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Space News Update August 2019 – Exoplanets with TESS & Hubble

Rhiannon Williams 2019-08-10

This time spacefans, we’re all about exoplanets as TESS has its first birthday. TESS FINDS SEVERAL NEW WORLDS The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite is celebrating its first year in operation in style by finding several new planets in different systems….

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Space News Update July 2019—Titan, Tess, and 50 Years

Rhiannon Williams 2019-07-20

Happy Anniversary, spacefans! This time, we have a new mission to Titan, Tess finds tiny exoplanet and NASA celebrates 50 years since we first went to the Moon, DRAGONFLY MISSION TO TITAN ANNOUCED BY NASA TO SEARCH FOR LIFE Called…

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Space News Update June 2019—Martian Oceans, The Neptune Desert, and Boarding For Mars

Rhiannon Williams 2019-06-02

This time spacefans we’re spending some time on Mars and puzzling over a forbidden planet! DID DUST STORMS DESTROY MARS’ OCEANS? Dust is a pest everywhere, but a particular pest on Mars, where the entire planet can be blotted from…

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Space News Update May 2019: Marsquakes, Dust Storms, and Oumuamua

Rhiannon Williams 2019-05-05

Happy Belated Star Wars Day! I’d like to hope that May the 4th is with you and Revenge of the 6th if you’re that way inclined! This time, spacefans we’re checking out some Mars news. MARSQUAKES The new InSight mission…

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Space News Update April 2019: Black Hole Imaged, Falcon Heavy Works, Israeli Lander Crashes

Rhiannon Williams 2019-04-14

This time spacefans we have the excitement of an image of a black hole, some rocket science, and the sad demise of a spacecraft. FIRST EVER PICTURE OF A BLACK HOLE Following on from the discovery of gravitational waves, scientists…

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Space News Update February 2019

Rhiannon Williams 2019-02-02

This time spacefans we’re mixing it up a little as I’m snowed in and because I damn well feel like it! As many of you know, I’m an astrobiologist and hunting aliens is what I do, but I’ve never really…

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Space News Update—January 2019

Rhiannon Williams 2019-01-05

It’s been a busy month spacefans! I hope that you’ve all readjusted back to normality, can remember what day it is and that mince pies and prosecco are no longer acceptable for breakfast. This time we have the latest New…

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Science: Gravity and Dimensions

Roudin 2018-12-07

The cosmic force of gravity has been a hot topic the last few years thanks to a few big Hollywood movies. Two recent studies, though, may have delivered a blow to the theories surrounding extra dimensions that we can’t see,…

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Space News Update December 2018—InSight Lands on Mars

Rhiannon Williams 2018-12-01

Its been a very exciting time lately spacefans! I hope all my US spacepeeps are over the turkey coma as this time we’re all about Mars! Insight Arrives Safely on Mars! I don’t know about you, but I for one…

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Space News Update: November 2018—Kepler And Dawn Missions End, BepiColumbo Begins

Rhiannon Williams 2018-11-03

This time spacefans, we say farewell to two old friends, say hi to a possible exomoon, and arrive at Mercury! So Long Kepler And Thanks For All The Exoplanets Launched in 2009 after nine years of operation, the stunningly successful…

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Project Discovery Study Published

Rhiannon Williams 2018-09-12

A new study, published in the September issue of Nature Biotechnology—the researchers who employed Eve Online players as citizen scientists—has helped boost the AI system used for predicting protein localization on a subcellular level. The comparison between players’ observations with those…

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Space News Update September 2018 – Ice on the Moon, Water on Jupiter

Rhiannon Williams 2018-09-01

It’s been a busy time lately spacefans! I hope you all had a chance to view the Geminid meteor shower and take a look at Mars close up. This time we’re taking a short trip around the neighborhood. CONFIRMED ICE…

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Space News Update August 2018: Lake on Mars, and Space Telescopes

Rhiannon Williams 2018-08-04

It’s been another busy month spacefans. After last month’s revelations around Enceladus, which never fails to entertain, Mars has of course provide even more fun news and where the heck is our new space telescope? SUBSURFACE LAKE DISCOVERED ON MARS…

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Space News Update July 2018: Organic Enceladus!

Rhiannon Williams 2018-07-07

Its been a busy month spacefans,  the now finished Cassini mission continues to deliver, we celebrate the birth of a cute baby planet, and there are some treats ahead if you like gazing at the sky! COMPLEX ORGANIC MOLECULES FOUND…