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  • Mysterious Europa Gets an Extreme Closeup From NASA’s Juno Probe
    Over the course of a brief two-hour opportunity, NASA’s Juno spacecraft captured a rare close look at Europa, an ice-covered moon of Jupiter that’s thought to harbor a hidden ocean — and perhaps an extraterrestrial strain of marine life. Juno has been orbiting Jupiter since 2016, but this week brought the best opportunity to look … Continue reading "Mysterious Europa Gets an Extreme Closeup From NASA’s Juno Probe" The post Mysterious Europa Gets an Extreme Closeup From NASA’s Juno Probe appeared first on Universe Today....
  • The Moon was Pummeled by Asteroids at the Same Time the Dinosaurs Died. Coincidence?
    It only takes a quick look at the Moon to see its impact-beaten surface. There are craters everywhere. Some of those impact sites apparently date back to the same time some very large asteroids were whacking Earth. One of them formed Chixculub Crater under the Yucatan Peninsula. That impact set in motion catastrophic events that … Continue reading "The Moon was Pummeled by Asteroids at the Same Time the Dinosaurs Died. Coincidence?" The post The Moon was Pummeled by Asteroids at the Same Time the Dinosaurs Died. Coincidence? appeared first on Universe Today....
  • DART Impact Seen by Hubble and Webb
    What happens when you whack a little asteroid with an even littler spacecraft? People around the world watched on the 26th of September when the DART mission smashed into the side of Dimorphos. This tiny worldlet is a companion asteroid to Didymos. It was the world’s first test of the kinetic impact technique, using a … Continue reading "DART Impact Seen by Hubble and Webb" The post DART Impact Seen by Hubble and Webb appeared first on Universe Today....
  • NASA and SpaceX Will Study Low-Cost Plan to Give Hubble a Boost
    NASA and SpaceX say they’ll conduct a feasibility study into a plan to reboost the 32-year-old Hubble Space Telescope to a more sustainable orbit, potentially at little or no cost to NASA. The plan could follow the model set by last year’s Inspiration4 mission, an orbital trip that was facilitated by SpaceX and paid for … Continue reading "NASA and SpaceX Will Study Low-Cost Plan to Give Hubble a Boost" The post NASA and SpaceX Will Study Low-Cost Plan to Give Hubble a Boost appeared first on Universe Today....
  • The First Telescope Images of DART's Impact are Starting to Arrive
    The ESA just released a video that shows the DART mission impacting the double-asteroid system of Didymos and Dimorphos. The post The First Telescope Images of DART's Impact are Starting to Arrive appeared first on Universe Today....
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