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Updated 23 February 2019

#2

 

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Description Virgin Galactic successfully blasted a crew of three into space during the aerospace company's fifth-supersonic powered test flight Friday morning.

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Updated 23 February 2019

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Description ESA's Mars Express spacecraft gives us a scenic view of remnants from the planet's watery past.

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Updated 23 February 2019

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Description MOJAVE, Calif. - Virgin Galactic's VSS Unity SpaceShipTwo space plane reached suborbital space again during its fifth powered test flight Friday morning, landing back on the runway at the Mojave Air and Space Port about an hour after launch. Steps away from the flight line, in a 48,000-square-foot hangar, the spaceship's next two successors - intended to carry paying customers to space one day ...

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Updated 23 February 2019

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Updated 22 February 2019

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Description The Falcon 9 booster rides (and lands) again.

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Updated 22 February 2019

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Updated 22 February 2019

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Description The company just completed yet another test flight of its rocket-powered spaceplane, reaching the highest altitude yet of 55.87 miles ...

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Updated 22 February 2019

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Description TBD

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Updated 22 February 2019

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Description The last screw is tightened and a private Moon lander is packed in the fairing atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral Air Force Sta

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Updated 22 February 2019

#11

 

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Description In a research breakthrough funded by NASA, scientists have synthesized a molecular system that, like DNA, can store and transmit information

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Updated 22 February 2019

#12

 

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Description Analyzing supernovas indicates that expansion rates agree within 1 percent across large regions of sky.

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Updated 22 February 2019

#13

 

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Description The solar system can be a violent place. Astronomers now think that Neptune’s tiniest moon, Hippocamp, was chipped off a larger moon, Pro

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Updated 22 February 2019

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Description An international team of more than 200 astronomers from 18 countries has published the first phase of a major new radio sky survey at unprec

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Updated 22 February 2019

#15

 

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Description "We didn't want there to be any asterisks next to your name."

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Updated 22 February 2019

#16

 

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Description The company has a new lease on life and at Cape Canaveral

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Updated 22 February 2019

#17

 

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Description Hayabusa-2 got what it came for

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Updated 22 February 2019

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Description The third and final supermoon of 2019—the super worm moon—will appear on the vernal equinox in March. Here's the best time to watch it.

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Updated 22 February 2019

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Description Hayabusa2 has completed one of its most exciting challenges yet

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Updated 22 February 2019

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Description Israel has taken an important first step to the Moon following the launch of its privately-built Beresheet lander, which entered space late yesterday aboard a SpaceX rocket.

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Updated 22 February 2019

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Description An Israeli lunar lander just launched on a historic moon mission — but touchdown is still eight weeks away.

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Updated 22 February 2019

#22

 

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Description A stream of particles created in a neutron star crash, detected in 2017 using gravitational waves, could explain certain mysterious flashes of light.

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Updated 22 February 2019

#23

 

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Description If aliens have never visited Earth, does that mean interstellar space travel is just too hard to be worth it? Not necessarily, according to a new model.

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Updated 22 February 2019

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Description A Japanese space probe has fired a "bullet" into an asteroid as part of a mission to collect rock samples from the celestial body.

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Updated 22 February 2019

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Description An Israeli spacecraft rocketed toward the moon for the country's first attempted lunar landing, following a launch Thursday night by SpaceX.A communications satellite for Indonesia was the...

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Updated 22 February 2019

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Description The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) sent a long-awaited command, and the probe landed on the surface of the asteroid ...

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Updated 22 February 2019

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Description This week’s top Science news

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Updated 22 February 2019

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Updated 22 February 2019

#29

 

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Description Asteroids are small, rocky bodies orbiting the sun that are too small to be called planets. There are millions of asteroids in the solar system, ranging in size, shape and composition. The exploration of asteroids could help ...

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Updated 22 February 2019

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Description While most of the talk at the American Association for the Advancement of Science conference, which took place last week, focused on the fin

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Updated 22 February 2019

#31

 

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Description Virgin Galactic's suborbital space plane VSS Unity reached a maximum altitude (apogee) of 294,900 ft or 55.85 miles (89.9km) today.

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Updated 22 February 2019

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Description Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa2 just touched down on the surface of Ryugu for the third time to collect samples after firing a bullet at its surface.

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Updated 22 February 2019

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Description "Subsidies help protect foreign launch service providers from American competition."

