Was there an Ocean on Ceres?

Orbiting between Mars and Jupiter, Ceres was first discovered and classified as a planet in 1801. In the 1850s, it was considered one of the largest of the little worlds in the asteroid belt. Astronomers re-classified Ceres as a dwarf planet in 2006. Oddly enough, it is believed that little Ceres, a tiny world that’s just shy of 600 miles…

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Object Visits From Beyond Solar System

  NASA reported on October 26, 2017 that astronomers have been watching a small body that could be an asteroid, or perhaps a comet, apparently from beyond our solar system, from somewhere in interstellar space. If that is indeed the case, it would be the first interstellar asteroid or comet to be observed and confirmed. The object is currently designated A 2017…

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Lockheed Martin’s LM-100J Program Achieves Another Milestone

MARIETTA, Ga., Oct. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) LM-100J commercial freighter program recently marked yet another successful achievement with the first flight of the second production LM-100J aircraft Oct. 11. “The flight was outstanding and the aircraft’s performance was flawless,” said Wayne Roberts, LM-100J chief test pilot. “After this completely successful first airworthiness flight, this aircraft will join…

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Surprise! Hidden Antarctic Ice Canyons

According to the ESA on October 11, 2017, its : and Sentinel-1 missions have discovered huge canyons cutting through the underside of ice shelves in Antarctica. The ice shelves act as conveyor belts, by which snow that falls in Antarctica ultimately makes its way back to the sea. Portions of the ESA Statement: The ice sheet that covers Antarctica is, by…

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NASA Pinpoints Cause of Earth’s Recent Record Carbon Dioxide Spike

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A new NASA study provides space-based evidence that Earth’s tropical regions were the cause of the largest annual increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration seen in at least 2,000 years. Scientists suspected the 2015-16 El Nino — one of the largest on record — was responsible, but exactly how has been a subject of ongoing…

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Asteroid FlyBy October 11th and 12th, 2017

The Center for Near Earth Object Studies at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, and astronomers and observatories around the globe are watching a small asteroid designated 2012 TC4. Asteroid 2012 TC4 will be used as a test of Earth’s global asteroid defense system. Check out the article at Earth-Sky: Watch2012 TC4 here:

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