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Study finds the universe might be 2 billion years younger

WASHINGTON (AP) — The universe is looking younger every day, it seems. New calculations suggest the universe could be a couple billion years younger than scientists now estimate, and even...

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Water detected on potentially 'habitable' exoplanet for first time, scientists say

Scientists have detected water vapor in the atmosphere of a “super-Earth” exoplanet with potentially habitable temperatures. The discovery, which is being touted as a milestone, could have major implications in the search for life outside the Solar System

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Why Soviets Sent Dogs, Not Primates, to Space - The Atlantic

Researchers didn’t know how people would react to weightlessness. So they sent animals first.

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NASA Scientist Claims Earth May Have Been Visited by Extraterrestrials

A NASA scientist has claimed that Earth may have been once visited—or is being visited—by extraterrestrials, but we may not have realized it.

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NASA confirms mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa to explore its icy oceans | TechCrunch

NASA has confirmed a mission to Europa, one of the moons of Jupiter, will indeed happen. The mission was initially explored starting in 2017, with the space agency looking for reports on how it might proceed, and now NASA has said it will go ahead and mov

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Tardigrades that crash-landed on the moon may still be alive, but they’re not having fun | Popular Science

The moon is a barren place, but every so often humanity sends it some visitors. Most recently, the dusty rock received a rather large delegation of Earth’s toughest living critters.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israel eyes next-gen satellite launch to scrutinize universe under new light | The Times of Israel

Micro-satellite weighing 160 kilos has projected 2023 launch; it will operate in ultraviolet light to answer 'some of the big questions in astrophysics'

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Perseid meteor shower: The Perseids peak tonight

The peak of the best summertime meteor shower – the Perseids – will be coming to a sky near you tonight, weather permitting.

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Israel's Amos-17 Satellite Successfully Launched Into Space, Will Provide Fast Internet Service To Africa, Mideast

The launch comes almost three years after a spectacular launchpad explosion destroyed Spacecom's Amos-6 satellite and the SpaceX rocket it was on in September 2016. | NoCamels

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Move Over, Energizer Bunny! NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Just Got Its Nuclear Battery

NASA's next spacecraft on the Red Planet, Mars 2020, is getting a nuclear battery to do science on the Red Planet.

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Could You Pass This Astronaut Aptitude Test? | Mental Floss

Think you've got what it takes to follow in the footsteps of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin? Take this Astronaut Test and find out.

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Chris Kraft, legendary flight director for NASA, dead at 95

Chris Kraft, the creator and longtime leader of NASA's Mission Control, died Monday in Houston, just two days after the 50th anniversary of what was his and NASA's crowning achievement: Apollo 11's moon landing.

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Chris Kraft | NASA

Christopher C. "Chris" Kraft, Jr. (b. 1924) created the concept, and developed the organization, operational procedures, and culture of NASA's Mission Control, which was a critical element of the success of the nation's human spaceflight program

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Here's What Music Apollo 11 Astronauts Enjoyed for Their Walk on the Moon | Military.com

NASA began equipping astronauts with small Sony TC-50 cassette recorders on the Apollo 7 mission. They used them to play mixtapes.

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BBC - Apollo in 50 numbers: Time

Humanity has spent little more than three Earth days exploring the Moon. But that time has given us an extraordinary insight into our nearest celestial neighbour.

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Meet Margaret Hamilton: The Woman Behind the Apollo Project | Mental Floss

When Neil Armstrong stepped foot on the surface of the Moon in July of 1969, software was a relatively new development. In fact, the Moon mission was one of the first times this kind of engineering was used in such a fundamental way. History was being wri

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The 12 Men Who Walked on the Moon | Mental Floss

Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made history in 1969 when they became the first people to step foot on the Moon. Ten others have followed in their footsteps.

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Why the Moon landing matters, 50 years later

We owe our current digital age to the 1960s Space Race. What will today’s Space Race herald for the future?

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Guess who was waiting at the Moon for Apollo 11? The Russians

How the race to the Moon between the United States and the Soviet Union was a race to the very end.

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Would we have landed on the Moon on July 20, 1969, if JFK had lived?

