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[l] at 8/22/19 4:00am
Now two ships to dock with the space station at once - including vehicles that haven't yet been developed.
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[l] at 8/22/19 4:00am
The Hayabusa2 probe's lander, MASCOT, took several photos of asteroid Ryugu last fall, revealing strange rocks and no dust.
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[l] at 8/22/19 4:00am
The Hayabusa2 probe's lander, MASCOT, took several photos of asteroid Ryugu last fall, revealing strange rocks and no dust.
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[l] at 8/21/19 4:00am
The new sources pop on and off in the sky, giving scientists more chances to watch them - and learn their secrets.
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[l] at 8/21/19 4:00am
One of the planets may be in its star's habitable zone, and a fourth planet is hinted at as well.
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[l] at 8/21/19 4:00am
Science weighs in on whether the Moon really makes us crazy.
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[l] at 8/20/19 4:00am
If confirmed, this massive super-Jupiter could change our understanding of the still-forming Beta Pictoris system.
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[l] at 8/20/19 4:00am
Bring the wonders of the universe into your home.
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[l] at 8/20/19 4:00am
Although the rings of Saturn may look like a permanent fixture of the planet, they are ever-changing. New analyses of the rings reveal how and when they were made — and whether they'll last.
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[l] at 8/19/19 4:00am
Astronomers studied a rocky exoplanet 1.3 times as wide as Earth with 100 hours of Spitzer telescope time to find that it is probably a bare rock lacking any atmosphere.
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[l] at 8/16/19 4:00am
The death blast of a star some 200 times the mass of the Sun, challenges theories about how such massive stars die.
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[l] at 8/16/19 4:00am
Jupiter gleams on August evenings as it passes near a 10th-magnitude globular star cluster. At the opposite end of the night, Mercury shines brightly in morning twilight.
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[l] at 8/16/19 4:00am
The lightsaber looking galaxy lives 44 million lightyears away
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[l] at 8/15/19 4:00am
New images provide clues about Mars' windy and watery past.
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[l] at 8/15/19 4:00am
NASA’s Juno mission revealed Jupiter’s “fuzzy” core, leading astronomers to theorize the gas giant was smacked by a Uranus-sized planet in its younger days.
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[l] at 8/15/19 4:00am
The joint ESA/Roscosmos mission to the Red Planet is set to launch in 2020, but a string of failed parachute tests may threaten that departure date.
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[l] at 8/15/19 4:00am
Our planet may have been last pummeled by asteroid impacts longer ago than previously thought, explaining why life began to form almost 4 billion years ago.
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[l] at 8/13/19 4:00am
Astronomers melted 1,000 pounds of Antarctic snow and found iron that most likely fell to ground as Earth passed through a cloud of supernova debris.
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[l] at 8/12/19 4:00am
Researchers find that membranes may have helped the building blocks of life come together.
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[l] at 8/12/19 4:00am
The iconic space telescope caught UGC 2369 as gravity pulls the galaxies together.
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[l] at 8/12/19 4:00am
A bright Moon seriously hinders the Perseid meteor shower this year. The shower’s peak occurs the morning of August 13, just two days before Full Moon. On the 13th, the Moon sets around 4 a.m. local daylight time, and the first hints of twilight fire up the eastern horizon barely 15 minutes later. It’s still worth checking the skies in the hour or so before dawn, however, because the Perseids produce more of the extremely bright meteors known as fireballs than any other shower. For
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[l] at 8/12/19 4:00am
Pulsars usually spin with clockwork precision, but sometimes they glitch in a strange sort of stellar hiccup. And astronomers just caught Vela pulsar in the act.
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[l] at 8/9/19 4:00am
The Search for Extraterrestrial Life is about to go underwater. SETI will send a robot to deep-sea vents on Earth to practice future trips to worlds like Europa or Enceladus.
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[l] at 8/9/19 4:00am
The Perseid meteor shower peaks under less-than-ideal conditions this week, but great views of the Moon passing Jupiter and Saturn more than compensate.
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[l] at 8/8/19 4:00am
Are certain classes of galaxies really different, or just the same thing viewed from different angles? Astronomers may have just solved a long-standing mystery.
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[l] at 8/8/19 4:00am
Geoscientists studying our planet's most recent magnetic field reversal learned that it's not a speedy process.
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[l] at 8/7/19 4:00am
Astronomers discovered a large haul of massive galaxies from the early universe. The find is surprising, and may prompt a rethink of how large galaxies form.
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[l] at 8/7/19 4:00am
Researchers hope to take a peek into our planet's future by looking for radio waves from the remnants of past solar systems around other stars.
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[l] at 8/5/19 4:00am
The new research found irradiated mice were overly anxious, avoided light transitions, couldn't easily learn and remember, and showed behaviors linked to PTSD.
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[l] at 8/2/19 4:00am
Mercury takes center stage this week with a fine morning appearance, though you’ll also want to catch the Moon and Jupiter next to each other the evening of the 9th.
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[l] at 8/2/19 4:00am
How do astronomers know when they’ve found signs of alien life? The answer may come down not to the planet, but the star, and astronomers hope a new rocket project named SISTINE can help.
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[l] at 8/1/19 4:00am
An ISS experiment is testing the idea of using microbes to extract raw materials in space.
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[l] at 8/1/19 4:00am
The planet has an upper atmosphere some 10 times hotter than any other world yet measured, which astronomers think is causing heavy metals to stream away from the planet.
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[l] at 7/31/19 4:00am
The Planetary Society, a non-profit organization focused on space exploration, has successfully transferred their LightSail 2 spacecraft from one orbit to another using only the power of sunlight, a first. The recent success not only proves the effectiveness of solar sailing technology, but also opens up a new, more cost-effective way to propel small spacecraft. The Planetary Society has been working on a solar sailing technology for roughly two decades. The idea behind solar sailing is that ins
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[l] at 7/31/19 4:00am
To map the universe, astronomers string together distance measurements to ever-farther objects, like climbing rungs on a cosmic ladder.
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[l] at 7/31/19 4:00am
The ultimate cosmic shortcuts could make space travel easier. But do they exist?
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[l] at 7/30/19 4:00am
Amazon, Facebook, OneWeb, and many other Silicon Valley darlings are wagering that moving the internet above the clouds — and into space — is the next logical step.
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[l] at 7/30/19 4:00am
The super energetic gamma rays originated thousands of light-years away, and scientists still aren't exactly sure what generated them.
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[l] at 7/26/19 4:00am
The Southern Delta Aquariid meteor shower reaches its peak around New Moon this week, delivering impressive views to those under a dark sky.
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[l] at 7/26/19 4:00am
An asteroid hit Mars billions of years ago, forming Lomonosov Crater. It also may have a 1,000-foot-high tsunami that swept across the young Red Planet.
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[l] at 7/25/19 4:00am
Astronomers missed the asteroid until it was nearly on top of them, but the space rock has already passed harmlessly by.
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[l] at 7/24/19 4:00am

