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 2018-01-16 17:40 

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Earth Resides in Oddball Solar System, Alien Worlds Show...

Our solar system may be an oddball in the universe. A new study using data from NASA's Kepler Space Telescope shows that in most cases, exoplanets orbiting the same star have similar sizes and regular spacing between their orbits....

 2018-01-16 17:30 

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Get Ready for 2 Solar Eclipses Coming to the US in 2023 and 2024...

While skywatchers are still raving about the solar eclipse of Aug. 21, 2017, it's time we turn our attention to the next big solar eclipses coming to the U.S. in 2023 and 2024....

 2018-01-16 17:25 

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Lego Launches 'Moments in Space' Design Contest, Seeks Small Space Set Ideas...

Lego is seeking ideas on how to give away some space....

 2018-01-16 13:33 

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Is America's Hypersonic Spy Plane Back and Better Than Ever?...

The SR-71 Blackbird hypersonic spy plane may be back and faster than ever....

 2018-01-16 12:00 

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Apollo 17 Astronaut Laments Size of Moon Rock at Trump Signing Ceremony...

Apollo 17 astronaut Jack Schmitt wishes NASA had brought a bigger moon rock to the December 2017 signing ceremony for Space Policy Directive 1....

 2018-01-16 12:00 

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Mystery Solved! Discovery of Organic Molecules Explains Universe's Infrared Glow...

The universe is filled with faintly glowing infrared light, and for decades, astronomers have been trying to figure out why....

 2018-01-16 11:55 

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How I Discovered the Origins of the Cigar-Shaped Alien 'Asteroid' 'Oumuamua...

One of the highlights of 2017 was the discovery of the first object in our solar system that definitely came from somewhere else....

 2018-01-16 09:49 

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How Fast Can Quantum Computers Get?...

Turns out, there's a quantum speed limit....

 2018-01-16 09:39 

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'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Logo and Official Description Released!...

Disney sent its 2018 preview of major film releases Tuesday afternoon including a logo and description for May's "Solo: A Star Wars Story."...

 2018-01-16 09:00 

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New U.S. Missile-Warning Satellite Set for Launch at Cape Canaveral...

SBIRS is the United States' main source of persistent, space-based surveillance of missile launches around the globe....

 2018-01-16 07:38 

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Solar Eclipse Guide 2018: When, Where & How to See Them...

Three solar eclipses will take place in 2018; here's a guide to when, where and how to see them....

 2018-01-16 06:07 

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National Geographic's 'One Strange Rock' to Reveal Astronauts' View of Earth...

"This is the story of the Earth, from the only people who have ever left it." That, in a tagline, is the premise of "One Strange Rock," a new 10-part television documentary series premiering in March on National Geographic Channel....

 2018-01-15 12:43 

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Safety Panel Raises Concerns about SpaceX Falcon 9 Pressure Vessel for Commercial Crew Missions...

An independent safety panel recommended NASA not certify SpaceX's commercial crew system until the agency better understands the behavior of pressure vessels linked to a Falcon 9 failure in 2016....

 2018-01-15 12:00 

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How Did the Milky Way Get Its Bulge? Fast-Moving Stars May Hold Clues...

Sun-like stars swirl around the Milky Way's bulge differently based on their composition, according to new research. The find could provide insight into whether a collision helped form the center of our galaxy....

 2018-01-15 12:00 

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Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream of Equality Must Extend to Space Science...

Few things would be a greater honor to King's memory, and there is no greater way for us to also honor ourselves, than to make space-based research as diverse as the world is....

 2018-01-15 12:00 

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What in the World Is Metallic Hydrogen?...

Hydrogen in extreme conditions, like below the cloud tops of Jupiter, starts acting...very strange....

 2018-01-15 08:54 

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'Captain' Burnham Has a Really Bad Day in 'Star Trek: Discovery' Episode 11...

This week's episode opens with Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) musing on her current predicament....

 2018-01-14 13:13 

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China Launches Earth-Observing Satellite on Long March 2D Rocket...

A Long March 2D rocket launched a new Earth-mapping satellite for China Saturday (Jan. 12)....

 2018-01-14 13:00 

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NOAA Updates Its Weather Constellation and Retires an Old Workhorse...

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced plans Jan. 8 to retire its decade-old Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) 13 to make way for its next generation....

 2018-01-14 12:53 

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Five-Exoplanet System Discovered Thanks to Citizen Scientists...

Five sibling planets in a very unique orbit around their parent star were discovered with the help of citizen scientists around the world....

 2018-01-14 12:00 

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'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey' TV Series Will Return for Second Season in 2019...

"Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" will return for a second season in the spring of 2019, with astronomer Neil deGrasse Tyson returning as host....

 2018-01-13 13:18 

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Captain Picard of 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' Almost Had a Full Head of Hair...

Most fans have probably never seen Patrick Stewart with a full head of hair....

 2018-01-13 13:09 

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Rocket Lab Sets New Window for Second Electron Launch...

Rocket Lab announced Jan. 11 it plans to make another attempt to launch its Electron small rocket on its second mission later this month....

 2018-01-13 12:43 

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SpaceX Dragon Cargo Ship Departs Space Station for Return to Earth...

A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship left the International Space Station and headed back to Earth Saturday (Jan. 13) to wrap up a nearly month-long delivery mission for NASA....

 2018-01-12 16:43 

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Indian Rocket Launches 31 Satellites Into Orbit...

An Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle has launched 31 new satellites into orbit, making a successful comeback after an August launch failure....

 2018-01-12 15:56 

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Wild 360-Degree Video Lets You See the Milky Way As a Giant Black Hole Would...

A new 360-degree simulation that uses data from NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory is helping astronomers better understand more than 22 stellar giants found at the center of the Milky Way galaxy....

