Watch the stars and from them learn. To the Master's honor all must turn, Each in its track, without a sound, Forever tracing Newton's ground

— Albert Einstein

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SpaceX targeting June 5 for 4th test flight of Starship megarocket

Space.com - 1 hour 43 min ago
SpaceX aims to launch its huge Starship vehicle for the fourth time ever as early as June 5, provided the necessary regulatory approvals come through.
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Lost photos suggest Mars' mysterious moon Phobos may be a trapped comet in disguise

Space.com - 2 hours 27 min ago
Previously unpublished photos of Mars' moon Phobos hint that the mysterious satellite may actually be a trapped comet — or perhaps just a piece of one, along with its twin moon Deimos.
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Boeing Starliner 1st astronaut flight: Live updates

Space.com - 2 hours 30 min ago
Boeing will launch its first-ever Starliner astronaut mission for NASA as early as this evening (May 6).
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Safety comes 1st for Artemis moon missions despite 'space race' with China, NASA chief says

Space.com - 3 hours 26 min ago
Artemis 2 and Artemis 3, both moon missions with astronauts, were delayed by NASA earlier this year. NASA chief Bill Nelson told a Senate committee the new schedule is on track, but only if safety isn't compromised.
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Hungry deer may have driven tiny plant evolution on Japanese island

On Yakushima island, sika deer might have forced flora to shrink as small as a tenth of the size of their mainland counterparts
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May full moon 2024: See the Flower Moon blossom in gorgeous photos from around the world

Space.com - 3 hours 43 min ago
Explore stunning photos of the May full moon captured by skywatchers from around the world.
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AI can predict landmine areas from satellite images

An AI model can identify landmine areas with up to 92 per cent accuracy, which could help to speed up the removal of the deadly devices
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Are stars vanishing into their own black holes? A bizarre binary system says 'yes'

Space.com - 4 hours 27 min ago
An unusual binary system could be evidence that some massive stars can die quietly, without a supernova explosion.
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How can we protect satellites in Earth-moon space? This new software could help

Space.com - 5 hours 26 min ago
New algorithms are being developed to automatically monitor satellites and prevent collisions in cislunar space, the realm between Earth and the moon.
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Tiny black holes hiding in the sun could trace out stunning patterns

If our solar system and even our sun contain tiny black holes formed just after the big bang, they should be orbiting in elaborate patterns
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An amazing great bustard gets ready for a new nature exhibition

Birds: Brilliant and Bizarre, now on view at London’s Natural History Museum, showcases the extraordinary qualities of Earth’s “ultimate survivors”
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Sci-fi author Martha Wells on what a machine intelligence might want

The author of All Systems Red, the latest pick for the New Scientist Book Club, on why her novella takes on the thorny topic of what a machine intelligence might do, if it could make its own choices
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Don't forget birds and bats when renovating or building new homes

As newer homes are built or older homes are renovated, empty attic spaces are disappearing – this eliminates a vital refuge for birds and bats during a biodiversity crisis
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Read an extract from All Systems Red by Martha Wells

In this dramatic opening to Martha Wells' All Systems Red, the latest pick for the New Scientist Book Club, we are introduced to her character Murderbot, a sentient machine intelligence
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'The first time I read the script ... I sobbed.' 'Atlas' stars Jennifer Lopez and Sterling K. Brown on AI paranoia and their film's emotional core' (exclusive)

Space.com - 7 hours 27 min ago
An interview with Jennifer Lopez and Sterling K. Brown, two of the stars of "Atlas," Netflix's new sci-fi thriller.
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Three years of high temperatures will mean we have breached 1.5°C

The aim to limit global warming to 1.5°C is based on long-term average temperatures, but analysis shows that if three years cross the threshold, it is almost certain that the target has been missed
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It was bright and green and stretched across the sky.


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Can a gas cloud eat a galaxy?


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It seemed like night, but part of the sky glowed purple.


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