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Space Calendar 2017: Launches, Sky Events & More

4 hours 17 min ago
Here's a guide to the major astronomical events of the next year, as well as space launches and milestones for spacecrafts already in travel.
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Our Discovery of a Minor Planet Beyond Neptune Shows There May Not Be 'Planet Nine' After All

4 hours 32 min ago
One group is investigating four new moving objects found by members of the public to see if they are potential new solar system discoveries. As exciting as this is, researchers are also making discoveries that question the prospect of a ninth planet.
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Peggy Whitson Breaks US Record for Most Time in Space by an Astronaut

4 hours 52 min ago
Peggy Whitson has made space history. An astronaut currently onboard the International Space Station, Whitson broke the record for the most time in space by an American with more than 534 days over the course of her three long-duration missions.
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Flat NASA Budgets Pose Risk to Researchers

5 hours 2 min ago
The prospect of extended flat budgets for NASA has some scientists concerned that research funds could be raided to support other programs.
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Peggy Whitson’s Historic Records as a NASA Astronaut | Video

5 hours 42 min ago
Five of Whitson's fantastic achievements are listed here by NASA, which now includes most days in space by a NASA astronaut.
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US President Calls Space Station to Congratulate Peggy Whitson | Video

5 hours 48 min ago
The NASA astronaut broke the record for most time in Space by a NASA astronaut on April 24, 2017. Donald Trump called the International Space Station to congratulate her.
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Space Replay: President Trump Calls NASA Astronaut in Space

6 hours 38 min ago
At 10 a.m. EDT today (April 24), President Trump called NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson on the International Space Station to congratulate her for breaking the U.S. record for total time in space.
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Image of the Day

7 hours 2 min ago
Space station astronauts captured this stunning view of Europe by night as they flew 230 miles to km 230 miles (370 km) overhead on April 6. Also pictured is Canadarm2, a remote-controlled robotic arm that turns 16 today.
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Antarctica’s Growing Ice Shelf Crack Monitored From Space | Video

8 hours 27 min ago
ESA’s Sentinel-1 satellite has been capturing radar data of the massive crack in the Larsen-C ice shelf. When it calves,“ it will create one of the largest icebergs ever recorded,” according to the European Space Agency.
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Far-Out Films: NASA Footage to Star in Space Movie Competition

10 hours 17 min ago
Calling all filmmakers! NASA wants you to make a movie using the agency's own images and footage of space. Submissions are now open for the third annual CineSpace Short Film Competition.
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Mysteries of Crown-like Structures on Venus' Surface Unveiled in New Study

10 hours 18 min ago
On Venus, plumes of superheated rock from near the planet's core may rise up intermittently, destroy patches of the planet's surface and create unique crown-shaped geologic features called coronae, a new study finds.
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Proton Arc and Auroras Captured Above British Columbia | Time-Lapse Video

14 hours 43 min ago
Vanexus Photography captured a stunning view of a proton arc (white/grey line seen on the left) and the northern lights above Porteau Cove Provincial Park on May 8, 2016.
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An Aurora Called 'Steve'? Strange Sky Phenomenon Investigated

15 hours 42 min ago
Meet "Steve," a strange, new aurora feature discovered by citizen scientists and verified by the European Space Agency's (ESA) Swarm satellites.
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White House Calling! Astronaut Peggy Whitson Gets Congrats from President Trump & Ivanka

15 hours 47 min ago
NASA's superstar astronaut and International Space Station commander Peggy Whitson received a special long-distance call from the White House to congratulate her for breaking yet another record in space.
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3 Planet-Hunters Make Time's List of 100 Most Influential People

Sun, 23/04/2017 - 12:20pm
Planet-hunters Natalie Batalha, Michael Gillon and Guillem Anglada-Escudé have been named to Time magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people for their exoplanet research.
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Former Astronaut Leads March for Science in Los Angeles in Electric Hummer

Sun, 23/04/2017 - 12:00pm
Former NASA astronaut Garrett Reisman drove a battery-powered Hummer at the front of the March for Science satellite rally in Los Angeles yesterday (April 22), and discussed his concern for how well humans are taking care of spaceship Earth.
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How NASA Satellite Will Watch Earth Breathe from Space

Sun, 23/04/2017 - 12:00pm
Carbon is a building block of life on our planet. It is stored in reservoirs on Earth – in rocks, plants and soil – in the oceans, and in the atmosphere. And it cycles constantly between these reservoirs.
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In March for Science, Earth and Space Take Center Stage

Sun, 23/04/2017 - 5:38am
Thousands of scientists and science enthusiasts of all ages flooded the streets of Washington despite a drizzling rain Saturday (April 22) in a March for Science to show their support for the scientific work that has made modern life possible
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In Photos: The Best Space Signs from the 2017 March for Science

Sat, 22/04/2017 - 3:44pm
Scientists and science allies are gathering today (April 22) in Washington, D.C., and in hundreds of cities around the world, for the 2017 March for Science. Check out some of the best space signs and more from the demonstrations.
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The Most Amazing Space Photos This Week!

Sat, 22/04/2017 - 12:00pm
See the best photos on Space.com this week, including new views of Earth from space, a rare quadruple supernova, and Bart Simpson's face on Ceres.
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