 2018-01-12 14:32 

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Ames Research Center: R&D Lab for NASA...

NASA's Ames Research Center conducts research and development in aeronautics, exploration technology and science....

 2018-01-12 13:48 

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Whirlpool Galaxy: Exploding With Supernovas...

The Whirlpool Galaxy is a spiral galaxy that is relatively close to Earth — about 30 million light-years away....

 2018-01-12 13:11 

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In Photos: NROL-47 Spy Satellite Launches Into Space on Delta IV Rocket...

On Jan. 12, 2018, the U.S. spy satellite NROL-47 launched into space atop a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. See photos from the stunning launch here....

 2018-01-12 12:28 

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Zoom Through the Famous Orion Nebula with NASA's Incredible 3D Video...

Take a tour of one of the most famous star-forming gas clouds in the night sky, the Orion Nebula, with a new 3D visualization....

 2018-01-12 12:26 

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Previewing the Blue Blood Supermoon Eclipse of January 2018 Using Mobile Apps...

In 2018, the world will experience three partial solar eclipses and two total lunar eclipses — but whether you can see them depends on where you live....

 2018-01-12 12:26 

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What Does It Take to Be an Astrophysicist?...

Jumping into the world of astronomy and physics as a career can seem daunting, especially for precocious high schoolers with a passion for the field....

 2018-01-12 10:38 

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Puerto Rico Blackout Looked Striking from Space, Astronaut Tells Students in Q&A...

Astronaut Joe Acaba says it was very difficult to see the island of Puerto Rico from space after Hurricane Maria swept through the region on Sept. 20....

 2018-01-12 10:20 

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US Launches Spy Satellite on Secret Mission...

The NROL-47 spacecraft soared into Earth orbit today (Jan. 12), riding atop a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Medium rocket that lifted off from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base at 5:11 p.m. EST (2211 GMT; 2:11 p.m. local California time)....

 2018-01-12 09:27 

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Winter Skywatching: See Taurus, the Angry Bull...

Now is a great time to see the constellation Taurus, the Bull. Here's what to look for....

 2018-01-12 09:25 

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Comet's Record-Breaking Slowdown Could Cause It to 'Wobble' Like a Top...

In 2018, an icy rock known as 41P slowed its spin at an unprecedented rate, about 10 times that of the next-ranked comet....

 2018-01-12 08:27 

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Why Do Hurricanes Have Eyes? Scientists Still Don't Really Know...

A new paper offers the most complete model yet of how a hurricane gets its eye....

 2018-01-12 08:19 

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Out-of-This-World Diamond-Studded Rock Just Got Even Weirder...

The mysterious Hypatia stone fits no known profile....

 2018-01-12 06:47 

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Rocket Booster Falls from Sky and Explodes in Chinese Town After Satellite Launch...

A Chinese Long March 3B rocket booster may have fallen from the sky and exploded near a town in southwest China today (Jan. 12), according to the GB Times and social media reports....

 2018-01-12 06:27 

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Pentagon Shuts Down Questions About Zuma, and Raises More Questions...

When a big-ticket military weapon development or procurement goes off the rails for any reason, the Pentagon as a rule does not deflect media questions to the contractor that the government hired to do the work....

 2018-01-11 17:40 

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'World's Most Magnificent Time Machine,' the James Webb Space Telescope, Leaving Houston...

It survived a hurricane and is now off to earthquake territory: The James Webb Space Telescope has come out of its deep freeze and will soon leave Houston to unite with its sun shield and spacecraft bus in California to prepare for a 2019 launch....

 2018-01-11 17:35 

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Mysterious Radio Blasts from a Distant Galaxy Draw Attention of Alien Hunters...

Repeating bursts of radio waves coming from a distant dwarf galaxy probably aren't signals from an extraterrestrial civilization, but that hasn't stopped a group of E.T. hunters from investigating....

 2018-01-11 13:00 

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SpaceX Delays Commercial Crew Test Flights to Latter Half of 2018...

SpaceX has delayed its two commercial crew test flights by four months, according to a new NASA schedule released Jan. 11....

 2018-01-11 12:25 

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France, Germany Studying Reusability with a Subscale Flyback Booster...

Reusable rocketry in Europe took a step forward last year with a funding boost for Prometheus, a program meant to develop a reusable engine manufacturable at one-tenth the cost of the Ariane 5's first-stage liquid engine....

 2018-01-11 12:15 

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How Astronomers Are Measuring Monster Black Hole Masses Faster Than Ever Before...

A new, ultrafast method of measuring the mass of massive black holes in distant galaxies could help scientists better understand how these monsters influence the lives of galaxies....

 2018-01-11 12:12 

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Separated by a Century, Two Astronomers Study the Same Strange Stars...

An age-old astronomy technique reveals new clues about the vast number and type of stars in the universe....

 2018-01-11 12:00 

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NASA Prepares to Buy Earth Science Data from Small Satellite Constellations...

NASA plans to begin awarding sole source contracts in March to companies flying small satellite constellations as part of an Earth science data pilot program....

 2018-01-11 11:50 

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Neil Armstrong: First Man on the Moon...

A brief biography of the naval aviator, test pilot, astronaut....

 2018-01-11 11:34 

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The Most Extreme Human Spaceflight Records...

A look at some of the records people have set during spaceflight....

 2018-01-11 11:29 

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Planetary Resources' Asteroid-Mining Goals Move Closer with Satellite Launch...

Planetary Resources' Arkyd-6 satellite rode to space last night (Jan. 11) atop an Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle on a mission to prove out technology needed for Planetary Resources' next spacecraft, the asteroid-prospecting Arkyd-301....

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