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Mars theory gets dusted: Streaks may be sand, not water

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Study: Streaks on Mars sign of flowing sand, not water

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Tonight’s Spectacular Meteor Shower Will Fill the Sky With Radiant Shooting Stars

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Is Life Locked in Ice on Mars?

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Friday Will Be Great Night To See Leonid Meteor Shower

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Weather Blog: How To View The Leonid Meteor Shower

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‘Quite a ride’: NASA readies supersonic parachute for Mars mission (VIDEO)

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NASA Captures 20 Years of Seasonal Changes
(17 Nov 2017) RESTRICTION SUMMARY: MUST COURTESY NASA NASA TV - MUST COURTESY NASA Greenbelt, Maryland - 17 November 2017 ++SOUNDBITE PARTIALLY COVERED WITH IMAGES AT SOURCE++ 1. SOUNDBITE (English) Carlos del Castillo, NASA Oceanographer: "NASA has a fleet of satellites that is designed to look at the planet -- different aspects of the planet -- the atmosphere, land, oceans and the ice. And in this particular one, what we're seeing is a compilation of 20 years of data from three satellites that specialize in looking at vegetation over both land and the ocean. So what you're seeing is the changes in seasons, you know, from winter to winter, over 20 years   Read More ...
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Fly-By of Interstellar Asteroid Portends Quadrillion Trillion More in Galaxy
From its vantage on the 10,000-foot summit of Maui’s Haleakala, the Pan-STARRS project is tasked to find asteroids that might threaten our planet. Its cameras image a full seventh of the sky every night, sifting the firmament for hints of anything that moves or changes. On October 19, the project’s computers detected a fast-moving object on images taken the previous evening   Read More ...
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First observed interstellar object is a speedy, cigar-shaped asteroid
Last month, astronomers running the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope in Hawaii spotted an intriguing object moving through our solar system and it became clear pretty quickly that the object, whether it was a comet or an asteroid, had come from outside of our solar system. Now, in a paper published this week in the journal Nature, researchers have described the interstellar visitor, dubbed 'Oumuamua, including its peculiarities as well as its similarities to objects originating in our own solar system   Read More ...
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Mars may not have the water we thought it did, study shows
When it comes to signs of flowing water on Mars, planetary scientists might be getting left high and dry. New research reveals that mysterious dark streaks long thought to be signs of seasonal water activity might actually just be caused by dry sand. The findings, described in the journal Nature Geoscience, indicate that the idea that microbial life might exist on the planet today may not hold water   Read More ...
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A Mysterious Object Flying Past the Sun Is Our First Confirmed Visitor From Another Solar System
A mysterious asteroid detected speeding past the sun in October has been confirmed by scientists to be a visitor from outside our solar system, the first of its kind to be detected. The interstellar rock is traveling at a speed that raised eyebrows amongst astronomers because it was fast enough to leave the sun’s orbit. Its trajectory is hyperbolic — meaning at a different angle to the plane that most objects orbiting the sun coalesce around   Read More ...
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Interstellar Asteroid Looks Like a Spinning Space Cigar
When astronomers using the Pan-STARRS1 telescope in Hawaii spotted a mysterious object dashing through our solar system on Oct. 19, they immediately knew it was something special. Traveling at high speed and originating from interstellar space, this object was originally thought to be an ancient comet, but observations revealed it was, in fact, an asteroid from another star system. "For decades we’ve theorized that such interstellar objects are out there, and now—for the first time—we have direct evidence they exist," Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate at the agency's headquarters in Washington, D   Read More ...
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Mars theory gets dusted: Streaks may be sand, not water
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A new study suggests that dark streaks on Mars represent flowing sand — not water. Monday’s news throws cold water on 2015 research that indicated that lines on some Martian slopes were signs of water currently on the planet. Instead, Arizona scientists report in Nature Geoscience that these lines appear more like dry, steep flows of sand, rather than water trickling downhill, at or near the surface   Read More ...