JFK’s private conversations and public statements in his last year as president crackle with high-stakes gamesmanship and Cold War intrigue.

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Here Are the Bad Things NASA Thought Might Happen to the First Astronauts on the Moon

Fifty years ago this week, humankind landed on the Moon for the first time. It was one of the most impressive technological feats ever pulled off, filled with peril and uncertainty. Given that, it’s fair to wonder just what exactly NASA scientists were wo

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Breathtaking Simulation Recreates Neil Armstrong’s View of the Apollo 11 Landing

Choppy video taken by a camera next to Buzz Aldrin’s window is the only visual record we have of the first Moon landing. Using archival data and new high-res images, a team from NASA has recreated the Apollo 11 landing, showing Neil Armstrong’s perspe

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NASA Remade Its Apollo Mission Control Room In Houston To Look Exactly Like It Did On The Day The Apollo 11 Mission Touched Down On The Moon | WIRED

The frequent WIRED contributor has been captivated by space since he was a kid. Now he's documenting NASA's freshly retro-furbished mission control.

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The best and worst ads that celebrated the Apollo 11 Moon landing

The advertisements honoring the Moon landing in 1969 were the Super Bowl ads of their day.

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Your brain works in space. But in 1961, we didn’t know that

Would astronauts sent into space be able to think? It was a genuine question as we embarked upon our mission to get to the Moon.

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Apollo 11 Moon Landing in 1969: TV Shows Celebrating 50th Anniversary

Multiple television channels including National Geographic, Smithsonian and Discovery will air special coverage throughout the month.

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Apollo in 50 numbers: The cost

If the US was to beat the Soviets to the Moon, it had to spend large. The Apollo programme would end up costing many billions.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Texas Aerospace Firm Firefly To Use SpaceIL's Beresheet Lander Tech For NASA Moon Missions

Firefly is set to build a new lunar lander based on the Israeli spacecraft's blueprints as part of a NASA program to deliver science payloads to the moon. | NoCamels

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These Odd 'Quasiparticles' Could Finally Unmask Dark Matter | Space

Tiny ripples called magnons could lure even a fleeting, lightweight dark matter particle out of hiding.

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Should Neil Armstrong’s Bootprints Be on the Moon Forever? - The New York Times

With renewed interest in the moon, some say it’s time to consider whether, and how, to preserve humanity’s lunar heritage.

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50 Facts About the Apollo 11 Moon Landing for Its 50th Anniversary

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the Moon—and Buzz Aldrin became the first one to pee on it.

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One giant ... lie? Why so many people still think the moon landings were faked

It all started with a man called Bill Kaysing and his pamphlet about ‘America’s $30bn swindle’ ...

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A new plan for keeping NASA's oldest explorers going

With careful planning and dashes of creativity, engineers have been able to keep NASA's Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft flying for nearly 42 years—longer than any other spacecraft in history. To ensure that these vintage robots continue to return the best sc

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SpaceX contracted by NASA to launch black hole and neutron star research craft | TechCrunch

SpaceX has been awarded a new contract by NASA to launch the agency’s Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer, or IXPE. This research spacecraft will study polarized light from sources including neutron stars, pulsar wind nebulae and supermassive black holes

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Trees that traveled to space now live on Earth. Here's where to find them.

Grown from hundreds of seeds that went to the moon on Apollo 14, the arboreal oddities were almost lost to history.

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Red Planet Dust Storms Rage in Mars Express Photos | Space

It's dust-storm season in northern Mars, as a series of newly released photos makes very clear.

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SpaceX Hopes to Blast off Starship & Super Heavy Rocket Project in 2021 | Digital Trends

SpaceX's inaugural missions for its next-generation Starship and Super Heavy Rocket project could take place as early as 2021, a company executive has said. Jonathan Hofeller, SpaceX’s vice president of commercial sales, discussed the company's plans for

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Apollo in 50 numbers: Food

Apollo’s multi-day missions meant astronauts needed good quality food. But how do you cook a meal in space when you don’t have a stove or even hot water?

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NASA drone will soar over Saturn's largest moon

The Dragonfly mission will explore Titan's atmosphere and hydrocarbon lakes.

