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{FD} The weird dark streaks on Mars may not be flowing water after all

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Bad news for microbes that want to make a home on Mars: A new study argues that dark streaks on the Martian surface are not caused by underground supplies of liquid water. Continue reading

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{FD} Wow! 1st interstellar asteroid is a spinning space cigar

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When astronomers using the Pan-STARRS1 telescope in Hawaii spotted a mysterious object dashing through our solar system on Oct. 19, they immediately knew it was something special. Continue reading

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{FD} Runaway Chinese space station is going to be monitored by an international campaign

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Skywatchers are on the lookout for China’s Tiangong-1 space lab — and the seeing is good. Continue reading

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{FD} Apollo astronaut watch, stolen in Ecuador, recovered 30 years later

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A NASA astronaut’s wristwatch worn aboard the first Apollo mission in 1968 has been returned to the Smithsonian, nearly three decades after it was stolen from a museum in Ecuador. Continue reading

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{FD} Earthbound antimatter mystery deepens after scientists rule out pulsar source

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More antimatter particles stream toward Earth than scientists can explain — and new research from a mountaintop observatory in central Mexico deepens the mystery by crossing off one possible source. Continue reading

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{FD} SpaceX is launching its secret payload today: Here’s what we know

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SpaceX plans to launch a secret payload known as Zuma on Thursday evening (Nov. 16), from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) on Florida’s Space Coast. Continue reading

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{FD} Mysterious interstellar visitor gets named

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We now know what to call the mysterious object from interstellar space that zoomed past Earth last month. Continue reading

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{FD} Dwarf planet Ceres may have had a global ocean in ancient past

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Nestled in the asteroid belt, the dwarf planet Ceres contains water-rich materials that suggest it once boasted a global ocean in its distant past. Continue reading

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{FD} Dinosaur-killing space rock created dramatic temperature drop

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Dinosaurs such as Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops became extinct about 66 million years ago, after an asteroid strike resulted in plunging temperatures. Continue reading

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{FD} How vintage rocket tech could be NASA’s ticket to Mars and beyond

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Dangerous radiation. Overstuffed pantries. Cabin fever. NASA could sidestep many of the impediments to a Mars mission if they could just get there faster. But sluggish chemical rockets aren’t cutting it — and to find what comes next, one group of engin… Continue reading

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{FD} First cat in space to receive a proper memorial

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When it comes to animals that heroically blasted off into space during the space race, names like Laika the dog or Ham the chimpanzee are probably the first that come to mind. Continue reading

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{FD} Oldest spiral galaxy ever seen may reveal secrets about the Milky Way

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Astronomers have uncovered an ancient cosmic artifact 11 billion light-years from Earth: the oldest spiral galaxy ever seen. Continue reading

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{FD} Stephen Hawking warns: Humanity may have less than 600 years to leave Earth

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If humanity doesn’t become a truly spacefaring species in the next five centuries or so, we may well go extinct, Stephen Hawking said, according to media reports. Continue reading

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{FD} Oceans on Jupiter? Gas giants might start out as ‘steam worlds’

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Jupiter may not always have been a big ball of hydrogen and helium. Continue reading

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{FD} Saturn moon Enceladus’ churning insides may keep its ocean warm

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The mystery of why the ocean beneath the icy shell of Saturn’s moon Enceladus did not freeze over long ago may now be solved — heat from the scraping of rock churning within the fragmented core of Enceladus could keep its underground ocean warm for up … Continue reading

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{FD} Study identifies likely location of merging black hole giants

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Scientists on the hunt for colliding black holes should turn their eyes to the quiet, outer regions of galaxies like the Milky Way, a new study suggests. Continue reading

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{FD} NASA’s Next Mars rover will have nearly two dozen cameras

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NASA’s next Mars rover will be the sharpest-eyed craft ever to touch down on the Red Planet. Continue reading

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{FD} Bizarre Saturn hexagon, vortex star in Cassini photo

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NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has given us another great look at the odd hexagon and vortex that swirl around Saturn’s north pole. Continue reading

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{FD} Sunscreen ‘snow’ falls on scorching-hot alien planet

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The weirdness of exoplanets continues to amaze. Continue reading

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{FD} Moon photobombs the Sun in amazing view from NASA spacecraft

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While keeping an eye on the sun’s weather, a NASA spacecraft caught an awesome view of the moon passing across the face of the sun last week. Continue reading

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{FD} Sun-like star may have devoured 15 alien planets

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A distant sun-like star may have devoured a dozen or more of its own Earth-size planets, new research shows. Continue reading

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{FD} Bizarre blue ‘flashes and glows’ may reveal thunderstorm secrets

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Bright, blue flashes stretch from the tops of powerful thunderstorms toward the edge of space, providing a fascinating celestial show for astronauts on the International Space Station, and now, scientists are learning more about these showstopping disp… Continue reading

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{FD} Demand for Stephen Hawking’s doctoral thesis crashes website

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A lot of people want to read something they’ll barely understand. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Women of NASA’ Lego set to launch for sale Nov. 1

