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(VIDEO) ISS crew resurrects, wins, and then kills off the Mannequin Challenge

Since it first became a thing in October, countless individuals have attempted the Mannequin Challenge, with sports teams, musicians, comedians and even political figures getting into the act – but the most recent effort is the only one that can…

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SpaceX teases its highly anticipated Falcon Heavy rocket

On Wednesday afternoon, SpaceX released the first tantalizing image of its Falcon Heavy rocket, which has been years in the making. An image posted to Instagram showed the Falcon Heavy’s interstage, which links the first and second stages of the…

Solar eclipse in Tokyo.Picture was taken on 21 May 2012.

Get ready: an amazing total solar eclipse is coming in 2017

For the first time in nearly 40 years, stargazers and space enthusiasts in the US will have the rare opportunity to witness a total solar eclipse, an event that is widely recognized as one of the rarest and most spectacular…

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Vera Rubin, scientist who confirmed existence of dark matter, dead at 88

Ground-breaking astrophysicist Vera Rubin, who helped to confirm the existence of dark matter, died on Sunday at the age of 88, according to the Carnegie Institute. Rubin was a revolutionary force not just for her astrophysics research, but also for…

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China eyes 2018 for moon landing, 2020 for Mars mission

China on Tuesday announced ambitious plans to be the first country to soft land a probe on the far side of the moon sometime around 2018, and is set to launch its first probe to Mars by 2020, according to…

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China claims success with new ‘reactionless engine’ EmDrive

In what appears to be the latest breakthrough in space travel technology, China claims it has made a great leap forward with its ‘reactionless’ Electromagnetic Drive, or simply, EmDrive – an engine that uses only the power of electromagnetic radiation…

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Planet-eating star shows us the future of our solar system

An international team of astronomers announced a particularly timely discovery: A star that ate one of its planets. According to details published in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics, the team made its conclusion based on the unusual composition of the…

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Dwarf planet Ceres is rich with water ice and might have once supported life

While the dwarf planet Ceres is typically described as a dark and heavily cratered object whose brightest spots are comprised of reflective salts, new research based on findings from the Dawn mission have found evidence of water ice located at…

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NASA scientist: ‘We aren’t prepared for an asteroid strike’

As a society, we have very little in the way of preparations for an asteroid or comet that is on a collision course with Earth, a NASA scientist warned on Monday, at the annual fall meeting of the American Geophysical…

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Curiosity rover stuck at base of Mt. Sharp due to technical issues

Technical issues experienced by Curiosity while scaling Mount Sharp have prevented the Mars rover from moving its robotic arm or continuing its journey, limiting it to monitoring the planet’s weather and capturing images over the past two weeks, NASA revealed…