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Saturn's Spectacular Rings Are 'Very Young'

"We're looking at Saturn at a very special time in the history of the Solar System, according to scientists..."
Posted: 17 January 2019 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: bbc.co.uk
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Mysterious Radio Signals from Deep Space Detected

"Astronomers have revealed details of mysterious signals emanating from a distant galaxy, picked up by a telescope in Canada..."
Posted: 09 January 2019 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: bbc.co.uk
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China Probe Snaps First Ever Surface Photos of Moon's 'Far Side'

"China says it has successfully landed a robotic spacecraft on the far side of the Moon, the first ever such attempt and landing..."
Posted: 03 January 2019 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: bbc.co.uk
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New Study Suggests Time Did Exist Before the Big Bang

"According to a straightforward interpretation of general relativity, the Big Bang wasn't the start of 'everything'..."
Posted: 30 December 2018 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: sciencealert.com
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Russian Cosmonaut Says Hole in the ISS Was Drilled From Inside

"Back in August, the crew of the International Space Station (ISS) was surprised to learn that a leak was responsible for a slight loss in air pressure aboard the station..."
Posted: 30 December 2018 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: universetoday.com
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Probe to Flyby Distant Solar System Object on New Year's Day

"History will be made on Tuesday when Nasa's New Horizons probe sweeps past the icy world known as Ultima Thule..."
Posted: 30 December 2018 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: bbc.co.uk
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Beam a Message to New Horizons Spacecraft for Historic Flyby

"NASA's New Horizons probe is getting set for the farthest-out flyby in history, and you can provide some words of encouragement to help the spacecraft get across the finish line..."
Posted: 11 December 2018 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: space.com
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Bizarre 'Dark Fluid' with Negative Mass May Dominate Space

"It's embarrassing, but astrophysicists are the first to admit it. Our best theoretical model can only explain 5% of the universe..."
Posted: 06 December 2018 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: theconversation.com
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New Theory for Strange Cosmic Signals Recorded at North Pole

"Scientists have detected a mysterious signal above the North Pole. Though it's not clear exactly what's causing it, new research supports the idea that the signal may be coming from tiny, ultrafast-spinning grains of cosmic dust..."
Posted: 01 December 2018 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: livescience.com
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The Sun's 'Identical Twin' May Have Been Discovered

"Our Sun may live a pretty lonesome life nowadays, but when it was born some 4.6 billion years ago, it was the middle child in a family of thousands..."
Posted: 22 November 2018 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: newatlas.com
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Tiny Helicopter Probe to Be Included in 2020 Mars Lander

"Only 23 of humanity's 54 missions to Mars have been successful. A whopping 30 either never made it to Mars or failed once they got there, falling short of their exploration goals..."
Posted: 22 November 2018 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: popsci.com
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'Space Smile' Spotted in Hubble Telescope Image

"The universe, it seems, is pretty pleased with the Hubble Space Telescope. I mean, just look at that smile!.."
Posted: 19 November 2018 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: space.com
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Enormous 'Ghost Galaxy' Spotted Hiding Next to the Milky Way

"A galaxy a third the size of our own, but extremely faint, has been observed orbiting around the Milky Way..."
Posted: 13 November 2018 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: imperial.ac.uk
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Dust Cloud 'Moons' Discovered Orbiting Earth

"Earth's moon may not be alone. After more than half a century of speculation and controversy, Hungarian astronomers and physicists say they have finally confirmed the existence of two Earth-orbiting 'moons' entirely made of dust..."
Posted: 08 November 2018 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: nationalgeographic.com
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Mysterious Straight Lines Found on Saturn's Moon Dione

"There are many dozens of moons in the solar system, and all of them are unique, ranging from tiny asteroid-like bodies to worlds with subsurface oceans and methane seas..."
Posted: 03 November 2018 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: earthsky.org
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Giant Plume-like Cloud Appears on Mars, Containing Water Ice

"For more than a month now, a European orbiter circling Mars has been watching a long, plume-like cloud on the Red Planet..."
Posted: 30 October 2018 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: space.com
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Invisible 'Dark Matter Stars' Could Be a Source of Fast Radio Bursts

