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Five Things to Know About InSight’s Mars Landing

1 Nov 2018 at 11:00am
Every Mars landing is a knuckle-whitening feat of engineering. But each attempt has its own quirks based on where a spacecraft is going and what kind of science the mission intends to gather. Read more...

Astronomers discover the giant that shaped the early days of our Milky Way

1 Nov 2018 at 8:00am
Some ten billion years ago, the Milky Way merged with a large galaxy. The stars from this partner, named Gaia-Enceladus, make up most of the Milky Way's halo and also shaped its thick disk, giving it its inflated form. Read more...

Naturally occurring ‘batteries’ fueled organic carbon synthesis on Mars

31 Oct 2018 at 4:00pm
Mars' organic carbon may have originated from a series of electrochemical reactions between briny liquids and volcanic minerals, according to new analyses. Read more...

NASA Retires Kepler Space Telescope, Passes Planet-Hunting Torch

31 Oct 2018 at 1:37pm
After nine years in deep space collecting data that indicate our sky to be filled with billions of hidden planets – more planets even than stars – NASA’s Kepler space telescope has run out of fuel needed for further science operations. Read more...

Parker Solar Probe Breaks Record, Becomes Closest Spacecraft to Sun

30 Oct 2018 at 3:00pm
Parker Solar Probe now holds the record for closest approach to the Sun by a human-made object. Read more...

NASA Launches a New Podcast to Mars

30 Oct 2018 at 11:42am
NASA has a new mission to Mars, and it's taking podcast listeners along for the ride. Read more...

Astronomers witness slow death of nearby galaxy

29 Oct 2018 at 2:00pm
Astronomers have witnessed, in the finest detail ever, the slow death of a neighbouring dwarf galaxy, which is gradually losing its power to form stars. Read more...

Synchronized telescope dance puts limits on mysterious flashes in the sky

29 Oct 2018 at 2:00pm
Two outback radio telescopes synchronised to observe the same point of sky have discovered more about one of the Universe's most mysterious events in new published research. Read more...

Sharing life with the planets next door

29 Oct 2018 at 11:49am
Lifeforms could swap one planet for another in tight-knit planetary systems. Read more...

U-M astronomers confirm collision between two Milky Way satellite galaxies

28 Oct 2018 at 11:00am
If you’re standing in the Southern Hemisphere on a clear night, you can see two luminous clouds offset from the Milky Way. Read more...

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