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Since it was first discovered in 1974, astronomers have been dying to get a better look at the Supermassive Black Hole (SBH) at the center of our galaxy. Known as Sagittarius A*, scientists have only been able to gauge the position and mass of this SBH by…
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Visit the Astronomy Cast Page to subscribe to the audio podcast! We record Astronomy Cast as a live Google+ Hangout on Air every Monday at 12:00 pm Pacific / 3:00 pm Eastern. You can watch here on Universe Today or from the Astronomy Cast Google+ page.
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Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: Dr. James Green is the NASA Director of Planetary Science. Guests: Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg) Dave Dickinson (www.astroguyz.com / @astroguyz) Kimberly Cartier ( KimberlyCartier.org /…
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The long awaited maiden launch of Orbital ATK’s revamped Antares commercial rocket utilizing new first stage engines, from its Virginia launch base, will likely slip from July to August, a company spokesperson confirmed to Universe Today.
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Since the Authorization Act of 2010, NASA has been pushing ahead with the goal of sending astronauts to Mars by the 2030s. The latter part of this goal has been the subject of much attention in recent years, and for good reason. Sending crewed missions to…
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But that has a lot to do with NASA operations and engineering support. 
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CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL — The pancaked leftovers of a SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage from last week’s successful commercial launch but hard landing at sea, pulled silently into its home port over the weekend - thereby ending a string of three…
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Today’s (June 24) spectacular launch of the most powerful version of the venerable Atlas V rocket from the sunshine state completes the orbital deployment of a constellation of advanced tactical communications satellites for the U.S. Navy.
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Orbital images of Mars can provide useful information on the changing nature of the Martian surface. And eye candy too!
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Minor planets like Chariklo are good at keeping their ring systems away from larger planets, and we are beginning to understand why
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According to Boeing, the first test launch of its Starliner crew capsule will take place in February 2018, a four month delay from its original date of October 2017.
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Both SpaceX and Boeing have hurdles. Boeing's built many of the ISS modules but this is their first time at a human-rated ship. SpaceX's Dragon 2 is based on the Dragon cargo but NASA is ensuring a greater level of safety through several more certification reviews than Boeing. SpaceX will likely fly first, unmanned around June 2017 and crewed test by September 2017--if their work is completed.
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Port Canaveral is considering a hefty raise to the fees it charges SpaceX for handling recovered boosters.
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A transient third Van Allen belt was first observed in 2013, and new research explains how it was formed.
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