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January 10, 2019

Canadian astronomers discover 2nd mysterious repeating fast radio burst

Signals come from halfway across the universe Out in the depths of space, there are radio signals that astronomers don’t understand. Now a Canadian research team […]
January 9, 2019

If Aliens Are Causing Weird Dimming of ‘Tabby’ Star,’ They Aren’t Using Lasers to Do It

The evidence for aliens around one of the weirdest stars in our galaxy — Boyajian’s star — is not looking promising. The star’s unusual dimming events have garnered […]
January 8, 2019

SpaceX’s ‘Starship’ Hopper Prototype Could Make 1st Test Flight in Weeks, Elon Musk Says

SpaceX could take its prototype Mars-colonizing spaceship out for a spin very soon. The flight-test version of SpaceX’s Starship vehicle could be ready to take its first short […]
January 7, 2019

Behold! SpaceX’s 1st Crew Dragon Spaceship Is On the Launchpad

The private spaceflight company SpaceX has moved its first Dragon spaceship designed for astronauts to the launchpad ahead of an uncrewed test flight that’s just weeks away. SpaceX […]
January 5, 2019

An Astronaut Accidentally Dialed 911 From the International Space Station

Astronauts, they’re just like us! To place an outside call from space, please first dial 9. As it turns out, the International Space Station is not […]
January 4, 2019

NASA’s New Horizons Promises a Treasure Trove of Data on Ultima Thule

It will take 20 months to receive all of the spacecraft’s data on the distant world, which could offer insights into the formation of our solar […]
January 3, 2019

See the first images from China’s Chang’e-4 voyage to the moon’s far side

Pink Floyd isn’t the only one singing about the dark side of the moon now–China is too. The country last night was able to successfully land […]
January 2, 2019

It’s official: NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has made history

Visiting the most distant object ever. It’s official: NASA’s New Horizons, which visited Pluto back in 2015, has successfully completed a flyby of 2014 MU69—the most distant object […]
January 1, 2019

New Horizons Spacecraft Makes New Year’s Day Flyby of Ultima Thule, the Farthest Rendezvous Ever

LAUREL, Md. — Wow, what a way to ring in the new year. As the world celebrated the start of 2019, scientists with NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft partied […]