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Space Calendar 2017: Launches, Sky Events & More

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 11:00am
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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President Trump Hails NASA in Weekly Address | Video

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 10:58am
President Donald Trump lauds NASA’s space exploration legacy in spirit in his weekly address here on March 25, 2017.
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7-Year-Old Science Whiz Visits NASA Space Flight Center

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 10:19am
While most second-graders are busy learning vocabulary and arithmetic and playing soccer and video games, 7-year-old Romanieo Golphin Jr. has been bumping up his proverbial résumé.
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Dial-Up Space Communications System Gets 'High-Speed' Upgrade

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 10:18am
NASA is making strides toward launching its laser-based space communications systems, which officials say could become the "high-speed internet of the sky."
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Image of the Day

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 10:00am
These two interacting galaxies seem to have lost their identity when they met one another. Gravitational forces between them have distorted their figures so much that astronomers aren't sure how to classify them.
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Future of Asteroid Intercept Mission Depends on Congress

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 7:22am
Plans to continue a NASA mission to intercept a small asteroid will depend on a decision due by the end of April on NASA's 2017 budget, an agency official said March 20.
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French Astronaut Thomas Pesquet's Amazing Photos from Space (Gallery)

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 7:01am
French astronaut Thomas Pesquet is capturing spectacular photos of Earth and space from the International Space Station. Check out his truly amazing photography here.
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Moon Temple: Art Project Probes Spiritual, Cultural Needs of Lunar Colony

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 7:00am
European Space Agency artist-in-residence Jorge Mañes Rubio has drawn up plans for a "moon temple" that would help meet the social, spiritual and psychological needs of lunar settlers.
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Visit the Moon Temple: Artist Jorge Mañes Rubio's Lunar Vision in Images

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 7:00am
European Space Agency (ESA) artist-in-residence Jorge Mañes Rubio has drawn up plans for a "moon temple" that would help meet the social, spiritual and psychological needs of lunar settlers.
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After Dino-Killing Asteroid Impact, Life Re-Emerged Quickly

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 6:53am
Life re-emerged at the site of the dino-killing asteroid's impact at roughly the same time it began to thrive around the globe, despite suffering from worse conditions.
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'Best Man' in Space! Astronaut Brings Friends' Wedding Rings to Space Station

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 6:41am
French astronaut Thomas Pesquet brought some very special cargo along for his six-month mission to the International Space Station: a shiny, silver pair of wedding rings.
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NASA's James Webb Space Telescope: Hubble's Cosmic Successor

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 6:24am
Everything you need to know about NASA's Big Bang-probing space telescope.
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Sunlit Dunes Snake Across Mars in Gorgeous New NASA Photo

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 6:22am
Giant "snakes" of sand slither across the Martian surface in a spectacular new photo by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO).
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NASA Launches Massive Digital Library for Space Video, Photos & Audio

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 3:51am
NASA has launched a new online library that assembles all of the space agency's amazing photos, videos and audio files into a single searchable library. Here's how it works.
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Europe's ExoMars Rover Will Land in 1 of These 2 Spots on Mars in 2021

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 3:25am
Mission managers have narrowed the landing-site candidates for the ExoMars 2020 rover down to two finalists, European Space Agency (ESA) officials announced today (March 28).
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Record-Breaker! Heftiest and Purest 'Failed Star' Identified

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 3:00am
An ancient brown dwarf about 750 light-years from Earth is the most massive and purest such "failed star" ever discovered, a new study suggests.
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NASA Scientist's Tabletop 'Constellations' Game Passes Fundraising Goal

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 3:00am
A new board game, currently raising money on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter, encourages kids to learn about constellations and the types of stars that make up the whimsical designs.
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Docking Port Relocated at Space Station to Support Commercial Spacecraft

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 12:50pm
A docking port that was once used to attach the space shuttle orbiters to the International Space Station was moved at the complex to support the future arrival of commercial crew spacecraft.
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Stars Born Inside Violent Black Hole Jets Spotted for the 1st Time

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 12:00pm
Infant stars have been discovered inside raging streams of material spewed into space by a monstrous black hole. Surfing on the jet stream, these stars could influence the evolution of a galaxy.
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Extreme Supermassive Black Hole Winds Can Create Stars | Video

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 11:00am
The European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope has been used to detect stars growing within the outflows emanating from the massive black holes. The newborn stars are also traveling at high velocities away from the galaxy cores.
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