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Super-Sensitive Telescope Gets Global Governing Body

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 8:00am
CERN-like organization will oversee the construction and operation of the powerful Square Kilometer Array

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Busting Earth-Bound Asteroids Bigger Job Than We Thought

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 5:30pm
A new model suggests smashing killer space rocks with insufficient force could let gravity pull the pieces back together. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

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Starstruck--60 Years of NASA's Dazzling Archives

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 8:00am
Get lost in space with this thrilling collection of images from the revered agency

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Living Near a Supermassive Black Hole

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 7:00am
It would pose some dangers, of course—but it could also be fun!

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SpaceX Crew Dragon Splashes Down after Historic Test Flight

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 3:15pm
Splashdown occurred at 8:45 am Eastern time about 230 miles off the Florida coast

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New "FarFarOut" World Is the Most Distant Solar System Object Known

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 7:45am
Pinning down the object’s orbit could reveal it to be a crucial clue in the search for undiscovered planets—or just another frozen space rock

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"Mole" on InSight Mars Lander Begins Burrowing, but the Going Is Rough

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 10:00am
Small stones have impeded progress on landmark efforts to study the Red Planet’s subsurface activity

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Tilted Exoplanets May Explain Decade-Old Astronomical Mystery

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 12:00pm
A tug-of-war between the forces behind a planet’s orbit and its spin can throw entire worlds off-kilter

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Are We Really the Smartest Kid on the Cosmic Block?

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 8:00am
It’s unlikely, and if we keep thinking otherwise, we might be missing some important clues about the existence of extraterrestrial life

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Science News Briefs from around the Globe

Sun, 03/03/2019 - 11:45pm
A few brief reports about international science and technology from Greenland to Palau, including one on the discovery of a trove of mummified cats in Egypt.

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Neutron Stars: Nature's Weirdest Form of Matter

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 10:00am
The insides of neutron stars—the densest form of matter in the universe—have long been a mystery, but it is one that scientists are starting to crack

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SpaceX's Crew Dragon Signals Sea Change in U.S. Spaceflight

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 2:00pm
An uncrewed test flight to the International Space Station will be a crucial milestone for the company’s grand vision of private spaceflight

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Who Has "the Right Stuff" for Mars?

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 3:45pm
Humans traveling to Mars will be required to operate with a degree of autonomy human astronauts have never had, due to communication delays. Christopher Intagliata reports.

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In Magnificent Desolation

Sun, 02/24/2019 - 1:00pm
The Chang'e 4 lander and rover seen on the lunar surface from orbit 

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Goodnight, Opportunity: So Long, and Thanks for All the Geology!

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 1:00pm
RIP Oppy (January 25, 2004–June 10, 2018)

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Could a Space Helicopter Find Life on Saturn's Moon Titan?

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 8:00am
Hard to say, but it’s not as crazy as it might sound

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In Search of Life's Origins, Japan's Hayabusa 2 Spacecraft Lands on an Asteroid

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 7:45am
The mission to Asteroid Ryugu could return samples of the space rock to Earth in 2020

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First Private Moon Lander Heralds New Lunar Space Race

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 8:30am
An Israeli firm is sending a privately built craft to the moon—and leading a fresh era of exploration

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Zombie Stars Shine On after Mystery Detonations

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 7:45am
A newly discovered class of odd stars appears to have persevered through supernova explosions—providing a rare glimpse into these astrophysical catastrophes

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