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03/22/2017 08:41 PM
Curiosity’s Battered Wheels Show First Breaks

A routine check by the Curiosity science team revealed that breaks have formed in the rover's left middle wheel since they last checked in January of 2017.

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03/22/2017 07:36 PM
SpaceX & NASA Studying 2020 Landing Sites For Dragon

SpaceX and NASA have identified 4 possible locations for the first Dragon journey to Mars in 2020.

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03/22/2017 03:25 PM
What’s the Difference Between a Rocket and Space Plane? Amazing Hand-Drawn Animations Explain It All

You gotta love Earth’s atmosphere. It basically makes life (as we know it) possible on our planet by providing warmth and air to breathe, as well as protecting us from nasty space things like radiation and smaller asteroids. But for studying space (i.e., astronomy) or coming back to Earth from space, the atmosphere is a […]

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03/22/2017 12:01 AM
Rosetta Images Show Comet’s Changing Surface Close Up

Recently-released images from the Rosetta space probe show how the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko changes over time

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03/21/2017 08:38 PM
Large Hadron Collider Discovers 5 New Gluelike Particles

Researchers from the Large Hadron Collider beauty experiment (LHCb) have announced the discovery of five new particles, which could shed light on what holds atoms together.

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03/21/2017 04:45 PM
Carnival of Space #501

This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Brad Rogers at The Evolving Planet blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #501. And if you’re interested in looking back, here’s an archive to all the past Carnivals of Space. If you’ve got a space-related blog, you should really join the carnival. Just email an […]

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03/21/2017 04:10 PM
Stephen Hawking Is Going To The Edge Of Space

Professor Stephen Hawking has been offered, and has accepted, a trip into sub-orbital space on Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic Spacecraft.

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03/21/2017 04:35 AM
Eye Opening Numbers On Space Debris

The latest numbers released by the ESA's Space Debris Office indicate that the cloud of orbital debris is getting worse.

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03/21/2017 03:38 AM
SpaceX Dragon Splashes Down in Pacific with Treasure Trove of Space Station Science

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL - SpaceX’s tenth contracted resupply mission to the International Space Station came to a safe conclusion with a splashdown of the Dragon spacecraft in the Pacific Ocean Sunday and successfully returned a treasure trove of more than two tons of precious science experiments and research samples from the space station.

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03/20/2017 09:07 PM
Ever Wondered What Final Approach To Mars Might Feel Like?

We’ve posted several ‘flyover’ videos of Mars that use data from spacecraft. But this video might be the most spectacular and realistic. Created by filmmaker Jan Fröjdman from Finland, “A Fictive Flight Above Real Mars” uses actual data from the venerable HiRISE camera on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, and takes you on a 3-D […]

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