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Global Space News for 11 Sep 2019

Discovery! Water Vapor -- andIn a major first, scientists have detected water vapor and possibly even liquid water clouds on a strange exoplanet that lies in the habitable zone of its host star about 110 light-years from Earth.
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Launchpad Fire Forces Japan toJapan called off a planned cargo ship launch to the International Space Station today (Sept. 10) after a fire erupted on the launch platform for the mission's rocket, according to press reports.
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NASA's WFIRST Space Telescope,NASA's repurposed spy telescope is ready for the next stage of development.
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Watch NASA's SLS MegarocketNASA is hard at work getting its new, moon-bound rocket and spacecraft ready for Artemis 1, the next mission of the agency's program, which aims to eventually land humans on the lunar surface.
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Future Moonwalkers NeedThe only geologist ever to set foot on the moon thinks future lunar explorers should be a little more like him.
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The ISRO has confirmed the location of their Vikram lander on the lunar surface, but is uncertain if it survived its hard landing. The post India has Located the Vikram Lander, But it’s Still not... Communicating With Home appeared first on Universe Today.
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Astronomers using the Hubble space telescope have discovered water in the atmosphere of an exoplanet in its star’s habitable zone. If confirmed, it will be the first time we’ve detected water--a... critical ingredient for life as we know it--on an exoplanet. The water was detected as vapour in the atmosphere, but the temperature of the …
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Black hole at the center ofThe enormous black hole at the center of our galaxy is having an unusually large meal of interstellar gas and dust, and researchers don't yet understand why.
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With data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, water vapour has been detected in the atmosphere of a super-Earth within the habitable zone....
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Giant "Bubbles" Spotted Around Milky Way's Black Hole

Scientific American - 11 Sep 2019 21:00
Giant 'Bubbles' Spotted AroundFirst major result from South Africa’s pioneering MeerKAT radio telescope reveals remnants of energetic explosions at Galaxy’s center --
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Giant "Bubbles" Spotted around the Milky Way's Black Hole

Scientific American - 11 Sep 2019 21:00
Giant 'Bubbles' Spotted aroundFirst major result from South Africa’s pioneering MeerKAT radio telescope reveals remnants of energetic explosions at the galaxy’s center --
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Spire unveils weather productSpire Global unveiled Spire Forecast Sept. 11, a product designed to provide the maritime industry with detailed information on atmospheric conditions including global sea surface temperatures, ocean... currents, wave heights, surface winds and air temperature. SpaceNews.com
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Water Vapor Detected inScientists have detected water vapor in the atmosphere of exoplanet K2-18 b.
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Astronauts Try Mixing Concrete in Space

Universe Today - 11 Sep 2019 19:46
What sounds like a slap-stick comedy shtick is actually solid science. With so much of humanity’s space-faring future involving habitats, other structures, and a permanent presence on the Moon and... Mars, mixing concrete in space is serious business. NASA has a program of study called MICS, (Microgravity Investigation of Cement Solidification) which is examining how …
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The Water Vapor Find onAstronomers are finding more and more alien worlds that may be capable of supporting Earth-like life, but none of them so far are carbon copies of our home world.
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Scientists Discover Black HoleNASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory:
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The OpenLuna Foundation wants to create a base on the Moon using crowdsourcing and open-source technology to allow the public to take part in lunar colonization. The post Entrepreneurs and Engineers... Come Together to Design a Peaceful Lunar Settlement appeared first on Universe Today.
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Towering balloon-likeAn international team of astronomers, including Northwestern University's Farhad Yusef-Zadeh, has discovered one of the largest structures ever observed in the Milky Way. A newly spotted pair of... radio-emitting bubbles reach hundreds of light-years tall, dwarfing all other structures in the central region of the galaxy.
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First water detected onK2-18b, which is eight times the mass of Earth, is now the only planet orbiting a star outside the Solar System, or 'exoplanet', known to have both water and temperatures that could support life.
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Astronomers Find Water on anWater vapor in the skies of the world K2-18 b may make it “the best candidate for habitability” presently known beyond our solar system --
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Unexpected periodic flares mayESA's X-ray space telescope XMM-Newton has detected never-before-seen periodic flares of X-ray radiation coming from a distant galaxy that could help explain some enigmatic behaviours of active black... holes.
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Science Release: First WaterHubble Space Telescope News:
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Remembering 9/11: NASAOn the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, NASA astronauts paid tribute to the heroes who risked their lives to save others on that day by tweeting a special message from space.
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The Mission and Agile Nanosatellite for Terrestrial Imagery Services (MANTIS) satellite, which received funding today will help energy and mining businesses identify new resources.
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Fulfilling a dream: To studyDuring her childhood in northern Maine, Jessica Meir often stared at the night sky and wondered what it would be like to observe earth from space.
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