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Milky Way had a blowout bash 6 million years ago
The center of the Milky Way galaxy is currently a quiet place where a supermassive black hole slumbers, only occasionally slurping small sips of hydrogen gas. But it wasn't always this way. A new study shows that 6 million years ago, when the first human ancestors known as hominins walked the Earth, our galaxy's core blazed forth furiously. The evidence for this active phase came from a search for the galaxy's missing mass.
Space & Time News -- ScienceDaily, Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:55:08 GMT

Hunt for ninth planet reveals new extremely distant solar system objects
In the race to discover a proposed ninth planet in our Solar System, researchers have observed several never-before-seen objects at extreme distances from the Sun in our Solar System.
Space & Time News -- ScienceDaily, Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:55:08 GMT

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, Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:55:08 GMT

Mercury Mystery Solved: Scientist Decode Planet's Weird Surface
Mercury has a very diverse surface, with some areas boasting young-looking terrain and others that are heavily cratered, but scientists couldn't explain why the planet's surface had such stark differences — until now.
Space.com, Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:55:09 GMT

New Planet 2016: Complete Coverage of Proxima b's Discovery
See our complete coverage of planet Proxima b. This Earth-sized alien world, discovered orbiting Proxima Centauri, may be able to host life.
Space.com, Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:55:09 GMT

Solar Eclipse 2016 Guide: When, Where & How to See It
On Sept. 1, the moon will pass in front of the sun, creating a brilliant ring of sunlight (an event known as an annular eclipse) visible from areas around the southern Indian Ocean.
Space.com, Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:55:09 GMT

NASA team probes peculiar age-defying star
For years, astronomers have puzzled over a massive star lodged deep in the Milky Way that shows conflicting signs of being extremely old and extremely young.
Space News - Space, Astronomy, Space Exploration, Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:55:09 GMT

SwRI to demonstrate low-cost miniature solar observatory
Southwest Research Institute will flight test a miniature solar observatory on a six-hour high-altitude balloon mission scheduled for the end of August. The SwRI Solar Instrument Pointing Platform (SSIPP) is a complete, high-precision solar observatory about the size of a mini fridge and weighing 160 pounds.
Space News - Space, Astronomy, Space Exploration, Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:55:09 GMT

'Strong signal' stirs interest in hunt for alien life
A "strong signal" detected by a radio telescope in Russia that is scanning the heavens for signs of extraterrestrial life has stirred interest among the scientific community.
Space News - Space, Astronomy, Space Exploration, Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:55:09 GMT

Boredom was hardest part of yearlong dome isolation: NASA crew
Monotony was the hardest part of a yearlong NASA experiment about the mental and psychological rigors of longterm spaceflight, crew members said after the test ended.
Space News - Space, Astronomy, Space Exploration, Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:55:09 GMT

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