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First-Known Interstellar Object Looks...Pretty Weird
Scientists now have an idea of what the first recorded extra-solar asteroid looked like. The hunk of rock of that whipped through the solar system in October looks like no other asteroid we’ve seen before, they say, long and thin like a javelin and colored red from millions of years of accumulated radiation exposure. The coloration wasn’t surprising, but the shape was, say astronomers from the European Southern Observatory   Read More ...
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Meet 'Oumuamua, the first-ever asteroid from another solar system spotted by astronomers
This UFO has been identified. A long, cigar-shaped hunk of rock that whizzed past the sun last month originated from another solar system, according to NASA. The interstellar asteroid, named ‘Oumuamua, or Hawaiian for messenger, is believed to have been wandering through the Milky Way for hundreds of millions of years before it was spotted on Oct. 19 by Robert Weryk at the University of Hawaii   Read More ...
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Streaks on Mars may be sand, not water
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A new study suggests that dark streaks on Mars represent flowing sand – not water. Monday’s news throws cold water on 2015 research that indicated that lines on some Martian slopes were signs of water currently on the planet. Instead, Arizona scientists report in Nature Geoscience that these lines appear more like dry, steep flows of sand, rather than water trickling downhill, at or near the surface   Read More ...
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Flows of 'water' on Mars may actually be sand, new study reveals
The flows correlate more with sand on active dunes rather than subsurface water Researchers studies flows at 10 sites Since the discovery of dark streaks on the slopes of Mars in 2011, astronomers have been excited about potential evidence of water beneath the surface of the red planet. If there are subsurface water flows on Mars, they could allow life -- even on a microbial level -- to exist as well   Read More ...
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The case for flowing water on Mars is drying up
In 2015, NASA announced that it had “the best evidence yet” for water flowing on the surface of Mars: Dark, apparently damp streaks spotted on the Red Planet contained salts associated with liquid water. The news had NASA's head of planetary science, Jim Green, imagining future astronauts slurping up the salty sludge as they explored the Red Planet. “Mark Watney could have taken advantage of this discovery,” he told The Washington Post at the time, referring to the central character of the movie “The Martian   Read More ...
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All the reasons why humans shouldn’t colonize Mars, according to experts
Chris McKay, a planetary scientist at NASA’s Ames Research Center, maintains that the only plausible economic motivation for a Martian colony is for it to serve as a government base, downplaying the possibility of either tourism or mining operations playing that role. “The analogy here is the Antarctic bases from 1955 to about 1990,” he told Futurism. “During this time virtually all Antarctic bases were [government] science research bases in accordance with the Antarctic Treaty   Read More ...
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It came from outer space: Astronomers discover first asteroid from outside our solar system
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Author Weir takes readers to the moon in 'Artemis'
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Meet 'Oumuamua, the first observed interstellar visitor to our solar system
A strange visitor to our solar system has been identified as an interstellar asteroid It's zooming through our solar system and will leave in 2019 (CNN)On October 19, the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope in Hawaii spotted something strange zooming through our solar system. It turned out to be a visitor from beyond our solar system, and it's unlike anything astronomers have seen before   Read More ...
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Study: Streaks on Mars sign of flowing sand, not water
Cape Canaveral, Fla. — A new study suggests that dark streaks on Mars are signs of flowing sand — not water. Monday’s news throws cold water on 2015 research that indicated these recurring slope lines were signs of water currently on Mars. Instead, Arizona scientists said these lines appear more like dry, steep flows of sand, rather than water trickling downhill, at or near the surface   Read More ...
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Scientists throw cold water on Mars water finding
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Why Pluto is even colder than it should be
