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Colliding neutron stars - NPR

Colliding neutron stars – NPR

Astronomers Strike Gravitational Gold In Colliding Neutron Stars
For the first time, scientists have caught two neutron stars in the act of colliding, revealing that these strange smashups are the source of heavy elements such as gold and platinum…more

-BBC

-BBC

The place spacecraft go to die
China’s Tiangong-1 space station is currently out of control and expected to fall back to Earth next year. But not in the remote place where many other spacecraft end their days. Explorers and adventurers often look for new places to conquer…more

-NASA/JPL

-NASA/JPL

Nasa carbon space observatory ‘watches Earth breathe’
A Nasa satellite has provided remarkable new insights on how CO2 is moved through the Earth’s atmosphere. The Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO) tracked the behaviour of the gas in 2015/2016 – a period when the planet experienced a major El Niño event…more

-NASA/JPL


Astronomers Race to Study a Mystery Object From Outside Our Solar System
For the first time that we know, an interstellar visitor has zoomed through our solar system. The small space rock, tentatively called A/2017 U1, is about a quarter of a mile long and astronomers across the world are racing to study it before it departs just as quickly as it arrived…more

Sync your calendar with the solar system
Add the calendar on Google or iOS…more

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