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Newborn Star Gorges on a 'Space Hamburger,' Belching Spinning Jets

1 hour 19 min ago
Astronomers have observed the eating habits of a protostar — and like any youngster, it has an affinity for fast food.
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Here's Where Space.com Staffers Will View the 2017 Solar Eclipse

1 hour 19 min ago
Here's where the staff of Space.com will be viewing the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017, and the reasons why we selected our individual viewing sites.
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Watch SpaceX Rocket Re-Launch, Kicking Off Double Header

1 hour 20 min ago
After a slight delay, a used SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to make its second trip to space today (June 23) to orbit the first communications satellite for Bulgaria.
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Life on TRAPPIST-1 Planets? Rock-Swapping May Boost Odds

1 hour 22 min ago
The three potentially habitable Earth-size planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system may be even more promising abodes for life than scientists had thought.
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Today in Space! June 22, 2000: NASA Finds Evidence of Water on Mars

Thu, 22/06/2017 - 4:30pm
Find out what happened today in space on June 22, 2000 when NASA's Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft found evidence of present-day liquid water on Mars.
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Stratospheric Zinger! KFC Chicken Sandwich to Launch to Edge of Space Today

Thu, 22/06/2017 - 4:16pm
A Kentucky Fried Chicken sandwich is scheduled to travel into the stratosphere on Thursday (June 22) aboard one of World View Enterprise's Stratollite high-altitude balloon systems.
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Image of the Day

Thu, 22/06/2017 - 4:15pm
French astronaut Thomas Pesquet plays his saxophone in the Cupola observatory at the International Space Station. The instrument was delivered to the space station as a surprise birthday gift for the astronaut, who returned to Earth on June 2.
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Official: Ron Howard New Han Solo Director

Thu, 22/06/2017 - 3:38pm
One of Hollywood's top directors will step into helm Han Solo.
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American Indians in the Space Program to be Honored on 2019 US Dollar Coin

Thu, 22/06/2017 - 1:30pm
The United States Mint will honor the important roles that Native Americans have held in the U.S. space program with the issuance of a dollar coin in 2019.
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Pew Pew Pew! Why Scientists Are Fired Up About Futuristic Space Lasers

Thu, 22/06/2017 - 12:50pm
Lasers are helping scientists conduct highly precise measurements and observations on Earth, in orbit around our planet and in space.
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Chicken Sandwich Flight to Near-Space Delayed Again

Thu, 22/06/2017 - 12:50pm
A high-altitude balloon flight that would have carried a chicken sandwich to the edge of space has been delayed again, due to wind conditions on the ground.
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House Panel Takes First Step Towards Military "Space Corps"

Thu, 22/06/2017 - 11:30am
Lawmakers took the first step towards establishing a 'Space Corps' within the Air Force — similar to the way the Marine Corps functions in the Navy — by drafting legislation that would require the new organization to be set up by January 1, 2019.
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ESA Moves Forward on Gravitational Wave and Exoplanet Missions

Thu, 22/06/2017 - 11:00am
The European Space Agency has selected an ambitious space-based gravitational-wave observatory as its next large space science mission, scheduled for launch by 2034.
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Is It Time to Rethink How We Search for Alien Life?

Thu, 22/06/2017 - 10:57am
Intelligent, extraterrestrial life could be advanced in ways that would stymie efforts to find them.
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Astronomers Continue Search for Earth-Like Planets at Proxima Centauri and Other Stars (Video)

Thu, 22/06/2017 - 10:55am
Astronomers will set the sights of the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) 3.6-metre telescope at La Silla on nearby stars Proxima Centauri, Barnard's Star and Ross 154.
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Planet 10? Another Earth-Size World May Lurk in the Outer Solar System

Thu, 22/06/2017 - 7:57am
Another planet-size object may be orbiting beyond Pluto in the far, icy reaches of the solar system.
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Burning Mystery of the Sun's Plasma Jets May Finally Be Solved

Thu, 22/06/2017 - 6:08am
A new understanding of how jets of plasma explode from the surface of the sun could help scientists crack one of the biggest mysteries surrounding our nearest star.
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NASA Eyes Close-Up Mission to Uranus, Neptune

Thu, 22/06/2017 - 6:00am
New NASA mission ideas would investigate the gassy environments of Uranus and Neptune, two planets on the edge of the solar system that spacecraft have visited only once.
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Will August's Eclipse Be Most Watched Ever? Totally

Thu, 22/06/2017 - 5:05am
The total solar eclipse that will sweep across the U.S. on Aug. 21 may very well be the most-watched solar eclipse in history, NASA scientists said at a news briefing in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday (June 21).
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The Family Tree of Exoplanets Has Just Divided Into Two Branches

Wed, 21/06/2017 - 4:58pm
An analysis of nearly 3,500 known exoplanets shows that planets in our galaxy overwhelmingly fall into two groups.
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