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Satellite Events for Tonight

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This is Ice in Antarctica, Flowing in Slow Motion Like Water Going Through River Rapids

Reported by Universe Today

As part of their ninth year monitoring the Antarctic peninsula, Operation IceBridge recently flew above the ice sheet and took some stunning pictures The post This is Ice in Antarctica, Flowing in Slow Motion Like Water Going Through River Rapids appeared ...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:37:44 +0000

A New Kind of Propulsion System That Doesn’t Need Propellant. It Converts Electricity into Thrust and Vice Versa.

Reported by Universe Today

Long aluminum tethers attached to satellites could revolutionize satellite propulsion systems, and help eliminate space junk. The post A New Kind of Propulsion System That Doesn’t Need Propellant. It Converts Electricity into Thrust and Vice Versa. a...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Mon, 22 Jan 2018 23:52:21 +0000

Upcoming Telescopes Should be Able to Detect Mountains and Other Landscapes on Extrasolar Planets

Reported by Universe Today

According to a new study by a team from Columbia University, the upcoming super telescopes might be able to detect mountains and other features on exoplanets The post Upcoming Telescopes Should be Able to Detect Mountains and Other Landscapes on Extrasolar...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Mon, 22 Jan 2018 20:35:16 +0000

Here’s Something Strange, the Afterglow From Last Year’s Kilonova is Continuing to Brighten

Reported by Universe Today

Contrary to what was expected, a team of astronomers has discovered that kilonova event has been brightening ever since it first appeared The post Here’s Something Strange, the Afterglow From Last Year’s Kilonova is Continuing to Brighten appea...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:29:57 +0000

Carnival of Space #545

Reported by Universe Today

This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Brian Wang at his Next Big Future blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #545 And if you’re interested in looking back, here’s an archive to all the past Carnivals of Space. If you’ve got a space...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:01:11 +0000

Marshall Space Flight Center: Test Site for NASA's Rockets

Reported by Space.com

Marshall Space Flight Center plays a significant role in the American space program, from developing the rockets that carried the first U.S. astronaut into space to working on the system that could one day carry astronauts to Mars....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Mon, 22 Jan 2018 08:43:00 EST