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'Life' Movie Brings Terrifying Space Thrills (Photo Gallery)

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:21:00 EDT

In the science-fiction thriller "Life," an alien from Mars wreaks havoc on the International Space Station.

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Congress Mulls Options for Space Station Beyond 2024

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 05:52:00 EDT

NASA's ability to send astronauts to Mars in the mid-2030s depends in part on cutting back or ending government funding for the International Space Station after 2024, the head of a congressional subcommittee that oversees NASA said Wednesday.

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Astronaut in Space Sees Mount Etna Volcano Eruption (Photo)

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 05:49:00 EDT

One of the world's most active volcanoes lights up the night in a spectacular new astronaut photo.

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Alien in 'Life' Raises Some Philosophical Questions for Humanity, Director Says

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 05:00:00 EDT

The new science-fiction-horror movie "Life" centers on a bloodthirsty alien life-form, but the film's director told that humans can behave just as badly.

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Early Universe Supermassive Black Holes - How Are They Possible? | Video

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 04:36:00 EDT

Supermassive black holes have speed limits in terms of growth. Those found in the early universe have perplexed scientists due to that fact. New computer simulations done by the Los Alamos National Laboratory may have the answer.

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Space Station Astronauts Poised to Tackle Three-Spacewalk Streak

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 04:15:00 EDT

Astronauts are gearing up for three spacewalks outside the International Space Station that will culminate in the station's 200th spacewalk.

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Space Calendar 2017: Launches, Sky Events & More

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 03:49:00 EDT

Here’s a guide to the major astronomical events of the next year, as well as space launches and milestones for spacecrafts already in travel.

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Planetary Scientists Decry Trump's Proposed Earth-Science Cuts

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 02:30:00 EDT

Planetary scientists expressed their displeasure this week with President Trump's recently proposed federal budget, despite the increase of funding it would provide their field.

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Massive Martian Slopes May Harbor Ice

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 02:00:00 EDT

Strange surface features sprawled around the bases of steep slopes on Mars point to the presence of ice on the planet's surface, according to new data and imagery from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO).

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Arctic Sea Ice Hits Record Low - Again! | Video

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 01:44:00 EDT

On March 7, 2017, the sea ice reached its wintertime extent and is officially the “lowest ever recorded by satellites at the end of summer in the Southern Hemisphere,” according to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.

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Best Space Books and Sci-Fi: A Reading List

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 01:00:00 EDT's editors present a reading list for space and sci-fi lovers, as well as children who are interested in astronomy and spaceflight.

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Hubble Telescope Snaps Sparkly Photo of Hypergiant Star's Home

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:50:00 EDT

A mere 15,000 light-years from Earth, Westerlund 1 star cluster is home to a star that dwarfs Earth's sun. The Hubble Space Telescope captured this view of the star's home cluster.

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Watch Live @ 2 pm ET: NASA Preview on Triple Spacewalks at ISS

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:00:00 EDT

NASA will hold a press conference to detail a series of three upcoming spacewalks by astronauts on the International Space Station. The press briefing will begin at 2 p.m. EDT (1800 GMT) and will be webcast live here.

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Atacama Desert’s Amazing Night Skies Are A Powerful Draw | Video

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:39:00 EDT

Astronomers from all over the world flock to the high-altitude desert of Chile and its bevy of telescopes to study the Universe. Learn more about the region.

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Stephen Hawking Fears He's Not Welcome in Trump's US

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:37:00 EDT

Hawking also said climate change is "one of the greatest dangers we face."

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Image of the Day

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:00:00 EDT

Uzboi Vallis is a long valley on Mars that scientists believe was once filled with running water before being temporarily dammed by the rim of a freshly formed crater.

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Extinction or Survival: How Storytellers Explore the Ethics of Colonizing Other Planets

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 07:28:00 EDT

While the search for extraterrestrial life is fascinating, our interplanetary exploration raises some interesting ethical questions.

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It's Our Solar System in Miniature, But Could TRAPPIST-1 Host Another Earth?

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 07:27:00 EDT

The excitement surrounding TRAPPIST-1 was so great that the discovery was announced with an article in Nature accompanied by a NASA news conference.

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Star's Death Dive into Black Hole Mapped by NASA Satellite

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 07:17:00 EDT

As a star made its death dive into a black hole, collisions between its debris caused some emissions seen from the singularity, a new study suggests.

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Mars' Dark Streaks May Be Caused by Dry Landslides, Not Water

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 07:00:00 EDT

Mars' intriguing dark streaks may be caused by dry landslides rather than liquid water, a new study suggests.

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