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What Are Some Clues to the Climates of Exoplanets?

Reported by Universe Today

Researchers from the Carl Sagan Institute have created a new model for assessing the habitability of exoplanets that orbit different types of stars The post What Are Some Clues to the Climates of Exoplanets? appeared first on Universe Today. ...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Thu, 28 May 2020 01:06 +0000

'The weather got us,' NASA chief says of SpaceX's 1st crewed launch delay

'The weather got us,' NASA chief says of SpaceX's 1st crewed launch delay

Reported by Space.com

When it comes to spaceflight, you can control just about everything but the weather. ...
  • By: Chelsea Gohd
  • On: Wed, 27 May 2020 22:48 +0000

Stuck on Earth, the astronauts of SpaceX's 1st crewed flight keep their spirits high

Stuck on Earth, the astronauts of SpaceX's 1st crewed flight keep their spirits high

Reported by Space.com

Two veteran NASA astronauts were still cheerful after bad weather scrubbed their historic launch on a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule to the International Space Station....
  • By: Meghan Bartels
  • On: Wed, 27 May 2020 22:38 +0000

SpaceX's historic Demo-2 Crew Dragon astronaut launch: Full coverage

SpaceX's historic Demo-2 Crew Dragon astronaut launch: Full coverage

Reported by Space.com

SpaceX is about to make history. See Space.com's complete coverage of the company's crewed Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station, which launches on May 27. ...
  • By: Mike Wall
  • On: Wed, 27 May 2020 22:04 +0000

The Solar System Might Not Exist if There Wasn’t a Huge Galactic Collision with the Milky Way Billions of Years Ago

Reported by Universe Today

The Milky Way has a number of satellite galaxies; nearly 60 of them, depedending on how we define them. One of them, called the Sagittarius Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy (Sgr d Sph), may have played a huge role when it comes to humans, our world and our little c...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Wed, 27 May 2020 21:35 +0000

Watch live Saturday! SpaceX to attempt 1st astronaut launch for NASA

Watch live Saturday! SpaceX to attempt 1st astronaut launch for NASA

Reported by Space.com

SpaceX's Demo-2 mission will attempt to launch its first crewed mission for NASA no earlier than Saturday, May 30, at 3:22 p.m. EDT (1922 GMT) after bad weather thwarted its first liftoff attempt....
  • By: Space.com Staff
  • On: Wed, 27 May 2020 20:33 +0000