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The Countdown

The Countdown

What’s happening in space, right now!

The Countdown, Episode 6 - Black Hole Neighbors, Asteroid Cooling, SpaceX Launch, Nazi Iron Man from Space, Water on Mars

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A team of Harvard-based astronomers have discovered two black holes cohabiting Messier 22, a globular cluster of stars.

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Cluster Coexistence: Neighboring Black Holes Defy Predictions of Violent Interactions

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A far-out scheme to mitigate global warming calls for tethering space dust to a near-earth asteroid.

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Asteroid Dust Could Fight Climate Change on Earth

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On October 7th, company Space X will deliver supplies to the International Space Station on behalf of NASA, the first of twelve contracted resupply flights. You can watch the launch live at 8:35pm EDT on NASA TV.

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NASA Coverage Set for Oct. 7 SpaceX Launch to Space Station

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It sounds like a story straight out of a supermarket tabloid, but scientists have determined that an 11th-century Buddhist statue, stolen from Tibet by the Nazis, originally came from space.

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Buddhist "Iron Man" found by Nazis is from Space

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The Curiosity Rover has found smooth rocks embedded in Martian soil, which is the most compelling evidence yet that Mars once held water.

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A River Runs Through...Gale Crater

 

 

 

 

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