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Scientists discover a ‘dark’ milky way
Using the world's most powerful telescopes, an international team of astronomers has found a massive galaxy that consists almost entirely of dark matter.
Space & Time News -- ScienceDaily, Sun, 28 Aug 2016 00:37:42 GMT

Unexpected trove of gas discovered around larger stars
Astronomers using ALMA surveyed dozens of young stars -- some Sun-like and others approximately double that size -- and discovered that the larger variety have surprisingly rich reservoirs of carbon monoxide gas in their debris disks. In contrast, the lower-mass, Sun-like stars have debris disks that are virtually gas-free.
Space & Time News -- ScienceDaily, Sun, 28 Aug 2016 00:37:42 GMT

Can one cosmic enigma help solve another?
Astrophysicists have proposed a clever new way to shed light on the mystery of dark matter, believed to make up most of the universe. The irony is they want to try to pin down the nature of this unexplained phenomenon by using another, an obscure cosmic emanation known as 'fast radio bursts.'
Space & Time News -- ScienceDaily, Sun, 28 Aug 2016 00:37:42 GMT

Rare Close Encounter of Venus & Jupiter Tonight Won't Happen Again Until 2065
Tonight (Aug. 27), look toward the western horizon just after sunset to see Venus and Jupiter get up close and personal, plus a parade of planets. No telescope required!
Space.com, Sun, 28 Aug 2016 00:37:42 GMT

'Mars Spectacular' Is a Hoax; Red Planet Won't Look Like a Full Moon
I cannot believe I'm writing yet another column concerning the infamous Mars Hoax, but indeed, more than a dozen years after it made its first appearance, it sadly has reared its ugly head in cyberspace once again.
Space.com, Sun, 28 Aug 2016 00:37:42 GMT

Venus-Jupiter Conjunction 2016: When, Where and How to See It
The two brightest planets in the night sky, Venus and Jupiter, will dance together on Aug. 27, 2016, in their closest encounter until 2065. Here's how to see them.
Space.com, Sun, 28 Aug 2016 00:37:42 GMT

NASA probe set to make closest approach yet to Jupiter
NASA's Juno space probe on Saturday was set to pass the closest it will get to the planet Jupiter during the main phase of its planned mission to the gas giant, the US space agency's officials said.
Space News - Space, Astronomy, Space Exploration, Sun, 28 Aug 2016 00:37:42 GMT

SpaceX's Dragon cargo ship splashes down in Pacific
SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo ship splashed down Friday in the Pacific Ocean, returning a load of NASA research from the International Space Station, the US space agency said.
Space News - Space, Astronomy, Space Exploration, Sun, 28 Aug 2016 00:37:42 GMT

GOES-3 satellite decommissioned
The National Science Foundation (NSF) late last month decommissioned a 38-year-old communications satellite that for 21 years had helped to link NSF's Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station with the outside world. It was among the oldest, continuously operating satellites in the skies.
Space News - Space, Astronomy, Space Exploration, Sun, 28 Aug 2016 00:37:42 GMT

Astronomers find a brown dwarf companion to a nearby debris disk host star
(Phys.org)—Astronomers have detected a brown dwarf orbiting HR 2562 – a nearby star known to host a debris disk. The newly discovered substellar companion is the first brown dwarf-mass object found to reside in the inner hole of a debris disk. The findings were presented in a paper published Aug. 23 on the arXiv pre-print server.
Space News - Space, Astronomy, Space Exploration, Sun, 28 Aug 2016 00:37:42 GMT

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