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Skywatching Webcasts: Slooh 'Ring of Fire' Solar Eclipse Show

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 11:24:00 EST

The online astronomy service Slooh will provide a live webcast of the annular solar eclipse of Sunday, Feb. 26, and you can watch it live here, courtesy of Slooh.


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NASA to Turn Over Apollo 11 Moon Rock Bag to Auction Winner, Per Court Order

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 09:13:00 EST

NASA, following a court order, will hand over a lunar sample bag to an Illinois woman who purchased the artifact at auction. The court's finding brings to an end an almost two-year dispute.


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United Arab Emirates Wants to Build a City on Mars

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 09:00:00 EST

The United Arab Emirates has the Red Planet in its sights, not only moving forward on a Mars orbiter but also establishing the first inhabitable human settlement on the planet by 2117.


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The Most Amazing Space Stories This Week!

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 06:00:00 EST

Seven Earth-size alien planets were found in a solar system not that far away, SpaceX nailed another rocket launch and landing, and Pluto may have another chance at being a true planet. Here are some of the most amazing space stories of the week.


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Annular vs. Total Solar Eclipse - What’s The Difference? | Video

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 07:05:00 EST

A total solar eclipse occurs when the entire disk of the Sun is covered by the Moon, as seen from Earth. An annular eclipse occurs when the lunar disk does not completely block the Sun.


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Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Aces 3rd Glide Test Flight

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 01:52:00 EST

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo aced its third unpowered free flight Friday, a glide test that marked the first time at the new space plane's controls for one former NASA astronaut.


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The Most Amazing Space Photos This Week!

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

See the best photos on Space.com this week, including images of a record-breaking rocket launch that lofted 104 satellites and an amazing view of Jupiter's "little red spot."


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See the 'Ring of Fire' Solar Eclipse in Slooh Webcast Sunday!

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 07:20:00 EST

A Southern Hemisphere solar eclipse and its spectacular "ring of fire" will be broadcast live through Slooh's online observatory on Sunday at 7 a.m. EST (1200 GMT).


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Inmarsat & AVI's Satellite Data-Relay Service Exits Stealth Mode After Months of Secret, In-Space Tests

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 07:00:00 EST

Mobile satellite services provider Inmarsat has been working with Addvalue Innovation (AVI), a communications technology company based in Singapore, to conduct secret tests of a service that lets operators maintain continuous contact with small satellites


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Scientists Practice Total Eclipse Science During Annular Solar Eclipse Sunday

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 07:00:00 EST

Jay Pasachoff is involved in a slew of science investigations that will run during the 2017 total solar eclipse. Sunday's annular eclipse will provide a practice run for those experiments.


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Comet 67P: Target of Rosetta Mission

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:19:00 EST

Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko is a small body visited by the Rosetta spacecraft in the first mission to land on a comet.


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Brown Dwarfs: Failed Stars Resembling Planets

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:16:00 EST

Brown dwarfs never burn fusion at their core, so scientists sometimes refer to them as "failed stars."


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NASA Will Consider Adding Crew to Next-Gen Rocket's Debut Launch

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:30:00 EST

NASA will take about a month to assess how much extra time, money and risk would be added to the debut flight of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket if a two-member crew was aboard, officials said Friday.


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Space Webcasts: NASA Debates Adding Crew to First Orion Flight

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 04:00:00 EST

NASA hosted a teleconference today (Feb. 24) to discuss the option of adding crew to the first flight of NASA's Space Launch System and the Orion spacecraft. Listen live here.


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High-Altitude Balloon Company Wants to Open a New Market at the Edge of Space

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:17:00 EST

World View Enterprises, a private company that plans to sell balloon rides to the edge of space, has announced the grand opening of its new headquarters and a conjoined spaceport.


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NASA Authorization Bill Calls for Orion-to-ISS Study

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:00:00 EST

A NASA authorization bill passed by the Senate Feb. 17 would require NASA to reexamine the feasibility of using the Orion spacecraft to transport crews to and from the International Space Station.


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Commercial Crew Providers Remain Confident in Schedules

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:00:00 EST

The two companies developing commercial crew vehicles are confident that they will be ready to start carrying astronauts in 2018 despite a recent report that concluded delays into 2019 were likely.


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Jupiter is a Feast for the Eyes In New Time-Lapse Animation (Video)

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:00:00 EST

Jupiter's swirling, stormy atmosphere looks absolutely mesmerizing in a new time-lapse animation created by a group of amateur space photographers.


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Image of the Day

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:30:00 EST

"Winter landscapes are also magical from the International Space Station," French astronaut Thomas Pesquet wrote when he shared this photo of the Dnieper River on social media. Pesquet took the photo as the space station flew over Russia on Feb. 9.


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Observing Supernova 1987A For 3 Decades - What We’ve Learned | Video

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:30:00 EST

Astronomer Remy Indebetouw explains what has occured in the observations of the exploded star since its discovery in 1987.


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