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May 10, 2016

Ride along with Blue Origin’s rocket as it descends toward Earth

A new video from private spaceflight venture Blue Origin gives people a different perspective of the company’s New Shepard rocket returning to Earth from space. The […]
May 10, 2016

Watch SpaceX's reusable rocket land on a boat from three different angles

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket stuck another landing last week, making it three times now the reusable rocket has blasted off and arrived back safely on Earth. […]
May 9, 2016

Mercury Will Cross In Front Of The Sun In A Rare Event. Here's How To Watch

Stargazers, ready your (solar-filtered) telescopes: Mercury is about to pass directly across the sun for the first time in nearly a decade. The innermost planet of […]
May 8, 2016

Who’s Out There?—Getting Real About Astrobiology—A Review

Science News April 30, 2016 ran a series of four articles entitled “Special Report: In Search of Aliens.” It begins by listing popular fictional aliens, then quotes Enrico Fermi, who […]
May 6, 2016

SpaceX successfully lands its Falcon 9 rocket on a floating drone ship again

SpaceX successfully landed its Falcon 9 rocket on a drone ship at sea after launching it into space early Friday morning. It’s the third time the […]
May 5, 2016

CHINA AIMS FOR HUMANITY'S RETURN TO THE MOON IN THE 2030S

Lieutenant General Zhang Yulin, deputy commander of the manned space program, announced that China would land a man on the moon in the next 15-20 years. […]
May 4, 2016

Life on Mars Will Have a Harder Time Hiding from NASA’s New Rover

Go ahead and pencil in February 18, 2021 on your calendars, because that’s when NASA’s next Mars rover is due to land on the Martian surface. […]
May 4, 2016

SPACEX'S FALCON 9 SCHEDULED TO LAUNCH AGAIN ON THURSDAY MORNING

For the first time since its history-making takeoff and landing last month, SpaceX is launching again. On Thursday at 1:21 AM Eastern, the Falcon 9 is scheduled to […]
May 3, 2016

ALL THE HABITABLE PLANETS (OK, JUST THREE) ARE HANGING OUT AROUND THIS ULTRACOOL STAR

Ultracool stars are some of the hottest things in astronomy today. In a paper published today in Nature researchers announced that they had discovered not one, not two, but three […]