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  1. In their latest attempt to reduce the costs of individual launches, SpaceX is looking to make their rockets payload fairings reusable.

    The post Here’s How SpaceX is Planning to Recover Rocket Fairings: a Boat With a Net Called Mr. Steven appeared first on Universe Today.

  2. Astronomers with the Dark Energy Survey have discovered the most distant and ancient supernova yet: a rare Super Luminous Supernova about 10.5 billion light years away.

    The post Astronomers Find The Most Distant Supernova Ever: 10.5 Billion Light-Years Away appeared first on Universe Today.

  3. Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Paul M. Sutter (pmsutter.com / @PaulMattSutter) Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier ) Dr. Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg & ChartYourWorld.org) Special Guests: Dr. Jessie Christiansen is a Caltech staff scientist and co-founder (with UC Santa Cruz astronomer Dr. Ian Crossfield) of the citizen-scientist project Exoplanet Explorers which […]

    The post Weekly Space Hangout: Feb 21, 2018: Dr. Jessie Christiansen and “Exoplanet Explorers” appeared first on Universe Today.

  4. Images released by NASA's Earth Observatory show how ice loss in the tropics is advancing, and how glaciers there will be gone within a decade.

    The post Some of The Last Glaciers in The Tropics. They’ll be Gone in About a Decade appeared first on Universe Today.

  5. The OSIRIS-REx mission once again provided a beautiful composite image of the Earth-Moon system, showing just how far it has ventured from Earth.

    The post OSIRIS-REx Sends Home an Image of the Earth and Moon appeared first on Universe Today.

  6. Scientists at Arizona State University wanted to find out what peoples' reactions would be to the announcement of the discovery of alien life. The result? We're mostly looking forward to it.

    The post How Badly Will Humanity Freak Out if We Discover Alien Life? appeared first on Universe Today.

  7. According to the Department of National Intelligence's (DNI) 2018 report, China and Russia could be developing technologies that will give them an edge in space.

    The post Russia and China Are Working on Space and Counterspace Weapons appeared first on Universe Today.

  8. A team of Japanese astronomers conducted the first detailed observation of a dust and gas torus surrounding a supermassive black hole.

    The post Astronomers Observe the Rotating Accretion Disk Around the Supermassive Black Hole in M77 appeared first on Universe Today.

  9. The Opportunity rover just experienced its 5000th sunrise on Mars and is still revealing things about the Martian surface.

    The post Opportunity Just Saw its 5,000th Sunrise on Mars appeared first on Universe Today.

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