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NASA's Ambitious Mission to Titan - The Atlantic

The agency plans to launch a spacecraft to Titan, a moon of Saturn with some crucial ingredients for habitability.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

SpaceIL Abandons 2nd Moon Mission, To Seek 'Significant Objective' For Beresheet 2 | Technology News

The non-profit behind Israel's journey to the moon says embarking on a similar journey would not be setting the bar high enough. | NoCamels

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Ceres is a Strange Place, Including a Volcanic Peak 4,000 Meters High Made From Bubbling Salt Water, Mud and Rock - Univ

A new study based on data from the Dawn spacecraft explains the unusual feature called Ahuna Mons on Ceres. It's basically a 4km high mud volcano.

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Apollo in 50 numbers: The Rocket

To get astronauts to the Moon, Nasa had to build the most powerful rocket ever flown successfully. The Saturn V was just the rocket for the job.

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NASA Discovers Star Trek Symbol on Mars

It looks like one of NASA's Mars rovers may have boldly gone where someone has gone before. A photo captures by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has made the rounds online, which showcases a bizarrely-shaped footprint of sorts that was found on a sand d

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Something Mysterious ‘Five Times Larger Than the Big Island of Hawaii’ Is Discovered Buried on Moon

Scientists have discovered an unknown material on the largest crater of the moon and they are yet not sure what it is all about.

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What Is a Light-Year? | Space

On the scale of the universe, measuring distances in miles or kilometers just doesn't cut it. That's why you may often hear astronomers use the term light-year. But what exactly is a light-year?

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Scientists Cook Up a New Way to Make Breathable Oxygen on Mars | Space

Scientists have found a new way that future Mars explorers could potentially generate their own oxygen while visiting the planet.

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NASA’s Twins Study reveals effects of space on Scott Kelly’s health | Science News

Ten research groups studying the twin astronauts found long-term spaceflight can alter a person’s physiology and gene activity.

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Navy Pilots Describe Encounters With UFOs | Daily Wire

When we think of unidentified flying objects (UFO), we tend to think of aliens, but we must remember that not all UFOs are extraterrestrial.

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Gorgeous Orion Nebula Glows in Stunning Red and Blue Light (Photo) | Space

Captured in the visible light spectrum, this deep-space image paints a sharp and colorful picture of the great Orion Nebula.

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When Apollo 10 Nearly Crashed Into the Moon

Apollo 10 marked NASA’s last step before going for the full lunar landing with Apollo 11. But the practice run came close to failure.

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Moondust Could Cloud Our Lunar Ambitions

It's superfine. It's sharp. It sticks to everything. Before we return to the moon, we'll have to conquer one of the weirdest substances in the solar system.

History | History

Snoopy to the Moon! Apollo 10 Commander Looks Back on Historic Flight 50 Years Ago | Space

This is the 50th anniversary of NASA's Apollo 10 mission, which is often referred to as a dress rehearsal for the Apollo 11 lunar landing.

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NASA Publishes Photos of Beresheet Lunar Crash Site | Jewish & Israel News

A photograph of the Beresheet spacecraft crash site on the moon taken by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Photo: NASA. NASA …

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Dying space missions remembered in inspiring final images

Spacecraft and Mars rovers don't live forever. Some run out of power, others succumb to the elements These are the last views they saw of the cosmos.

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Video Shows How Hard It Really Is to Walk on Earth After 6 Months in Space

Going to space is serious business. How serious? Well, let this video from NASA astronaut Drew Feustel tell you.

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Harvard scientists lead team revealing black hole – Harvard Gazette

A years-long effort by dozens of researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics reveals the first-ever image of a supermassive black hole.

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Trump Wants to Get Us Back to the Moon | National Review

Can America and the U.S. space industry stop bickering for long enough to build and launch a mission that will get us back to the moon and lay the basis for the humanization of our solar system ?

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Beresheet, Israel and my African space dreams | Masimba Musodza

Israel can inspire a nation that wanted to 'Bring Down the Moon' and indulged a crackpot plan to send cats to Mars

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What a Year in Space Did to Scott Kelly

An unprecedented and illuminating study monitored identical twins, one in space and one on Earth.

