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A Japanese Probe Is About to Drop Two Hopping Robots Onto Asteroid Ryugu

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 7:00am
The Hayabusa2 spacecraft will drop two tiny rovers onto the asteroid Ryugu this week, possibly as early as Thursday (Sept. 20), if all goes according to plan.
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Giant Ice Volcanoes Once Covered Dwarf Planet Ceres

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 7:00am
Dozens of ancient ice volcanoes once dotted the surface of the dwarf planet Ceres, a new study finds.
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Japan's Hayabusa2 Sees Its Shadow on Asteroid Ryugu in New Photos

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 6:59am
Hayabusa2's shadow is visible on asteroid Ryugu in new pictures, taken during a dress rehearsal to prepare the spacecraft for deploying a lander in October.
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NASA's Curiosity Rover on Mars Sidelined by Glitch

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 4:00am
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has temporarily halted science operations because of a glitch, mission team members announced today (Sept. 19).
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NASA's New Planet-Hunter TESS Beams 'First Light' Image to Earth

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 2:47am
NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), which launched in April to search for alien worlds orbiting stars relatively close to the sun, has beamed home its first science image.
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'Ask a Spaceman' Reveals Why You Wouldn't Want to Enter a Wormhole

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 1:08am
In the latest installment of "Ask A Spaceman," astrophysicist and Space.com columnist Paul Sutter explains why trying to use a wormhole is a really bad idea.
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Weird Infrared Signal Emanates Across Space, But What Created It?

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 10:16am
The signal extends over a huge swath of space, an area that's 2.5 times bigger than the orbit of Pluto.
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First 'Captain Marvel' Trailer Lands on Earth!

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 9:10am
The first trailer for Marvel Studios' "Captain Marvel" has landed, and it looks amazing. The new trailer premiered today (Sept. 18) on "Good Morning America." Take a look!
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SpaceX's Lunar BFR Mission Isn't the 1st Private Moon Tourist Plan. Not Even for SpaceX.

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 8:00am
There's nothing new under the sun — or around the moon.
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How SpaceX's 1st Passenger Flight Around the Moon with Yusaku Maezawa Will Work

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 7:45am
Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa has signed an unprecedented deal with SpaceX to be the first private passenger to fly around the moon on a BFR rocket. Here's how the mission will work.
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What on Earth Could Live in a Salt Water Lake on Mars? An Expert Explains

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 7:30am
Tantalizing new evidence has suggested that there may be a salty lake below a glacier on Mars.
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Will Elon Musk Fly on SpaceX's Private Moon Flight in 2023 with Japanese Billionaire?

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 7:00am
Yusaku Maezawa may not be the only billionaire aboard SpaceX's 2023 lunar fly-around mission. SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk didn't rule out the possibility of joining him.
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Apollo 8: First Around the Moon

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 5:06am
The Apollo 8 mission took astronauts around the moon for the first time.
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Apollo 10: Lunar Landing Dress Rehearsal

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 4:33am
The lunar module, called Snoopy, got within 50,000 feet of the moon's surface.
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Apollo 9: The Lunar Module Flies

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 4:03am
The Apollo 9 crew had to contend with human illness as they flew the lunar module in space for the first time.
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Bizarre Physics Phenomenon Suggests Objects Can Be Two Temperatures at Once

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 2:54am
Schrödinger's cat has a new friend: Schrödinger's thermometer.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Reminds Us Why Smoking Weed in Space Is a Bad Idea

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 2:49am
The famed astrophysicist would prefer if you didn't smoke weed in space, thanks.
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Yusaku Maezawa Will Fly Around the Moon, Taking His Passion for Art with Him

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 1:54am
Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa has announced the creation of an epic art project called #dearMoon, and his Instagram feed shows his long-standing passion for art and interest in space.
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Space & Science Festival Launches at NYC's Intrepid Museum This Week

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 1:30am
The seventh annual Space & Science Festival at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum kicks off this week, and Space.com will be there to make Alka-Seltzer rockets.
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Hey, Spock! Real-Life 'Planet Vulcan' Orbits Sun Featured in 'Star Trek'

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 1:01am
"Star Trek's" planet Vulcan, ancestral home of Spock and his species, just became a little more real, thanks to a team of exoplanet scientists.
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