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    Scientists have discovered the longest intergalactic filament in the cosmos.

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    'Star Trek: Discovery' concludes Georgiou's journey in 'Terra Firma, Part 2'
    A guest star role with an alien entity from "The Original Series" is confirmed in the Star Trek: Discovery season 3 episode Terra Firma, Part 2.

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    India launches new communications satellite CMS-01 into orbit
    India successfully launched a communications satellite into orbit Thursday (Dec. 17) to provide service across the country's mainland and some island regions.

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    Satellite tracks intense winter snowstorm across US East Coast
    Satellites in orbit have captured stunning views of the powerful Nor'easter that dropped snow on a wide swath of the U.S. Northeast on Wednesday and Thursday (Dec. 16-17).

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    'Greenland' offers grim take on how humanity will respond to a comet impact
    If a threatening comet was bearing down on Earth with no hope of deflection, what would happen next?

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    SpaceX aborts US spy satellite launch due to rocket booster pressure issue
    SpaceX called off the planned launch of a Falcon 9 rocket carrying a classified spy satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office due to high pressure in the second-stage booster.

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    Boeing reveals mission patch for second Starliner orbital flight test
    As final touches are being put on Boeing's next Starliner spacecraft to launch, the company has revealed a new Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) mission patch.

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    Pictures from space! Our image of the day
    After a bout of heavy snowfall, the snow-covered Alps can be seen from space in this image snapped by the Copernicus Sentinel-3 mission.

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    On This Day in Space! Dec. 17, 2012: NASA's 2 GRAIL orbiters slam into the moon
    On Dec. 17, 2012, NASA's GRAIL mission crashed into the moon. See how it happened in our "On This Day In Space" series!

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    Trump signs Space Policy Directive-6 on space nuclear power and propulsion
    Nuclear power will be a big part of the United States' space exploration efforts going forward, a new policy document affirms.

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    Scientists think they've detected radio emissions from an alien world
    Scientists may have detected radio emissions from a planet orbiting a star beyond our sun for the first time.

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    What it's like to watch a presidential election from 'Mars'
    I watched the contentious 2020 presidential election unfold from 71 million miles (114 million kilometers) away on the surface of Mars and it was … different.

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    SpaceX will launch a spy satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office Thursday. Watch it live!
    SpaceX is set to launch a classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office on Thursday (Dec. 17), during a three-hour launch window that opens at 9:45 a.m. EST (1400 GMT).

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    Canadian astronauts will start flying to the moon in 2023 with NASA's Artemis missions
    Canada plans to send two astronauts on moon-bound missions.

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    Here comes the juice! Gear up for 'The Expanse' Season 5 with our guide to the interstellar action
    Amazon Prime Video's "The Expanse" returns with a supercharged new season five and a chilling villain that will leave you breathless.

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    'The Expanse': Here's a recap of Season 4 ahead of Season 5 on Amazon Prime Video
    Need a quick recap of the events of Season 4 of "The Expanse"? We've got you covered.

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    China's Chang'e 5 capsule lands on Earth with the 1st new moon samples in 44 years
    China's Chang'e 5 moon sample-return capsule landed in Inner Mongolia on Wednesday (Dec. 16), returning lunar rocks for the first time since 1976.

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    Russia has launched an anti-satellite missile test, US Space Command says
    Russia has launched a new anti-satellite missile test, its latest push to weaponize space, U.S. Space Command officials said Wednesday (Dec. 16).

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    Default A mysterious 'wobble' is moving Mars' poles around

    Like a teetering top, Mars refuses to rotate on a straight axis.

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    How to watch the rare 'triple conjunction' of Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn tonight
    Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn will form a tight triangle in the sky this Sunday during a rare 'triple conjunction' event.

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    Wandering polar vortex may cause a wild, snowy winter
    A polar vortex disruption may cause snowy, cold weather in about two weeks.

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    On This Day in Space! Jan. 10, 1946: Radio astronomy is born!
    On Jan. 10, 1946, the U.S. army bounced radar signals off of Earth's moon for the first time ever. See how it happened in our "On This Day In Space" series!

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    An alien machine already visited us, Harvard astrophysicist still contends
    Harvard astrophysicist Avi Loeb has reignited a debate about whether alien life can explain an object that visited the solar system in 2017 in a scathing new book.

