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Neil deGrasse Tyson: I’ll go to Mars after Elon Musk sends his mom

He’s an astrophysicist and cosmologist who has studied and worked at some of the world’s most prestigious universities, written multiple books and won several honors, but Neil deGrasse Tyson has no interest in traveling to Mars – at least, not…

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Peggy Whitson breaks spacewalking record for a female astronaut 

It was one small step for (a?) women, one giant leap for womankind as NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson this week set a new spacewalking record for a female astronaut. Together with NASA colleague Shane Kimbrough, Whitson went outside of the…

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SpaceX successfully reuses a rocket to launch a satellite

The commercial satellite that served as the payload for Thursday’s successful launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida was not the main attraction – instead, that honor belonged to the partially-reused SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket used to lift it…

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Black holes don’t just destroy stars– they create them

Supermassive black holes fire out powerful jets of material, and new research published in the journal Nature has revealed, for the first time, stars developing in this extreme environment. The study team said their revelation has numerous repercussions for comprehending…

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Scientists discover biggest ever brown dwarf star

An international team of scientists has discovered a brown dwarf with the 'purest' composition and the greatest mass to date, according to a report in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. The object, referred to as SDSS J0104+1535, is…

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SpaceX will try to make history by re-launching a rocket this week

More than five years after SpaceX first announced plans to develop a privately-funded reusable launch system, the California-based company will re-launch a previously-used Falcon 9 booster rocket for the first time on Thursday, The Verge and other media outlets are…

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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…