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November 21, 2019

SpaceX Starship prototype blows its top

SpaceX’s Starship rocket prototype experienced a major failure during pressurisation testing on Wednesday. A video from the scene in Texas showed the top part of the […]
November 20, 2019

NASA Just Confirmed There Are Water Plumes Above The Surface of Jupiter’s Moon Europa

A team led by researchers out of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, has confirmed traces of water vapor above the surface of Jupiter’s […]
November 19, 2019

Mysterious Gravitational Wave Sparks Days-Long Hunt — But It Was Just a Glitch

Astronomers and physicists all over the world were disappointed. Thursday (Nov. 14) marked the end of a thrilling, mysterious and ultimately disappointing five days in astrophysics. […]
November 18, 2019

Whose Out There–Someone Needing Water?

In reading Summers’ and Trefils’ Smithonian book (2017) “Exoplanets,” I was struck by two of the authors’ observations: the abundance of water everywhere, and the absence […]
November 15, 2019

What Does Boeing’s Offer Mean for the Artemis Mission?

For the first time since Apollo 17 landed on the surface of our nearest celestial neighbor, the human race has turned its eyes toward the Moon. […]
November 15, 2019

50 Years Ago: NASA’s Apollo 12 Was Struck By Lightning Right After Launch … Twice!

The crew still successfully completed their mission and landed on the moon. Fifty years ago today, NASA’s Apollo 12 mission launched for the moon — and got struck twice […]
November 14, 2019

SpaceX tests Crew Dragon abort thrusters

WASHINGTON — SpaceX successfully tested Nov. 13 the thrusters used as part of the abort system for its Crew Dragon spacecraft, nearly seven months after a […]
November 13, 2019

The Curiosity rover detects oxygen behaving strangely on Mars

Since it landed in Gale Crater in 2012, the Curiosity rover has been studying the Martian surface beneath its wheels to learn more about the planet’s […]
November 12, 2019

Rare Mercury Transit, the Last Until 2032, Thrills Skywatchers Around the World

The tiny planet Mercury scooted across the sun’s face today (Nov. 11) for the last time until 2032, and skywatchers around the world had the chance to witness […]