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Dreaming of a White Cosmos: Hubble Spots Star Blizzard

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:31:00 EST

A seasonally appropriate blizzard of stars fills this Hubble view of a cluster located 41,000 light-years from Earth. The image captures 150,000 glittering stars.(image)

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Spectacular Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight! How to Watch Online

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:30:00 EST

If it's clear outside on Wednesday night (Dec. 13) and Thursday morning (Dec. 14) before dawn, be sure to go outdoors. One of the year's top meteor showers, the Geminids, will peak, with rates as high as one or two meteors per minute at around 10 p.m.(image)

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Earth-Like Planet? Not So Fast — Scientist Says to Watch Your Words

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:30:00 EST

Astronomers shouldn't throw around terms such as "Earth-like planet" and "habitable world" too freely, one researcher warns.(image)

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Space Station Crew Returns to Earth Tonight: How to Watch Live

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:20:00 EST

Three space travelers will depart from the International Space Station (ISS) tonight after a six-month stay aboard the orbiting laboratory.(image)

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Japanese Company Raises Record $90 Million for Moon Missions

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:01:00 EST

The Tokyo-based company ispace has just raised $90 million to help make its moon-exploration dreams come true.(image)

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SpaceX Rocket Launch for NASA Delayed to Friday for Extra Inspections

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:00:00 EST

SpaceX has again pushed back the launch of a used Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule filled with NASA cargo — this time to no earlier than Friday (Dec. 15). Find out why.(image)

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'Rocket Science' Book Launches Kids Through Fundamentals of Space

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 06:00:00 EST

As I read the beautifully illustrated "Rocket Science" by aerospace engineer Andrew Rader and illustrator Galen Frazer, I couldn't help thinking how much our understanding of space has changed since I was a kid about 30 years ago.(image)

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Predawn Sky Show! See the Geminids, Mars, Jupiter & the Moon Wednesday

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:56:00 EST

Watch a waning crescent moon pass the dim Red Planet during the early hours of Dec. 13 and then brilliant Jupiter the following morning, as an eye-catching show to accompany the Geminid meteor shower.(image)

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Blue Origin Launches 1st New Shepard Spaceship Test Flight in Over a Year

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:11:00 EST

Blue Origin's New Shepard suborbital vehicle took to the skies today (Dec. 12) in its first test flight in more than a year, according to media reports and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).(image)

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An Evening with Neil deGrasse Tyson: Tickets Giveaway

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:00:00 EST

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will host a three-hour discussion on "The Search for Life in the Universe" in Asbury Park, New Jersey on Friday (Dec. 15) at 8 p.m. EST, and is giving away two free tickets!(image)

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Geminid Meteor Shower 2017: When, Where & How to See It This Week

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 03:00:00 EST

The Geminid meteor shower peaks on Dec. 13. This guide tells you the best times and places to see these shooting stars (no equipment necessary).(image)

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Ariane 5 Rocket Launches 4 More Satellites for Europe's GPS Network

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 02:00:00 EST

A European Ariane 5 rocket shot skyward from the small South American country of French Guiana this afternoon carrying four navigation satellites for the European Space Agency.(image)

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NASA Seeks Proposals for Space Resources Technologies

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 02:00:00 EST

NASA is seeking proposals for studies and technology development efforts related to the use of space resources, particularly as they apply to future human missions to the moon and Mars.(image)

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Are You a Jedi? Use the Force in Our 'Star Wars' Quiz!

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 01:35:00 EST

Take this quiz to see what you know about Jedi warriors. The more you know, the closer you are to being a Jedi yourself!(image)

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Review — 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:23:00 EST

Mark Hamill steals the show in a master turn by newly-minted STAR WARS auteur Rian Johnson.(image)

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Image of the Day

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:58:00 EST

A view from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows an area in the northern Meridiani Planum region where faults on the Martian surface have broken up and stretched out layers of geological deposits.(image)

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Trump's Moon Directive Earns Praise from NASA, Others

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:30:00 EST

President Donald Trump signed his first space policy directive for NASA, ordering a return to the moon in order to send astronauts to Mars and beyond. Here's what NASA and more have to say.(image)

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Massive Black Hole Has Surprisingly Weak Magnetic Field

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:23:00 EST

Astronomers measured the magnetic field surrounding a black hole located roughly 8,000 light-years away.(image)

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