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Archinaut snags $73 million in NASA funding to 3D-print giant spacecraft parts in orbit...
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A project to 3-D print bulky components in space rather than bring them up there has collected a $73.7 million contract from NASA to demonstrate the technique in space. Archinaut, a mission now several years in development from Made In Space, could launch
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-07-13 00:09 UTC
A Fast Radio Burst has Finally Been Traced Back to its Source: the Outskirts of a Galaxy 4 Billion Light-Years Away...
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An Australian-led research effort has managed to pinpoint the location of the first non-repeating Fast Radio Burst, which could have immense implications for astronomy. The post A Fast Radio Burst has Finally Been Traced Back to its Source: the Outskirts
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-06-29 02:34 UTC
Dwarf planet Ceres' 'lonely mountain' mystery has been solved...
Scientists say Ahuna Mons formed when salty, rocky mud rose to the surface of Ceres and froze.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-06-23 01:30 UTC
NASA Rover on Mars Detects Puff of Gas That Hints at Possibility of Life...
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The Curiosity mission's scientists picked up the signal this week, and are seeking additional readings from the red planet.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-06-23 01:28 UTC
Taurid swarm study: Earth is approaching the same "meteor swarm" that may have caused Tunguska impact in 1908, when entire forest in Russia exploded...
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Scientists hope to study the Taurid meteor shower closely, in hopes of better predicting the risk of a future impact
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-06-14 14:21 UTC
New Instrument is Searching for Planets Around Alpha Centauri...
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Alpha Centauri is the closest star system to us, at 4.37 light-years (about 25 trillion miles) away. In 2016, astronomers discovered an exoplanet orbiting one of the three stars in the Alpha Centauri system. Spurred on by that discovery, the European Sout
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-06-12 00:41 UTC
Scientists find organic matter from outer space in 3.3 billion year old rocks...
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Scientists have located organic matter that is extraterrestrial in origin, in 3.3 billion year old rocks. This supports the theory that organic chemicals arrived on our planet aboard a meteorite and created the building blocks for life. The post Scientist
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-05-26 17:49 UTC
Theory proposes that Venus could have been habitable, but a large ocean slowed down its rotation, killing it...
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A new study supported by NASA has revealed that an ancient ocean on Venus might have been what slowed down its rotation, thus causing the runaway greenhouse effect that made it what it is today. The post Theory proposes that Venus could have been habitabl
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-05-26 17:47 UTC
Will You Be Able To See It? Mile-Wide Asteroid With Its Own Moon Set To Do A Flyby This Weekend...
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Prepare yourselves, astronomy fans: a mile-wide double asteroid is approaching Earth and may be visible on Saturday night, May 25, according to the Farmers Almanac.The asteroid is categorized as 1999 KW4 and consists of a primary spac...
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-05-24 20:38 UTC
This is your future home in space, according to billionaire Jeff Bezos...
The Blue Origin boss has revealed a set of futuristic space habitats for humankind
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-05-14 18:35 UTC
NASA to get an extra $1.6 billion to put the first woman on the moon...
NASA's mission to get humans, including the first woman, to the moon again in 2024 has been named Artemis, after a Greek goddess of the moon
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-05-14 18:30 UTC
Trump increases NASA budget proposal to 'return to Space in a BIG WAY'...
The president mentioned on Twitter other projects targeted in his budget, including the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-05-14 01:49 UTC
Mars Water: Scientists Think They Know Why Mars Dried Out...
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Mars as we know it today is a mostly dry, dusty place with a few pockets of ice in remote regions. It's barren and we're pretty sure it's lifeless today, but that might not have a...
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-05-06 21:57 UTC
A 393-Foot Asteroid Will Swing By Earth Tomorrow For A 'Close Approach'...
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A rather sizeable chunk of space rock is due to zoom past our planet tomorrow. Dubbed asteroid 2019 HO3, the celestial object is estimated to be up to 393 feet wide and will swing through our corner of space in the early hours of Wednesday morning for a s
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-05-01 20:58 UTC
NASA head: Expect a major asteroid strike in your lifetime...
Visions of space rocks slamming into Earth aren't just for dinosaurs and Hollywood movies.
By ceres on 2019-05-01 02:31 UTC
Why the idea of alien life now seems inevitable and possibly imminent...
After a string of discoveries, alien life is not as far-fetched as it used to be.
By ceres on 2019-05-01 01:36 UTC
"Unfathomable Abodes of Life?" Water Worlds of the Milky Way...
Beautiful blue planets with endless oceans may be orbiting many of the Milky Way's one trillion stars. In 2016, for example, Kepler astronomers discovered planets that are unlike anything in our solar system a "water world" planetary system or
By ceres on 2019-05-01 01:33 UTC
As Coachella raged, the L.A. tech world made plans to live on Mars...
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What do NASA engineers, synthetic biologists and Silicon Valley VCs do for Coachella? Throw a party to talk about colonizing space.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-04-24 01:20 UTC
Can NASA reach the moon safely by 2024?...
Space accelerator to build bridges with military — Mars in 2033 just not possible, report concludes
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-04-19 14:06 UTC
NASA Experiment Might Have Survived Beresheet Lunar Crash...
An experimental NASA payload from the Beresheet spacecraft might still be intact someplace on the lunar surface. Researchers plan to begin scouring the likely crash site for signs of the Lunar Retroreflector Array (LRA). The post NASA Experiment Might Hav
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-04-18 14:45 UTC
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