These earthly godfathers of Heaven's lights, that give a name to every fixed star, have no more profit of their shining nights than those that walk and know not what they are.

— William Shakespeare

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North Korea tests new hypersonic weapon: reports

Wed, 09/29/2021 - 3:39pm
North Korean state media declared the test of the Hwasong-8 a success, but outside experts are skeptical.
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Astronaut snaps stunning photos of massive Hurricane Sam from space

Wed, 09/29/2021 - 2:56pm
NASA astronaut Megan McArthur shared three photos of the massive Hurricane Sam as seen from the International Space Station.
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Chinese satellite declared lost following back-to-back launches Monday

Wed, 09/29/2021 - 1:21pm
China launched two missions on Monday within only a few hours of each other, and one has been declared lost.
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On This Day in Space! Sept. 29, 1977: Soviet Union launches Salyut 6 space station

Wed, 09/29/2021 - 11:58am
On Sept. 29, 1977, the Salyut 6 space station launched into orbit. See how it happened in our "On This Day in Space" video series!
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Pictures from space! Our image of the day

Wed, 09/29/2021 - 11:36am
The first images of the International Space Station with the Nauka module attached, taken during a relocation of the Russian Soyuz capsule on Tuesday (Sept. 28)
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Elon Musk scorns Jeff Bezos' lawsuit on NASA moon lander

Wed, 09/29/2021 - 11:18am
SpaceX founder Elon Musk isn't impressed by his rival Jeff Bezos' legal approach to a moon shot.
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The best space documentaries to watch in 2021

Wed, 09/29/2021 - 11:10am
The best space documentaries let you travel to the furthest reaches of the universe without ever leaving your sofa. Discover the wonders of the cosmos with these mind-blowing films
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Catastrophic floods shaped Mars more than previously thought, scientists suggest

Wed, 09/29/2021 - 11:02am
Catastrophic floods from overflowing lakes on early Mars may have carved out many of the Red Planet's valleys, a new study finds.
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Upcoming sci-fi movies for 2021 & 2022

Wed, 09/29/2021 - 9:45am
We take a deep dive into the upcoming sci-fi movies coming to our screens in 2021 & 2022 that you’ll definitely want to add to your calendar.
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32,000 mph fireball spotted soaring over North Carolina

Wed, 09/29/2021 - 9:30am
The fireball’s bright streak was captured by a neighborhood porch camera.
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Mars helicopter Ingenuity aborted latest flight attempt because of anomaly

Wed, 09/29/2021 - 6:50am
NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity didn't get off the ground as planned earlier this month.
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How to give a star talk

Wed, 09/29/2021 - 6:48am
For those with a knowledge of the night sky, there's a chance to share that knowledge and appreciation of the heavens with other people by giving a star talk.
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From poo politics to rubbish disposal: 5 big questions about the International Space Station becoming a movie set

Wed, 09/29/2021 - 6:47am
This is an exciting — if controversial — development for the station, which orbits around 250 miles (400 kilometers) above Earth.
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Who was James Clerk Maxwell? The greatest physicist you've probably never heard of.

Wed, 09/29/2021 - 6:47am
James Clerk Maxwell is the scientist responsible for explaining the forces behind the radio in your car, the magnets on your fridge, the heat of a warm summer day and the charge on a battery.
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NASA's record-breaking Lucy asteroid mission gearing up for October launch

Tue, 09/28/2021 - 6:37pm
Lucy is scheduled to launch Oct. 16, kicking off a landmark mission that will see the probe get up close and personal with eight different space rocks over the next dozen years.
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3D-printed rocket engines: The technology driving the private sector space race

Tue, 09/28/2021 - 6:00pm
The volatile nature of space rocket engines means that many early prototypes end up embedded in dirt banks or decorating the tops of any trees that are unfortunate enough to neighbor testing sites.
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Stuffed cow guards China's space station ahead of Shenzhou 13 crew arrival next month

Tue, 09/28/2021 - 4:47pm
A stuffed cow is currently a lone occupant of the Chinese Tianhe space station, waiting to be joined by the crew of the upcoming Shenzhou 13 mission.
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NASA Mars missions facing 2-week communications blackout as sun blocks Red Planet

Tue, 09/28/2021 - 4:36pm
NASA plans to pause most of its Martian work in October for safety reasons associated with the Red Planet's position in space.
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Watch live: NASA previews Lucy asteroid mission @ 2 pm ET

Tue, 09/28/2021 - 1:47pm
NASA will hold a news conference today (Sept. 28) to preview the upcoming launch of its Lucy mission.
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Chinese commercial satellite has been spotting meteors and aurora

Tue, 09/28/2021 - 1:00pm
A small Chinese commercial satellite has been detecting meteors impacting the atmosphere and even filming the aurora.
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