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How Do Particles Escape Black Holes? Supercomputers May Have the Answer

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 3:00am
The gravitational pull of a black hole is so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape once it gets too close. However, there is one way to escape a black hole — but only if you're a subatomic particle.
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This 'Universe in a Box' Has Enough Astronomical Data to Fill 30,000 Wikipedias

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 2:57am
It's hard to grasp the sheer amount of astronomical data that came online this week in a 1.6 petabyte data-dump from a Hawaiian telescope, but picture 30,000 Wikipedias or 15 Libraries of Congress.
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European Space Junk Cleanup Concept Gets New Mission: Refuel and Repair

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 2:49am
The European Space Agency (ESA) has redesigned its active space-debris-removal demonstration mission concept e.Deorbit as a multipurpose, in-orbit servicing vehicle that could be used to refuel, refurbish or re-boost satellites.

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Space Rock Leaves 'Evil' Splat on Mars' Surface

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 2:48am
There is a splat on Mars.
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2014 MU69: New Horizons' 'Snowman' in the Kuiper Belt

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 1:39am
New Horizons' historic flyby of the KBO 2014 MU69, or Ultima Thule, is revealing incredible insights about the birth of the solar system.
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'ISS Experience' to Bring Public Onto and Outside Space Station in VR

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 10:28am
What if you could visit the International Space Station, join its crew for their daily activities and even go on a spacewalk — all without leaving your home, let alone the ground?
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Curiosity Snaps Epic 'Selfie' on Mars as It Moves On to New Martian Sights

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 7:01am
We all edit our selfies to capture our best sides, and the Curiosity rover on Mars is no different, as shown in a new "selfie" NASA released to mark the rover's last days at Vera Rubin Ridge.
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Life's Chaotic: Let's Learn About Entropy

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 7:00am
There are some universal certainties. Death. Taxes. The second law of thermodynamics.
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NASA Probe Snaps 1st Photos from Just a Mile Above Asteroid Bennu and the View's AMAZING!

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 7:00am
NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission is orbiting an asteroid closer than any spacecraft has ever orbited a body — and it shows in an incredible pair of photographs that the team released yesterday (Jan. 24).
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Space Travel May Increase Astronauts' Susceptibility to Cancer

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 7:00am
Lengthy space missions such as a journey to Mars may take a serious toll on astronauts' immune systems, a recent study suggests.
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SpaceX Video Shows Off Crew Dragon Access Arm for Astronauts

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 3:39am
A new video from SpaceX, unveiled via Twitter Friday (Jan. 25), offers a glimpse of what NASA astronauts will see when they board a Crew Dragon spacecraft.
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Europe's Space Station Module Has Hundreds of Tiny Dents from 'Marauding' Debris

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 2:29am
A new scan of an International Space Station module shows several hundred impact craters from "marauding" debris, according to the European Space Agency. But so far, the hull of the European Columbus science laboratory is doing its job.
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The Hubble Telescope's Deep View of the Universe Is Now Even More Astounding!

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 1:57am
One of the Hubble Space Telescope's most famous images peered even deeper into the cosmos than scientists had thought.
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'Apollo 11' Trailer, Poster Show Enormity of First Moon Landing Mission

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 1:49am
To paraphrase the words spoken by Buzz Aldrin when he first set foot on the moon, the new trailer for "Apollo 11" is "magnificent resolution." The video offers a glimpse of the never-before-seen footage from the historic first moon landing mission 50 year
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ICYMI: China Has Launched 2 Rockets So Far This Year, Placing 5 Satellites in Orbit

Sun, 01/27/2019 - 8:41am
The China National Space Administration has launched two rockets so far in 2019, placing five satellites in orbit for a variety of uses.
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Swarm Raises $25 Million for Smallsat Constellation

Sun, 01/27/2019 - 8:29am
Swarm Technologies, the startup that ran afoul of the FCC last year for its unauthorized launch, has raised $25 million to continue building and deploying a constellation of 150 very small satellites.
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Chinese Companies OneSpace and iSpace are preparing for First Orbital Launches

Sun, 01/27/2019 - 8:23am
Chinese private companies OneSpace and iSpace are making progress with plans to attempt their first orbital launches in the first half of 2019.
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Here's Why Auroras on Earth Are Different in the North and South

Sun, 01/27/2019 - 8:20am
Auroras paint the sky around the poles when the sun is particularly active, flinging highly charged particles at Earth's atmosphere — but to scientists' surprise, displays at the north and the south don't precisely match.
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Triangulum Galaxy Reveals Stunning Stellar Symmetry in Amazing Hubble Telescope Views

Sun, 01/27/2019 - 8:00am
Time to change your desktop pictures. The Hubble Space Telescope just produced an amazing panorama image of the Triangulum Galaxy, one of the closest galactic neighbors to Earth.
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Virgin Galactic Lays Off Staff as Test Program Continues

Sat, 01/26/2019 - 8:00am
Suborbital spaceflight company Virgin Galactic laid off about 40 people earlier this month as part of a realignment of "skill sets" in the company's workforce as it prepares to shift into commercial operations later this year.
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