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Vega: The North Star of the Past and the Future

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 6:51am
Vega, historically one of the most-studied stars, is under scrutiny in modern times because it may have planets.
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NASA's Curiosity Rover on Mars Is Rolling (and Drilling) Again

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 6:00am
After suffering a couple technical glitches that put NASA's Curiosity rover off its duties on Mars, the robotic explorer is back to work, having driven to a new site and drilled a sampling hole, according to NASA statements.
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Spectacular 'Dragon's Eye' on Jupiter Spotted by NASA's Juno

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 6:00am
NASA is back to one of its favorite hobbies — otherworldly cloud gazing — thanks to the Juno spacecraft currently in orbit around Jupiter.
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Pegasus Constellation: Facts & Notable Features

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 5:25am
Pegasus has some interesting galaxies and deep-space objects.
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In Photos: Rocket Lab and Its Electron Booster

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 5:07am
Rocket Lab aims to make space far more accessible via its Electron booster, which is designed to launch small payloads to orbit for about $5 million per liftoff. See photos of Electron in action here.
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Expedition 57: The Space Station Mission in Photos

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 5:00am
In 2018, three astronauts flew the 57th mission to the International Space Station, a trip that included much science, dazzling views and a harrowing launch abort for other crewmembers. See photos of the mission here.
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Here's How Much the Earth Weighs in 'Ghostly' Neutrinos

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 4:31am
As neutrinos pass through the planet, they offer new information on what it looks like inside.
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NASA Figures Out Where Weirdly Rectangular Iceberg Was Born

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 4:22am
NASA went back and looked at how that weirdly rectangular iceberg formed. What they found surprised them.
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Water Deep in Earth's Core May Come from Dust Swirling Around the Sun

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 4:17am
The source of some of Earth's first water may be gas left over from the sun's birth.
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The Most Amazing Space Photos This Week!

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 4:04am
Here are our picks for the most amazing space photos of the week.
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Billionaire Yuri Milner's Breakthrough Initiatives Eyes Private Mission to Seek Alien Life

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 3:50am
Breakthrough Initiatives, which already scans the heavens for possible signals from faraway alien civilizations, is considering looking for E.T. closer to home — in our own solar system.
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Best Space Books and Sci-Fi for the 2018 Holiday Season

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 3:26am
Space.com's editors present a reading list for space and sci-fi lovers, as well as children who are interested in astronomy and spaceflight.
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Best Space Photography Books

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 2:10am
Here are Space.com writers' and editors' picks for photo collections and astrophotography books that will transport you to other worlds.
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Where Are All the Aliens? 'Out There' Book Excerpt

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 2:00am
In 'Out There' (Grand Central Publishing, 2018), Space.com senior writer Mike Wall tackles the search for alien life from many different angles and discusses humanity's drive to get off its natal rock. Read an excerpt from the new book here.
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As the Asteroid Turns: NASA Probe Snaps Video of Spinning Bennu

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 2:00am
The diamond-shaped asteroid Bennu has a bouldery "witch mole" and a whole lot of other lumps and bumps, a gorgeous new video by NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft reveals.
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Best Spaceflight and Space History Books

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 2:00am
Here are Space.com writers' and editors' picks for spaceflight and space history books that dazzle.
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Leonid Meteor Shower: Bright Fireballs in November

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 1:19am
The Leonids take place every year in November. Once a generation, it is possible for a storm of meteors to occur with a peak of about 1,000 an hour – or even more.
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Mariner 9: First Spacecraft to Orbit Mars

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 11:48am
Mariner 9 was the first spacecraft to orbit another planet. It arrived at Mars in 1971 and subsequently our perceptions of the Red Planet.
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Taurus Constellation: Facts About the Bull

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 10:45am
The bull is hard to miss as it charges through the northern winter sky. It's one of the most prominent and visible of all of the constellations.
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Dreaming of Mars Since Age 13, Astronaut Abby Inspires Women in STEM

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 9:29am
By aiming for Mars, 21-year-old Abigail Harrison hopes to inspire young women on Earth to pursue their own dreams.
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