erupting in great sheets of plasma. Liv...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Wed, 19 Feb 2020 22:22 +0000

Watch Mars 'sneak' behind the crescent moon in these amazing views (video)

Watch Mars 'sneak' behind the crescent moon in these amazing views (video)

Reported by Space.com

The Red Planet briefly disappeared behind the moon for skywatchers in North America on Tuesday (Feb. 18), providing a rare celestial treat for early risers and astrophotographers. ...
  • By: Hanneke Weitering
  • On: Wed, 19 Feb 2020 21:51 +0000

'By any means necessary': Vice President Pence urges NASA on moon-Mars goal

'By any means necessary': Vice President Pence urges NASA on moon-Mars goal

Reported by Space.com

Returning American astronauts to the moon in 2024, and then sending pioneers on to Mars in the next decade, remains a top priority for the Trump administration, Vice President Mike Pence stressed. ...
  • By: Mike Wall
  • On: Wed, 19 Feb 2020 21:41 +0000

Solar eclipses: When is the next one?

Solar eclipses: When is the next one?

Reported by Space.com

Solar eclipses are one of nature’s most spectacular events. ...
  • By: Joe Rao
  • On: Wed, 19 Feb 2020 20:58 +0000

A New Technique to Make Lighter Radiation Shielding For Spacecraft: Rust.

Reported by Universe Today

A new technique for creating lighter and cheaper radiation shielding involves a secret ingredient: rust! The post A New Technique to Make Lighter Radiation Shielding For Spacecraft: Rust. appeared first on Universe Today. ...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Wed, 19 Feb 2020 20:38 +0000