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Asteroids could have delivered water to the early Earth

Shooting mineral pellets at a simulated planet suggests an impact wouldn’t have boiled all of an asteroid’s water away.

10 hours ago from ScienceNews

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UK might have to build a new satellite system after Brexit, government says

Project was launched as a rival to the US global positioning system

12 hours ago from The Independent

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Seventh EU Sentinel goes into orbit

Europe's latest Earth observation satellite will focus on the behaviour and health of oceans.

3 hours ago from BBC News

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New thermal coatings for spacecraft and satellites developed using metamaterials

A team of researchers, which includes the University of Southampton, have developed new technology which could prompt a significant change for a spacecraft or satellite.

16 hours ago from Phys.org

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Magma ocean may be responsible for the moon's early magnetic field

Around four billion years ago, the Moon had a magnetic field that was about as strong as Earth's magnetic field is today. How the Moon, with a much smaller core than Earth's, could have had ...

13 hours ago from Phys.org

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Eavesdropping on the deep—New live streaming audio from a deep-sea hydrophone

For centuries poets and writers have imagined the depths of the ocean as eerily quiet. But scientists now know that the oceans, and especially coastal areas, are full of sound from both natural ...

14 hours ago from Phys.org

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Learn to be an astronaut online with Chris Hadfield - CNET

"The more you know, the less you fear." The former International Space Station commander wants to teach you all about space exploration with this MasterClass.

15 hours ago from CNET

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Shake those wings

The solar arrays that will provide electricity to the Orion spacecraft were put through launch-day paces at ESA's Test Centre in the Netherlands to verify that they can handle the rigours of ...

16 hours ago from Phys.org

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A Yellowstone guide to life on Mars

A geology student is helping NASA determine whether life existed on other planets. He is helping find a marker for ancient bacterial life on Mars. The research could help scientists put to rest ...

20 minutes ago from ScienceDaily

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Space smash—simulating when satellites collide

Satellites orbiting Earth are moving at many kilometres per second – so what happens when their paths cross? Satellite collisions are rare, and their consequences poorly understood, so a new ...

Tue 24 Apr 18 from Phys.org

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