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January 30, 2019

Dark Energy Gets Weirder: Mysterious Force May Vary Over Time

Dark energy is apparently even more mysterious than astronomers had thought. Scientists first proposed the existence of this invisible force two decades ago, to explain the […]
January 29, 2019

The Benefits of Sending Your Child to Space Camp

Did you know that going to space camp could provide your child with lessons that they will use for the rest of their lives? It’s true. […]
January 28, 2019

Space Travel May Increase Astronauts’ Susceptibility to Cancer

Lengthy space missions such as a journey to Mars may take a serious toll on astronauts’ immune systems, a recent study suggests. Researchers analyzed blood samples from eight […]
January 27, 2019

How an Ancient Rock Carrying Earth’s Oldest Known Crystals Ended Up on the Moon

“Big Bertha,” a lunar rock that was picked up by Apollo 14 astronauts, originated on Earth 4.1 billion years ago, according to a new study. A […]
January 26, 2019

SpaceX Test Fires Rocket for 1st Crew Dragon Launch in February

SpaceX has fired up the rocket that will launch its first Dragon spacecraft built for astronauts on an uncrewed test flight next month. The Falcon 9 rocket […]
January 25, 2019

Branson expects commercial SpaceShipTwo flights to begin in mid-2019

WASHINGTON — The founder of Virgin Galactic says he now expects to fly on the company’s SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle around the middle of this year after […]
January 24, 2019

Changing How We Build Satellites Could Do More Than Reduce Space Junk

“Space is for everyone” is a popular saying, but it rarely holds true — partly because space is expensive, and partly because certain countries have decades of […]
January 23, 2019

A Step in the Right Direction: Solar Electric Propulsion (SEP)

As we all know, NASA plans to extend human presence across the solar system, including the Moon and Mars. To do that, it needs to shorten […]
January 22, 2019

Mysterious ‘Planet Nine’ Might Actually Be a Gigantic Disk of Space Objects

‘Planet Nine’ is thought to be 10 times larger than Earth, but what if it wasn’t a planet at all? The mysterious “Planet Nine,” which is […]