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Friday
May 27 2016
22:37 UTC

Back to the Moon? New House bill defunds NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission

Sending human astronauts to Mars is a dream shared by many, but there are still challenges to overcome and the question of just how to accomplish it is a subject of intense debate. Some supporters advocate sending a mission directly to Mars, while others think that returning to the Moon first, for potentially beneficial training, … Continue Reading →The post Back to the Moon? New House bill defunds NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission appeared first on planetaria.

Posted by The Meridiani Journal

Friday
May 27 2016
19:46 UTC

Weekly Space Hangout — May 27, 2016: Dr. Seth Shostak

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: Dr. Seth Shostak is the Senior Astronomer at the SETI Institute. He also heads up the International Academy of Astronautics' SETI Permanent Committee. In addition, Seth is keen on outreach activities: interesting the public — and especially young people — in science in general, and astrobiology in particular. He's […]The post Weekly Space Hangout – May 27, 2016: Dr. Seth Shostak appeared first on Universe Today.

Posted by Universe Today

Wednesday
May 18 2016
18:45 UTC

Friendly Giants Have Cozy Habitable Zones Too

It is an well-known fact that all stars have a lifespan. This begins with their formation, then continues through their Main Sequence phase (which constitutes the majority of their life) before ending in death. In most cases, stars will swell up to several hundred times their normal size as they exit the Main Sequence phase of their life, during which time they will likely consume any planets that orbit closely to them. However, for planets that orbit the star at greater distances (beyond the sys

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