"Dark matter could be forging strange cold stars in deep space - and they may be responsible for a recent spate of 'alien' signals picked up on Earth..."
Posted: 30 October 2018 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: dailymail.co.uk
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Solar Probe Becomes the Closest Man-made Object to the Sun

"America's audacious mission to 'touch the Sun' has now got nearer to our star than any previous human-made object..."
Posted: 30 October 2018 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: bbc.co.uk
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Record Number of 'Fast Radio Bursts' Detected From Deep Space

"Australian researchers on Thursday said they have detected a record number of radio waves from space, including the closest and fastest one that may help understand the matter between galaxies..."
Posted: 14 October 2018 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: gadgets.ndtv.com
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Meteorite Used as Doorstop for Thirty Years 'Worth $100,000'

"A US professor has established a rock used as a doorstop is actually a meteorite worth thousands of dollars..."
Posted: 09 October 2018 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: bbc.co.uk
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Newly Released Image Reveals Alien Landscape of Comet Surface

"A newly released image captured by the Rosetta spacecraft in 2014 has revealed a stunning view of what it would be like to stand of the surface of a comet..."
Posted: 04 October 2018 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: dailymail.co.uk
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Newfound Dwarf Planet 'The Goblin' May Lead to Planet Nine

"Scientists have discovered yet another marker on the trail toward the putative Planet Nine. That clue is 2015 TG387, a newfound object in the far outer solar system, way beyond Pluto..."
Posted: 04 October 2018 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: space.com
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First 'Exomoon' May Have Been Found

"Astronomers have announced the possible discovery of the first known moon outside our Solar System..."
Posted: 04 October 2018 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: bbc.co.uk
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Rover Captures Video from Asteroid's Surface

"Japan's space agency has revealed the first ever video footage recorded from the surface of a moving asteroid..."
Posted: 29 September 2018 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: unexplained-mysteries.com
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Astronomers Track Interstellar Asteroid to Its Home System

"On October 19th, 2017, the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System-1 (Pan-STARRS-1) in Hawaii announced the first-ever detection of an interstellar asteroid – I/2017 U1 (aka. 'Oumuamua)..."
Posted: 29 September 2018 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: universetoday.com
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NASA's Curiosity Rover Faces Mystery 'Glitch'

"The exact cause of Curiosity Mars rover's ailing troubles continues to be unclear. But Curiosity mission engineers are optimistic, a recent update said..."
Posted: 24 September 2018 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: firstpost.com
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NASA Discovers Mystery 'Emission' Spurting from Neutron Star

"The Hubble Space Telescope has detected a highly unusual 'emission' emanating from a faraway star..."
Posted: 18 September 2018 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: metro.co.uk
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AI Helps Track Down Mysterious Cosmic Radio Bursts

"Artificial intelligence is invading many fields, most recently astronomy and the search for intelligent life in the universe, or SETI..."
Posted: 14 September 2018 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: news.berkeley.edu
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Pyramid-sized 'Hazardous' Asteroid to Pass Close to Earth

"The asteroid is hurtling our way at 20,000mph and is expected to 'skim past' our planet on Wednesday..."
Posted: 27 August 2018 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: dailystar.co.uk
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Scientists Find Evidence of a 'Former Universe'

"Physicists have found what could be evidence of 'ghost' black holes from a universe that existed before our own..."
Posted: 27 August 2018 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: unexplained-mysteries.com
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Quantum Entanglement Confirmed Using Ancient Starlight

"On Monday, a group of researchers from MIT published the results from recent experiments that used the light from stars emitted 7.8 billion and 12.2 billion years ago to help confirm the reality of quantum entanglement..."
Posted: 27 August 2018 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: motherboard.vice.com
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Curiosity Finds Strange Object on the Surface of Mars

"This small object got the attention of Mars Curiosity mission scientists this past week. NASA scientists say they were finally able to figure out what the strange fragment is..."
Posted: 19 August 2018 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: earthsky.org
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Parker Solar Probe Lifts off to 'Touch the Sun'

"US space agency Nasa has launched its mission to send a satellite closer to the Sun than any before..."
Posted: 12 August 2018 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: bbc.co.uk
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Bright Flashes of Light Detected on the Moon

"The bizarre phenomena were observed from Earth by the Moon Impacts Detection and Analysis System (MIDAS) on the nights of July 17 and July 18..."
Posted: 07 August 2018 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: express.co.uk
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Strange Green Meteorite Older Than the Earth Discovered

"Approximately 4.5 billion years ago, the catastrophic explosion of a massive star, a supernova, caused an immense cloud of cosmic dust and gas to come together and form our solar system..."
Posted: 07 August 2018 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: livescience.com
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New Radio Telescope Picks up Mysterious Signal from Space

"A new radio telescope in Canada is doing its job picking up mysterious signals from deep space known as 'fast radio bursts' (FRBs)..."
Posted: 02 August 2018 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: cnet.com
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Could the 'Symmetron Field' Explain Dark Energy?

