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 2018-06-23 16:50 

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Tracking System Glitch Delays Rocket Lab's 1st Commercial Electron Launch...

The private spaceflight company Rocket Lab called off the commercial launch debut of Electron rocket in New Zealand early Saturday (June 23) due to an issue with a tracking dish....

 2018-06-23 11:45 

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Watch the Moon Swing by Jupiter Tonight!...

On Saturday evening, should local weather conditions permit, you'll be able to enjoy a view of a waxing gibbous moon hovering near the "king of the planets," Jupiter....

 2018-06-23 11:43 

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Mars Had a Seriously Crazy Volcanic Past, New Study of 'UFO' Rocks Reveals...

Bizarre rock formation known as Medusae Fossae weren't created by UFOs crash-landing, but rather by massive volcanism on the Red Planet....

 2018-06-23 11:42 

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Physicists Just Found the Last Missing Protons and Neutrons In the Universe...

The universe's missing baryons have been found, and they're floating between the stars in the form of superhot oxygen....

 2018-06-22 13:57 

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How Fast Is Earth Moving?...

Earth moves at a fantastic rate of speed on its axis, around the sun and across the universe....

 2018-06-22 11:42 

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Star Wars 'Anthology' Films Put On Hold - Report...

A report says Lucasfilm is scuttling plans for its Star Wars "anthology" stories....

 2018-06-22 11:41 

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Google Doodle Honors Sci-Fi Author Octavia E. Butler...

Google honored the legacy of famed science fiction author Octavia E. Butler with her own Google Doodle today (June 22), which would have been the writer's 71st birthday....

 2018-06-22 11:30 

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1st Satellite Built to Harpoon Space Junk for Disposal Begins Test Flight...

The first spacecraft to demonstrate active space debris-removal technologies — such as a harpoon, a net and a drag sail — in orbit has been released from the International Space Station to commence its mission....

 2018-06-22 11:20 

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Where Does Trump's 'Space Force' Fit in the International Agreement on Peaceful Use of Space?...

Overnight US President Donald Trump announced the establishment of a "Space Force" as a separate force of the US military....

 2018-06-22 07:59 

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NASA Astronaut Jeanette Epps Speaks About Her Puzzling Removal from Space Mission...

NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps still doesn't know why she was removed from her first assignment to go to space....

 2018-06-22 07:32 

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Space Force: Pentagon Navigates Way Ahead and Awaits Direction From Congress...

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will turn to his own policy advisers for options that he could present to the president....

 2018-06-22 07:31 

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National Space Council's 'Think Tank' Starts Work...

An advisory group dubbed the "think tank" for the National Space Council formally kicked off its work June 19 with a broad but vague mandate to study space policy issues....

 2018-06-22 07:11 

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Mars Will Soon 'Reverse Its Course' in the Sky...

Mars continues to approach Earth as the Red Planet grows steadily brighter, but on June 28, it will halt its normal eastward motion among the stars and turn back toward the west — a strange change in its nightly wandering that befuddled ancient star...

 2018-06-22 06:17 

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'It's Business Time!' Watch Rocket Lab's 1st Commercial Electron Launch Tonight...

The U.S. spaceflight startup Rocket Lab will attempt the first commercial launch of its new Electron rocket today (June 22), and you can watch the liftoff live online....

 2018-06-21 16:40 

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In Photos: Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Eruption as Seen from Space...

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupted in May 2018, creating a vast ash cloud visible from space and sending lava spewing from fissures to devastate homes. See photos of the volcano's ash and destruction from space....

 2018-06-21 16:19 

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Could Self-Repairing 'Star Wars' Droid L3-37 Come to Life? Not Quite...

Is the newest droid in the "Star Wars" universe the future of modern robotics?...

 2018-06-21 16:01 

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See the Eerie Lava Glow of Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Eruption from Space...

Astronauts in space have been tracking Hawaii's Kilauea volcano eruption since May, but they've never revealed a view quite like this. Here's what Kilauea's lava looks like from space....

