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Review — 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'

9 hours 50 min ago
Mark Hamill steals the show in a master turn by newly-minted STAR WARS auteur Rian Johnson.
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Image of the Day

12 hours 15 min ago
A view from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows an area in the northern Meridiani Planum region where faults on the Martian surface have broken up and stretched out layers of geological deposits.
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Trump's Moon Directive Earns Praise from NASA, Others

14 hours 43 min ago
President Donald Trump signed his first space policy directive for NASA, ordering a return to the moon in order to send astronauts to Mars and beyond. Here's what NASA and more have to say.
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Massive Black Hole Has Surprisingly Weak Magnetic Field

14 hours 50 min ago
Astronomers measured the magnetic field surrounding a black hole located roughly 8,000 light-years away.
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Trump Formally Establishes Lunar Landing Goal, But Without Details

14 hours 54 min ago
President Donald Trump signed an order Dec. 11 formally directing NASA to send humans back to the moon, but provided no information on schedules or budgets for such an initiative.
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Little Inventors: Clever Kids Make Space Tech in New Contest

14 hours 54 min ago
Little Inventors: Inventions for Space, an initiative open to students in Canada in grades 1 through 9, launched last month with the support of astronaut David Saint-Jacques.
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Lucky View: Rare Double 'Moonbow' Shines in Magical Photo of Green Aurora

14 hours 54 min ago
An explosion of colors lights up the evening sky as a rare double "moonbow" meets the northern lights in this stunning, star-speckled view.
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'Rocket Science' Book Launches Kids Through Fundamentals of Space

16 hours 13 min ago
As I read the beautifully illustrated "Rocket Science" by aerospace engineer Andrew Rader and illustrator Galen Frazer, I couldn't help thinking how much our understanding of space has changed since I was a kid about 30 years ago.
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Predawn Sky Show! See the Geminids, Mars, Jupiter & the Moon Wednesday

16 hours 17 min ago
Watch a waning crescent moon pass the dim Red Planet during the early hours of Dec. 13 and then brilliant Jupiter the following morning, as an eye-catching show to accompany the Geminid meteor shower.
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Blue Origin Launches 1st New Shepard Spaceship Test Flight in Over a Year

17 hours 2 min ago
Blue Origin's New Shepard suborbital vehicle took to the skies today (Dec. 12) in its first test flight in more than a year, according to media reports and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
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An Evening with Neil deGrasse Tyson: Tickets Giveaway

17 hours 13 min ago
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will host a three-hour discussion on "The Search for Life in the Universe" in Asbury Park, New Jersey on Friday (Dec. 15) at 8 p.m. EST, and Space.com is giving away two free tickets!
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Geminid Meteor Shower 2017: When, Where & How to See It This Week

19 hours 13 min ago
The Geminid meteor shower peaks on Dec. 13. This guide tells you the best times and places to see these shooting stars (no equipment necessary).
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Jupiter's Great Red Spot Is More Than 50 Times Deeper Than Earth's Ocean

19 hours 29 min ago
Jupiter's Great Red Spot is more than 50 times deeper than Earth's ocean.
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Ariane 5 Rocket Launches 4 More Satellites for Europe's GPS Network

20 hours 13 min ago
A European Ariane 5 rocket shot skyward from the small South American country of French Guiana this afternoon carrying four navigation satellites for the European Space Agency.
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NASA Seeks Proposals for Space Resources Technologies

20 hours 13 min ago
NASA is seeking proposals for studies and technology development efforts related to the use of space resources, particularly as they apply to future human missions to the moon and Mars.
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Will Artificial Intelligence Become Conscious?

20 hours 22 min ago
Depends how you define consciousness.
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Are You a Jedi? Use the Force in Our 'Star Wars' Quiz!

20 hours 38 min ago
Take this quiz to see what you know about Jedi warriors. The more you know, the closer you are to being a Jedi yourself!
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Earth from Space: Amazing Time-Lapse Videos by Astronaut Paolo Nespoli

20 hours 49 min ago
European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli has been capturing imagery of Earth in his final days aboard the International Space Station. Watch the footage turned into many amazing time-lapse videos.
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In Pictures: Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser Aces Glide Test Flight

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 12:30pm
On Nov. 11, 2017, the Sierra Nevada Corporation performed the successful free-flight test of the Dream Chaser space plane. See photos from the glide test here.
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SpaceX Delays Launch of Used Rocket for NASA Cargo Delivery Mission

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 11:27am
SpaceX has delayed the launch of its next cargo delivery mission for NASA by 24 hours to allow time for additional system checks, the company announced late Monday (Dec. 11).
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