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    'The Expanse' sets up an epic story arc in episode 2 of season 5
    The Amos Burton backstory is enthralling and leaves you wanting more.

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    Space photos: The most amazing images this week!
    See the best photos on Space.com this week.

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    The top space stories of the week!
    These are the top space stories this week from Space.com.

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    Baby Yoda lands in Minecraft Star Wars DLC
    A range of "Star Wars" stories from a galaxy far, far away landed recently in the epic building game, Minecraft— including some with Baby Yoda.

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    Netflix reveals 1st teaser for 'Space Sweepers,' a South Korean sci-fi film about space junk salvage
    "Space Sweepers," a South Korean science fiction film about space junk salvage crews, launches on Netflix on Feb. 5.

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    Don't miss Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury shine in a triple-conjunction this weekend
    A spectacular gathering of bright planets will be the chief celestial attraction in the evening sky this weekend as Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury appear to crowd into tight quarters.

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    Sunquakes likely triggered deep beneath solar surface
    Scientists have uncovered new details about the mysterious origin of seismic activity on the sun during solar flares.

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    Space Chat with Space.com: Tune in Fridays for science, space and more!
    This Friday (Jan. 8), "Space Chat" will explore SpaceX's Starship craft, what it is, what tests it has endured and how it could one day carry humans off-Earth.

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    Pictures from space! Our image of the day
    The galaxy NGC 6946, nicknamed "the Fireworks Galaxy," can be seen in this stunning image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

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    Future astronauts could use methane to make rocket fuel on Mars
    How will future astronauts get back home to Earth from Mars? According to a new study, they could make rocket fuel from the methane that's already on the Red Planet.

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    The Stingray nebula is fading fast, Hubble telescope photos reveal
    Photos from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope show the Stingray nebula fading at an unprecedented rate.

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    How satellites are stopping deforestation in Africa
    Satellites are helping to reduce deforestation across Africa.

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    Astronomers reevaluate the age of the universe
    Scientists have taken a fresh look at the observable (expanding) universe and have estimated that it is 13.77 billion years old (plus or minus 40 million years).

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    SpaceX launches Turksat 5A communications satellite for Turkey, lands rocket
    SpaceX kicked off what is expected to be another launch-packed year by delivering a Turkish communications satellite to orbit tonight (Jan. 7).

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    Default NASA will test-fire its 1st SLS megarocket for moon missions today. He

    NASA will attempt to fire the engines on its Space Launch System (SLS) megarocket for the first time today and you can watch the fiery action live online.

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    On This Day in Space! Jan. 16, 1969: 1st docking of 2 crewed spacecraft
    On January 16, 1969, two crewed spacecraft docked in orbit for the first time. See how it happened in our "On This Day In Space" series!

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    Rocket Lab calls off microsatellite launch due to sensor issue
    The small-satellite launch company Rocket Lab called off its first launch of 2021 from New Zealand Saturday (Jan. 16) due to some strange sensor readings ahead of liftoff.

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    How to spot the Pleiades, Hyades and other star clusters in the winter night sky
    For much of the U.S. we're now into the coldest part of the winter season, and for those who may have recently received a telescope for a holiday gift, the biggest complaint usually is: "I'd love to spend time looking at the wintertime stars, but it's so cold!"

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    'Bumblebee gravity' could explain why the universe is expanding so quickly
    Bumblebee gravity could explain dark energy — if it's proven true.

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    Space photos: The most amazing images this week!
    See the best photos on Space.com this week.

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    The top space stories of the week!
    These are the top space stories this week from Space.com.

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    Here's a frightening 1st look at the newly-resurrected 'Alien' series from Marvel Comics
    Marvel Comics relaunches the "Alien" comic book franchise in 2021 with this terrifying tale of a Weyland-Yutani mercenary battling a new breed of xenomorph creature.

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    Vespera, a smart telescope to make astrophotography easier, nabs CES 2021 Innovation Award
    Vaonis, a French startup that raised eyebrows in 2018 with its sci-fi robot-looking Stellina smart telescope, has revealed its latest newbie-friendly astrophotography invention.

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    Cold War heats up on the moon in 'For All Mankind' season 2 trailer for Apple TV+
    Space shuttles fly to the moon and astronauts take up arms in the new trailer for the second season of "For All Mankind." The series returns to streaming on Apple TV+ on Feb. 19.

