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Dragons-Eye View
As the Crew-2 mission departed the International Space Station aboard SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour, the crew snapped this image of
Fox News Contributor Steven Milloy Promotes Junk Climate Science On Twitter
Frequent contributor to Fox News Steven Milloy retweeted a Politico story about climate change to suggest that CO2 won’t kil
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Eight Planets Found Orbiting Distant Star, Says NASA
For the first time in history, NASA has discovered a total of eight planets orbiting a distant star that is much like our Sun, the
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New NASA study shows Moon once had an atmosphere
A new study shows that an atmosphere was produced around the ancient Moon, 3 to 4 billion years ago, when intense volcanic eruptio
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Cassini’s Last Moments In Space Before Landfall
For NASA’s Saturn explorer, the end will come all too quickly. Cassini, NASA’s explorer of Saturn, remaining life is now measu
It rains solid diamonds on Neptune and Uranus
Scientists forecast rain storms of solid diamonds on two of the solar system’s most interesting planets The obvious question
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Fly me to the Moon? Why the world should be wary of Elon Musk’s space race
Alan Marshall, Mahidol University Want to fly to the moon? Well, now you won’t have to bother with all those years of rigorous a
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It’s our Solar System in miniature, but could TRAPPIST-1 host another Earth?
Elizabeth Tasker, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Scientists have discovered seven Earth-sized planets, so tightly packe
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Tiny satellites poised to make big contributions to essential science
Tiny satellites, some smaller than a shoe box, are currently orbiting around 200 miles above Earth, collecting data about our plan
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Hubble Rocks with a Heavy-Metal Home
This 10.5-billion-year-old globular cluster, NGC 6496, is home to heavy-metal stars of a celestial kind! The stars comprising this
Anticrepuscular Rays over Colorado
What’s happening over the horizon? Although the scene may appear somehow supernatural, nothing more unusual is occurring tha
Up and Over
Cassini orbited in Saturn’s ring plane — around the planet’s equator — for most of 2015. This enabled a se