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    Metal-Eating Bacteria Could Have Left their “Fingerprints” on Mars, Proving it Once Hosted Life

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    Weekly Space Hangout – Oct 18, 2017: Weekly News Roundup

    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) Announcements: If you would like to join the Weekly...
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    Moon Express and NanoRacks Partner on Lunar Payloads

    Commercial lunar lander company Moon Express announced an agreement with NanoRacks Oct. 10 to carry commercial payloads to the surface of the moon.
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    Companies Seek Roles in NASA's Return to the Moon

    As NASA develops a plan to carry out a new administration policy calling for a human return to the moon, companies developing lunar landers and related infrastructure are seeking to play a role.
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    Could the Hunt for Hubble's Constant Overturn the Standard Model of Cosmology?

    Two methods that scientists use to measure the expansion of the universe produce different answers. A recent episode of NASA's ScienceCasts video series explores this conundrum.
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    European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli snapped this photo of Detroit from the International Space Station.
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    Watch a NASA Rocket Launch a Supersonic Parachute for Mars Landings

    NASA will launch a small rocket from Virginia's Eastern Shore early Wednesday (Oct. 4) to test a supersonic parachute system for future spacecraft bound for Mars. The launch may be visible to observers along the U.S. East Coast, weather permitting.

    Astronomy Quote of the Day

    “The strongest affection and utmost zeal should, I think, promote the studies concerned with the most beautiful objects. This is the discipline that deals with the Universe's divine revolutions, the stars' motions, sizes, distances, risings and settings... for what is more beautiful than heaven?” Nicolaus Copernicus
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