Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the Universe or we are not.
Both are equally terrifying.

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China opens Chang'e 6 return capsule containing samples from moon's far side (video)

Thu, 06/27/2024 - 6:00am
China's Chang'e 6 mission return capsule has been transferred to Beijing and opened to access its precious cargo — samples from the moon's mysterious far side.
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Phosphate in NASA's OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample suggests space rock Bennu hails from an ocean world

Wed, 06/26/2024 - 8:00pm
NASA's OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission brought pieces of space rock Bennu to Earth in 2023. An analysis of these samples has revealed interesting data.
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NASA selects SpaceX to build deorbit vehicle for International Space Station

Wed, 06/26/2024 - 6:00pm
NASA has selected SpaceX to develop a vehicle that will bring the International Space Station to a fiery end when the time comes.
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See a starburst galaxy, ablaze with explosive star birth, devouring dwarf galaxies (video)

Wed, 06/26/2024 - 5:00pm
To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the Gemini North telescope team has released a stunning image of starburst galaxy NGC 4449, which is ablaze with intense star birth as it devours smaller galaxies.
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James Webb Space Telescope spies strange shapes above Jupiter's Great Red Spot (image)

Wed, 06/26/2024 - 3:59pm
The James Webb Space Telescope has discovered strange structures in the atmosphere of Jupiter over the solar system's largest storm, the Great Red Spot, proving the planet is full of surprises.
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Borderlands games ranked, worst to best

Wed, 06/26/2024 - 3:00pm
The Borderlands movie is right around the corner, and we can't think of a better time to jump into the legendary sci-fi FPS video game franchise.
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NASA dips into futuristic AR tech to build powerful Roman Space Telescope

Wed, 06/26/2024 - 2:00pm
NASA engineers are incorporating augmented reality while constructing the next-gen Roman Space Telescope. Here's how.
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Take a deep dive into UFO history in 'After the Flying Saucers Came' by Greg Eghigian (exclusive)

Wed, 06/26/2024 - 1:00pm
An interview with "After the Flying Saucers Came" author and Penn State history professor Greg Eghigian about the history of the UFO phenomenon and those who study it.
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What happened to China's Chang'e 6 lander on the moon's far side?

Wed, 06/26/2024 - 12:00pm
The Chang'e 6 lander, which collected the first-ever samples on the moon's far side, apparently switched off after that material was launched off the lunar surface.
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Watch GOES-U weather satellite float above a brightly shining Earth in stunning video from space

Wed, 06/26/2024 - 11:29am
Watch as SpaceX's Falcon Heavy second stage deploys the powerful new GOES-U satellite into space as Earth glows in the background.
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Bushnell Legend 10X42 Ultra HD monocular review

Wed, 06/26/2024 - 10:15am
A very rugged and well-put-together monocular from Bushnell, with fantastic, crisp, clear views, and a comfortable, sturdy body.
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Satellite megaconstellations threaten ozone layer recovery, study confirms

Wed, 06/26/2024 - 10:10am
Satellites burning up in Earth's atmosphere are producing chemicals that could thwart the recovery of our planet's protective ozone shield.
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SpaceX unveils new Starlink Mini antenna for internet users on the go

Wed, 06/26/2024 - 9:00am
SpaceX just announced a more compact version of its satellite internet antennas called Starlink Mini that are small enough to fit in a backpack.
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NASA's oldest active astronaut Don Pettit to make 4th trip to ISS on Sept. 11

Wed, 06/26/2024 - 8:00am
Don Pettit, NASA's oldest active astronaut and a space shuttle flyer, will return to space no earlier than Sept. 11 aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft.
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Why is mystery object Cygnus X-3 so bright? Astronomers may now have the answer

Wed, 06/26/2024 - 6:00am
The X-ray-emitting binary system Cygnus X-3 features a massive Wolf-Rayet star donating matter to a compact object, probably a black hole.
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Powerful GOES-U weather satellite launches to orbit atop SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket (video)

Tue, 06/25/2024 - 5:45pm
NOAA's advanced GOES-U weather satellite launched today (June 25) on the 10th-ever liftoff of SpaceX's powerful Falcon Heavy rocket.
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ISS astronauts conduct 'spacewalk review' after spacesuit coolant leak

Tue, 06/25/2024 - 4:59pm
ISS astronauts are reviewing spacesuits and spacewalking procedures after a leak during a spacewalk on June 24. NASA's next spacewalk is still scheduled for July 2.
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Europe's new Ariane 6 rocket on track for long-awaited 1st launch on July 9

Tue, 06/25/2024 - 3:59pm
Europe's new Ariane 6 rocket is on schedule for its inaugural launch.
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James Webb Space Telescope spots 'Cosmic Gems' in the extremely early universe (video)

Tue, 06/25/2024 - 3:00pm
The JWST has detected star clusters that existed less than 500 million years after the Big Bang. These clusters, in the Cosmic Gems arc, could reveal secrets of cosmic evolution.
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SpaceX Dragon capsule on display ahead of joining space shuttle LA exhibit

Tue, 06/25/2024 - 2:00pm
What do you do when your star space shuttle is under wraps and out of view from the public for the next few years? If you are the California Science Center, you land another spacecraft.
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