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 2018-12-10 16:09 

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Apollo 8 Astronaut Frank Borman Donates Artifacts for EAA Exhibit...

Fifty years to the month after some of the items launched with him on the first mission to fly humans to the moon, Frank Borman's personal space memorabilia collection has gone on public display at the EAA Aviation Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin....

 2018-12-10 14:27 

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It's Official! NASA's Famed Voyager 2 Spacecraft Reaches Interstellar Space...

It's time to say goodbye to one of the most storied explorers of our age: Voyager 2 has entered interstellar space....

 2018-12-10 12:24 

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2018 Geminid Meteor Shower This Week May Be the Year's Best...

What might well be the best meteor shower of 2018 is heading our way with a peak Thursday night, lasting into the pre-dawn hours of Friday morning: It's the annual performance of the Geminid meteor shower....

 2018-12-10 12:23 

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Dolphin-Shaped Cloud Swims Across Jupiter in This Awesome NASA View...

A new series of NASA images showcase a dolphin-shaped cloud moving across Jupiter's southern belt....

 2018-12-10 12:21 

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Why Satellites Need Cybersecurity Just Like You...

Any modern person who spends time on the internet is familiar with the basic principles of cybersecurity — but imagine you're in charge of a satellite that people around the globe rely on....

 2018-12-10 12:00 

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Orionid Meteor Shower: Leftovers of Halley's Comet...

The Orionid meteor shower, made up of remnants of Halley's Comet, peaks in mid-October....

 2018-12-10 12:00 

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Geminid Meteor Shower: Dust From an Asteroid...

The Geminids come from an asteroid, 3200 Phaethon, but scientists are still trying to figure out exactly how it sheds enough debris to produce the bright meteor shower....

 2018-12-10 12:00 

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Perseids: Bright Meteor Shower in August...

The Perseids meteor shower arises out of the debris of Comet Swift-Tuttle, which last made a pass by Earth in 1992....

 2018-12-10 12:00 

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Leonid Meteor Shower: Bright Fireballs in November...

The Leonids take place every year in November. Once a generation, it is possible for a storm of meteors to occur with a peak of about 1,000 an hour or even more....

 2018-12-10 12:00 

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Eta Aquarids: Meteor Shower From Halley's Comet...

The Eta Aquarids are a meteor shower best visible from the Southern Hemisphere....

 2018-12-10 12:00 

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Quadrantid Meteor Shower: Odd in Several Ways...

The Quadrantids are a meteor shower in January that peak for only about six hours, are named for a constellation that no longer exists and come from an asteroid rather than a comet....

 2018-12-10 10:17 

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Asteroid Bennu Had Water! NASA Probe Makes Tantalizing Find...

NASA's OSIRIS-REx probe, which just arrived at the asteroid Bennu last week, has already found lots of hydrated minerals on the space rock, mission team members announced today (Dec. 10)....

 2018-12-10 08:08 

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You Can Beam a Message to NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft for Historic Flyby!...

NASA's New Horizons probe is getting set for the farthest-out flyby in history, and you can send some words of encouragement to help the spacecraft get across the finish line....

 2018-12-10 08:07 

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Ultima Thule in Sight! New Horizons Probe Snaps New Photo of Its Target...

The small object Ultima Thule swims amid a sea of distant stars in a new photo captured by NASA's approaching New Horizons around midnight EST (0500 GMT) on Dec. 1....

 2018-12-10 08:06 

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Voyager 2: Sailing Among Giant Planets...

Voyager 2 is the only spacecraft to have visited all four giant outer planets in the solar system and is now the second spacecraft to reach interstellar space....

 2018-12-10 08:04 

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Iron Man Is Lost in Space in 'Avengers: Endgame' Trailer...

The latest installment of the "Avengers" series shows the superhero Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) adrift in space and nearing the end of his oxygen supplies as the rest of the team tries to fight back against the evil Thanos....

