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April 18, 2018

SpaceX to Launch NASA’s Exoplanet-Hunting Spacecraft Today: How to Watch Live

After a delay, SpaceX is winding up again to launch NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) today (April 18) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. […]
April 17, 2018

Who’s Out There?—Focusing On Complexity and Getting Going

It’s too easy to assume that life is inevitable, given a watery planet and a friendly warm sun. It took a while—millions of years (not billions […]
April 16, 2018

Did Scientists Find a Galaxy Lacking Dark Matter?

Looking up at the night sky is an amazing way to get in touch with the universe, but even though we can see stars, nebula and […]
April 14, 2018

SpaceX Rocket Is Ready to Launch NASA’s Next Planet-Hunting Telescope

SpaceX is gearing up to launch NASA’s next big exoplanet hunter on Monday (April 16), now that a successful test-fire of its Falcon 9 rocket is under the […]
April 13, 2018

NASA may fly crew into deep space sooner, but there’s a price

The Exploration Upper Stage seems nowhere near readiness. NASA will likely launch its first astronauts into deep space since the Apollo program on a less powerful […]
April 12, 2018

SpaceX wants to replace long-haul flights with rocket travel in the next 10 years

Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, is obsessed with flying to Mars. We know this, because he’s said his company will start testing space travel as early as next […]
April 11, 2018

NASA Just Dropped Its Most Detailed Video Tour of the Moon Yet

Thanks to the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, high-resolution imagery of our closest neighboring world is more accessible than ever. NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center has released a […]
April 10, 2018

Clandestine X-37B Space Plane Surpases 200 Days in Orbit

The US Air Force’s unpiloted and reusable craft is likely to be testing dual-use technologies that might be used in military operations, says one expert. The […]
April 9, 2018

Why Extraterrestrial Life May Be More Unlikely Than Scientists Thought

Phosphorus is an essential element for life — but that there was enough of it for life to start on Earth might just have been a […]