The space of night is infinite,
The blackness and emptiness
Crossed only by thin bright fences
Of logic

— Kenneth Rexroth
"Theory of Numbers"

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Boeing's Starliner can stay in space beyond 45-day limit, NASA says

Tue, 07/02/2024 - 3:30pm
Boeing's Starliner is rated to stay in space for 45 days on its historic first astronaut mission, but that's going to be extended soon. Ground testing on its thrusters will start as soon as July 2.
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Northrop Grumman names Cygnus cargo craft for fallen Challenger commander

Tue, 07/02/2024 - 3:00pm
Francis Richard "Dick" Scobee, the NASA commander of the ill-fated flight of space shuttle Challenger, is being remembered by Northrop Grumman with the naming of a space station cargo spacecraft.
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'Great Food Truck Race' blasts off on 17th season with stop at NASA

Tue, 07/02/2024 - 2:00pm
"The Great Food Truck Race" lifted off for its 17th season by touching down at NASA's Johnson Space Center. Chef Tyler Florence welcomed nine teams to the "Blast Off Challenge."
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Former cryptocurrency company plans reality TV competition to pick next Blue Origin spaceflight crew

Tue, 07/02/2024 - 12:30pm
A reality television series may follow a company's efforts to send the 1st Nigerian and others to space aboard a Blue Origin vehicle.
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Giant river system that existed 40 million years ago discovered deep below Antarctic ice

Tue, 07/02/2024 - 12:00pm
"There was this gigantic river system": Researchers find ancient lost world deep beneath Antarctic ice.
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Watch SpaceX catch Starship Super Heavy booster with 'chopsticks' in this animation

Tue, 07/02/2024 - 11:00am
A new SpaceX animation shows the company catching a returning Starship Super Heavy booster with the "chopstick" arms of its huge launch tower.
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Get an up-close look at China's Chang'e 6 farside moon rover (video)

Tue, 07/02/2024 - 10:00am
More information has come to light regarding the hitchhiking mini-rover on China's Chang'e 6 sample-return mission to the moon's far side.
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Find a piece of SpaceX space junk? Call the hotline

Tue, 07/02/2024 - 9:00am
SpaceX has established a debris hotline and a special email address to aid folks who may have found fallen pieces of the company's hardware.
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International Space Station: Live updates

Tue, 07/02/2024 - 8:15am
Find out what's going on at the International Space Station.
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Lego-inspired 'space bricks' could help scientists design moon habitats. Here's how

Tue, 07/02/2024 - 8:00am
How European Space Agency scientists are using Lego-inspired "space bricks" to design lunar habitats.
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If alien terraforming emits greenhouse gases, our telescopes could detect it

Tue, 07/02/2024 - 6:00am
A new thought experiment reveals how greenhouse gases can be used as a technosignature in the hunt for aliens.
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Satellites watch 'extremely dangerous' Hurricane Beryl batter Carriacou island (video)

Mon, 07/01/2024 - 6:00pm
Hurricane Beryl made landfall on Monday (July 1) morning, setting the record of strongest hurricane to happen this early in the year.
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Not-so-static fire: Private Chinese rocket accidentally launches during test

Mon, 07/01/2024 - 5:00pm
Space Pioneer's new Tianlong-3 rocket took to the skies accidentally on Sunday (June 30), then crashed back to Earth in a dramatic explosion.
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Forbidden black holes and ancient stars hide in these 'tiny red dots' (image)

Mon, 07/01/2024 - 4:00pm
The James Webb Space Telescope found "tiny red dots" in the early universe representing overgrown supermassive black holes and stars that are impossibly old for the infant cosmos.
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Why puffy exoplanets often dance with perfect rhythm

Mon, 07/01/2024 - 3:00pm
New research has identified two distinct populations of puffy, sub-Neptune exoplanets with low densities, allowing them to stay in step with their planetary siblings.
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Watch Firefly Aerospace launch 8 cubesats to orbit tonight

Mon, 07/01/2024 - 12:30pm
Firefly Aerospace's Alpha rocket is scheduled to launch for the fifth time ever just after midnight on Tuesday (July 2), and you can watch the action live.
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Once-in-a-lifetime star explosion, visible from Earth, could happen any day now

Mon, 07/01/2024 - 11:00am
Binary star system T Coronae Borealis (T CrB) is about to go nova any day now. The recurrent nova explodes approximately every 79 or 80 years.
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See the sun rage behind the ISS in epic time-lapse photo

Mon, 07/01/2024 - 9:00am
Astrophotographer Miguel Claro caught the International Space Station as it crossed in front of the sun, making for a truly epic time-lapse photo .
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This mysterious ancient computer has a 'calendar ring' that followed the lunar year

Mon, 07/01/2024 - 6:00am
A hand-powered calculator from 2,000 years ago, known as the Antikythera mechanism, had a calendar ring that likely followed the lunar year.
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Japan launches advanced Earth-observing satellite on 3rd flight of H3 rocket (video)

Sun, 06/30/2024 - 7:30pm
Japan's new H3 rocket launched for the third time ever tonight (June 30), sending the ALOS-4 Earth-observing satellite to orbit.
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