Oh, would it not be absurd if there was no objective state?
What if the unobserved always waits, insubstantial,
till our eyes give it shape?

— Peter Hammill


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UAE to land a probe on an asteroid between Mars and Jupiter in 2034

6 hours 16 min ago
The United Arab Emirates just provided new details about its planned asteroid mission, which will visit seven different space rocks — and land on one of them.
Categories: Astronomy

Antarctic currents supplying 40% of world's deep ocean with nutrients and oxygen slowing dramatically

Sat, 05/27/2023 - 7:00am
Deep ocean currents around Antarctica that are vital to marine life have slowed by 30% since the 1990s and could soon grind to a complete halt, a new study finds.
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Saudi Arabia has ambitious plans for space. Its astronauts on SpaceX's private Ax-2 mission are just the start, official says

Sat, 05/27/2023 - 7:00am
Mishaal Ashemimry, special adviser to the CEO of the Saudi Space Commission, discusses the significance of the Ax-2 mission and the nation's ambitious space plans.
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China's mysterious space plane released an unidentified 'object' in orbit, US intelligence reveals

Sat, 05/27/2023 - 6:00am
Here's what we know (and don't know) about China's mysterious space plane, which just landed after nine months in orbit on a secret mission.
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Watch the half moon of May shine by Leo the Lion in the night sky tonight

Sat, 05/27/2023 - 6:00am
Skywatchers can see the lunar face half illuminated by the sun at the weekend when the moon enters the first quarter phase of its 29.5-day cycle on Saturday, May 27.
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Disney's Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser hotel succumbs to Dark Side, will cease operations this fall

Fri, 05/26/2023 - 6:00pm
Disney will close its billion-dollar "Star Wars"-themed Galactic Starcruiser hotel in September
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40 years ago, a comet came out of the blue in a surprise Earth flyby. Here's what we know now.

Fri, 05/26/2023 - 5:00pm
Forty years ago this month, there came a show stopping celestial sight — literally a bolt out of the blue — as a new comet was discovered close to Earth.
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'Star Wars: Return of the Jedi' at 40: What it was like seeing Darth Vader's death scene for the 1st time

Fri, 05/26/2023 - 4:00pm
An exploration of Darth Vader's death scene in "Star Wars: Return of the Jedi."
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Private Japanese moon lander crashed after being confused by a crater

Fri, 05/26/2023 - 3:00pm
Japanese company ispace revealed that an unexpected lunar terrain feature led the Hakuto-R lander's onboard computer to misjudge its altitude, leading to the crash.
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NASA's Artemis moon rocket will cost $6 billion more than planned: report

Fri, 05/26/2023 - 2:00pm
An independent report into NASA contracts for the SLS rocket has found significant cost overruns and delays which could hinder the agency's plans to put astronauts back on the moon.
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Watch 1,000 Lego astronauts fly near the edge of space (video)

Fri, 05/26/2023 - 12:08pm
1,000 Lego astronauts traveled near the edge of space on stratospheric balloons and returned safely to Earth on a specially designed landing platform resembling a mini space shuttle.
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Space pictures! See our image of the day

Fri, 05/26/2023 - 11:46am
The European Space Agency's (ESA) Jupiter mission JUICE has completed the deployment of its instruments six weeks after its launch.
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The universe looks amazing in new photos from the James Webb Space Telescope and famed X-ray observatory

Fri, 05/26/2023 - 10:00am
Stunning new NASA images depict our universe in all its visible, and invisible, glory thanks to the combined powers of the James Webb Space Telescope and the Chandra X-Ray Observatory.
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AI is helping astronomers make new discoveries about the universe faster than ever before

Fri, 05/26/2023 - 9:00am
AI has now spread into every field of astronomy and is helping astronomers learn more about the universe at an astonishing rate.
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How to see the new supernova in the Pinwheel Galaxy

Fri, 05/26/2023 - 8:00am
A star in the Pinwheel Galaxy has exploded into a new supernova that was confirmed just last week. Here's how to see it for yourself in the night sky.
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South Korea's homegrown Nuri rocket launches 8 satellites on 3rd-ever mission (photo)

Fri, 05/26/2023 - 6:00am
South Korea's Nuri rocket launched on its third-ever mission on Thursday (May 25), successfully delivering eight small satellites to orbit.
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This new supernova, the brightest in years, could help astronomers forecast future star explosions

Fri, 05/26/2023 - 6:00am
The close proximity of supernova 2023ifx and the amount of observations gathered since its discovery may lead to major advances in stellar death forecasting.
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Milky Way's cosmic neighbors help bring ancient galaxies into focus

Thu, 05/25/2023 - 3:00pm
Astronomers are snooping on the Milky Way's galactic neighbors to gain insights about the ancient galaxies being viewed by the James Webb Space Telescope.
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Today is Towel Day! Salute the legacy of 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' author Douglas Adams

Thu, 05/25/2023 - 2:00pm
Towel Day is dedicated to "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" author Douglas Adams
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Virgin Galactic aces final test spaceflight, eyes start of commercial service in June

Thu, 05/25/2023 - 1:43pm
Virgin Galactic aced its fifth test flight to suborbital space this morning (May 25), keeping the company on track to start commercial operations next month.
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