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A 40-Year Old Voyager Spacecraft Can Guide Aliens to Earth

| August 17, 2017 | 0 Comments





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Here’s Your Critical Guide to the Hospitable Earth-Like Exoplanets

| August 16, 2017 | 0 Comments





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The Implications of Cosmic Silence

| August 15, 2017 | 0 Comments



Astrophysicist argues that if we are indeed typical, it follows that species such as ours could go extinct soon after attaining technological knowledge.

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An Exclusive Look Inside The Secretive Building Where NASA Makes Rockets

| August 14, 2017 | 0 Comments



The NASA building is so vast, it has its own weather. Rain clouds have been seen forming below the ceiling on extremely humid days. And we got to take a tour.

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NASA’s Voyager Spacecrafts Are Still Going Strong 40 Years Later

| August 12, 2017 | 0 Comments





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NASA’s New Contract Could Change the Way We Approach Space Travel

| August 9, 2017 | 0 Comments



NASA has signed an $18.8 million deal with BWXT Nuclear Energy, Inc. to develop nuclear thermal propulsion systems to help future space missions reach deeper into space than ever before. These propulsion systesm could cut the time needed to get to Mars by two months, as well as allow for a higher cargo capacity.

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This Is The Most Detailed Map Yet of The Universe’s Dark Matter

| August 9, 2017 | 0 Comments



Measurements support the view that about 26 percent of the Universe is made up of the mysterious stuff and its distribution is a little smoother than had been estimated.

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What Would a Failed Falcon Heavy Launch Mean for SpaceX?

| August 5, 2017 | 0 Comments





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Milky Way’s Origins Are Not What They Seem

| August 5, 2017 | 0 Comments



Northwestern University astrophysicists have discovered that up to half of the matter in our Milky Way galaxy may come from distant galaxies.

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New Evidence Suggests Venus May Have Had an Ocean

| August 4, 2017 | 0 Comments





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These Satellites Are the Smallest to Ever Reach Earth’s Orbit

| August 2, 2017 | 0 Comments



Breakthrough Starshot has sent six “Sprites” into orbit to test their electronics systems and radio communications. Weighing just 4 grams each, these Sprites are the smallest satellites ever sent into space, and the success of this launch marks an exciting milestone on the path to faster, cheaper interstellar exploration.

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Both SpaceX and Boeing Are on Track to Launch Astronauts Into Space in 2018

| August 1, 2017 | 0 Comments



Based on a schedule released by NASA, both SpaceX and Boeing are on track to launch astronauts into space by the end of 2018 as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program. This collaboration with NASA is just one example of the many ways commercial space companies are fueling the future of space travel.

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Buzz Aldrin: We Will Have Humans on Mars in the Next 20 Years

| August 1, 2017 | 0 Comments



Buzz Aldrin firmly believes that investing in younger generations is a critical component of reaching Mars in the coming decades, asserting that we have the scientific and technological tools to accomplish the feat; we only need the will.

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Reddit Users Ask SETI Founder and Space Legend Anything

| July 30, 2017 | 0 Comments





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New Study Shows Half the Atoms in Our Bodies Came From Beyond the Milky Way

| July 29, 2017 | 0 Comments



A team of astronomers suggest that life on Earth may have origins beyond the Milky Way. They have discovered, through computer simulations, that up to half the atoms found in the Milky Way (and our bodies) have extragalactic origins.

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A Galactic Internet Could Contact Other Planets in 300,000 Years

| July 29, 2017 | 0 Comments



The idea of communicating across the vast space that separates stars may seem impossible, but a new simulation suggests that it might not be — and that the relatively simple concept of signaling with light might make it possible.

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Want to Go to Space? Here Are Your Options

| July 29, 2017 | 0 Comments



Fewer than 600 people have actually been to space. Private companies are going to make space tourism achievable by thousands.

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The Falcon Heavy Maiden Launch Will be in November, Elon Musk Announced

| July 28, 2017 | 0 Comments





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A Startup Developed a 3D Printer Capable of Working in the Vacuum of Space

| July 28, 2017 | 0 Comments



A startup has developed a way to 3D print outside the International Space Station, which will give astronauts the ability to repair, upgrade, and prototype in space itself. It will save NASA countless dollars and hundreds of hours.

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NASA’s Megarocket Reaches Another Milestone, Aces 3rd Test

| July 27, 2017 | 0 Comments



NASA’s RS-25 rocket engine for its Space Launch System (SLS), was test-fired successfully for the third time in a row. This marks another step toward deep-space exploration missions and the first launch of the SLS and the Orion spacecraft for EM-1.

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NASA: There’s No Evidence of a Mars Civilization Thousands of Years Ago

| July 21, 2017 | 0 Comments



A US Congressman asked NASA whether Mars hosted an alien civilization at some point. Despite potentially favorable conditions on the red planet, it is almost infinitely unlikely that the planet ever hosted sophisticated life in the way suggested.

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New Studies Indicate Life on TRAPPIST-1’s Exoplanets Might be Impossible

| July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments





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Startup Gets Funding to Clean Up Our Orbital Space Junk

| July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments





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We’re Sending Another Probe to Mercury to Work Out Why The Planet’s Shrinking

| July 19, 2017 | 0 Comments



The European Space Agency (ESA) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have unveiled the probe they’re sending to study Mercury in 2018, to figure out why the smallest planet in the Solar System appears to be shrinking.

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Buzz Aldrin: It’s Time for Humans to Start Looking at Other Planets to Live On

| July 18, 2017 | 0 Comments



In an exclusive interview, Buzz Aldrin discusses the importance of science and the value of getting humanity walking on alien worlds.

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NASA: On Social Media? Apply to Attend the Next SpaceX Launch

| July 18, 2017 | 0 Comments



SpaceX’s next launch is scheduled for August, and if you’re on social media, NASA is inviting you to attend.

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New Tech May Temper Space Companies’ Overly Optimistic Timelines

| July 17, 2017 | 0 Comments





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Saturn’s Largest Moon Could Power a Population the Size of the U.S.

| July 16, 2017 | 0 Comments





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NASA Just Announced They Can’t Afford to Get Humans to Mars

| July 13, 2017 | 0 Comments



NASA admitted today that under the current budget they cannot afford to get humans to Mars. NASA’s next steps will depend on its funding, but now more than ever, the future of Mars colonization rests in the hands of commercial space companies.

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SpaceX is Launching Its Third Mission in Just Nine Days

| July 2, 2017 | 0 Comments





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