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Because of Coronavirus Lockdowns, Europe is Having the Same Drop in Pollution that we Saw in China

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Evan Gough

The pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus is creating all kinds of chaos for human society. But for the dear…

Want to Buy Flights on Starship? Here’s the New SpaceX Payload User’s Guide, no Prices, Unfortunately

The development of the Starship - SpaceX's super-heavy launch system that will take cargo and crews to orbit, the Moon,…

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Carnival of Space #657

This week's Carnival of Space is hosted by Brian Wang at his Next Big Future blog. Click here to read Carnival…

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Stratolaunch Shows Off its New Hypersonic Testing Vehicle

A year ago, the high-altitude launch company Stratolaunch flew the world’s largest aircraft. Now, Stratolaunch has revealed the designs of…

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New Find Shows Uranus Loses Atmosphere to its Magnetic Field

NASA’s researchers at the Goddard Space Flight Center recently did just that, looking at Voyager 2’s lone encounter with the…

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Mapping Out the Water on the Moon

Using LRO data, the ESA recently created a map of water ice on the Moon, which will aid in future…

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Astronomers Define the “Really Habitable Zone”. Planets Capable of Producing Gin and Tonic

A hospitable star that doesn't kill you with deadly flares. A rocky planet with liquid water and an agreeable climate.…

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Five Snapshots of how the Earth Looked at Key Points in its History Could Help us Find Habitable Exoplanets

A study by Cornell's Carl Sagan Institute provides models of how Earth looked like over time, which could help us…

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This Galaxy Has Only One Spiral Arm

There are all kinds of odd things in the sky. Things that defy our naming conventions, and our attempts to…

2 days ago

Astronaut Pee Will Help Build Bases on the Moon

In a strange development, a new ESA-supported study has shown that urine could actually help astronauts build bases on the…

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