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Jun 3, 2019

What’s Up: June 2019 Skywatching Tips from NASA

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What’s up in the June night skies? Find out how you can see Jupiter at its biggest and brightest, while Mercury and Mars appear ultra-close + how you can observe the Moon’s tilted orbit. Watch & find out more on the latest episode of NASA’s What’s Up:

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Jun 3, 2019

This is What a Sunset Looks Like from Space

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ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst shot this photo from the International Space Station showing what a sunset on Earth looks like from high above in space.

The photo shows a long stretch of clouds bathed in red and orange sunlight as the shadow of nighttime follows close behind.

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Jun 3, 2019

Caltech reactor could convert CO2 into breathable oxygen for space trips

Posted by in categories: climatology, space, sustainability

Although oxygen is common throughout the cosmos, most of it isn’t in the form that we as humans need to breathe – molecular oxygen, or O2. Now, researchers at Caltech claim to have created a reactor that can turn carbon dioxide into molecular oxygen, which could help us fight climate change here on Earth or generate oxygen for life in space.

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Jun 3, 2019

Something’s Hiding in Our Outer Solar System, But It Might Not Be Planet Nine

Posted by in categories: physics, space

Somewhere in the outer reaches of the Solar System, beyond the orbit of Neptune, something wonky is happening. A few objects are orbiting differently from everything else, and we don’t know why.

A popular hypothesis is that an unseen object called Planet Nine could be messing with these orbits; astronomers are avidly searching for this planet. But earlier this year physicists came up with an alternative explanation they think is more plausible.

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Jun 1, 2019

Physicists create stable, strongly magnetized plasma jet in laboratory

Posted by in categories: particle physics, space

When you peer into the night sky, much of what you see is plasma, a soupy amalgam of ultra-hot atomic particles. Studying plasma in the stars and various forms in outer space requires a telescope, but scientists can recreate it in the laboratory to examine it more closely.

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Jun 1, 2019

Earth From Space: 10 stunning views of Earth from space

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A satellite view of how beautiful this planet is.


Planet Earth is just incredible. 🌍

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May 31, 2019

NASA Invites Public to Submit Names to Fly Aboard Next Mars Rover

Posted by in categories: computing, space

From now till Sept. 30, the public can submit names to be stenciled on microchips that will fly on the Mars 2020 rover and receive a souvenir boarding pass.

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May 31, 2019

A home air purifier with a cool twist — cold plasma

Posted by in categories: habitats, space

The Squair portable air cleaner promises to use cold plasma to fill your space with pollution-gobbling, bacteria-zapping oxygen atoms.

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May 31, 2019

Why ‘Cosmic Nothingness’ May Hold Secrets of the Universe

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Why avoid the cosmic void?

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May 30, 2019

Earth’s seafloor may be destined to become diamonds

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By mimicking how the planet cooks up the sparkly gems, scientists discovered what may be a key ingredient for their formation.

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