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  • A warp in space-time just gave us four views of one exploding star

    Astronomers catch a galaxy magnifying and splitting the light from a supernova Although the night sky often seems so peaceful and still, a closer look reveals constant movement and change. The Intermediate Palomar Transient Factory (iPTF) in California looks for ephemeral phenomena in the heavens, like stars that fluctuate in brightness, or planets passing in […] The post A warp in space-time just...

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  • Astronomers Say This Distant ‘Super-Earth’ Might Just Be Habitable

    A recently found exoplanet has astronomers thinking that it may be the best place to look for signs of life beyond our solar system. Move over, TRAPPIST-1 and Proxima Centauri b. A recently found exoplanet has astronomers even more excited, as it appears that this new world might be the best place to look for […] The post Astronomers Say This Distant ‘Super-Earth’ Might Just Be Habitable appeared ...

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  • First Female Space Station Commander Takes Helm Again: Watch Live Today

    This morning (April 9), NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson will become the first woman to twice command the International Space Station, taking command before three space fliers return to Earth. You can watch both events live here at Astronaut.com. Whitson became the first female space station commander during Expedition 16 in 2008, and she will step […] The post First Female Space Station Commander Tak...

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  • NASA Space Station Cargo Launches aboard Orbital ATK Resupply Mission

    The International Space Station will be capable of dozens of new scientific investigations from NASA and around the world when Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft delivers more than 7,600 pounds of cargo Saturday, April 22. Orbital ATK’s seventh cargo delivery flight to the station launched at 11:11 a.m. EDT Tuesday on a United Launch Alliance Atlas […] The post NASA Space Station Cargo Launches aboar...

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  • Astronomers Capture the First ‘Image’ of the Dark Matter That Holds the Universe Together

    Researchers have produced what they say is the first composite image of a dark matter filament that connects galaxies across the cosmos. For decades, scientists have tracked hints of a thread-like structure that ties together galaxies across the universe. Theories, computer models, and indirect observations have indicated that there is a cosmic web of dark […] The post Astronomers Capture the Firs...

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  • Who’s Out There?—Reviewing Astrobiology by David C. Catling

    Astrobiology—a Very Short Introduction by David C. Catling, Oxford University Press, 2013 is one of several hundred titles in Oxford’s Very Short Introduction series. I hesitate to review this extraordinary book because it is so good. David Catling, Professor in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences and the Astrobiology Program at the University of […] The post Who’s Out There?—Reviewing Astr...

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  • An Asteroid the Size of the Rock of Gibraltar Is Hurtling Toward Earth… but Don’t Worry

    NASA says there is no possibility for the asteroid to collide with our planet, but this will be a very close approach for an asteroid this size. An asteroid as big as the Rock of Gibraltar will streak past Earth on April 19 at a safe but uncomfortably close distance, according to astronomers. “Although there […] The post An Asteroid the Size of the Rock of Gibraltar Is Hurtling Toward Earth… but D...

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  • Saturn’s moon has just about everything you need to make life

    Deep-sea vents could infuse Enceladus’ ocean with microbe food The results are back from the Cassini spacecraft’s closest encounter with Enceladus, and they’re good news for folks who hope to find aliens on Saturn’s icy moon. Cassini discovered geysers shooting out of Enceladus’ south pole back in 2005. The eruptions pointed to an ocean inside […] The post Saturn’s moon has just about everything y...

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  • Jeff Bezos: Blue Origin Passengers Can’t Use the Bathroom and Shouldn’t Barf

    The Blue Origin founder and CEO says his company has no plans to install systems on New Shepard to deal with human waste during flight. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Blue Origin founder and CEO Jeff Bezos says people who buy a ticket to fly on his company’s space tourism vehicle New Shepard will need to use the […] The post Jeff Bezos: Blue Origin Passengers Can’t Use the Bathroom and Shouldn’t Barf a...

