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    Default Curious Kids: What comes after space?

    To find out what is beyond space, a good place to start would be to figure out where space – our universe – ends. The problem is we don't know where space ends, or even if it ends at all.

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    SpaceX's private control of satellite internet concerns military leaders: report
    Military leaders around the world have expressed concerns over the dominance of SpaceX founder Elon Musk when it comes to satellite-based internet services.

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    Watch China test fire new engine for its planned crewed moon rocket (video)
    China's moon rocket inches a step further in development, as the country test fires new rocket engine.

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    The James Webb Space Telescope spotlights Einstein's genius. A fellow Holocaust survivor remembers him as a friend
    Albert Einstein once mentored fellow Holocaust survivor, Werner Salinger. Decades later, Salinger reminisces as Einstein's galactic theories come to light.

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    Watch William Shatner call the U.S. government's UFO hearings 'ridiculous' (video)
    William Shatner speaks his mind about the government's recent UFO hearings on Capitol Hill in a recent interview, calling them "ridiculous."

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    NASA and Axiom Space sign-on for 4th private astronaut mission to space station
    NASA and Axiom Space are honing in on launch dates for the next two private astronaut missions to the International Space Station (ISS).

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    Watch NASA's sci-fi-looking X-59 'quiet' supersonic jet roll out of the hangar (video)
    Lockheed Martin released a new video of NASA's X-59 'quiet' supersonic jet rolling out of the hangar at its Skunk Works plant in Palmdale, California.

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    NASA Artemis moon rocket mockup to stand alongside historic boosters at Alabama space museum
    A mockup of the engine section of NASA's new monstrous moon rocket will soon stand among historic boosters from the early years of the space program at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Alabama.

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    NASA selects astronauts for SpaceX Crew-8 mission to International Space Station
    NASA has named the crew for the planned Crew-8 mission to the International Space Station that will launch aboard a SpaceX rocket no earlier than Feb. 2024.

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    A Jupiter-size exoplanet formed around a tiny star. Astronomers aren't sure how
    Astronomers are surprised by a metal-rich, massive planet orbiting a tiny star because gas giants aren't supposed to be able to form around such diminutive red dwarf stars.

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    Default Russian cosmonaut becomes first to ride European robotic arm on ISS sp

    Russian cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev completed the first test flight at the end of the European robotic arm as part of a successful spacewalk at the International Space Station on Wednesday (Aug. 9).

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    What time is Virgin Galactic's Galactic-02 space tourist launch on Aug. 10? Here's how to watch live.
    Virgin Galactic's reusable spaceplane, VSS Unity, will launch its second commercial spaceflight mission on Thursday (Aug. 10). Here's how to follow the action.

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    Scientists are using NASA satellite data to text Bangladeshi farmers water-saving strategies
    A new technology uses satellite data to provide farming advice to Bangladeshi, Indian and Pakistani farmers.

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    NASA's Artemis 2 moon mission is on track, but questions remain about Artemis 3
    The heat shield for the Orion spacecraft is the only serious concern on NASA's Artemis 2 to-do list right now. But the Artemis 3 moon-landing mission has more open questions.

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    The powerful winds of super magnetic stars could destroy the possibility for life on their exoplanets
    Cool stars with powerful magnetic fields could have remarkably fast stellar winds that strip away their planets' atmospheres, making even "habitable zone" worlds less friendly to life.

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    Earendel revealed: James Webb Space Telescope lifts veil on the most distant star known in the universe
    Thanks to the James Webb Space Telescope, scientists have begun getting the goods on Earendel, the most distant star ever detected.

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    Queen Rock legend Brian May launches Space.com astrophotography competition for signed copy of his asteroid book (video)
    Sir Brian May and NASA's OSIRIS-REx chief scientist Dante Lauretta challenge Space.com readers to photograph solar system objects to win a signed copy of their new book about asteroid Bennu.

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    Mars is spinning faster and its days are getting shorter. Scientists aren't sure why
    Radio data has also allowed planetary scientists to measure Mars' rotation rate and learn more about the world's over-sized, molten core.

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    Galaxy from the 'teenage' universe reveals its water map for the 1st time
    A galaxy that existed less than 2 billion years after the Big Bang has revealed the distribution of its water content for the first time.

