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Success! NASA Confirms the Mole is Working Again.

8 hours ago
Evan Gough

After months of setbacks, NASA says that the InSight Lander's Mole is working again. InSight landed on Mars on Nov.…

There’s the Curiosity Rover, On the Move, Seen from Space

If the Curiosity rover was paranoid, would it feel like it was being watched? Well, it is being watched, by…

10 hours ago

What Was The First Color In The Universe?

The universe bathes in a sea of light, from the blue-white flickering of young stars to the deep red glow…

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Here’s the Picture We’ve Been Waiting for. Hubble’s Photo of Interstellar Comet 2I/Borisov

Leave it up to the good ole Hubble Space Telescope. The workhorse telescope has given us a photo of the…

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An Army of Tiny Robots Could Assemble Huge Structures in Space

A team from MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms (CBA) recently unveiled their prototype for a new assembler robot, which…

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NASA’s New Lunar Spacesuit is Going to be a Lot More Comfortable for Astronauts

NASA is developing new spacesuits for their Artemis program. The new suits will give the astronauts greater mobility, will be…

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SpaceX Files a Request to Launch Another 30,000 Satellites for Starlink, on Top of the 12,000 They’re Already Planning to Launch

According to recent filings, SpaceX is hoping to send an additional 30,000 Starlink satellites to orbit in the coming years.

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Some Quasars Shine With the Light of Over a Trillion Stars

Quasars are some of the brightest objects in the Universe. The brightest ones are so luminous they outshine a trillion…

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Weekly Space Hangout: October 16, 2019 – Jeffrey Kargel Talks Climate Change on Earth and Beyond

Hosts:Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Allen Versfeld (https://www.urban-astronomer.com/ / @uastronomer) Dr. Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg & ChartYourWorld.org) Moiya McTier (https://www.moiyamctier.com/ / @GoAstroMo) Jeff…

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NASA Engineer Has A Great Idea for a High-Speed Spacedrive. Too Bad it Violates the Laws of Physics

When a NASA engineer announces a new and revolutionary engine that could take us to the stars, it's easy to…

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