 2018-12-09 13:19 

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Last-Minute Glitch Delays US Spy Satellite Launch...

The launch of a clandestine new U.S. satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office was delayed by a last-minute glitch less than 8 seconds before its planned liftoff late Saturday (Dec. 8)....

 2018-12-09 12:32 

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Bush Remembered for Role Shaping Post-Cold War Space Policy...

Despite serving just a single term in the White House, the late President George H.W. Bush is remembered as playing a key role in space policy....

 2018-12-09 12:31 

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The World's Tallest Rockets: How They Stack Up...

From the mighty Saturn 5 to NASA's new Space Launch System, see how the biggest rockets on Earth compare....

 2018-12-09 12:28 

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Space Force Proposal Could Create a Broader Military Department for Both Air and Space...

The Space Force under this proposed organization would not include the National Reconnaissance Office or any other element of the intelligence community....

 2018-12-09 12:26 

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Secrets from the Far Side of the Moon...

Often referred to as the dark side of the moon, it's about time we went back — according to NASA's lunar astronauts and planetary scientists....

 2018-12-08 15:25 

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SpaceX Dragon Delivers Cargo (and Christmas Treats) to Space Station...

A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship made a special delivery at the International Space Station Saturday (Dec. 8) just in time for the holidays....

 2018-12-08 15:00 

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SpaceX's Dragon: First Private Spacecraft to Reach Space Station...

The Dragon spacecraft first reached the International Space Station in 2012....

 2018-12-08 12:45 

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December Full Moon 2018: The 'Cold Moon' Marks the Start of Winter...

The Full Cold Moon of Dec. 22, 2018, comes just after a conjunction with the bright star Aldebaran....

 2018-12-08 12:42 

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Saru Shines in 'Short Trek' Episode 'The Brightest Star'...

In the latest this episode of CBS All Access' "Short Treks" series, called "The Brightest Star," we follow one of the most popular "Star Trek: Discovery" characters, Saru, at a time before he joined Starfleet....

 2018-12-08 12:40 

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'Captain Marvel' 2nd Trailer Arrives ... And an Exciting Character Emerges...

The first trailer for Marvel Studios' "Captain Marvel" was amazing and the second trailer looks just as awesome, giving us a few more tantalizing glimpses of the next exciting character to be added to the Marvel Comic Universe....

 2018-12-08 11:43 

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Chang'e 4 in Pictures: China's Mission to the Moon's Far Side...

China launched its Chang'e 4 mission to the far side of the moon on Dec. 8, 2018 Beijing Time (Dec. 7 EST/GMT). China is the first country ever to send a rover to the lunar farside. See the mission photos here!...

 2018-12-07 16:39 

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Here's the Truth Behind a NASA Document on Aliens Visiting Earth...

Silvano Colombano said that his view on aliens visiting Earth "is not accurately represented" in a viral Fox News article....

 2018-12-07 16:34 

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Greenland Is Melting Faster Than Ever...

The rate of vanishing ice is "off the charts."...

 2018-12-07 16:28 

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Astronomers Think They've Figured Out the Raging Swirls of Gas Around Supermassive Black Holes...

Churning, hellish, hot-cold gas storms swirl around our universe's supermassive black holes. But the scientists involved in discovering them would prefer you call them "fountains."...

 2018-12-07 16:20 

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The Human Fossil-Fuel Addiction: Greenhouse Emissions Soar to Record Levels...

Despite warnings that there is little time left to get a handle on global warming, carbon emissions are on the rise....

 2018-12-07 15:58 

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Avengers Endgame: Watch The Trailer Right Now...

Here's everything we know about Marvel's upcoming untitled Avengers movie....

 2018-12-07 13:04 

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This Week's Top Space Stories!...

The first crewed mission to the space station since October's failed launch is a success, and a mission to Mercury just nailed an important maneuver. These are just some of the top stories this week from Space.com....