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    1st launch of Europe's new Ariane 6 rocket slips to 2024
    The European Space Agency and the CEO of Arianespace confirmed on Tuesday (Aug. 8) that the inaugural launch of the new Ariane 6 heavy-lift rocket will slip into 2024.

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    Default 'Quantum superchemistry' observed for the 1st time ever

    A new type of chemistry performed at very cold temperatures on very small particles enables quick, precise reactions.

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    Meteorite that crashed to Earth 3,500 years ago carved into arrowhead by Bronze Age hunters
    A Bronze Age arrowhead found in Switzerland was made using meteoric iron.

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    Could white holes actually exist?
    Black holes seem to get all the attention. But what about their mirror twins, white holes? Do they exist? And, if so, where are they?

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    You'll travel nearly a trillion miles in your lifetime, even if you never leave home. Here's how.
    Whether you're a frequent jet-setter or a couch potato, you travel much more than you think, thanks the motion of the Earth, sun, Milky Way galaxy and more.

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    The largest known asteroid impact structure on Earth is buried in southeast Australia, new evidence suggests
    In a new study, scientists reveal new evidence for the largest asteroid impact structure on Earth buried Australia in southern New South Wales.

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    Bizarre 'demon' particle found inside superconductor could help unlock a 'holy grail' of physics
    The transparent, chargeless quasiparticle could shed more light on the underlying mechanics of superconductivity

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    Wobbling muon experiment could reveal a 5th force of nature — if the results hold up
    The discovery promises to spark a revolution in physics, but more results are needed to know for sure.

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    Watch the Perseid meteor shower tonight with this free telescope livestream
    Skywatchers can enjoy the popular Perseid meteor shower from the comfort of their own homes when it peaks on Saturday (Aug.12) and Sunday (Aug. 13).

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    Supermassive black holes may solve mystery of our universe's gravitational-wave 'hum'
    NANOGrav made the first detection of low-frequency gravitational waves this year. Now, the hunt is on to find the source of these ripples in space — and supermassive black holes are lead suspects.

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    Why Venus is now a slim crescent and will disappear from the evening sky this weekend
    Venus is approaching 'inferior conjunction' as it swaps from being the 'Evening Star' to the 'Morning Star,' passing between Earth and the sun in the meantime.

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    Default Neptune's clouds have vanished, and the sun may be to blame (video)

    Thanks to the sun's 11-year-long cycle, Neptune might be systematically purged of its clouds.

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    Maui satellite photo shows full scale of deadliest US fire in more than a century
    The Landsat 8 satellite captured the deadly flames that burned through the town of Lahaina in Hawaii and killed at least 99 people.

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    Take an interstellar cruise into the cosmos in new limited series 'The Space Between' (exclusive)
    An exclusive first peek at Boom! Studios' new sci-fi limited series, 'The Space Between.'

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    Satellites watch wildfires rage across Canadian northwest (photos)
    Satellite images reveal the scope of devastating wildfires in the Canadian northwest where an entire capital city had to be evacuated due to approaching flames.

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    Russia's Luna-25 moon lander snaps 1st photo of lunar surface
    Luna-25, Russia's first moon mission since 1976, has snapped its first detailed photo of the lunar surface.

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    James Webb Space Telescope confirms 'Maisie's galaxy' is one of the earliest ever seen
    The universe's age when Maisie's galaxy was seen by the James Webb Space Telescope has been confirmed, proving that this realm is one of the earliest galaxies ever observed.

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    Powerful helium star could finally reveal secrets about highly magnetic stellar corpses
    A newly discovered, highly magnetic and massive helium star could explain how magnetars, stellar corpses with the universe's strongest magnetic fields, are born.

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    Watch SpaceX launch 21 Starlink satellites early Friday
    SpaceX plans to launch 21 of its Starlink satellites to orbit early Friday (Aug. 18), and you can watch the liftoff live.

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    Astronaut-artist Karen Nyberg unveils quilt portraits of first women to fly in space
    The 50th woman to fly into space, Karen Nyberg has paid tribute to the first woman and first American woman to do so with a pair of original works celebrating the first 60 years of women in space.

