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Mystery Solved: Comet ‘Oumuamua’s Odd Trajectory Explained
After years of speculation, a team of scientists has finally determined what caused the peculiar orbit of the interstellar object
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SpaceX Rocket, Falcon 9, Will Crash Into Moon After 7 Years Launch in Early March
It’s not clear where a SpaceX rocket will crash into the moon, but observers think it will likely hit the lunar equator in a
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Space Station Escaped The Threat of Debris From An Old Rocket
Can you imagine all of that floating space junk someday becoming a threat decades after it ends up in space? Just earlier today (D
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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Watching the planet breathe: Studying Earth’s carbon cycle from space
Berrien Moore III, University of Oklahoma and Sean Crowell, University of Oklahoma Carbon is a building block of life on our plane
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Ethiopia’s inhospitable Danakil Depression gives us clues about life on Mars
Barbara Cavalazzi, University of Bologna The Danakil Depression, including the Dallol volcanic area is one of the most remote, inh
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Planet or dwarf planet: all worlds are worth investigating
Tanya Hill, Museum Victoria Pluto’s status as a “dwarf planet” is once again stirring debate. This comes as some planetary s
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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