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Four trailblazing figures from NASA’s history are set to launch as new Lego minifigures on Nov. 1. Continue reading

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{FD} Astronaut shows what fidget spinners do in orbit

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How awesome is a fidget spinner in space, where your body can do all the spinning you want? Continue reading

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{FD} Stunning photo of Jupiter and two of its biggest moons

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Two of Jupiter’s largest and most intriguing moons hover near the giant planet in a striking photo snapped by NASA’s Juno spacecraft . Continue reading

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{FD} Planet Nine could be our solar system’s missing ‘Super Earth’

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Planet Nine is out there, and astronomers are determined to find it, according to a new statement from NASA. Continue reading

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{FD} Volcanic eruptions gave the ancient moon a temporary atmosphere

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Earth’s moon doesn’t have much of an atmosphere today. Continue reading

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{FD} Bird photobombs the Space Station and Sun in awesome photo

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Talk about timing! Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Alien megastructure’ ruled out for some of star’s weird dimming

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There’s a prosaic explanation for at least some of the weirdness of “Tabby’s star,” it would appear. Continue reading

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{FD} The US will return to the Moon, Vice President Pence says

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The Trump administration is committed to sending astronauts to the moon as part of a broader push to prioritize human spaceflight and firm up U.S. dominance in the final frontier, Vice President Mike Pence said. Continue reading

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{FD} Harvest Moon 2017 shines tonight amid planetary show

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October’s full Harvest Moon will shine all night tonight (Oct. Continue reading

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{FD} Creeping giants: Martian volcanoes grew incredibly slowly

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Volcanoes on Mars are more than 1,000 times as old as their counterparts on Earth, new research suggests. Continue reading

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{FD} Giant deposit on Mars may not be icy after all

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Giant deposits of ice may not lie hidden under the surface of Mars, between its equator and poles, as recently suggested, a new study finds. Continue reading

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{FD} Nobel Prize for Physics: Einstein would be ‘flabbergasted’ by gravitational wave win

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Albert Einstein would be pleased — but flabbergasted — to hear the details of humanity’s first direct detection of gravitational waves, according to one of three scientists who just won the Nobel Prize for the discovery. Continue reading

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{FD} Sputnik moments: Trio of spaceflight events shook US in 1957

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There may actually have been three Sputnik moments. Continue reading

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{FD} No life needed: Organic compound forms at comet and baby star system

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Organic molecules once thought to be produced only by life-forms have been found in two separate regions of space: a nearby comet and the debris around a pair of forming stars. Continue reading

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{FD} Puerto Rico’s dramatic power loss shown in satellite photos

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A NASA/NOAA satellite captured nighttime images of Puerto Rico last week, revealing regions on the territory that are without power, due to Hurricane Maria. Continue reading

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{FD} Ancient Mars may have thawed through methane bursts

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Ancient Mars may have been warmed by bursts of methane trapped under its surface, a new study finds — which could help explain past episodes of warmer, wetter climate on the otherwise freezing Red Planet. Continue reading

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{FD} Water ice mystery found at Martian equator

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A new examination of old data suggests that there might be ice hiding in the Martian equator, even though scientists previously thought that the substance couldn’t exist there. Continue reading

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{FD} NASA asteroid probe snaps farewell photo of Earth and Moon

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft now has some nice photos of home to look at during its long flight to a distant asteroid. Continue reading

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{FD} How monster black holes grew from the Big Bang’s leftovers

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New computer simulations reveal how supersonic gas streams left over from the Big Bang could fuel some of the largest and oldest black holes in the universe. Continue reading

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{FD} Lockheed Martin unveils sleek, reusable lander for crewed Mars missions

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A commercial effort to get humans into orbit around Mars in the late 2020s now includes a sleek vehicle to send astronauts down to the surface of the Red Planet. Continue reading

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{FD} Elon Musk wants Giant SpaceX spaceship to fly people to Mars by 2024

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SpaceX aims to launch its first cargo mission to Mars in 2022 and send people toward the Red Planet just two years after that. Continue reading

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{FD} Pluto’s ‘skyscrapers’: What’s responsible for dwarf planet’s giant ice blades?

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Pluto’s surface hosts blades of ice that soar to the height of skyscrapers — and researchers have narrowed down exactly how the dramatic features form. Continue reading

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{FD} How NASA satellites are helping to halt malaria outbreaks

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NASA’s Earth-observing satellites can track the forces that create malaria outbreaks, and their data will soon help local communities make big strides toward warding off the deadly disease. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Cosmic welcome mats’ aim to bring aliens in

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Maybe E.T. has just been waiting for an invitation. Continue reading

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{FD} Mars may have a porous crust, gravity map suggests

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NASA scientists are one step closer to understanding the evolution of Mars. Continue reading

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{FD} Hurricane Maria Slams Puerto Rico’s Arecibo Observatory

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Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico Wednesday (Sept. Continue reading

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{FD} Jaw-dropping pictures of Jupiter from Juno space probe

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New photos by NASA’s Juno spacecraft capture the solar system’s largest planet in all its complex glory. Continue reading

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