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Omega Centauri Is a Terrible Place to Look for Habitable Planets

Reported by Space.com

The globular cluster Omega Centauri hosts an estimated 10 million stars, but they may be too tightly packed to hold onto habitable planets, a new study suggests....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Wed, 15 Aug 2018 07:46:00 EDT

You Can Watch Two Cosmonauts Walk in Space Today: Here's How

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Two Russian cosmonauts will conduct a 6-hour spacewalk today (Aug. 15) to launch small satellites and take care of a couple scientific tasks....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Wed, 15 Aug 2018 07:30:00 EDT

This 'Star Trek'-Inspired Space Station Experiment Helps Scientists Study Earth

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Assimilate this! A beloved "Star Trek" Klingon character inspires real-life science on board the International Space Station....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Wed, 15 Aug 2018 07:27:00 EDT

Step Inside SpaceX's New Crew Dragon Spaceship (Photos)

Reported by Space.com

SpaceX recently invited journalists to its headquarters here in Southern California to get an up-close look at the new Crew Dragon capsule. Here's what Space.com's Mike Wall saw....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Wed, 15 Aug 2018 07:23:00 EDT

On This Day in Space! Aug. 15, 1977: 'Wow!' Mystery Signal Boosts Search for E.T.

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On Aug. 15, 1977, astronomers using Ohio State University's Big Ear radio telescope detected the famous "Wow!" signal. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Wed, 15 Aug 2018 07:00:00 EDT

Carnival of Space #574

Reported by Universe Today

This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Allen Versfeld at his Urban Astronomer blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #574. And if you’re interested in looking back, here’s an archive to all the past Carnivals of Space. If you’ve got a ...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Tue, 14 Aug 2018 17:28:36 +0000