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Updated 22 February 2019

#34

 

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Description Impactor blasts bits of asteroid into a sample collection cone.

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Updated 22 February 2019

#35

 

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Description The new location will support the production of up to 24 Alpha rockets a year.

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Updated 22 February 2019

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Description Hayabusa2 touched down briefly on the Ryugu asteroid, fired a bullet into the surface to puff up dust for collection and blasted back to its holding position.

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Updated 22 February 2019

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Description Perhaps there is a lesson in Thursday night's launch from Florida.

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Updated 22 February 2019

#38

 

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Description Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin and US astronaut Nick Hague said Thursday they were ready to head into space again next month after their last launch ended in failure.

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Updated 22 February 2019

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Description Newly discovered "hachimoji" DNA could resemble the building blocks of extraterrestrial life.

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Updated 22 February 2019

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Description Warner Bros. is moving its monster mash-up Godzilla vs. Kong, and it has a new release date of March 13, 2020. Additionally, it has set a July 16, 2021 release date for Space Jam 2.

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Updated 22 February 2019

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Description The Crew Dragon Demo-1 mission passes NASA flight readiness scrutiny.

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Updated 22 February 2019

#42

 

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Description A gargantuan 'dragon aurora' appeared over Iceland recently, and NASA is a little confused by the timing.

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Updated 22 February 2019

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Updated 22 February 2019

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Description In the most recent update, it was a balmy 2 degrees Fahrenheit (-17 degrees Celsius) at Elysium Planitia. ...

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Updated 22 February 2019

#45

 

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Description The Japanese Hayabusa2 spacecraft touched down on asteroid Ryugu and attempted to gather a sample of its rock to bring back to Earth.

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Updated 22 February 2019

#46

 

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Description Sometimes the most beautiful things begin in chaos.

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Updated 21 February 2019

#47

 

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Description The wee world, named after a mythical sea creature, has a surprisingly brutal past.

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Updated 21 February 2019

#48

 

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Description The new findings are a stark reminder of what’s waiting for our grandkids.

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Updated 21 February 2019

#49

 

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Description The wispy outermost layer of Earth's atmosphere extend much deeper into space than scientists realized -- deep enough that the moon orbits through it.

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Updated 21 February 2019

#50

 

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Description The Cow, nestled in the corner of galaxy CGCG137-068, 200 million light-years away, was seen by the WM Keck Observatory.

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Updated 21 February 2019

#51

 

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Description By shrinking its reactors, NuScale Power aims to compete with cheap natural gas

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Updated 21 February 2019

#52

 

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Description "What it means to me is that the responsibility is very high."

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Updated 21 February 2019

#53

 

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Description NASA has warned SpaceX and Boeing Co of design and safety concerns for their competing astronaut launch systems, according to industry sources and a new government report, threatening the U.S. bid to revive its human spaceflight program later this year. Zachary Goelman reports.

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Updated 21 February 2019

#54

 

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Description Astronomers call it "the moon that shouldn't be there." After several years of analysis, a team of planetary scientists using NASA's Hubb

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Updated 21 February 2019

#55

 

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Description A compilation of scientific results from The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA, reveal new clues to how stars form and

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Updated 21 February 2019

#56

 

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Description NASA’s InSight lander is now gathering meteorological data from the Martian surface and generating weather reports that are being made available to the public.

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Updated 21 February 2019

#57

 

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Description NASA will provide coverage of the upcoming prelaunch and launch activities for the SpaceX Demo-1 flight test to the International Space Stat

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Updated 21 February 2019

#58

 

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Description When a stream of charged particles known as the solar wind careens onto the Moon’s surface at 450 kilometers per second (or nearly 1 million

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Updated 21 February 2019

#59

 

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Description Neptune's recently discovered smallest moon Hippocamp has been observed in detail by the Hubble Space Telescope, as per new research published in 'Nature'.

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Updated 21 February 2019

#60

 

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Description After failing to claim the Lunar X Prize (which, to be fair, everyone did), the Israeli firm SpaceIL could have a rover on lunar soil in a little over a month.

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Updated 21 February 2019

#61

 

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Description If space is the final frontier, then NASA is the enterprise that goes where no one has gone before. Fortunately, the U.S. agency is kind enough to share with everyone a visual record of its explorations, with high-quality images taken of the Earth from different angles and distances.

