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Latest news from Universe Today - News feed

  1. NASA’s Tracking Data Relay Satellite-M Vital for Science Relay Poised for Liftoff Aug. 18 – Watch Live

    08.18 / 02:41 universetoday.com Universe Today - News
    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL - The last of NASA’s next generation Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TRDS) that looks like a giant alien fish or cocooned creature but actually plays an absolutely vital role in relaying critical science measurements, research data and tracking observations gathered by the International Space Station (ISS), Hubble and a plethora of Earth science missions is poised for blastoff Friday, Aug. 18, morning from the Florida Space Coast. The post NASA’s Tracking Dat…
  2. NASA Plans to Send CubeSat To Venus to Unlock Atmospheric Mystery

    08.17 / 20:20 universetoday.com Universe Today - News
    As part of its Planetary Science Deep Space SmallSat Studies program, NASA has selected a CubeSat mission to study Venus' atmosphere. The post NASA Plans to Send CubeSat To Venus to Unlock Atmospheric Mystery appeared first on Universe…
  3. Gravitational Lensing Provides Rare Glimpse Into Interiors of Black Holes

    08.17 / 18:15 universetoday.com Universe Today - News
    An international team of scientists relied on a new kind of gravitational lensing to conduct a detailed study of a distant supermassive black hole. The post Gravitational Lensing Provides Rare Glimpse Into Interiors of Black Holes appeared first on Universe…
  4. Prelude to Totality: A Final Look at the Total Solar Eclipse

    08.17 / 16:09 universetoday.com Universe Today - News
    It's hard to believe: we're now just one short weekend away from the big ticket astronomical event for 2017, as a total solar eclipse is set to cross over the contiguous United States on Monday, August 21st. Celestial mechanics is a sure thing in this Universe, a certainty along with death and taxes that you can bet on. There are a few key question marks come eclipse day, however, something that we can only speak with a few intelligent assumptions out 72 hours out. The post Prelude to…
  5. Can Astronauts See Stars From the Space Station?

    08.17 / 16:09 universetoday.com Universe Today - News
    I’ve often been asked the question, “Can the astronauts on the Space Station see the stars?” Astronaut Jack Fischer provides an unequivocal answer of “yes!” with a recent post on Twitter of a timelapse he took from the ISS. Fischer captured the arc of the Milky Way in all its glory, saying it “paints the […] The post Can Astronauts See Stars From the Space Station? appeared first on Universe…