 2018-06-21 13:16 

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Epic Dust Storm on Mars Now Completely Covers the Red Planet...

A massive dust storm on Mars that covered one-fourth of the planet just a week ago has grown into a global weather event, NASA officials said Wednesday (June 20)....

 2018-06-21 11:48 

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Golden 'Blue Moon' Gleams Over Lisbon (Photo)...

A lovely cityscape view captured from a rooftop on Amoreiras Towers in Lisbon, Portugal, shows the last "Blue Moon" of 2018 rising above the city on March 31....

 2018-06-21 11:35 

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What Is the Summer Solstice? An Astronomer Explains...

The summer solstice marks the official start of summer. It brings the longest day and shortest night of the year for the 88 percent of Earth's people who live in the Northern Hemisphere....

 2018-06-21 07:43 

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China Appears To Be Preparing To Deorbit Its Tiangong-2 Space Lab...

China has lowered the orbit of its Tiangong-2 space lab, likely in preparation for deorbiting the orbital facility and thus averting a similar scenario to the uncontrolled re-entry of Tiangong-1 earlier this year....

 2018-06-21 06:36 

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Sally Ride's Legacy: Encouraging Young Women to Embrace Science and Engineering...

On June 18, 1983, 35 years ago, Sally Ride became the first American woman to launch into space, riding the Space Shuttle STS-7 flight with four other crew members....

 2018-06-21 06:20 

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Einstein Was Right! Scientists Confirm General Relativity Works With Distant Galaxy...

A new study validates Einstein's theory of general relativity in a distant galaxy for the first time....

 2018-06-20 15:40 

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Apollo Moon Rock Rediscovered in Cambodia Debuts on Display...

A moon rock gifted to Cambodia by the U.S. amidst the Vietnam War has been found and put on display after being all but lost to time and strife....

 2018-06-20 15:31 

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Soyuz Spacecraft: Backbone of Russian Space Program...

Soyuz is a type of spacecraft that Russia — and previously, the Soviet Union — has used to launch cosmonauts and astronauts into space for decades....

 2018-06-20 15:03 

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Sally Ride's Space Stamp Collection: Inside the Astronaut's Albums...

Before Sally Ride left her personal stamp on space history, the astronaut found a passion for collecting space-topical stamps. The first American woman to fly into space, Ride was honored with a United States postage stamp of her own....

 2018-06-20 15:01 

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NGIS: Cargo Ships to the ISS...

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems brings together decades of work by pervious companies in the aerospace industry....

 2018-06-20 13:26 

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NASA Has a Plan to Defend Earth Against Asteroid Impacts. We'll Find Out More Today...

NASA has a plan to protect the Earth from death by asteroid, and the space agency will unveil it to the world today (June 20). But don't panic yet, NASA says there's no known asteroid threat right now....

 2018-06-20 11:08 

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Donald Trump Wants a 'Space Force,' But America Already Has One...

In a meeting of the National Space Council yesterday (June 18), President Donald Trump ordered the Pentagon to get cracking on building a sixth branch of the U.S. military called the Space Force. We have one. It's called the Air Force....

 2018-06-20 10:56 

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Trump's Space Force Push Reopens Arguments About Military in Space...

President Donald Trump's call this week that to create a sixth branch of the U.S. military — which he called the "Space Force" — has reopened a wider debate on the military's role in space....

 2018-06-20 10:47 

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Why Are Astronauts Moonwalking on the Bottom of This Giant Pool?...

With government leaders and space organizations aiming to bring humans back to the moon, how do astronauts train to work on the lunar surface? A really, really deep pool....

 2018-06-20 10:44 

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Whoa! Watch This Fireball Blaze Over a Foo Fighters Concert in the Netherlands...

A brilliant fireball brought some out-of-this-world fireworks to a Foo Fighters concert in the Netherlands on Saturday (June 16)....

 2018-06-20 10:30 

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Space Station Astronaut Chats with Passengers Aboard 'Viking Orion' Cruise Ship...