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SpaceIL chief: 'Beresheet 2 starts Sunday; we'll put our flag on the moon' | The Times of Israel

After crash on lunar surface, billionaire Morris Kahn announces new project on-air, says mission team will meet Sunday to begin work on successor to Israel's first moon lander

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Israel Plans New Moonshot After Maiden Mission Fails | Jewish & Israel News Algemeiner.com

An image of the Earth and Israel’s Beresheet spacecraft en route to the Moon. Photo: screenshot. The aerospace company behind …

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Despite crash, SpaceIL to receive $1 million Moonshot Award | The Jerusalem post

Founded in 1995, California-headquartered XPRIZE designs global competitions to incentivize the development of technological breakthroughs that accelerate humanity toward a better future.

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Israel just became the seventh nation to orbit the moon

The Beresheet spacecraft has slipped into lunar orbit after a six-week journey.

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Israeli Spacecraft Beresheet Passes Earth One Last Time Before Lunar Capture | Jewish & Israel News Algemeiner.com

An image of the Earth and Israel’s Beresheet spacecraft en route to the Moon. Photo: screenshot. CTech – Israeli spacecraft …

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Aliens Might Shoot Lasers at Black Holes to Travel the Galaxy

We don't know if aliens exist. But if they did, it'd be cool if they got around using lasers and black holes.

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NASA Study Subjects Are Getting Paid $18,500 to Stay in Bed for Two Months | Mental Floss

NASA and ESA are testing the effectiveness of artificial gravity by paying 24 lucky volunteers to stay in bed all day.

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We Just Got The Most Detailed Direct Observation of an Exoplanet Yet, And It's Brutal

Scorching temperatures of 880 degrees Celsius. Tempestuous clouds of iron and dust that envelop the entire planet in a global storm. Such are the conditions on HR 8799e, an exoplanet 129 light-years away - and the first to be studied directly using

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$1 Million Prize Offered to Israeli Moon Lander Mission

Nailing the landing on April 11 will net Beresheet's builders $1 million, courtesy of the nonprofit X Prize Foundation.

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If the Moon is Gradually Moving Farther Away From Us, Will Its Gravitational Pull Ever Cease on Earth? | Mental Floss

Theoretically, the Moon could move far enough away to no longer have a hold on Earth. But quite a number of other big events would likely take place first.

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US to Return Astronauts to the Moon by 2024, VP Pence Says

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence called on NASA to return American astronauts to the moon by 2024 — just five years from now — during the National Space Council meeting on Tuesday (March 26).

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'Wonder, awe, excitement': Apollo 16 astronaut describes walking on the Moon

Charles Duke watched from Mission Control in Houston when his fellow Apollo astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made their historic Moon landing on July 20, 1969. Less than three years later he followed in their footsteps as the Apollo 16 lunar modu

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Moon-Bound Israeli Spacecraft Snaps Stunning Photos And Videos From Journey | Technology News

Israel's lunar lander Beresheet has taken a number of images and clips during its journey which it expects to complete by April 11.

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America, the Moon, and National Memory

Even though we may have lost our way in a moment mired in silliness, fluff, and self-flagellation, we are indeed capable of accomplishing the unimaginable.

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Weirdly shaped, very dark: Ultima Thule is revealing the outer solar system’s secrets

Scientists are learning more and more about Ultima Thule, the Kuiper Belt object visited two months ago by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft.

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As Apollo 11 moon landing anniversary nears, space fans get ready to celebrate

The countdown is on for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and that means the appointment books for space luminaries and their fans are filling up.

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A “halo drive” could accelerate interstellar spacecraft to close to the speed of light

Borrowing energy from black holes would offer a highly efficient way to navigate our galaxy, an astronomer says.

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Neptune has a tiny moon we've never seen until now. Here's how Voyager missed it

Scientists have discovered a new moon in orbit around Neptune. Named Hippocamp, it likely formed from fragments of larger moons struck by comets.

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The solar system's hidden Planet X may finally be spotted soon

A new paper suggests the hidden world known as Planet X is closer to being seen than previously thought.

