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NASA selects astrophysics mission proposals for study

Fri, 08/19/2022 - 12:54
One MIDEX proposal, called the Survey and Time-domain Astrophysical Research Explorer or STAR-X, would fly a wide-field X-ray telescope and an ultraviolet telescope to study transient phenomena like supernova explosions.

Here's Why Earth Just Had Its Shortest Day on Record

Fri, 08/19/2022 - 11:51
Beyond just being a quirk of a rotating planet, these variations in day length are also affected by ancient ice sheets, powerful winds and the dynamics of our planet's core. But some day lengths are more ...

Asteroid dust could provide key to understanding water on Earth

Fri, 08/19/2022 - 11:22
Water may have been brought to Earth by asteroids from the outer edges of the solar system, according to scientists analysing samples of rock and dust. Researchers have been studying material gathered from a distant asteroid called Ryugu by the ...

Artemis 1 virtual reality experience aims to bring epic NASA moon launch to you

Fri, 08/19/2022 - 11:00
It's time for virtual reality space fans to start their engines. A new Oculus Quest and VR experience called "Artemis Ascending" will provide an immersive view of the launch pad when NASA's historic Artemis 1 mission lifts off for the moon, ...