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NASA Budgets for a Trip to the Moon, but Not While Trump Is President

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 03:14:37 GMT

Vice President Mike Pence at the National Space Council’s first meeting in Chantilly, Va., in October.The administration sees a greater role for the private sector in returning to the moon and running the International Space Station, which it would stop financing in 2025.


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Falcon Heavy, in a Roar of Thunder, Carries SpaceX’s Ambition Into Orbit

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 04:05:41 GMT

Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, on Monday at Launch Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, where the Falcon Heavy rocket launched on Tuesday afternoon.Elon Musk disrupted the business of sending rockets into space and has now achieved a milestone in spaceflight by launching the most powerful rocket currently operating in the world.


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Trilobites: A Suitcase-Size Satellite’s Big Image of Frozen Earth Below

Sat, 27 Jan 2018 11:36:14 GMT

An image made by the Iceye-X1 satellite showing the Noatak National Preserve in northwest Alaska.A new image of Alaska from the recently launched Iceye satellite shows how much you can accomplish with a tiny satellite.


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The Google Lunar X Prize’s Race to the Moon Is Over. Nobody Won.

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:22:31 GMT

From left, Robert K. Weiss, now vice chairman of the X Prize Foundation, Larry Page, founder of Google, Peter Diamandis, now the executive chairman of X Prize and the astronaut Buzz Aldrin, at an announcement for the Lunar X Prize competition in Los Angeles in 2007. A decade later, the organizers have announced that no one will receive the $20 million prize money.None of the remaining competitors for the $20 million award will be able to get off the ground by March 31, a deadline that had already been extended multiple times.


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SpaceX’s Secret Satellite Mission May Have Failed. What Happened?

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 12:17:41 GMT

The Falcon 9 rocket launched at Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Sunday, for the satellite mission known as Zuma.Rumors are that an expensive, classified mission code-named “Zuma” failed to deploy in orbit and is now lost. Will we ever find out what actually happened?


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John Young, Who Led First Space Shuttle Mission, Dies at 87

Sun, 07 Jan 2018 16:48:29 GMT

Astronauts John Young, right, and Robert Crippen aboard the shuttle Columbia in April 1981 before its maiden voyage from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.Mr. Young also walked on the moon and was the only astronaut to fly in the Gemini, Apollo and shuttle programs.


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Ukraine’s Lofty Ambitions, Fallen to Earth

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 06:28:23 GMT

Signs of the country’s space-age glory are everywhere, and Ukrainians are determined to hold on to their scientific traditions.


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Finalists in NASA’s Spacecraft Sweepstakes: A Drone on Titan, and a Comet-Chaser

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 00:32:52 GMT

Dragonfly, a proposed dual-quadcopter lander that would explore Saturn’s moon, Titan, was one of two finalists in NASA’s New Frontiers competition.The missions, known as Dragonfly and Caesar, were selected from a dozen proposals made in the agency’s New Frontiers competition.


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Trilobites: An 8th Planet Is Found Orbiting a Distant Star, With A.I.’s Help

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:03:25 GMT

A comparison of planets in our own solar system, bottom, with planets observed circling Kepler 90, a star more than 2,000 light-years from Earth. Scientists using artificial intelligence supplied by Google researchers just detected an eighth planet orbiting the star.A Google neural network analyzed data collected by NASA and helped astronomers detect another planet around a star some 2,500 light years away.


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Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’: The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 17:32:47 GMT

Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader, has had a longtime interest in space phenomena.The shadowy program began in 2007 and was largely funded at the request of Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader, who has had a longtime interest in space phenomena.


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A Glimpse of Oumuamua

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:00:18 GMT

Astronomers have discovered a passing rock from another star — the first interstellar asteroid.



LIGO Detects Fierce Collision of Neutron Stars for the First Time

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:17:34 GMT

An artist’s rendering of the merger of two neutron stars from Aug. 17.Seen and heard, the fireball is a stunning breakthrough into kilonovas, bursts of energy believed to produce metals like gold and uranium in the universe.


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Donald Lynden-Bell, Quasar and Black Hole Expert, Dies at 82

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:21:06 GMT

Donald Lynden-Bell, center, receiving the Kavli Prize in astrophysics with Maarten Schmidt from Crown Prince Haakon Magnus in Oslo, Norway, in 2008.An astrophysicist, he joined six colleagues in suggesting that the universe is expanding sideways, and not evenly, challenging conventional theories.


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