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 2018-01-23 16:29 

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Air Force Maintains Trust in SpaceX After Secret Zuma Mission: Report...

The U.S. Air Force has given SpaceX a qualified vote of confidence in the wake of the presumed loss of the mysterious Zuma satellite, according to Bloomberg News....

 2018-01-23 16:05 

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Weird Winds Blow the 'Wrong Way' on Scorching Hot Exoplanet...

If you're looking to beat the heat on exoplanet CoRoT-2b, astronomers found the hottest spot in a surprising location....

 2018-01-23 15:51 

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Ursula K. Le Guin, Influential Science Fiction Writer, Dies at 88...

The writer Ursula K. Le Guin, whose work spanned multiple genres including science fiction, fantasy, poetry and essays, died on Monday (Jan. 22) at the age of 88....

 2018-01-23 15:33 

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What Is A Blood Moon?...

If the rays of the setting or rising sun hit the moon just right, the moon appears to turn red or ruddy-brown. This is called a blood moon....

 2018-01-23 14:45 

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Shoemaker-Levy 9: Comet's Impact Left Its Mark on Jupiter...

When comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 smashed into Jupiter in 1994, it sent ripple effects both physically and politically....

 2018-01-23 13:55 

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Leonid Meteor Shower 2018: When, Where & How to See It...

In mid-November, the fickle Leonid meteor shower hits Earth once again. The annual shower will peak Nov. 17....

 2018-01-23 13:30 

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Perseid Meteor Shower 2018: When, Where & How to See It...

The Perseid meteor shower will burst into light this August as Earth passes through the long trail left by Comet Swift-Tuttle. This year, though, the moon may interfere with the show. Here's how and when to see the Perseids....

 2018-01-23 13:30 

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Draconid Meteor Shower 2018: When, Where and How to Watch the Unpredictable 'Shooting Star' Display...

The Draconid meteor shower peaks this weekend, but don't get your hopes up for a spectacular sky show....

 2018-01-23 13:20 

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Orionid Meteor Shower 2018: When, Where & How to See It...

Some of the brightest and swiftest shooting stars will bedazzle the night sky this year during the Orionid meteor shower, which will peak between Oct. 20 and 22 and continue through early November....

 2018-01-23 13:00 

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Lyrid Meteor Shower 2017: When, Where & How to See Its Peak...

In late April, skywatchers in the Northern Hemisphere will get a view of the Lyrid meteor shower, the dusty trail of a comet with a centuries-long orbit around the sun....

 2018-01-23 13:00 

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Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower 2017: When, Where and How to See It...

The Eta Aquarid meteor shower from late April to mid-May offers a long stretch of spectacular 'shooting stars' that even a casual observer can spot in the night sky....

 2018-01-23 13:00 

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Ursid Meteor Shower 2018: When, Where & How to See It...

The 2018 Ursid meteor shower will peak the night of Dec. 21, but the glowing moon will drown out an increased number of meteors....

 2018-01-23 13:00 

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Geminid Meteor Shower 2018: When, Where & How to See It...

The Geminid meteor shower peaks the night of Dec. 13-14. This guide tells you the best times and places to see these shooting stars (no equipment necessary)....

 2018-01-23 12:45 

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Dark Energy Survey Finds New Stellar Streams Infiltrating the Milky Way...

Sky watchers discovered 11 new streams of stars that are the remnants of nearby galaxies and star clusters absorbed by the Milky Way....

 2018-01-23 12:41 

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Twilight Haze Shines Over Saturn's Big Moon Titan in Gorgeous Cassini Photo...

A stunning new view of Saturn's largest moon Titan captures beautiful layers of blue-yellow haze dancing through the moon's atmosphere....

 2018-01-23 12:29 

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NASA Astronauts Take Spacewalk Outside Space Station...

Two NASA astronauts will head outside the International Space Station Tuesday (Jan. 23) to conduct the first spacewalk of the year....

 2018-01-23 10:06 

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Next Stop, Mars? Life-Detection Gear Passes Test on Earth...

A small, lightweight life-detection package has passed a key trial here on Earth, suggesting that it could someday hunt for microbes on Mars or the ocean moons of the outer solar system, researchers say....

