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May 24, 2017

NASA Declares ‘Victory’ With Critical ISS Spacewalk

American astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer conducted an emergency spacewalk to repair a failed piece of equipment that helps power the International Space Station. Two […]
May 23, 2017

Space Aggressors’ Train US Forces for Extraterrestrial Conflict

Elite military units are specializing in mock space warfare, as Russia and China develop anti-satellite weaponry. In a large, tin-roofed warehouse near Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, members […]
May 22, 2017

Astronauts to replace faulty electronics unit in unscheduled ISS spacewalk

WASHINGTON — NASA astronauts on the International Space Station will carry out an unplanned spacewalk May 23 to replace an electronics box that failed over the […]
May 21, 2017

Virgin Galactic says suborbital spaceflights are full until 2021

Virgin Galactic says its suborbital spaceflights are booked until 2021. Stephen Attenborough, commercial director of Virgin Galactic, said that anyone buying a ticket today for a […]
May 20, 2017

That weird ‘alien megastructure’ star is dimming again right now

ASTRONOMERS ARE SCRAMBLING TO TAKE MEASUREMENTS. In late 2015, astronomers noticed something absurd happening around a distant star. Something massive seemed to be blocking as much […]
May 19, 2017

Astronaut’s Time-Lapse Video Features Auroras and Brilliant Sunrise

French astronaut Thomas Pesquet caught stunning views of auroras and a sunrise over Earth from the International Space Station, woven into a new time-lapse video. “The first […]
May 18, 2017

Who’s Out There?—Star Chips? (and required reading for students of alife and exobiology)

When I first heard the idea I was appalled. Spend millions of dollars to pepper the vicinity of Proxima Centauri‘s planet with light-beam-propelled Starchips? Even if […]
May 17, 2017

‘Styrofoam’ Planet Discovery Will Help Us Find Habitable Planets and Alien Life

KELT-11b will help astronomers develop the best tools for assessing habitability or possible life on distant exoplanets. Since the largest exoplanets are the easiest to spot […]
May 16, 2017

Cosmic rays suggest dark matter is a self-annihilating WIMP

Two papers analyze new precision data from the AMS-02 instrument on the ISS. What happens when two dark matter particles collide? We don’t know the answer […]