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In Nat Geo's 'Genius,' Visualize Einstein's Theory of Relativity

3 hours 20 min ago
After struggling for years to be recognized for his controversial scientific ideas, Albert Einstein finally reaches science celebrity status in Chapter 5 of "Genius," which airs tonight on the National Geographic Channel.
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Watch Live @ 12:30pm ET: NASA 2018 Budget Presentation

3 hours 50 min ago
Acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot will hold a televised briefing with NASA employees today (May 23) at 12:30 p.m. EDT (1630 GMT) to discuss the Trump Administration's 2018 budget request for the space agency.
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Astronauts Restore Space Station to Full Health in Quick Repair Spacewalk

4 hours 36 min ago
NASA astronauts sped through an urgent spacewalk this morning (May 23) to replace a malfunctioning computer relay box outside the International Space Station.
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Image of the Day

4 hours 50 min ago
NASA's Juno spacecraft captured this view of a storm on Jupiter known as the Little Red Spot.
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Astronaut Leland Melvin Celebrated for Work Championing Women

6 hours 20 min ago
Leland Melvin, the NFL football player turned NASA astronaut, now spends his days inspiring women and minorities to pursue careers in STEAM fields.
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Storytelling Platform 'Makers Men' Profiles Astronaut Leland Melvin | Video

6 hours 20 min ago
Makers Men “highlights a select group of men who have taken concrete actions to help make the world a more equal place for women,” according to the shows producers. The NASA astronaut fits the bill.
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Orbit of Earth-Size Exoplanet TRAPPIST-1h in Alien Solar System Nailed Down

7 hours 45 min ago
Astronomers have nailed down the path of the outermost planet in the TRAPPIST-1 system, finding that this world takes 19 Earth days to complete one lap around its small, faint host star.
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Watch Astronauts Do a Quick But Vital Spacewalk Repair Today

7 hours 50 min ago
Two NASA astronauts will venture outside the International Space Station today (May 23) on an unplanned spacewalk to replace a vital computer data relay box.
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Hot-Donut Earth? Planet May Once Have Taken on Odd 'Synestia' Form

7 hours 50 min ago
Earth probably became a "synestia" for a brief period about 4.5 billion years ago. That's the term for a newly proposed cosmic object: a huge, hot, donut-shaped mass of vaporized rock that results from the collision of two planet-size bodies.
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Supernova Face-Off May Solve 40-Year-Old Antimatter Mystery

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 11:45am
The majority of antimatter that pervades the Milky Way may come from clashing remnants of dead stars, a new study finds.
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Space Shuttle Crewmates Foale and Ochoa Enter Astronaut Hall of Fame

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 11:11am
Nearly 25 years after they lifted off together, Michael Foale and Ellen Ochoa entered the Astronaut Hall of Fame as inductees. Ochoa and Foale made up the 16th class of shuttle astronauts to be inducted, bringing the total to 95.
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Space Calendar 2017: Launches, Sky Events & More

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 10:15am
Here's a guide to the major astronomical events of the next year, as well as space launches and milestones for spacecrafts already in travel.
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Unplanned Spacewalk Given Green Light to Replace Failed Device | Video

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 9:59am
NASA Astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fisher will replace the multiplexer/demultiplexer, or MDM on May 23, 2017.
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Bricks 3D Printed Using Simulated Moondust | Video

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 8:59am
A European Space Agency (ESA) project used focused solar heat to bake the simulated moondust, made from terrestrial volcanic material, at a temperature 1000°C to create the bricks.
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Sotheby's to Auction Apollo 11 Moon Rock Bag Used for First Lunar Sample

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 7:18am
An Apollo 11 lunar sample bag that was the focus of a legal dispute is set for what could become a record sale. Sotheby's will auction the pouch at its July 20 space exploration sale.
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Getting 2020 Mars Rover Mic'd Up: Q&A with Musician Jason Achilles Mezilis

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 7:01am
Musician Jason Achilles Mezilis was recently contracted by NASA to perform a microphone-evaluation study for the 2020 Mars rover. Space.com talked to Mezilis about that process.
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Slow Down! Researchers Spot Possible Speeding 'Renegade' Supermassive Black Hole

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 7:00am
Astronomers have spied the possible aftermath of a colossal black hole collision that happened in the center of a galaxy far, far away.
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Nuclear Explosions and Submarine Comms Distort Space Weather Near Earth

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 7:00am
Space weather typically refers to charged particles ejected by the sun that can interact with the Earth's atmosphere and magnetic field. However, a new study shows that humans also can change the near-Earth space environment.
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Cruz to Hold Hearing on Updating the Outer Space Treaty

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 4:35am
The chairman of the Senate's space subcommittee said May 16 that his committee will hold a hearing next week to hear testimony on possible updates to a 50-year-old treaty that is the cornerstone of international space law.
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2018 Budget Proposal to Spread Cuts Across NASA Programs

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 4:15am
More than $560 million in budget cuts will be spread across many NASA programs, from science to human spaceflight, when the White House releases its complete fiscal year 2018 budget proposal next week.
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