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One Small Step Back In Time: Relive the Wonder of Apollo 11

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 1:30pm
Half a century after the moon shot, we remember how we achieved the impossible—and why we need to do it again

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A Saturn V LEGO Set, a Moon Images Exhibit and New Science Books

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 9:00am
Special Apollo 11–themed recommendations from the editors of Scientific American

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The New Scramble for the Moon  

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 8:00am
A new race could be heating up to claim valuable moon terrain amid uncertain laws

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50 Years of Moon Missions: Graphic

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 7:00am
All 122 attempts, visualized

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Mars Rover Detects "Excitingly Huge" Methane Spike

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 12:15pm
NASA’s Curiosity rover reports the highest-ever reading of the gas at the planet’s surface

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European Comet Interceptor Could Visit an Interstellar Object

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 6:45am
Launching in 2028, the European Space Agency’s newly announced mission will wait in space for an exciting target

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China Reveals Scientific Experiments for Next Space Station

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 8:00am
Projects will probe topics including DNA mutation, fire behaviour and the birth of stars

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Science Symphony: Music of the Mind, Virus-Proof Cells and Apollo's 50th

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 9:00am


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One Small Step Back in Time

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 9:00am
Half a century after Apollo 11, we remember how we achieved the impossible and why we need to do it again

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Mapping the Mission

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 9:00am
Modern satellite imagery and 3-D modeling give us a new view of how Apollo 11 played out

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New Space Telescope Will Map the Universe in High-Energy X-rays

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 8:00am
A German-Russian mission called SRG will detect millions of supermassive black holes, many new to science, and hundreds of thousands of stars

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Planet Plates, Metal Moon and Comet Cocktails

Sat, 06/15/2019 - 3:00pm
A roundup of some recent astrobiology-related science news

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A Head Full of Fluid and Burning Eyes: NASA Astronaut Talks about His Year Living in Space

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 6:45am
Scientific American spoke with Scott Kelly about the hardships of life in zero gravity and what it was like coming back to Earth 

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Water on Europa--with a Pinch of Salt

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 2:00pm
Much like Earth’s seas, the subsurface ocean of this icy moon of Jupiter contains sodium chloride, the main ingredient of table salt

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Venus, Earth's Evil Twin, Beckons Space Agencies

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 12:15pm
Once a water-rich Eden, the hellish planet could reveal how to find habitable worlds around distant stars

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Interview: The Once and Future Moon

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 6:45am
Oliver Morton discusses his new book about how art, science and politics have shaped past, present and planned voyages to Earth’s nearest celestial neighbor

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Deep-Space Shielding

Sat, 06/08/2019 - 4:00pm
Lithium hydride could protect humans from radiation on the way to Mars and be useful when they get there

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Cool Gas Circles the Milky Way's Supermassive Black Hole

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 1:00pm
A new study reveals surprising new details about our galaxy’s shadowy core

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The Not So Dead Sea: Traces of Ancient Bacteria Found in the Lake's Sediments

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 6:45am
A new finding points to possible life in other extreme environments, including on ancient Mars

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Ending in 2020, NASA's Infrared Spitzer Mission Leaves a Gap in Astronomy

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 6:45am
Delays to the James Webb Space Telescope will result in at least a yearlong hiatus in space-based infrared observations

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