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Northrop Grumman launches Cygnus cargo ship to space station for NASA...
A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket launched a commercial Cygnus cargo ship to the International Space Station for NASA after a week of delays.
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-02-16 03:29 UTC
ESO telescope sees surface of dim Betelgeuse...
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Using ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT), astronomers have captured the unprecedented dimming of Betelgeuse, a red supergiant star in the constellation of Orion. The stunning new images of the star's surface show not only the fading red supergiant b
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-02-15 05:27 UTC
SETI search of interstellar Comet Borisov finds no sign of alien 'technosignatures'...
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The Breakthrough Listen SETI project has scanned the interstellar Comet Borisov for "technosignatures" but come up empty so far.
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-02-15 05:23 UTC
"Octopus of Europa's Ocean" 'Almost a Racing Certainty' of Alien Life on Jupiter's Moon...
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Grady proposes that the frigid ocean beneath Europa’s layer of ice up to 15 miles deep could harbor octopus-like creatures.
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-02-07 18:58 UTC
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope may miss March 2021 launch, GAO report says...
A government report announced that NASA's James Webb Space Telescope team gives the project just a 12% chance of launching in March 2021.
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-01-29 18:16 UTC
NASA will attach a private room to the International Space Station...
A company called Axiom Space is taking the idea of co-working space to a new altitude.
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-01-28 00:07 UTC
Proxima B: Astronomers Find Potential Super-Earth...
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Astronomers believe Proxima B to have livable conditions needed by human beings to survive.
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-01-27 07:24 UTC
Trump's new Space Force logo bears strong resemblance to Star Trek emblem...
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The US military is boldly going where no one has gone before. President Trump unveiled the official emblem of the newly minted Space Force Friday, and observers quickly noted a strong resemblance to the symbol of an even more famous interstellar unit &mda
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-01-24 23:45 UTC
NASA's TESS Planet Hunter Finds Its 1st Earth-Size World in 'Habitable Zone'...
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For the first time, the agency's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered a roughly Earth-size planet in the habitable zone of its host star, the zone of orbital distances where liquid water could be stable on a world's surface.
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-01-07 20:21 UTC
Space News: NASA's Tiny Exoplanet Hunter Has Gone Quiet...
NASA has a lot of high-tech hardware cruising around in space right now, but one of the space agency's pint-sized exoplanet hunters appears to have gone dark. In a post by NASA's Jet Pr...
By Anonymous Submission on 2020-01-05 07:15 UTC
"It's Just Not Possible" Cassini Mission to Saturn Discovered Something Astonishing (2019 Most Popular)...
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"For a long time, I assumed there was something wrong with the data interpretation," said astrophysicist Duane Pontius, who developed a theoretical model that played a role in the discovery of geysers on Saturn's moon Enceladus. "It's
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-12-28 18:13 UTC
Is Betelgeuse About To Explode?...
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It's a supergiant star in the final stage of its life, and it just dimmed by an enormous amount. What's going on?
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-12-25 18:58 UTC
What Makes ESA's CHEOPS Different From Other Exoplanet-Hunting Telescopes?...
The European Space Agency (ESA)'s Characterising Exoplanets Satellite (CHEOPS) will study its targets in front of their host stars just like other exoplanet-hunting telescopes. So, what makes it different from the others?CHEOPS
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-12-20 18:24 UTC
ESA launches satellite for exoplanet survey...
The CHaracterising ExOPlanet Satellite was successfully launched by a Soyuz rocket, which blasted-off from the Russian Soyuz Guiana Space Center in French Guiana at 3:54 a.m. ET.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-12-20 18:24 UTC
Stranded in Orbit: What's Next for Boeing's Starliner Capsule...
The capsule may land Sunday (Dec. 22), six days earlier than planned.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-12-20 18:22 UTC
Missing stars could point to alien civilizations, scientists say...
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Scientists compare old views of the sky to what we see today and found that at least 100 stars appear to have vanished, or were perhaps covered up.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-12-19 03:42 UTC
Recently Retired USAF General Makes Eyebrow-Raising Claims About Advanced Space Technology...
Recently Retired USAF General Makes Eyebrow-Raising Claims About Advanced Space Technology Authored by Brett Tingley via, Recently retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant General Steven L. Kwast gave a lecture last month that seems to further signa
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-12-16 22:04 UTC
A new space telescope will help see if distant exoplanets might be habitable...
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The European Space Agency is about to launch a mission to study known exoplanets in greater detail, giving us a better glimpse of the potential for extraterrestrial worlds to host life.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-12-16 19:13 UTC
NASA Maps Out the Water On Mars. Some Will Be So Easy to Get, You Could Dig it Out With a Shovel...
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NASA has created a map showing how water is distributed on Mars. The water is frozen under the surface of the planet, and some of it is only 30 cm (12 inches) deep. At that depth, astronauts won't need a machine to access it: just a shovel. Ancient Ma
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-12-15 19:38 UTC
NASA Releases Map of Water Ice on Mars...
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Mars from Hubble: Astronomers took advantage of a rare close approach by Mars in 2001. When the Red Planet was just 43 million miles away, Hubble snapped this picture with the WFPC2. It has a surface resolution of just 10 miles. This is the best image we&
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-12-11 21:16 UTC
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