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Beresheet lander bound for the moon hits Ctrl-Alt-Delete

The spacecraft built by an Israeli nonprofit and one of the original Google Lunar XPrize teams misses a planned move to get a little closer to the moon.

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NASA releases sharpest-ever images of distant Kuiper Belt object

NASA has released its highest resolution images of 2014 MU69, showing the strange Kuiper Belt object in exceptional detail.

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Buzz Aldrin Wishes Space IL Good Luck Ahead of Moon Launch

Excitement is in the atmosphere as Israel is set to launch our first spacecraft for the moon Friday morning Israel time (see what I did there?).

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Earth's Atmosphere Is Bigger Than We Thought - It Actually Goes Past The Moon

We humans like to put labels and boundaries on things. For example, the boundary between Earth's atmosphere and space is the Kármán line, the point at 100 kilometres (62 miles) altitude where aeronautics end, and astronautics take over.

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Israeli Moon probe could bring new era of space exploration

The Israeli startup SpaceIL is launching a lander named Beresheet to the moon in what could be the beginning of a new era of private spaceflight.

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With sights set on the moon, Israel to launch privately funded spacecraft Friday

Beresheet set to touch down in the Sea of Tranquility on April 11; $100 million project, paid for mostly by Jewish donors, would make Israel 4th country to land a craft on the moon

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Russian Satellite Registers Unknown Physical Phenomena in Earth's Atmosphere - Sputnik International

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - An ultraviolet telescope installed on the Russian satellite Lomonosov has registered light "explosions" in the planet's atmosphere, whose physical nature has not been explained so far, the director of the Research Institute of

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Former White House aide: Trump offered NASA unlimited funding to go to Mars

President Trump in 2017 offered unlimited funding to NASA to send a manned flight to Mars, according to an upcoming book.

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Astronomers spot black hole spinning unbelievably fast as it swallows up a star – BGR

Black holes are some of the most interesting features of our universe, but they're also not very well understood. Studying distant black holes in any great detail is very difficult due to the fact that nothing, including light, can escape their grasp once

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Apollo astronaut thinks sending humans to Mars is ‘almost ridiculous’

Mars is the hottest topic in the space science world these days, with new rovers, orbiters, and landers finding out new and exciting things about the Red Planet with startling regularity. Multiple …

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Israeli moon-bound craft to carry Holocaust survivor story, and best of humanity

'We are putting... dreams in the spaceship, like you would put a note in the Western Wall, wishing for a bright future,' SpaceIL founder says as time capsule is placed in vehicle

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NASA Releases Audio From the Surface of Mars

NASA released a video clip containing audio it captured from the surface of Mars.

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NASA will live stream the landing of its OSIRIS-REx asteroid probe – BGR

The Mars InSight lander only just touched down on the Red Planet, but NASA is already gearing up for the landing of another incredibly interesting mission.

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Here's How to Watch the Insight Landing on Mars on Monday

In a few days, humanity will once again reach out and touch the surface of a foreign world.

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NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Just Smashed Two Records in a Single Day

NASA’s historic mission to “touch the Sun” just reached two important milestones: It now holds the record for the closest approach to the Sun by a human-built object—and also the record for the fastest spacecraft ever sent into space.

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NASA to Host Briefing on November Mars InSight Landing | NASA

NASA's upcoming landing of the first-ever mission to study the heart of Mars will be the topic of a media briefing at 1:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Oct. 31 at NASA Headquarters in Washington.

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What if the most powerful nuclear bomb exploded in space

During the Cold War, the US government launched a 1.4 megaton bomb into space. Starfish Prime, as the test was called, was the highest-altitude nuclear test in history. But what would happen if we tried the same experiment with a 50 megaton bomb, like the

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Astronauts forced to escape malfunctioning Soyuz rocket

Astronauts Nick Hague and Alexey Ovchinin have been forced to return to Earth in "ballistic descent mode" after their Soyuz rocket's booster malfunctioned shortly after launch, NASA announced Thursday.

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Voyager 2 probe may be on the edge of interstellar space

NASA's Voyager 2 probe may be close to joining its sibling and entering interstellar space. The vessel has been detecting a five percent increase in cosmic rays...

