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  1. Using the Greenbank Radio Telescope, Breakthrough Listen plans to "listen" to 'Oumuamua to see if there are any signs of alien transmissions.

    The post Breakthrough Listen is Going to Scan ‘Oumuamua, You Know, Just to be Sure it’s Just an Asteroid and Not a Spaceship. appeared first on Universe Today.

  2. Located in the Canes Venatici constellation, roughly 37 million light-years from Earth, is the spiral galaxy know as Messier 63 (aka. the Sunflower Galaxy).

    The post Messier 63 – the Sunflower Galaxy appeared first on Universe Today.

  3. An international team of astronomers, using multiple observatories, have found the youngest and most distant quasar to date.

    The post Too Big, Too Soon. Monster Black Hole Seen Shortly After the Big Bang appeared first on Universe Today.

  4. Welcome to another edition of Constellation Friday! Today, in honor of the late and great Tammy Plotner, we take a look at that fishiest of asterisms – the Dorado constellation. Enjoy! In the 2nd century CE, Greek-Egyptian astronomer Claudius Ptolemaeus (aka. Ptolemy) compiled a list of all the then-known 48 constellations. This treatise, known as […]

    The post The Dorado Constellation appeared first on Universe Today.

  5. A new study lays out why Venus doiesn't have a magnetic field like Earth's. Basically, it may come down to the impact that formed the Moon.

    The post Earth and Venus are the Same Size, so Why Doesn’t Venus Have a Magnetosphere? Maybe it Didn’t Get Smashed Hard Enough appeared first on Universe Today.

  6. Massachusetts-based engineering company Draper recently filed a patent for a navigation system that will be able to bring astronauts home if they get in trouble

    The post Astronauts in Trouble Will be Able to Press the “Take Me Home” Button appeared first on Universe Today.

  7. The Space Debris Sensor (SDS) aboard the International Space Station is allowing scientists to characterize the orbital debris environment

    The post The Space Station is Getting a New Gadget to Detect Space Debris appeared first on Universe Today.

  8. 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: Regular viewers of the Weekly Space Hangout will remember Brian as one of our regular weekly contributors. Today he joins us as our Special Guest to […]

    The post Weekly Space Hangout – Dec. 6, 2017: Brian Koberlein and “Big Science” appeared first on Universe Today.

  9. While examining a previously-discovered exoplanet, an international team of astronomers discovered a second Super-Earth around the star.

    The post Two new Super-Earths Discovered Around a Red Dwarf Star appeared first on Universe Today.

  10. Of the many methods used to detect extra-solar planets, the most widely-used and effective is the Transit Photometry

    The post What is the Transit Method? appeared first on Universe Today.

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