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Mysterious flashing star seems destined for an explosive end

Added: 18.09.2017 8:58 | 1 views | 0 comments

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A detective story that began in the 1950s when a star seemed to go supernova but survived ended this month when someone figured out what was going on

Source: www.newscientist.com

Watching Cassini’s last moments from inside NASA mission control

Added: 15.09.2017 15:25 | 0 views | 0 comments

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The Cassini team was at once somber and excited as they watched the spacecraft’s radio heartbeat flicker out. Mika McKinnon joined them to say goodbye

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Source: www.newscientist.com

Brown dwarfs have strong magnetic fields just like real stars

Added: 15.09.2017 13:11 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Failed stars called brown dwarfs straddle the line between big planets and small stars. An observation of a magnetic field puts another tick in the star column

Source: www.newscientist.com

Final pictures from Cassini as probe smashes into Saturn

Added: 15.09.2017 11:55 | 1 views | 0 comments

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Say goodbye to humanity’s outpost at Saturn with a look at Cassini’s final images before it was swallowed by Saturn’s atmosphere

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Source: www.newscientist.com

Cassini takes last look at the ring patterns made by mini moons

Added: 15.09.2017 11:49 | 0 views | 0 comments


These unusual patterns in Saturn's rings give us clues to what happens when planets are born, and may help us understand how our solar system formed

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Source: www.newscientist.com

Tears for Cassini: why it’s OK to well up over a lump of metal

Added: 15.09.2017 0:25 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Expect more of the modern phenomenon of mass mourning for a machine when the space probe Cassini makes its death dive into Saturn, says Joelle Renstrom

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Source: www.newscientist.com

Cassini’s Grand Finale: The spacecraft that unveiled Saturn

Added: 14.09.2017 8:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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From magical rings to loony moons to giant polar hurricanes, in 13 years orbiting Saturn the Cassini probe has exposed many wonders. Here's our pick

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Source: www.newscientist.com

Cassini to live-stream its final moments in Saturn’s atmosphere

Added: 13.09.2017 9:02 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Before the Cassini spacecraft ends its 20-year mission by disintegrating in Saturn’s atmosphere, we have one last chance for new information on the gas giant

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Source: www.newscientist.com

Cassini’s Grand Finale: The ups and downs of our 20-year mission

Added: 13.09.2017 8:00 | 0 views | 0 comments


Michele Dougherty's team rode its luck to make eye-opening discoveries around Saturn and its moons. She reveals the project's pleasures and pains

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Source: www.newscientist.com

The Farthest: How the Voyager story keeps on giving

Added: 12.09.2017 12:55 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Forty years after the Voyager spacecraft launched, a movie captures the grandeur of the project – plus its alien appeal

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Source: www.newscientist.com

Nine probes reached the outer solar system: Where are they now?

Added: 12.09.2017 8:00 | 1 views | 0 comments

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Besides Cassini, eight missions have passed the asteroid belt – and several are still broadcasting from the furthest solar system and beyond

Source: www.newscientist.com

Cassini’s 10 best pictures from its 13-year voyage around Saturn

Added: 12.09.2017 6:30 | 0 views | 0 comments

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On 15 September, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will crash into Saturn, ending its mission with a bang. New Scientist looks back at 10 of its best images

Source: www.newscientist.com

Cassini’s Grand Finale: Where next in the search for alien life

Added: 11.09.2017 12:05 | 1 views | 0 comments

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Without Cassini and its forebears we would never have guessed life may lurk in the cold outer reaches of the solar system – now we know just where to look

Source: www.newscientist.com

Slingshot around Titan is the beginning of the end for Cassini

Added: 11.09.2017 9:33 | 0 views | 0 comments

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The Cassini spacecraft is passing by Titan on its final nosedive into Saturn. Plenty has been revealed about Saturn’s largest moon on Cassini’s 20-year mission

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Source: www.newscientist.com

Our sun probably didn’t steal Planet Nine from outer space

Added: 11.09.2017 8:51 | 0 views | 0 comments

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If there is a Planet Nine lurking in the outer reaches of our solar system, it was probably born close to the sun rather than snatched up from afar

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Source: www.newscientist.com

Low-oxygen dwarf galaxy shows us how the early universe looked

Added: 08.09.2017 13:49 | 0 views | 0 comments


A star factory with the lowest oxygen level ever seen in such a galaxy could help us understand how the elements were distributed after the big bang

Source: www.newscientist.com

Win the chance to speak to an astronaut on the ISS

Added: 07.09.2017 11:30 | 0 views | 0 comments

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London calling low-Earth orbit. Enter our New Scientist Live competition to pose a question to an astronaut in a live communications link-up with the International Space Station

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Source: www.newscientist.com

The sun just belched out the strongest solar flare in 12 years

Added: 06.09.2017 14:25 | 0 views | 0 comments

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If your GPS has been acting funny, take it up with the sun. Our star has released the most powerful solar flare since 2005

Source: www.newscientist.com

Jupiter’s powerful aurora is surprisingly different from Earth’s

Added: 06.09.2017 14:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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We always assumed that auroras on Jupiter were caused by the same process that bring the swirling light shows to Earth. New observations show that they aren’t

Source: www.newscientist.com

Some of Uranus’s small moons are doomed to collide

Added: 04.09.2017 12:20 | 0 views | 0 comments


The first measurement of the mass of a small Uranian moon suggests it will be obliterated after smashing into one of its neighbours in the next million years

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Source: www.newscientist.com

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