SpaceX Targets June 1 Launch of Space Station Cargo Delivery Mission for NASA

SpaceX is targeting a June 1 blastoff for the firms next cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station (ISS) for NASA following today’s (May 28) successful test firing of the Falcon 9 booster’s main engines on the Florida Space Coast under sunny skies.
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How Far Away is Fusion? Unlocking the Power of the Sun

The Sun uses its enormous mass to crush hydrogen into fusion, releasing enormous energy. How long will it be until we’ve got this energy source for Earth?
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Star Should Have Gone Supernova, But it Imploded Into a Black Hole Instead

While viewing a massive star in the Fireworks Galaxy that was expected to go supernova, a team of astrophysicists instead found that it had formed a black hole.
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New Zealand’s First Rocket Launch to Space!

Earlier this week, the island nation of New Zealand made history with the first successful launch of a rocket from their soil. The rocket in question was Rocket Lab’s Electron prototype.
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Trump Proposes $19.1 Billion 2018 NASA Budget, Cuts Earth Science and Education

The Trump Administration has proposed a $19.1 Billion NASA budget request for Fiscal Year 2018, which amounts to a $0.5 Billion reduction compared to the recently enacted FY 2017 NASA Budget. Although it maintains many programs, the budget also specifies significant cuts and terminations to NASA’s Earth Science and manned Asteroid redirect mission as well as the complete elimination of the Education Office.
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The Columba Constellation

Located in the southern hemisphere is the small constellation of Columba, one of the 88 constellations currently recognized by the IAU.
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Atomic-scale imaging improves dating of planetary events

A new way to improve how we measure the age of planetary evolution in our solar system has been identified by a team of researchers. …

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Mouse Sperm Went to Space and Produced Healthy Mice

A team of Japanese researchers were able to fertilize mice embryos and produce a healthy litter of mice using frozen sperm that spent nine months in space.
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New Ideas for the Mysterious Tabby’s Star: a Gigantic Planet or a Planet With Rings

Tabby’s Star is dimming again, and two new studies have been released that offer new and interesting theories on what could be causing it.
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NASA Moves Up Mission to Metal Asteroid Psyche

I’m getting psyched for Psyche, which is both the name of an asteroid orbiting the sun between Mars and Jupiter and NASA’s mission to the asteroid. Part of the reason for this excitement comes from learning today that NASA has moved up the launch one year to 2022, with a planned arrival in the asteroid belt […]
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Extreme Jupiter weather and magnetic fields

New observations about the extreme conditions of Jupiter’s weather and magnetic fields by astronomers have contributed to the revelations and insights coming from the first close passes of Jupiter by NASA’s Juno mission. …

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Juno mission to Jupiter delivers first science results

NASA’s Juno mission is rewriting what scientists thought they knew about Jupiter specifically, and gas giants in general, according to a pair of Science papers released today. The Juno spacecraft has been in orbit around Jupiter since July 2016, passing within 3,000 miles of the equatorial cloudtops. …

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