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    India's Chandrayaan-3 moon lander successfully separates, prepares for Aug. 23 touchdown
    India's Chandrayaan-3 lunar lander is a step closer to landing on the moon after separating Aug. 17 from the propulsion module that carried the mission to lunar orbit.

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    Default SpaceX, NASA declare Crew-7 astronaut mission 'go' for launch

    SpaceX and NASA have cleared the company's Crew-7 astronaut mission to the ISS for launch. Liftoff is scheduled for 3:49 a.m. EDT (0749 GMT) on Friday (Aug. 25).

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    Perseverance Mars rover spies big sunspot rotating toward Earth (photos)
    NASA's Perseverance Mars rover has captured photos of a big sunspot, which should rotate into view for those of us on Earth in the coming days.

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    Watch Hurricane Hilary hit California hours after earthquake in this satellite video
    Satellites watched weakening tropical storm Hilary bring a deluge to California hours after a series of earthquakes shook the Los Angeles region.

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    India's Chandrayaan-3 images far side of the moon ahead of Aug. 23 landing try (photos)
    India's Chandrayaan-3 probe has photographed the far side of the moon, testing out landing optics that will be put to use during an Aug. 23 touchdown try.

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    James Webb Space Telescope offers a mesmerizing look at the Ring Nebula (photos)
    The James Webb Space Telescope strikes again, this time with a beautiful new view of a famous planetary nebula. But don't be fooled  — none of this has anything to do with planets.

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    Gravitational wave detectors on the moon could be more sensitive than those on Earth
    Scientists developing more sensitive next-generation gravitational wave detectors struggle with technical challenges that might be easily overcome by putting such detectors on the moon.

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    International Space Station: Live updates
    Find out what's going on at the International Space Station.

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    SpaceX Crew-6 and Crew-7 astronaut mission: Live updates
    Read the latest news about SpaceX's Crew-6 and Crew-7 missions to the International Space Station for NASA.

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    SpaceX Crew-7 astronauts arrive in Florida ahead of Aug. 25 launch (photos, video)
    Four astronauts from four different countries arrived at NASA's Kennedy Space Center on Aug. 20 ahead of their expected launch from Florida Aug. 25.

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    SpaceX rolls rocket to pad ahead of Crew-7 astronaut launch (photos)
    SpaceX has rolled its Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule to the launch pad ahead of the planned Friday (Aug. 25) liftoff of the Crew-7 astronaut mission for NASA.

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    Default US Department of Justice sues SpaceX for hiring discrimination

    The U.S. Department of Justice is suing SpaceX, alleging that Elon Musk's company discriminated against job applicants who are refugees or asylum recipients.

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    Private Ax-2 astronaut releasing free educational videos filmed in space on Aug. 28
    Ride into space in a new video series Aug. 28 featuring Ax-2 private astronaut John Shoffner. He teaches students about space alongside commander Peggy Whitson, a record-breaking NASA astronaut.

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    See Saturn at its biggest and brightest of 2023 this weekend
    Saturn will be directly opposite of the sun on Aug. 26 and 27, making this weekend a great time to observe the ringed gas giant.

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    NASA's New Horizons mission faces an uncertain future (op-ed)
    With its budget being trimmed for 2024, NASA is making some weighty decisions... and one includes drastically trimming New Horizons funds by replacing the current science staff with a new team.

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    Atlas V rocket rolled to pad for 'Silent Barker' spysat launch (photos)
    United Launch Alliance rolled its Atlas V rocket to the launch pad today (Aug. 25), ahead of the planned Aug. 29 liftoff of the 'Silent Barker' reconnaissance mission.

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    Japan will launch SLIM moon lander and space telescope on Aug. 27. Here's how to watch it live.
    Japan plans to launch a mini moon lander called SLIM and an X-ray space observatory atop a single rocket on Sunday (Aug. 27), and you can watch live.

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    Watch new NASA sensor measure US air pollution from space in real time (video)
    The first images from NASA's new space-borne air pollution sensor reveal how levels of toxic pollutants change within a day across the United States.

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    SpaceX fires up giant Starship booster for 2nd time ahead of test flight (video)
    SpaceX fired up its huge new Starship Super Heavy booster for the second time today (Aug. 25), keeping the vehicle on track for a test flight in the near future.

