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Here's your chance to name 5 Jupiter Moons! (No Moony McMoonfaces, Please)

Last summer, researchers announced that they had discovered a dozen new moons revolving around Jupiter . But now comes the difficult part: name them. The researchers announced that they want some help with that task, and ask astronomy buffers to submit their name suggestions to five of the new discoveries. If you are looking for the challenge here is what …

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The new moon discovered circulating Neptune's headlights the solar system's violent past

Download the Mach newsletter. SUBSCRIBE Feb. 21, 2019, 9:50 PM GMT Vid David Freeman Say hello to Hippocamp, a heavenly pipsqueak that makes great waves at the edge of our solar system. Using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have confirmed the existence of this little moon in orbit around Neptune. With a diameter of just 20 miles, the newly-defined moon …

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NASA's confidence in SpaceX and Boeing can be appealing – BGR

Saying that NASA is investing heavily in American companies Boeing and SpaceX to provide manned spaceflight solutions would be a tremendous understatement. The space agency basically puts all its eggs in two baskets, and neither of them seems to be able to keep track of countless delays, adversities, and transitions that accompany them. As Reuters reports, NASA's recent "major risk" …

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New dates show massive volcanic eruptions overlapped with the dinosaurs' death

Enlarge / Did these huge stored volcanic deposits originate from many large eruptions or some massive ones? [19659003] Courtney Sprain Modeling that happened after a massive asteroid struck the Yucatan has painted a hell that can cause mass extinction: nitrogen dust, huge tsunamis and enough debris leaving and restoring the atmosphere to stop global fires. But the question is whether …

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NASA gives us daily weather reports from Mars

The average person is probably the most shocking aspect of the daily weather report that the temperature regularly drops below 130 degrees Fahrenheit and rarely exceeds 15 degrees Fahrenheit. You might also notice that it's pretty windy – the latest wind speed was recorded clockwise at 37.8mph. And the atmospheric pressure, usually somewhere around 700 Pascals, is considerably lower than …

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Japan's Hayabusa2 probe set to "shoot a bullet" into an asteroid

An illustration of the Japanese unmanned spacecraft Hayabusa2 approaching asteroid Ryugu. Japanese Space Research Agency (JAXA) Hayabusa2 spacecraft will briefly touch on asteroid Ryugu on Thursday night and shoot a scientific research "bullet" into the space rock. During the touchdown, which will be within a few seconds, the unmanned probe will use a projector device to push "bullet" into the …

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How Israel's Moon Lander Got to Launchpad

The United States and the former Soviet Union sent robot fields to the moon that began in 1966, part of the space race culminating with the astronauts Apollo 11, who stepped on the moon in 1969. In 2013, China became the third nation to send a spacecraft to the moon, and this year became the first to land one on …

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