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Another day exploring the universe: planets, asteroids, comets, exoplanets and galaxies
Another day exploring the universe: planets, asteroids, comets, exoplanets and galaxies

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Weird science just in from NASA’s #Cassini mission to #Saturn:
- Length of Saturn’s day remains unknown
- Planet’s magnetic field has no tilt
- Its rings have mysterious plateaus

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Panorama-rama! @MarsRovers’ Oppy took this series of photos before entering the upper end of “Perseverance Valley”


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Sharp Eye: +NASA's #Hubble Space Telescope captured the tiny moon #Phobos during its orbital trek around #Mars. 

Solar conjunction what’s your function? About every two years, Earth and Mars end up on opposite sides of the sun, blocking spacecraft communication.

More info: https://go.nasa.gov/2voI7ix



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Live now: What new findings has NASA’s #Curiosity rover uncovered in her five years on #Mars? Watch + chat:


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Great spot! +NASA's #Juno mission and citizen scientists team up to make first ever close-up images of #Jupiter's #GreatRedSpot



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This August, +NASA's #Curiosity rover will celebrate five years on #Mars 🎉🤖🎉 Tune in this Thursday to hear about the mission’s latest findings. 

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NASA’s Curiosity #Mars rover is investigating “Vera Rubin Ridge,” named for astronomer Vera Cooper Rubin. The ridge contains hematite, which can reveal information about ancient environments on the Red Planet.

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It’s (not) a small world: Some exoplanets are larger than they seem due to a second hidden star in their systems.


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t’s a new dawn: The light of a new day on Saturn illuminates the planet’s wavy cloud patterns and the smooth arcs of the vast rings. Photo by +NASA's #Cassini mission.


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