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    Lego Ideas Tales of the Space Age review
    This beautiful, simple Lego set is a real artistic celebration of space.

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    Japan's SLIM spacecraft, a 'moon sniper,' to join lunar landing rush with Aug. 26 launch
    The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) will send the Smart Lander for Investigating Moon, or SLIM, to our natural satellite to demonstrate accurate lunar landing techniques.

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    Default Hackers shut down 2 of the world's most advanced telescopes

    The U.S. National Science Foundation reported that a cybersecurity incident has temporarily shut down operations at its Gemini North Telescope in Hawaii and Gemini South Telescope in Chile.

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    Private company wants to clean up space junk with 'capture bags' in Earth orbit
    Space junk could one day be snatched in orbit with a strong bag, if a new contract to test the technology ends up flying in space.

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    Bizarre super-puffy exoplanet hosts rare 'thermometer molecule'
    A rare temperature-sensitive molecule usually found in stars has been discovered in the atmosphere of an exoplanet for the first time, a marshmallow-like hot Jupiter called WASP-31b.

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    Satellites capture Burning Man festival's fire from space (photos)
    Satellites watched as a temporary city sprang up in the Nevada desert, where the famed Burning Man "radical self-expression" festival kicked off on Monday (Aug. 28).

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    James Webb Space Telescope gazes into the Whirlpool galaxy's hypnotic spiral arms (photos)
    A James Webb Space Telescope image of M51 boasts amber hues and reddish streaks, capturing the galaxy's gravitational relationship with a neighboring realm.

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    Satellites watch powerful Hurricanes Idalia and Franklin churn (video)
    Weather satellites in orbit above Earth are watching Hurricane Idalia and Hurricane Franklin as they pick up strength in ocean waters off the southern coast of the United States.

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    Get a sneak peek at new 'Star Wars' short story collection, 'From a Certain Point of View: Return of the Jedi'
    An exclusive excerpt from the short story collection "From a Certain Point of View: Return of the Jedi."

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    This daring skydiver could be the 1st woman to jump from Earth's stratosphere. Here's how she plans to do it (exclusive)
    Hera Rising aims to bring the 1st woman skydiver into the stratosphere in 2025. Swati Varshney, 1 of the 3 finalists for the opportunity, spoke with Space.com about her journey.

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    Hera Rising will attempt the 1st stratospheric skydive by a woman in 2025 (exclusive)
    An experienced team aims to bring a woman into the stratosphere in 2025 for a record-breaking parachute jump. Diversity and education will also be in focus.

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    New data reveal US space economy's output is shrinking – an economist explains in 3 charts
    Using the broad definition and adjusting for inflation, the relative size of the space economy fell by about one-fifth from 2012 to 2021.

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    Default Watch SpaceX's Crew-6 Dragon depart ISS with 4 astronauts aboard on Se

    SpaceX's Crew-6 astronaut mission will head home to Earth from the International Space Station on Sunday morning (Sept. 3), and you can watch the action live.

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    NASA's Ingenuity helicopter flies on Mars for the 56th time
    NASA's Ingenuity Mars helicopter flew for the 56th time last week, staying aloft for nearly 2.5 minutes on a sortie that covered 1,344 feet (410 meters) of ground.

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    India tests parachutes for Gaganyaan crew capsule using a rocket sled (video)
    Last month, India tested the parachute system for its Gaganyaan crew capsule using a rocket-powered sled. See footage of the action.

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    India launches Aditya-L1 solar observatory, its 1st-ever sun probe
    India launched its first dedicated solar probe early Saturday morning (Sept. 2), sending the Aditya-L1 spacecraft skyward to tackle some big sun mysteries.

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    Crucial test of Europe's long-delayed Ariane 6 rocket delayed
    Hotfire testing of the new Ariane 6 rocket has been delayed due to problems with ground equipment.

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    Atomic clocks on Earth could reveal secrets about dark matter across the universe
    Using atomic clocks could help bring cosmology and astrophysics "down to Earth" by allowing scientists to investigate the mystery of dark matter in the lab.