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Updated 21 February 2019

#62

 

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Description NASA just dropped some enticing new details about the much anticipated and much delayed test flight.

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Updated 21 February 2019

#63

 

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Description The first privately funded moon lander mission blasts off ready to make history.

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Updated 21 February 2019

#64

 

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Description A new NASA initiative beams weather data from the space agency's InSight lander on the Red Planet straight to your web browser.

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Updated 21 February 2019

#65

 

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Description In a research breakthrough funded by NASA, scientists have synthesized a molecular system that, like DNA, can store and transmit information.

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Updated 21 February 2019

#66

 

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Description The highly anticipated moment is here: a shot at the first private Moon landing, and NASA is contributing to the experiment.

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Updated 21 February 2019

#67

 

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Description A faint and frigid little moon doesn't have to go by "Neptune XIV" anymore.

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Updated 21 February 2019

#68

 

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Description Astronomers just got the goods on the meteor that flared up over Cuba earlier this month.

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Updated 21 February 2019

#69

 

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Description The Martian Mole will hopefully unveil secrets of a Martian past, with lessons that may teach us about Earth.

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Updated 21 February 2019

#70

 

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Description Japan's Hayabusa 2 spacecraft will perform a flyby sample collection mission on a distant asteroid.

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Updated 21 February 2019

#71

 

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Description The moon, dubbed Hippocamp for the half-horse, half-fish sea monster from Greek legend, is about the size of Chicago and so faint only the powerful Hubble Space Telescope can spot it

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Updated 21 February 2019

#72

 

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Description It's official: Israeli space company SpaceIL's lunar lander Beresheet launched into space aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

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Updated 21 February 2019

#73

 

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Description NASA commissioned SpaceX and Boeing to develop shuttles for crewed missions. Upcoming test flights may be delayed as NASA found several safety flaws.

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Updated 21 February 2019

#74

 

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Description NASA and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution are working on sending an underwater drone to the deepest points of the Earth's oceans.

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Updated 21 February 2019

#75

 

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Description About 180 million miles from Earth lies a tiny asteroid called Ryugu, with a diameter of a little less than 1 kilometer, orbiting the sun about once every 16 months. If everything goes as planned, we’ll be firing a bullet straight into the rock today—all in the name of scientific study.

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Updated 21 February 2019

#76

 

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Description In a few hours, Hayabusa 2 will launch a small projectile at Ryugu to dislodge material from the surface, which ...

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Updated 21 February 2019

#77

 

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Description Frigid world is 3.5 times farther away than Pluto

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Updated 21 February 2019

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Updated 21 February 2019

#79

 

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Description The RemoveDEBRIS mission has successfully tested a harpoon that was designed to capture space junk in orbit.

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Updated 21 February 2019

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Description WASHINGTON - Bowing to bipartisan concerns in Congress, President Donald Trump retreated Tuesday from his plan to create an independent space force in the Pentagon, proposing instead to consolidate the military's space operations and personnel in the Air Force. The scaled-down plan would still establish a new military service focused on war-fighting in outer space - the first new branch since ...

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Updated 20 February 2019

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Description A new optical instrument that can detect plant-based organisms from kilometres away due to the unique way living things reflect light could one day help in the search for life beyond this planet, new research suggests.

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Updated 20 February 2019

#82

 

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Description The Universe just got a little more crowded with the discovery of more than 300,000 potential galaxies in a tiny corner of the northern sky.

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Updated 20 February 2019

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Updated 20 February 2019

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Updated 20 February 2019

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Updated 20 February 2019

#86

 

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Description This feature is repetitive, and "slightly strange."

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Updated 20 February 2019

#87

 

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Description The intent is to capture samples from the rock to bring back to Earth.

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Updated 20 February 2019

#88

 

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Description Scientists have discovered tadpole-shaped jets coming out of regions with intense magnetic fields on the Sun. Unlike those living on Earth,

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Updated 20 February 2019

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Description No matter how cold your winter has been, it's probably not as chilly as Mars. Check for yourself: Starting today, the public can get a daily

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Updated 20 February 2019

#90

 

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Description Say you need to prepare to shoot bullets into an asteroid and suck up the debris kicked up from the blast, then tuck it away for safekeeping.

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Updated 20 February 2019

#91

 

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Description NASA just dropped some enticing new details about the much anticipated and much delayed test flight.

