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Too Big, Too Soon. Monster Black Hole Seen Shortly After the Big Bang
<p>An international team of astronomers, using multiple observatories, have found the youngest and most distant quasar to date.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.universetoday.com/138035/big-soon-monster-black-hole-seen-shortly-big-bang/">Too Big, Too Soon. Monster Black Hole Seen Shortly After the Big Bang</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.universetoday.com">Universe Today</a>.</p>

Earth and Venus are the Same Size, so Why Doesn’t Venus Have a Magnetosphere? Maybe it Didn’t Get Smashed Hard Enough
<p>A new study lays out why Venus doiesn't have a magnetic field like Earth's. Basically, it may come down to the impact that formed the Moon.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.universetoday.com/138021/earth-venus-size-doesnt-venus-magnetosphere-maybe-didnt-get-smashed-hard-enough/">Earth and Venus are the Same Size, so Why Doesn&#8217;t Venus Have a Magnetosphere? Maybe it Didn&#8217;t Get Smashed Hard Enough</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.universetoday.com">Universe Today</a>.</p>

Astronauts in Trouble Will be Able to Press the “Take Me Home” Button
<p>Massachusetts-based engineering company Draper recently filed a patent for a navigation system that will be able to bring astronauts home if they get in trouble</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.universetoday.com/138030/astronauts-trouble-will-able-press-take-home-button/">Astronauts in Trouble Will be Able to Press the &#8220;Take Me Home&#8221; Button</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.universetoday.com">Universe Today</a>.</p>

The Space Station is Getting a New Gadget to Detect Space Debris
<p>The Space Debris Sensor (SDS) aboard the International Space Station is allowing scientists to characterize the orbital debris environment</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.universetoday.com/138016/space-station-getting-new-gadget-detect-space-debris/">The Space Station is Getting a New Gadget to Detect Space Debris</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.universetoday.com">Universe Today</a>.</p>

Weekly Space Hangout – Dec. 6, 2017: Brian Koberlein and “Big Science”
<p>Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Paul M. Sutter (pmsutter.com / @PaulMattSutter) Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier ) Dr. Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg ChartYourWorld.org) Special Guests: Regular viewers of the Weekly Space Hangout will remember Brian as one of our regular weekly contributors. Today he joins us as our Special Guest to [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.universetoday.com/138022/weekly-space-hangout-dec-6-2017-brian-koberlein-big-science/">Weekly Space Hangout &#8211; Dec. 6, 2017: Brian Koberlein and &#8220;Big Science&#8221;</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.universetoday.com">Universe Today</a>.</p>

Two new Super-Earths Discovered Around a Red Dwarf Star
<p>While examining a previously-discovered exoplanet, an international team of astronomers discovered a second Super-Earth around the star.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.universetoday.com/138017/two-new-super-earths-discovered-around-red-dwarf-star/">Two new Super-Earths Discovered Around a Red Dwarf Star</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.universetoday.com">Universe Today</a>.</p>

What is the Transit Method?
<p>Of the many methods used to detect extra-solar planets, the most widely-used and effective is the Transit Photometry</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.universetoday.com/137480/what-is-the-transit-method/">What is the Transit Method?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.universetoday.com">Universe Today</a>.</p>

A New Survey Takes the Hubble Deep Field to the Next Level, Analyzing Distance and Properties of 1,600 Galaxies
<p>A new survey using the ESO's Very Large Telescope found 72 never-before-seen galaxies in the Hubble Ultra Deep Field data.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.universetoday.com/137996/new-survey-takes-hubble-deep-field-next-level-analyzing-distance-properties-1600-galaxies/">A New Survey Takes the Hubble Deep Field to the Next Level, Analyzing Distance and Properties of 1,600 Galaxies</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.universetoday.com">Universe Today</a>.</p>

There Could be Hundreds More Icy Worlds with Life Than on Rocky Planets Out There in the Galaxy
<p>According to a new study by members of the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, there could be </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.universetoday.com/137995/hundreds-icy-worlds-life-rocky-planets-galaxy/">There Could be Hundreds More Icy Worlds with Life Than on Rocky Planets Out There in the Galaxy</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.universetoday.com">Universe Today</a>.</p>

Juno Isn’t Exactly Where it’s Supposed To Be. The Flyby Anomaly is Back, But Why Does it Happen?
<p>Using the Juno mission's orbit of Jupiter, a team of scientists has developed a possible explanation for the long-standing "flyby anomaly"</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.universetoday.com/137984/juno-isnt-exactly-supposed-flyby-anomaly-back-happen/">Juno Isn&#8217;t Exactly Where it&#8217;s Supposed To Be. The Flyby Anomaly is Back, But Why Does it Happen?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.universetoday.com">Universe Today</a>.</p>

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