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August 24, 2016

China unveils 2020 Mars mission probe and rover

China has given the world a first glimpse of its design for the space probe and rover it plans to use in its first mission to Mars. […]
August 23, 2016

Modern Superheroes and Space: How comic book figures and cinema stars have sparked a new interest in space

With the Avengers age of Ultron, Ninja Turtles, Fantastic Four and other such movies catering to aliens and space, a new focus has been given to […]
August 23, 2016

NASA regains contact with long-silent solar science spacecraft

WASHINGTON — For the first time in nearly two years, NASA has made contact with a science spacecraft on the opposite side of the sun from […]
August 22, 2016

Aspiring Astronauts: 4 Best Degrees for a Shot at Working for NASA

If you want to work at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) one day, you should be aware of two things. The first is that […]
August 21, 2016

Finding Habitable Planets Is Even Harder Than We Thought

It doesn’t take a Carl Sagan-style tear-jerker to realize how unique and awesome our planet is (although it never hurts), but as astronomers ramp up the search for […]
August 20, 2016

NASA test fires former shuttle engine for 420 seconds

NASA put a former shuttle engine through its paces Thursday in a test tied to the development of the Space Launch System. The RS-25 engine, formerly […]
August 19, 2016

Mapping The Universe

After a number of observations and scientific articles signed by hundreds of physicists and astronomers, the first dark energy measurement was obtained, the mysterious energy that […]
August 19, 2016

Watch live as 2 astronauts install a 'parking spot' on the Space Station

On Friday, two astronauts will step outside of the International Space Station to go on a little walk in space to install what NASA has called […]
August 18, 2016

Star snapped before and after nova explosion

Astronomers have captured rare images of a tiny star before, during and after it exploded as a “classical nova“. In this type of binary system, a […]