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  • The Sky This Week from December 6 to 15
  • Fri, 06 Dec 2019 12:00:00 GMT - While Venus and Saturn have an exquisite conjunction in the early evening, the annual Geminid meteor shower peaks under the bright light of a nearly Full Moon.

  • Orbiting robots could soon start repairing satellites in space
  • Fri, 06 Dec 2019 12:00:00 GMT - By repairing and refueling satellites in space, fewer satellites would have to be launched into low-Earth orbit.

  • Meet CIMON-2, a new and improved robotic AI astronaut
  • Thu, 05 Dec 2019 12:00:00 GMT - The free-floating robot could make work more efficient on the International Space Station.

  • This huge galaxy has the biggest black hole ever measured
  • Thu, 05 Dec 2019 12:00:00 GMT - The monster black hole in galaxy cluster Abell 85 is roughly the size of our solar system, but packs the mass of 40 billion suns.

  • Boca Chica: the tiny Texas town where SpaceX is building Starship
  • Wed, 04 Dec 2019 12:00:00 GMT - A small community on Texas' southernmost tip has become a prime destination for the spaceflight faithful.

  • Low gravity may make astronauts' guts more fragile
  • Wed, 04 Dec 2019 12:00:00 GMT -

    Microgravity may stop the insides of human intestines from forming strong barriers against food-borne diseases.



  • Giant planet found around tiny white dwarf star, a first
  • Wed, 04 Dec 2019 12:00:00 GMT - The Neptune-sized planet, which orbits an Earth-sized star, is being slowly evaporated by the white dwarf, causing the planet to lose some 260 million tons of material every day.


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