It is clear to everyone that astronomy at all events compels the soul to look upwards, and draws it from the things of this world to the other.

— Plato

Machine learning spots 8 potential technosignatures

1 hour 13 min ago
Humans have five new leads in the search to find life beyond our solar system.
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Save 27% on the Celestron SkyMaster Pro 20x80 binoculars

1 hour 42 min ago
Gazing into the infinity has only become easier and cheaper this winter. Save 27% on the Skymaster Pros built to repel inclement weather.
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Unidentified aerial annoyance: Full disclosure or dubious nonsense?

2 hours 13 min ago
The coming year will surely see a persistence of debate, discussion and disbelief regarding unidentified anomalous phenomena.
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Faraway blue star cluster shines in Hubble Space Telescope photo

3 hours 13 min ago
Stars can come in an array of shapes, sizes, ages and colors. But in the case of NGC 2031, the context doesn't quite match the colors.
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Pictures from space! Our image of the day

3 hours 53 min ago
Three enormous galaxy clusters are caught in the middle of a collision in this image consisting of observations made by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton.
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Could we use antimatter-based propulsion to visit alien worlds?

4 hours 12 min ago
Antimatter-based propulsion offers a unique opportunity for missions to exoplanets.
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Watch 2 pioneering former NASA astronauts receive the Congressional Space Medal of Honor today

6 hours 13 min ago
Two trailblazing former NASA astronauts will receive the Congressional Space Medal of Honor on Tuesday (Jan. 31), and you can watch the ceremony live.
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Space diet rich in veggies and fish could boost astronaut health

6 hours 13 min ago
An enhanced in-space diet augmented with fruits, vegetables and fish could help boost astronaut health and performance, a new study finds.
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Lego fan renders Vulcan Centaur ahead of ULA rocket's debut flight

Mon, 01/30/2023 - 6:00pm
A Lego fan rendered ULA's Vulcan Centaur rocket in brick form to celebrate its expected debut launch in the first quarter of 2023.
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Watch a green comet make its first Earth approach in 50,000 years with this free webcast

Mon, 01/30/2023 - 5:00pm
Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) is making its closest approach to Earth, and you can watch it pass by without even stepping outside, thanks to a free livestream.
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The universe is slightly hotter than it should be. 'Dark photons' could be to blame.

Mon, 01/30/2023 - 4:30pm
Intergalactic gas clouds are slightly hotter than they should be, new research claims, and theoretical particles called 'dark photons' could explain it.
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Cubesat that launched on SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will test water-based propulsion

Mon, 01/30/2023 - 4:00pm
A Japanese propulsion company developing water-based thrusters is set to test its system on a Sony nanosatellite launched earlier in January.
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Green comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) will be closest to Earth on Feb. 1. Here's how to see it.

Mon, 01/30/2023 - 3:00pm
C/2022 E3 (ZTF) hasn't been this close to Earth in 50,000 years since the last Ice Age and prior to the extinction of the Neanderthals.
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Perseverance Mars rover stashes 10th sample, completing Red Planet depot

Mon, 01/30/2023 - 2:16pm
NASA's Perseverance Mars rover just dropped its 10th sample tube, completing a backup depot of material for future return to Earth.
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'Star Trek: Picard' Season 3 trailer offers an emotional farewell to 'The Next Generation'

Mon, 01/30/2023 - 2:00pm
'Star Trek: Picard' full trailer offers an exciting glimpse into the third and final season of the nostalgia-filled series that brings back the cast of 'Star Trek: The Next Generation.'
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NASA Artemis 2 moon-bound astronaut rumors name American, Canadian candidates: report

Mon, 01/30/2023 - 1:33pm
While two names are cited repeatedly as top candidates for Artemis 2, a four-person moon mission, no official confirmation will come until at least late spring.
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We've spotted 50% off the Bushnell H20 10x42 binoculars

Mon, 01/30/2023 - 12:42pm
Save $65 on the Bushnell H20 10x42 binoculars: an excellent pair of binoculars from a top manufacturer are now half price.
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Polaris Dawn: The trailblazing commercial mission of the Polaris Program

Mon, 01/30/2023 - 11:00am
Polaris Dawn is the first of three missions of the Polaris Program. The mission will fly on a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft and be commanded by Jared Isaacman.
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NASA renames space observatory in honor of moon telescope visionary George Carruthers

Mon, 01/30/2023 - 10:00am
A forthcoming telescope that will observe Earth from space has been renamed in honor of George R. Carruthers, a visionary scientist who designed and built a telescope placed on the moon.
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No, the Big Bang theory is not 'broken.' Here's how we know.

Mon, 01/30/2023 - 8:00am
Researchers confirmed that the distant galaxies discovered by the James Webb Space Telescope are, indeed, perfectly compatible with our modern understanding of cosmology.
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