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A Modest Proposal: Let's Change Earth's Orbit

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 7:30am
What’s the worst that could happen?

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China Launches Astronauts to New Space Station

Thu, 06/17/2021 - 12:15pm
The nation’s first crewed liftoff in nearly five years is the third of 11 planned launches to complete the station’s construction

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Why the Supergiant Star Betelgeuse Went Mysteriously Dim Last Year

Thu, 06/17/2021 - 10:00am
High-resolution images suggest the star spewed out so much dust that its brightness dropped by two thirds in 2020

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SpaceX Starlink Mega Constellation Faces Fresh Legal Challenge

Tue, 06/15/2021 - 7:15am
The company’s ongoing launches of thousands of satellites for global high-speed Internet service may clash with preexisting environmental regulations

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Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts Come in Two Distinct Flavors

Mon, 06/14/2021 - 2:00pm
A trove of new detections suggests that the bursts could be the result of at least two separate astrophysical phenomena

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How Human Space Launches Have Diversified

Mon, 06/14/2021 - 9:00am
A plethora of new countries and private companies are getting in on the quest to send people to orbit

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Searching for City Lights on Other Planets

Sun, 06/13/2021 - 10:00am
There’s a detectable difference between a planet shining with reflected light and a planet glowing with its own artificial illumination

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Venus Wins Stunning Third New Mission, This Time from Europe

Sat, 06/12/2021 - 8:00am
EnVision will follow NASA’s DAVINCI+ and VERITAS

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Ganymede Looks Glorious in New Images from NASA's Juno Mission

Wed, 06/09/2021 - 10:45am
The spacecraft captured the first close-up views of the solar system’s largest moon in more than 20 years

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Jeff Bezos Will Go to Space on Blue Origin's First Crewed Flight

Wed, 06/09/2021 - 10:15am
The multibillionaire—along with his brother and at least one other passenger—could reach suborbital heights as soon as July 20

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Experts Weigh In on Pentagon UFO Report

Tue, 06/08/2021 - 6:45am
The vast majority of examined incidents were not caused by U.S. advanced technology programs, the forthcoming report concludes. So what’s going on?

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NASA's Juno Set for Close Encounter with Jupiter's Moon Ganymede

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 12:00pm
The flyby will be the closest a spacecraft has come to the gas giant’s largest moon in 20 years

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Stars Made of Antimatter Might Be Lurking in the Universe

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 6:45am
Circumstantial evidence could point to a mind-blowing solution to an antimatter mystery—or to the need for better space-based particle physics experiments

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Death by Primordial Black Hole

Sun, 06/06/2021 - 10:00am
If such an object a mere 1,000 times bigger than an atom passed through your body, the result would not be pretty

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NASA Picks Two Missions to Explore Venus, the First in Decades

Thu, 06/03/2021 - 2:45pm
The space agency’s DAVINCI+ and VERITAS missions could boost planetary science when they launch later this decade

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NASA Just Broke the 'Venus Curse': Here's What It Took

Wed, 06/02/2021 - 4:16pm
Despite the best efforts of scientists eager to study Earth’s sister world, U.S. efforts to send a dedicated spacecraft to Venus languished—until NASA made a surprising announcement

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NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Is Delayed--Again

Wed, 06/02/2021 - 2:15pm
A Halloween launch for the space agency’s long-awaited flagship observatory is all but certain to slip into mid-November or later

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Maybe Dark Matter Is More Than One Thing

Sun, 05/30/2021 - 10:00am
If so, it could explain some inconsistencies in our observations

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Are We Doing Enough to Protect Earth from Asteroids?

Thu, 05/27/2021 - 10:00am
Scientists lost one of their best tools with the demise of the Arecibo telescope

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Decoded: What Are Black Holes?

Tue, 05/25/2021 - 10:00am
The mysteries packed inside these invisible space objects stretch our concepts of space and time.

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