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Updated 20 February 2019

#92

 

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Description The Space Force just took a big step from sci-fi-sounding dream toward reality.

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Updated 20 February 2019

#93

 

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Description SOFIA reveals new clues to how stars form and galaxies evolve, and closer to understanding the environment of Europa and its subsurface ocean.

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Updated 20 February 2019

#94

 

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Description Planetary scientists have come up with an explanation for a mysterious moon around Neptune that was discovered with Hubble.

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Updated 20 February 2019

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Description Air and Space Law professor Michelle Hanlon argues that if we don't draft new laws, the destruction of landmarks that happens on Earth will repeat in space.

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Updated 20 February 2019

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Description Data collected by NASA and ESA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory reveals that Earth's gaseous layer extends up to 391,000 miles away from Earth.

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Updated 20 February 2019

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Description The blue planet is going green—literally. Since the 1980s, satellite images have shown that leafy cover across the globe has grown by 2.3 percent per decade.

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Updated 20 February 2019

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Description Since the end of the Apollo-era, one of the main goals of NASA, Roscosmos and other space agencies has been the development of technologies

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Updated 20 February 2019

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Description An international team of more than 200 astronomers from 18 countries, including researchers from the University of Oxford, has published the

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Updated 20 February 2019

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Updated 20 February 2019

#101

 

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Updated 20 February 2019

#102

 

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Description After Opportunity, now what? An unpowered inflatable craft using thermal updrafts to stay aloft could cost-effectively map less-documented parts of the planet’s surface to help plan lander missions.

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Updated 20 February 2019

#103

 

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Description Scientists have found an entirely new moon in our own solar system – and it had been hiding in plain sight.

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Updated 20 February 2019

#104

 

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Description Technique transforms every image from a Hubble orbit into same frame of reference.

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Updated 20 February 2019

#105

 

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Description The Brunt ice shelf is preparing to unleash an iceberg twice the size of New York City.

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Updated 20 February 2019

#106

 

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Description Neptune’s tiniest moon probably formed when a comet hit a larger moon.

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Updated 20 February 2019

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Description An old and cold white dwarf has been discovered that is surrounded by rings of dust, and this discovery challenges how planetary systems evolve - space short science news

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Updated 20 February 2019

#108

 

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Description Welcome to the solar system, Hippocamp. 

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Updated 20 February 2019

#109

 

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Description There have been several hints of a moon orbiting the exoplanet Kepler-1625b, but now researchers say these signals might actually point to a Jupiter-like planet

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Updated 19 February 2019

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Description Comet 67P's head has spent 4.5 billion years trying to twist away from its neck. And that's caused some stress fractures.

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Updated 19 February 2019

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Description The known Universe just got a lot bigger.

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Updated 19 February 2019

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Description China plans to build and launch small to medium-sized solar power stations into the stratosphere to generate electricity between 2021 and 2025. The next step will be a Megawatt-level space solar power station in 2030. China is considering space-based construction using robots and 3D printing technology. The International Space Station has four sets of solar arrays that generate 84 to 120 kilowatts of electricity. No space-based solar power has been beamed to earth. Light-Weight Spaced Solar Power at the Megawatt Level Would Not be Hard Alliant Technical Systems, ATK, was selected in 2012 by NASA’s Space Technology Program under a...

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Updated 19 February 2019

#113

 

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Description Japan's Hayabusa 2 spacecraft is finally ready to collect a sample of the asteroid Ryugu.

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Updated 19 February 2019

#114

 

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Description It's our closest neighbor in the solar system, but we still have a lot to learn about the Moon—from how it formed to what's on its dark side.

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Updated 19 February 2019

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Description The Carnival of Sapce 599 is up at Urban Astronomer The Hill – SpaceX could disrupt NASA plan to return humans to the moon NASA’s lunar lander concept is a three-stage vehicle that would depart from and return to the Lunar Gateway. The stages would include a transfer vehicle to take astronauts to low lunar orbit, a descent stage that would take them to the lunar surface, and an ascent stage that would return the astronauts to lunar orbit. The ascent stage would dock with the transfer vehicle that would then return to the Gateway. The SpaceX Starship will be...

