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Solar Probe Launched On SUNday Morning

If you are thinking of taking some time tonight to watch the peak of the Perseid meteor shower tonight then you might want to take a moment today to wave hi to Parker, the probe that was launched in the

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The Perseid Meteor Shower Is Going to Be Amazing This Weekend

If you have camping plans this weekend, you’re in luck. The annual Perseid meteor shower will be returning August 10–13, and it’s expected to be the best and brightest one in years, astrophysicist Ethan Siegel writes for Forbes. The Perseid

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How Water Could Power Long-Distance Space Travel

Space agencies and private companies already have advanced plans to send humans to Mars in the next few years – ultimately colonising it. And with a growing number of discoveries of Earth-like planets around nearby stars, long-distance space travel has

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Your Best Chance To View Mars Is This Weekend

If you have not been checking out the night sky this weekend you have been missing some fantastic natural phenomenon. The moon put on a display Friday night as did the red planet. Though despite what your Facebook news feed

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Greenland Giant Iceberg Seen From Space

There is a Village in Greenland that is facing down some big ocean riding trouble. It’s a 300-foot-high iceberg that may weigh in at nearly 10 million tonnes. It has been floating outside the town for a while, long enough

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New Moons Found Around Jupiter

Scientists at the Carnegie Institution of Science have discovered that Jupiter has more moons than previously thought, twelve more in fact, including what they are calling 11 “normal” moons and one “oddball” which brings the total number of moons around

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SpaceX Launches Recycled Rocket

SpaceX has reused one of their Falcon9 rockets in record time. The booster that was used in Friday mornings launch was last used in April when it launched the planet-hunting Tess satellite. The Dragon capsule was last used in 2016.

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Small Asteroid Over Botswana [VIDEO]

It happens more often than you might think – asteroids enter the Earth’s atmosphere about once a month. Usually we have no idea they are coming until they burn up in the Earth’s Atmosphere. Often they are destroyed before they

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Safe Return For Space Travelers

Nasa announced the safe return of three of the International Space Station crew Sunday morning after 168 days in space where they performed hundreds of experiments. Astronauts Norishige Kanai (Japan), Anton Shkaplerov (Russia), and Scott Tingle (US), all began their

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Night Views For May 27 2018

If you are someone who likes looking up at the night sky to see interesting things but hates having to stay up late to catch them; there is good news for you this weekend because you don’t have to stay

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NASA Mars Helicopter

NASA has been exploring Mars since 2003 with rovers, both of which went beyond their expected 90 day missions, one (Opportunity) has been going for 15 years and holds the record for the longest distance ever driven by any off-earth

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Funny April Fools From Space

If you are a fan of April Fools pranks there are those who would rather you kept them away from them. You cannot get farther away than these! Here are some of the more amusing pranks that have been played

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Lunchtime Trivia Wednesday, March 21

Q: In the U.S there are 9 square feet of this for every person. In Canada that number is 2 square feet per person. What is it? A: Storage. Industry statistics show that the U.S. has an average of nine

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NASA And SpaceX Successful Launch

It’s not every day a rocket blasts off into space, even more rare is a rocket being relaunched into space. SpaceX this past week accomplished this task for NASA for the first time. Previously Falcon 9 rockets have been used

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Black Hole 800 Million Times The Size Of Our Sun

A team of astronomers, including two from MIT, has detected the most distant supermassive black hole ever observed. The black hole sits in the center of an ultrabright quasar, the light of which was emitted just 690 million years after

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