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Trump signs bill urging NASA to send humans to Mars

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump signed a $19.5 billion bill to fund NASA programs and emphasized the agency’s recommitment to the exploration of deep space over more Earthy-bound research endeavors. The bill basically aligns with the budget the White House…

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Scientists capture first-ever evidence of landslide on a comet

Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko may not have the most catchy name in the solar system, but there are plenty of other things that make it intriguing - not least the first observation of a landslide on a comet. The comet 'belongs to'…

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Virgin Galactic is taking Stephen Hawking to space

Internationally renowned theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking is planning to fulfill his “ultimate ambition” by traveling to outer space, having accepted an offer from Virgin Galactic owner Richard Branson to be a passenger on a future suborbital flight. Hawking…

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Can SpaceX make satellite-based Internet a reality?

Never one to shy away from ambitious projects, SpaceX founder and chief executive Elon Musk has been working on a new project that would use satellites to bring low-cost broadband Internet service to the world for years, but could he…

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Trump’s budget eliminates some NASA programs, boosts others

President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 budget proposal would reduce NASA’s funding from $19.3 billion to $19.1 billion, and although most of the space program’s planned projects would remain intact, a Europa lander and the Asteroid Redirect Mission would be eliminated.…

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NASA finds India’s long-lost lunar orbiter

Eight years after it went missing, the location of India’s first lunar orbiter has been discovered, thanks to a new NASA radar technique which the space agency believes could be used to locate previously hard-to-find orbiting object while planning future…

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Cassini images show strange shape of Saturn’s moon Pan

The jury appears to be out as to whether Pan looks more like a ravioli, a walnut, a flying saucer, President Donald Trump’s face or something else entirely, but new images of Saturn’s tiny moon obtained by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft…

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Harvard scientists: ‘Fast radio bursts’ might come from alien spaceships

From time to time, the world is treated to a genuine theory from respected experts on subjects that are usually confined to science fiction. Take Elon Musk's suggestion that our world is probably a simulation or Stephen Hawking's idea that…

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New NASA budget demands manned Mars mission by 2033

A bill that would authorize more than $19.5 billion in federal funding for NASA is on its way to the White House after clearing both chambers of Congress, and it reportedly includes a challenge to the US space agency to…

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Blue Origin shows off new giant rocket engines

Aerospace manufacturer Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos has posted the first-ever images of the fully-completed BE-4 liquid rocket engine on Twitter, giving the world a look at the technology that his company plans to use to send its New Glenn…