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Updated 19 February 2019

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Description 1. Universe Today – Eta Carinae is Getting Brighter Because a Dust Cloud was Blocking our View Within a decade or so, we will no longer be able to see the Homunculus nebula clearly. That was the conclusion reached in a new study by an international team of researchers. According to their findings, the nebula will be obscured by the growing brightness of Eta Carinae itself, which will be ten times brighter by about 2036. 2. Universe Today – Oumuamua Could be the Debris Cloud of a Disintegrated Interstellar Comet 3. Universe Today – NASA used Curiosity’s Sensors to Measure...

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Updated 19 February 2019

#117

 

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Description Space startup SpaceIL will launch a craft later this week, trying to become the first private company to reach the moon entirely on its own accord.  

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Updated 19 February 2019

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Description The "Super Snow Moon," the second of this year's three supermoons, will appear about 10 percent larger than an average full moon.

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Updated 19 February 2019

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Description Why did "supermoon" become such a thing?

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Updated 19 February 2019

#120

 

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Description A surge in satellite data and artificial intelligence helps guide enforcement on the ground

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Updated 19 February 2019

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Description A few weeks ago the journal Nature published two peer-reviewed reports put together by scientists at the Chime radio telescope project, situated in the Okanagan Valley in Canada’s British Columbia. 

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Updated 19 February 2019

#122

 

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Description This cluster of stars has been visible for a long time, but scientists only just now realized they're part of the same cosmic river.

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Updated 19 February 2019

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Description If a lake under Martian ice is real, there must be a subsurface magma pool to keep conditions warm enough for water to remain liquid, scientists say.

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Updated 19 February 2019

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Description On February 21, 2019, Israeli nonprofit SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI)’s first lunar spacecraft will launch a 180-kilogram lunar lander to the moon on a SpaceX Falcon 9. The full SpaceIL mission is a 600 kg spacecraft. Above – NASA / Goddard / Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter / Jason Davis / The Planetary Society. The lunar lander, Beresheet, will touch down in Mare Serenitatis, the “Sea of Serenity,” shown as the larger circle. The approximate landing site is in the inner circle. Three-way Split of Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit Mission The Israeli spacecraft will launch as a secondary payload with a...

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Updated 19 February 2019

#125

 

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Description The size may surprise you.

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Updated 19 February 2019

#126

 

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Description A team at Japanese space agency JAXA is preparing to shoot a metallic bullet at the surface of Ryugu, a tiny 1km asteroid.

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Updated 19 February 2019

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Description Amazon's moving its new HQ, a Mars rover died, and Fortnite threw a huge concert.

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Updated 19 February 2019

#128

 

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Description Every shooting star, every full moon

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Updated 19 February 2019

#129

 

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Description The space rock, dubbed 2013 MD8 will make a ‘close approach’ to our planet tomorrow afternoon

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Updated 19 February 2019

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Description For the first time, an international team of scientists from Russia, Estonia and Finland has analyzed the operation of a target panel built in the southeast of Estonia to calibrate orbital satellites and to ensure maximally ...

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Updated 19 February 2019

#131

 

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Description February 19’s full moon is going to be the biggest Super Moon of the year.

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Updated 19 February 2019

#132

 

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Description "As far as I'm concerned, SLS and Orion are doing their jobs of providing work."

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Updated 19 February 2019

#133

 

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Description SpaceX is developing stronger steel superalloys. SpaceX is making improved versions of Inconel alloys. SpaceX metallurgy team developed SX500 superalloy for 12000 psi, hot oxygen-rich gas. It was hard. Almost any metal turns into a flare in those conditions. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 23, 2018 Inconel is a family of austenitic nickel-chromium-based superalloys. Inconel alloys are heat and oxidation resistant materials. SpaceX is making its Raptor engine manifold out of Inconel. Inconel has been used for over 60 years in rockets and spaceplanes. The skin of the X-15 Rocket-powered aircraft was made out of Inconel X. The X-15 first...

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Updated 18 February 2019

#134

 

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Description China’s space ambitions are shifting into a higher orbit.

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Updated 18 February 2019

#135

 

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Description In the coming decades, a number of missions are planned for Mars, which include proposals to send astronauts there for the first time. This

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Updated 18 February 2019

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Description Last summer, a new type of debris-hunting satellite was released from the International Space Station (ISS). It’s known as the RemoveDebris

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Updated 18 February 2019

#137

 

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Description Tuesday's full moon will be the brightest of the year.

