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 2018-09-21 15:00 

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Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Launches Exclusive Retro 51 Pen...

A new collectible pen comes with a unique feature: the ability to help launch the future of U.S. space exploration....

 2018-09-21 11:21 

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The New BFR: How SpaceX's Giant Rocket-Spaceship Combo for Mars Has Changed...

SpaceX's Mars-colonizing BFR spaceflight system just went through a growth spurt....

 2018-09-21 11:06 

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NASA's New Planet-Hunting Telescope Spots Its Second Possible World Already...

Scientists poring over data from NASA's newest planet-hunting telescope have announced that they've spotted a second possible planet, just three days after many of the same team members announced their first find....

 2018-09-21 10:46 

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Air Force Secretary Lays Roadmap to a New Space Force...

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson submitted the most detailed plan seen to date on how the military's space forces would transition to a new branch. She proposes a force of 13,000 people with an initial budget of about $3.3 billion....

 2018-09-21 10:45 

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By Jove! Juno Snaps Picture of Elusive 'Brown Barge' on Jupiter...

NASA's Juno spacecraft caught a quick glimpse of a "brown barge" emerging from the silky bands across Jupiter's southern hemisphere....

 2018-09-21 07:10 

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A Space-Themed Band from London Just Rocked Out with NASA's Shuttle Enterprise in NYC...

London-based band Public Service Broadcasting performed its beloved album "The Race for Space" alongside NASA's space shuttle Enterprise aboard the Intrepid aircraft carrier in honor of NASA's 60th anniversary....

 2018-09-21 07:00 

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Are Japanese Hopping Robots Safe on Asteroid Ryugu?...

Two little hopping rovers appear to have hit their asteroid target, but it's still unclear if they're safe and sound on the surface....

 2018-09-21 05:30 

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Japanese Probe Deploys Tiny Hopping Robots Toward Big Asteroid Ryugu...

Two tiny hopping robots have begun their historic attempt to land on an asteroid in deep space....

 2018-09-21 05:16 

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Rockers Coheed and Cambria Are Heading to a 'Planetary Prison'...

Coheed and Cambria's ninth studio album "Vaxis Act I: The Unheavenly Creatures" is a return to their sci-fi universe....

 2018-09-20 16:10 

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After Pluto, New Horizons Probe Draws Near to Its Next Target: Ultima Thule...

The history-making New Horizons spacecraft, which famously zoomed past Pluto in July 2015, is now just 80 million miles (130 million kilometers) from its next target, a small and very distant object dubbed Ultima Thule....

 2018-09-20 14:59 

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SpaceX Will Livestream Moon Tourist Flight in HD Virtual Reality, Elon Musk Says...

Only a lucky handful of artists, and an ber-wealthy Japanese billionaire, will take a trip on a rocketship to the moon with SpaceX. But don't worry;, the moonshot won't just be televised; You'll get to experience it from Earth in virtual reali...

 2018-09-20 14:21 

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For Tiny Light Particles, 'Before' and 'After' Mean Nothing...

This is how something can be both "before" and "after" something else....

 2018-09-20 14:20 

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This Experiment Will Shoot Ghostly Particles Through Earth, Answer Why We Exist...

An international group of physicists has announced that they have seen the first signals in a cube-shaped detector called ProtoDUNE....

 2018-09-20 11:22 

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Astronauts Going to Mars Will Absorb Crazy Amounts of Radiation. Now We Know How Much....

There are plenty of challenges to putting people on Mars, whether you look at the rocket, the astronaut or the planet itself....

 2018-09-20 11:03 

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Why NASA Needs a New Logo...

As NASA celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, this seems like a good time for the agency to update its antiquated logo....

 2018-09-20 11:00 

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Yusaku Maezawa's #dearMoon Project Aims for Lunar Art. Here's What Some Artists Think....

When Elon Musk announced the first passenger to buy a trip around the moon on his yet-to-be-built rocket, there was a plot twist: That passenger, a Japanese billionaire, wanted to bring half a dozen artists on the journey with him....

 2018-09-20 08:38 

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Distant Whirling-Dervish Stars Spin in Super-Weird Patterns...

