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Rebellious scientists launch campaign to make Pluto a planet again

Incensed by Pluto’s demotion to the status of dwarf planet, a team of rebellious scientists has launched a plan to strike back and make Pluto great again. The team, which includes researchers from NASA, has put forward a new definition…

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The Apollo 11 capsule is about to go on another mission

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin’s voyage to the moon and back in 1969, the Apollo 11 command module that carried the trio of astronauts to and from the lunar surface will go…

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NASA announces discovery of seven habitable exoplanets around one star

NASA recently unveiled they've discovered a group of seven exoplanets orbiting a single star just 39 light years away from Earth. Each planet is rocky, warm, and could contain liquid water-- making them great candidates in the search for life elsewhere…

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SpaceX uses prestigious NASA pad for successful liftoff 

SpaceX has used the iconic Launch Complex 39A at John F. Kennedy Space Center to launch a Falcon 9 rocket and accompanying Dragon cargo capsule towards the International Space Station, the first private launch from a site that lifted off…

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Dwarf planet Ceres contains the building blocks of life

Data collected by the Dawn spacecraft during its analysis of the dwarf planet Ceres has revealed the presence of organic molecules on the 590 mile (950 km) object, meaning it could potentially host microbial life, according to research published this…

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Hubble spots white dwarf star ripping up Halley’s Comet’s big brother

Researchers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have observed, for the first time ever, an enormous object with the composition of a comet being shredded and scattered by a white dwarf, the burned-out husk of a massive star. Researchers said the…

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Mars was just slammed by a ‘cosmic shotgun blast’

Nobody ever said it was going to be easy, but the discovery of a cluster of recent meteorite impacts on Mars has highlighted a major reason why future colonization of the Red Planet will be an almighty challenge. Among myriad…

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NASA wants to send a life-detecting mission to Europa

A team of 21 scientists commissioned last summer to evaluate the feasibility of sending a lander to Europa has come up with a box-shaped, thin-legged concept spacecraft capable of drilling into the moon’s icy crust to search for life in…

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NASA’s new computer chip could survive three weeks on Venus

Despite actually being closer to us than Mars, Venus has gotten relatively little attention as a potential research target simply because the extremely hot conditions on the planet have been more than our current computer technology could handle for a…

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This incredible Martian volcano once erupted for 2 billion years

Earth volcanoes have nothing on their Martian counterparts, according to a new study published this month in the journal Science Advances which revealed that the Red Planet was once home to an eruption that lasted for more than 2 billion…