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November 6, 2018

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Just Made Its First Close Pass by the Sun!

One of humanity’s newest spacecraft faced a harrowing test late Monday night (Nov. 5), darting just 15 million miles (24 million kilometers) of the surface of […]
November 5, 2018

A Deadly, Fast-Spreading Form of Super-Ice Could Be Killing Off Alien Life-Forms

There’s a new kind of ice. It forms at speeds of more than 1,000 mph (1,600 km/h), it lies deep beneath our feet, it could destroy […]
November 4, 2018

Starman and Tesla Roadster Have Shot Past Mars, SpaceX Says

SpaceX’s Starman and cherry red Tesla Roadster have traveled beyond Mars. SpaceX shared a diagram of the car once driven by the aerospace manufacturer’s CEO Elon […]
November 3, 2018

NASA astronauts will get to use this extraterrestrial supercomputer

Remember the old cautions to keep magnets away from your computer and use a surge protector? What about exposing it to cosmic rays for a year? […]
November 2, 2018

Astronomers Find Strong Evidence There is a Supermassive Black Hole at the Center of Our Galaxy

Astronomers watched as gas approached 30 percent the speed of light during the most detailed observation ever made of material orbiting so close to a black […]
November 1, 2018

Soyuz rocket: ‘Faulty sensor’ led to launch failure

A Russian Soyuz rocket capsule was forced to make an emergency landing shortly after launch last month because of a faulty sensor, investigators say. Russian officials […]
October 31, 2018

Virgin Orbit Shows off its “Launcher One”, a Rocket Carried by an Airplane

The commercial space sector is about to get a little more crowded. SpaceX and Blue Origin have created headlines with their ongoing development of reusable launch […]
October 30, 2018

NASA astronaut still baffled by removal from ISS mission

WASHINGTON — A NASA astronaut removed early this year from a mission to the International Space Station said Oct. 30 that she still doesn’t understand the […]
October 29, 2018

First Private Chinese Attempt to Launch Satellite Into Orbit Suffers Unspecified Failure

The craft that would have been the first private Chinese rocket to deliver a satellite into orbit around the Earth failed on Saturday, the Guardian reported, with […]