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Neil Armstrong’s lunar sample bag may set records at auction

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 14:21:31 +0000

A bag used by NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong to collect dust and rocks from the lunar surface is expected to bring in an otherworldly sum when it goes up for auction (along with several other pieces of important space memorabilia) later on this week at Sotheby’s in New York City. Used by Armstrong to transport […]

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VIDEO: NASA releases new Pluto flyover animation

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 18:53:02 +0000

If you’re among the countless space science enthusiasts who wondered what the New Horizons spacecraft’s 2015 flyover of  Pluto might have looked like, you’re in luck – NASA has released a new video that gives all of us an up-close look at the surface terrain of the dwarf planet. The footage, which was created using […]

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Up-close images of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot released

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 16:34:18 +0000

NASA has released stunning new images of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot that were captured earlier this week by the US space agency’s Juno spacecraft and which provides an up-close look at what is believed to be the largest and most powerful storm system in the solar system. According to CBS News and Spaceflight Now reports, […]

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Mars’s surface is much more toxic than we thought, study finds

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 16:19:39 +0000

With the discovery of organic molecules and evidence that liquid water once flowed (and may still be flowing) on Mars, many scientists believe that it’s only a matter of time until they find evidence of life on the Red Planet. A newly-published study, however, suggests otherwise. Writing in the journal Scientific Reports, Jennifer Wadsworth and […]

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How to prepare for the Great American Solar Eclipse

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 19:03:02 +0000

The biggest astronomical event of the year – the August 21 solar eclipse that will be at least partially visible throughout all of the continental United States – is now less than two months away, and experts are saying that there is no time like the present to make preparations. According to the American Astronomical […]

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No, NASA isn’t running a child trafficking ring on Mars

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 14:36:55 +0000

Another day, another batshit crazy theory involving NASA: days after rumors that the US space agency has evidence proving the existence of extraterrestrial life from humanity were debunked, a new and possibly even more ludicrous accusation has been leveled against the organization. Never mind the fact that, as the Washington Post pointed out, the atmosphere […]

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Astronomers may have found a 10th planet the size of Mars

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:02:02 +0000

Astronomers have not yet officially confirmed the existence of Planet Nine, a hypothetical world believed to orbit the sun from the outer reaches of the solar system, and it may have already been replaced as the most distant planetary mass object in our system, according to a new study. Back in 2016, a team of […]

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No, NASA isn’t about to announce alien life

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:24:49 +0000

NASA has apparently collected evidence of extraterrestrial life that it has been hiding from the human race – at least, according to a YouTube video created by an individual claiming to be part of the decentralized group ‘Anonymous’ that has been picked up by respected media outlets such as Newsweek. As the Washington Post explained […]

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NASA finds 10 more habitable, Earth-like exoplanets

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 20:01:02 +0000

NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler Space Telescope mission has resulted in the discovery of more than 200 new candidates since the last time data was released by the US space agency, including 10 nearly-Earth sized, potentially habitable new worlds, various media outlets have reported. During a briefing held on Monday, Kepler scientists revealed that the latest round […]

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Newfound exoplanet is hotter than most stars

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 16:16:30 +0000

A newly-discovered planet is undergoing such extreme irradiation from its sun that it is hotter than most stars and has a giant glowing gas tail similar to those that form on comets, according to a new study published online Monday in the journal Nature. The research, which was also presented at the 2017 spring meeting […]

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