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Hawaiian Asteroid-Warning Telescope Passes Key Test

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 7:13am
If you're someone who worries about death from above, this should make you sleep a little easier.
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A Stash of a Quadrillion Tons of Diamonds May Be Hiding Deep Inside Earth

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 5:26am
Diamonds may be more common than we think
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'World Cup' in Space: Cosmonaut Goalie Blocks Soccer Ball … With His Face

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 4:09am
Before the French and Croatian soccer teams came face-to-face at the 2018 World Cup final in Moscow yesterday (July 15), a cosmonaut came face-to-face with a soccer ball during a more low-key sporting event at the International Space Station.
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Blood Moon 2018: Longest Total Lunar Eclipse of Century Occurs July 27

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 3:15am
The longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century is just a month away. The total phase of the "blood moon" eclipse of July 27 will last 1 hour and 43 minutes, during which Earth's natural satellite will turn a spectacular red or ruddy-brown color.
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UK Selects Scottish Spaceport Site

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 1:40am
After years of study and consideration, the British government announced July 15 that it will start development of a new spaceport in northern Scotland, while an English airport signed a deal that could also lead to launches from its facility.
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Cygnus Spacecraft Leaves the Space Station After Giving It an Orbital Boost

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 9:00am
A Cygnus cargo spacecraft left the International Space Station today (July 15), nearly two months after it arrived with supplies and science gear for the station's six-person crew.
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Look Up! Venus Snuggles Up to the Moon Tonight

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 7:55am
Venus is due for a date with the moon tonight, July 15, with the two bodies appearing to dance within half an inch of each other in the western sky, depending on your location.
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Using Mobile Apps to Explore Pluto at Opposition

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 7:50am
This week, the small and distant dwarf planet Pluto will reach opposition, the time of the year when the object is closest to Earth and brightest in the sky. Here's how to track it with mobile apps.
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Two Chinese Launches in 24 Hours Deliver Pakistan Satellites, Beidou Backup to Orbit

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 7:48am
China launched twice July 9, with an early Long March 2C launch of two satellites for Pakistan into low Earth orbit being followed up with a Long March 3A mission to back up China's Beidou navigation satellite system.
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IceCube: Unlocking the Secrets of Cosmic Rays

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 8:33am
Buried deep in the Antarctic ice, the IceCube Neutrino Observatory may solve one of the biggest mysteries in astronomy, answering the questions behind the origin of neutrinos and cosmic rays.
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Space Cruise Reflections: Exploring Sea and Space Aboard the Viking Orion

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 7:57am
Throughout history, humans have shared an innate interest in exploration — to travel to new reaches of our planet, and even our universe.
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'Max Goes to Jupiter' Is an Updated Science-Filled Adventure

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 7:54am
What does it take to get a Rottweiler onto one of Jupiter's moons? Quite a lot, actually.
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Celebrating 40 Years of Pluto's Largest Moon, Charon

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 7:52am
Forty years ago, Pluto's largest moon Charon was discovered.
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Cygnus Cargo Ship Leaves the Space Station Sunday: Watch It Live

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 7:47am
A Cygnus cargo ship will separate from the International Space Station on Sunday (July 15), and you can watch its departure live online.
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Are We Alone? The Question Is Worthy of Serious Scientific Study

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 12:37pm
Unfortunately, neither of the answers feel satisfactory. To be alone in this vast universe is a lonely prospect. On the other hand, if we are not alone and there is someone or something more powerful out there, that too is terrifying.
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SpaceX Crewed Capsule Preps for Test Flight in Florida

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 12:30pm
Crew Dragon, SpaceX's capsule designed to carry astronauts into space, arrived in Florida this week. There, the spacecraft will continue preparations for its first test flight, which could take place as early as August.
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Commercial Crew Delays Threaten Access to ISS, GAO Warns

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 11:11am
Amid growing concerns about commercial crew delays, a U.S. Government Accountability Office report recommended NASA share more schedule information with Congress and develop contingency plans to maintain access to the International Space Station.
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NASA Flies Over Puerto Rico to Assess Forest Damage After Hurricanes

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 11:11am
NASA is surveying the damage to Puerto Rico's forests after the devastation caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
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A Rare Cosmic Collision Might Let Scientists Calculate the Precise Age of the Universe

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 9:08am
A so-far unseen celestial collision could be astronomers' best bet for figuring out just how quickly the universe is expanding.
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This Week's Top Space Stories!

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 8:04am
Saturn's singing, a ghost particle is traced to its source, and NASA may have found organics on Mars in the 1970's — it's Space.com's best news stories of the week.
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