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    'Invasion' Season 2 will feature alien hunter-killers and an homage to 'The Abyss' water tentacle (exclusive)
    Award-winning visual effects master Erik Henry dives into the design and evolution of the Apple TV+ series' alien threats.

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    Amazing satellite video shows China's space station come together in Earth orbit (video)
    An Australian company has released images showing how China constructed its Tiangong space station.

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    SpaceX, NASA delay Crew-6 Dragon astronauts' return to Earth due to bad weather
    SpaceX and NASA say the Crew Dragon capsule carrying four Crew-6 astronauts will now depart the International Space Station no earlier than Sept. 3, a 24-hour delay.

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    Best alien invasion games of all time
    Do we stand a better chance against alien invaders in the realm of video games? These are the best alien invasion games of all time.

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    Default Japan launches SLIM moon lander, XRISM X-ray telescope on space double

    Japan sent two ambitious missions soaring into the heavens today (Sept. 6) — a pioneering moon lander and a powerful X-ray space telescope.

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    Tropical Storm Lee could become an 'extremely dangerous major hurricane' by this weekend
    Forecasters are keeping an eye on Tropical Storm Lee, which they predict could soon become a full-blown hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean.

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    NASA's Ingenuity helicopter soars past 100 minutes of total Mars flight time
    NASA's Ingenuity Mars helicopter flew for the 57th time on Sept. 3, a sortie that pushed the robot's total Red Planet air time over 100 minutes.

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    Bubble of galaxies spanning 1 billion light-years could be a fossil of the Big Bang
    An immense bubble of galaxies, one billion light years wide and located 820 million light-years away, could be fossilized remains of the Big Bang.

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    SpaceX launch of NASA's Psyche mission to bizarre metal asteroid just 1 month away
    NASA's Psyche mission is scheduled to launch atop a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket on Oct. 5 and begin heading toward its metal-asteroid namesake.

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    Hubble Space Telescope sees lonely galaxy looming in isolation (photo)
    A distant galaxy sits isolated in a new photo from the powerful observatory.

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    'Star Trek: Lower Decks' drops a wild new Season 4 trailer and official poster (video)
    Paramount+ released a new "Star Trek: Lower Decks" Season 4 trailer and official poster ahead of the season premiere on Thursday (Sept. 7).

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    See the sun's atmosphere like never before thanks to a simple Solar Orbiter camera hack (video)
    The European Solar Orbiter spacecraft has peered into yet unexplored parts of the sun's atmosphere thanks to a simple hack to its main camera.

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    Here's our last look at Europe's Aeolus satellite falling to its fiery death (photo)
    ESA's wind-measuring Aeolus satellite was spotted before its flaming demise over Antarctica.

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    Orbiting debris trackers could be a game changer in space junk monitoring
    Tiny devices on satellites could soon track small pieces of space debris that are invisible to existing space junk monitoring systems but capable of destroying spacecraft if they collide with it.

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    Default Experience the Overview Effect with the Felix & Paul VR trilogy 'Space

    Felix & Paul Studios announces the release of the VR space trilogy, "Space Explorers: Blue Marble"

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    Globular cluster glitters in stunning new Hubble telescope photo
    A new photo from the Hubble Space Telescope captures a glittering globular cluster deep in our Milky Way galaxy.

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    Astronaut wields new space camera to see lightning strikes on Earth
    European astronaut Andreas Mogensen captured incredible footage of lightning strikes during just 10 days in space in 2015. He plans a deeper study during his new six-month stay on the International Space Station, with a new camera.

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    India's Chandrayaan-3 robotic moon explorers don't have heaters. Can they survive the frigid lunar night?
    India's Chandrayaan-3 moon lander and rover are facing their first lunar night. Their chances of waking up at dawn whittle down to luck.

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    The US Space Force has a new mission statement to secure everything 'in, from and to space'
    The United States Space Force has unveiled a concise new mission statement after the service's top officer criticized the previous statement as 'long and cumbersome.'

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    NASA may have unknowingly found and killed alien life on Mars 50 years ago, scientist claims
    One researcher hypothesizes that experiments carried out by NASA's Viking landers in 1976 could have inadvertently killed microbes living in Martian rocks. Other experts are skeptical.

