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Cassini Grand Finale Death Dive to Occur on Friday (With Photo Gallery)

By astronimate / 5 days ago

Cassini Grand Finale Death Dive to Occur on Friday Orbiting and studying the ringed planet since 2004, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has unlocked a veritable treasure trove of information about Saturn, moons and our entire solar system. From breathtaking photos to discovering potential underground oceans, the mission has been an utter success. Unfortunately, time is up, […]

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How Do Stars Die? A Simple Walkthrough (With Pictures)

By astronimate / 3 weeks ago

How Do Stars Die? A Simple Walkthrough (With Pictures) Throughout all human history, we gaze up at a beautiful canvas of thousands of stars. In fact, these are a mere fraction of the stars in just our Milky Way galaxy alone! Mythologies, artwork, games and everything else include stars. But, have you ever wondered, “how […]

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FOUND! New Hottest Known Planet, KELT-9b is Hotter Than Most Stars

By astronimate / a few months ago

FOUND! New Hottest Known Planet, KELT-9b is Hotter Than Most Stars Since confirming our first official exoplanet discovery in the early 1990s, we have spotted all shapes, sizes, speeds and more. However, this week crowns a new champion for hottest known planet, KELT-9b. Hottest of Hot Jupiters In our exoplanet search, it’s not uncommon to […]

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NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Snaps Stunning Photo from Inside Jupiter’s Rings

By astronimate / a few months ago

NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Snaps Stunning Photo from Inside Jupiter’s Rings Since its exciting arrival at the king of planets last Independence Day, NASA’s Juno spacecraft has been hard at work, deeply examining Jupiter. Not to mention, fascinating finds and awe-inspiring photos have trickled in along the way. Yet, among the most stunning photos so far […]

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Cassini Spacecraft Starts Diving Through Saturn’s Rings Today

By astronimate / a few months ago

Cassini Spacecraft Starts Diving Through Saturn’s Rings Today Since launching in 1997, NASA’s Cassini mission has filled two decades to the brim with ground-breaking exploration of the most famous planet, Saturn. In fact, Cassini’s Huygens lander landed on Saturn’s moon, Titan, delivering otherworldly views of our solar system. Not to mention, Cassini discovered evidence for […]

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Watch a Huge Near-Earth Asteroid SAFELY Pass by Earth April 19!

By astronimate / a few months ago

Watch a Huge Near-Earth Asteroid SAFELY Pass by Earth April 19! Anyone who’s seen movies like Armageddon or Deep Impact knows that asteroids hitting Earth would be bad. Actually, even seemingly small space debris could cause global tragedy, no doubt. But, what if you could safely watch an asteroid pass by Earth? Well, your chance […]

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How to Find Planet Nine in Three Simple Steps

By astronimate / 7 months ago

How to Find Planet Nine in Three Simple Steps On future job resumes, how would you like to list, “discovered ninth planet?” Besides, wouldn’t you feel wonderful knowing you’ve earned a place in scientific history? Then, NASA has some very hopeful news for you! Enlisting the public’s help, NASA wants you to hunt an undiscovered […]

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Donald Trump Space Program: What Comes Next for NASA and Space Exploration?

By astronimate / 7 months ago

Donald Trump Space Program: What Comes Next for NASA and Space Exploration? Now, Donald Trump is officially in the oval office. And, as cabinets are being assembled and appointed left-and-right, what will become of the space program? Which NASA programs will Trump keep, enhance and eliminate? Without further ado, here are some important things to […]

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