These Are The Top 10 Hubble Images Of 2018 – Forbes
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These Are The Top 10 Hubble Images Of 2018 – Forbes

Science The Universe is out there, waiting for you to discover it. Hubble’s advanced camera for surveys identified a number of ultra-distant galaxy clusters, allowing us to probe whether dark energy is a cosmological constant or not. These ultra-distant clusters display star-formation rates far greater than the clusters we observe today. Despite how wondrous this…

With first-ever landing on moon’s farside, China enters “Luna Incognita” – PBS NewsHour
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With first-ever landing on moon’s farside, China enters “Luna Incognita” – PBS NewsHour

China is once again on the threshold of a historic first in its fast-paced exploration of Earth’s moon. Having sent three previous missions moonward since 2007, including one that hosted the nation’s first-ever robotic lander and rover, China’s latest lunar foray began in the early hours of December 8, 2018, when a Long March-3B carrier…

Curious Kids: why does the world store nuclear waste and not just shoot it into the Sun or deep space? – The Conversation AU
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Curious Kids: why does the world store nuclear waste and not just shoot it into the Sun or deep space? – The Conversation AU

This is an article from Curious Kids, a series for children. You can send your question to [email protected] You might also like the podcast Imagine This, a co-production between ABC KIDS listen and The Conversation, based on Curious Kids. Why does the world store nuclear waste and just not shoot it into the Sun or…

NASA lab confirms DNA sugar can be made in space, adding evidence that ‘life’ could be all over the universe – Teslarati
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NASA lab confirms DNA sugar can be made in space, adding evidence that ‘life’ could be all over the universe – Teslarati

NASA researchers at the Ames’ Astrophysics and Astrochemistry Lab in Mountain View, California have provided the first experimental evidence demonstrating that the sugar in DNA – 2-deoxyribose – can be formed in interstellar space. In their study published on December 18, 2018 in the journal Nature Communications, Michel Nuevo, George Cooper, and Scott Sandford combined…

A porch pirate glitter bomb video brought Christmas schadenfreude to millions. Some of it was staged. – New Zealand Herald
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A porch pirate glitter bomb video brought Christmas schadenfreude to millions. Some of it was staged. – New Zealand Herald

In a Christmas-joy-killing admission, the NASA engineer who constructed a glitter shooting, fart-smell-spraying device to get back at porch pirates told the world his video of package thieves getting their smelly, sparkly just deserts was at least partially staged. Mark Rober, in a statement on Twitter Thursday, said he’d removed more than a minute of…

A big space crash likely made Uranus lopsided – Phys.org
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A big space crash likely made Uranus lopsided – Phys.org

Home Astronomy & Space Astronomy / Space Exploration December 21, 2018 December 21, 2018 by Seth Borenstein This image made from video provided by Durham University astronomy researcher Jacob Kegerreis shows a computer simulation generated by the open-source code SWIFT that depicts an object crashing into the planet Uranus. Kegerreis says the detailed simulations show…

News | Holiday Asteroid Imaged with NASA Radar – Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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News | Holiday Asteroid Imaged with NASA Radar – Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The December 2018 close approach by the large, near-Earth asteroid 2003 SD220 has provided astronomers an outstanding opportunity to obtain detailed radar images of the surface and shape of the object and to improve the understanding of its orbit. The asteroid will fly safely past Earth on Saturday, Dec. 22, at a distance of about…

Beyond the black hole singularity – Phys.org
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Beyond the black hole singularity – Phys.org

Home Physics General Physics December 20, 2018 December 20, 2018 by Sam Sholtis, Pennsylvania State University Artist representation of a black hole. The bottom half of the image depicts the black hole which, according to general relativity, traps everything including light. Effects based on loop quantum gravity, a theory that extends Einstein’s general relativity using…

International Space Station: Three crew members close out 196-day space mission – CBS News
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International Space Station: Three crew members close out 196-day space mission – CBS News

A Russian cosmonaut, a German flight engineer and a NASA astronaut undocked from the International Space Station and plunged back to Earth overnight Wednesday, landing on the snowy steppe of Kazakhstan to wrap up a six-month mission. Blocked from view by low clouds and wind-blown snow, the Soyuz MS-09/55S spacecraft, suspended beneath a large orange-and-white…

Lab study adds credence to life arriving on Earth from asteroids theory – Phys.org
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Lab study adds credence to life arriving on Earth from asteroids theory – Phys.org

Home Astronomy & Space Space Exploration December 19, 2018 December 19, 2018 by Bob Yirka, Phys.org report This enormous mosaic of the Milky Way galaxy from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, shows areas of interstellar space where dozens of dense clouds, called nebulas, are forming into new stars. Credit: NASA A team of…