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  • This Video Game Lets You Explore Mars’ Actual Surface
  • Fri, 22 Jun 2018 10:00:00 GMT - Alan Chan grew up thinking humans would be living in space and exploring Mars by now. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Instead, he decided to explore space on his own by creating a video game that allows people to drive around the Red Planet’s actual terrain in a souped-up rover. “Red Rover,” a new video game, recreates Mars’ surface using satellite and terrain data from NASA’s HiRISE Mars orbiter. The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) has

  • Supermassive stars could explain globular clusters’ strange chemical compositions
  • Thu, 21 Jun 2018 10:00:00 GMT -

    The giant stars may have formed within the clusters and polluted them with peculiar elements.

  • Einstein Proven Right Even In Other Galaxies
  • Thu, 21 Jun 2018 10:00:00 GMT - Albert Einstein’s name is synonymous with intelligence, but he’s more than earned his rep. The man revolutionized physics when he was in his 20s and 30s. He came up with a whole new way of understanding reality, not as a fixed grid against which events occur, but as fundamentally intertwined with time and perception. Trying to prove Einstein wrong, somehow, is a perennial goal of budding and experienced physicists alike. Well, they’ll have to keep trying. A new study in Scienc

  • Rare intermediate-mass black hole found tearing apart star
  • Tue, 19 Jun 2018 10:00:00 GMT -

    A distinct X-ray radiation flare gives compelling evidence to support their highly debated existence.

  • Globular clusters might be younger than we thought
  • Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:00:00 GMT - Astronomers may have overestimated these objects' age by 4 billion years.

  • The sky this week for June 15 to 24
  • Fri, 15 Jun 2018 10:00:00 GMT - Saturn approaches peak visibility, Neptune reverses course, and the Summer Triangle dominates the night sky this week.

  • Giant dust storm engulfs Opportunity rover
  • Fri, 15 Jun 2018 10:00:00 GMT - NASA's nearly 15-year-old rover has hunkered down to ride out some pretty poor weather.

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