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Harvest Moon, Hurricane, and More of September's Best Space Pictures

Also see a rare weather event swirl in the clouds of Jupiter, and get a glimpse at an iconic rocket's final launch.

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Dwarf planet 'The Goblin' discovery redefining solar system | Science | The Guardian

Massively elongated orbit suggests object is influenced by theoretical giant Planet Nine in Oort Cloud region

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Hubble captures mysterious nebula in gorgeous new image – BGR

You might think that with so many telescopes at its disposal NASA and the astronomy community at large would have plenty of time to gaze at whatever they want, but space is just so big that even some of the most interesting anomalies in the sky fall throu

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Send NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity Support As It Battles Epic Dust Storm

While engineers continue to try to revive the Mars rover Opportunity, you can show your support by sending the rover a digital postcard.

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Astronauts aboard the International Space Station had to plug this hole with their thumb – BGR

Yesterday, Russian space organization Roscosmos and the European Space Agency broke the news that the International Space Station had sprung a leak. That's a pretty big deal for the astronauts who are riding what amounts to a floating science laboratory,

Science & Technology | Cosmic Research

DRAFT Disclosure Announcement for World Leaders

The following DRAFT speech was written by Dr. Greer when requested by two separate points of contact to President Trump and President Putin. The two contacts do not know each other but both requests were made over a few weeks in the Spring of 2018. Dr. G

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Astronomers Make a Surprising Discovery from 12.5 Billion Years Ago

A team of astronomers has made a surprising discovery: 12.5 billion years ago, the most opaque place in the universe contained relatively little matter.

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Nasa probe will still be circling Sun at end of Solar System, say scientists

Nasa's new solar spacecraft is so indestructable that parts of it will be circling the Sun until the Solar System ends, eight billion years from now, scientists have said.  The US space agency launches its Parker Solar Probe on Saturday, which will trave

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Today the Parker Solar Probe Is Named for Him. 60 Years Ago, No One Believed His Ideas About the Sun. - The New York Tim

Eugene N. Parker predicted the existence of solar wind in 1958. The NASA spacecraft, scheduled to launch on Saturday, is the first named for a living person.

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NASA wants you to build your own Mars rover - CNET

The Jet Propulsion Lab's DIY Curiosity rover costs billions less than the real thing.

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Blood moon: Photos of the lunar eclipse taken by astronaut in space - Business Insider

German astronaut Alexander Gerst, who lives aboard the International Space Station, used his camera to take stunning photos of the total lunar eclipse, or blood moon, from orbit on July 27, 2018.

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Underground Lake Found on Mars? Get the Facts.

The 12-mile-wide reservoir could solve a Martian mystery—and offer a new target in the hunt for extraterrestrial life.

Entertainment | Movies & Other Stuff

The 5 kinds of sci-fi space travel, ranked by realism

Space is big, as Douglas Adams famously wrote in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Like, really big. Alpha Centauri – the nearest star system to our own – is more than 4 light years away. Even within our solar system, massive distances make travel timely and difficult to plan.

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Saturn’s moon Titan looks absolutely incredible in new infrared images – BGR

NASA's Cassini orbiter is dead. It's been dead since late last year, having completed an extended mission and a series of daring dives through Saturn's iconic rings, and ultimately found itself slamming through the planet's thick atmosphere where it was e

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12 Of The Saddest Science Facts Of All Time

It's lonely spacecraft and abandoned animals all the way down. I'm so sorry.

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Astronomers have found a new crop of moons around Jupiter, and one of them is a weirdo - The Verge

Ten more moons have been confirmed to orbit around Jupiter, bringing the planet’s total known satellite count to 79. That’s the highest number of moons of any planet in the Solar System.

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Here's what we know about Lockheed Martin's mysterious SR-72 - Business Insider

In 2013, Lockheed Martin announced development of the the successor to the SR-71 Blackbird spy plane.

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NASA will consider sending another Israeli astronaut into space

Science Minister Akunis asks visiting US space administration director Jim Bridenstine for a ride into the sky

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Israel announces mission to land spacecraft on the Moon

Israel announced on Tuesday that it will launch its first lunar mission in December, with the hopes of becoming the fourth country to land a spacecraft on the moon in February 2019.