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    SpaceX swapping out two engines on Starship SN9 prototype ahead of test flight
    SpaceX's latest Starship prototype needs some maintenance work before it can take to the skies.

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    Astronaut William Thornton, who invented space shuttle treadmill, dies at 91
    Former NASA astronaut William "Bill" Thornton, who used his own inventions to measure and combat the ill-effects of microgravity while on board two space shuttle missions, has died at the age of 91.

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    Rian Hughes delivers a modernist sci-fi saga of epic proportions in his debut novel, 'XX'
    The acclaimed graphic designer and comics creator explores extreme typographic territory in this wild first contact tale.

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    2020 ties record for the hottest year ever, NASA analysis shows
    The year 2020 has tied the record for the hottest year on record, a new NASA study shows.

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    Pictures from space! Our image of the day
    The Hubble Space Telescope spotted a growing, gaseous supernova remnant, known as 1E 0102.2-7219, from a supernova explosion that occurred 1,700 years ago during the fall of the Roman Empire.

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    Space Chat with Space.com: Tune in Fridays for science, space and more!
    This Friday (Jan. 15), "Space Chat" will explore climate change.

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    Curiosity rover celebrates 3,000 Martian days on the Red Planet
    NASA's Curiosity rover marked 3,000 Martian days, or "sols," on the Red Planet Tuesday (Jan. 12), a mere five weeks before NASA's Perseverance rover is scheduled to touch down.

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    After 'Apollo 11': New short film goes into 'Quarantine' after first moon landing
    Long before millions of people isolated themselves to protect against a pandemic, three astronauts spent 21 days secluded from the rest of the world after being exposed to the moon, as shown in the new short film "Apollo 11: Quarantine."

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    NASA extends planetary science missions at Mars and Jupiter
    NASA is ready to give missions at Mars and Jupiter a little more time to continue their investigations, although there's no guarantee they will finish out their extended missions.

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    Default Northrop Grumman Antares rocket launches Cygnus cargo ship to space st

    NASA and Northrop Grumman are teaming up to launch a cargo capsule to the International Space Station (ISS) today (Feb. 20) and you can watch the action live online.

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    NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission: Live updates
    Perseverance is set to land inside Mars' Jezero Crater on Feb. 18, 2021.

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    Northrop Grumman will launch a Cygnus cargo craft to the space station today. Watch it live!
    NASA and Northrop Grumman are teaming up to launch a cargo capsule to the International Space Station (ISS) today (Feb. 20) and you can watch the action live online.

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    On This Day in Space! Feb. 20, 1962: John Glenn becomes 1st American to orbit Earth
    On Feb. 20, 1962, NASA launched an astronaut into orbit around the Earth for the first time. See how it happened in our "On This Day In Space" series!

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    FAA closes investigation of SpaceX's Starship SN9's test-flight crash
    The path is now much clearer for the test flight of SN9's successor, SN10.

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    Space photos: The most amazing images this week!
    See the best photos on Space.com this week.

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    The top space stories of the week!
    These are the top space stories this week from Space.com.

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    Disastrous Houston blackouts captured from space
    More than one million people lost power in the Houston area.

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    Google 'Perseverance rover' today for a fun Mars landing surprise
    If you've been following the dramatic success of yesterday's Mars touchdown, you may have Googled "Perseverance rover" today (Feb. 19) and seen your page lighting up with fireworks.

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    Wow! See the Perseverance rover dangling above Mars in this amazing landing photo
    NASA just released an image showing its Perseverance Mars rover dangling about 6.5 feet (2 meters) above the red dirt during its picture-perfect touchdown inside Jezero Crater yesterday (Feb. 18).

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    Pictures from space! Our image of the day
    Valentine Island in northern Western Australia is a swirling mix of blues and reddish browns, as seen from space by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission.

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    NASA and Boeing will attempt 2nd hot fire test of SLS megarocket Feb. 25
    NASA and Boeing are ready to light up the core stage of the massive Space Launch System (SLS) rocket in a second hot fire test, currently scheduled for Thursday (Feb. 25).