The space telescope picked out galaxy NGC 2985 orbiting some 70 million light-years from Earth.

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[l] at 7/24/19 4:00am
The two white dwarfs, the remains of stars much like our Sun, should be a strong source of gravitational waves.
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[l] at 7/23/19 4:00am
Tiny glassy deposits called microtektites are signs of an ancient impact, and a scientist found some embedded inside clam fossils for a few million years.
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[l] at 7/23/19 4:00am
Science experiments, supplies, and new docking technology are bound for the ISS this week.
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[l] at 7/22/19 4:00am
Ten billion years ago, our galaxy ate one of its smaller neighbors.
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[l] at 7/22/19 4:00am
The mission will explore our satellite’s south pole with a lander, a rover, and an orbiter.
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[l] at 7/19/19 4:00am
The Moon takes center stage this week as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s historic landing. Late in the week, our satellite makes a lovely sight next to the Hyades star cluster.
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[l] at 7/19/19 4:00am

The next-gen spacecraft is just fine after experiencing a fireball.

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[l] at 7/19/19 4:00am
The early universe was a very different place than it is now. But it may have been the perfect environment for a strange class of giant, puffy stars that used dark matter as fuel.
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[l] at 7/18/19 4:00am
Walking on the Moon is inherently dangerous, which is why President Richard Nixon had a speech ready in case Armstrong and Aldrin encountered a fatal mishap.
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[l] at 7/18/19 4:00am
New research suggests drinking red wine could slow muscle loss in astronauts on long-duration spaceflights.
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[l] at 7/18/19 4:00am
Traditionally, the hunt for intelligent life in the cosmos has focused on radio signals. But now researchers are expanding the search to look for pulses of light that might indicate alien intelligence.
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[l] at 7/18/19 4:00am

On 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11, a new group of astronauts will journey to ISS.

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[l] at 7/17/19 4:00am
So far, gravitational waves have been found by using miles-long detectors, but the next generation of instruments may fit on a tabletop.
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[l] at 7/17/19 4:00am
Footage of Tuesday's test shows the prototype surrounded by flames. Hours later, pictures emerged showing Starhopper seemingly still physically intact.
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[l] at 7/17/19 4:00am

Elon Musk’s rocket company just released a report into what may have cause an explosion during a Crew Dragon test in April.

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[l] at 7/17/19 4:00am
The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) has had a tumultuous start. Set to be the world’s largest visible light telescope, construction was slated to begin in 2015 near the peak of Hawaii’s Mauna Kea. But protests over construction on a mountain considered sacred by some Native Hawaiians stalled the project and sent it back to the courts. As a result, the TMT had to restart the lengthy approval process. The telescope has since been approved again, but with construction set to start this wee
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[l] at 7/16/19 4:00am
Astronomers measuring the brightness of red giant stars have independently determined how fast the universe is expanding.
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[l] at 7/16/19 4:00am
Aerogels, the lightest known solids, may help generate habitable spots on Mars, suggests new research.
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[l] at 7/16/19 4:00am
After 3D printing over 200 astronaut tools and devices from a manufacturing unit aboard the ISS, Made In Space receives a $73.7 million contract to explore 3D printing a small spacecraft in orbit.

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