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Images: Vector Space's Microsatellite-Launching Rocket

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 06:14:00 EDT

Vector Space aims to begin launching its microsatellite-lofting rockets from Launch Complex 46 at Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in 2018.(image)


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NASA Uses AI to Detect and Snap Images of Volcanic Eruptions

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 06:01:00 EDT

A satellite headed for retirement autonomously captured photos of a volcano erupting.(image)


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SpaceX Test-Fires Used Rocket Ahead of Historic Thursday Launch

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 04:52:00 EDT

Today (March 27), SpaceX test-fired a Falcon 9 rocket whose first stage has already flown to space once. The booster is on track to loft a communications satellite Thursday (March 30), in the first-ever orbital mission employing a used rocket.(image)


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Spacewalk Photos: Astronauts Prep Space Station for Future Commercial Spacecraft

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 03:39:00 EDT

Space station astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Thomas Pesquet embarked on a spacewalk on March 24 to prepare the orbiting lab for the future docking of commercial spacecraft and do some other routine maintenance.(image)


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Neil deGrasse Tyson's Words Inspire Cosmic Song and Music Video for Kids

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 03:30:00 EDT

The inspiring words of Neil deGrasse Tyson are at the heart of a beautiful new song and space-themed music video for kids.(image)


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Juno Spacecraft Skims Jupiter's Cloud Tops in Its 5th Flyby

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 03:25:00 EDT

NASA's Juno spacecraft made its fifth close flyby of Jupiter today (March 27), skimming 2,700 miles (4,400 kilometers) above the planet's cloud tops while traveling at a speed of about 129,000 mph (208,000 km/h), NASA officials said.(image)


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Quasars Reveal Early Structure of Milky Way-Like Galaxies

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 03:23:00 EDT

Astronomers are seeing what Earth's own galaxy looked like in its youth by scanning the skies for some of the oldest objects in the universe.(image)


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Spacewalking Astronauts Begin Upgrades for Commercial Spacecraft |Video

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 02:52:00 EDT

Space station astronauts Shane Kimbrough of NASA and Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency took a spacewalk on March 24, 2017 to begin preparing the orbital outpost for the arrival of commercial spaceships.(image)


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Vector Space Tests Rocket Tech for Microsatellite Launches | Video

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 02:30:00 EDT

Watch the microsatellite launch company Vector Space Systems test fire a 3D-printed rocket engine injector and launch a small-scale prototype of its Vector 1 rocket in successful 2016 tests.(image)


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Flying Through Auroras: Airline Carries Passengers into Southern Lights

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 01:06:00 EDT

On March 23, the first charter flight to see the aurora australis — the southern lights — took flight from Dunedin Airport in New Zealand.(image)


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Docking Port Relocated at Space Station to Support Commercial Spacecraft

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:50:00 EDT

A docking port that was once used to attach the space shuttle orbiters to the International Space Station was moved at the complex to support the future arrival of commercial crew spacecraft.(image)


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Stars Born Inside Violent Black Hole Jets Spotted for the 1st Time

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:00:00 EDT

Infant stars have been discovered inside raging streams of material spewed into space by a monstrous black hole. Surfing on the jet stream, these stars could influence the evolution of a galaxy.(image)


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Extreme Supermassive Black Hole Winds Can Create Stars | Video

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:00:00 EDT

The European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope has been used to detect stars growing within the outflows emanating from the massive black holes. The newborn stars are also traveling at high velocities away from the galaxy cores.(image)


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Image of the Day

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:30:00 EDT

Two Russian Soyuz spacecraft fly over Earth's city lights with star trails overhead in this long-exposure photo taken from the International Space Station.(image)


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Far Side Astronomy: Orbiting Telescope Would Use Moon as Shield

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 06:35:00 EDT

Out of darkness, there came the blazing light of the very first stars and galaxies in the universe — and the best place to look back at them might be the far side of the moon.(image)


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Life on Earth is Used to Gravity — So What Happens to Our Cells in Space?

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 06:25:00 EDT

The force of gravity doesn't just keep us anchored to the ground; it influences how our bodies work on the smallest of scales.(image)


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US Air Force's Newest Missile-Warning Satellite Operational and Transmitting

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 06:25:00 EDT

The Air Force's newest Space Based Infrared System missile-warning satellite is operational and has transmitted its first images, Lockheed Martin said March 21.(image)


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Production of Plutonium Spacecraft Fuel Could Boom in Early 2020s

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 06:25:00 EDT

A public-private partnership led by a company called Technical Solutions Management aims to start generating usable amounts of plutonium-238 — the material that powers deep-space explorers such as NASA's Curiosity Mars rover — by 2022 or so.(image)


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President Trump Hails NASA's Space Exploration Spirit in Weekly Address

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 09:11:00 EDT

President Donald Trump used his weekly address Saturday (March 25) to praise NASA's legacy of exploration and discovery in a video that also marked Trump's signing of the 2017 NASA authorization bill earlier in the week.(image)


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Astronomers to Peer Into a Black Hole for 1st Time with Event Horizon Telescope

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 08:37:00 EDT

Since first mentioned in 1783, black holes have captured the imagination of scientists, writers, filmmakers and other artists. Perhaps part of the allure is that these enigmatic objects have never actually been "seen."(image)


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