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Boom! Powerful Cosmic Explosion May Hint at How Black Holes Form

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 05:38:00 EDT

A new study of a huge explosion in space will provide insight into how dying stars turn into black holes.


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Perseid Meteor Shower 2017: When, Where & How to See It

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 03:30:00 EDT

The Perseid meteor shower will burst into light this August as Earth passes through the long trail left by Comet Swift-Tuttle. This year, though, the moon may interfere with the show. Here's how and when to see the Perseids.


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Astrobotic's Private Moon Lander Will Launch in 2019

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 03:29:00 EDT

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) rocket will send Astrobotic's private moon lander skyward on its first lunar mission in 2019, representatives of both companies announced today (July 26).


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7 of the Best Total Solar Eclipse Apps for Aug. 21

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 02:49:00 EDT

Eclipse day is almost here! If you're planning to watch the big event, consider packing one of these apps in your pocket.


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Reaching for the Stars, Breakthrough Sends Smallest-Ever Satellites into Orbit

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 01:44:00 EDT

The $100 million Breakthrough Starshot initiative has achieved what might prove to be a "Sputnik moment" in successfully lofting its first spacecraft — the smallest ever launched and operated in orbit.


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Jeff Bezos Makes Instagram Debut in Wild Blue Origin Rocket Factory Video

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 01:30:00 EDT

The billionaire Amazon CEO and founder of the private spaceflight company Blue Origin joined Instagram Thursday (July 20) in a truly novel way: with an aerial tour of Blue Origin's rocket factory in Florida as a sunglasses-wearing Bezos relaxed on the roo


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Success! Engine for NASA's Space Launch System Megarocket Aces 3rd Test

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:00:00 EDT

The Aerojete Rocketdyne RS-25 rocket engine for NASA's future megarocket, the Space Launch System, was test-fired for 8.5 minutes on Tuesday (July 25).


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Pink Ribbon to be 3D Printed on Space Station to Benefit Breast Cancer Research

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 11:46:00 EDT

An Indy car driver's personal mission will tie together the International Space Station and breast cancer awareness using a zero-g 3D printer and the auction of a very special pink ribbon.


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Lego Boost Review: The Best Robot Kit for Kids

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 11:01:00 EDT

The best robot kit for younger kids, Lego Boost turns programming into a game your child will want to play.


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Ariane 6 & Vega C Rockets Will Secure Independent Space Access for Europe (Video)

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:21:00 EDT

Ariane 6 launch facilities are under construction in French Guiana along the Vega rocket is getting a n will increase the capabilities of the the space agency and European launch industry.


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Awesome 'Star Trek: Discovery' Posters & Still Photos Revealed at Comic-Con

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:00:00 EDT

Set phasers to "Wow!" Check out these awesome new "Star Trek: Discovery" posters and sneak-peek photos from the new Trek series unveiled at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con!


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How to Prep for Totality with New Eclipse Safari Mobile App

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 07:46:00 EDT

In this edition of Mobile Astronomy, we'll delve into the features of the Eclipse Safari app and highlight some ways it can enhance your solar eclipse experience on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017.


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Cassini Snaps Dazzling Photo of a 'Ring-Bow' in Saturn's Rings

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 07:39:00 EDT

Saturn's glorious rings take center stage in a beautiful new photo by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.


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'Spectacular' Spiral Galaxy Shines in View from Very Large Telescope (Photo, Video)

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 07:35:00 EDT

The European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (VLT) has captured a stunning image of spiral galaxy Messier 77.


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Image of the Day

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 07:34:00 EDT

The European Space Agency's Rover Autonomy Testbed, or RAT, takes a test drive at night during testing in the moon-like environment of Teide National Park of Tenerife in Spain's Canary Islands.


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Big, Dangerous Comets Are More Common Than Previously Thought

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 07:00:00 EDT

There are a lot more big, potentially dangerous comets zooming through deep space than scientists had thought, a new study suggests.


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Seeing in the Dark: Excerpt from 'Expressive Nature Photography'

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 05:42:00 EDT

An excerpt from "Expressive Nature Photography" by Brenda Tharp walks photographers through how to take stunning images incorporating the night sky.


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NASA Posts Archive of Flight Test Videos on YouTube

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 04:25:00 EDT

The space agency is celebrating 70 years of aircraft testing by releasing a trove of old videos showing X-planes, lunar landers, and various space shuttles.


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Cool the Planet? Geoengineering Is Easier Said Than Done

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 03:52:00 EDT

Scientists are exploring ways to re-engineer the planet to counter the effects of global warming.


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