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The soccer ball that survived the Challenger explosion & the family that sent it into space, twice.

In 1986, the space shuttle Challenger stunned the nation when it broke apart 73 seconds into flight. This is the story of the soccer ball that survived -- and the family that sent it into space, twice.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Astronomers captured the first image of a baby planet

Thanks to European Southern Observatory's (ESO) Very Large Telescope, a group of astronomers have taken the first photograph of a planet being formed around a y...

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Interstellar Visitor 'Oumuamua Is a Comet After All

It turns out that 'Oumuamua, our first known interstellar visitor, is a comet after all.

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NASA showcases gorgeous new photo of Jupiter that looks almost too amazing to be real – BGR

Man, Jupiter sure is weird. The gas giant is one of the most-photographed objects in our Solar System thanks to its mesmerizing, swirling cloud tops, but NASA's latest photo of the colossal planet is even more jaw-dropping than usual.

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NASA's Curiosity rover takes stunning selfie during massive dust storm on Mars

NASA's Curiosity rover has taken an incredible selfie image during an unprecedented massive dust storm on Mars.

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Three baby planets detected around a faraway star for the very first time - Science News - ABC News

They orbit a star 330 light years away and they're already as big as Jupiter — but these planets are just getting started.

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How to stream NASA’s mysterious Mars announcement today – BGR

NASA regularly releases news, scientific papers, and new theories related to Mars, and typically it's with very little fanfare. Scientists have lots of hardware working around the clock to probe the Red Planet's mysteries, and not every minor detail is wo

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Curiosity Rover Finds Organics Hidden In Mars’ Mudstones And Methane In Its Atmosphere | Astronomy.com

Astronomy.com is for anyone who wants to learn more about astronomy events, cosmology, planets, galaxies, asteroids, astrophotography, the Big Bang, black holes, comets, constellations, eclipses, exoplanets, nebulae, meteors, quasars, observing, telescope

Science & Technology | Cosmic Research

Galaxy Distorted by Long-Ago Collision Glows in Gorgeous Hubble Photo

The misshapen galaxy NGC 3256, the product of a long-ago merger between two spiral galaxies, shines in a newly released photo captured by the Hubble Space Telescope.

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NASA's Peggy Whitson Reveals How Astronauts Poop in Space | Inverse

Ever wondered how astronauts poop on the International Space Station? NASA veteran Peggy Whitson has the answer. Whitson makes it clear in the interview that she really loved her time there, except for the whole bathroom aspect of space station life.

Science & Technology | SCIENCE

The Supposedly Physics-Defying NASA Thruster Doesn't Work, New Research Confirms

If you want to send something deep, deep into space, it’s impractical to load it up with lots of heavy propellant. Scientists with their eyes on long-distance space travel have contemplated thrusters that wouldn’t need any propellant at all. The EmDri

History | History

Apollo 12 Astronaut Alan Bean Dead at Age 86, Now Only 4 Moonwalkers Left Alive

'Anyone who had the opportunity to know Alan was a better person for it, and we were better astronauts by following his example.'

Science & Technology | Science & Space

This May Be the Best Evidence Yet of a Water Plume on Jupiter's Moon Europa

The case for a giant plume of water vapor wafting from Jupiter's potentially life-supporting moon Europa just got a lot stronger.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Why Pluto is a planet and many moons are, too - The Washington Post

Two planetary scientists say Pluto, exoplanets and even many moons are planets, or “round objects in space that are smaller than stars."

Science & Technology | Science & Space

NASA Nuclear Reactor Could Enable 'Unprecedented Exploration' of Space

Researchers announced Wednesday that a prototype of a nuclear reactor device just passed a lengthy experiment with flying colors. Kilopower is safe enough to work in space, and the reactor could enable "unprecedented exploration" of the moon, Ma

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Saturn May Be the Missing Piece in the Puzzle of Jupiter's Moons

A new study describes how Saturn could have been critical to the formation of Jupiter's four Galilean moons.