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  1. adz

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    Just a place for people to post Space news and whatnot...

    Here's a cool one I found today:

    Zoomable 1.6 Gigapixel image released of the Small Magellanic Cloud courtesy of the Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope, aka VISTA :banana:
     
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    Lovely.
     
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    Cassini's second stunning dive through Saturn's rings
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    Cassini has sent back images from its second stunning dive through Saturn's rings. And they're even more beautiful and eerie than before.

    The dive was one of 22 journeys the spacecraft is making through the rings as part of its "Grand Finale". That will end in September when engineers fly the craft into Saturn's atmosphere and destroy it — necessary to ensure that any life that attached itself to Cassini doesn't populate other worlds.

    But before its fiery end, Cassini is going to send back some of the best pictures we have ever seen of Saturn and its stunning rings. And the new images more than fulfil that brief.

     
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    Astronomers find water in the atmosphere of a warm, Neptune-sized planet

     
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    Orbital boffins cut four years off NASA mission to shiniest object in the Solar System

     
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    World’s first orbital-class rocket launch from a private launch site

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    I've been following the Juno mission quite closely, looking forward to seeing the data :thumbs up:
     
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    I watched a Horizon episode on FRBs last night:
     
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    Tried watching it and it's blocked outside the UK, might have to fire up the VPN...
     
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    Pesky BBC...
    If you do get it via VPN, there is also a recent (23rd May) episode on space Volcanoes which is worth a watch:
     
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    Relative amounts of water on Earth & Europa
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