Personally, I don't think there's intelligent life on other planets. Why should other planets be any different from this one?

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Urban Air Mobility, Alternate Propulsion Among NASA Research at Aviation Forum

NASA - Breaking News - 1 hour 20 min ago
NASA’s cutting-edge aeronautics research will be the focus of agency discussions and demonstrations at this year’s American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) annual Aviation Forum and Exposition, otherwise known as Aviation 2019.
Categories: NASA

Facebook plans to launch a new cryptocurrency called Libra

Facebook is launching a cryptocurrency called Libra. It says people will be able to use the currency to pay for goods from within WhatsApp
Categories: Astronomy

Watch Scientists Melt a Satellite Part to See How Stuff Burns Up During Reentry

Space.com - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 6:54pm
European researchers melted a dense satellite part in a special space fire created in a lab in hopes of better protecting people on Earth from falling debris as satellites re-enter our atmosphere.
Categories: Astronomy

Meteor 'Smoke' May Spawn Cotton Candy Clouds on Mars

Space.com - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 6:40pm
Cotton candy clouds in the Martian middle atmosphere may owe their life to dying meteors.
Categories: Astronomy

What to Expect When LightSail 2 Launches into Space

Space.com - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 6:24pm
The Planetary Society's LightSail 2 spacecraft is finally ready to attempt flight by light. Here's what to expect from the June 24 launch!
Categories: Astronomy

The First Flight: Wright Flyer

Space.com - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 5:15pm
The 1903 Wright Flyer that made history's first flight included propellers and wire controls.
Categories: Astronomy

Twin NASA Satellites Will Ride SpaceX Falcon Heavy to Study Earth's Ionosphere

Space.com - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 4:23pm
NASA will be launching two identical miniature satellites next week as part of a project designed to help scientists understand how Earth's atmosphere muddies the radio signals we rely on.
Categories: Astronomy

Earth has a Water Cycle. Mars has a Dust Cycle

Universe Today - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 4:18pm

To say there are some myths circulating about Martian dust storms would be an understatement. Mars is known for its globe-encircling dust storms, the likes of which are seen nowhere else. Science fiction writers and Hollywood movies often make the dust storms out to be more dangerous than they really are. In “The Martian,” a …

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Categories: Astronomy

Unusual Mountain Ahuna Mons on Asteroid Ceres

APOD - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 4:00pm

What created this unusual mountain?


Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Stereo Helene

APOD - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 4:00pm

Get out your


Categories: Astronomy, NASA

NGC 4676: The Mighty Mice

APOD - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 4:00pm

NGC 4676: The Mighty Mice


Categories: Astronomy, NASA

The Colors and Magnitudes of M13

APOD - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 4:00pm

The Colors and Magnitudes of M13


Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Spiral Galaxy M96 from Hubble

APOD - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 4:00pm

Dust lanes seem to swirl around the core of


Categories: Astronomy, NASA

The Cave Nebula in Infrared from Spitzer

APOD - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 4:00pm

What's happening in and around the Cave Nebula?


Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Milky Way over Pyramid of the Feathered Serpent

APOD - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 4:00pm

To see the feathered serpent


Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Dogs evolved a special muscle that lets them make puppy dog eyes

New Scientist Space - Cosmology - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 3:00pm
It’s their “puppy dog eyes” that really help dogs melt our hearts – now we know they are created by a facial muscle that is lacking in the closely related wolf
Categories: Astronomy

Dogs evolved a special muscle that lets them make puppy dog eyes

New Scientist Space - Space Headlines - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 3:00pm
It’s their “puppy dog eyes” that really help dogs melt our hearts – now we know they are created by a facial muscle that is lacking in the closely related wolf
Categories: Astronomy

Krispy Kreme Debuts Doughnut For Apollo 11 Moon Landing 50th

Space.com - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 2:20pm
Krispy Kreme is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing with the launch of a new type of doughnut.
Categories: Astronomy

New Website Replays Apollo 11 First Moon Landing Mission in Real Time

Space.com - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 1:46pm
With a single click, a new website can take you back 50 years and place you directly into the real-time action of the first moon landing mission.
Categories: Astronomy

Smithsonian Extends Apollo 11 Spacecraft Tour, Adds Stop in Cincinnati

Space.com - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 1:45pm
The spacecraft that carried the crew of the first moon landing to and from Earth 50 years ago has just had its current mission extended.
Categories: Astronomy