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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 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 6, 2019

Astronauts and Workplace Harassment

It can be hard to believe that discrimination and harassment are still significant matters in the workplace in this day and age, but they are. The […]
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 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 […]
December 30, 2018

Working in space doesn’t seem to shorten astronauts’ lives

Results suggest that radiation exposure in space might not lead to premature death for astronauts Space travel exposes astronauts to forms of radiation that are uncommon on […]
December 29, 2018

The mystery of the ISS hole just got even weirder

The hole came from the inside. One of the year’s biggest space stories just gets weirder and weirder. Earlier this week, a Russian cosmonaut who investigated the mysterious […]
December 28, 2018

The Apollo Moon Missions Did More Than Allow Man to Walk on the Moon

The Apollo moon missions captured the world’s imagination and expanded ideas about what was possible for humankind—but not many people know that this incredible space-age milestone […]