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 2021-01-20 14:21 

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SpaceX rocket launches on record 8th flight carrying 60 Starlink satellites, nails landing...

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched on a record 8th flight to send a new fleet of the company's Starlink internet satellites into orbit on Wednesday (Jan.20) and then nailed a landing at sea....

 2021-01-20 12:11 

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Trump signs Space Policy Directive-7 on improving GPS cybersecurity...

President Donald Trump issued Space Policy Directive-7 (SPD-7) on Jan. 15, which focuses on providing continuous access to U.S. space-based positioning, navigation, and timing services provided by GPS, as well as improving the performance and cybersecurit...

 2021-01-20 12:08 

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The 'mole' on Mars will dig no more, NASA says...

A Martian "mole" will stop its valiant attempts to dig on the Red Planet....

 2021-01-20 08:55 

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Rocket Lab launches microsatellite to orbit in its 1st mission of 2021...

A two-stage Electron booster lifted off from Rocket Lab's New Zealand launch site today (Jan. 20) at 2:26 a.m. EST (0726 GMT), carrying a single microsatellite to orbit....

 2021-01-18 17:41 

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Subscribe to your favorite magazines from just $12 for 12 months!...

If you're stuck at home and can't get to the store to buy the latest issues of your favorite knowledge magazines, never fear, help is at hand. With digital subscriptions available from MyFavouriteMagazines.com, you can download issues straight to ...

 2021-01-18 12:21 

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A neutron-star crash spotted 3 years ago is still pumping out X-rays. But why?...

Scientists have reported mysterious X-ray emissions where, more than three years ago, they spotted the first known collision of two neutron stars....

 2021-01-18 12:20 

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Citizen scientists create 3D map of brown dwarfs in our sun's neighborhood...

Members of a NASA-funded project called Backyard Worlds: Planet 9, which includes both professional scientists and volunteers, created a 3D map of 525 brown dwarfs discovered within 65 light-years of the sun. This represents the most complete map of brown...

 2021-01-17 22:53 

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Virgin Orbit launches 10 satellites to orbit in landmark test flight...

Virgin Orbit's LauncherOne rocket reached orbit today (Jan. 17) on its second test flight — and also successfully deployed 10 satellites....

 2021-01-17 20:35 

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SpaceX will launch its 1st Starlink fleet of 2021 on Monday. Here's how to watch....

SpaceX will launch its first batch of Starlink satellites in 2021 on Monday (Jan. 18) to expand the company's growing megaconstellation and you can watch the action live online....

 2021-01-17 12:48 

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'Old Faithful' galaxy has brilliant outbursts every 114 days...

An "Old Faithful"-like event in space may shed light on the nature of stars nearby supermassive black holes embedded in galaxies....

 2021-01-17 12:47 

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How do stars die?...

How a star dies depends on its size, but none of the options is pretty....

 2021-01-17 12:00 

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On This Day in Space! Jan. 17, 1985: Final Aerobee sounding rocket launched...

On Jan. 17, 1985, the United States launched its 1,037th and final Aerobee rocket. See how it happened in our "On This Day In Space" series!...

 2021-01-16 23:53 

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Critical engine test for NASA's Space Launch System moon rocket shuts down earlier than planned...

NASA fired up the core stage of its massive new megarocket Saturday (Jan. 16) in a critical test that appeared to shut down early....

 2021-01-16 13:58 

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Rocket Lab calls off microsatellite launch due to sensor issue...

The small-satellite launch company Rocket Lab called off its first launch of 2021 from New Zealand Saturday (Jan. 16) due to some strange sensor readings ahead of liftoff....

 2021-01-16 13:30 

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How to spot the Pleiades, Hyades and other star clusters in the winter night sky...

For much of the U.S. we're now into the coldest part of the winter season, and for those who may have recently received a telescope for a holiday gift, the biggest complaint usually is:...

 2021-01-16 12:00 

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NASA will test-fire its 1st SLS megarocket for moon missions today. Here's how to watch....

NASA will attempt to fire the engines on its Space Launch System (SLS) megarocket for the first time today and you can watch the fiery action live online....