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    Nightfox 100V night vision binoculars review
    The Nightfox 100V is a good budget pair of digital night vision binoculars but it takes a bunch of batteries to power it.

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    India's lunar lander finds 1st evidence of a moonquake in decades
    The possible moonquake was detected by India's Chandrayaan-3 mission on its third day on the lunar surface.

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    Hurricane Lee looks absolutely terrifying in this footage from inside its eye (video)
    Storm chasers with the Air Force Reserve's Hurricane Hunters caught terrifying footage from inside the eye of Hurricane Lee on Sept. 8, showing the storm brimming with lightning.

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    Ultra-powerful space explosion, 1st of its kind, may have been triggered by black hole star-destroyer
    A "Luminous Fast Cooler" explosion that emits as much energy in weeks as the sun will over 10 billion years could be the result of a black hole wrecking a star.

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    Default SpaceX could get license for 2nd Starship launch in October, FAA says

    SpaceX may get approval for its second-ever Starship launch sometime next month, according to an official with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration.

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    Stunning James Webb Space Telescope image shows young star blasting supersonic jets
    NASA's James Webb Space Telescope captured stunning jets blasting out of a protostar, shedding light on the makeup of very young, sun-like stars.

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    Our universe holds more 'spectacular' polar ring galaxies than once thought, scientists say
    Two previously discovered galaxies have been hiding strange perpendicular rings of stars and gas. These so-called polar ring galaxies may prove to be less rare in the universe than once thought.

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    Where to stand in Texas to see two solar eclipses in under six months
    A small area of Texas will witness October's annular solar eclipse and April's total solar eclipse. Here's where you should stand to see them in all their glory.

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    Space is 'more contested' than ever by world's militaries, US Space Force chief says
    The Chief of Space Operations for the U.S. Space Force gave an ominous warning about how contested space is becoming as world superpowers continue to militarize Earth orbit.

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    SpaceX poised to launch 22 Starlink satellites late on Sept. 15
    SpaceX plans to launch 22 more of its Starlink internet satellites late on Friday night (Sept. 15).

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    Hubble Space Telescope discovers 11-billion-year-old galaxy hidden in a quasar's glare
    Astronomers have detected an 11-billion-year-old galaxy using the light it absorbs rather than the light it emits. This technique was necessary because the galaxy is being outshone by a nearby quasar.

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    A 'Planet Nine' far from Earth could explain the odd behavior of icy bodies beyond Neptune
    As the search for "Planet Nine" in the outer solar system continues, new research suggests there may be an Earth twin buried deep within the frozen waste of the Kuiper Belt beyond Neptune.

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    Humanity's current space behavior 'unsustainable,' European Space Agency report warns
    Greater efforts are needed to make valuable orbits sustainable, according to a new report from the European Space Agency.

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    Virgin Galactic to launch next space tourist mission on Oct. 5
    Virgin Galactic plans to launch 'Galactic 04,' its fifth spaceflight in the last five months, on Oct. 5 from Spaceport America in New Mexico.

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    Default Heart of the 'Squid Galaxy' reveals how supermassive black holes dicta

    A study of the Squid Galaxy, Messier 77, has revealed how chemicals swirl around its central black hole, revealing supermassive black holes impact the chemical evolution of their galaxies.

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    Very Large Telescope surprisingly finds exoplanet lurking in 3-body star system
    The European Very Large Telescope in Chile has photographed a planet orbiting a star in a multi-star system that sits some 480 light-years from Earth.

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    R2-D2 and Chopper return in 'Star Wars: Dark Droids: D-Squad #1'
    Here's a first look at R2-D2 in Marvel Comics' spinoff series "Star Wars: Dark Droids: D-Squad #1" rolling into shops Sept. 20.

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    Mars Society proposes institute to develop tech needed for Red Planet settlement
    A new initiative from the Mars Society suggests a new institute be established that could help develop the technologies needed for humans to settle on the Red Planet.

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    NASA seeks citizen scientists to capture April 2024 total solar eclipse
    NASA wants citizen scientists to capture the total solar eclipse in April 2024 to help researchers learn more about the sun.

