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Opportunity Knocks! Farthest-Driving Mars Rover Explores Eroded Valley

Tue, 23 May 2017 04:48:00 EDT

NASA's Mars rover Opportunity has reached its next destination — a valley called Perseverance, where the long-lived robot will scour the surface for clues about how the vast crevice formed.


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NASA's Acting Chief Is Upbeat About Proposed $19.1 Billion Budget in 2018

Tue, 23 May 2017 03:59:00 EDT

NASA's acting administrator, Robert Lightfoot, maintained a positive tone today (May 23) while discussing the agency's 2018 budget estimate, which grapples with a 0.8-percent overall cut compared to 2017.


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Meet 'The Mars Generation': In Documentary, It's Red Planet or Bust

Tue, 23 May 2017 02:23:00 EDT

A new clip for the Netflix original documentary "The Mars Generation" — which focuses on the potential for today's teenagers to go to Mars in 20 years if humanity plays its cards right — highlights the legacy of Apollo in setting up aspirations for Mars.


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NASA’s Future Plans Simply Put in 2018 Budget Proposal Video

Tue, 23 May 2017 01:48:00 EDT

“Dream, innovate, build and discover” is the pitch to Congress, White House and the American people for the 2018 budget for the space agency. See what's currently on tap for NASA.


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Roger Moore, Who Took James Bond to Space, Dies at 89

Tue, 23 May 2017 01:22:00 EDT

During his prolific film career, Moore starred in seven James Bond films between 1973 and 1985. But for space fans, it was Moore's turn as secret agent 007 in 1979's "Moonraker" that will live on.


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'Alien' Director Challenges Actors Like a Xenomorph, Star Says

Tue, 23 May 2017 01:00:00 EDT

Space.com asked the cast of Ridley Scott's new sci-fi horror film "Alien: Covenant" how they prepared for roles in which they have to put themselves in the shoes of superhumans in distress.


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Harmonious Universe on Display Again in TRAPPIST-1 System | Video

Tue, 23 May 2017 12:29:00 EDT

Similar to the lockstep “dance” between Jupiter and its moons, the “orbital resonance” of the outermost planets of ultra cool dwarf star system can predict orbital periods. Learn more about it.


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In Nat Geo's 'Genius,' Visualize Einstein's Theory of Relativity

Tue, 23 May 2017 11:30:00 EDT

After struggling for years to be recognized for his controversial scientific ideas, Albert Einstein finally reaches science celebrity status in Chapter 5 of "Genius," which airs tonight on the National Geographic Channel.


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Watch Live @ 12:30pm ET: NASA 2018 Budget Presentation

Tue, 23 May 2017 11:00:00 EDT

Acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot will hold a televised briefing with NASA employees today (May 23) at 12:30 p.m. EDT (1630 GMT) to discuss the Trump Administration's 2018 budget request for the space agency.


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Astronauts Restore Space Station to Full Health in Quick Repair Spacewalk

Tue, 23 May 2017 10:14:00 EDT

NASA astronauts sped through an urgent spacewalk this morning (May 23) to replace a malfunctioning computer relay box outside the International Space Station.


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Image of the Day

Tue, 23 May 2017 10:00:00 EDT

NASA's Juno spacecraft captured this view of a storm on Jupiter known as the Little Red Spot.


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Astronaut Leland Melvin Celebrated for Work Championing Women

Tue, 23 May 2017 08:30:00 EDT

Leland Melvin, the NFL football player turned NASA astronaut, now spends his days inspiring women and minorities to pursue careers in STEAM fields.


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Storytelling Platform 'Makers Men' Profiles Astronaut Leland Melvin | Video

Tue, 23 May 2017 08:30:00 EDT

Makers Men “highlights a select group of men who have taken concrete actions to help make the world a more equal place for women,” according to the shows producers. The NASA astronaut fits the bill.


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Orbit of Earth-Size Exoplanet TRAPPIST-1h in Alien Solar System Nailed Down

Tue, 23 May 2017 07:05:00 EDT

Astronomers have nailed down the path of the outermost planet in the TRAPPIST-1 system, finding that this world takes 19 Earth days to complete one lap around its small, faint host star.


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Watch Astronauts Do a Quick But Vital Spacewalk Repair Today

Tue, 23 May 2017 07:00:00 EDT

Two NASA astronauts will venture outside the International Space Station today (May 23) on an unplanned spacewalk to replace a vital computer data relay box.


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Hot-Donut Earth? Planet May Once Have Taken on Odd 'Synestia' Form

Tue, 23 May 2017 07:00:00 EDT

Earth probably became a "synestia" for a brief period about 4.5 billion years ago. That's the term for a newly proposed cosmic object: a huge, hot, donut-shaped mass of vaporized rock that results from the collision of two planet-size bodies.


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Cruz to Hold Hearing on Updating the Outer Space Treaty

Mon, 22 May 2017 04:35:00 EDT

The chairman of the Senate's space subcommittee said May 16 that his committee will hold a hearing next week to hear testimony on possible updates to a 50-year-old treaty that is the cornerstone of international space law.


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2018 Budget Proposal to Spread Cuts Across NASA Programs

Mon, 22 May 2017 04:15:00 EDT

More than $560 million in budget cuts will be spread across many NASA programs, from science to human spaceflight, when the White House releases its complete fiscal year 2018 budget proposal next week.


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New Method Builds Bricks Using Fake Lunar Soil, Heat from Sun

Mon, 22 May 2017 04:10:00 EDT

Moon explorers could one day build their houses from bricks made out of lunar soil, or regolith, using just the energy of the sun, according to a new experiment by the European Space Agency (ESA).


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Martian Sky Went Metal After Meteor Strikes

Mon, 22 May 2017 03:06:00 EDT

Metal detected in the sky of Mars may come from meteors streaking through the Red Planet atmosphere, a new study finds.


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