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Save the Earth… and space

The historic under-regulation of the Earth's atmosphere and the orbital space around it has brought the astronomy and space communities to a critical point where action is needed to move towards a sustainable future. .…

What is a dwarf planet?

Could life exist on a dwarf planet? Three things are necessary for life: liquid water, a source of energy, and organic molecules, that is to say molecules containing carbon. More than 100 miles (161 kilometers) below Pluto's surface, a…

Space missions to watch in 2022

Everybody goes to the moon Putting a rocket into orbit around the Earth is a technical feat, but it only takes half a day's journey. Fifty years after the last person was on Earth's nearest neighbor, 2022 will see a crowded list of lunar…

Map the universe in 3D

"It's constant work going on to make this instrument work," said Ohio State University physicist Klaus Honscheid, an instrument scientist on the project, in a press release. “You have to position each robot to collect light from galaxies…