 2021-01-16 12:00 

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Here's a frightening 1st look at the newly-resurrected 'Alien' series from Marvel Comics...

Marvel Comics relaunches the "Alien" comic book franchise in 2021 with this terrifying tale of a Weyland-Yutani mercenary battling a new breed of xenomorph creature....

 2021-01-15 22:21 

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Vespera, a smart telescope to make astrophotography easier, nabs CES 2021 Innovation Award...

Vaonis, a French startup that raised eyebrows in 2018 when it debuted the pricy, sci-fi robot-looking Stellina smart telescope, has revealed its latest newbie-friendly astrophotography invention: Vespera, a smaller, lighter and more affordable version of ...

 2021-01-15 19:30 

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SpaceX swapping out two engines on Starship SN9 prototype ahead of test flight...

SpaceX's latest Starship prototype needs some maintenance work before it can take to the skies....

 2021-01-15 16:40 

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Rian Hughes delivers a modernist sci-fi saga of epic proportions in his debut novel, 'XX'...

Author Rian Hughes pushes the boundaries of modern sci-fi novels with his debut release from The Overlook Press, "XX"...

 2021-01-15 16:37 

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2020 ties record for the hottest year ever, NASA analysis shows...

The year 2020 has tied the record for the hottest year on record, a new NASA study shows....

 2021-01-15 12:02 

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Curiosity rover celebrates 3,000 Martian days on the Red Planet...

NASA's Curiosity rover marked 3,000 Martian days, or...

 2021-01-15 12:00 

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NASA extends planetary science missions at Mars and Jupiter...

NASA has extended two planetary science missions: the InSight lander at Mars and the Juno orbiter at Jupiter....

 2021-01-15 12:00 

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Is NASA about to get its first female leader?...

The incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris may very well make history with their choice to lead the 62-year-old U.S. space agency....

 2021-01-14 23:20 

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Space startup bluShift to launch its 1st biofuel rocket Friday. Here's how to watch live....

The Brunswick, Maine-based space startup bluShift Aerospace will launch its first Stardust suborbital rocket prototype on Friday (Jan. 15), and you can watch the liftoff live online....

 2021-01-14 22:47 

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Triple-star system's strange antics entrance scientists digging through 125 years of data...

Scientists have combined modern spacecraft data with vintage observations to piece together a 125-year-long story of the antics of a nearby triple-star system dubbed HS Hydra — and predict its future....

 2021-01-14 22:33 

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Oyin Oladejo of 'Star Trek: Discovery' talks diversity and elephants for 'Endlings' Season 2 on Hulu (exclusive interview)...

Less than two weeks after "Star Trek Discovery" wrapped up its third season in January, the new season of "Endlings" — another space series featuring a "Star Trek" star, actor Oyin Oladejo....

 2021-01-14 18:19 

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Blue Origin's 1st upgraded New Shepard spacecraft for astronauts aces launch (and landing)...

Blue Origin's New Shepard vehicle just aced another suborbital test flight, keeping it on track to start launching people in the relatively near future....

 2021-01-14 12:44 

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Astronomers are still reeling from the loss of iconic Arecibo radio telescope...

At a key conference of the American Astronomical Society, the National Science Foundation updated astronomers about the collapse of Arecibo Observatory's iconic radio telescope....

 2021-01-14 03:10 

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SpaceX's upgraded Cargo Dragon supply ship makes 1st Atlantic splashdown...

A SpaceX Dragon cargo resupply spacecraft returned to Earth from the International Space Station Wednesday (Jan. 13), splashing down off the coast of Florida for the first time ever....

 2021-01-13 21:10 

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SpaceX's Starship SN9 prototype fires rocket engines twice ahead of test launch...

SpaceX's newest Starship prototype blazed to life twice today (Jan. 13), apparently keeping the vehicle on track for a high-altitude test flight in the near future....

 2021-01-13 19:22 

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Blue Origin will launch its upgraded New Shepard space capsule Thursday. Here's how to watch live....

'Mannequin Skywalker' will fly to space Thursday (Jan. 14) as part of a big test for Blue Origin's budding human spaceflight program — and you can watch the event live....