When the New Horizons spacecraft arrived at Pluto in 2015, the probe revealed the dwarf planet's true nature: Pluto is a frozen lump, sure, but it is an odd and interesting lump. Pluto has a heart-shaped icecap that, in theory, could hide an ocean. For no obvious reason, Pluto spits out X-rays. And when New Horizons took Pluto's temperature, the dwarf planet was cold — colder, even, than anyone had predicted   Read More ...
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Search For Alien Life: Private-Funded Mission To Saturn Moon Enceladus May Precede NASA By Years
The search for alien life may soon be expanded to include a privately funded mission to Saturn’s moon, Enceladus, one that would precede a future trip by NASA by several years. Breakthrough Initiatives, the alien contact project sponsored by Russian billionaire Yuri Milner, is currently open to the idea and could, within the next few years, launch a spacecraft designed to attempt to confirm the presence of life in the liquid depths suspected to exist beneath the surface of the moon   Read More ...
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BC-BKN--Bulls-Suns,1st Ld-Writethru
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Monday's Montanan: Lindelof links love of Montana with work on moon landings
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‘Fake’ Apollo moon landing photo causes new conspiracy buzz on social media
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Arctic Finland Scientists Eager To Locate Landing Site Of Extremely Bright Meteor Spotted Soaring Across Sky
A flaming ball of fire was spotted in the Thursday night sky above Arctic Finland. With “the glow of 100 moons,” the fiery meteor crashed down somewhere in Finland around 6:40 p.m., producing a significant blast that was seen for miles. Scientists calculate the space rock was traveling northeast as it zoomed through the atmosphere and likely landed near where Finland borders Russia and Norway   Read More ...
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Please stop annoying this NASA scientist with your ridiculous Planet X doomsday theories
David Morrison is a real NASA scientist who studies real planets and makes real discoveries about the real universe. Unfortunately for him, Morrison’s duties also include debunking perennial Internet theories that a fake planet is about to destroy the Earth, which was supposed to happen in 2003, then 2012, then Sept. 23, then October — and now the world is supposed to end again some time Sunday   Read More ...
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YouTube Conspiracy Theorist Alleges Apollo 17 Moon Landing Was Faked By NASA
A YouTube user claims to have evidence that NASA’s Apollo 17 moon landing was “fake,” adding to the list of conspiracy theories doubting the fact that America was responsible for putting the first men on the moon. Three years after Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men on the moon, NASA launched the Apollo 17 mission in December 1972, as astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt spent a shade over 22 hours on the lunar surface, while Ronald Evans stayed onboard the spacecraft and orbited the moon   Read More ...
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NASA time-lapse of Earth's 20 years shows how the planet is changing
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‘Fireball’ Meteor Spotted In Space Falling To Planet Earth
European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Paolo Nespoli captured a fireball meteor while filming the magnificent view of the planet Earth from space last Nov. 5. The fireball meteor flew over the southern Atlantic Ocean toward Kazakhstan and orbited about 250 miles above the Earth. Detlef Koschny, the co-manager of the near-Earth object (NEO) segment of ESA’s Space Situational program confirmed that it indeed looks like a bright meteor or fireball   Read More ...
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Some weekend sun, a shot at 50 Thanksgiving week?
The good weather news? The meteorological stars appear to be aligning for mostly hassle-free Thanksgiving travel around the Upper Midwest. First, we enjoy a blustery and cooler weekend. The trade-off is the sun will shine again Saturday afternoon and most of Sunday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Global Forecast System model depicts our persistently pesky November cloud shield giving way to more sunshine this weekend   Read More ...
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Need Christmas gift ideas? Try gigantic cashews, suede hats at Detroit's Winter Markets
Looking for something different for Christmas? Detroit's new Winter Markets have everything from soup to nuts — literally. Just ask Frank Tymrak. "We have the largest cashews on the planet. Not just metro Detroit, but on the planet," said Tymrak of the Detroit City Nut Factory at the the winter market at Cadillac Square. “We supply the finest restaurants in metro Detroit, bakeries, food service and we also have a retail line called Woodard Farms,’’ said Tymrak   Read More ...
