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04/26/2017 11:07 PM
Europe & China Discuss Moonbase Partnership

The ESA and Chinese National Space Agency have announced their plans to create a "Moon Village" on the lunar surface by the 2020s.

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04/26/2017 08:30 PM
Is Another Universe Sitting Too Close To Us On The Multiverse Bus?

A new survey of the CMB's Cold Spot has ruled out the possibility that this anomaly is caused by a supervoid, which opens things up to more exotic explanations.

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04/26/2017 03:30 PM
The Next Pluto Mission: An Orbiter and Lander?

For decades, we could only imagine what the view of Pluto’s surface might be. Now, we have the real thing. The images and data from the New Horizons’ mission flyby of Pluto in July 2015 showed us an unexpectedly stunning and geologically active world. Scientists have used words like ‘magical,’ ‘breathtaking’ and ‘scientific wonderland’ to […]

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04/26/2017 05:26 AM
SpaceX to Launch 1st NRO SpySat Sunday after Static Fire Success

MERRITT ISLAND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, FL - Elon Musk’s SpaceX is primed for another significant space first; the firms first launch of a spy satellite for the US governments super secret spy agency; the National Reconnaissance Office, or NRO - following today’s successful static hotfire test of the Falcon 9 launchers first stage booster.

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04/26/2017 01:16 AM
Designing The Hanging Gardens Of Mars

Scientists are working on a system of growing food for astronauts while away from Earth for extended periods of time.

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04/26/2017 12:51 AM
Did A Comet Impact Push Humans Into Technological Overdrive?

According to a study by a team of researchers from the University of Edinburgh, the oldest temple site in the world may actually be an astronomical record of a comet hitting Earth.

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04/25/2017 07:52 PM
Meet Steve, A Most Peculiar Aurora

A Canadian photographer captures a hot river of glowing gas so peculiar that no one knew at first what it was, so they called it Steve.

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04/25/2017 07:32 PM
Adieu Titan: So Long & Thanks For All The Hydrocarbons

On Friday, April 21st, the Cassini spacecraft conducted its last flyby of Titan, a maneuver which touched off the final phase of its mission around Saturn.

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04/25/2017 07:20 PM
Another Strange Discovery From LHC That Nobody Understands

"Enhanced strangeness production" surprises experimenters at LHC's ALICE experiment.

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04/25/2017 06:16 PM
Carnival of Space #506

This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Allen Versfeld at his Urban Astronomer blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #506. And if you’re interested in looking back, here’s an archive to the past Carnivals of Space. If you’ve got a space-related blog, you should really join the carnival. Just email an entry […]

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