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Updated 18 February 2019

#138

 

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Description A sense of humour will be vital for any team to keep morale high on a two-year trip to Mars. The joker role will be tested in NASA's group mission simulations at the Johnson Space Centre in Houston, Texas.

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Updated 18 February 2019

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Description New simulations show that the planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system are probably exposed to a heavy bombardment of charged particles from stellar winds.

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Updated 18 February 2019

#140

 

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Description The International Space Station looks like it could touch the lunar surface.

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Updated 18 February 2019

#141

 

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Description This new Hubble Space Telescope image of Neptune was made during Hubble’s Outer Planet Atmosphere Legacy (OPAL) program.

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Updated 18 February 2019

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Description An anthropologist is making the case that long space missions, like a crewed trip to Mars, would require crew members with senses of humor.

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Updated 18 February 2019

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Description Unfortunately, the path for this event will occur mostly over water.

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Updated 18 February 2019

#144

 

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Description A NASA director warned that Elon Musk's proposed Starship design was going to be "orders of magnitude" more difficult than any NASA project in history.

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Updated 17 February 2019

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Description Sirius, a double-star system and the brightest object in the night sky, will briefly blink out of existence for parts of Earth on Monday evening.

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Updated 17 February 2019

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Description Scientists think they might be able to use gravitational waves to detect quark matter produced in neutron star collisions.

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Updated 17 February 2019

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Description Here’s what to know about the upcoming February full moon, also known as the 'super snow moon'— and what the best time is to see it.

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Updated 17 February 2019

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Description Asteroid Day is the official United Nations’ day of global awareness and education about asteroids. The World will celebrate the fifth anniversary on June 30, 2019. There will be thousands of independent events organized by citizens around the world on all five continents. Asteroid Day global programs, including Asteroid Day LIVE, are programs of the Asteroid Foundation, a Luxembourg-based nonprofit organization. Asteroid Day was co-founded by astrophysicist and famed musician Dr. Brian May of the rock group QUEEN; Apollo 9 Astronaut Rusty Schweickart; Filmmaker Grig Richters; and B612 President Danica Remy, to promote awareness and provide knowledge to the general...

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Updated 17 February 2019

#149

 

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Description TBD

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Updated 17 February 2019

#150

 

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Description Watch Scientists Impaled Space Junk With a Harpoon, Here’s Why That Matters, a Space video from Seeker.

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Updated 17 February 2019

#151

 

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Description NASA's long-lived Hubble telescope captured bright, transient objects moving through the cosmos at some 1,000 light years from Earth.

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Updated 17 February 2019

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Description If you didn’t think the demise of the Martian rover Opportunity was sad enough, wait until you hear its final message to NASA.

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Updated 16 February 2019

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Description To find safe places for Apollo astronauts to land, NASA designed five survey satellites carrying classified defense technology.

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Updated 16 February 2019

#154

 

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Description The observatory is capable of detecting tiny vibrations in the fabric of space-time, and a new upgrade will expand its range sevenfold.

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Updated 16 February 2019

#155

 

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Description Astronomers led by Dr Scott Sheppard of the Carnegie Institution for Science have found 2018 VG18 – a new dwarf planet that’s been nicknamed ‘Farout’.

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Updated 16 February 2019

#156

 

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Description Things are looking up for Major Tom.

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Updated 16 February 2019

#157

 

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Description Xiaomi has officially revealed the details of the Mi 9’s camera specifications and features, aside from revealing its space grey variant.

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Updated 16 February 2019

#158

 

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Description In this image, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured the smoking gun of a newborn star, the Herbig–Haro objects numbered 7 to 11

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Updated 16 February 2019

#159

 

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Description Opportunity rocks.

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Updated 16 February 2019

#160

 

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Description We can only see so far, beyond that is a mystery.

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Updated 16 February 2019

#161

 

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Description Gateway Spaceport is a membership funded organization that wants to create next-generation space stations. Nextbigfuture has written about their earlier designs for an orbiting spaceport. They have made nice renderings and animations of their designs and construction methods. The Gateway Foundation newest design is similar to an Icarus Interstellar proposal for a 10,000 person worldship. The proposed worldship had 40 modules that were 120 meters by 155 meters. A few years ago, Nextbigfuture had indicated that a simplified and more near-term version of the Icarus proposal would be to use expandable Bigelow modules on a basic frame. The newest design...

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Updated 16 February 2019