 2018-12-07 12:29 

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Secretive Astra Space Suborbital Launch Fails...

A test flight in Alaska of a small launch vehicle by a stealthy startup company ended in failure in late November, the Federal Aviation Administration has revealed....

 2018-12-07 12:18 

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Germinating a Passion for Space by Studying Germs in Space (Op-Ed)...

If you want to capture the attention of the next generation of scientists, try captivating them with the wonders of space....

 2018-12-07 12:17 

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No Global Cooling Miracle: Sun's Activity Slide Will Stop Soon, Study Suggests...

We can't count on waning solar activity to help bail us out of our climate-change problem in the near future, a new study suggests....

 2018-12-07 12:16 

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Rocket Lab to Launch 10 Cubesats for NASA Next Week...

Rocket Lab is set to launch its first mission for NASA next week, just a month after acing its first commercial flight....

 2018-12-07 10:52 

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Kepler Space Telescope: The Original Exoplanet Hunter...

NASA's Kepler Space Telescope was revolutionary space telescope dedicated to finding planets outside our solar system....

 2018-12-07 07:35 

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Anniversary Pic Celebrates Astronauts Fixing Hubble's Vision 25 Years Ago...

NASA released a stunning new comparison photo to celebrate the anniversary of the first astronaut mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope's blurry vision, 25 years ago....

 2018-12-07 07:15 

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NASA's InSight Mars Lander 'Hears' Martian Wind, a Cosmic First...

For the first time in history, we can hear the wind on Mars. Sort of....

 2018-12-07 07:00 

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Ultraprecise Atomic Clock Network on the Hunt For Dark Matter...

Researchers are putting a global network of the most precise timekeepers ever made to the task of hunting for dark matter, the invisible and largely intangible substance that researchers think makes up about five-sixths of all matter in the universe....

 2018-12-07 06:47 

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China Launches 1st Mission to Land on the Far Side of the Moon...

China's robotic Chang'e 4 spacecraft launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center this afternoon (Dec. 7), kicking off the first-ever surface mission to the moon's far side....

 2018-12-06 16:28 

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'Last Man on the Moon' Filmmakers Team to Tell First Man's Story in 'Armstrong'...

"Aviator, astronaut, husband, father, reluctant hero" — that is how a new film-length documentary describes its title subject, the first man to step foot on the moon. "Armstrong," from Tin Goose Films, aims to tell the story of Neil ...

 2018-12-06 15:10 

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What Is Solar Mass?...

How would you measure the masses of objects as big as stars, galaxies and black holes? With solar mass. And you can thank Sir Isaac Newton for that....

 2018-12-06 12:31 

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The Most Powerful Ion Drive in Space Is Ready for Its to Visit Mercury...

The BepiColombo mission to Mercury that left Earth on Oct. 19 has a long journey ahead of it, but the spacecraft just ticked off an important milestone....

 2018-12-06 12:29 

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December New Moon 2018: Catch Venus, Saturn and Mercury Shining Bright in the 'Moonless' Sky...

An observer's guide to the new-moon sky of Dec. 7, 2018....

 2018-12-06 12:25 

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The Extraterrestrial Next Door (Kavli Astrobiology Roundtable)...

Researchers discuss why alien life in our solar system looks likelier than ever....

 2018-12-06 12:25 

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China Preps for Launch of Historic Mission to Moon's Far Side on Friday...

China is getting set to launch the first-ever surface mission to the moon's far side....

 2018-12-06 12:23 

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Humanity's Largest Atom Smasher Takes a Pause, Will Wake Up Again in 2021...

Particles: Breathe easy. Scientists at the world's largest particle collider have no plans to smash you together until spring 2021....

 2018-12-06 10:00 

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Einstein's 'Time Dilation' Gets Pinpoint Measure Thanks to Wayward Satellites...

The botched launch of two global-positioning satellites four years ago has proven to be a real gift to physicists....

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