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September 20, 2017

Debunking Planet Nibiru: Another Doomsday is Coming!

Debunking Planet Nibiru: Another Doomsday is Coming! There’s a new Doomsday Conspiracy date looming ahead, and it bases itself on the mystical Planet Nibiru. Don’t worry, […]
September 19, 2017

Cassini is gone. What comes next?

Europa, the outer solar system, and a lot of questions. It sent back data until the last possible moment, struggling against the atmospheric forces that would […]
September 18, 2017

SpaceX Dragon Cargo Craft Splashes Down in Pacific Ocean

A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship returned to Earth yesterday (Sept. 17) after a nine-month stay at the International Space Station. At 10:16 a.m. EDT (1416 GMT), the Dragon […]
September 17, 2017

The History of the Orion Spacecraft

We’ve been regularly sending men and women into space since the Space Shuttle program began with the launch of STS-1 in 1981. While this was a […]
September 16, 2017

NASA’s Cassini probe has broken apart in Saturn’s atmosphere — ending its 20-year journey 14

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has been vaporized. The probe dove into Saturn’s upper atmosphere this morning, and NASA lost the vehicle’s signal at 7:55AM ET, indicating it […]
September 14, 2017

Who’s Out There–It’s a Puzzlement

There is a significant disagreement about where life most likely came to be on Earth: 1) in deep sea alkaline hydrothermal vents or 2) in drier […]
September 13, 2017

Three New Crew Members Arrive at International Space Station

After a six-hour flight, NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei, Joe Acaba and Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos arrived at the International Space Station at 10:55 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Sept. 12, where they […]
September 11, 2017

Cassini: Saturn probe to set up death plunge

The international Cassini probe at Saturn will execute the course correction on Monday that will put it on a path to destruction. The spacecraft is set […]
September 9, 2017

Virgin Galactic nearing powered SpaceShipTwo test flights

WASHINGTON — The chief executive of Virgin Galactic said Sept. 7 that the company’s second suborbital spaceplane was “at the edge” of beginning powered test flights, […]