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Astronomy News

  • The Sky This Week from October 11 to 20
  • Fri, 11 Oct 2019 10:00:00 GMT - The Hunter’s Moon rules the evening sky early this week, while Venus and Mercury return to view soon after sunset as the week winds down.

  • Merging stars may create the universe's most powerful magnets
  • Fri, 11 Oct 2019 10:00:00 GMT -

    New simulations suggest that when two stars collide, the resulting product can be extremely magnetic, and it may ultimately wind up as a magnetar.



  • Could Life Survive on a Planet Orbiting a Black Hole?
  • Fri, 11 Oct 2019 10:00:00 GMT -
    There could potentially be a habitable zone around a supermassive black hole. But the intense gravity poses unique dangers.


  • Alexei Leonov, first person to walk in space, dies at 85
  • Fri, 11 Oct 2019 10:00:00 GMT -
    Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov made the first spacewalk, an excursion he barely survived. He also made the first space art and advocated international peace.


  • The Milky Way's supermassive black hole erupted with a violent flare just a few million years ago
  • Thu, 10 Oct 2019 10:00:00 GMT - Our galaxy's central black hole erupted relatively recently in Earth’s history, possibly when early human ancestors were roaming the planet.

  • NASA is building its first electric airplane
  • Thu, 10 Oct 2019 10:00:00 GMT - The electric airplane could be a key step in eliminating carbon emissions in aviation.

  • NASA’s ICON satellite to launch on Wednesday
  • Tue, 08 Oct 2019 10:00:00 GMT - The new orbiter will orbit in the ionosphere and study the interactions of Earth and space weather.

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