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June 3, 2018

The next big discovery in astronomy? Scientists probably found it years ago – but they don’t know it yet

Earlier this year, astronomers stumbled upon a fascinating finding: Thousands of black holes likely exist near the center of our galaxy. The X-ray images that enabled this discovery weren’t […]
June 2, 2018

Arabsat Falcon Heavy mission slated for December-January timeframe

WASHINGTON — SpaceX’s first Falcon Heavy launch with a commercial satellite is scheduled to occur around the end of the year, according to customer Arabsat. The Riyadh, […]
June 1, 2018

Here’s What NASA’s ‘Toasty’ Camera Saw As It Melted After a SpaceX Launch

When a SpaceX rocket launches, it’s awesome. But when a SpaceX rocket launch sparks a brush fire that melts a NASA photographer’s camera, it goes viral. And […]
May 31, 2018

Extremely Large Telescope: The Biggest Eye on the Sky

In the mountains of Chile sits the site of what will become the largest optical telescope in the world. The Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) will have […]
May 30, 2018

Second SpaceShipTwo makes second powered test flight

WASHINGTON — Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo suborbital spaceplane performed a successful test flight May 29, bringing the company one step closer to realizing its long-delayed dreams of […]
May 29, 2018

Astronaut Don Peterson, made first shuttle spacewalk, dies at 84

Astronaut Donald Peterson, who trained for a classified military space station program before becoming one of the first people to spacewalk from the space shuttle, has […]
May 28, 2018

NASA’s Space AI Hunts Exoplanets, Not Humans — Yet

When it comes to artificial intelligence, NASA and other space agencies are nowhere near building a “Terminator” in space. So, you can rest easy — Arnold […]
May 27, 2018

Alan Bean, astronaut who walked on the moon, dies at 86

Alan Bean, a Navy test pilot and astronaut who walked on the moon and then spent two months aboard America’s first space station before leaving NASA […]
May 26, 2018

ISS crew schedules delay need for commercial crew

LOS ANGELES — New International Space Station crew assignments announced by NASA May 24 will give the agency a little additional schedule margin for getting commercial […]