 2018-01-23 08:09 

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Spacewalking Astronauts Shrug Off Glitch During Repair Job on Space Station...

Two NASA astronauts embarked on a spacewalk today (Jan. 23) and successfully replaced a degraded piece of equipment outside of the International Space Station, despite a software glitch that left the team running behind schedule....

 2018-01-23 07:48 

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Ex-Prize: Google's $30 Million Moon Race Ends with No Winner...

It's official: The Google Lunar X Prize is no more....

 2018-01-23 06:17 

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The Best Places to See the Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse of Jan. 31...

Skywatchers in Alaska, the Hawaiian islands and the western part of North America will have the best view of the rare "Super Blue Blood Moon" in the early morning of Jan. 31....

 2018-01-22 16:13 

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NASA Shutdown Plans Follow Familiar Script...

As the federal government begins its first shutdown in more than four years Jan. 20, NASA's operating plans are little changed from that earlier shutdown, with most agency employees set to be furloughed....

 2018-01-22 13:43 

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Marshall Space Flight Center: Test Site for NASA's Rockets...

Marshall Space Flight Center plays a significant role in the American space program, from developing the rockets that carried the first U.S. astronaut into space to working on the system that could one day carry astronauts to Mars....

 2018-01-22 12:16 

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Kilopower Project: NASA Pushes Nuclear Power for Deep-Space Missions...

This Thursday (Jan. 18), scientists and officials from NASA and the Department of Energy gathered at the National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas to discuss the Kilopower project, the next generation of nuclear power plants for future space missions....

 2018-01-22 12:00 

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In the Search for Alien Life, 'Everyone Is an Astrobiologist'...

Mary Voytek, NASA's senior scientist for astrobiology, must grapple with the interdisciplinary nature of the search for life elsewhere in the universe....

 2018-01-22 11:08 

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Air Force Missile-Warning Command Center Makes Contact with New SBIRS Satellite...

The Air Force 460th Space Wing says it is "talking" with the new SBIRS GEO Flight 4 satellite....

 2018-01-22 11:00 

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Pisces Constellation: Facts About the Fishes...

Pisces is one of the largest constellations, and also one of the faintest....

 2018-01-22 10:56 

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Dust Storm in Space: Rosetta Probe Captured Comet Blizzard (Photo)...

A newly released image, taken by the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft, depicts hundreds of dust particles barreling away from Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, which the probe orbited from August 2014 to September 2016....

 2018-01-22 10:44 

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SpaceX, Iridium Set March 18 Launch Date for 5th Iridium Next Mission...

SpaceX and mobile satellite services provider Iridium, now halfway through deploying the Iridium Next constellation, are preparing for their fifth mission on March 18 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California....

 2018-01-22 10:37 

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Apollo 5 in Photos: NASA's First Lunar Module Test Flight...

NASA's Apollo 5 mission launched on Jan. 22, 1968 and marked the first test flight of the Lunar Module that would eventually carry astronauts to the moon. See photos from the historic mission here!...

 2018-01-22 10:00 

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Valentina Tereshkova: First Woman in Space...

Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman to go into space. She flew Vostok 6 in 1963, spending almost three days in space and orbiting Earth 48 times....

 2018-01-22 06:56 

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Flat Earth Rocketeer Says He Will Launch in Two Weeks...

"Mad" Mike Hughes, a flat-Earth conspiracy theorist, appears to have a new rocket and a new launch date for his mission to prove our oblate spheroid world is actually a disc. (It isn't.)...

 2018-01-22 06:47 

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Falcon Heavy Tests Grounded by Government Shutdown...

SpaceX will have to wait a bit longer to test its first Falcon Heavy rocket, as NASA and Air Force personnel stay home due to an ongoing U.S. government shutdown....

 2018-01-22 06:30 

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Big 'Star Trek: Discovery' Twist Proves Fan Theories Right (Again!)...

Smart "Star Trek: Discovery" fans saw this plot twist coming, too....

 2018-01-22 06:29 

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The Youngest Galaxies in the Universe Spin Like the Mature Milky Way...

Astronomers observed two 13-billion-year-old galaxies spinning in whirlpool motions, which was thought to be characteristic of mature galaxies like ours....

 2018-01-22 06:15 

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NASA 2019 Budget Expected to Include Lunar Exploration Program Details...