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    Space Chat with Space.com: Tune in Fridays for science, space and more!
    This Friday (Feb. 19), "Space Chat" will cover yesterday's historic landing as NASA's Perseverance rover touched down successfully on Mars.

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    What's next for NASA's Perseverance Mars rover after its landing success?
    Great photos are just around the corner, but it'll likely be a few months before Perseverance really starts sinking its teeth into its science work.

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    We did it: Celebrating a Mars rover landing in the time of COVID-19
    After a year of seemingly endless obstacles and challenges imposed by the coronavirus pandemic, something good finally happened: NASA landed the Perseverance rover on Mars.

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    Widespread Texas power outages delay Boeing's second Starliner spacecraft test flight to April
    NASA's commercial crew program hit another delay in getting a second spacecraft ready to ferry astronauts to space.

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    Scientists revisit the 1st black hole they ever discovered and realize it's bigger than they thought
    New evidence suggests the first known black hole is bigger than previously thought, which may force scientists to reconsider their understanding of how giant stars give rise to black holes.

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    'For All Mankind' Season 2 blasts off with nods to NASA's space shuttle past
    On May 21, 1983, it had been more than a decade since astronauts had walked on the moon. In the alternate history of "For All Mankind," though, humans were still on the lunar surface.

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    Default Northrop Grumman Antares rocket launches Cygnus cargo ship to space st

    NASA and Northrop Grumman are teaming up to launch a cargo capsule to the International Space Station (ISS) today (Feb. 20) and you can watch the action live online.

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    NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission: Live updates
    Perseverance is set to land inside Mars' Jezero Crater on Feb. 18, 2021.

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    Northrop Grumman will launch a Cygnus cargo craft to the space station today. Watch it live!
    NASA and Northrop Grumman are teaming up to launch a cargo capsule to the International Space Station (ISS) today (Feb. 20) and you can watch the action live online.

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    On This Day in Space! Feb. 20, 1962: John Glenn becomes 1st American to orbit Earth
    On Feb. 20, 1962, NASA launched an astronaut into orbit around the Earth for the first time. See how it happened in our "On This Day In Space" series!

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    FAA closes investigation of SpaceX's Starship SN9's test-flight crash
    The path is now much clearer for the test flight of SN9's successor, SN10.

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    Space photos: The most amazing images this week!
    See the best photos on Space.com this week.

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    The top space stories of the week!
    These are the top space stories this week from Space.com.

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    Disastrous Houston blackouts captured from space
    More than one million people lost power in the Houston area.

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    Google 'Perseverance rover' today for a fun Mars landing surprise
    If you've been following the dramatic success of yesterday's Mars touchdown, you may have Googled "Perseverance rover" today (Feb. 19) and seen your page lighting up with fireworks.

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    Wow! See the Perseverance rover dangling above Mars in this amazing landing photo
    NASA just released an image showing its Perseverance Mars rover dangling about 6.5 feet (2 meters) above the red dirt during its picture-perfect touchdown inside Jezero Crater yesterday (Feb. 18).

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    Pictures from space! Our image of the day
    Valentine Island in northern Western Australia is a swirling mix of blues and reddish browns, as seen from space by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission.

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    NASA and Boeing will attempt 2nd hot fire test of SLS megarocket Feb. 25
    NASA and Boeing are ready to light up the core stage of the massive Space Launch System (SLS) rocket in a second hot fire test, currently scheduled for Thursday (Feb. 25).

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    Space Chat with Space.com: Tune in Fridays for science, space and more!
    This Friday (Feb. 19), "Space Chat" will cover yesterday's historic landing as NASA's Perseverance rover touched down successfully on Mars.

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    What's next for NASA's Perseverance Mars rover after its landing success?
    Great photos are just around the corner, but it'll likely be a few months before Perseverance really starts sinking its teeth into its science work.

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    We did it: Celebrating a Mars rover landing in the time of COVID-19
    After a year of seemingly endless obstacles and challenges imposed by the coronavirus pandemic, something good finally happened: NASA landed the Perseverance rover on Mars.

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    Widespread Texas power outages delay Boeing's second Starliner spacecraft test flight to April
    NASA's commercial crew program hit another delay in getting a second spacecraft ready to ferry astronauts to space.

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    Scientists revisit the 1st black hole they ever discovered and realize it's bigger than they thought
    New evidence suggests the first known black hole is bigger than previously thought, which may force scientists to reconsider their understanding of how giant stars give rise to black holes.