NASA astronaut Drew Feustel called the Viking Orion cruise ship Saturday (June 16). This is the first time that an International Space Station crewmember has contacted a nonmilitary vessel....

 2018-06-20 09:58 

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How Trump's Space Force Would Help Protect Earth from Future Asteroid Threats...

If a military Space Force like the one proposed by President Donald Trump becomes a reality, odds are, it would play a role in defending Earth from an incoming asteroid....

 2018-06-20 07:08 

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Japan's Hayabusa2 Asteroid Probe Snaps Best Pics Yet of Its Target Ryugu...

As Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft approaches the asteroid Ryugu, the probe has grabbed its best photos yet of the rocky body — and they'll only get better....

 2018-06-20 05:34 

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Best Astronomy and Astrophysics Books...

Space.com's editors present a list of the astrophysics and astronomy books worth a read-through....

 2018-06-20 05:22 

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Best Space Books and Sci-Fi: A Space.com Reading List...

Space.com's editors present a reading list for space and sci-fi lovers, as well as children who are interested in astronomy and spaceflight....

 2018-06-19 16:34 

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The Best Sci-Fi TV Shows on Netflix...

Here are the best sci-fi TV shows you can stream on Netflix right now....

 2018-06-19 15:04 

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Wow! This Fresh Meteoroid Impact on Mars Triggered a Dusty Avalanche...

A small space rock crashed into Mars recently, and NASA has captured an amazing view of its crater grave site, as well as the trail from an avalanche triggered by the impact....

 2018-06-19 11:24 

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Dwarf Planet Ceres Has Way More Organic Molecules Than Originally Suspected...

On the dwarf planet Ceres, organic molecules are more abundant than scientists originally suspected....

 2018-06-19 11:15 

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Gravity Assist Podcast: InSight, with Bruce Banerdt...

NASA's new Chief Scientist, Dr Jim Green, talks to Bruce Banerdt, who is the lead scientist on the latest mission to Mars: InSight....

 2018-06-19 11:14 

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Former Astronaut Criticizes NASA's Lunar Gateway Plans...

A former NASA astronaut used an appearance at a National Space Council meeting June 18 to argue that a key element of NASA's plans to return humans to the moon should be reconsidered....

 2018-06-19 11:00 

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Trump: 'We are going to have the Space Force'...

In remarks kicking off a meeting of the National Space Council, Trump pointedly directed the Pentagon to create a Space Force as a "separate but equal" branch of the U.S. military....

 2018-06-19 11:00 

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Black Holes Could Actually Be Colliding Wormholes...

The echoes of colliding wormholes would look different than the signal from merging black holes....

 2018-06-19 10:33 

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Star Trek vs. Transformers Cartoons Collide This September...

Boldly going where there's more than meets the eye....

 2018-06-19 09:55 

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CBS Hits Warp Drive with 'Star Trek' Universe, More Shows Planned...

"Star Trek: Discovery" showrunner Alex Kurtzman signed a five-year, $25 million deal to expand the CBS "Star Trek" franchise for television, according to a report in Variety. That means more Trek TV shows are coming....

 2018-06-19 05:45 

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The 4th Flavor? Scientists Close in on a New Kind of Neutrino...

The history behind the discovery is a fascinating tale with twist and turns that would make Agatha Christie's head spin....

 2018-06-19 05:44 

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Did Plate Tectonics Set the Stage for Life on Earth?...

A new study suggests that rapid cooling within the Earth's mantle through plate tectonics played a major role in the development of the first life forms, which in turn led to the oxygenation of the Earth's atmosphere....

 2018-06-19 05:39 

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This Supercomputer Can Calculate in 1 Second What Would Take You 6 Billion Years...

It's the fastest, and smartest, supercomputer....

 2018-06-19 05:32 

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Asteroid Defense: Scanning the Sky for Threats From Space...

NASA and other organizations do regular scans of the sky to catalog any small bodies that are at risk of crashing into our planet....

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