Details about how NASA will implement a space policy directive regarding a human return to the moon will be in the agency's 2019 budget request, scheduled for release as soon as early February....

 2018-01-21 13:25 

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The Emperor Comes Out of the Shadows in 'Star Wars Rebels' Trailer for Final Episodes...

A trailer for the final episodes of Star Wars Rebels has ben released by Lucasfilm and Disney XD. The final six episodes will air in pairs for three weeks beginning February 19....

 2018-01-21 13:00 

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In Space and Cyber, China is Closing In on the United States...

"China's satellite manufacturing industry is growing at an alarming rate," said Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Co....

 2018-01-21 12:59 

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Dazzling Trifid Nebula Glows in an Ocean of Stars (Photo)...

The magnificent Trifid Nebula, also known as NGC 6514, is a bright cloud of cosmic dust and gas that serves as a stellar nursery for newborn stars....

 2018-01-20 13:45 

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Rocket Lab Launches 2nd Test Flight of Electron Small-Satellite Booster...

An Electron rocket built by the commercial startup Rocket Lab successfully took off today (Jan. 20) from New Zealand, carrying the company's first customer payloads....

 2018-01-20 12:10 

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Christa McAuliffe's Lost Challenger Lessons to be Taught on Space Station...

Two educators turned NASA astronauts will film science lessons aboard the International Space Station that were planned for the late Christa McAuliffe, the first "teacher in space," who died on board space shuttle Challenger in January 1986....

 2018-01-20 12:00 

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Fireball Finds! Meteorite Fragments from Dazzling Michigan Meteor Found on Ice...

Meteorite hunters in Michigan found six rocks Thursday (Jan. 18) that likely came from a spectacular fireball that lit up local skies earlier this week....

 2018-01-20 12:00 

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Senate Committee Advances NASA and NOAA...

A Senate committee voted on party lines Jan. 18 to advance the nominations of individuals to lead NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, although with no clear indication of when, or if, they will be confirmed by the full Senate....

 2018-01-20 12:00 

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Supermoon and Pink Sky: Full Moon Rises Against 'Belt of Venus'...

A nearly full "supermoon" rises above a pink band in the sky known as the "Belt of Venus" in this photo captured above Lake Alqueva in the Portuguese village of Monsaraz....

 2018-01-19 17:37 

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Hubble Mission Commander, Spacewalker to Enter Astronaut Hall of Fame...

Scott Altman, commander of the final space shuttle mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope, and spacewalker Thomas Jones, who helped install the U.S. laboratory on the International Space Station, will enter the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame in April....

 2018-01-19 16:57 

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After Delay, Rocket Lab to Attempt 2nd Electron Launch Today: How to Watch...

Tonight (Jan. 19), the private spaceflight company Rocket Lab will once again attempt a second test launch of its small-scale Electron rocket....

 2018-01-19 15:47 

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Small Michigan Meteor Packed a Seismic Punch, Experts Say...

The meteor that caused a huge fireball above the skies of southern Michigan Tuesday night (Jan. 16) was only a few feet in size, researchers have said, but its speed was enough to shake the ground as it exploded in the atmosphere....

 2018-01-19 14:57 

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Watch Japan's Epsilon Rocket Launch the ASNARO-2 Radar Earth Satellite...

A Japanese Epsilon rocket launched a new Earth-observation satellite into space this week, notching a third successful flight for the solid-fueled booster....

 2018-01-19 14:55 

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In Photos: India's PSLV rocket Launches Cartosat-2 Satellite & 30 More!...

On Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, the Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle successfully launched 31 satellites, making a comeback from a launch failure in August 2017. See photos from the Cartosat-2 satellite mission here!...

 2018-01-19 13:55 

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No, an Asteroid Is Not Going to Collide with Earth in February...

An asteroid's upcoming close pass with Earth has been the subject of some sensational news coverage — but is there is anything to fear?...

 2018-01-19 13:00 

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Atlas V Rocket Launches New Missile-Warning Satellite for US Air Force...

The U.S. Air Force has a new missile-tracking sentinel in orbit with the successful launch Friday (Jan. 19) of the Space Based Infrared System GEO Flight 4 early-warning satellite. See how it launched....

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