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    'For All Mankind' Season 2 blasts off with nods to NASA's space shuttle past
    On May 21, 1983, it had been more than a decade since astronauts had walked on the moon. In the alternate history of "For All Mankind," though, humans were still on the lunar surface.

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    Default Spotting UFOs: Do-it-yourself sky surveillance comes online

    If you are perplexed by reports of unidentified aerial phenomena and possible visitations of alien spacecraft, you can take action with do-it-yourself sky-monitoring gear.

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    Cleanup of Arecibo Observatory's collapsed radio telescope seen from space
    The sad work of dismantling the remains of the Arecibo Observatory is underway.

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    NASA's Perseverance rover deploys wind sensor on Mars
    NASA's Mars rover Perseverance continues getting up to speed on the Red Planet.

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    In photos: NASA's Mars Perseverance rover mission to the Red Planet
    NASA's Perseverance rover is slated to touch down in Mars' Jezero Crater on Feb. 18, 2021. See images of the Perseverance mission in this Space.com gallery.

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    Japanese billionaire seeks 8 crewmembers for moon-bound mission on SpaceX's Starship
    Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa is looking for eight crewmembers for a mission to the moon.

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    Perseverance rover: NASA's Mars car to seek signs of ancient life
    NASA's Perseverance rover isn't just exploring the Red Planet. The life-hunting robot will also help a little bit of Mars make it to Earth a decade or so from now, if all goes according to plan.

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    Watch this giant iceberg break off from Antarctica
    The iceberg broke off after a crack formed in November 2020.

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    Mars Society launches crowdfunding push for a VR Mars astronaut mission simulation
    Using virtual reality, you could explore the surface of Mars from the safety of planet Earth.

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    A SpaceX rocket will launch a Starlink satellite fleet tonight and you can watch it live. Here's how.
    SpaceX will launch its next batch of Starlink satellites on Tuesday (March 2) and you can watch it live online.

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    Pictures from space! Our image of the day
    The Hubble Space Telescope snapped this image of the spiral galaxy NGC 4826, which can be found 17 million light-years away from Earth.

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    Rocket Lab: Private Spaceflight for Tiny Satellites
    Providing space for the small.

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    A new rocket, Venus missions and more: Rocket Lab's Peter Beck is aiming big in space
    Space.com caught up with Rocket Lab founder and CEO Peter Beck to talk about the company's newly announced Neutron rocket, other plans going forward — and how his hat tasted.

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    Newfound Comet Leonard will blaze into view this year
    A new comet is on its way in toward the sun, with prospects that it may become bright enough to see with the unaided eye by year's end.

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    Full-size mock International Space Station closes with end of Fry's Electronics
    The International Space Station has gone out of business — in a Houston suburb.

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    On This Day in Space! March 2, 2004: Rosetta spacecraft launches to Comet 67P
    On March 2, 2004, the European Space Agency launched the Rosetta mission to study Comet 67P. See how it happened in our "On This Day In Space" series!

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    SpaceX is ready to launch more astronauts with Crew-2 next month
    SpaceX's second fully-crewed astronaut flight, Crew-2, is prepared for launch, mission team members said Monday (March 1) during a news briefing.

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    Rare red sprite and blue jet create otherworldly light show above Hawaii
    A camera at an observatory in Hawaii captured a red sprite and a blue jet in the same frame.

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    Brilliant yellow-green fireball lights up sky above England (video, photos)
    A fireball blazed across the skies of southern England Sunday night (Feb. 28), and it likely dropped singed hunks of cosmic rock on the countryside below.

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    Future interstellar comet? Gas-spewing object spotted in asteroid group near Jupiter
    Researchers spotted an object strangely outgassing far from the sun — like a comet — during a long road trip through our solar system that could conclude in interstellar space, NASA says.

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    Default You can watch a Soyuz rocket launch a US-Russian crew to the Internati

    A Russian Soyuz rocket will launch NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and two cosmonauts toward the space station early Friday (April 9) on a last-minute mission. Here's how you can watch it live.

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    Celestron Astro Fi 130 telescope: Full review
    Celestron's Astro Fi 130 combines good optics with the latest in telescope technology — but is it the right telescope for you?

