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Mysterious particles spewing from Antarctica defy physics

8 hours 53 min ago
What's making these things fly out of the frozen continent?
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Netflix's futuristic sci-fi series 'Altered Carbon' returns with season two next month

11 hours 43 min ago
"Altered Carbon," the futuristic sci-fi series from Netflix, is set to return on Feb. 27 for an eight-episode second season.
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Firefly Aerospace rocket engine test ends in fire (video)

12 hours 9 min ago
Firefly Aerospace is opening up about a fire that broke out during a recent rocket engine test, releasing video of the event as it investigates the cause of the failure.
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'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' final season trailer, debut date revealed

12 hours 59 min ago
The animated series returns on Disney Plus next month.
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Spot Auriga the charioteer (and goat tender) in the winter sky

15 hours 6 min ago
Auriga is one of those star patterns whose exact origin is a hopeless mix of antique conceptions.
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On This Day in Space: Jan. 26, 1978: International Ultraviolet Explorer launched

15 hours 8 min ago
On January 26, 1978, the International Ultraviolet Explorer launched into orbit. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series!
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Swan Nebula 'star factory' reveals protostar treasure to NASA's flying telescope

15 hours 12 min ago
SOFIA, the airplane-mounted telescope, gathered data that is changing astronomers' understanding of a massive star factory.
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NASA animation shows global effects of Australia wildfires, hurricanes and more

15 hours 22 min ago
A new animation from NASA shows the impact of those fires and other extreme disasters around the world from the past year.
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Astronauts complete 4-spacewalk marathon to fix space station's $2 billion antimatter detector

Sat, 01/25/2020 - 3:28pm
It took four years of planning, 20 new tools shipped by spacecraft and an unprecedented four-part repair job, but a $2 billion experiment on the International Space Station is all patched up after a spacewalk by astronauts Saturday (Jan. 25).
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Rocket Lab's 1st launch of 2020 is for the National Reconnaissance Office, the US spysat agency

Sat, 01/25/2020 - 11:17am
The private small-satellite launch company Rocket Lab will fly its first mission for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) next week, kicking off a busy 2020 that also includes plans for a new launchpad and larger headquarters.
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Trump unveils new Space Force logo (yes, it looks like something from 'Star Trek')

Sat, 01/25/2020 - 9:11am
President Donald Trump on Friday (Jan. 24) officially unveiled the logo for the U.S. Space Force and the reaction has been strong. It might just be because the logo, which draws on its Air Force legacy, bears a striking similarity to a "Star Trek" insignia.
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Google doodle celebrates lunar new year as astronaut photographs Beijing from space

Sat, 01/25/2020 - 7:55am
The Year of the Rat has officially begun and Google is celebrating the start of the Lunar New Year with an adorable doodle of a cartoon rat.
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Doomsday Clock is now 100 seconds from midnight

Sat, 01/25/2020 - 7:43am
A hypothetical timepiece called the Doomsday Clock measures our nearness to Armageddon — by nuclear weapons, climate change and other global threats.
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To find intelligent alien life, humans may need to start thinking like an extraterrestrial

Sat, 01/25/2020 - 7:06am
Anthropologist reveals a potentially big flaw in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI).
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Patrick Stewart invites Whoopi Goldberg to reprise her TNG Guinan role 'Star Trek: Picard'!

Sat, 01/25/2020 - 7:03am
Actress Whoopi Goldberg accepted an invitation to reprise her "Star Trek" role as Guinan — while on camera, in front of a live studio audience.
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You can watch two astronauts take a spacewalk to fix a $2 billion space experiment today. Here's how.

Sat, 01/25/2020 - 6:50am
NASA plans to send a pair of astronauts on a spacewalk, one more time, to finish fixing a complicated science experiment today (Jan. 25). Here's how to watch it live.
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Space photos: The most amazing images this week!

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 11:41pm
Here are our picks for the most amazing space photos of the week.
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Watch live! Spacewalking astronaut tackle tricky repair to space station experiment

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 5:42pm
Two astronauts are taking a spacewalk on Saturday (Jan. 25) to wrap up ongoing repairs to the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, a particle detector outside the International Space Station. Watch it live!
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The top space stories of the week!

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 5:11pm
These are the top space stories this week from
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Félicette has landed! Memorial for first cat in space unveiled in France.

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 4:49pm
A new memorial for Félicette, the first and only cat to go to space, has arrived at its permanent home at the International Space University in Strasbourg, France.
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