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Tonight’s Spectacular Meteor Shower Will Fill the Sky With Radiant Shooting Stars
Find yourself a dark outdoor place (and maybe a friend) tonight. On Friday, November 17, the fantastic annual spectacle of the Leonid meteor shower will hit its peak around midnight. And 2017 will be a particularly special year to view it, since this year the shower coincides with a new moon. For those of us who are not experts on lunar phases, this means that the lack of light shining from the moon in the sky will make everything especially dark — perfect viewing conditions for a meteor shower   Read More ...
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Is Life Locked in Ice on Mars?
Missions from above and on the surface have been searching for life on Mars for years. But there’s an important question worth asking, amidst this vital search: If life once thrived there, how long could even extreme microorganisms survive in Mars’ current harsh conditions? And where might they best survive? The paper, published in the journal Extremophiles, focused on naturally occurring microbes in Arctic permafrost sedimentary rocks, one of the best analogues we have to martian regolith here on Earth   Read More ...
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Pluto is even colder than it should be, researchers say
When the New Horizons spacecraft arrived at Pluto in 2015, the probe revealed the dwarf planet’s true nature: Pluto is a frozen lump, but it is an odd and interesting lump. Pluto has a heart-shaped icecap that, in theory, could hide an ocean. For no obvious reason, Pluto spits out X-rays. And when New Horizons took Pluto’s temperature, the dwarf planet was even colder than anyone had predicted   Read More ...
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Hazy Skies Cool Down Pluto
Pluto’s atmosphere is even more bone-chillingly cold than one might expect 5 billion kilometres from the Sun. New research suggests that’s because of the smog that envelops the dwarf planet. “Haze is responsible for all the atmospheric cooling,” says Xi Zhang, a planetary scientist at the University of California in Santa Cruz. He and his colleagues describe the findings in the 16 November issue of Nature   Read More ...
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Friday Will Be Great Night To See Leonid Meteor Shower
By Terry Eliasen, Meteorologist, WBZ-TV Exec. Weather Producer. BOSTON (CBS) – Here’s an astronomical riddle for you… What do the following have in common: The Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Mercury, the International Space Station, and the Leonid Meteor Shower? Give up? You can see them all in our sky on Friday! How cool! In what can only be described as a sky lover’s dream, we truly have a terrific day ahead for viewing several other-worldly objects from our little perch on Planet Earth   Read More ...
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Weather Blog: How To View The Leonid Meteor Shower
Get ready star gazers! For the second weekend in a row we have a meteor shower reaching peak activity. The Leonid meteor shower is peaking late Friday night into early Saturday morning before dawn. These meteors, like the Taurids, will be bright and long lasting. This annual November event is always spectacular, as long as the Moon and weather cooperate. Clear skies are in the forecast for the CSRA Friday night and early Saturday morning   Read More ...
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16,000 scientists sign dire warning to humanity over health of planet
Related Coverage (CNN) — More than 16,000 scientists from 184 countries have published a second warning to humanity advising that we need to change our wicked ways to help the planet. In 1992, 1,700 independent scientists signed the “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity.” The letter warned that “human beings and the natural world are on a collision course” and if environmental damage was not stopped, our future was at risk   Read More ...
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Leonid meteor shower to peak this weekend
Prepare for plenty of shooting stars in the night sky during the Leonid meteor shower. They will appear to come from the constellation Leo the Lion in the east. And this year, it coincides with a New Moon. USA TODAY. Be sure to keep an eye to the sky this weekend: The peak of the Leonid meteor shower— an annual mid-November treat — will be visible across the night sky late Friday night and early Saturday morning   Read More ...
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This planet may have conditions for life. The only problem is it’s 11 light-years away
There’s a new place to look for life in the universe. Astronomers announced Wednesday the discovery of an Earth-size planet around a small red star in our corner of the galaxy. The planet could hold liquid water and conditions favorable for life. The star, Ross 128, is not the closest with a planet similar in size to ours. That would be the sun’s next-door neighbor, Proxima Centauri, just 4   Read More ...
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