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New Technique for Finding Dyson Spheres in Gaia Data Release 2

25th Apr, 2018 - 1.4k views

SETI Astronomers have worked out a plausible way to find Dyson Spheres by using Parallax measurements from Gaia.

As TESS Launch Approaches, Kepler Mission Ending as Fuel Runs Low

13th Apr, 2018 - 2.6k views

Bad news from NASA regarding the venerable Kepler/K2 mission: it is running out of fuel and preparations are being made for the final end - for real this time - of the mission that showed us there were more planets in our galaxy than stars.

New Observations Hint that Life is Not Common in the Galaxy

6th Apr, 2018 - 6.5k views

New observations of two supernovae: The Crab Nebula and Cassieopia A show wildly differing amounts of a vital component for life to thrive: Phosphorus.

Launch Date Set for Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)!

4th Apr, 2018 - 2.3k views

Launch Date set for TESS: April 16, 2018, 6:32pm ET. TESS is designed to scan the entire sky over two years to find as many exoplanets as it can among the closest and brightest stars to Earth.

After Dragonfly 44: Astronomers Now Find Galaxy with NO Dark Matter

29th Mar, 2018 - 5.4k views

In this episode, the case for proving that there is no such thing as dark matter just got a lot harder. After announcing the discovery of an ultra-diffuse galaxy made up of 99.99 percent dark matter.

NASA JWST delayed until mid-2020: Failure is not an option

27th Mar, 2018 - 8k views

Looks like NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will be delayed until mid-2020. There will likely be budget overruns which threaten the life of the mission.

Deep Astronomy & Space Fan News Updates

23rd Mar, 2018 - 2.5k views

Since it has been a few weeks since I've uploaded an episode of Space Fan News, I thought I'd take a moment to share what I've been doing with that time.

TESS Arrives in Florida for NASA Launch

24th Feb, 2018 - 3.3k views

TESS Arrives in Florida | NASA InSight Launches May | Hubble's New Expansion Rate | Amateur Astronomer Records Supernova

#FalconHeavy Launch 2018

10th Feb, 2018 - 4k views

Falcon Heavy launch 2018 | Astronomers make the strange leap from smeared light from a distant galaxy | JWST is making it's way to California

TRAPPIST-1 Habitability Possible; LISA Passes Milestone; Super/Blue/Blood Moon Next Week! | SFN #222

26th Jan, 2018 - 4.2k views

Astronomers publish a paper claiming the two of the earth-sized planets around TRAPPIST-1 are potentially habitable; the LISA Mission passes a critical Mission Design Readiness Review; and next week when Space Fans look up, superbluebloodmoontime!

#AAS231 Superbowl of Astronomy Roundup: DES Data; JWST Update; Distant Galaxy Found; Citizen Science

13th Jan, 2018 - 3.1k views

This video series was started in January 2011 during the winter meeting of the American Astronomical Society. Well this week finished the one for 2018 and here is a roundup of stories we found most interesting.

NASA Narrows Down Next Planet Mission; Grav Waves Observed in Radio; Direct Imaging of Star Surface

30th Dec, 2017 - 5.7k views

Consider supporting Space Fan News: https://patreon.com/DeepAstronomy to ensure you get current space & astronomy news each week! We close out 2017 by reporting that NASA is showing its commitment to astrobiology by selecting two mission concepts f