 2021-01-13 18:00 

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Exclusive: 'Star Wars' scholar Phil Szostak on his stellar new concept art book for 'The Mandalorian'...

"Star Wars" historian and archivist Phil Szostak discusses his latest concept art book, "The Art of Star Wars: The Mandalorian"...

 2021-01-13 16:00 

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Gas giant exoplanet with weirdly long orbit may bear clues about our solar system...

Scientists were able to measure the orbit of exoplanet GOT 'EM-1b, a gas giant nearly 1,300 light-years from Earth....

 2021-01-13 16:00 

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Imaginary Earths: Countless Falling Stars...

What if the world were constantly bombarded with space-rock smashups, big enough and frequent enough to shape the course of entire cultures?...

 2021-01-13 15:57 

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MethaneSAT picks SpaceX for satellite launch to track methane levels in Earth's atmosphere...

SpaceX has been selected to launch MethaneSAT's newest methane-tracking satellite in 2022....

 2021-01-13 15:00 

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Virgin Orbit now targeting Sunday for 1st spaceflight...

Virgin Orbit's Launch Demo 2 mission will lift off Sunday (Jan. 17), if all goes according to plan....

 2021-01-13 12:17 

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The most distant quasar ever found is hiding a seriously supermassive black hole...

In a breakthrough discovery, scientists have found the most distant quasar yet known — and it's home to a seriously supermassive black hole....

 2021-01-13 12:16 

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NASA is finally ready to test-fire the engines of its SLS megarocket...

NASA plans to test-fire the four main engines of its first SLS heavy-lift booster on Saturday (Jan. 16) at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi....

 2021-01-13 12:14 

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NASA's InSight Mars lander may 'hear' Perseverance rover's landing next month...

The landing of NASA's Perseverance Mars rover next month will make serious waves, some of which may help scientists better understand the Red Planet's structure....

 2021-01-12 23:44 

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January new moon 2021: Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury get together in the 'moonless' sky...

The new moon of January will occur at 12 a.m. EST (0400 GMT) on Wednesday, Jan. 13....

 2021-01-12 22:08 

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Astronomers spot the fastest spinning magnetar ever seen...

21,000 light-years from Earth, far-off in the Milky Way galaxy, astronomers have spotted the fastest-spinning (and possibly the youngest) magnetar ever seen....

 2021-01-12 21:00 

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Dream Chaser space plane's first flight slips to 2022 due to pandemic-related delays...

Delays, many related to COVID, have pushed the first flight of the Dream Chaser space plane to 2022....

 2021-01-12 19:39 

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Scientists are getting closer in race to find gravitational wave background and dark matter...

Astronomers may be getting closer to discovering as-yet hidden cosmic secrets, such as the nature of dark matter and the presence of widespread distortions in space-time, researchers reported at the 237th American Astronomical Society meeting, held virtua...

 2021-01-12 19:38 

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Rocky 'super-Earth' planet spotted orbiting one of the Milky Way's oldest stars...

A rocky exoplanet known as TOI-561b was found circling one of the oldest stars in our Milky Way galaxy. The exoplanet is about 50% larger than Earth....

 2021-01-12 18:39 

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Space calendar 2021: Rocket launches, sky events, missions & more!...

Here's a guide to all the rocket launches and astronomical events in 2021, as well as milestones for space missions, anniversaries and conferences....

 2021-01-12 16:33 

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SpaceX Cargo Dragon supply ship makes 1st undocking from space station...

A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship made its first-ever autonomous undocking from the International Space Station Tuesday (Jan. 12)...

 2021-01-12 15:02 

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'The Expanse' exclusive: Naomi and Filip have a heated family chat in new clip from season 5, episode 7...

In this exclusive clip from...

 2021-01-12 12:18 

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Rocket Lab targets early Saturday for microsatellite launch...

Rocket Lab's first launch of 2021 will take place this weekend, if all goes according to plan....

 2021-01-12 12:17 

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It's really there! Kepler space telescope's 2nd-ever exoplanet candidate finally confirmed....

Astronomers just confirmed the existence of KOI-5Ab, which was first flagged as a potential planet by NASA's pioneering Kepler space telescope way back in 2009....

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