Surveillance Sat Set for Sunday Sunrise SpaceX Blastoff and Landing Apr. 30 – Watch Live

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – A classified surveillance for the nation’s spymasters is set for blastoff shortly after sunrise on Sunday, Apr. 30 by SpaceX in a space first by the firm founded by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk that also features a ground landing attempt by the booster.
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LEGO Apollo Saturn V: Tallest LEGO Ideas Set Ever Made

LEGO announced their new LEGO Apollo Saturn V rocket set for June 1, 2017. With 1969-pieces, it’ll be the tallest to come out of their Ideas community.
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TRAPPIST-1 System Ideal For Life Swapping

A new study of the TRAPPIST-1 system indicates that life-swapping may take place between the planets in its habitable zone, and quite often too!
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Pardon My Vomit: Zero G Ettiquette In the Age Of Space Tourism

With multiple commercial aerospace companies offering flights into space, to the Moon, and even beyond, would-be passengers are starting to train for the likelihood of “space sickness”.
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Hubble’s bright shining lizard star

The bright object seen in this Hubble image is a single and little-studied star named TYC 3203-450-1, located in the constellation of Lacerta (The Lizard). The star is much closer than the much more distant galaxy. …

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Solar system: New insights into ring system

Astronomers have modeled the two rings around Chariklo, the smallest body in the Solar System known to have rings. This is the first time an entire ring system has been simulated using realistic sizes for the ring particles. The simulation revealed that the ring particles are much smaller than predicted or that an undiscovered shepherd satellite around Chariklo is stabilizing the ring. …

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Breakthrough Listen Publishes First Analysis Of 692 Stars In ET Search

Breakthrough Listen, the most ambitious SETI program in history, just released an analysis of their first year of data, which contains 11 events that a high degree of significance.
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Intergalactic gas and ripples in the cosmic web

A team of astronomers has made the first measurements of small-scale ripples in primeval hydrogen gas using rare double quasars. …

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A Survivor’s Tale: Cassini Lives Through First Ring Dive

One down, twenty-one to go! The Cassini spacecraft survived the first dive through the narrow gap between Saturn and its rings, and is now back communicating with Earth. It was a long day for Cassini scientists and engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory while the spacecraft was out of contact for 20 hours during this […]
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Cassini spacecraft dives between Saturn and its rings

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is back in contact with Earth after its successful first-ever dive through the narrow gap between the planet Saturn and its rings on April 26, 2017. …

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Engineers investigate a simple, no-bake recipe to make bricks from Martian soil

Explorers planning to settle on Mars might be able to turn the planet’s soil into bricks without needing to use an oven or additional ingredients. Instead, they would need to apply pressure to compact the soil–the equivalent of a blow from a hammer. …

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