Distant stars appear as pinpricks of light in our sky, but we know from our own sun that there's a lot more going on inside of them....

 2018-09-20 07:24 

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Watch a Satellite Net a Cubesat in Awesome Space Junk Cleanup Test...

A satellite in space has fired a net at a target to test active space-junk-cleanup technology, and the video is amazing....

 2018-09-20 06:50 

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Child-Porn Investigation Caused New Mexico Observatory Closure: Report...

An FBI investigation into child pornography caused the peculiar closure of a New Mexico solar observatory earlier this month, according to the news agency Reuters....

 2018-09-20 06:49 

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Delta II to 'Live Among Giants' in Kennedy Space Center Rocket Garden...

The rocket garden at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will soon sprout a new launch vehicle — the newly-retired Delta II. United Launch Alliance announced the display after launching its 155th and final Delta II mission....

 2018-09-20 06:35 

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Dream Chaser Space Plane Set to Land as Matchbox Sky Busters Toy...

A commercial space plane designed to carry astronauts and cargo into Earth orbit will soon touch down in stores as a popular toy. Sierra Nevada announced its Dream Chaser spacecraft will be part of Mattel's Matchbox Sky Busters toy line....

 2018-09-20 06:23 

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Fly Me to the Moon: Japanese Billionaire to Achieve 'Lifelong Dream' on SpaceX Lunar Trip...

A Japanese billionaire entrepreneur with a passion for collecting art, Yusaku Maezawa wondered what masterpieces could have been created if only his favorite artists had had the opportunity to fly to the moon....

 2018-09-20 05:35 

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You Can See Photos from Japanese Asteroid Probe's 1st Rover Landing Attempt Right Now!...

A Japanese spacecraft is just hours away from a historic attempt to land two tiny hopping robots on the big asteroid Ryugu, and you can see near real-time photos of the spaceflight action....

 2018-09-19 16:26 

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The Strongest Material in the Universe Could Be (Nuclear) Pasta...

These noodles of neutrons may be 10 billion times stronger than steel....

 2018-09-19 15:59 

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Why the SpaceX Lunar Tourists Won't Walk on the Moon...

Twelve people have walked on the moon, and Elon Musk won't add any Japanese billionaires to that number anytime soon....

 2018-09-19 11:51 

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Japanese Cargo Ship Gets New Launch Date for Space Station Delivery...

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency has set a new launch date for its next uncrewed cargo ship bound for the International Space Station after some delays. New launch target: Friday, Sept. 21....

 2018-09-19 11:31 

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NASA's New Planet Hunter Just Found Its 1st Alien World — an Evaporating 'Super-Earth'...

NASA's TESS spacecraft has detected its first alien world — a "super-Earth"; that is likely evaporating under the heat from its star, a new study reports....

 2018-09-19 11:14 

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SpaceX's New BFR Spaceship Really Does Look Like Tintin's Moon Rocket...

SpaceX's new BFR spaceship iteration now looks a lot like the vehicle the beloved comic-book character Tintin uses in the 1954 adventure "Explorers on the Moon." And that's not entirely a coincidence....

 2018-09-19 11:00 

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Giant Ice Volcanoes Once Covered Dwarf Planet Ceres...

Dozens of ancient ice volcanoes once dotted the surface of the dwarf planet Ceres, a new study finds....

 2018-09-19 11:00 

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A Japanese Probe Is About to Drop Two Hopping Robots Onto Asteroid Ryugu...

The Hayabusa2 spacecraft will drop two tiny rovers onto the asteroid Ryugu this week, possibly as early as Thursday (Sept. 20), if all goes according to plan....

 2018-09-19 10:59 

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Japan's Hayabusa2 Sees Its Shadow on Asteroid Ryugu in New Photos...

Hayabusa2's shadow is visible on asteroid Ryugu in new pictures, taken during a dress rehearsal to prepare the spacecraft for deploying a lander in October....

 2018-09-19 08:00 

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NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Sidelined by Glitch...

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has temporarily halted science operations because of a glitch, mission team members announced today (Sept. 19)....

