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Space Photos: The Most Amazing Images This Week!

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 4:55pm
Here are our picks for the most amazing space photos of the week.
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Top Space Stories of the Week!

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 4:45pm
These are the top space stories this week from
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'The Mandalorian' Episode 6 Is the Most Original and Entertaining Yet

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 4:43pm
The sixth episode of the "Star Wars" live action series, "The Mandalorian" is an inventive, exciting installment, arguably the best yet.
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Sunlight Shines on Mars Moon in Detailed New Photos from Orbiter

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 2:52pm
A brief spacecraft encounter with the Martian moon Phobos shows off the tiny world's surface in detail.
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Our Large, Adult Galaxy Is As Massive As 890 Billion Suns

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 2:49pm
We live in a very big house, but we can't see most of it.
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'The Expanse' Is Back! Season 4 Launches Today on Amazon Prime

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 2:05pm
The long and winding road (through space) continues for the crew of the Rocinante.
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Pictures from Space! Our Image of the Day

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 10:52am
Green algae blooms swirl across the Baltic Sea in this image from the European Space Agency's Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite.
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'The Expanse': Here's a Recap of Seasons 1-3 Ahead of Season 4 on Amazon Prime

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 9:16am
Make a fresh cup of coffee, maybe even a slice of lasagna, sit back, relax and recap.
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Watch Live Today! Hubble Experts Talk Interstellar Comet Borisov

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 7:20am
Hubble scientists will discuss the interstellar comet Borisov in a series of interviews that will stream live on NASA TV from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST (1100-1700 GMT). Watch it live here!
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On This Day in Space! Dec. 13, 2012: Chinese Spacecraft Flies by Asteroid Toutatis

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 7:19am
On Dec. 13, 2012, a Chinese spacecraft flew by the asteroid Toutatis. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series!
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NASA Spacecraft Spies Huge New Storm on Jupiter After Death-Dodging Maneuver

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 7:14am
NASA's Juno probe discovered a giant new storm swirling near Jupiter's south pole last month, a few weeks after pulling off a dramatic death-dodging maneuver.
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Curious Kids: Why is the Moon Called the Moon?

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 7:00am
Other planets' moons have great names, ours is just what it is.
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Boeing Shows Off 1st Starliner Destined to Carry Crew to Space

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 7:00am
Boeing's first Starliner capsule is on the launchpad waiting to fly, and got a first look at its successor, which will carry astronauts for the first time.
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Europe Challenges Amateurs to be the First to Catch a Signal From Brand New Satellite

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 7:00am
You could be the first to catch a signal from the European Space Agency's (ESA) brand new experimental satellite.
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It's No Lark: NASA Asteroid Mission Picks 'Nightingale' As Sampling Site

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 6:11pm
We now know where NASA's first asteroid sample-return mission aims to snag its otherworldly stuff.
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Boeing's Starliner Astronaut Taxi Is 'Go' for Launch on Dec. 20

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 5:52pm
Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spacecraft is ready to deliver holiday presents on its inaugural trip to the International Space Station.
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How to See the 2019 Geminid Meteor Shower Peak Tonight, Despite Bright Moon

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 5:51pm
So far, 2019 has been a disaster if you are an enthusiastic watcher of "shooting stars."
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Rocket Lab Opens US Launch Site for Small Satellite Missions

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 3:52pm
Rocket Lab officially opened its new U.S. launch site for business today (Dec. 12) and the U.S. Air Force will be the company's first customer to fly from the complex.
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Life on Mars? Europe Commits to Groundbreaking Mission to Bring Back Rocks to Earth

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 3:00pm
It will be one of the most daunting, complicated and, potentially, scientifically rewarding missions ever undertaken to the red planet.
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1st Global Map of Martian Winds Reveals 'Ripple Effects' from Extreme Terrain

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 2:01pm
A new global map of winds on Mars shows "ripple effects" from the extreme terrain below.
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