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    New drug shows potential to aid astronauts during future missions to moon and Mars
    A new drug appears to promote bone formation in mice exposed to microgravity onboard the ISS.

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    Venezuela may put an astronaut on a Chinese moon mission
    The first Venezuelan man or woman could land on the moon on a Chinese spacecraft, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said last week.

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    'Star Wars' fan favorite Lando Calrissian is getting his own movie on Disney+
    The creators behind the "Lando" project at Disney+ have revealed that the fan favorite character may be getting his own "Star Wars" movie.

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    Watch Rocket Lab launch radar Earth-observation satellite early Sept. 19
    Rocket Lab will launch a radar Earth-observation satellite for the California company Capella Space early Tuesday (Sept. 19), and you can watch the action live.

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    NASA's new greenhouse gas detector will help track down 'super-emitters' from space
    As global warming continues to be exacerbated by human activity, scientists are setting out to map the distribution of Earth's greenhouse gas emissions.

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    Default Astronauts on ISS gaze into the eye of Hurricane Nigel (photos)

    Astronauts and satellites tracked Hurricane Nigel from space as the storm made its way across the Atlantic Ocean.

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    Will NASA's OSIRIS-REx stick its asteroid sample landing? Scientists are 'very much confident' as zero hour nears
    Scientists with NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission are confident that the planned Sept. 24 asteroid sample landing will go as planned.

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    India tries waking up Chandrayaan-3 moon lander, without success (so far)
    The Indian Space Research Organization began attempts to wake the Chandrayaan-3 moon lander and rover from hibernation after the two-week frosty lunar night.

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    US Space Force launch may have accidentally punched a hole in the upper atmosphere
    A rocket carrying a Space Force surveillance satellite may have created a hole in the ionosphere as it shot into space. The launch was carried out with just 27 hours' notice, which is a new record.

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    Everything we know about Homeworld 3: Release date, platforms, gameplay, trailers
    It won't be long before we can finally return to the legendary Homeworld universe. Here's everything we know about Homeworld 3 ahead of its 2024 launch.

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    New poppy seed-sized fuel pellets could power nuclear reactors on the moon
    Scientists have developed a nuclear fuel source no larger than a seed, which NASA will test for use in future moon missions.

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    Green comet Nishimura survives its superheated slingshot around the sun. Will we get another chance to see it?
    Comet Nishimura, which was only discovered in August, has survived its closest approach to the sun and will brighten over the next week. But is it still visible from Earth?

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    Tom Hanks would clean toilets for a chance to go to space: report
    Actor Tom Hanks, the star of Apollo 13, says he'd love to visit space for real. He said he'd be glad to clean toilets and serve food to help the rest of the crew.

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    See Mercury reach its highest point in the morning sky early on Sept. 23
    As temperatures fall, Mercury rises reaching its highest point in the morning of Saturday, Sept. 23. The tiny planet shines brightly this weekend but will still be a tricky observation for some.

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    How long will the annular solar eclipse last on Oct. 14?
    The duration of the annular solar eclipse depends on the viewing location. We look at where the longest 'ring of fire' will occur and how long the eclipse will last.

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    New Lockheed Martin system will manage satellite constellations from the cloud using AI
    Lockheed Martin's new satellite operations facility will let a single operator control entire constellations of satellites from the cloud.

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    These Navajo Tribal Parks will be closed during the Oct. 14 annular solar eclipse
    During the annular solar eclipse on Oct. 14, 2023, several iconic destinations including all Navajo Tribal Parks, will be closed due to cultural beliefs.

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    Fungi piggybacking on space missions is dangerous to astronaut health and spacecraft equipment, but studying its behavior is also useful for long-term space missions.

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    Watch a NASA astronaut and 2 cosmonauts return to Earth after 1 year in space on Sept. 27
    NASA astronaut Frank Rubio and his two Russian crewmates are scheduled to return to Earth Wednesday morning (Sept. 27) after a year in space, and you can watch it live.

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    International Space Station: Live updates
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    Accidental 1-year astronaut crew hands over command of ISS ahead of Sept. 27 landing
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    This TRAPPIST-1 exoplanet seems to have no atmosphere — the truth may hide in its star, James Webb Space Telescope reveals
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