I can calculate the motions of the heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people

— Sir Isaac Newton


What are Dobsonian Telescopes?

Tue, 06/28/2022 - 11:18am
Discover what Dobsonian telescopes are as we take you through their design and widespread popularity among astronomers.
Categories: Astronomy

NASA launches sounding rocket from Australia

Tue, 06/28/2022 - 11:00am
It was NASA's first launch from a commercial facility outside the United States, and more are coming very soon.
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Bizarre 'polygons' are cracking through the surface of Mars

Tue, 06/28/2022 - 10:00am
A new image from NASA's HIRISE camera reveals strange 'polygons' cracking open the surface of Mars. It's just a typical sign of spring, scientists say.
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'Obi-Wan Kenobi' finale delivers the return of the Jedi

Tue, 06/28/2022 - 8:33am
‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ is far, far away from being perfect, but the finale boasts some of Disney’s most compelling Star Wars yet.
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SpaceX's Starship Super Heavy rocket prototype moves to launch pad for tests

Tue, 06/28/2022 - 8:19am
SpaceX's massive Starship project was on the move last week, as its "Booster 7" Super Heavy rocket prototype moved to its South Texas test pad Thursday (June 23).
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On This Day In Space: June 28, 2015: SpaceX rocket explodes after liftoff

Tue, 06/28/2022 - 7:55am
On June 28, 2015, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded minutes after launching from Florida. See how it happened in our On This Day In Space video series.
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Private Cygnus cargo ship departs space station for a fiery death in Earth's atmosphere

Tue, 06/28/2022 - 7:47am
Northop Grumman's robotic Cygnus freighter is scheduled to undock from the orbiting lab at 6:05 a.m. EDT (1005) Tuesday. Watch it live here at Space.com, courtesy of NASA.
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NASA's tiny CAPSTONE cubesat launches on pioneering moon mission

Tue, 06/28/2022 - 6:45am
NASA's tiny CAPSTONE spacecraft has begun its long, history-making journey to the moon.
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Northrop Grumman's Cygnus cargo ship boosts International Space Station's orbit

Tue, 06/28/2022 - 6:00am
A Cygnus spacecraft reboosted the International Space Station to its normal operating altitude on June 25, 2022.
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Can we time travel? A theoretical physicist provides some answers

Tue, 06/28/2022 - 6:00am
Can we time travel like they do in the movies? The laws of physics might forbid it.
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Satellites zoom in on cities' hottest neighborhoods to help combat the urban heat island effect

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 3:00pm
Landsat satellites have been pinpointing risks of extreme heat within cities.
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James Webb Space Telescope team clears 1st instrument for science observations

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 2:35pm
An exoplanet hunter and first-light detector on the James Webb Space Telescope is ready to do science, six months after the observatory launched to space.
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Watch Mercury roll by as BepiColombo probe makes superclose flyby (video)

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 1:46pm
A new video shows the crater-riddled surface of the solar system's smallest planet Mercury as captured during a super close flyby of the BepiColombo spacecraft.
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July full moon 2022: 'Buck supermoon' passes Saturn

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 1:38pm
The full moon of July also called the "Buck Moon" or "Thunder Moon," will occur July 23 at 10:36 p.m. EDT (0236 GMT on July 24).
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Alien super-Earths may get a habitability boost from hydrogen-rich atmospheres

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 11:02am
Alien rocky worlds cocooned in hydrogen and helium could prove habitable to life as we know it for billions of years, with key features such as temperate conditions and liquid water, a new study finds.
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NASA's James Webb Space Telescope: The ultimate guide

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 7:16am
Everything you need to know about the James Webb Space Telescope, NASA's Big Bang-probing space observatory.
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Planet Neptune will go into reverse as it moves in the sky on Tuesday

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 6:46am
Neptune will enter retrograde on Tuesday (June 28) and will appear to 'reverse its course' as it moves across the sky. Here's how to see it.
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James Webb Space Telescope will study Milky Way's monster black hole

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 6:45am
Next time the Event Horizon Telescope turns to study the monster black hole at the center of the Milky Way, it will have help from the James Webb Space Telescope.
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Did a giant radio telescope in China just discover aliens? Not so FAST…

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 6:37am
We should be intrigued, but not too excited (yet). Any interesting signal has to go through a lot of tests to check whether it truly carries the signature of extraterrestrial technology.
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The Large Hadron Collider: Inside CERN's atom smasher

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 5:29am
The Large Hadron Collider is the world's biggest particle accelerator. It's located at the European particle physics laboratory CERN, near Geneva, Switzerland.
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