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  • Jupiter Now Has a ‘Great Cold Spot’ to Go With Its Great Red Spot

    A new massive storm has been spotted in Jupiter’s upper atmosphere, and it’s considerably cooler than its blistering surroundings. With its massive size, enormous magnetic field and giant storms, Jupiter has been called a planet of extremes. Now, a new storm has been spotted at Jupiter, and this one is even more volatile and extreme […] The post Jupiter Now Has a ‘Great Cold Spot’ to Go With Its G...

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  • SpaceX Rocket Could Be 100-Percent Reusable by 2018, Elon Musk Says

    SpaceX could begin launching completely reusable Falcon 9 rockets by the end of next year, company founder and CEO Elon Musk said. On March 30, a Falcon 9 with a “flight-proven” first stage launched the SES-10 communications satellite to orbit, marking a big milestone for SpaceX, which has prioritized the development of reusable rockets as […] The post SpaceX Rocket Could Be 100-Percent Reusable b...

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  • NASA TV to Air Return of Space Station Crew Members to Earth April 10

    Three crew members aboard the International Space Station are scheduled to depart the orbiting outpost Monday, April 10. Coverage of their departure and return to Earth will air on NASA Television and the agency’s website. Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough of NASA and Flight Engineers Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko of Roscosmos will undock their […] The post NASA TV to Air Return of Sp...

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  • Watch SpaceX land a used rocket for the first time ever

    SpaceX made history last week when it landed a used Falcon 9 rocket on one of its drone ships in the Atlantic Ocean. Never before has the space transport outfit attempted to relaunch one of its recovered rockets before, making this a landmark moment in SpaceX’s ongoing rocket reusability mission.   Falcon 9 landing on […] The post Watch SpaceX land a used rocket for the first time ever appeared fi...

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  • Launchspace pitches debris sweeper that doubles as satellite tracker

    COLORADO SPRINGS — Launchspace Technologies Corp. proposes sending platforms as large as football fields into low Earth orbit to sweep up space debris. The platforms also would be equipped with sensors to help U.S. government agencies detect and track orbiting satellites and debris. Launchspace Technologies’ patented plan to clean up debris calls for sending Debris […] The post Launchspace pitches...

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  • Red Planet versus Dead Planet: Scientists Debate Next Destination for Astronauts in Space

    Nearly a half-century after humans voyaged to the moon, NASA and private U.S. companies are once again setting their sights beyond low Earth orbit THE WOODLANDS, Texas—Should the U.S. send humans back to the moon in a 21st-century reboot of the cold war–era Apollo program…or should the nation go full-throttle and for the gusto, sending […] The post Red Planet versus Dead Planet: Scientists Debate ...

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  • Astronaut Loses Space Blanket During Historic Spacewalk

    While setting a record for the most spacewalks by a woman, American Peggy Whitson lost a thermal blanket that provides protection on the International Space Station. A space blanket floated away from American astronaut Peggy Whitson on Thursday as she made a historic spacewalk outside the International Space Station, setting a new record for the […] The post Astronaut Loses Space Blanket During Hi...

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  • Success for SpaceX ‘re-usable rocket’

    California‘s SpaceX company has successfully re-flown a segment from one of its Falcon 9 rockets. The first-stage booster, which was previously used on a mission 11 months ago, helped send a telecommunications satellite into orbit from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center. It marks an important milestone for SpaceX in its quest for re-usability. Traditionally, rockets are […] The post Success for SpaceX...

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  • Peek inside Blue Origin’s capsule for space tourists

    Blue Origin, the private company hoping to carry tourists into space in 2018, has unveiled the interior design for its spacecraft’s cabin. The New Shepard‘s layout isn’t exactly mind-blowing—there’s only so much variation that can be crammed into a small, gumdrop-shaped crew capsule. Although the overall shape and size are similar to other astronaut capsules […] The post Peek inside Blue Origin’s ...

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  • Something big exploded in a galaxy far, far away: what was it?