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    A tiny, wobbling muon just shook particle physics to its core
    But this may not be the end of the story.

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    The Great North American Solar Eclipse of 2024 is just three years away
    Three years from today, on Monday, April 8, 2024, more than half a billion people across North America have the chance to see another Great American Solar Eclipse.

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    Pictures from space! Our image of the day
    While it might look like a painting or a still from a science fiction film, this is actually an image of dunes on the surface of Mars.

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    Mars helicopter Ingenuity unlocks its rotor blades to prepare for 1st flight on Red Planet
    The Mars helicopter Ingenuity has unlocked its two rotor blades as preparations continue for the vehicle's first flight, due to occur no earlier than Sunday (April 11).

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    Teach your kids about NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity with a free webcast today
    NASA engineers will teach kids about the Mars helicopter Ingenuity in a live webcast today. Here's how to watch.

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    On This Day in Space! April 8, 1964: 1st test flight of Gemini spacecraft
    On April 8, 1964, NASA launched the first uncrewed test flight of the new Gemini spacecraft. See how it happened in our "On This Day In Space" series!

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    Tiny Astroscale satellite will test space junk cleanup tech with magnets
    Astroscale just launched the first commercial space junk cleanup mission designed to locate and retrieve used satellites and other debris orbiting Earth.

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    Space-based solar power getting key test aboard US military's mysterious X-37B space plane
    The X-37B space plane is being used to flight-validate the best ways to gather the sun's energy for power beaming from Earth orbit.

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    Yuri's Night 2021: Celebrate human spaceflight's 60th anniversary with Bill Nye, astronauts, OK Go and more
    Celebrate human spaceflight with Bill Nye (the Science Guy), former NASA astronaut Leland Melvin, the band OK Go, Inspiration4 astronaut Sian Proctor and other special guests this Saturday (April 10).

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    'World of Tanks' honors the 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's historic spaceflight with 'To the Stars!' event
    Tank battles and space history will collide this month as the makers of "World of Tanks" honor the legacy of famed cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin.

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    Philip Chapman, first Australian-born NASA astronaut, dies at 86
    An Apollo-era NASA astronaut who was the first person born in Australia to train for a spaceflight, Philip Chapman died at age 86, having never made it into orbit.

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    These selfies of NASA's Mars helicopter with the Perseverance rover are just amazing
    Two gorgeous new photo mosaics show NASA's Perseverance Mars rover and Ingenuity helicopter as you've never seen them before.

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    Air Force's new hypersonic missile fails to launch during key test flight
    Some more work will be required to get the U.S. Air Force's new ARRW hypersonic missile up to speed.

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    Spooky 'spiders on Mars' finally explained after two decades
    Enormous "spiders" cover the Martian south pole, and scientists finally have experimental evidence to show how they're created.

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    Alien raindrops are similar to those on Earth
    The droplets falling through alien skies are broadly similar to the ones that splash down here on Earth, even if they're made of different stuff.

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    SpaceX launches another 60 Starlink satellites into orbit and sticks rocket landing
    SpaceX launched another 60 Starlink internet satellites into orbit and nailed the landing of a veteran Falcon 9 rocket on Wednesday (April 7).

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    NASA, SpaceX target Oct. 23 for Crew-3 astronaut launch
    NASA and SpaceX have announced that the pair's autumn mission to send four astronauts to the International Space Station will launch no earlier than Oct. 23.

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    Default NASA's Ingenuity helicopter aced an 'absolutely beautiful flight' on M

    NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity just made aviation history, and its robotic buddy caught the whole thing on video.

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger tells NASA to 'Get to the choppa!' for 1st Mars helicopter flight
    Arnold Schwarzenegger had some important words for NASA ahead of the historic first flight of the agency's Mars Helicopter Ingenuity.

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    Pictures from space! Our image of the day
    This image was captured by NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity, showing its own shadow as it flies over the Martian surface.

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    On This Day in Space! April 19, 1971: World's 1st space station launches into orbit
    On April 19, 1971, the Soviet Union launched the world's first space station, Salyut 1. See how it happened in our "On This Day In Space" series!

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    Behold! NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity snaps stunning photo from its 1st flight.
    NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity has made its historic first Red Planet flight — and the photos are unbelievable.

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