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  1. In a strange development, a new ESA-supported study has shown that urine could actually help astronauts build bases on the Moon

    The post Astronaut Pee Will Help Build Bases on the Moon appeared first on Universe Today.

  2. Musk recently posted photos of the latest Starship prototype, which were recently assembled and shipped to Boca Chica to begin testing.

    The post SpaceX Almost Ready to Start Testing its Third Starship Prototype. Let’s Hope it Doesn’t Explode appeared first on Universe Today.

  3. I know you’re Googling “flocculent” right now, unless you happen to be a chemist, or maybe a home brewer. You could spend each day of your life staring at a different galaxy, and you’d never even come remotely close to seeing even a tiny percentage of all the galaxies in the Universe. Of course, nobody …

    The post This Galaxy is the Very Definition of “Flocculent” appeared first on Universe Today.

  4. Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier ) Pam Hoffman (EverydaySpacer.com / @EverydaySpacer) Michael Rodruck (@michaelrodruck) Announcements: This week we are airing Fraser’s prerecorded interview with Dr. Robert B. Hayes, Associate Professor of Nuclear Engineering at North Carolina State University. Dr. Hayes is co-author of a recent paper published January 7. 2020, in …

    The post Weekly Space Hangout: April 1, 2020 – Dr. Robert B. Hayes and Radiation Shielding in Space appeared first on Universe Today.

  5. A series of studies has shown that the seeds of supermassive black holes and relativistic jets existed much sooner than expected

    The post How were Supermassive Black Holes Already Forming and Releasing Powerful Jets Shortly After the Big Bang? appeared first on Universe Today.

  6. Astronomers like observing distant young stars as they form. Stars are born out of a molecular cloud, and once enough of the matter in that cloud clumps together, fusion ignites and a star begins its life. The leftover material from the formation of the star is called a circumstellar disk. As the material in the …

    The post Are the Gaps in These Disks Caused by Planets? appeared first on Universe Today.

  7. A new study shows how the presence of a cloud layer could make it harder for the James Webb Space Telescope to detect water on exoplanets.

    The post How Will Clouds Obscure the View of Exoplanet Surfaces? appeared first on Universe Today.

  8. Every second of every day, our sun spits out a stream of tiny high-energy particles, known as the solar wind. This wind blows throughout the solar system, extending far beyond the orbits of the planets and out into interstellar space. But the farther from the sun the wind gets, the more slowly it streams, changing …

    The post The heliosphere looks a lot weirder than we originally thought appeared first on Universe Today.

  9. NASA and the University of Arizona have released a stunning new global map of asteroid Bennu. At 2 inches (5 cm) per pixel, this is the highest-resolution global map of any planetary body. This hi-res map will help guide the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft to the surface of the asteroid to collect a sample, currently scheduled for …

    The post Highest Resolution Mosaic Image of the Surface of Bennu appeared first on Universe Today.

  10. The CHIME radio telescope array has detected nine new fast radio bursts on repeat, which are revealing things about this strange phenomenon

    The post Even More Repeating Fast Radio Bursts Discovered appeared first on Universe Today.

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