    At 10:49pm Western Australian time on February 2 this year, cosmic gamma rays hit the NASA satellite, Swift, orbiting the Earth. Within seconds of the detection, an alert was automatically sent to the University of WA’s Zadko Telescope. It swung into robotic action, taking images of the sky location in the constellation Ophiuchus. What emerged […] The post Something big exploded in a galaxy far, f...

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  • No one knows what to do with the International Space Station

    Congress has only approved funding through 2024. What happens then? In 2024 the clock will run out on the International Space Station. Maybe. That’s the arbitrary deadline that Congress imposed back in 2014, at which point they’ll have to decide whether or not to keep funding the ISS. And yeah, that’s a whole seven years […] The post No one knows what to do with the International Space Station app...

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  • Trump Stalls NASA Europa Lander, But There’s Another Concept in the Works

    “The NIMPH system combines in situ resource utilization, miniaturization, [and] electric propulsion.” Europa, Jupiter’s tantalizing ice moon, is one of the most promising places to search for extraterrestrial life in the solar system. Though this frozen world is smaller than the Moon, evidence suggests it hosts more liquid water than all of Earth’s oceans combined, […] The post Trump Stalls NASA E...

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  • Impact crater linked to Martian tsunamis

    Scientists have located an impact crater linked to powerful tsunamis that swept across part of ancient Mars. The team believe an asteroid triggered 150m-high waves when it plunged into an ocean thought to have existed on northern Mars three billion years ago. Lomonosov crater in the planet’s northern plains fits the bill as the source […] The post Impact crater linked to Martian tsunamis appeared ...

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  • NASA Selects Mission to Study Churning Chaos in our Milky Way and Beyond

    NASA has selected a science mission that will measure emissions from the interstellar medium, which is the cosmic material found between stars. This data will help scientists determine the life cycle of interstellar gas in our Milky Way galaxy, witness the formation and destruction of star-forming clouds, and understand the dynamics and gas flow in […] The post NASA Selects Mission to Study Churni...

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  • How Effectively Can We Protect Astronauts From Cosmic Radiations On Mars?

    How Effectively Can We Protect Astronauts From Cosmic Radiations On Mars? On a day to day basis, we hardly care to realize that how the earth protects us from outer objects and space radiations. With the advent of space exploration age and our intense fascination towards astronomy, long space journeys appear very much on the […] The post How Effectively Can We Protect Astronauts From Cosmic Radiat...

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  • NASA Updates Schedule for International Space Station Spacewalks

    Expedition 50 astronauts will conduct up to three spacewalks outside the International Space Station (ISS) in late March and early April to prepare for the future arrival of U.S. commercial crew spacecraft and upgrade station hardware. The first spacewalk remains on schedule for Friday, March 24. A second spacewalk has been rescheduled to Thursday, March […] The post NASA Updates Schedule for Inte...

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  • Space Station Astronauts Poised to Tackle Three-Spacewalk Streak

    Astronauts are gearing up for three spacewalks outside the International Space Station that will culminate in the station’s 200th spacewalk. The first and second spacewalks are scheduled to occur over the next eight days and will help prepare the station for commercial spacecraft carrying crew to be able to dock. One of them is also aimed […] The post Space Station Astronauts Poised to Tackle Thre...

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  • The Curiosity Mars rover’s wheels are starting to break

    Not even space robots are immune to the effects of old age Since August of 2012, NASA’s Curiosity Rover has tooled around the red planet doing science for us Earthlings. Now, nearly five years and some 10 miles later, the robot is starting to experience the wear and tear of an aging machine: On Tuesday, […] The post The Curiosity Mars rover’s wheels are starting to break appeared first on Astronau...

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  • SpaceX’s Dragon arrives in San Pedro, delivers groundbreaking research

    Research into new life-saving drugs and an array of biological studies arrived in San Pedro early Monday inside the Hawthorne-made SpaceX orbiter Dragon. The pressurized capsule carrying about two tons of science projects splashed down in the Pacific Ocean off Baja California on Sunday after a five-hour free-fall from the International Space Station. Parachutes were […] The post SpaceX’s Dragon ar...

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