New details on Lucy mission to Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids from NASA’s prelaunch briefing

Earlier today, in a virtual media briefing, the NASA Lucy mission director and other notable figures on the Lucy project shared additional information about the space agency’s historic mission to the Trojan asteroids.

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Mars communication blackout period with rovers and spacecraft nears its end

NASA is anxiously awaiting the return of communication with Martian rovers and spacecraft after ceasing all communications on October 2.

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Strange radio waves from heart of the Milky Way hint at a new class of stellar object

Astronomers recently discovered a unique radio wave emitted from the direction of the heart of the Milky Way. The unique way in which the polarization of the waves rotates, as well as the variation in brightness, doesn’t closely match what the astronomers expect of other known celestial objects.

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How to watch tonight’s peak of the Draconid meteor shower

Tonight, October 8, is the peak of October’s Draconid meteor shower, also known as Giacobinids. This is a smaller meteor shower than some, but could certainly be worth a look!

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SmarterEveryDay discusses James Webb Space Telescope with Senior Project Scientist [Video]

With the James Webb Space Telescope coming up in December, Destin Sandlin (SmarterEveryDay) shared a video recorded in 2017 where he sat down with the senior project scientist, Dr. John Mather.

Scientists find that Climate Change is causing Earth to lose its shine

The far reach effects that climate change has on our planet is something researchers are still uncovering. The crisis is responsible for large swaths of problems our planet is currently experiencing, including loss of sea ice, accelerated sea-level rise, and longer, more intense heat waves. Now, a new study indicates that climate change has caused Earth to dim — literally!

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Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is swirling faster and scientists don’t know why

The famed Hubble Space Telescope is tasked with keeping an eye on many important objects in the Universe, including Jupiter and its stormy red eye. After more than a decade of observations and collecting data, NASA has discovered that the gas giant’s Great Red Spot is speeding up.

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Mega-comet, first thought to be a dwarf planet, is approaching the solar system

Comets are hardly innocent little cosmic snowballs. They average over 6 miles (10 km) in diameter and hurtle through space with incredible speeds, giving them an order of magnitude more destructive power than an asteroid of the same mass.

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NASA Announces Virtual Webb STEAM Day Event for Students, Educators

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is getting ready to launch to space from French Guiana in early December. NASA announced a STEAM Day for students and educators to get ready for the big day ahead of the launch.

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Asteroid named for NASA Science Mission Directorate Associate Administrator Thomas Zurbuchen

The WGSBN(a Working Group for the International Astronomical Union) is responsible for naming small planets and comets. On Monday, they released their latest bulletin, which included new names for a number of small planets. Among those, was a small asteroid being named in honor of Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate.

NASA announces landing site on the Moon for its water hunting rover, VIPER

NASA is sending a rover where no man or robot has gone before.

As of recent, mining lunar water ice has been all the talk for enabling deep space exploration and establishing a permanent human presence on the Moon. We’ve known from decades of study that the Moon has water, but where and how much has been the question.

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‘Oumuamua is still lurking somewhere in the outer Solar System

ʻOumuamua is the first known interstellar object detected passing through the Solar System. Researchers at Harvard’s Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics made waves in the mainstream media after publishing a paper claiming the object may have had an “artificial origin”—Presenting speculation that ‘Oumuamua could have been sent “intentionally to Earth vicinity by an alien civilization.”

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NASA will Announce the landing site of its VIPER moon rover this Monday

Researchers at NASA’s Ames Research center will announce the landing site of the Artemis program’s first robotic rover, VIPER. The rover will explore the lunar south pole in search of resources for crewed missions.

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NASA is unraveling Mars’ secrets—one rock at a time

The Perseverance Rover has collected two samples so far on the Mars, and NASA says they reveal the presence of both ancient water and salt in Jezero Crater

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eVscope 2: Unistellar’s new smart telescope for iPhone and Android

The name of ‘Unistellar’ spread across the web when they launched their eVscope on Kickstarter in 2017. They released their second product the eVscope Equinox earlier this year, and now, they have announced the successor to their original telescope, the eVscope 2.

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NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter sends back stunning new photos of Mars

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) sent back nearly 300 new photos of the Red Planet which were released September 1st.

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Lucy in the sky with asteroids: NASA’s mission to Jupiter’s Trojans

Like fossils here on Earth, asteroids, comets, and other primordial bodies act as time capsules to trace the origins of our solar system. NASA’s upcoming Lucy mission, currently scheduled for an October lift-off, is setting out to do just that.

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First look at Netflix’s new movie ‘Don’t Look Up’ starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence

On Wednesday Netflix released the first trailer for “Don’t Look Up”, a comedy about an end of the world scenario where a comet threatens to hit Earth.

Check out this Clockwork Solar System on LEGO Ideas

Who doesn’t love LEGOs? For just shy of 90 years LEGO bricks have been a favorite of children and adults to both pass the time and express creativity. For some, that means houses or cars maybe but for the best builders in the community, they blow us away with complex creations like a LEGO orrery on their Ideas page.