 2018-09-19 06:47 

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NASA's New Planet-Hunter TESS Beams 'First Light' Image to Earth...

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), which launched in April to search for alien worlds orbiting stars relatively close to the sun, has beamed home its first science image....

 2018-09-19 05:08 

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'Ask a Spaceman' Reveals Why You Wouldn't Want to Enter a Wormhole...

In the latest installment of "Ask A Spaceman," astrophysicist and Space.com columnist Paul Sutter explains why trying to use a wormhole is a really bad idea....

 2018-09-18 14:16 

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Weird Infrared Signal Emanates Across Space, But What Created It?...

The signal extends over a huge swath of space, an area that's 2.5 times bigger than the orbit of Pluto....

 2018-09-18 13:40 

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Image of the Day...

This strange galaxy, located 1.4 million light-years away from Earth in the Phoenix constellation, is known as the "Phoenix Dwarf." A galactic oddball, the Phoenix Dwarf doesn't fit into the usual classification scheme of galaxies....

 2018-09-18 13:10 

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First 'Captain Marvel' Trailer Lands on Earth!...

The first trailer for Marvel Studios' "Captain Marvel" has landed, and it looks amazing. The new trailer premiered today (Sept. 18) on "Good Morning America." Take a look!...

 2018-09-18 12:00 

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SpaceX's Lunar BFR Mission Isn't the 1st Private Moon Tourist Plan. Not Even for SpaceX....

There's nothing new under the sun — or around the moon....

 2018-09-18 11:45 

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How SpaceX's 1st Passenger Flight Around the Moon with Yusaku Maezawa Will Work...

Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa has signed an unprecedented deal with SpaceX to be the first private passenger to fly around the moon on a BFR rocket. Here's how the mission will work....

 2018-09-18 11:30 

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What on Earth Could Live in a Salt Water Lake on Mars? An Expert Explains...

Tantalizing new evidence has suggested that there may be a salty lake below a glacier on Mars....

 2018-09-18 11:00 

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Will Elon Musk Fly on SpaceX's Private Moon Flight in 2023 with Japanese Billionaire?...

Yusaku Maezawa may not be the only billionaire aboard SpaceX's 2023 lunar fly-around mission. SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk didn't rule out the possibility of joining him....

 2018-09-18 11:00 

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New Stephen Hawking Graphic Biography to Reveal the Scientist — and the Man...

A new graphic biography details the life and science of the late Stephen Hawking....

 2018-09-18 09:06 

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Apollo 8: First Around the Moon...

The Apollo 8 mission took astronauts around the moon for the first time....

 2018-09-18 08:33 

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Apollo 10: Lunar Landing Dress Rehearsal...

The lunar module, called Snoopy, got within 50,000 feet of the moon's surface....

 2018-09-18 08:03 

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Apollo 9: The Lunar Module Flies...

The Apollo 9 crew had to contend with human illness as they flew the lunar module in space for the first time....

 2018-09-18 06:54 

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Bizarre Physics Phenomenon Suggests Objects Can Be Two Temperatures at Once...

Schrdinger's cat has a new friend: Schrdinger's thermometer....

 2018-09-18 06:49 

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Reminds Us Why Smoking Weed in Space Is a Bad Idea...

The famed astrophysicist would prefer if you didn't smoke weed in space, thanks....

 2018-09-18 05:54 

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Yusaku Maezawa Will Fly Around the Moon, Taking His Passion for Art with Him...

Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa has announced the creation of an epic art project called #dearMoon, and his Instagram feed shows his long-standing passion for art and interest in space....

 2018-09-18 05:30 

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Space & Science Festival Launches at NYC's Intrepid Museum This Week...

The seventh annual Space & Science Festival at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum kicks off this week, and Space.com will be there to make Alka-Seltzer rockets....

 2018-09-18 05:01 

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Hey, Spock! Real-Life 'Planet Vulcan' Orbits Sun Featured in 'Star Trek'...

"Star Trek's" planet Vulcan, ancestral home of Spock and his species, just became a little more real, thanks to a team of exoplanet scientists....

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