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  1. The ESA's Swarm satellites recently began monitoring Earth's oceans to determine how they contribute to Earth's magnetic field

    The post Did You Know the Earth Has a Second Magnetic Field? Its Oceans appeared first on Universe Today.

  2. According to two new papers submitted by a Harvard Professor and an independent scientists, extra-terrestrials might have a hard time getting out into space.

    The post The Challenges of an Alien Spaceflight Program: Escaping Super Earths and Red Dwarf Stars appeared first on Universe Today.

  3. A new study provides evidence of a so-called lost planet that was formed in the early days of the Solar System, and subsequently destroyed in a collision.

    The post This Meteorite is One of the Few Remnants from a Lost Planet that was Destroyed Long Ago appeared first on Universe Today.

  4. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral today, carrying NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite into space. This is a changing of the guard as we say goodbye to Kepler and welcome this newest planet hunter into the skies, ready to help us find another Earth.

    The post Farewell Kepler. Welcome TESS appeared first on Universe Today.

  5. Elon Musks hints in a tweet that SpaceX wants to use "giant party balloons" to retrieve upper stage rockets.

    The post Musk Says that SpaceX will use a Giant Party Balloon to Bring an Upper Stage Back. Wait, what? appeared first on Universe Today.

  6. 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: Kevin Gill is a software engineer, planetary and climate data wrangler, and a science data visualization artist. Kevin will be discussing his work with Juno […]

    The post Weekly Space Hangout: April 18, 2018: Kevin Gill: Art and Science from Juno and MRO appeared first on Universe Today.

  7. A pair of scientists who were part of the first gravitational wave discovery have developed a way to listen to the background noise of the Universe to detect thousands more.

    The post How to Listen to the Background Hum of Gravitational Waves From all the Black Holes Colliding into Each Other appeared first on Universe Today.

  8. Next year, Randy Chung and Sean League of Space Fab will be launching the world's first space telescope that will be accessible to everyone!

    The post The NewSpace Revolution is About to Bring us Tiny Space Telescopes we can all Control appeared first on Universe Today.

  9. Aurora Station will be the first luxury hotel in space. The station will be open for business in 2022.

    The post The Aurora Station Will be the First Luxury Hotel in Space appeared first on Universe Today.

  10. This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Gadi Eidelheit at his The Venus Transit blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #557. And if you’re interested in looking back, here’s an archive to all the past Carnivals of Space. If you’ve got a space-related blog, you should really join the carnival. Just email an […]

    The post Carnival of Space #557 appeared first on Universe Today.

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