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Largest sea on Saturn's mysterious moon Titan could be more than 1,000 feet deep

1 hour 44 min ago
Data from one of Cassini's last flybys of Titan probed the depths of Kraken Mare to better understand the moon's alien chemistry.
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How to see the 'Great Hexagon' of bright winter stars this weekend

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Eight bright stars dominate our current winter sky. Depending on how you look at them, you might see a graceful arc, a hexagon or a giant "G."
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Warm up with this cozy image of a hot spot on Jupiter

1 hour 47 min ago
A new composite image of Jupiter's atmosphere shows a hot spot glowing brightly in infrared wavelengths.
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Watch live today : SpaceX launching 143 satellites on Transporter-1 mission @ 9:40 a.m. ET

1 hour 55 min ago
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Transporter-1 rideshare mission with dozens of satellites from Cape Canaveral on Saturday, Jan. 23, at 9:40 a.m. EST (1440 GMT). Watch it live!
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Space photos: The most amazing images this week!

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See the best photos on Space.com this week.
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The top space stories of the week!

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These are the top space stories this week from Space.com.
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Bernie Sanders in space! These inauguration mitten memes are out of this world

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 5:43pm
After casually stopping by President Joe Biden's inauguration on Wednesday (Jan. 20), Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont set out on a tour of the universe — sort of.
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Exclusive: Avasarala and Bobbie sink deeper into a black market weapons ring in 'The Expanse #2'

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 3:13pm
Writer Corrina Bechko and artist Alejandro Aragon fill in the gaps between Season 4 and Season 5 of "The Expanse" with Boom! Studios.
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SpaceX's Starship SN9 prototype fires engines again to prep for test flight

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 12:10pm
The Starship SN9 vehicle performed its fifth-ever static fire Friday morning (Jan. 22), gearing up for a high-altitude test flight in the coming days.
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Dawn Aerospace aims to launch New Zealand's 1st space plane from a conventional airport

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 12:00pm
Dawn Aerospace has received approval to fly a suborbital space plane from a conventional airport in New Zealand.
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A moon rock in the Oval Office: President Joe Biden's lunar display

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 11:42am
Joe Biden was three weeks from taking office as a freshman U.S. senator when the moon rock that is now on display in the White House was collected by astronauts on the lunar surface.
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Mystery particle may explain extreme X-rays shooting from the 'Magnificent 7' stars

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 11:00am
Particles called axions may be the reason the 'Magnificent 7' cluster of neutron stars emits extreme X-rays.
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Pictures from space! Our image of the day

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 9:26am
NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins flashes a big smile in a photo posted by the International Space Station on Jan. 21, 2021.
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SpaceX to launch dozens of satellites on Transporter-1 flight Saturday and you can watch it live

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 9:04am
SpaceX is preparing one of its veteran rockets to launch a stack of small satellites into space on Saturday (Jan. 23). Here's how to watch.
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Read a free issue of How It Works magazine!

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 8:25am
Our sister publication is the action-packed magazine that’s bursting with the answers to your curious questions
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'Out Astronaut' contest accepting submissions until Jan. 31

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 7:26am
The Out Astronaut Contest is now accepting submissions until Jan. 31.
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Elon Musk says he's donating $100 million for carbon-capture tech prize

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 7:25am
Elon Musk is putting a big chunk of change into the fight against climate change.
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Kerbal Space Program 2 will launch Kerbonauts with wild new hairdos and emotions

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 7:23am
The developers of the popular "Kerbal Space Program" from Private Division and Intercept Games revealed the true nature of their astronauts (Kerbals) in a recent YouTube video.
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'Symbiotic stars' caught snacking on each other outside the Milky Way

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 7:14am
Stars snacking on their companions outside the Milky Way have been precisely mapped and measured for the first time.
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On This Day in Space! Jan. 22, 2003: Pioneer 10 beams last signal to Earth

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 7:00am
On January 22, 2003, NASA's Pioneer 10 spacecraft beams its last data transmission back to Earth. See how it happened in our "On This Day In Space" series!
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