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- Ed Dwight Was Set to Be the First Black Astronaut. Here’s Why That Never Happened. July 26, 2019
- NASA shuts off systems on Voyager 2 | Astronomy.com July 17, 2019
- How ASU, University of Arizona scientists helped Apollo astronauts land on the moon July 17, 2019
- Washington Monument Commemorates Apollo 11 Launch July 17, 2019
- The Moment That Made Neil Armstrong’s Heart Rate Spike July 17, 2019
- Celebrate the Perseverance Rover Landing With NASA's Student Challengejpl.nasa.gov - The rover touches down on the Red Planet next month, and students are invited to join the excitement by designing, building, and landing their own Mars mission. NASA can help.
- Striped or spotted? Winds and jet streams found on the closest brown dwarfsciencedaily.com - Using high-precision brightness measurements from NASA's TESS space telescope, astronomers found that the nearby brown dwarf Luhman 16B's atmosphere is dominated by high-speed, global winds akin to E…
- China's Tianwen-1 spacecraft will reach Mars orbit on February 10space.com - China's Tianwen-1 Mars orbiter and rover are speeding toward the Red Planet and preparing to arrive on Feb. 10, according to the China National Space Administration.
- Meet Au-Spot, the AI robot dog that's training to explore caves on Marsspace.com - Scientists are equipping four-legged, animal-mimicking robots with artificial intelligence (AI) and an array of sensing equipment to help the bots autonomously navigate treacherous terrain and subsur…
- It's really there! Kepler space telescope's 2nd-ever exoplanet candidate finally confirmed.space.com - Astronomers just confirmed the existence of KOI-5Ab, which was first flagged as a potential planet by NASA's pioneering Kepler space telescope way back in 2009.
- Astronomers Find an Astonishing 'Super-Earth' That's Nearly as Old as The Universesciencealert.com - It turns out that planets can live a very long time indeed.
- The Interior of Enceladus Looks Really Great for Supporting Lifeuniversetoday.com - New research shows that Enceladus could host "strange forms of life" that feed on strange energy pathways that are very different from Earth's.
- Congress asks for report on Arecibo radio telescope collapsespace.com - The National Science Foundation, which owns Arecibo, was instructed by Congress to investigate what caused the telescope's collapse and to report back in 60 days.
- NASA's Perseverance Rover Sample Tubesspaceref.com - Marvels of engineering, the rover's sample tubes must be tough enough to safely bring Red Planet samples on the long journey back to Earth in immaculate condition. The tubes carried in the belly of N…
- Amateur Astronomer Finds “Lost” Moons of Jupiterskyandtelescope.org - The essential guide to astronomy