"One thing is certain: there's something out there we don't yet know. For years now scientists have been looking for 'dark matter' or 'dark energy'..."
Posted: 24 July 2018 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: dailygalaxy.com
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Dwarf Planet Ceres' Bright Spots Shine in Stunning Up-Close View

"You may have seen the bizarre bright spots speckling the dwarf planet Ceres — but not like this..."
Posted: 20 July 2018 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: space.com
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Eerie Space Sounds Recorded Near Saturn by Probe

"Data recorded during Cassini's final months is still giving us gold. New research from the probe's Grand Finale mission has uncovered a previously unknown interaction between Saturn and its moon Enceladus - plasma waves, travelling between the two..."
Posted: 15 July 2018 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: sciencealert.com
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Recovery of Lost Apollo Mission Tapes Solves Lunar Mystery?

"NASA's Apollo missions in the 1960s and '70s served not only to land Americans on the lunar surface but to answer key questions about the moon that could be answered only by going there..."
Posted: 09 July 2018 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: edition.cnn.com
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Newborn Planet Pictured for the First Time

"Astronomers have captured this image of a planet that's still forming in the disk of gas and dust around its star..."
Posted: 03 July 2018 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: bbc.co.uk
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Galaxy Holds Ten Billion Trillion Trillion Tonnes of 'Space Grease'

"It looks cold, dark and empty, but astronomers have revealed that interstellar space is permeated with a fine mist of grease-like molecules..."
Posted: 30 June 2018 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: theguardian.com
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NASA Monitor Incoming Asteroid as It Explodes over Russia

"NASA has confirmed an asteroid they were watching exploded over Russia – with witnesses hearing a sonic boom..."
Posted: 25 June 2018 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: dailystar.co.uk
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Japanese Spacecraft Approaches 'Dumpling-shaped' Asteroid

"A Japanese spacecraft is sending back images as it approaches an irregularly shaped asteroid that some on the mission have compared to a dumpling..."
Posted: 19 June 2018 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: bbc.co.uk
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Bakewell Pudding Sent to the Edge of Space 'Goes Missing'

"A Bakewell pudding which was launched to the edges of space, with tracking devices attached, has gone missing..."
Posted: 19 June 2018 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: bbc.co.uk
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NASA Mars Rovers Caught in Huge Planet-wide Dust Storm

"Day has turned to night for NASA's Opportunity rover on Mars. A huge dust storm that's now 14-million square miles wide, covering a full quarter of the red planet, has blotted out the sun above Perseverance Valley, Opportunity's home..."
Posted: 14 June 2018 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: yahoo.com
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'Permanent' Interstellar Object Discovered in Orbit of Jupiter

"An asteroid in Jupiter's orbit may have come from outside our Solar System, according to a new study..."
Posted: 22 May 2018 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: bbc.co.uk
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China Launches Probe to the Far Side of the Moon

"China's space agency has taken a critical first step toward an unprecedented robotic landing on the far side of the Moon..."
Posted: 22 May 2018 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: arstechnica.com
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Computer Simulations Suggest Reason for Strange Moon Shapes

"The small, inner moons of Saturn have intriguing shapes resembling in some cases ravioli and spaetzle..."
Posted: 22 May 2018 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: astronomynow.com
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Newly Discovered Solar System Object Hints at Hidden Planet Nine

"There might be a large planet lurking somewhere at the very edge of our solar system, and astronomers are hunting for it. While they have yet to find direct evidence of the planet, a recent discovery provides yet more indirect evidence that the planet does, in fact, exist..."
Posted: 19 May 2018 - Category: Space Mysteries - Source: popularmechanics.com
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